Jen Knaack is the Vice President of Compliance and Science at Cheef Holdings, a leader in CBD topical and ingestible products. She obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Southern California and is a certified Toxicological Chemist. After serving as a Senior Service Fellow at the CDC and a university professor, Dr. Jen entered the cannabis industry as a cannabis testing laboratory director and now manages regulatory compliance and the development of scientifically-driven hemp and CBD products. Her unique expertise in science and government regulations has made her invaluable in lobbying efforts to support cannabis and hemp from a scientific perspective. In addition to her lobbying and trade association advocacy, Dr. Jen also serves as an expert in human rights violations related to chemical terrorism and chemical exposures.
Adora Parker is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and has cultivated years of experience in life science, regulatory compliance, clinical research ethics, research compliance, conflicts of interest management, biosecurity, dynamic risk management, project management, and program development, among others. She began her career in a laboratory setting, where she quickly began developing a passion for safety, regulatory compliance, and process improvement. Adora transitioned into a career at an R1 university (Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)) where she led research compliance efforts for human subjects research, specializing in facilitating IND/IDE efforts, research misconduct management, and biosafety risk management. Adora followed her time at VCU with a new role in the private sector as Director of Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance at Dollar Tree/Family Dollar Stores. She presently manages FDA regulatory compliance programs for the Fortune 200 Company including over 15,000 retail locations, facilitates corporate sustainability activities, drives cross functional risk management projects. Adora holds a B.S. in Biotechnology and M.S. in Regulatory Science.