MEET THE TEAM

Executive Director—

Robin Schneider

Robin Schneider has more than 10 years’ experience advocating on cannabis issues. She is the former executive director of the National Patient Rights Association where she helped medical marijuana patients advocate for state laws that ensure safe access to medicine. Most recently, Robin served as the finance director for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the organization that led the 2018 Proposal 1 campaign to legalize adult use cannabis for Michigan adults 21 years and older.

Deputy Director—

Ida Pearl Lee

Ida spent 5 years advocating for safe access to medical cannabis in Michigan after she discovered it could provide relief to her daughter who was diagnosed with 1P36 Deletion Syndrome. As Deputy Director Ida is responsible for overseeing the associations daily operations, staffing, patient advocacy, as well as membership services and relations. Ida works with our membership to make sure they have the tools they need to ensure their patients are receiving the best possible care. For many, not having access to cannabis is life threatening and Ida knows first hand that every patient deserves the best quality of life possible.

Marketing Director—

Zariah Schneider

Zariah develops Advertising and Marketing strategies then implements them to shape the association standards. Content creation for web and print including distribution on social media accounts and micia.org. She oversees the associations monthly newsletter and digital communication. Event planning and designing for networking events, conferences and trade shows. As well as video production and promotional content for the MiCIA CannaCast. 

membership coordinator—

Kenzie Terpstra

Kenzie is currently a student at Michigan State University studying Political Science, and has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Muskegon Community College. As the Membership Coordinator, Kenzie connects with businesses and individuals seeking membership as well as keeping contact with current members. 

BOARD MEMBERS

Andrew Driver
Chair
Driven Grow

Mark Passerini
Vice Chair
Om of Medicine

Jeff Nemeth (Act Laboratories)

Jeff Nemeth ACT Laboratories

Linda Palmatier (The Spott)

Linda Palmatier
The Spott

Alvin Alosachi Green Genie

Alvin Alosachi
Green Genie

Sam Usman
PG Group

Anqunette Sarfoh (Chornaya)

Anqunette sarfoh
Qulture

Kevin Weyenberg (Lake Effect)

Jevin Weyenberg
Lake Effect

Jerry Millen
The Greenhouse of Walled Lake

Nick Agro
High Level Health

Calvin Johnson (Primitiv)

Calvin Johnson
Primitiv

George Lynch
green stem

LEGAL TEAM