MEET THE TEAM
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.
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.
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.
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.