Steve Przybyla is the President of Jushi Medical, leading the organization’s business activities in the industrial hemp space including the Nira CBD product line. Prior to joining Jushi, Mr. Przybyla served as COO and General Counsel of Dent Neurologic Institute. At Dent, Mr. Przybyla was instrumental in the formation, and now management of NeuroNet GPO. Partnered with McKesson Corporation, NeuroNet GPO was the nation’s first neurology-focused pharmaceutical group purchasing organization. Mr. Przybyla is also a nationwide leader on cannabinoid regulation, having advised the United States Congress, New York State and the Seneca Nation of Indians on effective regulation. Mr. Przybyla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Head of Operations
Evan joined us at Sound Wellness with several years of experience specifically in the medical cannabis industry, having worked for multiple of the nation’s highest profile cannabis companies in a variety of capacities. He specialized in the development of NYS dispensaries with patient care and accessibility as a priority. Evan then expanded his reach throughout the east coast managing the development and operations of medical cannabis dispensaries. Prior to entering the cannabis industry Evan spent several years in the corporate retail business development space as well as at a national non-profit. He cares for every consumer and for each community as a whole. Evan’s knowledge and expertise were vital in the launching of the Nira CBD Physician-Formulated product line as well as in the development of future products, operational processes and educational programs.
Director of Product Development
Christopher Gendron is the Director of Product Development of Jushi Medical, leading the creative and scientific direction of the NIRA brand. Previously, the VP of Product Development for Complete Nutrition; a leader in Sports Nutrition with over 200 retail locations. Mr. Gendron has also served as an independent consultant and speaker for companies in the supplement industry. Recently completing a guest lecturer series at Yale’s Tsai School of Innovation, on the topic of innovation and process development. Mr. Gendron holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Food Science from the University of Maine.