Meet The Team
Partners & Associates
Glenn Mahone ~ Reed Smith
General Counsel - Investor
Glenn’s practice includes a wide range of business law subjects, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, rights and remedies of minority shareholders, corporate and partnership organization, reorganization and governance, radio broadcast property acquisition, commercial contracts, and public and private issuance of securities, including tax-exempt financing (including refunding). He has served as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and issuer’s counsel across a broad range of state and municipal authority transactions and has represented institutional investors and issuers in private placements. Glenn has represented major multinational corporations in the divestiture of business units and strategic structural reorganizations. Glenn’s clients include emerging entrepreneurial enterprises, professional corporations and individuals, and multinational corporations. He has provided advice to boards of directors of public companies, including special committees of independent directors in connection with major related party transactions.
Dr. William Hanson
Dr. William Hanson is a well-established grower in the industry with over 30 years of medical cannabis, commercial high-tech operations, manufacturing, engineering and intellectual property development experience. As a founding member of DS Growth Systems, an Oregon-based medical marijuana grow processor, he brings unmatched industry experience to Whole Plants. His knowledge in grow facility and productions operations management ensures success as he designs and oversees the retrofit of our facility and production.
Marc Little ~ Emery Construction Services
Mary Powell ~ Powell Law, PC
Powell Law, PC is certified as a small business that is woman and minority-owned and operated.
Powell Law, PC is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and specializes in intellectual property, public finance, real estate, and construction law. The firm strives to address the legal concerns of our clients through approaches that manage risks and to serve as trusted advisors and advocates. Offering services within core practice areas, we efficiently contribute to the growth footprint of our clients.
Founded in 1998, our attorneys are licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, and Texas. We have experienced patent attorneys. Powell Law is listed in the Municipal Marketplace Bond Buyer’s Red Book. We provide our clients with the benefit of our unique real estate and construction experience.
Michelle Brenner ~ Aspire Grant & Development
Community Impact Consultant
Michele R. Beener is the President of Aspire Grant & Development, LLC, a full-service Federal, State, and private grant research/management company. Aspire is a nationally certified diverse vendor, accredited by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Additionally, the firm is a certified Women-Owned Small Business, consistent with guidelines from the United States Business Administration. Michele specializes in business plan writing and development for nonprofit firms and public/private partnerships.
Nicholas Peffley ~ Director of Security & Emergency Coordinator
Yvonne Cook is president of the Highmark Foundation and responsible for the management and direction of the Foundation. For more than 30 years, Ms. Cook has volunteered her time and expertise by serving on many boards and committees. Ms. Cook has received numerous awards for service to the community including the leadership award in the area of Business & Industry by the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. She serves on the Board of Directors of Women for a Healthy Environment.
Jared Odrick is best known for his successful career in football as a former defensive end, having played professionally for the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars. A Lebanon native, Mr. Odrick graduated from Lebanon High School in 2005 and went on to play for Penn State where he was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. After his NFL career,
Subject Matter Experts
Dr. Sue Sisley
Dr. Susanne Sisley serves as a Medical Director for 11 medical cannabis license holders across the United States. She was recruited to organize Colorado State University’s Cannabis Center of Excellence, and is the lead author of “Why Marijuana is Critical for Research in Treating PTSD”. Dr. Sisley carries board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Neurology / Psychiatry. Her industry-specific medical expertise ensures the highest standards for safety and efficacy at Whole Plants.
Dr. Jahan Marcu
As our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Jahan Marcu brings world renowned and leading scientific knowledge, technology and practice to Whole Plants. Dr. Marcu received his PhD from Temple University for significant contributions to the study and structure of the CB1 receptor and role of the cannabinoid system in bone. He has held senior positions including Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Auditor with Americans for Safe Access (ASA), and also serves as a Board Member with the International Association for Cannabinoids. His work has been published in Forbes, Vice, Nature, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CannabisNow, Freedom Leaf Magazine, The Washington Post and more.
Link below to Youtube shoutout to Wholeplants and Terpenes