Dina Rollman is the Founder and President of Illinois Women in Cannabis. She is also Chief Compliance Counsel for Green Thumb Industries, a multi-state operator of licensed marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries.
Ms. Rollman earned a B.A. from Oberlin College and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
Dina is passionate about helping women succeed in this new industry, and helping the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program succeed.
Vanessa Bachtell is a Director and Vice President of Illinois Women in Cannabis. Ms. Bachtell is a Principal at the law firm of Goldberg Kohn Ltd. and a member of the firm’s Corporate, Securities & Tax Group. Her work experience encompasses a wide range of commercial matters and counseling on an array of business issues and objectives. She is also a member of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association.
Ms. Bachtell received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A. in English, cum laude, from the University of Arizona.
Vanessa is committed to the growth and success of the medical cannabis industry, as well as the creation and promotion of opportunities for women in it.
Kirsten Velasco is a Director and Assistant Secretary of Illinois Women in Cannabis. Combining her entrepreneurial, business and customer service skills with public speaking and patient advocacy, Ms. Velasco provides the positive connection to the public that is fundamental for the acceptance and success of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program. Ms. Velasco created the first and second volunteer cannabis education campaign in Illinois and is regularly invited to present cannabis education seminars throughout the state. Kirsten continues to expand her knowledge of the ever-evolving science, biology, and laws concerning medical cannabis.
Kalee Hooghkirk is the Satellite Coordinator for Illinois Women in Cannabis. Ms. Hooghkirk is also the founder of Full Spektrum Services.
Ms. Hooghkirk joined Illinois Women in Cannabis to help promote opportunities for women across the cannabis industry.
Erin Alexander is a Director and Vice President of Illinois Women in Cannabis. Ms. Alexander is an attorney who brings over a decade of experience in the highly regulated gaming industry to the nascent Illinois medical cannabis industry. She is Secretary of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association.
Ms. Alexander received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science from Florida State University.
Erin is committed to ensuring that women have meaningful roles in the success of the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.
Carrie Armour is an Outreach Coordinator of Illinois Women in Cannabis. Ms. Armour is Founder of Armour Advocacy, LLC, a health care consulting firm focused on advancing the business and public policy goals of corporate and organizational clients through a comprehensive approach to advocacy management. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Armour was a senior legislative attorney for the American Medical Association and Assistant State's Attorney for Cook County.
Carrie received her law degree from Loyal University Chicago School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science and Government from Miami University of Ohio.