Numinus Appoints Multidisciplinary Global Leaders to its General Advisory Council
VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Recognized and respected leaders from technology, pharmacology, and health have joined Numinus Wellness Inc. ("Numinus" or the "Company") (TSXV: NUMI) as members of the Company's General Advisory Council. Drawing on experience across a broad range of specialities including psychedelic medicine, mental health advocacy, performance optimization, and digital healthcare, the multidisciplinary council will provide unique insight and guidance to support Numinus' mission of creating an ecosystem of health solutions centred on safe, evidence-based, accessible psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
"As we continue to develop new approaches and new ways of thinking about mental healthcare, diverse opinions and experiences will be key," says Payton Nyquvest, Numinus CEO. "Our council members bring a wealth of knowledge from each of their respective communities, and we're proud to be working with them to help address the universal desire to heal and be well."
Members of the advisory council include:
"I've spent my career focused on how psychedelic substances can supplement existing treatment options for mental healthcare," says Dennis McKenna, Ethnopharmacologist and Co-founder of the Heffter Research Institute, a US non-profit working closely with leading research groups including Johns Hopkins University to support psychedelic research. "I look forward to working with Numinus to advance the use of these substances in safe, controlled, therapeutic environments to treat mental health, addiction and trauma, as well as address the costs of unmet human potential."
Echoing McKenna's support, Pamela Hadfield states "Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, which is quickly becoming a reality, is the biggest mental healthcare disruptor of our generation. Similar to the coming-out party for cannabis, psychedelics are about to be accepted by the mainstream, but with an even greater, far-reaching, positive societal impact. I'm thrilled to support Numinus as a leader in the field with research backed initiatives, best business practices and their overall sense of purpose and integrity." Ben Nemtin adds, "With more and more people struggling with depression and anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I couldn't be more proud to support Numinus' mission to make psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies accessible to all."
Advisory Council Members
Dennis McKenna, Ethnopharmacologist, Co-founder of Heffter Research Institute, Founder of McKenna Academy
Jamie Wheal, Founder & Executive Director, The Flow Genome Project
Ben Nemtin, Co-founder, The Buried Life
Pamela Hadfield, Co-founder, HelloMD
Nichol Bradford, Executive Director, Transformative Technology Lab & CEO, Willow
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