About Our Staff

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DR. KAREN KORN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO
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Dr. Korn has been a teacher, researcher, and educational leader for over two decades. Her academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Cincinnati, DAAP, a master’s degree in Anthropology from Indiana University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from the University of Dayton. For the past five years, Dr. Korn has served as the academic head and curriculum designer for the School of Advertising Art/Modern College of Design in Kettering, Ohio, where multiple cohorts of graduates achieved 100% placement in their chosen professional fields.

In preparation for the launch of the medical cannabis program in Ohio, Dr. Korn completed training for the Patient Focused Certification Core Cannabis Training certificate, Patient Focused Care Verified Professional Curriculum certificate, Patient Focused Care Staff Training Program for Distribution Operations certificate, and the CCC Patient and Caregiver Education certificate from Americans for Safe Access. She also completed The Answer Page Medical Marijuana training for Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, and TMCI Global Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum in 2018. Previously, her education in medical cannabis came from travel and time spent in Colorado between 2012 and 2016. Dr. Korn’s ample experience in teaching and instructional design for subjects spanning from Sustainability Studies to Marketing make her uniquely qualified as an educator in Ohio’s medical cannabis industry.

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AUDRA SPARKS
MEDICAL CANNABIS DIRECTOR

Audra began her career as a State Medical Board of Ohio Certified Licensed Massage Therapist. After a serious hand injury outside of work left her unable to continue as a massage therapist, Audra enrolled at Bowling Green State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies. Inspired by her concern for the environment and sustainability, Audra earned a Masters Degree in environmental law and policy at the Vermont Law School. She and her husband started a model of urban farming and maintain a two-acre garden and a home-based mushroom growing operation. Much of the food they produce is sold at a local farmer’s markets and to local restaurants who support farm-to-table, as well as donated to food banks. Audra also works with her husband as the Creative Consultant for Buzzwad Multimedia, a website design company, and she works as a substitute teacher in local public schools.

Audra is a chronic pain sufferer and began researching the therapeutic uses of cannabis when the rumblings of a medical cannabis program began in Ohio in 2015. Now that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has become a reality, Audra has done considerable research on the topic and has earned several certifications in the field. She holds a Patient Focused Certification Core Cannabis Training certificate, Patient Focused Care Verified Professional Curriculum certificate, Patient Focused Care Staff Training Program for Distribution Operations certificate, and the CCC Patient and Caregiver Education certificate from Americans for Safe Access. She is also certified by Cannabis Training University and has completed the Cannabis Clinicians Society’s Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum.

Audra brings her experience as a public speaker and researcher, and her love of teaching, along with her vast knowledge of the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis to Leaf Medic.

Leaf Medic Digital Director David Sparks

DAVID SPARKS
DIGITAL DIRECTOR

David has a long history in digital communications and development. He has developed web sites for numerous businesses small and large alike, and been involved in digital development since the Mosaic browser was invented. His professional career began as a newspaper reporter, editor and photographer, before he moved into the interactive realm.

David is also the owner of a right/left brain. In addition to his journalism and technology experience, he fronted one of America’s most unique musical experiences, drexel, and has traveled the country entertaining through song and thought.

He has worked in education teaching and driving school buses, and served as as a president of Ohio Association of Public Schools Union Local #627, Dayton Public Schools.

David is a veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard, serving his country from 1987-95 as a member of a combat engineer battalion. He has run for public office once, garnering over 40% of the vote for Ohio State Representative in his first run for public office. He is a dynamic public speaker.

In addition to all of that, David operates Guided By Mushrooms, an urban farm specializing in growing gourmet mushrooms and mycological remediation.

David is in charge of technology for Leaf Medic, and helps deal with all problems and digitally related solutions.

Job Placement Assistance

Robin Ann Morris, CEO of Mary Jane Agency

ROBIN ANN MORRIS
CEO, MARYJANE AGENCY
Mary Jane Agency

Leaf Medic is proud to partner with MaryJane Agency to offer job placement assistance along with medical marijuana industry training.

Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, CEO Robin Ann Morris originally founded this organization in Denver, Colorado. Once Ohio became legalized, Robin decided to relocate back to her hometown in August 2016 with a vision to bring jobs to her community. She truly wants to make a difference and has already earned high marks with Ohio candidates for her desire to help them succeed in this exciting new market.

Robin’s experience in the Colorado Cannabis Industry has MaryJane Agency positioned to become THE Premier (and first) Staffing Agency located in Ohio to service the Cannabis Industry. She also created and currently owns several cannabis related websites, all of which has enabled her to gain a vast knowledge of the ever-changing cannabis industry.

Leaf Medic Advisory Board Members

Wendy Chorny, PT, DPT, ATC, MTC
Orion Physical Therapy

Wendy Chorny treats patients with a myriad of chronic pain conditions that could be improved with access to medical cannabis. Her expertise in treating patients with illnesses like Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, as well as injuries, enhances Leaf Medic’s understanding and approach to training in medical cannabis use for treatment of pain.

Suzanne Croteau, DO
Homeopathic Osteopathic Family Center
Patient Focus Medical Marijuana Physicians 

Suzanne Croteau is a seasoned medical doctor who has treated patients using a combined medical and complementary medical approach to healing for over 3 decades. She has received the appropriate training to be certified to recommend for medical cannabis patients in the state of Ohio, and has served as an essential medical content advisory resource for Leaf Medic.

Sheila Humphrey-Craig
Harm Reduction Ohio

Sheila is the Director for the Dayton chapter of Harm Reduction Ohio. She has watched the opioid epidemic bloom for seven years receiving a personal education through her own son’s struggle. Currently, she dispenses Fentanyl test strips targeting the drug using population. Through her work, she has encountered many patients who have used cannabis to assist with PAWS (post acute withdrawal symptoms). She advocates for the legalization and regulation of drugs of all kinds, in an attempt to save lives.

Tim Johnson
CEO at Cannabis Safety First

A seasoned law enforcement professional, and trained Peace Officer, Tim Johnson’s decades of experience engaging with drug policing and security lends crucial perspective to the development of Leaf Medic curriculum. Tim’s dedication to the development of Ohio’s medical cannabis program has consistently inspired Leaf Medic in the creation of their curriculum and programming.

Roy Rich
Law Enforcement

Roy Rich served for 35 years in law enforcement, and retired in 2009 at the rank of commander. Since the 1990’s he has served on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Police Credit Union. He ran for office in Ohio’s 7th Congressional District in 2016. Roy brings the valuable lens of law enforcement to Leaf Medic’s advisory board.

Kelly Schlotterbeck
Registered Respiratory Therapist –  Miami Valley Hospital

Kelly Schlotterbeck’s knowledge and experience in respiratory care affords Leaf Medic access to expert interpretations and understandings of various challenges that medical cannabis patients may face when incorporating cannabis medicine into their treatment protocols.