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Changing how mental health is treated

Wellbeing Digital Sciences exists to make breakthrough treatments more easily accessible and offer patients transformational experiences.

We operate medical clinics across North America to help our patients access plant-based medicines, psychedelics, and other forms of mental health care, all of which have the potential to heal them of their physical and/or emotional pain.

20%
In 2019, nearly 1 in 5 Americans were living with a mental illness or addiction problem.
20M
Almost 21 million Americans have a drug, tobacco, or alcohol addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment.
8.7%
1 of 13 Americans will develop PTSD at some point during their lifetime.

Leadership Team

Wellbeing Digital Sciences has compiled a well-rounded leadership team, with vast expertise across medical fields and capital markets.

Najla Guthrie

Chief Executive Officer

Najla Guthrie is revolutionizing the way we treat and talk about wellness. Her extensive list of accomplishments include founding KGK Science, publishing over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, becoming the CEO of Wellbeing Digital Sciences, and her research on the effects of citrus juices and their constituent flavonoids on breast cancer cells.

Najla is a global leader in the nutraceutical and emerging psychedelic industry with a focus on how the development of natural compounds can fundamentally change the way we treat and prevent mental illness. She continues to present and speak at a global level, lobby for the advancement of policy changes in the supplement and cannabis industries, and lead the team at Wellbeing Digital Science and KGK Science.

Steven Inglefield

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Inglefield has over 16 years of experience in the health and wellness sector in both private and public health. A serial entrepreneur and a Physiotherapist by training, Mr. Inglefield has successfully started, managed and exited multiple health companies including multidisciplinary health clinics, corporate wellness services, and personal training studios. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Rehab and Performance Ltd., a company exclusively catering to the rehabilitation of military veterans, active Canadian Armed Forces and first responders.  

Mr Inglefield is also the Chief Operating Officer of Angela Cote Inc. - a successful franchise consulting company focused on improving the performance of North American franchise systems

Joe Ramelli

Chief Financial Officer

Joe has nearly 30 years of experience in the public markets and Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical and Financial Services industries. He is a seasoned investor and consultant who specializes in business strategic planning and development, capital raising, talent acquisition, and corporate governance. Mr. Ramelli served as Interim CFO ValenzaBio, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, from its inception, where he established and grew all the finance functions of the company. During Joe’s tenure at ValenzaBio, the team closed a USD 15 million seed funding round and USD 70 million Series A subsequent round that was led by Fidelity Management & Research, LLC.

James Henning

Director

Mr. James Henning is a Chartered Accountant and the founder and president of Corpfinance Advisors Inc. since 1984. Mr. Henning has solid expertise and practical experience in evaluating businesses in a broad range of industries. He has assisted companies in financing, public offerings and restructuring. Areas of expertise include retail cannabis, manufacturing, telecommunications, software, biomedical, oil and gas services, and renewable energy industries. Mr. Henning has served as a Chief Financial Officer and director for a number of TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange listed companies over the past several years.

Brendan Purdy

Director

Mr. Purdy is a practicing securities lawyer focused on the resource, life sciences, and technology sectors. In his private practice, he has developed extensive experience with respect to public companies, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions fundamental to the Canadian junior equity markets. Prior to receiving his J.D. from the University of Ottawa, Mr. Purdy completed a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree from the University of Western Ontario, majoring in finance and administration. Mr. Purdy has served as director of several public companies.

Natasha Raey

Director

Ms. Raey is a serial entrepreneur and consultant whose current work is focused on the health care, cannabis and wellness industries. Ms. Raey has managed the planning and development of large-scale health centres in both Vancouver and Toronto. In 2017, she opened Cadence Health Centre, a team-based multidisciplinary health centre and pharmacy in downtown Toronto. In 2014, she co-founded SheTalks Global, an annual speaker series and conference showcasing influential women in diverse fields. Most recently, in 2019, Ms. Raey founded Bloom & Elix, an enterprise developing wellness and brain health supplements for women. She also serves as an independent business, marketing and public relations consultant for a number of social enterprises, public institutions and non-government organizations. Ms. Raey holds a masters of health administration from The University of British Columbia, and BSc, molecular biology and biochemistry (honours), from Simon Fraser University.

Steven Inglefield

Director

Mr. Inglefield has over 16 years of experience in the health and wellness sector in both private and public health. A serial entrepreneur and a Physiotherapist by training, Mr. Inglefield has successfully started, managed and exited multiple health companies including multidisciplinary health clinics, corporate wellness services, and personal training studios. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Rehab and Performance Ltd., a company exclusively catering to the rehabilitation of military veterans, active Canadian Armed Forces and first responders.  

Mr Inglefield is also the Chief Operating Officer of Angela Cote Inc. - a successful franchise consulting company focused on improving the performance of North American franchise systems

Dr. Corey Hilmas

Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Hilmas currently also serves as the Chief Regulatory Officer of the Company’s wholly owned  subsidiary, KGK Science Inc. He is a respected scientist, medical doctor, and former federal food regulator  in the United States (“US”). After having completed his medical degree and doctorate in toxicology,  working as a principal investigator for many years, and serving on behalf of the US government at the Food  and Drug Administration (“FDA”), Dr. Hilmas combines his unique medical and scientific skillset with  extensive U.S. regulatory training. He served as an New Dietary Ingredients notification reviewer and as a  branch chief within the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the FDA.  

In addition to working on enforcement matters related to supplement labeling, claims, good manufacturing  practices and fraud, he also served as an expert witness for the FDA and Department of Justice, resulting  in an FDA Award of Merit from former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. As a recognized  regulatory expert with intimate knowledge of the dietary supplement industry, Dr. Hilmas has made  significant contributions to building and shaping the regulatory landscape through drafting over 65  comments to multiple US federal and state agencies as well as global food health directorates on topics  ranging from soy to supplements and cannabidiol, to changing regulatory frameworks overseas.

Dr. Quang Henderson

Medical Advisory Member

Dr. Quang Henderson is the Founder and Medical Director of MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC. He is a licensed Board-Certified Emergency Physician with over 20 years of experience in utilizing ketamine. Dr. Henderson co-founded Neighbors Emergency Centers and previously served on its Board and as Medical Director for several of its facilities. He is passionate about making intravenous ketamine a viable option to those suffering with severe depression, bipolar depression, post traumatic stress disorder, psychiatric disorders and chronic pain. Quang attended Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in Biochemistry. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Henderson completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at UT Houston Health Science Center/Hermann Hospital. He currently also holds the position of Chairperson of Clinical Innovation Council for Ketamine One.

Dr. Dennis Filips

Medical Advisory Member

Dr. Dennis Filips is the principal founder and Chief Medical Officer of Innovative Trauma Care. Dr. Filips, a trauma surgeon, retired from the Canadian Forces after 20 years of service and completing tours in Afghanistan, Bosnia, and the Golan Heights. He completed an Executive MBA program at the Telfer School, University of Ottawa in May 2020. Dennis was an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the National Defense University in Washington DC where he taught Healthcare Industry Studies. He also worked as a general/trauma surgeon in Edmonton and Toronto and as a course director for Advanced Trauma Life Support and Tactical Medicine courses for the military and tactical police units. Dr. Filips completed a trauma fellowship at Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences in Toronto, Ontario in 2002, his general surgery residency at the University of Toronto in 2001 and medical school at Queen’s University in 1991.

Dr. Loree K. Sutton

Medical Advisory Member

Dr. Sutton is a lifelong public servant, physician and retired brigadier general who was the Army's highest ranking psychiatrist. She is the co-founder of Threshold GlobalWorks, LLC; the founding commissioner of  the NYC Department of Veterans' Services; and, in her current position as CEO, Veteran Services USA,  has devoted over 35 years of service and leadership to the nation and New York. Sutton's decorated military  career includes earning a Bronze Star for her actions in combat while deployed to Operation Desert Storm.  Selected as a White House Fellow, the nation's premier leadership program, and honored by the National  War College as a distinguished graduate, she also commanded the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at  Fort Hood, TX during the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom hostilities.

Serving as the founding director, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic  Brain Injury, Loree pioneered integrative approaches for building resilience, enhancing recovery and  fostering community reintegration. Spanning decades of service in the public and private sectors, her  visionary leadership has yielded transformational change which continues to improve the lives of veterans,  families, caregivers and survivors.

Dr. Michael Ho

Medical Advisory Member

Dr. Michael Ho serves as the director of Safe Sleep Anesthesia in Houston, Texas. He is also the course director of Anesthesiology Consultants in Houston, Texas, with an accumulation of over 20,000 hours of anesthesia instruction to his credit. Dr. Ho was Staff Physician at the University of Texas in the Department of Anesthesiology at Memorial-Hermann Hospital for 10 years and has over 20 years of teaching and working as an anesthesiologist. He has received many awards for excellence in teaching at the Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Ho graduated from Cornell University with B.A. in Biochemistry and went on to attain an M.D. at Washington University School of Medicine, with his postgraduate training in pediatrics and anesthesiology. Adding to his impressive resume of education, teaching, and medical practice of anesthesiology, Dr. Ho also has amassed 15 publications, 7 onsite courses and 17 webinars. 

Dr. Ravi Bains

Medical Advisory Member

Dr. Ravi Bains earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology prior to studying medicine in his home province at the University of Manitoba. He completed a psychiatric residency at Dalhousie University, where he went on to complete a fellowship in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. After graduating in 2006, Dr. Bains has practiced as an inpatient psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. He has developed a passion for promoting body/mind/spirit health, ‘deprescribing’ and working with trauma.

Acutely aware of the limits of conventional psychiatry, Ravi has also developed a strong interest in the potential of psychedelic medicines such as ketamine and psilocybin. He is currently CMO for Wayfound Mental Health Group as well as ATMA Journey Centers.

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