Our Team

Management Team

Steve Sadoff

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

15+ years of leadership experience across highly regulated industries with 100+ innovative product launches

Proven track record of growing sales, building brands, and leading product-development teams for Bacardi, Labatt, Novartis, and Jamieson Laboratories

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University

Darryl Hudson, PhD

Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Deep expertise in molecular biology, neuroscience and genetics in psychedelics

Prior to founding GoodCap, Darryl co-founded InPlanta Biotechnology Inc. and Pathways Rx, where he led the development and commercialization of proprietary plant genetics

PhD in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Guelph

Ralph Landau, PhD

Chief Science Officer

30+ years executive leadership in pharmaceutical R&D, manufacturing and operations

Sandoz, Novartis, Merck, Elan, Fougera, Cambrex

Led the commercialization of over 50 products covering a number of dosage forms, including Veregen, the first ever botanical drug approved by the FDA

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, from the University of Delaware

Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology

Andrew Williams, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

17+ years in the Pharma/Biotech sector as a Chief Financial Officer with extensive start-up, strategic, financial and operational experience

Was the COO & CFO of Cynapsus Therapeutics, a specialty CNS pharmaceutical company that developed Kynmobi®, a sublingual thin film strip for the treatment of OFF episodes associated with Parkinson’s disease

In October 2016, Cynapsus was acquired for $841 million by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

While serving as CFO, Cynapsus raised approximately $170 million via private and public offerings, including $90 million from the proceeds of a US Initial Public Offering and NASDAQ listing.

BAH Economics from Queen’s University and MBA from Ivey School of Business at Western University

Board of Directors

Rochelle Stenzler, BSc Phm,

ICD.D

Chair of Board

35+ years senior executive and board experience in Pharma/healthcare

Fmr. President/CEO Pharma Plus Drugmarts, Revlon Canada, TLC Laser Eye Centers and TouchLogic Corporation

Chair of Cynapsus Therapeutics which was acquired for $841million

Fmr. Director & Vice Chair of the Humber River Hospital

BScPhm, Pharmacy, University of Toronto

Theresa Matkovits, PhD

Director

20+ years experience as leader in global drug development and commercialization

Experience across multiple therapeutic areas including Endocrine Disorders, Anti-infectives, Antivirals, Central Nervous System Disorders (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Major Depression, Migraine, Anesthesia), Women’s Health, as well as a number of orphan indications

Board Director in private and public-sector companies

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Joseph Elliot, MSc, PhD

Director

More than 30 years as a serial entrepreneur and former venture capitalist

Broad experience pharmaceuticals, biologicals and vaccines in oncology and infectious diseases

Experienced in drug development, manufacturing, regulatory affairs (FDA, EMA, NICE, Health Canada, WHO and BfArM)

Held senior technical and international marketing positions with Pharmacia Canada Inc. (now Pfizer) and Connaught Laboratories Inc (now Sanofi-Pasteur Vaccines)

PhD in Medical Sciences from McMaster University

Carol Coughlin, MBA

Director, Chair of FAR Committee

20+ years experience as CFO specializing in healthcare

Experienced public company board leader, audit committee chair, and is highly skilled in corporate governance including board refreshment, strategic alternatives and M&A for growth and highly regulated companies

Loyola University in MD (MBA) and Towson University (BS Business), is a Board Leadership Fellow (NACD) and a Certified Public Accountant (active status)

Lorne Gertner

Director

Serial entrepreneur at the lead of emerging industries

Co-founder of Cynapsus Therapeutics which was acquired for $841 million

Co-founded and is the former chairman of PharmaCan Capital Corporation

Co-founder of the Tokyo Smoke brand which is now owned by Canopy Growth after a purchase in 2018

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto

Ted Chung

Director

Media entrepreneur and visionary with 20+ years of success in corporate branding and communication strategy advising some of the biggest global brands

Based in Los Angeles, he is the founder of a premiere diversity agency working with clients ranging from the largest streaming platforms & television studios to global consumer product goods brands

BA in Business from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Key Scientific Advisors

Robert Dantzer, PhD, DVM

Professor in the Department of Symptom Research in the Division of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

A pioneer in establishing the connection between depression and inflammation

Current research aims at understanding the role of inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathophysiology of depression and fatigue

Authored more than 550 original research papers, reviews and book chapters on stress, anxiety, neuropeptides, brain-immune interactions, and inflammation-associated depression

Charles B. Nemeroff, PhD, MD

Chair and professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin

Co-director of the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy

Directs the Institute for Early Life Adversity Research within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as part of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences

Former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and clinical director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Ken Croitoru, PhD, MD

Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he is a member of the Institute of Medical Science and secondarily appointed to the Department of Immunology

Gastroenterologist and internist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada with 35+ years of experience in medical practice, teaching, and research focused on gut inflammation

Worked extensively with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada where he helped to develop the IBD Research Institute, and is now a project leader of the GEM Project, a global clinical study coordinated out of the IBD research group at the Zane Cohen Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital

Thomas Laughren, MD

29 years of experience at the FDA including as Director for the Division of Psychiatry Products

Oversaw the review of all psychiatric drug development activities conducted under INDs and the review of all NDAs and supplements for new psychiatric drug claims

Cory Weissman, MD​

Head of Interventional Psychiatry at UC San Diego, focusing on the development of novel treatments, including psychedelic medicines, for patients with severe mental illness

Highly active in the field of psychedelic science, where he has published on psychedelic microdosing and led several studies investigating the potential use of psychedelics for suicidality

Former clinical and research fellow in brain stimulation at the University of Toronto