fleurish cannabis is for women
From our founder to those working on the farm, we are a diverse and female-focused team of leading
professionals, coming together to cultivate cannabis specifically designed for women.
Renée Ellison, Founder
Renée recognized the important female gap in the cannabis market while at Health Canada. She was a key member of Health Canada’s high-profile and high-priority Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) 'tiger team’, spearheading the development of Canada’s MMPR – the first set of federal regulations to commercialize the production and distribution of dried cannabis for medical purposes by a G8 country. In short, a trailblazer in the world of cannabis wellness. For her work on the MMPR, she was the recipient of a Government of Canada award of excellence. Renée has extensive experience in strategic communications and policy development, holding a degree in Political Science from York University and a diploma in Advertising and Marketing Communications Management (School of Business) from Sheridan College. As the founder of Fleurish, Renée is committed to a balanced and holistic approach to wellness, one she nurtures in her two daughters.
Carol-Ann Goffin - Documentation Control Specialist
Carol-Ann has made Documentation Control her career, starting way back in the early days of "Silicon Valley North". She has established, worked in, and managed Doc Control offices in various sized high tech companies, from start-ups to multi-national corporations, for more than 30 years. This background, combined with her meticulous attention to detail and exceptional proof-reading skills, helped her to make an easy transition into the heavily regulated medical cannabis industry, when she was hired by Tweed to establish and manage one of Canada's first MMPR Licensed Producer Documentation Control offices. Carol-Ann is committed to continuous improvement and the highest standards of quality; she is delighted to be a part of a female-focused company where she can really flourish and make a significant and valuable contribution.
Ian Hurda – Manager QA and Science
Ian brings experience with pharmaceutical quality control practices which has included quality control test development, validation, implementation, as well as evaluation and lot release of pharmaceutical biologics. Ian has also supported the implementation of quality management systems through planning, development and implementation of standard operating procedures and change controls to meet the requirements of ISO17025 accreditation in quality control laboratories. Ian attended Carleton University (BSc. Biochemistry & Biotechnology, business minor) and the University of Ottawa (MSc. Biochemistry).
Ralph Schipper – Operations Manager
Ralph has over 20 years experience working, planning and developing strategies and production planning for state of the art greenhouses with sales in excess of $30 million and a staff of over 200 employees. He has an excellent record in coordinating managers and leading in the planning and implementation of all aspects of growing and producing high quality and sustainable products for the marketplace.