All MMCM Board Members are part of the Legislative Committee
Jenna McDonald is the General Manager of Canna Care Docs, New England's largest network of Cannabis specialists. Jenna has many years experience in several different fields as a patient and advocate and brings a unique perspective and passion to the table with 17 clinics in 6 states and growing.
Matt Dubois is a Maine attorney who works to protect the rights of Maine medical marijuana patients, caregivers, and other members of the cannabis field. Matt is an advocate for clear laws and rules that caregivers and patients can follow without unnecessary risk of criminal liability or unlawful search and seizure. He represents clients in a variety of matters before Maine agencies and courts. Raised in Palmyra, Maine, Matt obtained his Bachelor's degree in English from SUNY Geneseo, where he met his fiancee, and his J.D. from Buffalo School of Law in 2013. He lives in Bangor.
Susan W Meehan
A 2012 graduate with a Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability from Goucher College (Maryland), Meehan brings to the table diligent research backed by a 1991 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Fairfield University (Connecticut). With a unique combination of the analytical and the humanities, Meehan has worked most of her adult life in some form of education. Meehan’s diverse skill set includes solid writing and communication abilities, research and analysis, negotiation and networking, and medical experience from an Emergency Medical Technician/Volunteer Firefighter background as well as perspective as the parent of a medically fragile child. A ten year employee of the Mohegan Tribal Government in Connecticut where she served as Cultural Outreach Specialist, Meehan retired in 2013 to move to Maine to legally access marijuana to save her daughter’s life. Cyndimae has Dravet Syndrome Epilepsy, a catastrophic form of epilepsy characterized by seizures that do not respond to typical medications. As of December 2015, for the first time in her life, Cyndimae has a virtually normal background EEG (brain waves). Additionally, using tinctures made from specific Maine-grown THCA/THC high strains, Cyndimae is having seizures once or twice a week instead of hundreds a day. Including all the various seizure types she has, Cyndimae’s seizures are over 99% reduced using cannabis. In 2014, Meehan started regularly contacting her state representatives and attending legislative hearings that involved marijuana. Meehan and her daughter have earned MMCM’s Patient Advocacy recognition for two consecutive years. Meehan feels strongly that this plant that has saved her daughter’s life should be a first line treatment for many diseases at a doctor’s and patient’s discretion. Additionally, Meehan deems it unconstitutional to restrict access to this plant thereby restricting people’s freedom of movement, their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Meehan’s long term goals include working toward federal de-scheduling and deregulation of this life-saving plant that was once the cornerstone of American pharmacopeia, early American farms, and many sustainable industries.
Thomas Falby is a graduate of Bates College. He attended Yale Divinity School for a year before deciding to help people in other ways. He taught english in South America before starting a service project company for high school students with trips to Western Samoa, Ecuador, Florida, and the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Tom contracted Lyme's Disease and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome which led him to cannabis. He became a patient and caregiver and attributes cannabis to the recovery of his health. As a former environmental educator at Nature's Classroom Tom focuses his growing techniques on sustainable organic practices. He has consulted with and attended conferences by internationally renown composting expert Elaine Ingham PhD. This technique emphasizes direct microscopy analysis of soil organisms and increased micro diversity in the garden as well as minimizing fertilizer runoff into the water table. Tom is the founder of The Maine Cannabis Film Festival which focuses on educating the public about cannabis and co-taught the organic growing class for MMCM from 2014 to 2015. He is a certified master technician from the American Boat and Yacht Council. He enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, surfing and sailing as well as cycling and skiing. He wishes he could hunt deer as well as his father in-law or fish lobsters and tuna as well as some of his friends, but those are dreams yet to be achieved. His current dream is achieving access to cannabis for all persons who can benefit from it.
We would like to introduce our newest Board Member...
Bridget Bagley, a lifelong Mainer, has worked in social service program administration and policy management for over 2 decades at the local, county and state levels. Bridget understands the importance of education and open-mindedness when opinions differ but the objective is similar. In her various capacities, she has advocated for personal rights and reasonable approaches to needed regulations to protect health and safety. Bridget studied education and art, and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from U. Maine at Farmington. Currently, Bridget works for the Department and Health and Human Services and she has recently joined MMCM to assist the organization with its efforts to preserve and expand safe access for patients choosing alternative medicine. As a cancer survivor, she offers her compassion and admiration for those who have battled for the medical program since the beginning. As a member of MMCM, she will offer her personal viewpoint, challenge conversations and support the mission of MMCM.