Mr. Dykstra is a master grower and has been involved in the landscaping and horticulture industry for over 30 years. As President of Dykstra Greenhouses, Mr. Dykstra has been involved in all aspects of greenhouse technology from building, growing, harvesting, and caring for plants. His family run business started with wholesale flowers and over time has transitioned to a fully integrated licensed cannabis producer. Mr. Dykstra brings to the Board of Indigenous Bloom Hemp Corp. a wealth of experience to strategically place the company in a position for success within the hemp industry.
Mr. Ash is an accomplished executive who served as a C-level executive for a variety of high profile, international companies including; Israel Export Development Corporation (1992- 1999), CITA Americas (1994-1996), BioCard Corp. (1996-2004), IEDC Marketing and Abrams, and Ash & Associates (1990-1992). Additionally, in 1987, Mr. Ash founded an interest-free microloan society that has provided more than $15 million in microloans throughout the United States and Israel. Mr. Ash currently serves as the Chairman of Claridge Management (2010- present), a private finance company, as well as he sits as a director on a number of boards both domestically and Internationally. Mr. Ash is also the only non-UK citizen serving on the Advisory Board of the E2Exchange (2012), the Institute of Entrepreneurs. Mr. Ash is an active member of multiple non-profit charitable organizations including One Laptop Per Child (2014) and Circle of Life Resource Center, Inc. (2016), a food bank in Miami, Florida that feeds hundreds of families per week. Mr. Ash earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with Honors in Accounting and Law from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) (1983) and a Bachelor of Accounting Honors degree from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) (1984).
Ms Blady is the former Manitoba Health Minister, the founder of Speak Up: Mental Health Advocates and Sharon Blady & Associates, sharing her insight as a keynote speaker and consultant. As Health Minister, Ms Blady oversaw a $6B budget, worked with stakeholders, departments, and front-line healthcare providers demonstrating interpersonal and systems analysis competencies, and agility in addressing issues management and strategic planning. Ms Blady advanced progressive policy changes in a variety of healthcare sectors, including mental health and the expanded use of cannabis in preparation for legalization. In her previous role as Minister of Healthy Living, Ms Blady focused on community collaboration in expanding preventative programs, establishing AFFIRM food security in Northern Manitoba, and supporting grassroots mental health organizations. Before being promoted into Cabinet, Ms Blady crafted two pieces of first-in-Canada human rights legislation. Ms Blady began her career as an academic, with interdisciplinary competencies driving her graduate research for her MA and PhD. In addition to her role on the Veritas Pharma Board of Directors, Ms Blady serves on a variety of volunteer boards in the health sector.
Mr. Roseborough is currently the Chairman and CEO of Indigenous Bloom Hemp Corp. (CSE: IBH). Mr. Roseborough acted as the Lead Executive for the start-up of Dow Corning’s $1.2 billion semiconductor plant in Clarksville, Tennessee. Prior to Dow, between 2007 and 2010, Mr. Roseborough was a director of EPOD Solar Inc. He also held numerous management positions over his tenure at EPOD ultimately acting as the President of EPOD in 2008. Additionally, from 1992 to 2003, at Belkorp Industries Inc. he acted as the Vice President of Manufacturing, having direct responsibility for the operations of three pulp and paper mills and the Mohawk Lubricants oil refinery. These operations had collectively over 350 employees and produced over $300 million in annual revenues. Between 1999 and 2003, Mr. Roseborough also held the position of President and CEO of Bluewater Fiber in Port Huron, Michigan (on behalf of owners Merrill Lynch and Cerberus Capital Partners), which was a large scale recycle pulp mill. Mr. Roseborough has completed the NAIT Power Engineering program and holds a current Commercial Pilot’s license.
Mr. McFadden is an experienced accounting and finance professional and holds numerous professional designations. He is currently Senior Partner at McFadden, Buttar & Associates CPAs Inc. He was formerly a senior manager at KPMG specializing in mergers and acquisitions and tax in Toronto. He has also taught Business and Accounting courses at the Okanagan University College.
Mr. McFadden holds a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Commerce with honors from University of Windsor and became a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 1983. Additionally, he obtained his Master in Business Administration (MBA) in International Finance and Accounting in 1981.