Our Leadership

An Experienced, Driven Team

Steve Beagle

Co-Founder &
Chief Executive Officer

Steven Beagle is a 35-year global pharmaceutical executive possessing unique leadership and diverse experience across Rx, generic, OTC, nutraceutical, food & beverage and cosmeceutical sectors. Steve’s greatest strength lies in strategic development and vision which he has gained in senior corporate roles within management, sales and marketing in the finished dose drug product and drug substance (API), CMO/CDMO, and manufacturing fields of regulated and non-regulated emerging pharma industry verticals.

Mr. Beagle has extensive international technical experience having previously worked in senior roles for companies based in India (Dr. Reddy’s & MSN), Germany (BASF), Holland (DSM), Switzerland (Rohner AG), Portugal (Hovione) and here in the US for American Cyanamid and Stiefel Labs now formally integrated into a UK company (GSK), to name a few.

Dr. Bryan Doner

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Doner received his undergraduate education at Denison University and completed a graduate program in Medical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He then completed his medical education at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, immediately followed by residency training in Emergency Medicine at Saint Vincent. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, a Certified Hyperbaric & Wound Care Specialist (CHWS), a (FAPWCA).

In addition to being the President/CEO of D&P Medical Group, Dr. Doner currently serves as Medical Co-Director of the Wound & Hyperbaric Center. An Arcview investor, MMJ nursery and dispensary minority owner and investor, Dr. Doner is certified to attest for Medical Marijuana in New York, and soon Pennsylvania and Ohio and has attended many symposiums and educational meetings regarding medical marijuana. He is also an advocate for Medical Marijuana as an investor in many areas and is especially interested in future research within this field.

Christina DiArcangelo

Head of Cannabinoid R&D

Christina DiArcangelo is CEO and Founder of Affinity Bio Partners, has forged a world-class reputation in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industry for the past 21-years.

In addition, Christina is the Founder, President of the Board and CEO of Affinity Patient Advocacy, which provides cancer patients with advocates at no charge and is very active in her local community. Recently, Christina developed with her partners an AI Cannabot, DRBot and started AI Health Outcomes.

Dr. Anish Dhanarajan

Sr. Advisor, Pharmaceutical Development

Pharmaceutical product expert with 15 years experience in large (GSK, Pfizer), mid-sized (CorePharma, Mallinckrodt) and small (WES Pharma, Vici) companies, ANDAs and 505(b)(2) formulation.

Specialist with 10 years technical management experience and 4 years as founder of a fast-growing pharmaceutical R&D company creating significant value for all stakeholders.

John Lynch

Co-Founder

John Lynch is a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded many companies over the tenure of his career. He has extensive expertise in corporate management, administration, capital markets as well as significant experience in corporate governance.

Over the past number of years, Mr. Lynch has been focused on the phytosciences in Canada. His latest successful endeavor was as cofounder of Cannabis Wheaton (now called Auxly: TSX – XLY.V), which soon after the release of itʼs IPO, impressively reached a market cap of over $1 Billion CAD. He initially made his mark in the global mining industry steering multiple companies again over the $1 Billion CAD market cap levels.

Today, John continues to aggressively redeploy capital in all aspects of the flourishing nascent cannabinoid industries from seed to sale. As an active board member, John imparts his expertise, network and business acumen to the Jabez team.

Dr. Leif Rogers

Senior Advisor, Jabez Wellness Inc.

Dr. Leif Rogers is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon behind some of Beverly Hillʼs most beautiful bodies. He is a pioneer in advanced breast reconstruction and head-to-toe body transformations and has over 15 years of experience.

The Ivy League graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons is head of a combined reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery institute in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, California. Being the Chief Medical Officer for Jabez gives him an opportunity to develop yet another new and groundbreaking tool in the struggle towards healthier, happier lives.

Melonie Kotchey

Senior Operations Advisor

Melonie Kotchey is a hands-on executive with expertise in premed, marketing, healthcare administration and startup creation of businesses and operations. Through strategic partnerships, drive, and determination, she builds a strong foundation for the successful integration of medical cannabis into mainstream society.

As a leader and self-sufficient innovator, Melonie is comfortable in any role from the executive boardroom to the floor. She is bold and tenacious known for strong strategic development. Melonie’s innate ability to build high-performance teams including her current strategically-selected executive and clinical management staff, has served as a growth catalyst putting Compassionate Certification Centers on the fast track to success.

Melonie was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 for her healthcare consulting company she founded in 2012. She has recently been featured in a variety of publications, including Leafy, Cannabis Business Times, The Tribune Review, and Marijuana.com and for founding with Dr. Bryan Doner and Dr. Keyur Patel, her most recent business start up, Compassionate Certification Centers.

Michael Hlavsa

Chief Financial Officer

44 years of executive & financial experience, has received designations of a CPA, certified internal auditor & chartered global management accountant.

Has been an officer and director of numerous publicly traded companies on the NYSE, NASDAQ and OTCBB exchanges.