We are a diverse team of medical and business professionals, policy experts, community activists and patient advocates.
Maitri Medicinals is a locally owned and operated business backed by over 140 Southwestern Pennsylvanian residents who believe in the benefits of medical marijuana for improving the lives of patients in our state.
Corinne Ogrodnik, Chief Executive Officer + Cofounder
Ms. Ogrodnik, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, holds a Master’s of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Corinne has received national recognition for her research and serves as an Instructor at a Leadership Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She became a cannabis advocate after developing a chronic neurological condition. She is dedicated to helping others suffering from chronic medical conditions gain access to medical cannabis.
Joseph Vesely, Chief Operations Officer + Cofounder
Mr. Vesely, a lifelong resident of Southwestern PA, spent the last six years at the RAND Corporation, where he performed research and analysis on a variety of public policy related issues including military operations, healthcare and drug policy. He received a B.A. in Economics and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Joseph has been studying the cannabis industry for several years and briefed the former Drug Czar of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy on changing attitudes towards cannabis legalization. His work has been published in the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.
Jimil Wilson, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wilson, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, spent over 15 years in the banking industry, most recently leading the corporate trading and syndication group within PNC Capital markets, helping Fortune 500 companies raise capital through the public debt markets. During his time at PNC, Jimil developed and led several multimillion-dollar businesses. He earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and a BA in Economics from Washington & Jefferson College.
Kevin Robinson, Director of Data + Administration
Mr. Robinson is a scientist and business professional with over a decade of experience working in the nuclear safety, environmental remediation and healthcare industries. He recently helped launch a healthcare startup focused on using technology to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare genetic diseases where he applied his scientific training to business practices. Mr. Robinson specializes in regulatory compliance as it relates to business operations, data management and healthcare records. He holds a B.Phil. and M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh.