Georgia World Cannabis Conference Speakers

Dr. Janet Taylor

Dr. Janet is a Community Psychiatrist in Sarasota, Florida. She is on the frontline battling the emotional and economic impact of mental illness. She holds a M.D. from the University of Louisville, completed her psychiatric residency at New York Medical College and obtained an MPH from Columbia University “s Mailman School of Public Health in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She has a column in Family Circle Magazine, “Ask Dr. Janet”. Dr. Janet is also frequently featured on ABC “Good Morning America” and NBC “The Today Show” and CNN. She is a former host of the Discovery Health/OWN series, “Facing Trauma” and was the Guest Care Director for “The Jeremy Kyle Show”. She is a Medical Cannabis Educator & host of the podcast, “Sex, Lies & Medical Cannabis with Dr. Janet”

Jeanne Savelle

Retired from The Coca-Cola Company as an International Finance Director in 2016. Since retirement, Ms. Savelle started a copywriting business specializing in the wine industry and recently added the cannabis industry as an additional focus. She holds several wine certifications through Wine Scholar Guild and International Sommelier Guild and several cannabis certifications through Green Flower Media. She is a member of The Arcview Investor Network, part of The Arcview Group, a cannabis industry group. Ms. Savelle holds a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. She enjoys wine, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Swan Simpson

Founder and CEO of Canna Bistro, an Atlanta based cannabis company that produces organic CBD Oils and Edibles. She is the creator of the Women Who CANnabis Conference and the Publisher of the new Atlanta based Women Who Can Magazine. She is a self-taught Vegan & Vegetarian Chef for more than 30 years with a philosophy of letting food be your medicine. Her company’s vision is to lead the world to wellness by making CBD a sexy new superfood to be consumed and enjoyed every single day. Swan is an Activist for social equity in Georgia. And an advocate for medicinal marijuana over pharmaceuticals. She started her cannabis journey over 3 years ago while living in Las Vegas. And moved back to Georgia in 2017 after discovering the power of the plant

Dany Koe

Dany Koe is assistant vice president in Colliers’ Atlanta office and brings more than 6 years of experience in providing specialized real estate consulting solutions to corporate clients globally. His expertise in all aspects of tenant representation for office and office-flex leasing and sales allows him to deliver customized tactical and financial strategies to improve operating efficiency while increasing profit margin for his clients.

Monica Ricci

Monica Ricci founded Catalyst Organizing and began helping people create simple, joyful powerful lives in 1998. In those 20 years, Monica wrote for and was quoted in hundreds of print publications and served as a media spokesperson for Office Depot, Rubbermaid, JCPenney, Dymo, Chase, Beazer Homes and several others.

She has shared her expertise on countless local television and radio shows, podcasts, and in national media including Fox & Friends, CNN and HGTV. She also hosted her radio show, “Organization Nation,” from 2006 to 2008.

In 2016, she created Leaders Inspiring Leaders Success Panels to bring an engaging leadership-centered conversation to conferences and corporate events. Today, in addition to being a panel leader, she is a coach, helping people create a success mindset, clarify goals and priorities, and get serious about focusing on action. Through her coaching, she helps her clients create their own way forward.

Vernon Jones

Representative Vernon Jones currently serves in the Georgia House of Representatives (District 91). He has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the House Ethics Committee, and is a member of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversite Committee, Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications Committee, Human Relations & Aging Committee, Transportation Committee and a personal appointment by Governor Brian Kemp to the MARTOC Committee with oversight to the MARTA budget. He was the First African American CEO of DeKalb County (2001) and has served in the House of Representatives since 1993. Representative Jones is a Political Analyst and animal lover.

Dr. Felecia L. Dawson

Dr. Felecia L. Dawson is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology and integrative medicine. She is the founder of Women for Women, PC. She is the first physician in the State of Georgia, practicing obstetrics andgynecology, to be board certified in holistic medicine. She is a Clinical Instructor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine. She retired from obstetrics in 2008. Her areas of expertise include nutrition, detoxification, fibroids, menopause, and recurrent infections. In December 2016, Dr. Dawson closed her medical practice, Women for Women, to focus on advocating, educating and consulting on medical cannabis full time. She works with multiple grass root organizations to decriminalize this amazing plant that has been used for millennia by humans as food, medicine, fiber and more. Her ultimate goal is to help people see how much power they have in achieving optimal health in body, mind, and spirit.