Mary Lynn Mathre, President, Board Of Directors
Founding Director, RN, MSN, CARN
Mary Lynn (ML) Mathre is the President and Co-founder of Patients Out of Time and the President and Founding member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA). Mary Lynn graduated from the College of St. Teresa In Winona, MN in 1975 and began her nursing career in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She earned her MS degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1985 and her thesis was on Marijuana Disclosure to Health Care Professionals. Originally a medical–surgical nurse, Ms. Mathre changed specialties in 1987 and has been a certified addictions registered nurse (CARN) since 1989. She began as the charge nurse on the Addiction Treatment Unit at the University of Virginia Health System, and later as the first Clinician 5 (expert level), she was the Addictions Consult Nurse for UVA Health System until 2002. She later was Exec. Dir. of an opioid dependence treatment center in Charlottesville.
She is the editor of Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological Overview of the Therapeutic Use of Marijuana (1997) and co-editor of Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science and Sociology (2002). Ms. Mathre served on the planning committee for Patients Out of Time’s national clinical cannabis conference series that began in 2000; has authored numerous papers and chapters on medical cannabis; authored several organizational resolutions supporting medical cannabis; is a co-host on two weekly radio programs on medical cannabis; testified before numerous state legislative committees; and has spoken on the topic of medical cannabis at numerous local, regional, national and international conferences.
Denis Petro M.D., Board Of Directors
Founding Director, Practicing Neurologist & Drug Researcher
Denis Petro, MD is a Founding Director of Patients Out of Time. Dr. Petro is a neurologist and has researched cannabis use for Multiple Sclerosis patients and has served as an expert witness for many cases concerning medical cannabis. Dr. Petro serves as a medical spokesperson and researcher for Patients Out of Time.
Dr. Petro is a board-certified neurologist with over 30 years experience in pharmaceutical research and development and medical practice. He began his post-residency career at the FDA and conducted the FDA Advisory meeting which defined the use of aspirin as primary prevention of stroke and advised Congress in writing the Orphan Drug Act of 1983. He conducted the first study of a cannabinoid (THC) in treatment of muscle spasms in spasticity, While working with the pharmaceutical industry, he developed a number of drugs for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, chronic pain, depression, cognitive impairment and seizure disorders. He testified in support of medicinal cannabis at the DEA Rescheduling Hearing in 1986 and consulted with the Institute of Medicine in preparation of the IOM report on Medical Marijuana in 1997. He has been recognized as an expert in neurology and pharmacology by both the state and federal court systems of the USA, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Dustin Sulak
Dr. Dustin Sulak is an integrative osteopathic physician and leader in the emerging field of cannabinoid medicine. His clinical practice focuses on treating refractory conditions in adults and children. Dr. Sulak is the founder of Integr8 Health, a medical practice in Maine that follows over 8,000 patients using medical cannabis, and Healer.com, a medical cannabis education resource. He is a passionate teacher of clinicians, patients and industry professionals, and sits on the board of directors of two nonprofits focused on cannabis education, The Society of Cannabis Clinicians and Patients Out of Time.
Melanie Dreher, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dean, School of Nursing, Rush University
By Melanie Dreher
From Dreher’s talk to students in the Sonoma State University course on Cannabis
as Medicine taught by Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD, May 2, 2018.
Brandon Wyatt, Esq
Wyatt Legal & Consulting, Fort Washington, MD
Attorney Brandon L. Wyatt Esq., a decorated army combat solider and disabled veteran, is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland. He received his Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. Continuing his commitment to his clients, Brandon is currently matriculating through the World Executive Masters of Business Administration program at the George Washington University – School of Business.
His activities have included delivering both State and Federal labor and employment representation, conducting investigations, writing Final Agency Decisions (FAD’s), facilitating contract negotiation & interpretation, small business and entrepreneurial development, real estate development & managment, ensuring compliance settlement/coordination within Federal District Court, DOJ, DC PERB, FLRA, NLRB, EEOC and providing representation at arbitration.
Outside of work he enjoys being actively engaged within his community and outdoor activities. He participates within the service activities of the Camp Hoop Heroes, Equal Rights Center, Wounded Warrior program, various Bar associations, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and is youth mentor for several sports & scholastic programs within the District of Columbia Metro. Attorney Wyatt embodies a commitment to service and an affinity for applying the law fairly to citizens to promote equity, fairness and fair dealing though out all aspects of the law.
Irvin Rosenfeld, Board Of Directors
IND Patient, Chronic Pain
Irvin Rosenfeld is a board member of Patients Out of Time. He’s the second patient of the Compassionate IND program. Rosenfeld receives about 11 ounces of medical cannabis every 3 weeks to help manage pain and inflammation from multiple congenital cartilaginous exostoses.
Rosenfeld is a spokesperson for Patients Out of Time and the author of “My Medicine, How I Convinced the U.S. Government To Provide My Marijuana and Helped Launch a National Movement”.
Michael Aldrich, Secretary, Board Of Directors
PhD., Founding Member
Michael Aldrich is a cannabis historian and the Secretary at Patients Out of Time. Aldrich is the author of the first Ph.D. dissertation on cannabis in the U.S., “Marijuana Myths & Folklore,” SUNY-Buffalo, 1970.
Aldrich founded the first college chapter of LEMAR at SUNY-Buffalo in 1967 and was co-founder of Amorphia from 1969-73, which sponsored the first California Marijuana Initiative in 1972. He was curator of the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Library from 1974-2002 and trained AIDS outreach workers from 1989-2001.
He was Executive Director of CHAMP 2001-2002 and co-founder of SPARC dispensary from 2010- present.
Michael Jay Green, Treasurer
Michael Jay Green serves of the Board of Patients Out of Time as its treasurer and on the membership, events & legal committees. He is also active as a member of the Board of the Academy of Cannabis Education and of Humanity 360.
Michael has a somewhat eclectic background: Viet Nam Navy Veteran; award winning Landscape Contractor (Kick Ass Cactus,Inc); Attorney at Law & Judge Pro Tempore (Tucson, Az), with a stint as Chief Trial Deputy in the Office of the Public Defender, American Samoa (at 139 pounds, not your typical Samoan attorney); as itinerant bookseller, working author events and crafting custom conference bookstores for conferences/symposiums nationwide since 1996; and is a certified yoga instructor, currently teaching in Charlottesville Virginia.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Arizona (B.A. in Eastern Studies, Cuma Sum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976,) and of the School of Law (1983). He attended high school in Phoenix, Arizona.
He also served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, on the Advisory Committee for the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Board of the Theodore Roosevelt Council, BSA, the Board of St. Joseph’s Hospital (Tucson, AZ);,as chair of PASAR, a drug & abuse umbrella organization sponsored by the Pima County AZ Superior Court System, as a founding member of the Tucson Citizens Police Advisory Board and as a Literacy volunteer, assisting in preparing individuals for their citizenship examination.
(And of course, Michael is an Eagle Scout, O.A. & earned the Ner Tamid, Jewish Scouting Award.)
Board of Directors Emeritus
Elvy Musikka, Board Of Directors
IND Patient, Glaucoma
Elvy Musikka is a strong advocate for medical cannabis and spokesperson for Patients Out of Time. Musikka is the longest living female IND Patient receiving 11 ounces of cannabis every month from the federal government