NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2022 – PRESS RELEASE – Curaleaf Holdings Inc., a leading international provider of consumer cannabis products, announced the addition of two members to its board of directors, effective Dec. 31, 2022.
Michelle Bodner is a Wall Street-trained entrepreneur with expertise in operations, real estate and executive coaching. She has delivered advisory services to government agencies, banks, large corporations, nonprofits and early and mid-stage companies in multiple disciplines. In 2015, Bodner was engaged by Curaleaf (then Palliatech Inc.) as a consultant responsible for the company’s New York State license application. Since that time, Bodner has held multiple positions at Curaleaf including tenures as board member, first chief operating officer, and the president and CEO of Curaleaf’s New York and Florida operations. She is a member of the advisory board of Treehouse Global Ventures and was named one of the 2019 CBE Power Women in cannabis. Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Bodner’s former positions include COO of the New York City Opera, director of Project Development for the Empire State Development Corp., and strategic consultant for Women’s World Banking.
Shasheen Shah, CEO of Coherent Strategies Consulting and Coaching, is a leadership development coach and trusted adviser to global executives and organizations. He helps develop high-performance teams achieve successful business outcomes and navigate the personal challenges that go hand in hand with the journey. He has worked with executives from Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Tesla, ButcherBox, and LinkedIn, among others. He is the author of the Kid and the King: The Hidden Inner Struggle High Achievers Must Conquer to Reignite and Re-engage with Life. Shah holds a bachelor’s in philosophy from Colgate University and is presently a candidate for a master’s in clinical psychology from Antioch University.
“I am thrilled to welcome Michelle and Shasheen to the Curaleaf board of directors to deepen our bench and add talent to our board as we further develop governance,” Curaleaf Executive Chairman Boris Jordan said. “Michelle is a seasoned entrepreneur and savvy adviser in the financial services, government, real estate and cannabis spaces, and delivered impressive results for Curaleaf in our early days. She will be a valued and strategic voice as we move into our 2023 plan and beyond.
“Shasheen is a talented executive coach and progressive thinker who has delivered breakthrough results to global business leaders for 20 years. I know that his business insights, approach to leadership culture and unique perspective will be instrumental in guiding the board and our company forward in its next evolution of growth.”
Shah and Bodner were appointed by the board of directors to serve until the next annual general shareholders meeting of the company, at which the shareholders will vote on the constitution of the board of directors going forward. The company’s board of directors now consists of eight members. Shah joins the board as an independent director, which brings the total of independent directors on the board to four.