Goodness Growth Holdings Leadership
Goodness Growth Holdings’ team of more than 500 employees, led by physicians, scientists, engineers, and cultivation experts, is focused on efficiency and the creation of best-in-class products while driving scientific innovation and developing meaningful intellectual property.
Kyle Kingsley, M.D. – Founder & Executive Chairman
Kyle Kingsley, M.D., is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Goodness Growth Holdings. Dr. Kingsley is a former emergency medicine physician and oversaw the implementation of the Vireo Health System in Minnesota and New York with the construction of state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities, twelve medical cannabis dispensaries, and the Company’s pharmaceutical and patient care center models. Dr. Kingsley is co-author of the book “Medical Cannabis Primer for Healthcare Providers”, written to elucidate objective medical cannabis knowledge in the medical community. Dr. Kingsley’s solitary goal is to make Vireo Health the safest, most reliable, and compassionate choice for the patients in all of the States in which the Company operates.
Josh Rosen – Interim CEO of Goodness Growth
Josh Rosen is the Interim CEO of Goodness Growth and has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since August 2021. Mr. Rosen is also a Managing Partner of Bengal Capital, a cannabis investment and advisory firm. Additionally, he was a director of 4Front Ventures Corporation, which he co-founded and served as Executive Chairman and CEO. Mr. Rosen has held positions at Credit Suisse, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., and is on the Board of Managers of Ninety Plus Coffee, LLC.
Amber Shimpa – President of Goodness Growth and CEO of Vireo Health of Minnesota
Amber Shimpa serves as President of Goodness Growth Holdings and CEO of subsidiary Vireo Health of Minnesota. Ms. Shimpa has been with the Company since 2014, initially as CFO and later as Chief Administrative Officer, before being promoted to Company President in 2023. Ms. Shimpa also spearheads Vireo’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and Diversity and Inclusion programs, serves on Vireo’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
John Heller – CFO
John Heller serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Vireo Health. As CFO, Mr. Heller works closely with CEO & Founder Kyle Kingsley, M.D., Vireo’s Board of Directors, and the entire Vireo team to help focus the company on profitable growth and operating efficiency. Mr. Heller joins Vireo after serving as Chief Financial Officer of Lift Brands since 2016. He also recently held senior executive positions at Life Time Fitness.
Michael Schroeder – General Counsel & CCO
Michael Schroeder serves as Goodness Growth Holdings’ General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Michael has been an attorney for almost 30 years. Michael has broad expertise in the law, including corporate structuring and transactions, securities, employment, contracts, real estate, capital markets, intellectual property, international trade, litigation management, dispute resolution, and administrative law.
Patrick Peters – EVP of Retail
Stephen Dahmer, M.D. – CMO
Dr. Stephen M. Dahmer is the Chief Medical Officer at Vireo Health and a board-certified family doctor whose passion for health and healing has taken him around the globe. A fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, for over a decade he has studied the relationships between plants and people, working closely with diverse cultures and documenting their uses of plants.