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. – CEO
Kyle Kingsley, M.D, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Goodness Growth Holdings, a board-certified physician, serial entrepreneur, and inventor. Dr. Kingsley believes that cannabis-based products are a safer, less-addictive alternative to opioids, alcohol, and tobacco. Dr. Kingsley is focused on building the cannabis company of the future by bringing the best of medicine, engineering, and science to the cannabis industry.
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.
Christian Gonzalez – COO
Christian Gonzalez is the Chief Operating Officer, engineer, and manufacturing entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical and aerospace/defense manufacturing industries. Christian founded and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of a successful Medical Device/Aerospace component manufacturing company since 2008.
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.
Amber Shimpa – CAO
Amber Shimpa serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for Goodness Growth Holdings. From 2014 through 2019, Ms. Shimpa served as the Company’s CFO. As CAO, Ms. Shimpa will lead the company’s human resources and business administration teams and further drive the integration of people and culture for Vireo. She will work closely with Chief Executive Officer Kyle Kingsley to perpetuate Goodness Growth’s core values and culture.
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.
Eric Greenbaum – CSO
Eric Greenbaum is the Chief Science Officer of Goodness Growth Holdings and has an impressive combination of scientific and legal expertise. Eric began his career working on stem cell and gene therapies for neurometabolic diseases. After leaving academic science, Eric ran a boutique IP law firm where he crafted global patent strategies for biotech and pharmaceutical inventions. Eric received a Bachelor of Science from Emory University in neuroscience; a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania in pharmacology; and a JD from St. John’s University.
Harris Rabin – CMO
Harris Rabin is the Chief Marketing Officer of Goodness Growth Holdings. In this role, Rabin oversees marketing and brand building efforts. Rabin brings two decades of relevant experience, including executive leadership roles in the consumer healthcare and beverage alcohol industries. Rabin is an accomplished marketing leader with a proven and consistent track record. He recently served as Global Vice President of Marketing at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev), where he led brand building efforts for a multi-billion-dollar global portfolio of core beer brands.