The team

bringing together the best and brightest minds

Geoff Korff, Founder & CEO of Galenas, knew immediately the importance of building a strong team in order to realize his dream of providing safe access to medical cannabis for patients in the Midwest. Meet the Galenas team!

Geoff
Geoff korff
Founder & CEO

Geoff has been an advocate for patient’s rights in Ohio for more then a decade. As an attorney he wrote some of the first language that was submitted to the Ohio attorney general to create a medical marijuana regulatory structure in the state. Geoff is broadly experienced and previously served as the president of a manufacturing business in Ohio. He brings a host of professional experience including operations management, quality control, sales and marketing, regulatory compliance, and product development. Geoff has numerous publications for technical papers, law reviews, and business articles. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Syracuse University’s College of Law.

Brady
Brady Ciancio
Director of Operations

Brady is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in operations consulting and management as well as sales, distribution, and logistics. He is responsible for overseeing all phases of operations at Galenas, from procurement to cultivation to post-processing to customer relations. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

Alex
Alexander M. Jones
Director of Cultivation

Alexander is an expert in the field of plant science, having previously worked in the areas of land management, indoor and outdoor horticulture, and plant biology and research. He has received numerous awards for his work, and his technical skills are extensive. He is extremely well versed in horticultural lighting and irrigation, elemental analysis, acid/base extraction, spectrophotometry, chemical hygiene, distillation, agricultural quality assurance, and plant inventory management. Alexander has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ohio University.

Mike
Michael Scheeser
PResident

Mike brings a wide array of industrial and manufacturing experience which includes operations management, quality control, supply chain, procurement, marketing, distribution, state, federal and DoD regulatory compliance. He has served as an executive leader across multiple Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, aerospace, defense and transportation sectors. His leadership experience, industry knowledge, engineering background, and functional expertise in operational excellence enable him to identify, evaluate and pursue the types of opportunities necessary for the development and expansion of the Galenas business.

Jon
John Sarraino
VP of Business DEvelopment & Supply Chain

Jon is an accomplished supply chain management executive who has developed and led large global teams for Fortune 500 companies across multiple sectors throughout his twenty year career including automotive, aerospace and steel. He also brings a significant amount of project management experience to the team, having served as an executive board member of a $1B dollar project that, at the time, represented the largest investment project in the eastern US. In addition, Jon is an accomplished sales and marketing leader.

Christinw
Christine Dejesus
Assistant Director of cultivation

Christine offers many years of significant organic farming experience, having directed the cultivation for Great Lakes Brewing Company's Pint Sized Farm. She has spent over a decade sharpening her skills in regenerative organic farming. Christine has donated extensive time in volunteer and professional capacities to multiple organizations working toward the reform of cannabis policy. She created the horticulture curriculum for the Cleveland School of Cannabis, where she spent the past year-and-a-half teaching students about the soil food web and plant biochemistry and physiology.

Will
Will fithian
Director of MArketing

Will brings 12 years of distinguished service in marketing, product development, business development, and brand design & development. He has spent time in various manufacturing settings, assisted in the introduction of several first-of-their-kind software products, and most recently served as the Marketing Lead for an Ohio based Credit Union. His knowledge and expertise in graphic arts, design aesthetic and overall brand identity ensure the delivery of a memorable patient experience for Galenas customers.

Liz
Elizabeth Hoyack
quality & Compliance manager

Elizabeth joined the Galenas team as the Quality & Compliance Manager in May of 2019. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Elizabeth has a diverse background; from Aerospace and Weapons CNC machining and quality control, a university education in Earth Sciences and paleontology, then further developing her true passion in agricultural work, with strong focuses in soil science. She has been an avid gardener for the last decade. She spent the last 3 year in Colorado where she was The Assistant Director of Colorado Product Services, currently the largest commercial cannabis cultivator on the western slope of Colorado. She has now returned to Ohio with knowledge to share and a drive to procure and assure the highest quality organic cannabis for her home state.

Melissa
MElissa Luman
Office Manager

Melissa holds a Certified Professional in Supply Management License from The Institute for Supply Management. She brings 15 years of supply chain, financial and costing experience to the Galenas team. She has managed supply chains with over $300 million in spend, as well as led teams to produce over $10 million in cost reduction and savings. Melissa was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and is deeply passionate about her community. She currently sits on the Women's United Committee as the Chair of Engagement. Through philanthropic endeavors, she hopes to lead the Galenas team in achieving their goals to enrich and improve our community impact.