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Industrial Cannabis Production Technology – Faculty Members

  • Prof. Alex Goldstein, CPP, CISSO

    In his 14 years of progressive experience servicing the Canadian public sector and private Security industries, most recently he worked with Led Threat Risk Assessments and suitability reviews, site audits, Standard Operating Procedure reviews, and site/design plan consulting for cannabis companies across Canada. Over the last few years, Alex has been closely working with many start-up and existing leading cannabis companies in terms of developing security plans, plant management systems and facility design.

  • Prof. Dr. AKM Abdul Hai

    Senior Scientist

    Dr. AKM Abdul Hai has many years of experience as a Product Development Scientist involving API Synthesis, Analytical Method, and Formulation Development. His extensive knowledge of processes of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical drug products supported his career in Canada and abroad. To name a few, he has been working as a Chief Scientist at Molesci & Matesci Inc, Scarborough and worked as Chief Scientific Officer with CMI Cosmetic, Toronto.

  • Prof. Rathi Param, Dean

    Rathi Param is the president/founder of the International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology (NACPT) and ValidationTech Inc. Rathi earned her B.Sc. in Chemistry from University Ottawa, MBA in Technology from the University of Phoenix and Post Graduate Pharmaceutical QA & QC Certification from SRN Institute. She is an innovative and creative leader with more than fifteen years of hands-on experience in many scientific industries (medical cannabis, medical devices, environmental, food, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical), complemented with fifteen years of corporate training experience. She possesses extensive expertise and knowledge of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Formulation, Validation, Technology Transfer, Manufacturing Technology, Process Improvements, Auditing, and Inspection. Currently, Rathi is also taking the role of Quality Assurance Person (QAP) consultant for Green Amber Canada (Cannabis Producer) and consultant roles for many new and existing cannabis companies in Canada. Beside these roles, she also developed the first ever ministry approved Cannabis Diploma programs in Canada. In addition, Rathi has been assisting medical cannabis companies in regards to the application process to become a Licensed Producer of Cannabis for Medical Purposes through Health Canada. In the past 15+ years, Rathi has held strategic management roles in major Canadian name brand/generic pharmaceutical companies. Validation Scientist at Patheon Inc., Validation Services Manager at Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto., Validation Specialist at CibaVision, Mississauga., Validation Quality Engineer (Consultant) at iPOC, Toronto, QA Director at CMAX Technologies, Validation Director at Canabox Inc., and Quality Assurance Person in charge at Green Amber Canada, Vancouver to name a few. Her interest in helping students , employers and professionals across the world to commence their careers in the cannabis, pharmaceutical and related industries was the motivation to launch the NACPT Pharma College, International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA) and Validation Tech, to provide hands-on training and create a platform to direct the pathway to successful recruitment by the pharmaceutical, cannabis and related companies.

    Dr. Kabali is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University who lectures a “Data Management and Biostatistics” course at NACPT. He acquired B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics and M.Sc.

  • Prof. Gavin Clark

    Managing Director of Delta Eight Pharmaceuticals

    Gavin Clark has a deep understanding of cannabis and the developing industry in Canada as well as internationally. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Political Science. As Managing Director of Delta Eight Pharmaceuticals, Gavin is involved in research and development work in medical and recreational cannabis. Gavin is currently working as an advisor to cannabis-based businesses including Newstrike and Up Cannabis.

  • Prof. Jonathan Fernandes

    President of Green Amber Canada

    Jonathan Fernandes is the founder and CEO of Green Amber Canada which focuses on cannabis cultivation, extraction, R&D and Sales. Jonathan Fernandes has been a cannabis activist for many years and has gained extensive knowledge regarding effective, efficient and safe cultivation of cannabis. He has also been involved with other aspects of the industry, including safe consumption and storage of cannabis. His experience working in a regulatory environment and Cannabis related experience are key when navigating through process and approvals.

  • Prof. Dr.Carlos Aragon

    Process Improvement Consultant at Sanofi Pasteur Ltd

    Dr. Carlos Aragon is a Manager in Process and Products at Sanofi Pasteur Limited, in Toronto. He has 15 years of experience working in research laboratories, pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry; research & development and Quality Control achieving results, improving new techniques, procedures and products with advanced scientific knowledge

Cannabis Quality Control and Quality Assurance – Faculty Members

  • Prof. Dr. AKM Abdul Hai

    Senior Scientist

    Dr. AKM Abdul Hai has many years of experience as a Product Development Scientist involving API Synthesis, Analytical Method, and Formulation Development. His extensive knowledge of processes of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical drug products supported his career in Canada and abroad. To name a few, he has been working as a Chief Scientist at Molesci & Matesci Inc, Scarborough and worked as Chief Scientific Officer with CMI Cosmetic, Toronto

  • Prof. Naheed Kausar

    M.Sc., QA Senior Manager from SGS

    With 20 years of quality control and quality assurance experience in pharmaceutical industry.Naheed Kausar joined North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology in 2013.She is heading the Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, GMP, GPP, GCP, GLP and GDP courses and teaching students to handle industry regulations with care.

  • Prof. Rathi Param, Dean

    Rathi Param is the president/founder of the International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology (NACPT) and ValidationTech Inc. Rathi earned her B.Sc. in Chemistry from University Ottawa, MBA in Technology from the University of Phoenix and Post Graduate Pharmaceutical QA & QC Certification from SRN Institute. She is an innovative and creative leader with more than fifteen years of hands-on experience in many scientific industries (medical cannabis, medical devices, environmental, food, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical), complemented with fifteen years of corporate training experience. She possesses extensive expertise and knowledge of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Formulation, Validation, Technology Transfer, Manufacturing Technology, Process Improvements, Auditing, and Inspection. Currently, Rathi is also taking the role of Quality Assurance Person (QAP) consultant for Green Amber Canada (Cannabis Producer) and consultant roles for many new and existing cannabis companies in Canada. Beside these roles, she also developed the first ever ministry approved Cannabis Diploma programs in Canada. In addition, Rathi has been assisting medical cannabis companies in regards to the application process to become a Licensed Producer of Cannabis for Medical Purposes through Health Canada. In the past 15+ years, Rathi has held strategic management roles in major Canadian name brand/generic pharmaceutical companies. Validation Scientist at Patheon Inc., Validation Services Manager at Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto., Validation Specialist at CibaVision, Mississauga., Validation Quality Engineer (Consultant) at iPOC, Toronto, QA Director at CMAX Technologies, Validation Director at Canabox Inc., and Quality Assurance Person in charge at Green Amber Canada, Vancouver to name a few. Her interest in helping students , employers and professionals across the world to commence their careers in the cannabis, pharmaceutical and related industries was the motivation to launch the NACPT Pharma College, International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA) and Validation Tech, to provide hands-on training and create a platform to direct the pathway to successful recruitment by the pharmaceutical, cannabis and related companies.

  • Prof. Gavin Clark

    Managing Director of Delta Eight Pharmaceuticals

    Gavin Clark has a deep understanding of cannabis and the developing industry in Canada as well as internationally. This includes the many beneficial properties of cannabis chemistry, their medical applications as well the legal framework regulating it in Canada. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Political Science. As Managing Director of Delta Eight Pharmaceuticals, Gavin is involved in research and development work in medical and recreational cannabis.

  • Prof. Dr.Carlos Aragon

    Process Improvement Consultant at Sanofi Pasteur Ltd

    Dr. Carlos Aragon is a Manager in Process and Products at Sanofi Pasteur Limited, in Toronto. He has 15 years of experience working in research laboratories, pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry; research & development and Quality Control achieving results, improving new techniques, procedures and products with advanced scientific knowledge.

  • Prof. Elena Cristache

    QA Manager

    Elena earned her Bachelor of Engineering Degree Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Cannabis Quality Assurance Certificate. Elena is a quality and results-driven professional with over 15 years of experience in Pharmaceutical and related industries, managing Quality Systems and training employees with leading pharmaceutical companies such as Apotex Corp., GERMIPHENE Corp and BAXTER CORPORATION.

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