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Steering Committee and Working Groups

Colorado State legislation and funding for cannabis research at CSU-Pueblo led to the creation of an overall Steering Committee and three Working Groups. The Steering Committee meets every other Monday from 1-2:30pm in AM 119A. Each Working Group has representation from each college/school/unit.

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    Steering Committee

    • Rhonda Gonzales – Dean, Library Sciences
    • Sylvester Kalevela – Dean, College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies
    • Dave Lehmpuhl – Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
    • Bruce Raymond – Dean, Hasan School of Business
    • Neb Jaksic – Professor, Engineering Department, CSU-Pueblo
    • Jeff Smith – Professor, Biology Department, CSU-Pueblo
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    Journal of Cannabis Research/Conference Proceedings Working Group


    • Rhonda Gonzales, Chair – Working Group Chair and Dean, Library Sciences
    • Neb Jaksic – Representative, College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies
    • Abhay Shah – Representative, Hasan School of Business
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    Conference Program Planning Committee

    • Aidan Hampson  – Health Science Administrator, National Institute on Drug Abuse /NIH
    • Thorsten Rudroff – Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Human Physiology, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa
    • Linda Schutjer – Senior Legal Counsel, CSU System)
    • Zack Callahan – Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office Colorado State University
    • Brian Vanden Heuvel – Professor, Biology Department, CSU-Pueblo
    • Sang Park – ICR Senior Scientist / Research Liaison
    • Neb Jaksic – Professor, Engineering Department, CSU-Pueblo
    • Libby Stuyt – Medical Director Circle Program at Crossroads Turning Point Pueblo
    • Karen Yescavage – Professor, Psychology Department, CSU-Pueblo
    • Amy Uhernik – ICR Research Scientist
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    Conference Logistics Committee

    • Brian Vanden Heuvel – Working Group Co-Chair and Representative, College of Science and Mathematics
    • Sang Park – Working Group Co-Chair and Representative, Institute of Cannabis Research
    • Chad Kinney - Representative, Institute of Cannabis Research
    • Nicole Quartiero - Representative, Institute of Cannabis Research
    • Xiao Cui - Representative, Institute of Cannabis Research
    • Wendy Fairchild - Representative, Institute of Cannabis Research
    • Justin Goss – Representative, Hasan School of Business
    • Neb Jaksic – Representative, College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies
    • Karen Yescavage – Representative, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Kathryn Starkey – Representative, Extended Studies
    • Karole Campbell - Representative, Madwoman Marketing and Strategies 

Institute of Cannabis Research

Faculty and Staff

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