• Dr. Auerbach
    Dr. Auerbach Medical Director

    Dr. Michael Auerbach has held an active Maryland State Physician’s license since 1986 and currently practices at Auerbach Hematology-Oncology, located in Rosedale, Maryland. Dr. Auerbach has authored or co-authored over 125 publications during his extensive career as a healthcare professional and researcher. He is well versed in the latest medical cannabis research literature and strongly believes that medical cannabis is an effective, safe, and appropriate treatment for many patients suffering with debilitating medical conditions, such as cancer and chronic pain. As Chesacanna’s Medical Director, Dr. Auerbach will bring his decades of experience leading professional medical practices to our facility to ensure that qualifying patients and caregivers receive the best possible service from our facility.

  • Amy Spataro-Hoover
    Amy Spataro-Hoover Dispensary Director

    Amy Spataro-Hoover is a certified technician by the American Board of Pathology and has 28 years experience working in a hospital/trauma center caring for patients ranging from infants through elderly. During her employment in the hospital, she worked closely with physicians and nurses to help provide the best possible care for patients. As Chesacanna’s Dispensary Director, Amy will continue to use her knowledge of patient care and regulatory compliance to ensure that the dispensary agents are focused on our patients needs and safety, as well as providing the best most natural way to manage and improve their lives.

  • Michael Allred
    Michael Allred Security Director

    Mr. Michael Allred served as an officer of the Maryland State Police for 22 years and is the founder of Allred Security Group, LLC. Through his work in both law enforcement and private security, Mr. Allred has gained extensive experience handling crisis situations, making him and his team well equipped to lead the training of all dispensary agents on security protocols for emergency situations and standard operating procedures to prevent diversion and unauthorized activity on the dispensary premises. As Chesacanna’s Director of Security Mr. Allred ensures that all of our patients will be safe and protected during their time at our dispensary.

  • Kim Conner
    Kim Conner Director of Inventory Management

    Mr. Kim Conner is a registered pharmacist in the state of Maryland and an award-winning Clinical Specialist Pharmacist at John Hopkins Children Center. He is familiar with the academic literature around the science of medical cannabis and its therapeutic applications. As the Director of Inventory Management, Mr. Conner will be responsible for ensuring that dispensary agents understand the therapeutic benefits of each product available at Chesacanna and can speak from a place of knowledge on the beneficial and adverse effects of various cannabinoids. As a Maryland-licensed acupuncturist, Mr. Conner’s knowledge of this effective alternative medicine will provide another facet to Chesacanna’s Wellness Program.

  • Marc Spataro and Brenda Liscinsky
    Marc Spataro and Brenda Liscinsky Directors of Health and Fitness

    Marc Spataro and Brenda Liscinsky are a husband and wife team with a combined 30 plus years in the health and fitness industry. Marc owns and operates Fitnology Health and Human Performance and Brenda is the founder of BlisPilates both of which are located in Cockeysville, Maryland. As life long practitioners of a healthy lifestyle, Brenda and Marc are well versed in exercise protocols, nutrition counseling, supplementation, and creating programs that add longevity to their client’s lives. Their professional experience will lead Chesacanna’s mission of helping patients to experience a higher quality of life where mind, body, and soul are healthy, energized, and balanced.

  • Jessie Witkowski
    Jessie Witkowski Retail Manager

    Jessie is a life-long Maryland resident with extensive retail and customer service experience, allowing her to be the Retail Manager for Chesacanna. Working for one of the largest jewelry and gift stores in the state, Jessie developed substantial skills at managing, buying, and selling retail merchandise. Along with these attributes, she acquired the necessary customer service skills to help Chesacanna’s wellness store develop into one of the industries leading shops carrying a plethora of health and wellness items. Jessie is a practitioner of yoga, crystal energy, and a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys activities in the great outdoors and loves being an advocate to the new and upcoming medical cannabis industry.

  • Marisa Basignani
    Marisa Basignani Manager

    Marisa is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park and has worked in different service industries for years. While working as a restaurant manager for a large international hotel property, she managed the daily operations of 2 restaurants and room service for 700 rooms. She continues to work for her family’s winery business, Basignani, managing events and staff as well as developing protocols for excellent customer service.  She brings all of this experience to Chesacanna, helping staff to provide the best customer service experience possible. Decades of experience inregulated industries enables Marisa to manage daily operations and patient satisfaction while also ensuring compliance with all state regulations and laws.

  • Devin Holihan
    Devin Holihan Manager

    Devin’s professional cannabis career started several years ago in Oregon where he worked for multiple cultivation facilities as well as dispensaries.  The knowledge gained there followed him back to his native State of Maryland upon which he applied working in the new and upcoming medical cannabis industry.  As one of Chesacanna’s managers, Devin has helped to streamline the everyday processes making the dispensary extremely efficient and allowing significant growth to operations as well as the staff.  Devin is committed to helping patients achieve the HIGHest quality of life and educating people on how cannabis can benefit us, as individuals, and as a community.

  • Jessica Stellhorn
    Jessica Stellhorn Manager

    Jessica Stellhorn is a former Radiation Oncology Therapist who devoted her time working with doctors and physicists to plan and facilitate radiation treatments for cancer patients. She ventured into the cannabis industry to explore holistic options to alleviate physical and mental ailments of people suffering from various diseases. While working in the Oncology Department, Jessica has helped many patients navigate their way through trying times in order to improve their quality of life. As part of the Management team, she focuses on inventory management and making sure that Chesacanna has a wide variety of products readily available for our patients, as well as maintaining compliance and administrative needs. Jessica is dedicated to educating and guiding patients on their journey to wellness and she is able to do so with her extensive product knowledge.