Be A Part Of New Jersey's Cannabis Industry!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in New Jersey's cannabis industry?
This joint event presented by NJCBA and Stockton University will take you through what it takes to participate in this emerging industry, both in the Garden State and throughout the Northeast.

✔ Bring your resume! Speed interview with cannabis companies

✔ Hear directly from policymakers and business leaders

✔ Visit the expo featuring leading Northeast cannabis companies



Speaker Schedule


9 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Kathy Sedia – Executive Director, Stockton University Cannabis Studies Program
Scott Rudder – President, New Jersey CannaBusiness Association

9:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Senator Troy Singleton (D-7)

10 a.m.

Cannabis Cultivation
Joel Allcock, Director of Cultivation, Community Greenhouse

10:40 a.m.

Cannabis Medicine
Speaker to be announced

11:10 a.m.

Cannabis Medicine and the Role of Nurses
Ken Wolski, RN, President, Coalition for Medical Marijuana- NJ

12:10 p.m.

Lunch break


1 p.m.

Evolution of a Socially Conscious Cannabis Start-Up
Speakers: Amani Toomer, Co-founder, Community Greenhouse; NY Giants Ring of Honor Inductee & Super Bowl Champion
Todd Johnson, Co-founder, Community Greenhouse; Financial Research & Investment Executive and Youth Sports Coach

2 p.m.

Cannabis Labor Issues and UFCW Cannabis Apprenticeship Program
Hugh Giordano, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152

2:40 p.m.

Cannabis Industry Science Careers – Product Formulation, Plant Extraction and Manufacturing Quality Control Testing
Jennifer Worringer, Green Sea Quality Co.
Jason Thomas, Grassroots Collaboration Group

3:20 p.m.

Ancillary Jobs Panel
Gabi Haberfeld, IT4cannabis
Holly DeLorenzo, Hardenbergh Insurance Group


Speed Interview Schedule


Speed interviewing will be held all day in the Campus Center.
You can join the time slot which best fits your schedule:

10 a.m.-11 a.m.
11 a.m.- 12 noon
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m.- 4 p.m.

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Tap Into New Jersey's Talented Workforce!

✓ Participate as an interviewer during our speed interview sessions or exhibit to showcase your services.

✓ Interview eager New Jerseyans seeking new opportunities in the cannabis industry!

The deadline for employers and vendors to register is August 28th, 2019.


Meet The Speakers

Troy Singleton
New Jersey Senator (D-7)
Amani Toomer
Co-founder, Community Greenhouse; NY Giants Ring of Honor Inductee & Super Bowl Champion

Amani Toomer is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Community Greenhouse LLC, as well as an entrepreneur and current investor in two startups in the medical cannabis space in Colorado and Nevada. Toomer is a former NFL player and has a particular interest in cannabis’ application to brain related trauma, such as CTE, as well as cannabis’ ability to be a safer alternative to popular painkiller medications such as opioids.

Prior to his career in the cannabis space, Toomer played wide receiver for the New York Giants from 1996 until 2008, participating in two Super Bowl games during that time and winning in the 2007/2008 season, when the New York Giants defeated the previously unbeaten, New England Patriots. When he retired from the Giants he held all of the club’s receiving records. Toomer was inducted into the New York Giants' inaugural Ring of Honor in 2009. Toomer is a graduate of the University of Michigan and was a star athlete playing for the Michigan Wolverines football team during his college career, breaking the school’s single season receiving record in 1994. In addition to those impressive credentials, Toomer is a very active community member in Weehawken, NJ, where he enjoys coaching his daughter’s softball team and resides with his wife and three children.

Toomer is well-known for his activity in local communities throughout New Jersey and New York and served as an ambassador on a number of global missions. Some of the awards he is most proud of receiving include the United Way’s 2002 Man of the Year award, The Good Guy award in 1999, which he was awarded by tri-state media, as well as being a finalist for Home Depot’s Man of the Year award, which allowed him to donate a park to the Paterson school district. Toomer is currently a Board Member serving the United Way New York since 2010 and has been involved with USO missions for the United States Armed Services, the World Food Program, and Operation Smile. In 2010, Toomer participated in the New York City Marathon and raised $20,000 for New York Road Runners’ youth programs. He is very active with Bike 4 Chai, a camp for children with disabilities.

Ken Wolski, RN
Executive Director, Coalition for Medical Marijuana - NJ
Jennifer Worringer
Green Sea Quality Co.

Jenny Worringer is a molecular biologist with over a decade of experience in the quality control and assurance of pharmaceutical drug products. She provides the leadership and knowledge required to maintain cGMP regulatory compliance and maintains the highest level of inspection readiness at all times

Ms. Worringer earned her degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Connecticut.  She began her professional pharmaceutical career working with one of the largest global targeted oncology pipelines at the Eli Lilly subsidiary ImClone Systems, protecting patients through her work in the quality control laboratory environment.  

After an 8.5 year tenure with Lilly, during which the lab met the highest of professional standards, Ms. Worringer moved on to the PharMedium division of AmerisourceBergen to accept the challenge of creating a new federally mandated quality control batch release testing program; supporting the build out and implementation of the newly required quality control laboratory for their 503b compounding pharmacy locations in four states. There, she has implemented critical quality systems needed in large scale manufacturing facilities to maintain strict control over every aspect of the process in order to assure production of safe and effective products.  Her work resulted in the FDA and OSHA approvals of the lab at first inspection.

Ms. Worringer is an expert at creating and performing validation and routine testing programs involving various microbiological and analytical methods, on sample types ranging from raw materials all the way through to finished goods. She also has extensive experience writing, revising and maintaining the standard operating procedures governing all aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.

Joel Allcock
Director of Cultivation, Community Greenhouse

Mr. Allcock has been a licensed cultivator of cannabis in his native state of Rhode Island since 2006, where he was a licensed medical marijuana caregiver tasked with providing medical-grade cannabis for his registered patients. He has leadership experience in medical cannabis cultivation operations in Rhode Island and Delaware.

In 2012, Mr. Allcock's group was awarded a license to operate the first dispensary in Rhode Island, the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center. Mr. Allcock was instrumental in developing the plans for the project. He served as Director of Cultivation, as well as overseeing the harvesting, drying/curing, packaging, and manufacturing/processing and procurement departments. As part of his duties he was responsible for writing operation manuals and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for these departments. Mr. Allcock was also responsible for strain selection and cultivation of all medical cannabis grown on the premises. 

One of his proudest accomplishments while at the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center was establishing a pediatric patient program for minors afflicted with seizure disorders. This program was developed and implemented in conjunction with Dr. John Gaitanis of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I.

Mr. Allcock spearheaded a team to develop First State Compassion Center in Delaware, a 42,000 square foot vertically integrated medical marijuana dispensary tasked with providing cannabis based medications to all of that state's medical marijuana patients. Under Allcock’s leadership, First State provided 23 strains of cannabis in flower form as well as many other ingestion options including oils, tinctures, salves, lotions, capsules, vaporizer cartridges, dissolvable sublingual strips and other medicinal products.   

Hugh Giordano
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152

Hugh Giordano’s union interest was sparked when he was a student and employee of Philadelphia University in 2001. It was here that he helped lead two organizing campaigns to unionize the dining service employees at the school, and encouraged his adjunct professors to speak to the American Federation of Teachers in order to organize. At age 24, Hugh ran for State Representative in Pennsylvania, garnishing the most votes of any third party candidate in a three-way race.

Hugh became a member of UFCW Local 152 as a deli clerk at Brown’s ShopRite in Roxborough, Pennsylvania while he finished college in 2005. While working for Brown’s, he interned with both Local 1776 and Local 152. Today, Hugh is a Union Representative/Organizer for Local 152, meeting potential new members and encouraging unions across the tri-state region. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Philadelphia University and a Master’s degree in Legal and Ethical studies from the University of Baltimore.

Gabi Haberfeld

Gabi Haberfeld is the Co-Founder and President of Mahwah, N.J.-based Infoaxis, Inc., one of the leading managed and cloud service providers for businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area for the past 20 years. Estblished in 1999, Infoaxis has worked across many industries, but with extensive experience in healthcare and a specialty focus in cannabis. With security-first approach to business technology, HIPAA compliance has been paramount. This focus on regulatory and compliance needs led to the creation of IT4cannabis in 2018.  Focusing the company specifically on the cannabis industry, the company seeks to guide the new industry through data protection and prepare them for the federal regulations that they will need to uphold with further legalization.  Beginning with vertically-integrated licensees in Massachusetts, the company continues to build upon its foothold in the Northeast.

Gabi has his MBA from New York Institute of Technology and is a seasoned IT sales professional with over 25 years of industry experience. Gabis’ previous roles include professional services, and senior management positions at MicroAge, and AlphaNet Solutions before starting Infoaxis, Inc. and IT4cannabis.

Jason Thomas
Grassroots Collaboration Group

Rooted in patient safety and product quality, Jason Thomas aims to bridge the gap between the pharmaceutical and cannabis industries. As an established quality, compliance and technology professional with over 17 years of experience working in highly regulated environments across the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, Jason offers a unique blend of regulatory consulting services to business owners across all segments of the cannabis value chain.  With a specialized set of skills ranging from inspection readiness, quality control, risk management, and technology implementation, to merger/acquisition & SEC compliance, Jason works with his clients to help establish and maintain a strong state of regulatory compliance as this industry continues to mature and grow info a global economy.  

Todd Johnson
Co-founder, Community Greenhouse

Todd Johnson is the President and co-founder of Community Greenhouse LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. During the past 15 years, Johnson played an instrumental role in building one of the fastest growing financial service companies in NYC, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), from 40 employees and $10 million in revenue in 2002 to 1,800 employees and more than $300 million in revenue in 2017. In his time there, Todd led GLG’s Technology, Media and Telecommunication’s team and helped develop strategies to grow the business as it operated in the highly regulated and compliance-heavy finance industry. Johnson sees the emerging medical marijuana industry as an opportunity for diverse business owners to enmesh themselves in improving overall conditions in their neighborhoods through active participation, charitable giving, and providing employment opportunities.

Holly DeLorenzo
Hardenbergh Insurance Group
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