Curaleaf Holdings today announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors, Michelle Bodner and Shasheen Shah, effective December 31, 2022.
Michelle Bodner is a Wall Street-trained entrepreneur with expertise in operations, real estate and executive coaching. She has delivered advisory services to government agencies, banks, large corporations, non-profits and early and mid-stage companies in multiple disciplines. In 2015, Bodner was engaged by Curaleaf, Inc. (then, Palliatech, Inc.) as a consultant responsible for the company's New York State license application. Since that time, Bodner has held multiple positions at Curaleaf including tenures as board member, first chief operating officer, and the president and CEO of Curaleaf's New York and Florida operations.
Bodner is a member of the advisory board of Treehouse Global Ventures and was named one of the 2019 CBE Power Women in Cannabis. Prior to joining the cannabis industry, her former positions include chief operating officer of the New York City Opera, director of project development for the Empire State Development Corporation, and Strategic Consultant for Women's World Banking.
Shasheen Shah, CEO of Coherent Strategies Consulting and Coaching, is a leadership development coach and trusted advisor to global executives and organizations. He helps develop high-performance teams achieve successful business outcomes and navigate the personal challenges that go hand in hand with the journey. He has worked with executives from Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Tesla, ButcherBox and LinkedIn, among others. He is the author of "The Kid and the King: The Hidden Inner Struggle High Achievers Must Conquer to Reignite and Re-engage with Life." Shasheen holds a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University and is presently a candidate for a MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.
"I am thrilled to welcome Michelle and Shasheen to the Curaleaf board of directors to deepen our bench and add talent to our board, as we further develop governance. Michelle is a seasoned entrepreneur and savvy advisor in the financial services, government, real estate and cannabis spaces and delivered impressive results for Curaleaf in our early days. She will be a valued and strategic voice as we move into our 2023 plan and beyond," said Executive Chairman Boris Jordan. "Shasheen is a talented executive coach and progressive thinker who has delivered breakthrough results to global business leaders for 20 years. I know that his business insights, approach to leadership culture and unique perspective will be instrumental in guiding the board and our company forward in its next evolution of growth."
Shah and Bodner were appointed by the board of directors to serve until the next annual general shareholders meeting of the company, at which the shareholders will vote on the constitution of the board of directors going forward. The board now consists of eight members total. Shah joins the board as an independent director, which brings the total of independent directors on the board to four.