We’re Doing Something Completely New

Headshot of Canurta Co-Founder Akeem Gardner Akeem Gardner Founder & CEO

Meet Our Founder and CEO

Akeem believes that hemp is a real catalyst for change. He started growing hemp 5 years ago and launched our parent company Atlas365 to discover meaningful ways to disrupt industries that impact our wellbeing the most.

He’s on a path to launch a real, natural solution for inflammation to solve the world’s biggest health challenge – preventing and managing chronic disease effectively and safely.

Meet The Team

Proudly Black-owned and women-led, our team is driven, curious and forward-thinking, with broad industry experience including former senior leadership from Canopy Growth Corporation and GW Pharmaceuticals.

We want to create a healthier, active, and empowered future and lead by example.

Headshot of Canurta COO Pamela Kisun Pamela Kisun Chief Operating Officer
Headshot of Canurta CMO Shega Youngson Shega Youngson Chief Brand Officer
Ricardo Hewitt Chief Technology Officer
Dominic Poku-Aidoo Chief Information Officer
Headshot of Canurta Chief Science Officer Dr. Ethan Russo Dr. Ethan Russo, MD Senior Medical Advisor
José Casaretto Senior Technical Advisor
Kelly Boddington, PhD Research Associate
Eric Soubeyrand, PhD Research Associate
Neal Davies, PhD, RPh Principal Investigator
Headshot of Canurta Quality Assurance Manager Cameron Perry Cameron Parry Quality Assurance Manager
DJ Berisha Brand and Sustainability Coordinator
Jordan Chin Graphic Designer
Samantha Palloo HR Coordinator

Working With Top-Tier Partners From Day One

We push each other further. Each of our partners is committed to solving real-world problems for humans and our communities while advancing the therapeutic potential of hemp.

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Leading Canadian University known for their excellence in research and innovation including agri-food and veterinary medicine.

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Offer a robust suite of in vivo models and expertise in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical development while exceeding standards for animal welfare.

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Owners of a unique patent-pending extraction technology to optimize output efficiencies.

Bridge the gap between academic research and industry with highly experienced translational teams and capacity.

Dedicated to the commercialization of cannabis plant molecules that make them safer and better.

Hyperledger Iroha is designed to be simple and easy to incorporate into infrastructural or IoT projects requiring distributed ledger technology.