Kristin Nevedal is the Director of the Patient Focused Certification Program. Before joining ASA she co-founded and served as Chairwoman of the Emerald Growers Association whose mission is to identify, promote, and protect the interests of our community and members by advocating for public policies that foster a healthy, sustainable and legal cannabis industry.  As chair of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Cannabis Committee’s Cultivation Working Group, Kristin assisted in the development of cannabis cultivation model regulations and best practices for agency consideration. Kristin is also an instructor at Oaksterdam University, teaching classes on environmental sustainability and Best Management Practices. Kristin’s broad policy and advocacy experience also includes serving as a board member for the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR), Californians to Regulate Medical Marijuana (CRMM), Americans for Safe Access’s Patient Focused Certification Program, and the 420 Archives.