Management Team

Marco Alfonsi | Chief Executive Officer | Director - Cabiola - Premier provider of high-quality Cannabidiol (Hemp) based products
Marco Alfonsi | CEO  | Director 

Marco Alfonsi has been a financial service professional for over 20 years. Throughout his career, Mr. Alfonsi was directly and indirectly involved in raising over $100 million dollars for small and medium sized business. Prior to his involvement in the financial services industry, Mr. Alfonsi has owned, operated, financed and sold several businesses. Mr. Alfonsi successfully started and managed two companies (ExecuteDirect.com, and Bakers Express of New York, Inc.), and held senior management positions with a number of financial institutions including Global American Investments, Clark Street Capital, and Basic Investors.

 

 

 

Stanley L. Teeple | CFO | Director
Stanley L. Teeple | CFO  | Director 

Mr. Teeple was engaged from 2017-2018 with Solis Tek, Inc. (OTCQB:SLTK) a California based publicly traded corporation as Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary , and Chief Compliance Officer. Solis Tek, Inc. a NV Corporation, is a developer of lighting and nutrient products, and most recently in cultivation and processing for the cannabis industry. Previously, from 2015-2016 Mr. Teeple was Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for Zonzia Media, Inc. (OTC:ZONX), a provider of streaming video and content to cable subscribers and hotel networks throughout the eastern US. From 2008 to 2014 Mr. Teeple was Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Indigo-Energy, Inc. (OTC:IDGG) a publicly traded company in the oil and gas exploration business. Over the prior three plus decades Mr. Teeple through his turnaround consulting business, Stan Teeple, Inc., has held numerous senior management positions in several public and private companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Additionally he has operated and worked for various court appointed trustees and principals as CEO, COO, and CFO in the entertainment, pharmaceuticals, food, travel, and tech industries. He operated his consulting business on a project-to-project basis and holds various other directorships. His businesses operational strengths include knowing how to manage and maximize the resources and preserve the integrity of a company from start-up through to maturity and corporate compliance in a regulatory environment.

 

 

David Posel | COO
David Posel | COO    

As the Chief Operations Officer of Canbiola, David will expand the company's product lines across the board, engage market leaders and produce first-to-market products for CBD industry worldwide.

David Posel started his earliest years as a metallurgical engineer at AGCO Metalex, a large precious metals refinery in Washington State. The son of a Ph.D. chemist, Boeing engineer and mathematics major, he quickly went on to the Semiconductor manufacturing industry for nearly a decade as a metallic silicon coatings engineer, leaving to attend ASU West in Arizona. With an engineering and metallurgical chemistry background, David switched gears to Organic agricultural production for an additional eight years. David was farm director and chief environmental scientist for what was once the oldest Organic farm in the state of Colorado before moving into the more advanced world of CBD, hemp production, and custom product development. David has spent years earning the respect of CBD market leaders and forming solid business relationships both in the US and abroad. His career began by making the first CBD infused consumer product offered in the US with 99% isolate, 'CrystalPure CBD' which is now sold under the Canbiola brand.

 

 

Dr. David Weissberg | Medical Adviser
Dr. David Weissberg | Medical Adviser    

Dr. David Weissberg is a very active Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon who has multiple offices throughout Suffolk County Long Island, New York. Dr. Weissberg grew up in Huntington, New York where his main office is located. After graduating Huntington High School he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Stony Brook University where he graduated Cum Laude. He went on to attend Downstate Medical School where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After completing his General Surgical internship at Kings County Hospital he did a 4 year residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Stony Brook University. Dr. Weissberg initially went into private practice in Huntington, New York. During that time he served as the President of The Huntington Medical Group as well as being the football team physician for the Huntington, Walt Whitman and Northport school districts. Dr. Weissberg developed and was the CEO of Long Island Physicians Holdings Company which created and managed Long Islands' first physician own medical insurance company in the 1990's. Later Dr. Weissberg was brought on initially to the Board of Directors and then CEO of a publicly traded Biotech company Cytocore Inc. Additionally, Dr. Weissberg served as President and other roles as an officer at the Melville Surgery Center. Dr. Weissberg has always maintained a strong interest in the biotechnological aspect of medicine. His practice in addition to his surgical treatments also uses a great deal of Orthobiologic solutions for his patients. These treatments include his use of Stem Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, Embryonic tissue and Viscosupplementation procedures to provide excellent non surgical outcomes for his patients. Dr. Weissberg was brought on by the company MarijuanaDoctors.com as a medical adviser and was instrumental in developing a CME course to educate physicians on the use Medical Marijuana in New York State. Dr. Weissberg has been using Canbiola CBD products in his practice and has found it to provide excellent relief for many of his patients Orthopedic needs including it's uses for pain, swelling, inflammation and neuropathies.

 

 

Dr. Channing Coe | Medical Advisor - Cabiola - Premier provider of high-quality Cannabidiol (Hemp) based products
Dr. Channing Coe | Medical Adviser    

Dr. Channing Coe is a practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist with special focus on Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr Coe's practice also focuses on treating women with chronic pain, endometriosis, and menstrual and menopausal symptoms. Dr. Coe incorporates Eastern and Western medicine as well as nutritional and herbal supplements to help patients realize their true potential.

Board Certifications, Associations and Training:

  • MD 1998 - St Georges University
  • Residency - Obstetrics & Gynecology - St Josephs/Columbia/NYU 2002
  • Chief Resident Ob/Gyn 2002
  • Certified in Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Active Private Practice since 2002
  • Robotic Surgical Proctor since 2009
  • Member of American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Member of Society of Laparoendosopic Surgeons
  • Member of American Medical Association

 

 

Dr Robert A. Kornfeld | Medical Advisor - Cabiola - Premier provider of high-quality Cannabidiol (Hemp) based products
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Medical Adviser    

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld, the first holistic oriented podiatrist in the U.S., has been practicing integrative and functional medicine for chronic foot and ankle pain for over 35 years. Dr. Kornfeld has developed protocols for all foot and ankle pathology that assist the body in achieving improved health while he eliminates the chronic pain syndrome. Dr. Kornfeld is an expert in homeopathic injection therapy, prolotherapy, platelet-rich-plasma injections, amniotic fluid injections, nutritional and herbal medicine, lower extremity biomechanics and functional medicine. The Chronic Foot Pain Center specializes in patients with chronic foot and ankle pain who have been failed by traditional medicine and surgery as well as those patients seeking a more natural approach to their health care. Dr. Kornfeld is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Association of integrative Medicine and is a Diplomate of the College of Physicians, AAIM. Dr. Kornfeld has lectured extensively throughout the country, has hosted his own radio shows in NYC, has been featured on local TV shows and is the Founder of The Institute for Integrative Podiatric Medicine.  He is a former Assistant Professor – New York College of Podiatric Medicine – Dept. of Integrative Medicine.

Board Certifications, Associations and Training:

  • Fellow – American College of Alternative Medicine
  • Board Certified – American Association of Integrative Medicine
  • Diplomate - College of Physicians – American Association of Integrative Medicine
  • Diplomate – American Board of Alternative Medicine
  • Diplomate – American Alternative Medical Association
  • Board Certified – International Society of Homotoxicology
  • Director - Post-Graduate Preceptorship in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Mt. Hope Medical Center – Bronx, N.Y. 1982-1987
  • Director – Holistic & Complementary Podiatric Medicine, LLC – 1997–present
  • Former Adjunct Assistant Professor – New York College of Podiatric Medicine – Dept. of Integrative Medicine
  • Founder – Institute for Integrative Podiatric Medicine - 2008

 

 

Dr John Salerno | Medical Advisor - Cabiola - Premier provider of high-quality Cannabidiol (Hemp) based products
Dr. John P. Salerno | Medical Adviser    

Dr. John P. Salerno is an international pioneer in the practice of complementary medicine.  Among many other accomplishments, he is well-known for his vitamin IV suites, vitamin IV suites, weight-loss treatments, and chelation therapy, a therapy that removes heavy metals from the body.  The Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City combines the wisdom of alternative healing with the teachings of traditional medicine, helping patients to live healthier and happier lives.  After the terrorist bombings of September 11, 2001, Dr. Salerno served as the Medical Director for the World Trade Center Landfill, a position that earned him a commendation from then-mayor Rudy Giuliani.  Furthermore, he was charged with monitoring the health of public workers assigned to manage the massive landfill, as much of the debris from the World Trade Center was riddled with airborne chemicals, heavy metals, and toxic buildup.

Board Certifications, Associations and Training:

  • Recieved Osteopathic Medicine degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Adelphi University
  • Lectured at the Vermont Family Practice Conference
  • Served as the Medical Director of St. Vincent’s Immediate Health Care in Shelton, Connecticut
  • Served as a clinical preceptor at the Yale University School of Medicine
  • Co-founder of anti-aging clinics in Tokyo
  • Chief medical officer behind the RenuLife anti-aging and dermatological clinic in Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • International consultant for Complementary Medicine, and has seven affiliated centers in Tokyo, two in Brazil, and two in the United States
  • His famous hands-on training for physicians and clinicians is sought after around the world

 

 

Patrick Fratellone M.D. | Medical Advisor - Cabiola - Premier provider of high-quality Cannabidiol (Hemp) based products
Patrick Fratellone M.D. RH (AHG) FIM | Medical Adviser    

Patrick Fratellone MD RH(AHG) FIM is an integrative physician in New York City practicing more than 23 years.  He completed his Internal Medicine training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York as well as a Fellowship in Cardiology at the same institution.  He also completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under the direction of Andrew Weil, MD. Dr. Fratellone is one of the few integrative cardiologists in the United States.  He is a Registered Herbalist RH and a professional member of the American Herbal Guild.  In addition to his numerous contributions to medical journals and author he finds time to teach.  He is a professor at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine for the last three years.

 

 

Smita Ohri M.D. | Medical Advisor - Cabiola - Premier provider of high-quality Cannabidiol (Hemp) based products
Smita Ohri M.D. | Medical Adviser    

Smita Ohri, MD is the Medical Director and owner of Forever Young Complete Healthcare & BodyLogicMD of Edison. She uses bioidentical hormone therapy and customized nutrition and fitness programs to treat the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.   Symptoms can start as early as in the mid thirties, perimenopause, menopause and andropause and may present as a lack of vitality and energy, stress, relationship problems, insomnia, mood swings, irritability, low libido, depression, night sweats, weight gain and fatigue. Dr. Ohri believes in a true partnership with her patients and spends considerable time to understand them in depth and treat their troubling symptoms. Her other interests are in practicing Aesthetics Medicine and Stem cell solutions.

Board Certifications, Associations and Training:

  • Member of BodyLogicMD a national network of highly trained physicians specializing in Natural Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Extensive training in anti-aging provided by the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
  • Member of the North American Menopause Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Family Practice
  • Member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice & Board
  • Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology 

 

 

Dr.Harry Benisatto | Medical Advisor - Cabiola - Premier provider of high-quality Cannabidiol (Hemp) based products
Dr.Harry Benisatto | Medical Adviser    

Dr. Benisatto is the director and owner of The Port Washington Nutrition and Weight Loss Center. He uses a holistic approach to patient care including nutritional counseling and physical medicine modalities. He believes that many metabolic and inflammatory processes in our body can be treated using a holistic approach. Tailored supplementation and physical medicine can also be used as an adjunct to traditional medicine in many cases.

Board Certifications, Associations and Training:

  • Research internship in infrared thermography York Chiropractic College Outpatient - Facility, Levittown, New York
  • Active practice since July, 1981
  • Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Board Certified in Electromyography and Electro-diagnostics
  • Board Certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia
  • Member of the New York Chiropractic Council
  • Past Member of the Winthrop Hospital Chiropractic Collaborative program
  • Extensive post graduate studies in nutrition and wellness
  • Post graduate studies in "Botanical Therapies in Chiropractic Practice"
  • Post graduate studies in "Advanced Nutrition Principles, Nutritional Interventions, and Nutraceutical Applications in Clinical Practice"

 

 

Matt Ferenc DO | Medical Advisor - Cabiola - Premier provider of high-quality Cannabidiol (Hemp) based products
Matt Ferenc, DO | Medical Adviser    

Matt Ferenc, DO graduated cum laude from the University of Scranton in 1994, earning his bachelor's degree in science. He then continued his education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, earning his medical degree in 1998. He continued his education in Miami Beach, Florida, earning his board certification in emergency medicine through the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (ACOEP) in 2002. Since 2002, he has been working at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, affiliated with NOVA Southeastern University, School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida International University College of Medicine (FIU). He was appointed as assistant clinical professor for NOVA and, several years later, for FIU.

Over the course of six years, Ferenc began to realize that man-made diseases were responsible for a majority of visits to the emergency room and took the initiative to learn the true causes of these diseases. He began a lifelong initiative to learn preventive medicine and age management. He earned a board certification through the American Board of Anti-Aging/ Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) in 2008. He continues to work at the Level 1 Trauma Center where he enjoys teaching students, interns, and residents, while taking care of some of the sickest patients in South Florida.

Board Certifications, Associations and Training:

  • Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, SOM 1998
  • Emergency Medicine Residency: Mt Sinai Medical Center, 2002
  • American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, 2008
  • Assistant Clinical Professor for NOVA and FIU
  • Practicing Emergency Medicine and Trauma since 2002
  • Assistant Medical Director of EM, BHIP
  • Member of American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
  • Member of American Osteopathic Association

 

 

Johnny J. Mack
Johnny J. Mack | Corporate Advisory Board    

Johnny J. Mack has a distinguished career as senior executive in healthcare, mortgage banking, community development, and nonprofit organizations. He is a founding member of the board of directors of Realizing the Dream, Inc., with Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III, and now serves as the president of its rebrand, Realizing the Dream International. Dr. Mack has also served as the executive director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and president of the Drum Major Institute, a New York based NGO co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also founded Communities Without Boundaries International, a peace and development organization, and through it has worked in more than 25 countries globally. Dr. Mack is also principal and managing partner of the Jonymak Group, LLC, a global research and consulting firm that works across sectors – private, public, and community – focusing on strategic, advisory, development, and public affairs services to business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Mack’s community and international relations work includes extensive travel in North and South Americas, Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and South/Southeast Asia, teaching and lecturing on the topics of peace and conflict resolution, nonviolent social change and human development, as well as designing and carrying out comprehensive community building and development programs. He is a certified public accountant and has more than 30 years experience directing program, administration, and financial management systems and operations. He has advised and served on many nonprofit boards, including his current position on the board of YouthBuild, USA.

Dr. Mack received the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a second major in Theology from Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL. He is the recipient of the Honorary Doctorate of Humanity conferred by Beulah Heights University. He is a Senior Fellow at the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University, and the Henry Hart Rice Fellow at the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University, where he earned both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.