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Our People

Our Trustees & CEO

We continually work together to bring better access to a brighter future

Hannah Deacon

Co-Founder / Chair

Following her own fight to secure an NHS prescription for life-saving treatment for her son, Hannah founded Medcan to give other families the same chance of hope.

Matt Hughes

Co-Founder / CEO

Father and founder, Matt is still fighting for NHS access to the medication that is keeping his son Charlie's seizures well controlled and much improved quality of life.

Dr Callie Seaman PHD

Trustee - Treasurer

An honorary researcher at Sheffield Hallam University, Dr Callie Seaman is a veteran of the hydroponic industry.

Tom Cross


A leading advocate for families seeking to challenge the law in accessing life saving medical treatment

Alice Salisbury


An experienced comms director in the charity and health sector, Alice became involved with Medcan through their support for her own son.

Professor Mike Barnes


Medical cannabis expert and neurologist Professor Mike Barnes has dedicated the latter part of his career to medical cannabis excellence, education and clinical leadership.

Clinical Advisors

Dr Evan Lewis

Paediatric Neurologist

Dr. Lewis is the director of the Neurology Centre of Toronto, which he established in January 2017

Dr Bonni Goldstein

Peadiatric Consultant

Dr. Goldstein developed an interest in medical cannabis after witnessing first hand its beneficial effects on friend

Dr Jennifer Anderson

Peadiatric Consultant

A mum to 3, one with epilepsy, Dr. Anderson is a Canadian physician who advocates for cannabis in paediatric epilepsy treatment

Our Ambassadors

Sir Norman Lamb


As an MP Sir Norman was chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee and a champion of evidence led policy

Tonia Antoniazzi MP


As the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Cannabis Under Prescription, Tonia is highly informed on this topic

Melanie Sykes


Following her own adult autism diagnosis Mel is ardent campaigner for the rights of neuro diverse youngsters

Funding Allocation Board

Maggie Deacon

Administrator - FAB

Maggie Deacon is a retired Chartered Public Finance Accountant who has worked in the public sector for 35-years. She is grandmother to Alfie Dingley

Mary Stimpson


As a qualified nurse and social worker Mary has worked as a youth worker and within the field of alcohol and drug treatment

Richard Dickson


From 2020/21 Richard was Mayor of Kenilworth. He now works at Coventry Uni having previously been in the not-for-profit sector as a grant-maker and a fundraiser