Julie Phillips, Chair of the Board


Ms. Julie Phillips currently serves as Vice President for Herschend Entertainment Studios, the media and franchise arm of Herschend Enterprises, which owns, operates, and manages family-oriented theme parks, aquariums, attractions and hospitality properties in the United States and Canada. Prior to launching this new division, she held strategic, financial, and creative leadership roles at Miramax, NBC, and Raytheon. Ms. Phillips has provided strategic consulting for multiple media companies, as well as non-profit organizations. In addition to Neptune Wellness Solutions, she currently serves on the board for The Lane Thomas Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting families of children needing life-saving organ transplants. Ms. Phillips holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Joseph Buaron, Director


Mr. Buaron is Co-founder and CTO of goPeer, Canada’s first regulated consumer peer-to-peer lender, he additionally serves as Chief Strategy Officer to Loti Wellness Inc., a Canadian self-care consumer brand. Prior, Mr. Buaron served as CTO to Unilever’s, Schmidt’s Naturals, where he led the technology, AI, digital marketing and consumer support divisions through transition from start-up to enterprise, and subsequently through the acquisition by Unilever, and the integration that followed.

Mr. Buaron is a seasoned CTO with over two-decades related experience as an entrepreneur, investor, programmer, solutions architect, and DevOps engineer. His passion for technology reflects his recognition for the tremendous impact it has on our lives and its potential for creating a better tomorrow. Immersed in technology, Mr. Buaron strives to provide vision, leadership, form relationships, and eliminate barriers to allow the brightest minds to flourish.

Michael Cammarata , President, CEO & Board Member


Michael Cammarata was named CEO and President of Neptune Wellness Solutions in 2019. With Cammarata at the helm, Neptune is forging a new path, developing a suite of good-for-you, good-for-the-planet consumer brands, in four verticals cannabis, organic food & beverage, personal care & beauty and nutraceuticals.

As a pioneer in the natural product industry, Michael’s mission is to globalize sustainable innovation and make modern wellness products accessible for all. He is at the forefront of driving supply chain transparency initiatives, ending product testing on animals, and partnering with companies that seek to make a positive social and global impact.

Cammarata is dedicated to building companies that share his mission to provide sustainable and natural products which serve to better people's lives and the environment.

In 2014, Michael invested in a small start-up, Schmidt’s Naturals, focused on developing and creating natural deodorants. Schmidt’s Naturals was officially incorporated and launched in 2015 with Michael as co-founder and CEO. With Cammarata’s industry expertise, he led the rebranding, expansion, and manufacturing of the product and secured placement in some of the largest retailers across the globe. In 2017, the company was acquired by Unilever.

For the past 20 years, Cammarata has been able to identify and work with companies that offer great products combined with a unique vision. With decades of experience in the entertainment and tech industries and a deep relationship with global retailers, Michael invests in and transforms companies to be consumer focused. Cammarata utilizes his network to recruit extraordinary teams of professionals to provide the scaffolding needed to take a company from the present to the future.

Dr. Ronald Denis, Director


Dr. Ronald Denis is Chief of Surgery and Director of the Trauma Program at Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur and Centre intégré universitaire de santé et des services sociaux in Montreal. Dr. Denis is also the Medical Co-Director of the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Dr. Denis sits on several scientific boards and management committees.

Michael de Geus , Director


Mr. de Geus is a highly accomplished security executive with domestic and international cyber investigative and physical security experience. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Leatherback Gear, LLC., a producer of bullet proof backpacks. He also served as a Special Agent in federal law enforcement with the Department of Homeland Security and has served on various assignments both physically and with cyber security since 2008. Previously, he served as the Director of Sales at Koro Sun Report in the Fiji Islands and as a consultant for MD Consulting, working on various projects from developing branding and new store layouts to helping with various start-up companies. Mr. de Geus is a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy specializing in Homeland Security at Walden University, holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the Troy State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University Fullerton.

Philip Sanford, Director


Mr. Sanford previously served on the executive team at N3 LLC, a global technology-enabled inside sales organization that was acquired by Accenture in 2020. He has advised a number of leading private equity firms and investment banks on mergers and acquisitions and going-private transactions in the consumer sector. This includes Bain Capital, Carlyle, Moelis, Blackstone, Kelso, Mid-Ocean Partners, Morgan Stanley Private Equity and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital Funds, as well as the Boards of Ecentria, CMX and Image Skincare and formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Sprout Organics. Mr. Sanford has previously served on the Boards of Chattem, Inc and Caribou Coffee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Economics and Philosophy from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.