WHO WE ARE
The Bonefrog Foundation was started after witnessing the toll that PTSD as a result of TBI was having on veterans we know as friends family, and business partners. After seeing the positive impact and improvement of neuro activity from a short-term psilocybin microdose, our team was immediately eager to make this healing process available to other veterans.
The goal of Bonefrog is to continue research on psychedelics to treat TBI and to promote the natural medicine within the political ranks working towards universal legalization. This top-notch team of veterans and business professionals are looking to work with the VA who recently has approved the use of psychedelics in their therapy.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jordan Ray Manickam
February 28, 1989 - June 22, 2023
Jordan Ray Manickam, beloved son, brother, Navy SEAL, and passionate outdoorsman, passed away on June 22, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of strength, compassion, and dedication.
In 2020, after a decade of devoted service, Jordan retired from the Navy SEALs, leaving behind a remarkable legacy of bravery and camaraderie. Transitioning to civilian life, he channeled his exceptional organizational skills and passion for helping others into his role as the Warehouse Manager at Amazon and as Operations Manager and Secretary of the Bonefrog Foundation at Harvest Connect LLC in Georgia. Jordan’s dedication to making a positive impact extended beyond his military service, as he actively worked to support and uplift his fellow veterans.
Kevin P. Quirk, Executive Director/Treasurer
Kevin Quirk is a highly qualified public company executive and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years general management, brand management, financial management and raising capital in the consumer products (F&B) and home healthcare industries. Kevin is a results-focused and effectual leader with proven ability to lead and turn around companies. Kevin has led multiple companies through successful exits resulting in high returns for all investors.
Ben Johnson, President
Ben Johnson is a retired Navy SEAL operator with a decade of active duty service comprised of multiple deployments (56 countries) and an extensive record of real-world application of unique and impactful skills. Upon retiring from active duty, Ben immediately became completely enveloped in the “non-standard regenerative healing practices” field building on his medical training and his continued passion for living in service to others. Ben conducts research and gathers data while simultaneously navigating the nuanced legal atmosphere surrounding government-sanctioned frontier biopharmaceutical studies as the founder of Bonefrog Labs.
Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Director
Dr. Kenneth Hughes is a Chemistry and Biochemistry expert as demonstrated by his work as a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology for these subjects. Dr. Hughes is a business and technical specialist with broad experience translating complex chemical and biological technologies into Industrial, Consumer and Military commercial products, and builds businesses around these products and technologies.
Jon Cederquist, Director
Jon Cederquist works with EarthRise, a budding nonprofit that offers psychedelic-fueled innovation retreats to propel forward the work of mission-driven leaders. He is the Strategic Accounts Director at San Diego, CA based Clearspeed, a voice analytics technology designed to assess human risk, identify fraud and insider threat. He is focused on serving military, intelligence, and commercial organizations globally. Jon is a retired Navy SEAL with 24 years of service.
Ron Rawson, Director
Twenty five plus years of executive management and operations within manufacturing and the payments industry, coupled with 10 plus years in venture development, and 10 years in international business and trade development yield senior vision and international connectivity among government leaders, financiers, diplomats, industrialists, and academics. Have worn operating/advisory hats in investor relations, early stage international and domestic growth businesses, business services, biotech, communications, dual track military technology. Have measurably grown multiple businesses across multiple platforms and geographies through a diligent and creative application of business development, strategic alliances, and capital formation.
Joshua Wall , Director
Joshua Wall is prior U.S. Army Recon, and a founding member of the Bonefrog Foundation. His detail-oriented mindset provides focus on the precise scope making him an essential team member. With Joshua fulfilling the role of Secretary on this board it enables the group to preform organized execution of all designated avenues at the highest levels of proficiency.
OUR BOARD OF ADVISORS
Captain Suzanne “Xena” Lesko, Advisor
Suzanne styles herself as The Warrior Advisor, which encapsulates her approach to leadership and building high performance teams to accelerate their business outcomes. Suzanne is a proven tri-sector leader with 25-plus years of exemplary experience in the defense, technology, and national security industries. As a combat veteran, Suzanne is part of an elite group of women to rise to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy and is a retired Public Affairs Officer. She is also a former U.S. Naval Aviator and SOF advisor where she trained America’s elite combat teams to act optimally in high-pressure, complex, and hostile situations. Suzanne is a practitioner in transformational leadership and serves as a resiliency advisor for global leaders. Suzanne is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Spanish minor and has a master’s degree from the University of San Diego in Global Leadership. She also recently completed the Tuck School of Business Next Step program at Dartmouth.
Jim “Bart” Bartelloni, Advisor
Bart is a Naval Academy graduate and former Rugby player. He cut his teeth in the military as a Naval Aviator, flying F-14’s and graduating from the US Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun). He is the founder of The Stand-Up Veteran Foundation which is a non-profit focusing on Veterans and the water. His passion is supporting the men and women who have served our Constitutional Republic with honor and support them in their integration into the civilian world. An entrepreneur at heart, he is actively involved in philanthropic activities and multiple businesses. When not at Pipes in San Diego working on his bottom and top turns he will be found working deals and business development or blogging @bartscharts. He is married with four amazing children and five grandchildren.
Matt Gammon, Advisor
Matt Gammon is a business mogul that owns several companies including Zeppelin Agency, The Mac Space, Georgia ADU Builder, Atira Lighting Systems, and SMP IT. Matt played football at Georgia Southern University from 1998 to 1999 winning a national championship in 1999. He graduated KSU in 2005 with degrees in Business Management, Communication and got a minor in IT.
Matt is a humanitarian and philanthropist, he has volunteered with many organizations such as, Change to Humanity, Habitat for Humanity, Must Ministries, Join our Fight, End it Movement, and Messengers of Hope. He also joined his church ministry on a trip to Uganda to assist in building wells for clean water for the people of Uganda. He is also part of the non-profit Hands of Love in Uganda. He has also worked on the development of new helmet technology for football and concussion protocols. He has a passion for helping humanity and strives to make the world a better place.
ASPEN TREE SHROOMS
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