Mission

c3 Global Biosciences (c3GBS) is a cause-driven organization committed to developing sustainable health solutions through the advancement of cannabis science. We are passionately driven to develop and produce alternative functional therapies that may improve the quality of life for people around the world.

C3 stands for Complete Choice Cannabidiol. Complete meaning “full spectrum” as our products are developed with other cannabinoids present that work in concert with CBD to achieve improved vitality and stronger health. Choice meaning each ingredient we select is of “Choice” quality. We use certified organic ingredients that are of the highest quality and potency. Lastly, Cannabidiol speaks for itself. We believe in the power of Cannabidiol as each member of our team has had a profound experience with CBD.

Our Team

c3GBS is comprised of seasoned industry veterans. With a proven track record in the CBD industry, our management team has global reach and experience in bringing the highest quality CBD products to global markets.

We are a family and we interact as a family. We are passionate about changing lives, and in that pursuit, we have formulated, produced and delivered the world’s highest quality CBD products. c3GBS stands behind every product ensuring the safest and highest quality products on the market today.

Andrew Serafini

Andrew Serafini

President/Chief Executive Officer

Andrew has a love for helping people.  As a structural and airport fireman in the United States Air Force, Mr. Serafini learned about sacrifice and commitment, courage and honor.  To serve and protect his fellowman and save lives.

As Vice President of Coalition Development for TMG Communications, he rallied and connected stakeholders from across all industries to create solutions to regional infrastructure challenges.  His desire to make a difference resulted in playing a key role in securing $180MN for the 60/91/215 Interchange in Riverside, CA.  He succeeded in disarming controversial topics like water and healthcare, and created numerous elite symposiums elevating the importance of water reclamation and health information technology.  Serafini led the American Healthcare Congress to being the largest healthcare event of its kind west of the Mississippi, and advanced public policy supporting the adoption of EMR’s and HIT platforms.

As Vice President of Innovation Economy Corporation, Andrew experienced the power of entrepreneurship and innovation and brought business leaders together from around the globe in the spirit of commercializing innovations.  To create technologies and services that would have a profound impact on the lives of many.

The common thread of his life is to contribute, to be part of the solution, and put people first.  As Director of Business Relations for EVR Premium Hemp Oil, Andrew was part of the core team that drove all sales, product development/formulations, branding and name association, and secured $3MN of private capital investments.  He has secured partnerships with numerous physicians across the country to collaborate and provide functional therapies for chronic pain clients and other serious ailments.  His love for science and business coupled with the joyous reward of seeing a life change is what motivates him to push the envelope and change the way care is delivered.

Serafini leads with passion and commitment to advance cannabis science, and help people truly experience a Life Without Limits.

René Crysler

René Crysler

Vice President

Ms. Crysler is a successful leader with more than two decades experience in complex project management, marketing/strategic business growth and fostering relationships with executives primarily in the health and fitness, nutrition, sports and cannabis industries. For nearly 10 years, René Crysler worked as a corporate sales and branding executive for Callaway Golf Company in the Specialty Advertising products division. Her role encompassed the management and growth of 500+ clients and a sales volume of $4M annually. As Regional Vice President for Arbonne International, René built and cultivated a sales team of more than 700 business consultants and was awarded the Mercedes Benz Top Professional award. More recently, René Crysler has concentrated her passion solely in the cannabis industry as top sales executive, educator and trainer for HempMeds Px.

Dr HJ Raza

Dr HJ Raza

Chief Medical Officer

An internationally respected physician, researcher, educator, activist, Dr. HJ Raza, MD/Ph.D is C3 Global Biosciences’ Chief Medical Officer (CMO). At c3GBS he oversees, supervises, researches and evaluates all medical applications, R&D, thought leader correspondence and engagement, medical strategy and future innovations. In encompassing the numerous tasks as CMO, Dr. Raza’s primary focus is pre-clinical, clinical, and medical advisory for cutting-edge CBD product development projects (ex. Nanotechnology and Artificial Intelligence in defining CBD mechanisms), including generating the evidence strategy to support clinical claims and participating in characterizing product capabilities, executing biocompatibility/drug interactions, understanding pharmacodynamics and characterizing side-effect profiles. He rigorously and creatively applies scientific expertise to drive innovation invariably resulting in the creation of appropriate studies, publications, presentations, and other relevant proof sources to support pre-clinical and clinical claims. His 25 years of professional experience was fostered by completion of his medical education (MD) and neuroscience research (Ph.D) at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine with training and board certification in Internal Medicine at The NYU Medical Center. Thereafter, he was appointed faculty as a teaching attending at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he engaged in academic clinical practice and continued his research focusing on neuroscience and the human endocannabinoid system.

At GE Healthcare, Dr. Raza was committed to addressing the world’s most pressing healthcare needs through neurobiotech innovations, in particular to the challenges faced by individuals with neurodegenerative, neuropsychiatric, neurotrauma and neurodevelopmental conditions.

At MemoryMD, Dr. Raza was the Chief Medical Officer providing compelling organizational medical strategy combined with development of groundbreaking clinical trials in the application of the electroencephalogram (EEG) in brain wave assessment involving multiple neurological conditions as well as deciphering pre and post Cannabidiol (CBD) effects on brain waves in neuropsychiatric dysfunction.

Dr. Raza is widely published in clinical neuroscience along with multiple industry white papers in the “Chronic Endocannabinoid Insufficiency” and the Cannabidiol (CBD) therapy space. He has written numerous media editorials and is pursuing the development of a federally funded program to provide veterans an educational outreach program on the benefits CBD therapy for PTSD. Dr. Raza also continues to strongly advocate, with support from notable athletes and celebrities, on the profound neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory mechanisms of CBD as a prevention and treatment of post-concussion syndrome with or without Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in contact sports.

This unrelenting passion to advance, validate, standardize and democratize CBD treatment is rooted in a traumatic event involving his own brother who sustained multiple concussions complicated by post-concussion syndrome. Despite replacing all forms of prescribed medications with CBD and reclaiming a near-normal existence, he succumbed to the severely damaging consequences of CTE by having an unexpected seizure during driving, leading to his death. Thus, it is from Dr. Raza’s extensive knowledge, experience and the wisdom to anticipate what others cannot that has given him incomparable gratification in the Cannabis therapy space and derives such fulfillment in part by successfully implementing diagnostic and therapeutic solutions amid significant unmet healthcare needs and therapeutic chaos.

Dr. Raza has received numerous national and international awards from organizations including The International Cannabinoid Research Society, The American Medical Association, The American College of Physicians, National Institutes of Health, The Cambridge Biomedical Society, Oxford University Research, The National Association of Biomedical Research, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Friedman Brain Institute and The Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute and is the Ambassador to The Concussion Legacy Foundation in Boston, MA.

“You bring your expert knowledge of yourself and your enthusiasm for living life to its fullest and I will provide the medical, academic and research expertise to guide, coach and inspire you.” – Dr. HJ Raza, CMO, c3GBS

Gary Collins

Gary Collins

Director of Nutrition/Government Laison

Gary Collins, MS was raised in the High Desert at the basin of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in a rural part of California, and now lives in a remote area of NE Washington State. Gary enjoyed, and considers himself lucky to have grown up in a very small town experiencing fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors from a very young age.  He has been involved in organized sports, nutrition, and fitness for almost four decades. He is also an active follower and teacher of life simplicity to include the self-reliant/survivalist/off the grid lifestyle.

Collins’ background is very unique and brings a much-needed perspective to today’s areas of health, nutrition, entrepreneurship and being more self-reliant. He holds an AS degree in Exercise Science, BS in Criminal Justice and a MS in Forensic Science.

After an exciting career in military intelligence Collins worked for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Special Agent. His career took him around the world and gave him a unique perspective on not only how the United States, but the world is affected by our food, drug and healthcare policies.

An author, entrepreneur and college professor, Mr. Collins advises specialist and is a consultant for high-level organized sports programs and athletes. He also offers consulting for people looking to live a more simple life, to include off the grid and remote living.

In addition to his “Off The Grid Project” and published articles the Primal Power Method Series, (his total lifestyle reboot), blows the lid off of conventional wellness expectations and is essential for every American seeking better health. Collins is also co-host on the Old Dudes New Tricks Podcast, a podcast dedicated to cutting through the noise, and getting to the truth to help make our lives better.

Lisanne Haigh

Lisanne Haigh

Director of Sales

Lisanne joins C3 Global Biosciences as a leading consultant in marketing and new business development in the pharmaceutical and clinical research markets. With over 20 years experience in national and international product sales, and applying a strong expertise in long-term strategic account management, Lisanne is a welcome addition to the management team.

Prior to joining c3GBS, Lisanne was a senior consultant for Trialogic Research Inc., where she led the business development and new client account implementation. In her first three months, Lisanne increased the firm’s marketing consulting revenues by 500%. She was involved in clinical research consulting partnerships with specialty medical groups such as Inland Eye Specialists, and Milauskus Eye Institute. She led the business development team for the innovative start up consulting firm focusing on the development of high performing clinical research sites. In collaboration with the clinical research director, she developed the sales initiatives including sponsor relations and supported the business grown of independent physician practices.

From 2000 through 2010, Lisanne was a senior sales executive for Alcon Laboratories, managing multiple territories across southern California with prescription sales revenues in excess of $100 million. In addition, Lisanne was an integral in the success of managed care access for new product launches, where she developed the key relationships for regional health plans. Her strategic efforts supported patient access to ophthalmic medications for eye care diseases management.

Prior to this, Lisanne held various positions in sales & marketing at major companies such as RR Donnelly and Dole Fresh Fruit. She brings a wealth of experience in healthcare and is a passionate advocate for the advancement in medicine. She is a proud mother of 4 children and resides in San Diego, CA.