Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Nicholas Vita co-founded Columbia Care in 2012. Mr. Vita began his career as a strategic advisor at S.G. Warburg and then as a member of the Healthcare Investment Banking Department at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Vita has more than 20 years' experience as an executive and an entrepreneur in finance and healthcare.
Executive Chairman & Chairman of the Board
Michael Abbott co-founded Columbia Care in 2012. Mr. Abbott started his financial career at Swiss Bank Corporation/SBC O'Connor and later worked at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Abbott has since launched and run several companies. Prior to his career in finance, Mr. Abbott served on the London Police Force.
Chief Operating Officer
David Hart joined Columbia Care in 2016 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2018. Prior to joining Columbia Care, Mr. Hart served as COO of Abyrx, a venture capital backed medical device company. Prior to his time at Abyrx, Mr. Hart was CFO and CIO at Alpine Capital, a family investment office for the Ranawat Orthopedic Group at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Mr. Hart was formerly Partner and Head of Healthcare Equity Investments at Apelles Investment Management.
Chief Financial Officer
Lars Boesgaard joined Columbia Care as Chief Financial Officer in 2018. Prior to joining Columbia Care, Mr. Boesgaard served as the CFO of Roka Bioscience which he helped take public through an initial public offering. Prior to Roka, Mr. Boesgaard was an executive with Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Boesgaard began his career at Novo Nordisk A/S. Mr. Boesgaard has more than 20 years of finance leadership experience with public companies.
Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel
Mary-Alice Miller joined Columbia Care as Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel in 2017. Prior to joining Columbia Care, Ms. Miller has served as a senior legal advisor at Fidelity Investments and General Catalyst, a venture capital firm, and spent several years running a media technology startup, which she sold in 2016. Ms. Miller started her career at the law firm of Ropes & Gray as a corporate and transactional attorney.
Dr. Rosemary Mazanet
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Rosemary Mazanet joined Columbia Care in 2015 as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board and became the Chief Scientific Officer in 2017. Prior to joining Columbia Care, Dr. Mazanet was an Oncologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital / Dana Farber Cancer Institute before starting her industry career at Amgen. Dr. Mazanet has more than 25 years of experience as an expert in all areas of Biotechnology and is a Trustee at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Chief Human Capital Officer
Bryan Olson joined Columbia Care as Chief Human Capital Officer in 2017. Prior to joining Columbia Care, Mr. Olson was CHRO for global law firm K&L Gates and previously held senior HR executive positions at Aetna and United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Olson is a former practicing employee benefits and executive compensation attorney at Skadden Arps and started his career at Fidelity Investments.
Chief Data Officer
Guy Hussussian joined Columbia Care as Chief Data Officer in 2018. Mr. Hussussian has more than 20 years of Engineering, IT, and Operations leadership experience. Mr. Hussussian started the Infrastructure Engineering and Cloud Operations Group responsible for IBM-Aspera High Speed Transfer Service. Prior to IBM he was a Director of Research and Development at VMware. Mr. Hussussian started his career as an engineer in healthcare and worked his way up to running Global IT for Workshare.
Chief Marketing Officer
Bryant Ison joined Columbia Care as Chief Marketing Officer in 2018. Mr. Ison has over 18 years of brand marketing experience working on some of the world's most iconic brands such as Pepsi, Band-Aid, and Clorox. Prior to joining Columbia Care, Mr. Ison led brand building activities at PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, and the Clorox Company. Mr. Ison began his career as a volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps serving in Mali, West Africa.