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Erik Janus

Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

Director of Business Operations, Compassion West Virginia; President, M³ Technical & Regulatory; Board of Directors, WV Hemp Industries Assn

Director of Business Operations, Compassion West Virginia; President, M³ Technical & Regulatory; Board of Directors, WV Hemp Industries Assn

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Director of Business Operations CompassionWV April 2016 - present
Chief Operating Officer Agri Carb Electric Corporation February 2016 - present
Consultant Agri Carb Electric Corporation February 2016 - present
Member, Board of Directors West Virginia Hemp Industries Association January 2016 - present
Officer West Virginia Hemp Farmers Cooperative January 2016 - present
Member, Board of Directors BioBuzz January 2016 - present
President and Managing Member M³ Technical & Regulatory Services LLC October 2014 - present
President M³ Technical & Regulatory Services LLC October 2014 - present
US Agency Regulatory Affairs, Chemistry Monsanto June 2013 - September 2014
Technical and Regulatory Analyst Steptoe & Johnson LLP May 2010 - June 2013
Director, Human Health Policy CropLife America March 2008 - April 2010
Senior Research Assistant Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health October 2006 - September 2007
Toxicologist Michigan Dep't of Community Health March 2003 - September 2006
Environmental Scientist/Risk Assessor US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine 1999 - 2002
Research Assistant/Assistant Information Manager Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 1993 - 1999


The Johns Hopkins University Certificate in Risk Science & Policy 2000 - 2001
University of Maryland College Park Biology 1986 - 1992

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Seed funding
  • • Sustainability
  • • Agriculture
  • • Nanotechnology
  • • Renewable Energy
  • • Startup Operations
  • • Strategic Partnerships
  • • SBIR
  • • Sustainable Agriculture
  • • hemp
  • • Sustainable Architecture
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Project management • Networking • Government • Non-profit • Advocacy • Government Relations • Life Sciences • Lobbying • Public speaking • Startup Operations • Writing

Key Accomplishments

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George Corcoran
We worked together  •  Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wayne State University.
Worked with Erik on a Society of Toxicology project and was totally impressed by his knowledge, willingness to help and share, and ability t ... o deliver. Outstanding person
Gladys Erives
We worked together  •  Toxicologist, FDA. Previously Toxicologist, FDA (College Park, MD). University of Arizona grad. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Eric has worked in different sectors for about +20 years, learning about how businesses and government and the public sector interact to cre ... ate "freedom to operate" for a company. He has developed a very large network of professionals contacts from technical to regulatory sectors to the advocacy to the business world. He is a very knowledgeable person with a unique blend of technival and regulatory skills that make him great at operartions, scientific, and regulatory affairs. He is also very enthusiastic member and appointed president of our Society of Toxicology Chapter.
Michael Pichini
They're my friends  •  Partner, Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP and Partner, Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP. University of Pittsburgh grad.
Technical expertise; proven industry track record; outstanding science and policy background
Wendelyn Jones
We worked together  •  Director, Global Policy and Scientific Affairs, DuPont. Previously Senior Director, Human Health Policy, CropLife America. Vanderbilt grad.
I have witnessed Erik work with passion and enthusiasm on various projects over years. He asks the right questions, understands the larger ... issues and can be very determined to bring about change.
Jack Lebowitz
They're my friends  •  Director, Counsel and Secretary, Glens Falls Food Cooperative, Inc..
Erik is an excellent scientist and has experience on all sides of the table in issues involving toxicology and public policy
Jerry Baron
We worked together  •  Executive Director, IR-4 Project/Rutgers Universiyt. The Ohio State grad.
Erik is one of the most positive and optimistic individuals I know. This combined with his impressive technical skill set makes him a jem!
Sally Kimmel
They're my friends  •  Owner, Sure Klutch and Bookkeeper, Freelance Bookkeeper.
Erik is very knowledgeable about this industry and would be a perfect advisor.
Raphael Witorsch
We worked together  •  Professor Emeritus of Physiology, Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously Professor of Physiology, Virgina Commonwealth University.
Erik is very well informed, innovative and creative. He also follows through on projects. Last year he organized an outstanding webinar on ... endocrine disruption in which I participated.
Ephi Gur
We worked together  •  VP, Envigo ++++. Previously VP Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, VP regualtory and sceintific affairs at Makhteshim Agan of North America.
Very experienced, great communicator and great personal skills.
Daniel Goldstein
We worked together  •  Lead, Medical Sciences and Outreach, Monsanto and Lead, Medical Sciences and Outreach / Senior Science Fellow, Monsanto Company.
Erik is thoughtful, thorough, experienced, and not afraid to dig into the details- science and policy- to address complex issues. Most enjoy ... able to work with as well. I have known Erik in several different capacities as a direct co-worker, as an internal colleague in a major industry organization, and as a participant on various committees. While I am not an entrepreneur myself now (I have been in the past), I have watched Erik advise both externally and internally on the management of a number of complex policy issues. He has a thoughtful, deliberative approach, is patient and experienced with multi-stakeholder issues, and provides sound advice on actions, interactions, approaches, and internal management to address challenges to industry/company freedom to operate. Erik has a diverse skill set, and I struggled to choose only 3 (as required) of the areas provided above. With a solid background in toxicology, policy, epidemiology, and public health, he can get on top of a wide variety of technical issues.
Mary-Ann Warmerdam
We worked together  •  Advocate, Rural County Representatives of California.
Erik is a creative thinker and willing to take calculated risks. He's also comfortable in the policy/regulatory world, but not to the point ... of being unquestioning ---- knows his way around the non-profit, member driven world as well the importance of having an investment "pay", whether financially or intrinsic rewards. He's one of the good guys!
Bonnie Gaborek
We worked together  •  Senior Exposure and Risk Assessor, DuPont.
Erik is a "can-do" person. He also exhibits intense passion for what he believes. He has had numerous experiences in a wide-array of publi ... c health and life science fields, that I feel qualifies him for being an advisor.

Adam Miller
Founder & CEO, Wahuna. Previously Search Manager, Showbiz.
Adam is passionate, persistent and bold. All the things that an organization needs in a founder or a strategic partner.