WVC Board Members

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Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP, has been a family nurse midwife for twenty five years. She has written extensively on the impact of psychedelic experiences in shaping the lives of her contemporaries, and has worked closely with many of the most distinguished investigators in this field. Her current project is the development of a Thanatology program for the study of death and dying.



Annie Oak is the founder of the Women’s Visionary Congress and co-founder of the Women’s Visionary Council. She is a science and technology journalist and works with researchers who analyze data about human rights violations. Founder of the San Francisco-based Full Circle Tea House, she is also co-founder of the Take 3 Presents which produces immersive art events.



Danielle Schumacher earned a degree in Anthropology in 2004 at the University of Illinois where she co-founded chapters of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy in 2001. Danielle was recruited by the Berkeley Patients Group in 2005 to head the Cannabis Action Network. As the first Chancellor of Oaksterdam University, she worked with Richard Lee to establish America’s first cannabis college. For over a decade, Danielle has served as office manager for Frank Lucido MD and Maria Mangini PhD FNP in Berkeley, California.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for National NORML, the University YMCA, Channing-Murray Foundation, and PUEBLO: People United for a Better Life in Oakland.Danielle’s newest project, THC Staffing Group, is a boutique recruiting firm whose mission is to encourage diversity in the cannabis industry.