Professional Advisors

Dr. Karen Randall

Dr. Randall is on the front lines of marijuana legalization. As an Emergency Physician she is an expert witness to the devastating impacts. She is an experienced speaker and has done presentations throughout the United States and has even traveled to other countries sounding the alarm about the harms of marijuana legalization. 

“It is beyond my imagination that people think that the budget will be fixed by selling and encouraging use of a drug that is addictive. Every single day in the emergency department, I see the end point of drug use. It really is sad to see a 15 y/o child having yet another acute psychotic episode (only drug being used is THC). There are simply not enough resources to treat the number of children that are becoming addicted to the new powerful drug. Please tell your politicians you don’t want pot in your community. It will not fix the deficits.”

Credentials: residency trained in emergency medicine, pediatrics and family practice. Certified in Cannabis Science and Medicine – University of Vermont, SCEMA – VP of Case Management, SCEMA board member.

Contact Dr. Randall : karenrandall1545@me.com

Dr. Libby Stuyt

Libby Stuyt, MD is a board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist and has worked in the addiction/behavioral health field since 1990. She was the Medical Director for the Circle Program, a 90-day inpatient treatment program, funded by the state of Colorado, for persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who have failed other levels of treatment from 1999 to 2020. She retired from this position in May 2020 in order to spend more time attempting to educate as many people as possible on the un-intended consequences she has seen from the commercialization of marijuana in Colorado, focusing primarily on the deleterious effects of high potency THC on the developing brain and mental health.

Contact Dr. Stuyt: libbystuyt@msn.com

Phil A. Drum, Pharm, D., FCSHP

Phillip A Drum, Pharm, D., FCSHP received his doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of California – San Francisco. He is a 30+ year licensed pharmacist who has had a wide range of experiences – from community pharmacy practice, a residency in Hospital Pharmacy, practice as a hospital-based Oncology pharmacist, Pharmacy Administration work as a Clinical Coordinator, and later a Regional Manager and leader of regional pharmacy training and patient safety programs. He has been active in Pharmacy Associations and has spoken state-wide and nationally on various pharmaceutical topics. As a result of a family tragedy, he has been active in research on driving and marijuana and educating the public over the dangers of marijuana in society.

Contact Dr. Phil Drum: marijuanadangers@gmail.com

Community Advisors

Sally Schindel

Ms. Schindel was a self-employed financial advisor, with CFP certification. Her bachelor’s degree in Accounting is from Western Illinois University in 1972. She retired in 2008 and lives with her husband Gregg in Prescott.

Sally’s passion now is volunteering with organizations making a difference in the lives of young people and their education. She is a long-term member of P.E.O., supporting women’s education, and a volunteer with MATFORCE in Prescott, AZ which works toward a brighter future by building a healthier community, striving to eliminate substance abuse and its effects.

Sally is on the National Marijuana Initiative Speakers Bureau and volunteers with Every Brain Matters and Moms Strong, an organization that tells their stories to unmask the marijuana charade. She also volunteers with Johnny’s Ambassadors Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), and Parents Opposed to Pot, national organizations dedicated to providing the latest information on the harms of marijuana to individuals and our country.

Sally is the proud mother of two. She calls her daughter “the light of my life.” Her son, Andy, died in 2014. Andy’s suicide death is linked to marijuana addiction. He left a powerful message that Sally wants all to know.  Andy said, “Marijuana killed my soul + ruined my brain.”

Sally says: “I am now working with Andy, in his memory, urging young people to not risk using marijuana or other drugs. Marijuana is not harmless. I hope Andy’s message will help everyone ‘Think Again’ before assuming the drug marijuana is harmless.”

Contact Sally at: info@everybrainmatters.org or sschin999@gmail.com

Bart Bright

Bart was a camp counselor, day camp director and teacher for many years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in recreation from San Francisco State and his teaching credential from Chapman University. He retired in 2019 and lives in Northern California with his wife Hazel.

Bart is a volunteer with Mar-Anon Family Groups in addition to Every Brain Matters. (Mar-Anon Family Groups are fellowships of those affected by another person’s marijuana use.) He also supports Johnny’s Ambassadors and Smart Approaches to Marijuana.

Bart used to think marijuana was harmless. “In my 20’s, when I used to smoke pot, I said stuff like, ‘It’s just pot, it’s not a big deal.’ I was wrong. It was a very big deal for my son, Kevin. My wife and I witnessed our son experience many episodes of Cannabis Induced Psychosis, a diagnosis in the DSM-5. He died by suicide in 2018 at 29 years old. One of the last statements he made to me was, “Cannabis has ruined my life.”

Bart is honoring his son by helping others who feel alone… “If you feel alone because your family and/or friends think marijuana is ‘just pot,’ you can email me at bartjbright@gmail.com for support. You are not alone.”