Lisa Dannen, MA
Panel: Digital Dosing: Technology & Innovation Powering Psychedelics
Over the past decade, Lisa has made it her mission to change what people know, think, and do about controversial social issues. Her career in marketing and communications began during her tenure at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, where she worked with the statehouse lobbyist to advocate for the housing rights of low-income individuals. After a career focused on researching the complex root causes of homelessness, Lisa was moved by the systemic impact of the War on Drugs. In 2015, she transitioned into the cannabis industry with the goal of helping to reform discriminatory federal drug policies as Marketing Director at National Cannabis Industry Association. After witnessing the decriminalization of psilocybin in Denver, she helped launch Unlimited Sciences’ marketing efforts, which led to her interest in psychedelic-assisted therapy and her current role as Director of Marketing & Communications at Maya. Lisa believes that drug policy reform and widespread access to psychedelic therapy could be one of the most impactful ways we can address mental illness, addiction, and social inequities in the U.S., as well as globally. Lisa holds a BA in Sociology from Dickinson College and MA in Social Justice & Human Rights from Arizona State University.