Board of Directors
Board President / Director of Research & Development
Sarah Stenuf is the founder of Veteran’s Ananda Inc and a member of the board of directors as well as our President and Director. Stenuf founded Veteran’s Ananda to help fellow armed service members and their families who suffer from post-service issues by providing them a one-stop shop where they can obtain support, care, rest, relaxation, and alternative treatments and therapies through individualized, self-paced but structured programs that will provide opportunities and incentives while building trust and creating hope.
Sarah served for 4 years and 1 deployment to Afghanistan on active duty in the U.S. Army. She served as an Apache helicopter crew chief, during which time she rose to the position of Training NCOIC (non-commissioned officer in charge), leading the training command readiness, of the company consisting of over 270 soldiers. She attended numerous certification classes while in service to be optimal in her career and training, she is an AIT (advanced individualized training) Distinguished Honor Graduate where she was awarded her crew chief wings; she has an expert marksmanship badge, a combat action badge, several presidential physical fitness awards, as well as multiple personal and unit citation awards; prior to her being medical retired for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and seizures from epilepsy due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Now Sarah is an outspoken advocate, activist, and entrepreneur. She has traveled the world as a motivational and inspirational speaker, having spoken at business and educational events with professional athletes, celebrities, politicians, world renown doctors and psychologists, and fellow advocates. Sarah serves on the executive board for two other non-profit organizations, helping them obtain optimal results and be successful in their mission.
Stenuf is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Accounting. She has completed several business and entrepreneur certification courses through the SBA (small business administration) and Syracuse University – IVMF. Having attended several courses to advance in her business and entrepreneur knowledge to include: VWISE through IVFM at Syracuse University, Boots to Business through the SBA, Arm to Farm, as well as Onward to Opportunity through Syracuse University where she obtained her Project Management certification. Stenuf also has numerous certification in horticulture and agriculture from various institutions and universities throughout the country.
Stenuf has made numerous appearances on shows and is featured in several publication to include: NYPost, Forbes, High Times, SyracusePost, NY Daily News, AuburnPub, Morning Consult, and Honesysuckle magazine.
Joseph A Bondy
Board Vice President / Senior Counsel
Joseph A. Bondy is a volunteer director. He is a criminal defense attorney in private practice in Manhattan. Mr. Bondy is a member of the bar of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, Colorado and Connecticut, the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition to winning unlikely trial acquittals and post-conviction reversals of clients' convictions, Mr. Bondy's federal sentencing advocacy has collectively saved clients well over a millennium in prison.
Named one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers by the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Bondy has been characterized by the New York Times as "Eloquent and armed with the serene demeanor of a surgeon," with an "oratorical intensity" that "hovers at the evangelistic," and by alma mater Brooklyn Law School as "among the top criminal defense lawyers in the city."
Specialties: Defense of complex criminal cases, from pre-arrest, to trial, sentencing, and appeals; civil rights litigation.
Jeff Siegel is a volunteer director. He is an American financial writer, publisher and musician. He is the author of the bestseller Investing in Renewable Energy: Making Money on Green Chip Stocks.
Board Secretary / Director of Business & Operations
Siegel was raised in Baltimore, MD and attended York College of Pennsylvania, where he was a regular commentator for WVYC and a founding member of the Pennsylvania Rho Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi. Siegel was also a participant of three Grand Arch Councils.
Siegel is most notable for his expertise in the field of renewable energy and legal cannabis investing, he co-founded Green Chip Stocks, a private investment community focused on socially responsible investing, and is now the publisher of Wealth Daily. Siegel, also works as a consultant and has made numerous appearances on shows like the Willis Report, Neil Cavuto CNBC, The Street and Bloomberg, Asia's Capital Connection, Newsmax Media's Money News, Squawk Box , Forbes on Fox, and is a frequent speaker at investment conferences and seminars around the world. Jeff also provides editorial content for several pro-cannabis media outlets, including High Times, PROHBTD, and Cannabis Business Times.
Dr. Caroline Hartridge
Director of Medical Programs & Development / Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Dr. Hartridge is a volunteer director. She is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, who is licensed as a General Practitioner in New York and Georgia. She completed her Internship in a Family Medicine residency program at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, NY, studied Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health at Touro University, California and Environmental Education at Davidson College, North Carolina.
Dr. Hartridge meets all of your primary care needs as a General Practitioner, including prescription medication management. Additionally, she is trained to address and treat everything from chronic conditions to acute complaints with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Plant Based Nutrition counseling. Dr. Hartridge is also a NYS Medical Marijuana referring physician.
In addition to be a physician, Dr. Hartridge has her own CBD isolate product line and participates on the board of two other non-profits: One Human Family Coalition, a free medical clinic in Puerto Rico and You Can Thrive, supportive services for breast cancer patients.
Dr. Michael Masterman-Smith
Director of Medical Research & Development / Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Dr. Michael Masterman-Smith is a leading cancer biologist, bioengineer, and entrepreneurial scientist. His co-discovery of the brain cancer stem cell (CSC) was deemed a high impact discovery by the National Cancer Institute for providing the first evidence of these highly malignant tumor-initiating cells in soft tissue cancers. Since this discovery, CSCs have been found in many cancers and this work has helped shift cancer drug development toward finding treatments directed at these unique, deadly cells. As one of the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) inaugural scientists, his efforts developing lab-on-chip technologies yielded new single cell diagnostic approaches for cancer and cancer stem cells. In looking for inhibitors of CSCs, his work studying >30,000 drugs proved agonists of cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 as potential breakthrough treatment for cancer stem cells. Currently he is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of a start-up pharmaceutical company focused on diseases of unmet clinical need, including cancer, pain and brain injury. In 2018, Dr. Masterman-Smith joined twenty other healthcare candidates running for federal office in his bid to represent California’s 25th Congressional district. His campaign focused on policies that would reduce the opioid epidemic, improve health care quality and reduce its costs. Peer-reviewed publications cited >2400 times (top 1% of life sciences citations), 3 patent filings.