MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2023 — Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc. (“Goodness Growth”) (CSE: GDNS; OTCQX: GDNSF), today announced that the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, John Heller, will depart the Company effective September 30 to accept a new external opportunity. Interim Chief Executive Officer Josh Rosen will assume the additional role of Interim Chief Financial Officer.
Executive Chairman Dr. Kyle Kingsley commented, “We are sad to see John leave, but are grateful for his leadership and the contributions he made during his three-year tenure. John has helped us establish an excellent finance and accounting team which maintains exemplary financial controls and reporting practices. On behalf of our entire board and leadership team, we thank John and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Interim Chief Executive Officer Josh Rosen said, “The strength of the team John has established, combined with our increasingly less complex organization give us confidence that we can fulfill our CFO responsibilities with existing internal resources. We’re excited to see some of the talent that John helped develop take on greater responsibility including Joe Duxbury, Aaron Garrido, and Brandon Van Asten, who have been instrumental in supporting our push toward more decentralized operations.”
Mr. Heller commented, “It has been a privilege to serve as CFO at Goodness Growth. I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with great teammates through what’s been a turbulent time in the industry. I’m proud of the finance and accounting team we’ve developed and believe I am leaving the Company in very capable hands.”
About Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc.
Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc. is a cannabis company whose mission is to provide safe access, quality products and value to its customers while supporting its local communities through active participation and restorative justice programs. The Company is evolving with the industry and is in the midst of a transformation to being significantly more customer-centric across its operations, which include cultivation, manufacturing, wholesale and retail business lines. Today, the Company is licensed to grow, process, and/or distribute cannabis in four markets and operates 14 dispensaries in three states. For more information about Goodness Growth Holdings, please visit www.goodnessgrowth.com.
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