As a compliance specialist at Vicente Sederberg LLP, Andrea Odian supports clients by helping them understand complex cannabis rules and regulations, and conducts on-site facility audits to ensure operational compliance and preparedness for regulatory inspections. She also performs compliance reviews for product packaging, labeling, marketing and advertising.
Knowing that she always wanted to be a part of the cannabis industry, she began her journey in 2019 at Columbia Care as the Manager of Pursuit and Development. In this role, she was primarily responsible for initial license applications, license renewals, and operationalizing new retail, manufacturing and cultivation facilities across the country. Andrea then joined Ayr Wellness/Sira Naturals, where she served as the M.A. Director of Compliance. In this role, she was primarily responsible for all required compliance activities in the state, including but not limited to maintenance of licensure and progression of new adult-use licensure in retail, manufacturing, and cultivation.
Andrea is a passionate advocate for cannabis and is beyond excited to be a part of such a reputable and renowned law firm within the industry. She graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Management. Andrea then continued her education at Emmanuel College to obtain a Master of Science degree in Management. Before transitioning into the cannabis industry, she worked in healthcare for Boston Children's Hospital and non-profit CMS programs such as PACE, SCO, and integrated care systems.