CBD Association with Dianne Timmering and Matthew Lewis. Dianne Timmering, Spirituality Co-Founder & Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Healthcare Policy for Signature HealthCARE, is an innovative entrepreneur, author, and respected healthcare leader. With Signature CEO Joe Steier, she co-founded one of the largest for-profit, multi-faith Departments of Spirituality in the nation offering hope in healing for its more than 20,000 stakeholders, 12,000 residents in eleven states. In addition, through Signature’s Legislative Affairs team, she leads real opportunities for innovative solutions by linking healthcare policy, portents of risk, regulatory impact, and legislative momentum to the local marketplace and national business strategic focus.
Dianne H. Timmering, MFA, MBA, CNA is an author, healthcare leader, and entrepreneur. As Co-Founder of Spirituality and Vice President of Legislative and Government Affairs for Signature HealthCARE, the 7th largest Skilled Nursing Facility provider in the nation based in Louisville, KY, she co-founded (along with Signature CEO Joe Steier), created and led one of the largest for-profit, multi-faith Departments of Spirituality in the nation. As Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Health Policy, she has also led the Legislative affairs team, another real opportunity for innovative solutions, linking healthcare policy, portents of risk, regulatory impact, and legislative momentum to the local marketplace and national business strategic focus. A systems thinker, she has the pounding quest to create, embrace risk, test knowledge, and look outside, inside the balance of logic and imagination to build, sustain, scale, transform.
In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the CBD Association, Matthew Lewis is a partner of Davis & Lewis, PLLC, a boutique corporate law firm serving clients in Raleigh, NC, and Washington, DC. Lewis is an experienced attorney specializing in the practice areas of non-profit, political, and regulatory law at both the state and federal levels. Lewis has worked closely with trade associations and other advocacy organizations to provide counsel as well as develop fifty-state compliance programs for issues including, but not limited to: lobbying compliance; government ethics; tax-exemption; and political activity.
Most recently, Lewis has become a subject matter expert regarding the vast state and federal issues facing the CBD marketplace, including FDA and state agency regulation; criminal enforcement; business risks and rewards; supply chain accessibility; political implications; (6) international trade; and access to ancillary services. Lewis is a frequent keynote speaker at the corporate, association, and non-profit conferences as well as consults with clients on a full spectrum of CBD compliance and regulatory issues.