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Board Members

Megan Gonzalez Megan is an arts supporter, digital artist, graphic designer, and painter. She is the co-founder and Director of OBRA Collective. She joined Cohoba’s board to advocate for novel mental health services for BIPOC communities. Megan hopes that her work with Cohoba will result in tangible opportunities for Charlotteans of color in need of compassionate, evidence-based support.

Whitney Smith Whitney was born and raised in Mooresville, North Carolina to a family of strong southern women. She holds a BA in International Studies, and previously worked for Charlotte’s Latin American Coalition for six years. She has been a team member of SEAC Village – a worker led and collectively managed, social justice organization, since 2017. She hopes to contribute to Cohoba through her background in nonprofit development, policy advocacy, civic engagement, and community organizing. Whitney fully believes in the possibilities and power of community-led organizations and building the collective, transformative spaces we deserve.

Jacob Wiltshire MSW, LCSW
Jacob is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in grief, trauma, and meaning making. He currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Charlotte Health Care Center as a mental health therapist. He has previously worked at the Levine Cancer Institute providing mental health support for cancer patients and their families and at Carolina’s Rehabilitation helping people with brain injuries and cancers transition out of the hospital. He also has four years experience serving as a co-facilitator of a support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. Prior to becoming a social worker, Jacob was a professional fundraiser for 13 years and worked with churches, community non-profits, and in higher education. 

Jacob joined the Cohoba Board to help advance the important mission of making evidence-based therapeutic interventions accessible to marginalized populations and the communities in which they live.

Josh Partridge

Josh is nature lover, traveler, farmer, business acumen, and entheogenic rights advocate. He is originally from South Dakota and works as a Logistics Data Manager. He founded Mush!, a gourmet mushroom farm at Charlotte’s Innovation Barn. He co-founded “Decriminalize Nature – Charlotte” (dissolved) and continues to work with lawmakers, organizations, and individuals to promote safe and responsible access to entheogens for all North Carolinians. Josh helps Cohoba’s organizational development, legal research, and financial success. Josh believes in personal cognitive liberties and is helping Cohoba achieve their mission to provide equitable psychedelic-assisted therapy in a community mental health setting.

Victor Cabral, MSW, LSW

Victor is a collaborative and strategic leader who is making an impact on historical inequalities in his community and across the United States. Victor serves as the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Fluence Training, a company that provides evidence-based training in psychedelic-assisted therapy and psychedelic harm-reduction and integration therapy to clinicians across the globe. Before joining Fluence, Victor served as Deputy Director for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform where he co-led the implementation of the Trauma-Informed PA Plan, helped establish the first Racial Day of Healing in Pennsylvania history, and developed free trauma trainings for Pennsylvanians in collaboration with internationally recognized experts. He has expertise in policy and advocacy, BIPOC mental health, racial and communal trauma, and psychedelic medicine. He is a Licensed Social Worker and practicing psychotherapist in Pennsylvania with training in Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Integration. Victor was also listed on the Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s list of ’40 Under 40 Outstanding BIPOC Leaders in Drug Policy in the United States’ for his work in psychedelic policy.

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