Board of Directors

The following members make up the Trulieve Board of Directors.  Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.

  • Giannella Alvarez
    Giannella Alvarez

    Giannella Alvarez


    Giannella Alvarez has served as a member of our board of directors since 2021. Ms. Alvarez has experience in strategic planning, branding, innovation, digital marketing, consumer insights, technology, and scaling businesses. She was the Chief Executive Officer of Beanitos, Inc., a privately held snack food company from January 2018 until December 2019. Prior to that she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harmless Harvest, Inc., an organic beverage company from 2015 to 2018. Prior to joining Harmless Harvest, Ms. Alvarez held a number of increasingly senior positions in marketing, innovation and general management with Del Monte Corporation, Barilla S.p.A., The Coca Cola Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Alvarez currently serves as a director of Ruth’s Chris Hospitality Group, Driscoll’s and as board chair at Del Real Foods. She served at the board of Domtar Corporation from 2012 to 2021. We believe Ms. Alvarez is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her broad global experience with branding, customer relations, franchising, international operations, corporate governance and ESG, as well as her executive leadership skills.

  • Thad Beshears


    Thad Beshears has served as a member of our board of directors since 2015. Mr. Beshears is the Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer of Simpson Nurseries LAA and has served as its President since 2015. He is responsible for all sales operations, production, and inventory tracking for the operation. Mr. Beshears is also the President and owner of Simpson Nurseries of Tennessee since 2013, where he develops and implements the company’s strategic vision while monitoring the market for opportunities for growth and expansion. Mr. Beshears is a founding member of Trulieve. We believe Mr. Beshears is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his agricultural and cannabis industry experience.

    Beshears is a graduate of Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership, Texas A&M University of College Station, TX, as well as Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida. Beshears is a founding member of Trulieve.

  • Peter T. Healy

    • Lead Director
    Lead Director

    Peter Healy has served as a member of our board of directors since 2019. An accomplished legal counsel with more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Healy is currently a Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, managing a broad-based corporate practice, advising companies on a range of issues, including corporate governance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. His diverse clientele includes both public companies, private equity firms and major investment banking firms in a range of industries, including finance, technology, healthcare, biotechnology, real estate, consumer products, among others. He previously was a Partner and Of Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP from 1989 to March of 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Santa Clara University, an MBA degree (with distinction) from Cornell University and a JD degree from University of California, Hastings. We believe Mr. Healy is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience representing public and private companies in a wide variety of industries.

  • Richard May


    Richard May has served as a member of our board of directors since 2017. Mr. May is the President and co-owner of May Nursery, Inc., and has been with May Nursery, Inc. since 2002 in various roles. He has sat on several agricultural industry and community boards, including as director and chairman of the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce from 2010 to 2016, as the treasurer and trustee of the Robert F. Munroe Day School from 2012 to 2018 and as a director and president of the Southern Nursery Association from 2010 to 2016. Mr. May graduated from Auburn University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Economics and Horticulture. He is a graduate of the Wedgeworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources from the University of Florida, and a graduate of the Executive Academy for Growth and Leadership from Texas A&M. Mr. May is a founding member of Trulieve. We believe Mr. May is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his agricultural and cannabis industry expertise.

  • Thomas Millner


    Thomas Millner has served as a member of our board of directors since 2020. Mr. Millner brings a combination of executive leadership, merchandising and multichannel operational skills, and a strong philanthropic background to Trulieve. Mr. Millner, who has been retired since 2017, was formerly the CEO of Cabela’s, a direct marketer and specialty retailer of outdoor recreation merchandise, from 2009 to 2017. Prior to Cabela’s, Mr. Millner was president and CEO of North Carolina’s Remington Arms Company from 1994 to 2009, an American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition. Since 2014, Mr. Millner has served as a director and the chair of the audit committee of Best Buy, a multinational consumer electronics retailer. Mr. Millner previously served as a director and chair of the audit committee of Stanley Furniture, a furniture manufacturer and retailer from 2001 to 2008, as a director of Total Wine & More, a large, family-owned, privately held American alcohol retailer from 2015 to 2019 and as a director of Menards, a privately held home improvement company, from 2017 to 2019. We believe Mr. Millner is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his service as an officer and director of large multi-state corporations in the United States.

  • Jane Morreau


    Jane Morreau has served as a member of our board of directors since 2021. Ms. Morreau is a seasoned global finance executive and an experienced independent director, with a broad skill set and expertise that also includes supply chain management, manufacturing operations, information technology, retail operations, mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy. Ms. Morreau most recently was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brown-Forman Corporation, a position she held from 2014 to 2021. She joined Brown-Forman, the largest American-owned and publicly traded spirits and wine company with a global reach, in 1991, and held various senior management and executive leadership finance and operational roles during her 30-year career. Before joining Brown-Forman Corporation, Ms. Morreau worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation (now known as Yum! Brands) and held a number of financial roles. Since 2021, Ms. Morreau has served as a director, the chair of the audit committee and a member of the Nominating, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee of Vita Coco, a leading high-growth platform of better-for-you beverage brands. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting (with high honors) and an MBA degree, both from the University of Louisville and is a Certified Public Accountant. We believe Ms. Morreau is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her extensive leadership experience as well as her broad knowledge and experience in corporate strategy, finance, retail and technology, and her board of director service on other boards.

  • Kim Rivers

    • Chairman of the Board

    Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

    Kim Rivers has served as the Chair of the board of directors and as Chief Executive Officer since 2015. She also previously served as President from 2015 until 2021. Ms. Rivers received her Bachelor’s degree in Multinational Business and Political Science from Florida State University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. Ms. Rivers is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and she spent several years in private practice as a lawyer where she specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and securities for multi-million dollar companies. For over a decade, Ms. Rivers has run numerous successful businesses from real estate to finance, including as Principal of Inkbridge LLC, an investment firm, since 2011. Ms. Rivers serves as second vice chair of the National Cannabis Roundtable and the Benzinga Cannabis Advisory Board. Ms. Rivers has been recognized as an industry pioneer with accolades including Green Market Report’s Women’s Leadership Award 2022, Top 100 CEOs in Innovation Award 2022, and Most Influential Women in Cannabis Award. We believe Ms. Rivers is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her service as our Chief Executive Officer and her substantial experience in the cannabis industry.

  • Susan Thronson


    Susan Thronson has served as a member of our board of directors since 2020. Ms. Thronson is an experienced independent director with global digital, ecommerce and loyalty marketing experience. Ms. Thronson held various operational roles at Marriott International from 1989 to 2005, and was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Marriott International from 2005 to 2013, leading Marriott’s worldwide integrated marketing strategy and execution for its portfolio of hotel brands. Since 2013, Ms. Thronson has been self-employed as a management consultant. Ms. Thronson formerly served as a director of Angie’s List from 2012 to 2017, an internet service company, and SONIC Drive-In from 2015 to 2018, an operator of an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain. She has maintained a National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow credential since 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. We believe Ms. Thronson is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her service in the hospitality industry and on the board of directors of corporations with operations across the United States.