Ruth Charbonneau, RN, JD
Ruth Charbonneau is The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp’s new Associate Director. Prior to joining Jefferson, she provided regulatory consulting services on issues related to healthcare licensing and operations. Charbonneau also served in executive leadership teams within state government most recently as the Chief of Staff for the Department of Health. She was a New Jersey Governor’s Fellow and in her various management and oversight responsibilities within state government she was responsible for legal and regulatory oversight including, but not limited, to the development of the initial rules governing New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana program, policy and research, health data analysis and the development of a query-based system to access public health datasets, statistics, and information. She served as the project coordinator for the Governor’s Commission to assess New Jersey’s public research institutions.
Before working in government, Charbonneau began her career as a nurse and worked in a variety of settings and specialty areas gaining an understanding of health care systems. She worked in academic medical centers, community hospitals, urgent care, and home care with experience in pediatrics, operating room (circulating and scrub), in-patient oncology and hospice.
She received an RN Diploma from Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clark University, and a JD from Case Western University School of Law.
Kimberly Binsfeld, MS
Director of Research
Kimberly Binsfeld is The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp's new Director of Research. She is an experienced clinical research professional with extensive knowledge in various operational areas of clinical research from project management, trial master file, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, pharmacovigilance, and site management. She has spent over 15 years working on Phase I - IV/Late-Stage Clinical Trials in several therapeutic areas with small to large-sized biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Before joining Jefferson she served as Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance while working at Prevail InfoWorks, Inc., a Philadelphia based technology company that provides software and services to support clinical trials. She implemented and cultivated Prevail's Quality Management System as well as functioned as lead designer for Prevail's proprietary electronic trial master file and safety data management systems.
She completed dual Bachelor's degrees in Biology and Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University's Eberly College of Science and Liberal Arts College along with a minor in Neuroscience. Subsequently, she earned her Master's degree in Clinical Research and Organizational Management from Drexel University's College of Medicine in 2008.
Megan Daly, MS
Megan Daly is the Administrative Assistant for The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. She has three years of combined administrative support, marketing and research experience. Megan graduated from Seton Hall University in 2016 with her Master of Science in Experimental Psychology. Her graduate level research study focused on the relationship between sleep, trauma, and memory using an animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder. Megan’s education, administrative experience, and personal interest in implementing the use of medical marijuana and cannabis within the healthcare system is what makes her an asset to the new Lambert Center team.