John-Peter is a socially responsible entrepreneur who has been a psychotherapist and an active participant in psychopharmacological research on and off for 50+ years. He is fluent in medical regulatory and clinical trial matters from policy and hands-on perspectives, including the challenges associated with psychedelic and plant-based medical research.
A passionate patient advocate, he co-founded LSTN (Life-Saving Therapies Network), a non-profit, patient-led network dedicated to getting people with lethal diseases faster access to better treatments via regulatory and clinical trial reform. He also coaches patients individually helping them learn about, navigate and advocate for their care.
John-Peter coordinated the development of the Inuit Land Claim, the basis for the creation of Nunavut, Canada's newest territory and has significant other cross-cultural experience. As a volunteer, he has fed the disadvantaged and helped create businesses for them, co-chaired the Lung Cancer Canada Advocacy Committee, served on the Research Advisory Committee of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and the Cancer Care Advisory Committee of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
John-Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants – Ontario (FCMC). His academic degrees include a B.A. (Psychology) with minors in Sacred Theology and Philosophy, an M.A. and ABD (Experimental Psychology – psychopharmacology with a minor in neuroanatomy/neurophysiology) and a Ph.D. (Psychology and Community Services). Journeys in Cancerland, his book with Lisa Newman, was published in 2012.