The Compassionate Sciences Team


Jack Burkholder CSATC Trustee

Jack Burkholder, MBA, Chairman, Board of Trustees

Jack Burkholder is a consultant with more than 30 years of experience in international investment banking, corporate finance and real estate development. He has an expertise in managing complex projects involving close cooperation with governments at all levels and has served extensively in the public trust as a court-appointed receiver. Mr. Burkholder is active in his community as a member of the Executive Real Estate Roundtable and the financial audit committee of his local school district. He graduated with a BS in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in finance from Fordham University.

Michael Nelson CSATC Operations

Michael Nelson, Trustee

Michael Nelson is the founder of a successful international outfitting business who is also the owner and operator of one of the largest and most respected alternative treatment centers in Montana. Over the past six years as a grower-operator, he has developed expertise in building ATCs, systems design, employee orientation as well as training and management. Mr. Nelson’s cultivation center and multiple-location dispensaries have set a standard of excellence in serving qualified patients in the Central and Western regions of the Montana. He brings to his work a background in sales, management, distribution and marketing of school products to universities and high schools across the American Northwest. Mr. Nelson is active in the Bozeman area business community and as a volunteer in a sports program for the disabled. He earned a BS in Business from the University of Colorado.

Steve Hirsh CSATC Operations

Steve Hirsh, CPA, Trustee

John J. Perri Jr. CSATC Trustee

John J. Perri Jr., CPA, MBA, Trustee

A Certified Public Accountant and a partner in the accounting firm of Raymond, Perri & DeSeno in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, John Perri brings to the Board of Trustees over thirty-five years of public accounting experience, including extensive knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting and tax issues and the evaluation of financial results. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Perri also serves on the Board of Directors of Community Partners Bancorp, chairing the Audit Committee, and on the Board of Directors of the Monmouth Housing Alliance. He has taught accounting at Ocean County Community College and has lectured on various accounting- and tax–related topics. Mr. Perri received his B.S. in accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University.