Carey Turnbull is a founding donor and the Chair of the Advisory Board of the NYU Center for Psychedelic Medicine. He is a member of the Board and President of Heffter Research Institute and a member of the Board of Usona Institute, both of which support the study of psychedelic substances. He provides time as an adjunct advisor to the legal defense of the Native American Church and other indigenous people’s rights to the practice of their religion, ceremonies, and beliefs free from cultural, religious and legal pressure. Mr. Turnbull also founded Freedom to Operate to protect psychedelic science and medical development for the public benefit.
Mr. Turnbull founded numerous successful businesses over the course of his long career. Over the last 10 years has worked in commercial early stage drug development for several companies as an investor, founder, and CEO. Most recently he founded Ceruvia Lifesciences and B.More to transform psychedelic research into cutting-edge medicine. Prior to beginning a business career, Mr. Turnbull taught and lectured on meditation for 10 years. He and his wife, Claudia Turnbull, are prominent philanthropists in the field of psychedelic medicine, and have been happily married for over 40 years.