About Astrid

Astrid is a specialty pharmacy, pioneering in cannabinoid medicine, plant-based therapies and nutraceuticals, located at the heart of South Yarra in Melbourne.

With a focus on holistic health and plant-based therapies, Astrid hopes to reinvent the concept of pharmacy within the healthcare system. In moving past pharmaceutical drugs as the first line, these new emerging lines of treatment can provide an alternative option of treatment for patients.

The industry is changing rapidly in Australia, and is following the trend of other countries in being a male-dominated field. In Canada, only 7 percent of cannabis companies with public information are headed up by women.

Astrid is proud to be Australia’s female-led dispensary, with the vision to put the plant-power back to patients.

The Team

Lisa Nguyen

Founder/Chief Executive Officer


Lisa is an Australian trained clinical pharmacist, Founder and CEO of Astrid Dispensary. She has extensive experience in the medicinal cannabis industry, having previously worked with global cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation (APAC) and Australian medicinal cannabis company, Medlab Clinical Pty Ltd.

She is looking to make a mark in this industry by establishing Australia’s first female-led dispensary specialising in plant-based medicine.

Bee Mohamed

Head of Patient Advocacy & Engagement

B.A, MSSc.

Bee is the former Patient Advocacy & Stakeholder Manager for Canopy Growth (APAC) and was the inaugural CEO of ScriptWise, a non-profit patient advocacy organisation dedicated to prevent the harms associated with prescription medication overdose and addiction.

It is safe to say that Bee is passionate about driving better patient accessibility not only within the medicinal cannabis industry, but to achieve better health outcomes too.

Judy Nguyen

Head of Customer Experience


After graduating from a Bachelor of Nursing in 2018, Judy discovered very early on that going against the status quo has, though often daunting, led her to exciting new ventures. Judy loves meeting people from all walks of life and has great compassion towards patients.

Taniya Kulatunga

Head of Dispensing Operations

B. Pharm

Taniya is Astrid’s resident Managing Pharmacist — joining Astrid with years of experience in clinical, retail pharmacy and fertility medicine. Taniya’s exceptional experience in pharmacy management, dispensary operations and pharmaceutical compliance stems from her extensive background in both operations and people management at Slade Pharmacy, Epworth Hospital. At Epworth, Taniya oversaw the rollout of numerous IVF clinics. Thriving on efficiency and automation, Taniya saw new ways to work collaboratively with these partner clinics and their respective healthcare professionals. Taniya is kind, generous and reliable, and has been dubbed Astrid’s Operations Queen!”

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At Astrid, our team are here to help you navigate your holistic health journey. If you’re a patient wanting to chat about your medical condition, we’d love to help.