Committed to a high-integrity legal cannabis industry.

Galen Diligence is a small team of expert researchers and investigators dedicated to supporting high-integrity operators, investors and their advisers in the legal cannabis industry. We are woman-owned and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more.


Tanya Hoke | Founder & Managing Director

Tanya has more than a decade of experience managing investigative due diligence for clients in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and manufacturing to financial services and consulting. She has been working with investors in the cannabis industry since 2015.

Tanya has led hundreds of due diligence investigations into management teams, helping clients to identify business, legal, and reputational risks prior to proceeding with high-value transactions. She was previously a Senior Consultant in Corporate Investigations at Control Risks Group, a global security and political risk consulting firm.

Tanya speaks regularly about due diligence, risk management, and integrity in the cannabis industry. She currently serves on the NCIA’s Banking & Financial Services Committee, and previously served on the State Regulations Committee. 

She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and a licensed Private Investigator in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College and a Master of International Business degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she serves on the MIB Alumni Advisory Board.

Education and Advocacy

Galen Diligence is a proud member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, where Tanya currently serves on the Banking & Financial Services Committee. We also speak regularly about integrity and due diligence in the industry at events such as:

  • O’Cannabiz, April 2019

  • NCIA Seed to Sale Conference, February 2019

  • Boston Bar Association Cannabis Law Conference, November 2018

  • NCIA Cannabis Business Summit, July 2018

  • NECANN, March 2018

  • Cannabis World Congress, October 2017

  • MJBiz Conference, May 2017


Transparency: We believe in being clear about how we work so that you only pay for expertise, not for mystery.

Integrity: We do what we say we will and deliver on time, while sticking to strict ethical and legal guidelines.

Confidentiality: We take your trust seriously.

Community: As a business benefiting from legalization, we are committed to doing our part to correct the injustices of prohibition. We donate 1% of profit to social justice and equity-focused organizations every quarter.

Our 1% contributions have gone to the Massachusetts Bail Fund, NuLeaf Project, and Equity First Alliance (National Expungement Week).

National Library of Medicine

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Why Galen?

Galen of Pergamum was a prominent physician and philosopher during the Roman Empire. One of the most accomplished researchers of his time, he made significant contributions to our early understanding of pharmacology, anatomy, and neurology. 

Galen Diligence incorporates this ambitious commitment to research in our work as advisors in an emerging industry.