Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars

online Medical Marijuana Education Events

Upcoming Speakers

Marc Matoza

Host
President, Marijuana Med Today

Marc is a technology and business development manager with expertise in technology, database, cybersecurity, and online/web/mobile computing. As an inventor, computer scientist, and entrepreneur, he has developed innovative tech products including a leading relational database, multiple digital multilingual dictionaries, a digital bilingual reference/grammar-checking word processing add-on, golf [sports] swing video capture & analysis solutions, and certified safe anti-microbial environments.

Marc’s multinational background includes technology and corporate management experience with Hewlett Packard, Netscape Communications, Ashton-Tate, AlphaGraphics SA, MarcTech SA/LLC, and Swing Solutions. This includes managing operations in Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the USA. He has a Computer Science Degree from California Polytechnic State University.

Speakers

Alyssa Quintana

Cannachats Creator
Representative, Medical Marijuana Clinics of Florida

Alyssa Quintana works collaboratively with doctors and nurses of MMTCFL to provide quality cannabis education to patients and staff. Throughout her career and her extensive research, she has discovered the proven benefits of medical cannabis that had the power to genuinely help many people! Since then, she has become a resource for them –a Medical Cannabis Social Worker, if you will– and is dedicated to providing quality cannabis care.

Alyssa created CannaChats, a series of interactive educational events held within medical marijuana clinics for patients to learn about and discuss various aspects of medical cannabis. Her academic journey began with a focus on mental health and a passion for holistic healing, incorporating our whole selves: mind, body, and spirit in order to wholly treat symptoms. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology and recently received her Masters in Social Work at Wichita State University.

Danielle Lewis

Guest Speaker on Fibromyalgia
Assistant General Manager, Harvest of  Longwood


My name is Danielle Lewis and I have been working with Harvest since we opened our Longwood location in March of 2019. My absolute favorite thing about this job is learning everything I can about cannabis and how it is improving lives in so many different ways, for so many different people. I am excited about the opportunity to meet and speak with you all!

Danielle Lewis has co-hosted Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars on topics including:

  • Parkinson's & Medical Marijuana /  July 16, 2020

Arnetra Shettleworth

Guest speaker on Post-Traumatic Stress
Vice President of Operations, Southern Region, Columbia Care

Born and raised in Miami, FL. A graduate of the University of Florida with an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. I’ve had an extensive career in highly competitive, service-intensive environments where success greatly depends on inspiring and engaging highly diverse teams. I’ve developed an innate ability to attract high performing individuals that will completely fulfill and exceed expectations.

Jenni Fried

Guest Speaker on Seniors & Medical Marijuana
Regional Sales Manager, Altmed Florida

Jenni Fried made her way into the medical cannabis industry following her mother’s unexpected diagnosis of cancer, previously working as a speech-language pathologist in the school system. She now spends most of her days providing education to physicians, patients, and members of the community on the medicinal properties and healing benefits of cannabis.

 
In addition to being a proponent and advocate of this plant, she is an avid Disney lover, loves to follow the Dave Matthews Band, and is passionate about fitness and overall health and wellness. Jenni loves engaging with the community and spreading education and information about alternative medicinal treatments.
 

Jenni has co-hosted Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars on topics including:

  • Seniors & Medical Marijuana /  September 23, 2020

Joshua Littrell

Guest Speaker on Post-Traumatic Stress
Founder and Managing Director,
Veterans for Cannabis Foundation

The mission of Veterans For Cannabis is to reduce deaths associated with accidental overdose of narcotic pain medication and reducing the suffering associated with PTSD, which directly contributes to over 50 Veteran lives lost a day. To achieve that mission, Veterans For Cannabis has a vision of being accountable for the product and services we provide through 3 core values:

Integrity first

Service before self

Excellence in all we do

Founder Joshua Littrell spent six years on active duty with the US Air Force, and is a combat veteran and bioenvironmental engineer.

Joshua has co-hosted Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars on topics including:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress & Medical Marijuana /  May 28, 2020

Zack Swan

Guest Speaker on
Post-Traumatic Stress

Sales and Marketing Director,  AltMed Florida


Zack Swan is the Sales and Marketing Director of AltMed Florida. He joined from AltMed Arizona, bringing a year of experience in a mature medical marijuana market to the Florida operation. He is the lead educator of the MÜV Products line for physicians and the community in the state. Mr. Swan brings experience from two startups in the food and tech industries and nearly three years in the Cannabis industry. He studied International Studies at Boston University and is currently pursuing his MBA at Villanova University.

Donna Shields, MS, RDN

Guest Speaker on Migraines
Co-founder, Holistic Cannabis Academy & Cannabis Consultant

Donna Shields is co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy, an online training program for anyone interested in building a career in cannabis care and coaching. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, Donna began her career in the US Army Medical Corps, acted as spokesperson for Fortune 100 food brands, and managed global health communications for The Coca-Cola Company. She’s been a freelance food and nutrition writer, full-time faculty at the Culinary Institute of America, and authored several cookbooks including contributions to The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook. Donna’s consulting business includes working with CBD brands, cannabis retreats in Colorado, and business coaching to help professionals in the US and UK launch their cannabis careers. Her new blog on cannabis careers can be found here.

Dr. Joseph Dorn, MD, DMD, MBA

Physician, Medical Marijuana Specialist
Chief Medical Officer, Medical Marijuana Clinics of Florida

Dr. Joseph Dorn is the chief medical officer of the Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, and earned his Doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He has over thirty years of practice in general medicine to date. Dr. Dorn specialized for fifteen years as a family practice doctor and spent the next twelve as a hospice physician, and so has experience in treating a wide variety of patient symptoms and conditions, including chronic diseases. Before working to establish Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, Dr. Dorn served as the medical director of one of Florida’s few licensed dispensaries, giving him first-hand knowledge of patient needs.

Chrissy Beresford

Guest Speaker on Arthritis
MÜV Regional Sales Manager, Altmed Florida

Chrissy Beresford made her way into the medical cannabis industry following the unexpected death of a loved one, and now spends most her days providing education to physicians, patients, and members of the community on the medicinal properties and healing benefits of cannabis. Chrissy is making it one of her life’s missions to bring awareness and understanding around alternative forms of medicine and therapy, and in addition to her extensive work in medical cannabis education has become a 200 hr accredited yoga teacher via the Yoga Alliance.

The previous Arthritis & Medical Marijuana webinar on June 4th was held from MÜV’s Lady Lake dispensary at 929 US-441 Highway. Learn more about MÜV at muvfl.com or call 833-880-5420.

Dr. Bruce Rubinowicz

Guest Speaker on Pain Management & Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Doctor, Maxxam CBD

Dr. Bruce Rubinowicz received his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his neurology residency at the University of Texas and a sleep medicine fellowship at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Dr. Rubinowicz had a private practice in the Nashville area for 18 years before moving to South Florida and has well over 20 years of experience. His care philosophy is to be a patient advocate, providing full service and care to avoid unnecessary or costly referrals and outside testing.

“I have had the unique experience of being both a patient and a provider. My experience as a patient [undergoing evaluation and treatment of cancer] exposed me to the deficiencies in the health care system. As a provider, I have seen too many times when patients have undergone unnecessary tests and treatment. Even family and friends have been subjected to tests and treatment that was unnecessary and did nothing to improve their care. I have had the unique pleasure and opportunity to help many people and wanted to find a way to help more people. We have a health care system where patients are undergoing more tests, surgery, and therapies [at additional cost] without improved outcomes."

Jenifer Perdomo

Guest Speaker on Cancer
Community Educator, Trulieve
Cancer Thriver

Jenifer Perdomo is Trulieve's Miami Dade and Monroe County Community Educator, as well as a cancer thriver, a medical marijuana patient and advocate, and mother to 3 adult children.
In her role at Trulieve, Jenifer is responsible for hands-on education regarding Trulieve’s Medical Cannabis products as well as ensuring that physicians have the most up-to-date information to provide the best patient experience possible.
 
After experiencing life-threatening stage 3 cervical cancer, Jenifer was prescribed a long list of medications for pain amongst other symptoms-- medications that none of her doctors could agree on as being the best protocol for treatment. That all changed when medical marijuana became an option for Florida residents, and Jenifer was able to ditch the pills and find the mental and physical relief that she hadn’t felt since prior to her cancer diagnosis. She knew it was time to leave the corporate healthcare world and help others navigate this new option to taking charge of their health.

Andrew Burke

Guest Speaker on Multiple Sclerosis
Physician Engagement Manager, Trulieve


Andrew
 was born and raised in the small beach town of Hobe Sound, Florida, grew up spending most of his time playing organized sports, studying, and relaxing with his family at the beach. He experienced firsthand what a well-connected and empowered community can do for its members, when the town rallied in support of his mother's victory against breast cancer. During his mother's battle against breast cancer, Andrew began his battle for patient access to medical marijuana here in Florida.
 
Andrew left his small beach town to continue his education at Florida State University and shortly after graduating took his first position with Trulieve, as a Patient Consultant in Tallahassee, FL. He spent a year working in the first dispensary in the state and acted as a Community Educator for his home town area. In this role, Andrew felt for the first time that he was able to give back to the community that gave his mother the means and hope to survive one of his family's most trying times. Now Andrew oversees Trulieve's Community Education team across the state.
 
Learn more about Trulieve at trulieve.com or call 844-878-5438.

 

Andrew has co-hosted Medical Marijuana Awareness Webinars on topics including:

  • Can Medical Marijuana Help You?  /  June 25, 2020
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders & Medical Marijuana  /  July 9, 2020

Alex Ford

Guest Speaker from Trulieve
Community Educator, Trulieve

Alex is from central Florida and has lived here his whole life and has always enjoyed being outdoors and exploring the natural beauty Florida has to offer both above and below the surface. In spite of the climate, he developed a love for ice hockey at a young age and still plays to this day. He also played for the University of South Florida where he attended college, majoring in psychology. He began working for Trulieve in October 2017 and has been a community educator for over 2 years now. He has a deep passion for spreading awareness and educating the communities of central Florida to the medicinal benefits and potential of Medical Cannabis after losing 2 close friends to cancer and opioid addiction. He loves where he lives, what he does and the communities he serves and is excited to be a part of the MMAW series.  

Waldemar Irizarry

Guest Speaker on Glaucoma
General Manager, Harvest House of Cannabis in Longwood, FL

Waldemar Irizarry works as the general manager at Longwood medical marijuana dispensary Harvest. His background includes 15 years as a manager for CVS Pharmacy.

Kaitlin Daniels

Guest Speaker on Glaucoma
Assistant Manager, Harvest House of Cannabis in Longwood, FL

Kaitlin Daniels works as the assistant manager at Longwood dispensary Harvest. She has been a part of the medical marijuana community in Florida for 2 years and through hard work, dedication, and patience, has been instrumental in positively impacting the lives of many Floridians.

Kate Palazzolo

Guest Speaker on Chronic Pain
Regional Sales Manager, MÜV


Kate holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Education.

Kate believes strongly in the healing benefits of cannabis and its use as an alternative to Western medicine. Her mission is to bring awareness and education about alternative forms of medicine to physicians and their patients.

Cameron Vance, PharmD

Pharmacist, Medical Marijuana Specialist
Chief Information Officer, Medical Marijuana Clinics of Florida

Cameron Vance is an experienced leader in pharmacy operations management, practice development, team management, performance metrics, accreditation, training, planning, and physician marketing and education. His doctorate in pharmacy is from West Virginia University, and he is a professional member of the American Pharmacists Association and The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Cameron is a multifaceted pharmacist with diverse experiences in the fields of community, compounding, veteran, psychiatric, and hospital pharmacy. His special interests are in medicinal cannabis, pain management, neurology, and endocrinology.

Turner Davis, RPh

Pharmacist, Medical Marijuana Specialist
Chief Marketing Officer, Medical Marijuana Clinics of Florida

Turner has over 20 years of experience operating, marketing, and eventually owning medical businesses. In 1998 Turner formed and took on a position as president of Vital Care of North Florida, also known as Total Care, Inc., a retail pharmacy specializing in long-term care and infusion pharmacy. It was sold to National in 2010.

Total Care Medical opened as a medical supply provider and compounding pharmacy in 2001, and Turner served as COO/Pharmacy Sales Manager. The company expanded with locations in 20 states, and changed business focus several times to stay innovative with evolving industry trends. Turner was focused on sales training and product development from 2012-2016 and managed over 100 sales reps at market peak.

He has formed professional relationships in the Florida Medical Marijuana industry over the last 3 years and used his management experience to move Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, as well as the industry, forward into the modern day.