Melonie is a focus-driven entrepreneur and executive with more than 20 years of success in the pharma, biotech, textiles, e-commerce, medical marijuana, and healthcare consulting industries.

Leveraging high impact experience with import/export, patents, entrepreneurship, and international banking, she is a valuable asset to small startups willing to take a risk, healthcare, cannabis, and pharma companies seeking assistance with branding, strategic and customized marketing, and organizational development. Her key areas of expertise include medical marijuana health care consulting, startup capital finance, marketing, business development, process optimization, communications, staffing 100+ physicians on advisory panels, recruiting high performing sales, and management personnel.

As CEO and Co-Founder of Compassionate Certification Centers, the world’s first physician-owned medical marijuana or medical cannabis Certification Center Licensees for marketed to career seekers, investors, physicians, and health care practitioners. Her co-founded company is hosting the World Convention each year beginning in 2017 for medical marijuana in PA, alongside highly respected physicians.

Melonie received a B.S. in Biology – Pre-Medicine, a B.S. in Marketing, and pursued her M.B.A. in Health Care Administration and Medical Billing & Coding. She is on the advisory board for The American Society of Cannabis Pharmacists and has volunteered for a variety of organizations including the mitochondrial foundation and veterans organizations since 1995.

Melonie Kotchey

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder of Compassionate Certification Centers


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