Pennsylvania’s Trusted Medical Cannabis & Holistic Wellness Experts

The team at Compassionate Certification Centers and Compassionate Care Medical Professionals work synergistically to offer medical marijuana certification services, CBD consultations, endocannabinoid testing, naturopathic medicine, immune system analysis and supplementation, and nutritional services.

  • Melonie, Chief Executive Officer

    Melonie Kotchey

    Chief Executive Officer
    Melonie, Chief Executive Officer

    Melonie Kotchey

    Chief Executive Officer
    • B.S. Pre-Medicine, B.S. Business Marketing
    • MBA Healthcare Administration
    • 20+ years in healthcare, management, government grants, sales and research
    • Serial entrepreneur and cannabis banking expert
  • Dr. Jennifer, Chief Medical Director

    Dr. Jennifer

    Chief Medical Director
    Dr. Jennifer, Chief Medical Director

    Dr. Jennifer

    Chief Medical Director

    Dr. Jennifer received her Bachelors in Biological Sciences from the University of Cincinnati. Experienced Massage Therapist, with training from the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage Botanical genetic research experience and co-author of “The Horticultural Role of Pyrus calleryana”, published in Biological Invasions, 2010 Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences *Accredited four year medical program Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture training with clinical experience Board Certified to practice Acupuncture in Arizona*Clean needle technique certified Whole Health Integrative Clinic Internship in Lombard, IL Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor Licensed to practice Naturopathic Medicine by the State of Arizona Certified to Dispense Natural Substances Licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical medications.

  • Dr. Sandra, Nutritionist & Natropathic Medicine Specialist

    Dr. Sandra

    Nutritionist & Natropathic Medicine Specialist
    Dr. Sandra, Nutritionist & Natropathic Medicine Specialist

    Dr. Sandra

    Nutritionist & Natropathic Medicine Specialist

    Dr. Sandra is an in-house Nutrition, CBD, and Naturopathic Medicine Specialist for Compassionate Certification Centers and Compassionate Care Medical Professionals. Sandra utilizes her 20+ years of training and experience with nutrition, metabolic understanding, diet and genetics and pairs it with holistic treatment methods such as empathic listening, plant medicine, and mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. These all-natural alternative therapies allow her to create individualized diet-based solutions to help you not only get well…but stay well.

  • Dr. Bernard, Physician at Compassionate Certification Centers

    Dr. Bernard

    Physician
    Dr. Bernard, Physician at Compassionate Certification Centers

    Dr. Bernard

    Physician

    Dr. Bernard is board certified in Family Practice with a 32-year history of ER work, clinical medicine for the Army all over the United States and various worldwide positions, and a 12-year history of Urgicare. Dr. Bernard has an extensive military background, he was ranked as Colonel in the US Reserves and is currently retired. Dr. Bernard military awards include: Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal x2, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO ISAF Medal, Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Reserve Component Overseas Training Medal Afghan Campaign Medal with one Combat Star, Army Achievement Award. Dr. Bernard is a member of Ame Assoc of Family Practice, Reserve Officers Assoc and Association of Military Surgeons, Society of Cannabis Clinicians, American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association and American College of CBD and Cannabis.

  • Dr. Cheryle, Physician at Compassionate Certification Centers

    Dr. Cheryle

    Physician
    Dr. Cheryle, Physician at Compassionate Certification Centers

    Dr. Cheryle

    Physician

    Dr. Cheryle Hart is a Mayo Clinic-trained medical doctor and surgeon who has over 30 years of experience. Now practicing integrative medicine, she focuses on the interactions of hormones, nutrition and stress and how to improve them to optimize health and well-being.

  • Dr. Paul

    Dr. Paul

    Physician
    Dr. Paul

    Dr. Paul

    Physician

    Dr. Paul is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went to Duquesne University and graduated in 1981 with a degree in Music Education. He then went to Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri and graduated in 1988. Finished residency in Internal Medicine at Shadyside Hospital in 1992. He has practiced as an Emergency Department physician for 26 years at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Armstrong County Memorial Hospital and more recently Ellwood City Hospital. Dr. Paul has been a great addition to the CCC team!

  • Megan, Senior Executive Director of Administrative Operations & Human Resources

    Megan

    Senior Executive Director of Administrative Operations & Human Resources
    Megan, Senior Executive Director of Administrative Operations & Human Resources

    Megan

    Senior Executive Director of Administrative Operations & Human Resources

    Megan received her A.S. in Medical Billing and Coding from Herzing University and has a gift for working with patients. She was born and raised in Florida, where she and her family currently reside. She has experience working with a national pharmacy and working with a wide variety of patients in a busy internal medicine practice. Megan has years of experience being passionate and patient-focused. She has excelled in the healthcare field, offering her expertise in providing excellent customer service and patient care. She is dedicated to assuring a positive patient experience. Megan is currently a member of the following professional organizations: UnitedForCare and NORML.

  • Valerie, Marketing & Design Director

    Valerie

    Marketing & Design Director
    Valerie, Marketing & Design Director

    Valerie

    Marketing & Design Director

    Valerie received her Associates degree in Applied Science, Communication Arts/Graphic Design. She is a true professional with more than 13 years of experience working in a multinational corporate environment as well as in the cannabis industry. A passion for creating concepts within the medical marijuana space, she excels in design, advertising, interactive marketing deployment all in a fast-paced environment. Corporate Communications, Human Resources, Marketing, Business Development, Legal and Compliance Training, Finance, and Product Development are just some of her skill sets.

  • Brittney, Senior Executive Director of Medical Operations & Training

    Brittney

    Senior Executive Director of Medical Operations & Training
    Brittney, Senior Executive Director of Medical Operations & Training

    Brittney

    Senior Executive Director of Medical Operations & Training

    Brittney is passionate about patient advocacy and she firmly believes “The opiate epidemic in this country is a truly devastating problem that can be eliminated with a more organic option”. With over 10 years of experience as director of operations in medical facilities she excels at managing and coordinating high volume centers of excellence. Dedicated to her patients experience and a focus on it being exceptional, Brittney thrives in a learning environment while pursuing her B.S. Business Administration. She currently resides in Florida with her husband and children and is a lifelong advocate for medical cannabis witnessing the effects and benefits with patients first hand. Brittney supports the Harvesting Hope foundation.

  • Steve Clark

    Steve

    Director of Website Development & Senior Compliance Manager
    Steve Clark

    Steve

    Director of Website Development & Senior Compliance Manager

    Steve is the owner of Agency Replacement, an integrated marketing company in Pittsburgh that provides affordable print and digital marketing solutions to a variety of different clients throughout the United States. He is a highly motivated, organized, and performance-driven marketing professional with a strong capacity to manage a wide range of print and digitally-based projects for your Medical Marijuana dispensary, practice, or delivery service. Steve has strong expertise in graphic design, website design/development, digital marketing, and email marketing solutions.

  • Reva, Patient Care Team Specialist

    Reva

    Patient Care Team Specialist
    Reva, Patient Care Team Specialist

    Reva

    Patient Care Team Specialist

    Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Reva currently resides in Butler with her family and three cats. After many years in the food and beverage industry which she greatly loved due to the personal connections with people, she chose to move into the healthcare field completing data entry and as a scheduling coordinator. After becoming very interested in fitness and her own health journey she’s come to truly appreciate more natural approaches to a healthy happy way of life and looks forward to educating the general public about the medical benefits cannabis and CBD can have on their lives.

  • Ken Schultz, Senior Executive Director of Sales & Education

    Ken

    Senior Executive Director of Sales & Education
    Ken Schultz, Senior Executive Director of Sales & Education

    Ken

    Senior Executive Director of Sales & Education

    Ken is a product & nutrition expert with over 10 years of experience in personal nutrition, training, and coaching. He also has extensive experience in hemp-derived CBD and national conference sales development. Ken has a B.S. in Marketing and Communications from Robert Morris University. He was the founder of Advocare in Pittsburgh and transitioned his coaching and personal training motivational skills into the cannabis industry. He was the sales development lead for the 2017 World Medical Cannabis Convention & Expo, which sold out and brought an overwhelming amount of awareness to the Pittsburgh, PA market. Ken also works to assist Compassionate Certification Centers in all sales and logistics for our centers located in Pennsylvania to help our marijuana doctors prescribe patients with medical marijuana cards. He services all states in the USA.

  • Kara, Clinical Care Team Representative

    Kara

    Clinical Care Team Representative
    Kara, Clinical Care Team Representative

    Kara

    Clinical Care Team Representative

    Kara resides in Erie, Pa with her family. She enjoys spending much of her time with her children, grand baby as well as her numerous pets. She loves sports, baking and crafting, and curling up in a big comfy chair to read a good book. Kara brings a uniquely diverse background to CCC. She worked in the criminal justice field, for over 8 years, helping young female offenders find inner strength and a positive life path. She spent the next 13 years as a rehabilitation coordinator in the behavioral health setting for the seriously mentally ill, helping her patients better manage their illnesses and symptoms with a nonjudgmental approach. Kara then changed career paths obtaining her certification in Medical billing and coding. She worked with the elderly population managing the privacy of their personal health information and providing a compassionate ear whenever needed. Kara has spent over half her life caring for others and feels that is her special gift. She is dedicated to making sure everyone is provided the opportunity for a safe, healthy, and happy life.

  • Joe, Senior Executive Director of Scheduling & Dispensary Relations

    Joe

    Senior Executive Director of Scheduling & Dispensary Relations
    Joe, Senior Executive Director of Scheduling & Dispensary Relations

    Joe

    Senior Executive Director of Scheduling & Dispensary Relations

    Joe is a Pittsburgh Native who found his place in patient care after spending four plus years working in an assisted living facility. Always being a Cannabis activist Joe has combined his 10 years of customer service and hospitality along with his patient care background to educate and help patients reap the benefits of medical cannabis.

  • Lindsey, Patient Care Team Specialist

    Lindsey

    Patient Care Team Specialist
    Lindsey, Patient Care Team Specialist

    Lindsey

    Patient Care Team Specialist

    Lindsey has over 9 years experience in patient care. She believes that medical cannabis will provide a better quality of life for patients. She is very passionate about educating people on the alternatives of opioids and other non-pharmaceutical treatment options. She looks forward to the continued progression of this industry. Lindsey currently lives in Florida with her son.

  • Dakota, Junior Executive Manager of Clinical Team

    Dakota

    Junior Executive Manager of Clinical Team
    Dakota, Junior Executive Manager of Clinical Team

    Dakota

    Junior Executive Manager of Clinical Team

    Dakota has worked in healthcare for the last 7 years as a certified nursing/medical assistant. The majority of his experience is in long term rehabilitation facilities. Due to this hands on experience, he has seen first hand how medical marijuana truly helps people. Dakota is currently enrolled in college and is focusing on Health Care Administration. After graduation, he plans to work for the government. He also enjoys traveling around the world to explore different counties.

  • Justin, Internal Audit & Security Manager

    Justin

    Internal Audit & Security Manager
    Justin, Internal Audit & Security Manager

    Justin

    Internal Audit & Security Manager

    After obtaining his degree in criminal justice, Justin attended the law enforcement academy before working with Zephyrhills Police Department. Justin applies his knowledge and skills from his extensive security background that he worked in for over ten years. Justin enjoys spending time with his three kids and wife. He says, “I make the dad thing look easy”! 

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    Rebecca

    Senior Executive Manager of Clinical & Allergy Teams
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    Rebecca

    Senior Executive Manager of Clinical & Allergy Teams

    Rebecca has experience working in the healthcare industry for 10 plus years. She first started out as an aide then moved forward with pursuing her clinical medical assistant degree. She has worked in different office settings such as oncology and gynecology. She has now found her place here at Compassionate Certification Centers and loves every aspect of patient care, including the one on one time with patients and knowing that they are able to walk out of our door happy and relieved.

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