Compassionate Certification Centers, a physician owned medical organization, was founded at the genesis of the Pennsylvania MMJ Program to help provide patient support and services.

Since then, we have built and maintained the premier MMJ certification platform in Pennsylvania. Our goal remains to educate, support, and remove any stigma associated with MMJ certifications. We pride ourselves on transparency, patient support, and quality of service, and are proud to be ongoing advocates for the MMJ community and patients.

  • Dr. Bryan Doner

    Bryan

    Dr. Bryan Doner

    Bryan

    Dr. Bryan Doner received his undergraduate education at Denison University and completed a graduate program in Medical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He then completed his medical education at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, immediately followed by residency training in Emergency Medicine at Saint Vincent Health System (Erie, PA).

    In addition to Emergency Medicine, Dr. Doner has undergone extensive, fellowship level training in both Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, a Certified Hyperbaric & Wound Care Specialist (CHWS) by the American Board of Wound Healing, and a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association (FAPWCA).

    Dr. Doner also serves as the President/CEO of D&P Medical Group, as well as the Medical Co-Director of the Wound & Hyperbaric Center, Medical Director of the Primary Stroke Center, and attending Emergency Physician at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

    He is a member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, American’s for Safe Access, and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians.

    Dr. Doner currently practices clinically in multiple states, and has active medical licenses in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. He is currently certified to attest for medical marijuana in New York, and soon Pennsylvania and Ohio. He has attended numerous symposiums and educational events regarding medical marijuana and research, oftentimes serving as a speaker or panel member. As an advocate for Medical Marijuana and as a clinical researcher, Dr. Doner is especially interested in future research within this industry.

  • Sebastian

    Sebastian

    Sebastian

    Sebastian

    Mr. Fainbraun is an entrepreneur, active investor and financial advisor. He started his career as a hedge fund trader. More recently, he became a founding partner of eHealth Ventures, a leading health care fund who counts the likes of the Cleveland Clinic and Amgen as partners. He is also an active board member and financial/strategy advisor of several fast-growing consumer-oriented companies. Amongst these is Dolcezza Gelato, a multi-unit retailer and national wholesale gelato manufacturer. Mr. Fainbraun is in the process of helping the company with their next institutional capital raising round. Another is Zengo Fitness, a local DC fitness company in the middle of a soon to be announced national three-way merger which will make the new company one of the highest profile companies in the space. He has also helped found and manage one of DC’s largest window treatment contractors as well as other several local businesses. His biggest passion is using his skills and experience to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

  • Dr. Bernard, Physician at Compassionate Certification Centers

    Bernard

    Dr. Bernard, Physician at Compassionate Certification Centers

    Bernard

    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

    Cheryle

    Dr. Cheryle, Physician at Compassionate Certification Centers

    Cheryle

    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

    Paul

    Dr. Paul

    Paul

    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

    Megan, Senior Executive Director of Administrative Operations & Human Resources

    Megan

    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.

  • Brittney, Senior Executive Director of Medical Operations & Training

    Brittney

    Brittney, Senior Executive Director of Medical Operations & Training

    Brittney

    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

    Steve Clark

    Steve

    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.

  • Kara, Clinical Care Team Representative

    Kara

    Kara, Clinical Care Team Representative

    Kara

    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

    Joe, Senior Executive Director of Scheduling & Dispensary Relations

    Joe

    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.

  • Kory

    Kory

    Kory

    Kory

    Kory graduated from Trinity High School and received her Associates degree in Business Administration. She was born and raised in little Washington County PA where she still resides with her husband, son and 3 fur kids. For the past 6 years Kory has worked in the trucking industry. She has always felt passionate about the benefits of cannabis. She has witnessed first hands the opioid problem in this town and am ecstatic to be able help others find and understand the all-natural healing properties cannabis has.

  • A portrait of a woman against a wall.

    Ashley

    A portrait of a woman against a wall.

    Ashley

    Ashley is a self-taught artist from a little town Carroll, Ohio who has made Pittsburgh her home the last 3 years. She travels, hikes and paints in her free time. A lover of all plants and animals. Her family consists of her boyfriend Sean and her brown dog Nahko. Over 12 years in customer service and experience in geriatric and home health care. Ashley truly believes in medical cannabis and its benefits. Pharmaceutical addiction is very prominent in our world and she believes medical cannabis is the step in the right direction.

  • A portrait of a woman smiling.

    Valerie

    A portrait of a woman smiling.

    Valerie

    Valerie is a lifelong Pittsburgher. She has worked in many different industries here in the fair City of Champions. From working with individuals with disabilities in the social service field, to quacking along the 3 rivers in a ducky boat and handing out tickets in the cultural district for shows. Valerie believes every part of the customer service experience is important from the first call to the last interaction with patients. She is a fierce advocate for medical marijuana and believes in changing hearts and minds when it comes to plant medicine. She loves her wonderful family and her pug, Hank. She enjoys podcasts, live performances, and sitting on the porch with friends and family sharing stories. Because time is the most precious gift we have to share with others.

  • A portrait of a man smiling.

    Sean

    A portrait of a man smiling.

    Sean

    Sean has lived majority of his life in Pittsburgh, PA. He has worked 8+ years in hospitality and customer service. He enjoys traveling and listening to all different types of live music. He has also gained experience with the manufacturing and extraction of cannabis products. Sean has always been an activist for cannabis, and strongly believes in the medical benefits that it provides.

  • Justin, Internal Audit & Security Manager

    Justin

    Justin, Internal Audit & Security Manager

    Justin

    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”!

  • Jess, Junior Executive Marketing Assistant & Recruitment Coordinator

    Jess

    Jess, Junior Executive Marketing Assistant & Recruitment Coordinator

    Jess

    Jess comes to CCC with a broad business background including an associate degree in Business/Merchandise Management from Bradford School of Business. Having previously worked as a Branch Manager for Carol Harris Staffing, and as a Youth Case Manager for Career TRACK, Jess devoted her time to working with low-income youth – assisting them in overcoming the obstacles potentially preventing them from seeking and maintaining employment. These opportunities have provided her with extensive experience in counseling and managing. She’s backed with solid experience in management, staff development, supervision, and client relations, Jess also possesses a thorough understanding of client behaviors, program guidelines, and methods of intervention. Past projects and assignments have allowed her to network with an array of media contacts, gain social media experience, and introduced her to elements of Public Relations. Jess is a perfect fit for the CCC team, with a passionate stance towards helping others improve and maintain their overall quality of life.

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