Medical Cannabis Centers of Excellence-Introducing Standardization and Protocols to Your Practice
Ruta Jouniari, Chief Executive Director, Medical Cannabis Centers of Excellence
MCCE: will describe how a consortium of Florida’s leading independent medical cannabis physicians and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries have come together to create protocols, patient portals, electronic health records and standardization of medical practices to provide best practice guidelines. The mission is to optimize the standard of care of the Florida medical cannabis industry through education and research, a standard that all physicians and MMTCs should strive to obtain.
Chief Executive Director - Ruta Jouniari, Ruta Jouniari, current President and owner of ISG INC ( U.S Dept. of Defense Contractor) and Chief Operating Officer of Compassionate Cannabis Clinic and co-founder of MCCE; Ruta has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts with a concentration in Finance and a Masters in Business from Lesley College. Ruta has over 10 years as a contracting executive with Aetna US Healthcare as well as over 15 yrs as owner of a defense contracting business and now is currently serving as an executive officer in Cannabis. She also has run for local county commissioner and state of representative for the House District 72 and co founder Universal Crescent Clinic, not for profit medical center for un-insureds. Ruta brings her business knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit to all her projects to ensure success of all her business ventures. Chief Operating Officer - Anas Benyamine has an engineering background and is a co-founder of MCCE. He has served as Director of IT Operations for One Call Care Management for the past years. He has been with the company for over eleven years all together. He also served the company in different capacities. His work experience encompasses team building, project management and delivery, budgeting, IT mergers and acquisitions; as well as, computer technologies such as infrastructure, release management, development and network security. Anas Benyamine has held a number of leadership positions in Academics as an IT Professor and an Information Technology Director. At One Call Care Management, he directs and manages the IT Service Operations department with over twenty employees and outside vendors. Anas Benyamine demonstrates team building skills that is reflected by the progress he has made in his department. Previous to that he was involved in designing and implementing a secure network infrastructure at Dental Care which is now a business unit of One Call Care Management and also directed different initiatives. At Keiser University, Benyamine provided students with the skills, tools and knowledge for a strong foundation in the Information Technology field. Anas Benyamine received his MicroMaster Certificates from University of Maryland University College in Cloud Computing in 2018, a Masters in Engineering from ENAM in 1999, also, he has multiple industry-standard certifications: MCSE, MCSA, CCNA, Network+, CNA, Security+, and A+, lean Six Sigma and Scrum Master. Director of Marketing - Don McCauley is the Educational Technology Lead and cofounder of MCCE Healthcare. His role as the Educational Technology Lead is to be the driving creative and educational force within the company. Don is a specialist with backgrounds in both education and art & design. By combining these multiple disciplines, he is able to create effective and informational UI (User Interface) designs for web-based applications and web and print media content creation. He believes that the future of education will be shaped by technology and is always learning and developing new teaching methodologies. As an artist, Don has been hard at work on his forthcoming graphic novel and is always on the lookout for any unique art shows to participate in.