Liz McDuffie has held the roles of Director and Instructor at MCC since 2006. As the Director, Ms. McDuffie is responsible for the development of the MCC educational program.
Ms. McDuffie founded the Landmark Research Collective in 2012, to serve as a clinical teaching dispensary for the Medical Cannabis Practitioner Program.
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has approved Ms. McDuffie to teach the California Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) under the CDSS Continuing Education Program for the Re-certification of Health Care Facility (HCF) Licensees and Administrators.
Prior to her work in the medical cannabis industry, Ms. McDuffie enjoyed a successful career as a development officer, educator and entrepreneur. Ms. McDuffie established and operated two Pasadena businesses: Ritz Resale, a women’s consignment clothing store and McDuffie’s Moving & Storage, a commercial moving and storage company. Prior to her entrepreneurial career, Ms. McDuffie served as Development Officer for Scripps College, as the Director of Donor Prospect Research at the University of Southern California, as a Program Development Specialist for Pasadena City College, as an Instructor at the US Army Education Center in Germany, and as a teacher for the Pasadena Unified School District.
Ms. McDuffie has completed Postgraduate studies at the University of Southern California School of Public Administration and holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. Ms. McDuffie holds a Certificate in Complementary an Alternative Medicine (CAM) from Pasadena City College and has completed Medical Cannabis Training at Malaspina College in Duncan, British Colombia, and has conducted an on-site study of the B.C. Compassionate Use Clubs under Health Canada’s Medical Marijuana Access Program.
LIZ McDUFFIE, President
JOSEPH BEKKEDAL, Vice President
MILTON CHOW, Financial Officer
TOM BILLER, IT Officer
STANLEY KIMMEL, Attorney
ROBERTA FITZGERALD, RN, Patient Services
MARION PATTAN, Marketing Officer
DJ SHORT, Program Development
JOE GRUMBINE, Program Development
ROLANDO TRINGALE, MD, Program Development