Julie Monteiro is the sole owner for Medical Cannalyst Consulting Group LLC. MCCG provides consulting, public relations and educational services for clients on emerging issues surrounding SB 374 by ensuring compliance and business continuity efforts.
Mrs. Monteiro merges an extensive background in the Nevada nursing community as a licensed Registered Nurse with the newly developing and rapidly growing field of medical cannabis. By focusing on facilitating educational services within medical cannabis establishments and modeling current State regulations for employees, patients, and the community, her vision is to advocate the proper use of medical cannabis and promote awareness. With a well versed knowledgebase regarding cultivation, production, and dispensary operations, she brings a wealth of information for organizations requiring seed-to-sale oversight.
Community involvement and patient advocacy is also at the forefront of Mrs. Monteiro’s vision. Her instrumental roles in a wide-array of community development projects through W.E.C.A.N., Patient-to-Patient, Las Vegas NORML, and several other organizations played a large part in building community relations and the framework leading up to the implementation of current laws we see coming into fruition today.
Her commitment to compassionate care for patients is central to her cause and positioning within the community. As a professional nurse, she views medical cannabis as a natural therapeutic alternative to conventional western medicine pharmaceuticals. By having a strong physiological and pharmacology background, she is well equipped to educate patients in a compassionate manner and explain how medical cannabis can be integrated as a treatment plan in the patient’s current medical plan with their provider(s) and the dispensary. Furthermore, her ability to consult with patient providers and physicians directly while carrying out provider recommendations, provides a streamlined process while ensuring that all needs of a patient are met and respected under HIPPA guidelines.
Her prior registered nursing positions include:
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Pre and Post-Op at Centennial Surgery Center Pain Relief Network
Emergency Medicine, Intensive, Intermediate and Pre-Op at Summerlin Hospital
Adult and Pediatric ER/Trauma at Sunrise Children’s Hospital
Adult ER/Nursery-Post OBGYN at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
Peds ER and Trauma at UMC Hospital
Mrs. Monteiro also has extensive Government experience while working for the State of Wyoming Department of Disabilities Division as a residential home-health rehabilitator. This experience provided a developing opportunity to gain insight of liaison collaboration with government agencies directly such as: Medicare/Medicaid, Veterans Administration, UMC Clark County Hospital, Clark County Social Services, OSHA, JHACO, Social Security Administration, LVMPD, NLVPD, SNAP, WIC and several others.
Originally from Southern California, Mrs. Monteiro began her undergrad studies and obtained an A.A. in Liberal Studies from Irvine Valley Community College. She, after living in Hawaii and attending University of Manoa, then moved and established Nevada residency in 1995, where she earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She left the state to continue her education earning her A.S. in Nursing from Western Wyoming Community College. She returned to The Silver State in 2005, and since then, has continued to commit herself to ongoing professional development.
Her continued dedication to community involvement has been seen in many aspects, such as but not limited to: Union Steward of SEIU Sunrise Hospital, Nevada Medical Marijuana Facilities Workgroup Meetings, 420 Nurses, Americans for Safe Access Las Vegas Chapter, National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, Advocates of Nevada and Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Meet-Up Group/WECAN 702, Patient-to-Patient, Nevada State Sub-Committee for Medical Marijuana, Patients Out of Time, and American Cannabis Nurses Association. Her commitment to the highest ethical standards from her background supports a developing vision for patient healing and civil rights for access to cannabis related solutions.
Mrs. Monteiro’s mission is to manifest and maintain a leadership role in the Nevada cannabis community as a licensed medical professional, cannabis nurse educator, medical cannabis advocate, and business owner. She feels that this the broadest approach to helping the most people possible while medical cannabis serves as the cure and answer to western medicine’s surge of growing patient population’s needs as a whole. It is her goal and continued dedication to educate the people, assist with their continued medical needs, provide safe access, decrease NV-MMPs arrests and family disruptions, improve inadequately written laws, influence Nevada’s legislation needs, and promote education and research. Julie Monteiro is a resource to all patients, medical professionals, business owners, public servants, and public services a whole within our communities.