Elisabeth founded Holistic Caring in 2016 to bridge the gap between traditional and cannabis medicine through education, guidance, and supportive care for patients. An educational provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing, she professionalizes medical cannabis by equipping healthcare providers to have necessary conversations with patients and to approach cannabis by emphasizing holistic and functional medicine. Her background includes a decade working in hospitals where she specialized in psychiatry, diabetes and medical units. Prior to starting Holistic Caring, Elisabeth spent 20 years in operations and sales management of several health insurance carriers (including RSM of Anthem Blue Cross). She believes cannabinoid medicines offer a chance at healing, comfort and wholeness in a more holistic, economical and empowering way. Elisabeth earned her MBA in Healthcare Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is also a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and serves on the boards of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA), Los Angeles NORML, and the San Diego Cannabis Chamber of Commerce.
Janna contributes deep exploration of scientific principles of cannabis, nursing, and clinical practice to the Holistic Caring curriculum and patient programs, ensuring state-of-the-art knowledge and credibility. She first found cannabis as a patient when she suffered a debilitating immune health collapse in 2012. Cannabis helped reduce harmful prescription drugs and enabled her to regain optimal health. Janna has educated thousands of patients, guiding cannabis therapy outcomes through an individualized approach. Having gained extensive clinical application knowledge through her work, she is a sought after educator, researcher and formulator within the cannabis industry.
Tasha melds the Holistic Caring program content for professionals, patients and industry insiders to maximize learning, retention and direct application of the company’s offerings. Working a decade in education, she gives structure, clarity and process to the courses and her passion for natural healing inspires others. Finding cannabis relieved her own experience with arm tendonitis in 2018, Tasha firmly believes in the power of plants. Her ideal work is to return the knowledge of plants back to the people. She is an aspiring herbalist, zealous educator, deeply spiritual and mother of two. Tasha earned her BA in Anthropology from University of Missouri – Saint Louis and her MA in Education from the University of Arizona.
Ruth brings over 50 years in nursing from a multitude of settings including hospice and palliative care to executive management in the home health industry. She has worked in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington, and the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. Ruth has been in hospice and palliative care for the past 17 years, most recently in the Coachella Valley region. An entrepreneur, she started an elderly residential facility and is a consultant for home health agencies where she educates clients on palliative care including cannabis for symptom management. She is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association (HPNA), the Oncology Nursing Society and the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA). Ruth is delighted to join the Holistic Caring team.
Teri started her healing career 40 years ago as a registered nurse and is dual-licensed as a RN and massage therapist with a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) certificate. She has had a private practice for the past 25 years providing massage therapy, reiki and healing touch to clients of all ages in addition to her nursing practice. Teri has completed Level III in Healing Touch, Reiki Master/Teacher and has her Master of Arts degree in Somatic Studies. Her specialty is oncology massage and massage for people with chronic illness. Having dedicated her life’s work to helping people and reducing pain, anxiety, sleeplessness and promoting self-healing, Teri is honored to educate clients on the use of cannabis.
Lidia, a certified nursing assistant, has cared for geriatric patients since 2010. She has been instrumental in the ongoing care management of Holistic Caring clients since 2018. Providing in-depth follow-up care for many patients with their cannabis medicine regimens, she is a key player in expanding Holistic Caring’s services. Her major focus is on hospice and palliative care, and she understands dementia protocols to maintain safety and efficacy. Her warm smile and hugs lift the spirits of all she encounters.
Heather Shelton, BSN, RN is a nurse herbalist specializing in cannabis therapeutics. She is a member of the American Cannabis Nurse Association, and holds certification from The Medical Cannabis Institute. She is a member of the Oregon Cannabis Clinician Group, which works with legislators on the state’s medical marijuana program for both patients and providers. Heather has a private consultation practice in which she helps others meet their goals for health. She teaches classes on herbal medicine, nutrition, cannabis and wellness. Heather is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Boston and Vermont Technical College, where she worked as an instructor in the practical nursing program.