THE ILERA TEAM
Director of Dispensary Engagement
Marisa has over 12 years of public service experience, with a focus on helping those with physical and/or mental health disabilities, and over five years in the cannabis industry, with a focus on patient education and symptom/strain alignment. Marisa currently manages Ilera Healthcare’s product education with all dispensaries in the PA Commonwealth, and acts as the liaison between dispensaries and Ilera’s Grower/Processor. Additionally, Marisa is a board member for Hope Grows for Autism. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University.
Prior to Ilera Healthcare, Marisa provided counseling and rehabilitation services to Veterans, Service Members, and civilians, through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and U.S. Department of Education. While counseling, Marisa also worked at a local DC dispensary and was the Co-Chair of the Women Grow DC Chapter. She has a proven record in education, relationship building, and management and is a lover and advocate of cannabis science. Marisa currently resides in the Philadelphia area and enjoys exploring Pennsylvania with her dog, Bean.