ABOUT COMPASSIONATE CLINICS OF AMERICA

Our mission is to inspire hope in others and contribute to the overall health of our community by providing the best care, service, and education to every patient in a kind and compassionate manner. 

We serve our patients through every step in the entire process of getting a medical cannabis card, allowing them to focus on their health and loved ones instead. Come discover how we are re-imagining health and wellness at Compassionate Clinics of America.

History

Our story began in 2017 with a simple goal to help people in our neighborhood improve their health and quality of life. Having seen the positive impact cannabis has had on others, we decided to contribute to the health of our community by opening the doors to our Deerfield Clinic, on December 20th, 2018.

With enthusiasm to spread the word, people quickly discovered our services and we developed a reputation for providing the very best care, education, and products for patients seeking alternative treatments.  Today, we proudly serve people across multiple states and clinic locations!

Mission

To help one more person discover, and experience the powerful benefits of medical cannabis. We have seen the capabilities of this medicine first hand, and know the real difference it can make in people’s lives. That is why it is our mission to make medical cannabis a readily available treatment for patients in need.

Commitment

Above all else, the commitment to our patients goes far beyond their application process. With our focus toward a holistic approach in health and wellness, our team is dedicated to helping people achieve therapeutic success through education, workshop events, and a wide array of services provided by our team of experienced doctors and professionals. In addition, we offer CBD and Hemp-based products for patients who would like to experience the benefits of cannabis without a medical card, or the intoxicating effects.

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Our Dedicated Team

With decades of expertise in cannabis, the medical field, and the holistic health & wellness industry, it is no doubt people enjoy coming to our clinics. Not to mention, calling us a team is an understatement.

More like a family, we operate in tight unison, ensuring everyone who comes through our clinics can receive the same great experience and friendly culture we are grateful to be a part of.

 

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Joseph Mazza
President & CEO

For Joseph, CCA has finally combined his personal passions with his business life. He played varsity hockey in high school and college, which caused a lifetime of nagging sports injuries and a concussive syndrome that left him at the mercy of opiates. Doctors at the time had no other options to offer him.
With a background as Chief Technology Officer and a reputation for maintaining clients for 15 to 20 years or more as an executive with one of the largest travel company in the US, Joseph saw an opportunity when Illinois legalized medical marijuana. Finally able to manage his symptoms with medicine that actually worked, he founded CCA to be able to educate patients about other options and provide access to those options by connecting certifying physicians and patients.

Patrick Mazza
Director of Operations

Patrick “PJ” Mazza, began his career in the travel industry, working alongside his father at Bannockburn Travel Management, during which he was able to visit numerous places across the globe. He continued his career with FCM Travel Solutions, and as a manager at Atlas Travel. PJ then ventured out on his own in the world of indoor agriculture, co-founding Windy City Greens, a vertical hydroponic farm that serviced some of the best restaurants in Chicago.

Now, as Director of Operations at Compassionate Clinics of America, he has put his numerous business skills to another use. “I’m so grateful for this opportunity, being able to help others is what truly makes me happy,” he said about his new adventure. “I jump out of bed excited every morning. I’m truly honored to be able to work and collaborate with some pretty amazing people in this industry.”

Dr. Mauricio Consalter
Chief Medical Officer, Physician

Dr. Consalter is a board certified in internal medicine physician who has been practicing for over 20 years. As a founding partner of our organization, he has seen first-hand the powerful and positive impact medical cannabis has on the quality of life of patients.

Bobbi Wiley
Patient Care Specialist, Registered Nurse

Bobbi is a licensed Registered Nurse with past ICU and Emergency Room experience. Working in various healthcare settings, she witnessed the despair of patients when traditional pharmaceuticals and therapies failed to relieve symptoms.

Jessica Harshbarger
Director, Outreach, Education & Patient Care 

Jessica is a passionate advocate, changing lives by sharing her personal story with cannabis through education, outreach, and public speaking. She has implemented patient care and wellness programs for patients and recently founded the Ladies of the Leaf group.

Dr. Monika Juszczyk
Physician

Dr. Monika A. Juszczyk earned a medical degree in her native Poland, she practiced internal medicine for 15 years. Monika has a deep understanding of the functions of the body and powerful tools that bring untapped energy into our world in practical ways.

Marcy Caron
Yoga Instructor

Marcy is a yoga teacher who has been treating fibromyalgia with medical marijuana since 2016. She understands patient needs and specializes in helping people navigate the basics of cannabis, yoga, and wellness through her deep knowledge of holistic health practices.

Mallory Kirsch
Outreach, Education & Patient Care Advisor

As an advocate for patients, Mallory works to raise awareness and help people discover cannabis by educating the community about the state program and its process.