Gretchen McCarthy is an experienced human resources executive and medical Cannabis operations manager. Before joining Compassionate Sciences in 2015, Gretchen was the Manager of Dispensary Operations at one of the leading alternative treatment centers in Maine. In this capacity, she set the standard in patient services, staffing, inventory controls, compliance, safety and security as well as relationships with the community, law enforcement and regulators. Earlier, Gretchen established a career as a human resources executive in the cable television, software and venture capital industries. In these positions, she focused on employment and labor law, benefits administration, employee relations, staffing and recruiting as well as training and development. Gretchen earned a Bachelors of Science in Business – Human Resources Management from Capella University. She holds a Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institute.