Julie Monteiro, RN, BSK

President, Integrative Providers Association

Julie Monteiro, RN, BSK is the president of Compassion Center, a 501(c)(3) public charity management services organization specializing in professional education, patient advocacy and healthcare innovation, founded in 2001. A former pediatric ER trauma nurse, Nurse Monteiro has been training other healthcare professionals in advanced specialties for more than 15 years. Professionally, Nurse Monteiro transitioned from bedside-nursing to advocacy and lobbying in 2014, and has helped steer, develop and implement a series of policies, and solutions, on behalf of providers, patients and the community at-large, for the health, safety and betterment of tomorrow.

As a founding advocate, and nonprofit lobbyist for WECAN (Wellness Education Cannabis Activists of Nevada), Nurse Monteiro recognized a growing trend in misinformation regarding medical cannabis and what it could do, especially in the realms of healthcare and legislation. This resulted in the founding of; Cannabis Nurses Magazine, Cannabis Nurses Network, Cannabis Nurses Network Conferences, and her last organization, Coalition for Patient Rights (CPR) - which was consolidated into Compassion Center in 202o. An innovator in audience captivation, engagement and content retention, Nurse Monteiro is responsible for the development of a variety of programs that empower both patients and providers with the latest in wellness optimization, and tools to deliver a higher standard of care. She believes that education is the key to changing the broken healthcare system.

Today, in addition to her roles at Compassion Center, Nurse Monteiro serves as a charter founding member, trustee and officer of the Integrative Providers Association (IPA), in addition to sitting on the board of trustees for the IPA's companion PAC, AIPPPA. Nurse Monteiro is an innovator, and exceptional leader that lives by the example she sets.

For more information, please visit: IntegrativeProvidersAssociation.org

For more information, please visit: Compassion-Center.org