Catherine Lewis

Board President, MMCM Trade Association

Catherine Lewis was born in Augusta Maine in 1969. She spent her younger years in Alaska then move back to Boothbay, Maine where she met her now husband Glenn in junior high. Together they have two grown children and one grandson. Catherine studied nursing, was a founding member and President of the Hallowell Rotary where they helped build 3 libraries and feed hundreds in the impoverished areas of the Philippines,  was the first female commercial sales inspector for Modern Pest Control, was Presidents Club winner for ADP Payroll Services, 100% Club winner for Paychex Payroll Services  and Director of Sales for Combined Management in 2011. In 2012 she started Business Solutions of Maine LLC, where she provides payroll and insurance services and helps with new business  formations.

In 1990 Catherine and Glenn had a head on collision and suffered severe internal and back injuries. After years of pharmaceutical use and multiple surgeries, they decided to try natural alternatives and became medical cannabis patients, having great success, and later became caregivers to be able to help others with quest for health and healing. They started Homegrown Healthcare of Maine LLC where they specialize in helping those with cancer, PTSD, and pain. In 2010 they joined  the Affirmative Defense Action Committee to help restructure the Medical Marijuana Program through LD 1296 that is now voted the #1 medical marijuana program for patients in the Nation by the Americans for Safe Access Org. In 2011 Catherine was asked to join the board of MMCM Trade Association to help advocate for patient and caregiver rights at the state legislature. She became the director of education in 2012 and started teaching a variety of classes at  the University of Maine in Augusta Klahr Center and various locations across the state to educate patients, caregivers, law enforcement and anyone interested in learning about the Medical Marijuana Program laws, business set up, client care, cultivation and more. Together with other board members and volunteers, Catherine helped create the largest industry trade show (Home Grown Maine) on the east coast for the past 5 years. Catherine became the Chair of the Board for MMCM in September 2015.