Dawn-Marie has always found a way to serve her community and advocate for patients. She owned and operated one of the very first Maryland Assisted Living Homes for over 20 years caring for elderly and vulnerable psychiatric patients discharged from hospitals in the early 1980’s. She has also been a highly effective bedside nurse since 1996. Dawn-Marie’s specialty practices include: skilled rehabilitation, subacute care, orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary, ventilator management, brain injury, palliative care, hospice and community health in the public sector. In caring holistically for her patients, she noted many issues with communication lacking within the healthcare system and patients frustration in not accomplishing goals in treatment. As a passionate advocate for those who seek out her care, these specialties have dovetailed into her current consulting practice of "Cannabinoid Therapeutics" with Entourage Consulting Services. She has been approved by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission as a Clinical Director for Dispensaries and works directly to help care for patients who have chosen to utilize cannabis for treatment for distressing symptom management. As a founding board member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association and Cannabis Nurses Network, Dawn-Marie is a pioneer in this new emerging aspect of healthcare with over a decade of experience with hundreds of patients.
Dawn-Marie is also an effective, dynamic instructor and public speaker, enjoys teaching and mentoring nurses in the field and teaching integrative practices for wellness to patients.
Dawn-Marie's objective is to teach and assist both patients and peers, working in a collaborative effort with dispensaries and staff, for best practices and patient outcomes in Maryland and conversely to the entire US as legalization efforts for cannabis and other adaptogens increase. She was a founder of the National Clinical Director Consortium working to bring all clinicians together in assisting patients in their utilization of cannabis as an herbal ancient medicine for national standards in treatment.
On a personal note she enjoys traveling the world, snorkeling for hours and spending time with her 5 grandchildren.
Dawn-Marie Steenstra LPN, SDC,QA,SCC
Clinical Director/ CEO
Entourage Consulting Services
Dawn-Marie has been a bedside and community nurse for 26 years. As a passionate advocate for medical cannabis since her own cancer journey a decade ago, she now owns a consulting practice for cannabinoid therapeutics as an approved Clinical Director of Dispensaries for Maryland: Entourage Consulting Services. She works to help care for patients who have chosen to utilize cannabis for treatment for distressing symptom management. As a founding board member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, Cannabis Nurses Network, and the National Clinical Director Consortium, Dawn-Marie is a pioneer in this new emerging aspect of healthcare with over a decade of experience with hundreds of patients.