Elizabeth G. Dost, RN DPF Board Member, Treasurer, Secretary
Elizabeth G. Dost, is a senior health care executive with more than 25 years-experience in the Boston market. She currently serves as a Senior Executive Healthcare Consultant to those who suffer, their caregivers, doctors, policy makers, and was the first nurse in Massachusetts to publicly advocate for the Humanitarian Use of Medical Marijuana.
Ms. Dost is a past Nominating Committee member of the American Cannabis Nurse Association. She currently serves on the Board of the Boston based ACS, Association of Cannabinoid Specialists and the Advisory Panel to Women in Leadership, Grossman School of Business, UVM.
She has donated lecture time to the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts, having presented in 2017 and 2018 on “Cannabis and Hospice”. Ms. Dost has participated on panels at NECANN in Boston two years, lectured for Patients Out of Time on HIPAA and Cannabis; and at Dartmouth Hitchcock Parkinson’s Conference on Cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease. She presented on Cannabis Therapeutics in 2019 to all regions in Massachusetts for the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Additionally, Beth appears in the seven-episode docuseries, “The Sacred Plant” and is a featured expert in the Master Class “Making Your Medicine Work for You” with Dr. Janice Knox. In September 2022, Beth was interviewed in Mexico City for the University of Amsterdam. She is a sought-after guest and frequently speaks on cannabis therapeutics and suffering.
Beth served as Clinical Director for the Massachusetts Patient’s Advocacy Alliance (MPAA) from 2014 until 2021. Ms. Dost has also advocated for chronic pain patients who are experiencing withdrawal/changes to their medical management of pain without their consent. Beth’s advocacy also includes participation in public policy creation and testimony on cannabis before many towns and cities, the State of Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health, the Cannabis Control Committee, and on human suffering, before both the RI and MA Senate and House of Representatives.
Elizabeth G. Dost RN, was awarded Ernst and Young, Entrepreneur of the Year in Healthcare, New England Region and is a member of their elite Alumni group.