Blair Wellness Team
Matthew Blair Founder
Mr. Blair is the founder of Blair Wellness Center, LLC (BWC). He is a seasoned entrepreneur with a combined 20 years of experience in the medical device and retail pharmacy industries.
Mr. Blair earned his B.S. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and began his career as analytical chemist. Mr. Blair entered the field of medical device sales where he worked for 15 years with some of the world’s largest medical device manufacturers. As a top medical sales and marketing professional, Mr. Blair educated and trained physicians and on emerging medical technologies.
Mr. Blair eventually started his own medical device and pharmaceutical sales and distribution company. Later, Mr. Blair started a retail pharmacy which specialized in compounded pain medications.
Mr. Blair’s experience with alternative pain medications gave rise to his interest in the emerging medical cannabis industry upon its legalization in Maryland. Blair Wellness Center, LLC was formed by Mr. Blair in November 2015 to pursue licensure as a medical cannabis processor and dispensary. In a very competitive application process, Mr. Blair was ranked 5th out of approximately 130 medical cannabis processor applicants from around the country and awarded one of only 15 processor licenses in the State as well as a dispensary license in Baltimore City. Coming from a medical background, Mr. Blair has placed an emphasis on educating and training the staff at BWC in an effort to create the most experienced and knowledgeable team of professionals in the industry to serve the needs of our patients.
Melissa Beatty Clinical Director
Melissa M. Beatty, is a registered pharmacist through the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy with over 20 years of experience. She assists Blair Wellness Center on many levels. The most important being the interaction and couselling of patients.
Melissa is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a holistic approach to health and wellness and healing. Prior to working with BWC, Melissa worked with CARE Pharmacies, where she oversaw immunizations, patient care platforms, policies and procedures, and compliance. Before CARE, she owned and managed her own independent pharmacy for 11 years until she sold the business in 2013. Prior to opening her own business, Melissa held roles of increasing responsibility at Neighbor Care Pharmacies, most recently serving as district manager. Before that, she held roles at CVS ProCare, including as the manager of a first-of-its-kind pharmacy specializing in HIV and hepatitis, and later became and operations specialist where she traveled the country setting up similar stores.
Melissa began her career as the manager of an independent pharmacy in New Jersey. Melissa received her pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.