Through Synchronicity Holistic, Valentia is dedicated to bringing top quality lab-tested medicine and care to Monterey Peninsula's patient community. She believes in catering to our family of patients by providing the best medicinal and adult-use cannabis. Synchronicity Holistic will strive to be the trusted and convenient provider of cannabis based medicines and health solutions while ensuring the safety of our members, our employees and our community.
We believe that it is our responsibility to fully educate our community about the science of cannabis. Through our outreach program we strive to provide the most advanced information for medical cannabis therapies designed to relieve various ailments including cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, cachexia, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, including but not limited to, those associated with epilepsy, severe nausea, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, and other chronic or persistent medical symptoms that substantially limit the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities.
David E. Villareal
David graduated from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy in 1983. He has been a community pharmacist on the Monterey Peninsula for more over 35 years. David has gained the respect of the medical community and his patients by his high standards of taking care of each patient with dignity and respect. He recognizes the need to extend this same standard in the cannabis community and intends to continue with the same professionalism. He can help bring individuals a better understanding that cannabis is a viable, safe and effective alternative/adjunct to conventional medicine enhancing therapeutic outcomes through education.
Karen Mankins earned her associate degree in nursing from Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing in 1995 and has been a registered nurse living and working in Monterey County for the last forty years. Karen has worked in many different settings from acute care to Hospice home health. A born caregiver, Karen found her nursing niche early on in Geriatrics, and has managed an assisted living center for the last eight years.
Three years ago, Karen's career changed forever when she was approached by a patient’s daughter who had a special request: she wanted her mother to drop narcotics in favor of a natural pain relieving alternative-- medical cannabis. After witnessing her patients relief (and lack of side effects), Karen’s
experience with medicinal cannabis treatment marked a turning point in her career.
A member of the American Cannabis Nursing Association since 2014, Karen has become a dedicated medical cannabis advocate. A distinguished leader in her field, Karen has given lectures on Cannabis use amongst Seniors at the Stanford School of Medicine, Dominican University, the Carmel Foundation, the San Francisco Bay Area Hospice and Palliative Nurses
Association, Carmel Valley Manor, The Parklane, Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing, Monterey Rotary, and many other organizations.--