The Clinic Mundelein staff is dedicated to serving the patients of Lake County, Illinois and make the biggest difference to local residents in Mundelein, Vernon Hills and the surrounding communities. Please visit our news page for more information about our team.

The Clinic Mundelein’s team consists of the following members:

 

Jami Lynn Miller Assistant Manager

Before she came to work at The Clinic Mundelein, Jami Lynn Miller worked in an escalations department managing sales staff in a corporate environment.  She also spent many years working with the elderly and physically disabled in both assisted living and nursing home settings, as well as at-home-care.  She performed many functions including drawing blood, administering medications, organizing social outings, daily self care and most importantly, she helped residents and their families adjust to their new home and life circumstances.

Jami has two wonderful children, ages 16 and 13.  Outside of work, they are her world.   People are most surprised to learn she have a Mortuary Science degree with her practicum being completed at Cook County Morgue.

Myke LaMontagne Shift Supervisor

Myke LaMonHeadshot - Myke Ltagne started with The Clinic Mundelein as a Patient Care Specialist in 2016 and is now a member of the management team as Shift Supervisor.  Myke has had retail experience with FedEx for many years and received a degree in graphic design from Elgin Community College.   He brings positive energy and leadership to The Clinic’s team and is always looking out for the best interest of the patients.  Always researching the medicinal effects of all our products, Myke brings a knowledgeable perspective when making recommendations to our patients.

Myke resides in the northwest suburbs, has a brother and sister, plays guitar, can sing on key, loves to travel, and experience new adventures.

Janet Parry Outreach Coordinator

Janet Parry joined the The Clinic Mundelein family in April, 2018 as our first dedicated Outreach Coordinator. She lives in Deer Park with her husband, Bill, and their puggle, Archie.  She has three grown children who she loves spending time with.  She also enjoys gardening, hiking, crafting and traveling when Janet is not helping patients find relief.

Janet’s background is in advertising and marketing.  Her experience working in the senior community gives her a unique and interesting perspective giving her wonderful insight into who can benefit from medical cannabis.  Her personality shines and the patients of Lake County are taking notice.

Kevin Scott

Kevin joined the team at The Clinic Mundelein in August 2017 as a Patient Care Specialist.  He has since taken on the role of Shift Supervisor.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from Northwestern University in 2013. He worked after his schooling in classical music, musical theater, church music, and educational settings in Chicago and in the Bay Area.  Most recently prior to joining The Clinic Mundelein, he worked in tax preparation.

Kevin first came to The Clinic Mundelein as a caregiver for a family member – an experience which led to his interest in medical cannabis and his love for the store.  He considers himself privileged to work in this field, to learn more about this alternative medicine, and to work with this incredible team.  Above all, he is grateful to play a part in helping our patients improve their quality of life.

Outside of work, Kevin enjoys reading, gardening, meditation, good food, and the company of his friends and family.

COW Patient Care Specialist

Cow” was born and raised on the North Side of Chicago. A patient and  Patient Care Specialist of The Clinic Mundelein, Cow was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007 and cannabis was his choice of medicine.  He brings deep knowledge and experience to the team regarding the various delivery systems and unique qualities of the medical benefits of cannabis therapy here in Illinois.  An athlete the first part of his life, Cow moved into the music scene after finishing up his college baseball career.  

With a special zest for life, Cow aims to make everybody’s day a little bit better. 

Brigitte Willis Patient Care Specialist

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Brigitte Willis was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she attended Ivy Tech College to obtain her Associates Degree in respiratory therapy.  Ms. Willis was a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for 28 years.  She is experienced in hospital-based care for neonatal, pediatric and adult patients. She also has experience in patient transport, accompanying critical condition patients all over the world, including India, Brazil, and Morocco.  

Brigitte has traveled with LEAP Global Missions in Haiti and Belize since 2006 as part of a plastic surgery team for pediatric patients.

Brigitte and her husband live with their two sons. She lived in North Carolina for 16 years until moving to Barrington, Illinois in 2015 with her family. She is an avid racquetball player. She believes in proper nutrition and living a holistic lifestyle .

Stephen Plaza Patient Care Specialist

Hailing from the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, Stephen worked previously as a paramedic in the Evanston area. He also has prior experience working as a fraud investigator dealing specifically in white collar crimes.

As a patient himself, Stephen is thrilled to be involved in the medical cannabis community and consistently gaining knowledge to help patients in need.  During his free time, Stephen enjoys reading and doing research for his podcast.

Andrew Linton Patient Care Specialist

Andrew “Drew” Linton has been a patient at The Clinic Mundelein for two years before joining the team as a Patient Care Specialist.  Drew recently switched careers leaving behind special education and coaching high school basketball to become an advocate for this promising medicine.

Drew is an empathetic soul that wants to help anyone he can find much needed relief with the healing power of cannabis.  He looks forward to a long career in the cannabis industry.

Suzanna Tragasz

Savanna Tragasz was born and raised local to Mundelein. She is passionate about holistic health, treating disease with plant-based medicine as well as diet nutrition.  She has worked at a variety of jobs, ranging from campground registration at Yellowstone National Park to a chiropractic and massage therapy clinic.

She believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of plants, community, music, and simply spending time outside in the sun. Savanna spends her free time cooking, hiking, camping, and doing yoga.

Jose Treto Patient Care Specialist

Jose Treto’s roots run deep in Lake County.  He spent the last five years of his career working as a security specialist and a private investigator.  Jose is a graduate of Carthage College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in pre-law. Aside from his bachelor’s degree, Jose also holds a Masters in Diplomacy from Norwich University.

Jose has a serious passion for helping people. He is a firm believer in the power of medicinal marijuana. He believes that cannabis is a safer alternative to most pharmaceutical medications.  Jose came to The Clinic Mundelein to both help people and pursue his passion in protecting them as well.

Joseph Escobedo

Joseph Escobedo was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Illinois.  As patient at The Clinic Mundelein, Joe has been battling with one of the 39 approved conditions since 1997.  Now he takes a more holistic approach to western medicine as Joe found relief from cannabis when standardize pharmaceuticals failed him.  The improvements he made in using marijuana changed his life and led him to become a Patient Care Specialist at The Clinic Mundelein to help other patients find much needed relief.

Before finding his calling in the medical cannabis field, Joe was an owner of a trucking company where he worked in the construction field.  Two years ago he decided to exit construction and he now is studying to get his BA at SNHU.

Joe enjoys helping people live a better life and he looks forward to the future in the cannabis field.

“When you smoke marijuana, you are in the moment and you are happy. You forget about any worries of the past or the future. – Tommy Chong

Mario Roque

Born and raised in Chicago, Mario now lives in Lake County and has since high school.  He worked for Nike for 5 years and for the five years before joining The Clinic Mundelein he worked as a nursing assistant at Advocate Condell Medical Center.  Mario’s desire to educate debilitating patients about a safe, alternative to relief and a better quality of life led him to be a Patient Care Specialist at The Clinic Mundelein.

Big Star Wars nerd, avid hip hop listener, and die hard horror fan.

Megan Dziekanski

After becoming a patient herself a couple of years ago, Megan decided that she would like to help others find relief as she had done by exploring cannabis as an alternative treatment.  Since recently joining the team at The Clinic, Mundelein, she truly enjoys being able to work with other patients on a daily basis.  She loves learning from her coworkers and patients alike, along with conducting her own research about this amazing plant.

Megan received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and has had experience working in multiple fields, from bookkeeping to catering and bartending, to customer service, retail management, and social work.  These experiences gives her a unique perspective, skill set, and a passion for helping others.

Megan lives with her spouse, two dogs, three cats and a chameleon named George in the northern suburbs. She enjoys cooking and making her own edibles and tinctures, but admits she has more to learn and is excited to continue her exploration. She also enjoys sewing, painting, and just about any other kind of art, and thrift shopping with her husband, Andy.