Joy Strand is the Executive Director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. A Healthcare Executive with over 40 years’ experience, Ms. Strand brings her foundation of science, quality and a commitment to serving patients to the Commission. She is passionate about promoting the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s purpose of assuring affordable and safe access to high quality medical cannabis to patients across Maryland.
Before joining the Commission in December 2017, Ms. Strand served as a Chief Executive Officer for two hospital systems, as well as other positions in healthcare of Chief Operating Officer, Quality Director and Laboratory Director, to name a few. A native Michigander, Joy is an avid baseball fan; go Tigers, go O’s! She can be spotted at many O’s games, and at every game when the Tigers play at Camden Yards.
Ms. Strand resides in Princess Anne, Maryland with her husband Brad who cares for her mother, her father-in-law, and 3 spoiled dogs while she enjoys working for the Commission.