MARIBEL MENDEZ GOMEZ, B.S., M.B.A.,
CEO of GFIVE CULTIVATION, LLC
Maribel Mendez Gomez is a leader, business strategist, progressive thinker, activist, and champion for diversity and inclusion across all industries. She is currently the CEO of GFive Cultivation, the first-ever African-American owned and operated licensed cannabis cultivation in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Maribel began her career in Nuclear Medicine to assist in the prognoses and treatment of diseases with the aid of radioactive isotopes. Her 20 plus-year healthcare experience has provided her with the opportunity to witnessed testimonials from patients’ that benefit from the use of medical marijuana to manage medical conditions such as digestive discomfort and fatigue from chemotherapy drugs or chemicals, seizure disorders, muscle spasms, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain and glaucoma.
Maribel received a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Master of Business Administration from Roseman University of Health Sciences. Her academic education and experience has crossed business, health and wellness industries, providing Maribel insight to lead a thriving cultivation. Additionally, Maribel has taken many certification courses and workshops on cannabis education, compliance, and processes and procedure.
Maribel’s vision for cannabis future includes more women in leadership roles, as well as more minority representation. Maribel believes the legal accessibility of natural products, such as cannabis, can change the dynamics of today's healthcare industry; and the state of Nevada is setting the standard for legal cannabis and expects other states to adopt many of the current regulations.
She is personally passionate about encouraging her children and others to break barriers and stay grounded; stand for personal values.
Her strong belief in family and in serving others has driven her to continue to strive to make a positive difference in the community through affiliations:
• Alumni of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a participant in a 22.6-mile marathon and raised money to assist blood cancer patients to afford their necessary treatments.
• Graduate of Leadership University; Maribel led a community project, which raised funds to transform Pat Diskin Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The financial contributions helped renovate the school and created a parent resource room where students had access to clothes, food, hygiene essentials, and school supplies.
• Member of Central Christian Church as volunteer in preparing and distributing lunch to Las Vegas, downtown homeless community.
Maribel currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a loving wife and a mother of two children.