Ruth Westreich, President- The Westreich Foundation, generously supports integrative, functional, palliative and natural medicine nationally and locally, as well as supporting creative and expressive arts as part of whole person healing – body, mind and spirit. Her primary capability is as a connector, bridge and strategist within her focused areas of support.
She is or has been a part of such successful collaborations as the Bravewell Collaborative and Rachel’s Network . She has successfully supported Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine; Academic Consortium for Integrative Health, Academic Consortium for Integrative Health and Medicine, American Nutrition Assoc., UCLA Arts and Healing.
Her past board positions include Bastyr College of Natural Medicine, Samueli Institute, San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine
She supports programs at acclaimed academic institution, Cal State San Marcos including the Institute for Palliative Care.
Ruth was instrumental in the development of the University of San Diego’s Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research by establishing masters and doctorial level of degrees, an applied global research center and certificate programs. She supports and works to build strong women leaders with a number of organizations.
Ruth Westreich also has over thirty-five years experience as a strategic marketer and cause marketer in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She is responsible for the creation of the highly acclaimed business book, The Art of Original Thinking – The Making of a Thought Leader written by award winning author, Jan Phillips. Jan and Ruth also published a Silver Nautilus award winning coffee table photography and poetry book in 2013, Finding Ourselves on Sacred Ground. They are currently working on Volume Two, Finding Ourselves on Common Ground.
Ruth calls herself an accidental activist being called to stand up, and stand for, food safety, sustainable farming methods and vaccine safety around the globe. Strategic advisor to GMO Science, a nonprofit respository for research around food safety and use of pesticides around the globe.