President, The Westreich Foundation
SD 500 recap: Ruth Westreich became the president of her family endeavor, the Westreich Foundation, in 2002. The foundation focuses on advancing integrative medicine and promoting hope, healing and prevention. She was instrumental in developing the University of San Diego’s Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research, providing funding for masters and doctoral levels of study. Before she became the foundation president, she worked as the director of strategic marketing for Space Electronics Inc. In February 2017, Westreich was one of five women honored by the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women with the Legendary Woman of the Heart award.
She has co-authored three books, two on thought leadership and one on photography and poetry.