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IFM Announced New Board of Directors Leadership

Longevity By Nature

IFMThe Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has announced the appointment of Gail C. Christopher, DN, (Chair) David S. Jones, MD (Vice-Chair), David Harris, BFA (Secretary), and Terry L. Cook, CFP, CIMA (Treasurer) to serve as Board Officers for a two-year term, January 2024-December 2025.

IFM’s governing Board of Directors brings stewardship, insight, expertise and resources to advance the organization’s mission to ensure the widespread adoption of functional medicine. This volunteer board provides guidance to IFM’s executive leadership and offers strategic support for the organization to ensure advancement of health and well-being for all.

“I am honored to welcome Dr. Gail Christopher as Chair of the IFM Board of Directors and to work with this distinguished group of board officers,” noted IFM Chief Executive Officer, Amy R. Mack, MSES/MPA. “The strategic support and direction provided by the board is critically important as we work to further enhance our education and training, elevate the certification program, build and strengthen partnerships, and explore new opportunities to drive systemic change in the delivery of health care around the globe.”

IFM said that it is deeply grateful to outgoing board chair, Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, for his experience and leadership. Serving the last two consecutive terms, Dr. Pizzorno helped guide the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic, expand collaborations and strategic partnerships, champion practitioners throughout the military and Veterans Health Administration, and many other notable accomplishments.

“Dr. Pizzorno’s work will continue to positively impact IFM and the field of functional medicine, and I am honored to build on all he has contributed to this organization,” shared Dr. Christopher. “Looking ahead, IFM is poised to fundamentally transform the way functional medicine is understood, practiced, and embraced for all populations. I am thrilled to serve as chair during this exciting era.”

For more information, visit www.ifm.org.