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The Canyon Ranch Institute (CRI) Board of Directors is the governing body for the organization, and as such establishes policy. Board members make prudent, educated, and independent decisions and place the organization above their personal preferences.


Board President: Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS
Board Vice President: Enid Zuckerman
Board Treasurer: Jerry Cohen
Board Member: Mel Zuckerman
Board Member: Jennifer Cabe, M.A.

A successful approach to healthy living came into existence when Canyon Ranch founders Mel and Enid Zuckerman opened Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona, in 1979. Their dream was to create an environment devoted to living younger longer. Since that time, Canyon Ranch has become the premier life enhancement company in the world, renowned for its medical, nutrition, exercise physiology, and behavioral health staff as well as movement therapists, fitness experts, and other holistic health specialists.

What has emerged is the Canyon Ranch model of optimal wellness that helps people make a long-lasting personal and emotional connection to wellness. This model uses an integrated, individualized approach to wellness and teaches self-responsibility as a means of prevention.

The Zuckermans' commitment extends far beyond the guests of Canyon Ranch. Recognizing that wellness is an integral part of living, they have supported numerous research and demonstration projects dedicated to expanding the health consciousness of people of all ages and from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Just a few examples:

Canyon Ranch Institute (CRI): Canyon Ranch Institute, while wholly independent of Canyon Ranch, also works with communities and organizations to help people establish wellness patterns that can last a lifetime. Organized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2002, CRI catalyzes the possibility of optimal health for all people by translating the best practices of Canyon Ranch and CRI's...
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