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. Members 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 partners to help educate, inspire, and empower every person to prevent disease and embrace a life of wellness. Community Scholarship Programs: Canyon Ranch has always been committed to giving back to the communities where its properties are located. In Tucson and Lenox, Canyon Ranch offers the opportunity for scholarships for a Canyon Ranch stay. During their visit, scholarship guests can address lifestyle issues and learn to make healthy changes. Over 2,500 people have received scholarships to experience Canyon Ranch. Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona: In the two decades after opening Canyon Ranch in Tucson in 1979, the Zuckermans developed strong ties with the University of Arizona, starting with support and collaborations with the Departments of Exercise, Physiology and Nutritional Sciences and gradually moving into a relationship with the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC). Enid and Mel also participate on community advisory boards for the Arizona College of Public Health, the Arizona Arthritis Center, the UA Sarver Heart Center, the Arizona Cancer Center, and the Program in Integrative Medicine. Established by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is the first public health college in the four corner states and represents a tri-university collaborative effort among the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University. The College of Public Health's mission is to promote the health of individuals and communities with a special emphasis on diverse populations and the Southwest. Programs concentrate on reducing health disparities, developing and maintaining healthy communities, and promoting healthy lifestyles. All of these community activities and philanthropic efforts are intended to expand what Canyon Ranch and its founders, and now the Board of Directors of CRI, have learned over nearly three decades of serving people of nearly all ages and backgrounds
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