Dr. Ivette Ruiz
As a 3rd generation farmer who is bi-lingual and bi-cultural I have had the immense opportunity to partner and collaborate around BIPOC programming, Disability Integration, Underrepresented Groups, Holistic Coaching, Leadership Development and Organizational Development.
For over three decades I have worked in Public Services, Academia, Ministry, Healthcare, Humanitarian Disaster Relief, Human and Social Services as an Executive, Coach, Consultant, and Trainer. Most recently I spent several years as an Emergency Management Disaster Cycle Relief Services Executive with the National American Red Cross and FEMA working with disaster survivors including farmers with an applied REDI (Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) lens.
Last year I suffered a devastating Traumatic Brain Injury that changed my life completely. My goal is to improve the community's understanding of trauma related mental, behavioral and spiritual health.