Executive Director

American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Susan Benigas has served as the executive director of ACLM since 2014. Her background includes running political campaigns and serving in executive, senior management, and consultant roles for organizations ranging from professional sports and media to healthcare technology and worksite health promotion. It was while president of a worksite health promotion company that she had the paradigm-shift leading to her life’s passion: She questioned the status quo approach to “wellness”— all too often to diagnose and medicate—as opposed to a primary focus on identifying and eradicating the cause of disease.

Prior to joining ACLM, Susan co-founded the not-for-profit The Plantrician Project and the International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, showcasing the efficacy of whole food, plant-based nutrition in its ability to prevent, suspend and often even reverse much of the chronic, degenerative disease pervasive in the U.S. and in many countries around the world.  She serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, the True Health Initiative, and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. 
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