I created the Weil Foundation as a long-term funding mechanism for the advancement of integrative medicine through training, research, the education of the public, and policy reform. I believe the day is coming when all doctors will be routinely trained in integrative medicine. Donors who contribute to the Foundation through this website – plus the tens of thousands of health-wise consumers who buy Weil endorsed products – are partners with me in bringing that day closer.Andrew Weil, M.D.
About Our The Board of Directors of the Foundation oversees its operations and approves all grants without compensation.
Meet our Board of directors & Staff
- Andrew Weil, M.D. chair
- Richard Baxter secretary & treasurer
- Donald Abrams, M.D.
- Humberto S. Lopez
- Daria Myers
- Adele Simmons, PhD
- Robert G. Sarver
- Janet Lang
- James Dalen, MD, MPH executive director
“James Dalen MD, MPH, the Executive Director of the Weil Foundation was awarded an honorary Doctor Of Science degree and was a speaker at the 40th commencement of the University Of Massachusetts Medical school on June 2, 2013. He was cited for his contributions to medical education and public health. A Harvard trained cardiologist, he was one of the founding clinical faculty of University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1975. He established the Division of cardiovascular medicine and then served as Physician–in-Chief and then Interim Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Worcester. While at Massachusetts he established a Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine- one of the first in the country. In cooperation with the University of Massachusetts in Amherst this division brought a Master of Public Health program to the Medical School Campus. Jon Kabot-Zinn, a member of this Division established his Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program which has become an integral component of today’s Integrative Medicine practice. In 1988 he became Dean of the Medical school and Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Arizona. At Arizona he was instrumental in establishing a School of Public Health and he helped Andrew Weil develop his Program in Integrative Medicine. This program is now recognized as the “Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine” a Center of Excellence at the University. This center has emerged as the world leader in Integrative Medicine education for physicians and other health professionals. The University of Massachusetts and the University of Arizona were among the 8 medical schools that founded the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine in 1999. More than 56 US Medical schools are now part of the Consortium. The Weil Foundation strongly supports the Consortium whose goal is to advance training in Integrative Medicine in medical schools and Academic Health Centers.”
-Andrew Weil, M.D.
our operating principles
In its operations, the Weil Foundation seeks to express the values underlying integrative medicine and the best practices of philanthropy. The Foundation will:
- Cooperate with other organizations in order to achieve the greatest impact
- Treat all grant-seekers the same and with respect
- Provide clear and timely information to the public about the Foundation’s policies, practices, decisions, and finances
- Be open to new ideas, critiques & suggestions, while also protecting itself from inappropriate influence