Laurie Hofmann, MPH, has devoted more than 20 years of her life to the advancement of IFM and Functional Medicine. She was a founding member of IFM’s Board of Directors, then served as Vice-Chair, was subsequently IFM’s Executive Director, then served as CEO, and finally as Board Chair. Laurie skillfully managed the rapid growth of the organization with incredible commitment, laser focus, and sustained compassion. The evolution and expansion of the functional medicine ecosystem and IFM are a direct result of Laurie’s leadership, vision, and perseverance.
Laurie was the architect of IFM’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. At the heart of this plan was ensuring the field of functional medicine was strengthened and equipped to provide the highest expression of care for individual health through education, collaboration, research, innovation, and inspiration—central tenets of her work throughout her career. She helped conceptualize and implement the IFM Certification Program and was also instrumental in seeding the development of program offerings internationally in England, South Africa, Latin America, China, and Brazil. Another impactful legacy is the development, collaboration, and creation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a first-of-its-kind, patient-centered clinic.
Laurie is co-founder and partner at OvationLab/VirtualPractice and an advisor and consultant to several health and professional education initiatives across the country. She enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, writing, studying conscious leadership, and deepening her spiritual practice.