The Institute for Functional Medicine Names Amy R. Mack as Chief Operations Officer

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2017

Federal Way, WA—The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) welcomes Amy R. Mack as its new chief operations officer (COO). In this role, Mack will work closely with Chief Executive Officer Laurie Hofmann, MPH, on the organization’s overall strategy and execution.

Mack graduated with a BS in biology from Indiana University and an MSES/MPA from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Before joining IFM as the COO, Mack was the executive director of Year Up Puget Sound in Seattle, WA. Previously she was the chief executive officer for two Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates and the chief of staff for the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency in Washington, DC. Mack started her career in city government in Indianapolis, IN, working with former Mayor Stephen Goldsmith.

Mack is the immediate past chair of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Indiana University) Distinguished Alumni Council and was the 2016 Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. She previously held board leadership positions on the Youth Development Executives of King County Advisory Board and the Eastside Pathways Board and Partner Leadership Committee.

Hofmann said, “We are very happy to welcome Amy to IFM and to the executive team. I am confident that Amy will make significant contributions to IFM’s strategic plan execution, organizational development, and expanded operations—all of which are needed to support this rapidly growing global Functional Medicine movement. I look forward to working closely with Amy as we embark on this next phase of ensuring the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine as the standard of care.”

IFM is the global leader and catalyst of the Functional Medicine Movement. The hiring of a COO is crucial to the execution of IFM’s strategic plan.


Margaret Parus

About The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
IFM is the global leader in Functional Medicine. The mission of IFM is to serve the highest expression of individual health through the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine as the standard of care.

Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. The primary drivers of the chronic disease epidemic are the daily interactions among an individual’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle choices. Functional Medicine addresses these underlying causes of disease and equips healthcare practitioners to help their patients manage this complex, interconnected web.

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