Leading Us to True Health
USANA has a long history of giving to charitable causes and the USANA True Health Foundation is a way to grow and develop Dave, Dr. Wentz, and the entire USANA family’s continuous vision of a healthier world.
Dave Wentz is the founder of the USANA True Health Foundation. He received a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. As the current CEO of USANA Health Sciences, Dave Wentz makes sure USANA continues to fulfill his and his father’s vision of optimal nutrition with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and in-house scientists conducting the latest research. Dave’s efforts to build a solid company and spread the USANA message of optimal health around the world led to Forbes.com naming him one of America’s Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under. He is also the coauthor of the best-selling book The Healthy Home.
|“Love life and live it to its fullest in happiness and health.” —Dr. Myron Wentz|
Dr. Myron Wentz is the visionary founder of USANA Health Sciences and Sanoviv Medical Institute, and the inspiration behind the USANA True Health Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in microbiology with a specialty in immunology from the University of Utah. He founded Gull Laboratories in 1974 and developed the first commercially available diagnostic test for the Epstein-Barr virus. Later he founded USANA Health Sciences and the Sanoviv Medical Institute. Honored in June 2007 with the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences, he is the author of A Mouth Full of Poison and Invisible Miracles, and coauthor of the best-selling book The Healthy Home. In recent years, Dr. Wentz has turned his attention to charitable and humanitarian concerns, founding the Wentz Medical Centre and Laboratory in Uganda and the Wentz Medical Centre in Cambodia, serving children orphaned by diseases such as malaria and HIV. In 2006, Dr. Wentz was a recipient of the Children’s Champion Award, presented by the Children’s Hunger Fund.
Deb Jordan is the president of the USANA True Health Foundation. She joins the foundation after having been the executive director of the University of Southern California’s Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, where she tripled fundraising efforts in less than a year. She previously served as the director of External Affairs and Events at the Milken Institute – an organization created by philanthropist Michael Milken, who also launched the Prostate Cancer Foundation and FasterCures. As the executive director of Asia Society Southern California, she built partnerships in the arts and education in China, India and Japan. She received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University.
Brian Paul is the executive director of communications for the USANA True Health Foundation. Brian has worked in the visual media industry for over twenty years—first documenting missions for the United States Air Force, and going on to explore a wide-ranging career in film, digital communications, and live events for global audiences. Brian has used his experience telling stories to impact many charitable organizations throughout the world, including the Children’s Hunger Fund, one of USANA’s trusted partners. For the last ten years, Brian has worked as USANA’s creative media director to inspire its worldwide salesforce to achieve their health and financial goals by helping others.
Ayugi Arunga is the program manager for the USANA True Health Foundation. A native of Kenya, Ayugi brings with her sense of global philanthropy instilled in her from a young age. Ayugi has had extensive experience working with multiple nonprofits in different capacities, both in Kenya and in the US - serving as a student board member for the Hope Alliance and cofounder for ADIPA Speak Up, a nonprofit that connects female victims of domestic violence with resources to help them better their outcomes. A recipient of multiple research scholarships, Ayugi is well versed with multiple issues facing vulnerable populations and has sharpened her skills in addressing these issues promptly and efficiently. She received her bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.
Susie Derber is the coordinator for the USANA True Health Foundation, leading donor stewardship since its inception. Susie has been part of the USANA family since 2004, first through management roles with ProTools, Inc., and later as a member of the customer service team, earning the USANA Community Service Award for her exemplary commitment to making the world a better place for those in need. Susie works closely with the Foundation’s philanthropic partners, ensuring that resources are available and used for maximum positive impact for people who are suffering. She earned her General Education Degree from Whittier College in her home state, California.