CEO, West Health
SD 500 recap: Shelley Lyford leads West Health, a collection of organizations focused on seniors and aging, developed under philanthropists Gary and Mary West. She oversees the Gary and Mary West Foundation, which she helped establish in 2006 and which is now the second-largest private foundation in San Diego. She also oversees The West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and the medical research arm West Health Institute, and the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center downtown. She previously was director at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. She is on the board of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.
University of San Diego