Past Member

Elizabeth Pettit

Elizabeth Pettit is a physician and the executive director of Clínica Integral Almas, Álamos, Mexico, an NGO accompanying remote Indigenous communities promoting agency, development, and health care. Before joining efforts in the field of rural public health education and development with a focus on indigenous ethics, Dr. Pettit previously maintained a full career as a designer, creating specialty materials for art and architecture and for the film/entertainment industry, including Disney Imagineering, Canyon Ranch Spa, Cine Cittá, Italy, and then studying medicine later in life.

Published and exhibited in the arts and sciences, she facilitates workshops on the creative application of science, sustainability in quality medicine, appropriate technologies in community development, and on virtues and moral leadership. Dr. Pettit was commended as a Giraffe Hero in 2017 for taking risks and sticking her neck out for the health care of indigenous communities in the mountain regions of rural Mexico.