Ruth York is the Executive Director of the Idaho Federation of Families. She received a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University early in her career and spent time in hospital and pharmaceutical research settings for 10 years following that. Ruth moved to Boise in 1998 and worked for St. Alphonsus health System and St. Luke’s Health system prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Idaho Federation of Families in 2018. In 2021 the Federation created FYIdaho (Families and Youth of Idaho) as the brand name for their statewide work with parents and youth focusing on education, support, resources and advocacy.
Ruth is always happy when in nature, hiking, biking, traveling, listening to music, sharing good food and being with friends.