About Healthy World Sedona
For Sedona, Arizona–known as a prime destination for wellness, self-renewal, and environmental stewardship–Healthy World Sedona (HWS) is a natural. After moving to Sedona, Don Fries and Bev Bow founded HWS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on March 15, 2016, with the goal of sharing their passion for the benefits of a whole food, plant-based life. HWS was and continues to be run entirely by volunteers, with all revenue and donations going toward the production of its several outreach activities:
- The annual Health and Nutrition Conference for medical professionals
- The annual Sedona VegFest for the general public
- Quarterly Sunday Supper gatherings at Don and Bev’s home to enjoy a guest speaker, potluck, and great conversation
- The Healthy World Vitality project, to facilitate plant-based transition through small group support
- Sharing of plant-based news and inspiration through this HWS website and our monthly newsletter
- Individual support and coaching for anyone
HWS has no membership or dues, just a growing community of believers in the overwhelming science showing that switching to a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle has a dramatically positive effect on personal health, the ethical treatment of animals, and the sustainability of planet earth.
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Acting together to improve human, planetary, and animal health and welfare through a whole food, plant-based lifestyle.
Compassionate, plant-based living.
Healthy, Humane, Sustainable.
HWS Board of Directors
Prior to moving to Sedona with his wife Bev in 2015, Don served the state of Oregon, managing legislative and fiscal policy related to health and human services. He has lived a whole food, plant-based lifestyle for over 35 years. “I am thrilled to join with citizens, both here in Sedona and world-wide, who want to build healthy vibrant communities, adding years to their lives and life to their years.”
Bev retired from her career in health care human resources and consulting in 2012 and moved to Sedona with husband Don in 2015. She has been whole food plant-based, since meeting Don in 2010. “I hope to to make a difference that leaves things a bit better than I found them–people, planet, and fellow creatures.”
Chris is the founder of Plant 2 Platter®, providing health-focused programming centered around a WFPB lifestyle. She enjoys shortening the learning curve for those transitioning and wishing to sustain this flavorful way of eating. “As a culinary instructor and nutrition educator, my goal is to help others discover plant-based joy in the kitchen so that they reap the positive benefits that last a lifetime.”
JT is retired from a management career in Silicon Valley and has lived in Sedona since 2006, where he serves on the City Council (2014-18 and 2021-present). He and his wife Felicia have been plant based since 2015. “My greatest concern is a sustainable planet, so my chief motivation is communicating how impactful our food choices are.”