Elizabeth G. Jones, Ed.D., M.P.H., R.D.Founder

    Dr. Elizabeth Jones holds a nutrition degree from U of A, Canada, masters in Public Health from SDSU, and a doctorate in pediatric nutrition and leadership from USD. She specializes in providing international innovative programs promoting good health in infants/children. Dr.Jones has worked for Scripps Metabolic Clinic and Research Foundation, Scripps Green Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Wellstart International and in 1976 also began volunteering in Tijuana teaching nutrition for patients, families, paraprofessionals and physicians. Along with Dr. Gabriel Chong-King, a highly regarded Tijuana pediatric surgeon, began to dream of a pediatric facility that would not only provide specialized medical care, but place emphasis on keeping the region’s children healthy. Together they founded a tri-national collaboration (Canada, U.S. Mexico) “The Foundation for the Children of the Californias”. The first building of their endeavour was a 2000 square foot Pediatric Specialty Center, Hospital Infantil de las Californias (HIC) that now has expanded to 25 specialties, provided more than 455,000 consults, 12,000 surgeries, 312,000 hours of education, plus many outreach programs serving impoverished areas. An adjoining three operating room surgical center was opened fall of 2012 making HIC a 56,000 square foot medical complex that has alliances with more than forty universities and institutions plus multiple businesses though out the North American continent. These include Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego, UCSD and Shriners Hospitals International. Dr. Jones has several publications and received numerous honors for her international contributions. She believes that her awards are rightly due to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of persons having mutual goals and working together for the betterment of children’s health.