Dr. Schleich is President Emeritus of the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland where he served from 2007 to his retirement in 2019. Prior to joining NUNM, Schleich was president of Truestar Health in Toronto. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. In his earlier career, he held a series of increasingly significant academic positions: academic vice president of Niagara College (Ontario); administrative and faculty positions at St. Lawrence College (Ontario), Swinburne University (Melbourne, Australia), and the University of Alberta (Canada). His academic career spans more than 40 years in elementary, secondary, college and university settings. Schleich earned his PhD from the University of Toronto and a master’s from the University of Alberta. His doctoral studies focused on higher education, with a special interest in the regulatory and public policy frameworks that affect medical education.