Honoring ruth mccarty

Founder, open mind modalitIes

co-founder, Integrative Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

Motivated by the recognition that medicine must address not only the physical but also the emotional and spiritual needs, Ms. McCarty received her master's degree of science at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego. She then completed her internship at PCOM prior to undergoing a fellowship in pediatrics in China. 

Ruth is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and National Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. She co-founded the Integrative Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) with Pediatric Neurosurgeon William Loudon M.D., PhD. She is currently on staff with allied healthcare privileges at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in Orange and CHOC at Mission and provides Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies in conjunction with staff physicians to comfort critically-ill patients.

Ruth also works with Dr. Beth Ary, Director of The Reproductive Specialty Medical Center in Newport Beach providing acupuncture during in-vitro fertilization (IVF). She treats an active outpatient population in her private practice, Open Mind Modalities, located in Aliso Viejo and Orange. 

Ruth is a MaxLove Project Medical Advisory Board member and integral part of Max's healing. Read more about our relationship with Ruth and her work at CHOC Children's Hospital, HERE.



Christopher Gavigan, Chief Purpose Officer, The Honest Company

Christopher Gavigan has devoted his life to helping families nurture the healthiest, happiest babies and children. As the Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of The Honest Company (Honest.com), Gavigan is focused on building a value-based business that has a big social, ecological, and philanthropic impact. The Honest Company is on a mission to give today's parents the access to "better" products that are safer, more effective & natural, and fairly priced, without toxic and risky ingredients - promoting educational awareness and healthier, happier children.

"Parents get a lot of advice about what to feed their children and how to baby-proof their home," he says, "but many are still completely unaware of the toxic risks posed by everyday basics found in many products, like diapers, home cleaners, body washes, and laundry soaps. Yet, there's growing scientific and medical consensus that some chemicals used in these products are linked to chronic diseases like asthma, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and even cancer."

A father of 4 children, Gavigan is the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World - a national nonprofit empowering parents to protect their children from toxic risks. He is also is the author of a best-selling book "Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home", and has been instrumental in catapulting environmental health messages into millions of homes worldwide with collaborative non-profit partnerships and media alliances.