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2000 Inductees

Heather Wood Ion

Graduated - 1961
Inducted - 2000

At the time she was inducted she was president and CEO of Van Home Health Systems in Santa Ana, California. From 1988 - 1995, she was the personal advisor to Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine. She has written over 270 published articles and three books.


  • Internationally renowned health care futurist & strategist
  • President & CEO of Van Home Health Systems, Santa Ana, CA
  • Personal advisor to Dr. Jonas Salk (1988 - 1995)
  • Fifteen years of service in health care in Europe and Asia
  • Author of 270 articles and three books
  • Her novel Third Class Ticket is being produced as a feature film in India

Dr. Bruce Bjornson

Graduated - 1975
Inducted - 2000

Dr. Bruce Bjornson is a pediatric neurologist at British Columbia Children’s Hospital. He is a world leader in brain mapping, which is research designed to assist treatment of brain injuries and disorders. Dr. Bjornson research focuses on treatment of dyslexia.

  • Pediatric Neurologist at the British Columbia Children's Hospital
  • Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia
  • World leader in brain mapping; will assist treatment of brain injuries & disorders; personally focusing on treatment of dyslexia
  • Author of numerous refereed articles and conference presentations.
  • Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine - Harvard Medical School (1992-93)

Ross Cloutier

Graduated - 1975
Inducted - 2000

Mr. Ross Cloutier is an international qualified climbing guide, having been the leader of the 1991 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition. He developed and is the Department Chair of the Adventure Guided Programs at University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, B.C and has authored 53 articles / media presentations.


  • Internationally qualified climbing guide
  • Leader of the 1991 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition.
  • Developed and is the Department Chair of the Adventure Guide Programs at University College of the Caribou, Kamloops, B.C.
  • B.C. Search & Rescue Training Coordinator (1989-1992)
  • Author of 53 articles/media presentations


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