Title - Austin Meet The Staff

As part of the OHI community, our knowledgeable and caring staff is here to make your stay as informative, comfortable and pleasant as possible. Meet just a few of our staff members who are passionately committed to helping you achieve your optimum health. 

Available Rooms

  • Cheryl Green

    Executive Director

    OHI community member since 1999

    "I love that the Optimum Health Institute provides space that feels safe and sacred in order for guests to experience God’s presence. It is such a blessing for me personally to have the opportunity to share in their journey towards health and healing."

  • Dr. Suzi du Toit, D.C.

    Secretary of the OHI Austin Board, Facilitator

    OHI community member since 1997

    "My experience has been very rewarding to serve on the board of OHI Austin. It has allowed me to extend my stewardship to the Optimum Health Institute. My passion has been to inform the guests with the program material and therefore empower them to make the right choices for their body, mind, and spirit balance. As a Board Member, decisions are made to continue supporting the program that has enlightened so many people around the world!"

  • Karen Labat


    OHI community member since 2002

    "OHI provides the place and the space for all of us; participants, staff, team, to make life decisions effecting and supporting holism. In my experience, holism creates a deep inner joy and peace."

  • Evie Edington


    OHI community member since 2015

    "At OHI, I love sharing what I’m passionate about - wheatgrass and food!"

  • Marianne Arriaga

    Director of Operations and Contact Center

    OHI community member since 2012

     "I once read, 'The day you find a job you love, is the last day you’ll ever have to work'. For me, that day was the day I discovered OHI. It inspires me. The company’s mission, values and principles makes me proud to be part of the team."


  • Amber Fyffe

    Director of Guest Services

    OHI community member since 2013

    "I feel so grateful to have found this precious space. I am incredibly fortunate to work in a place that has such profound positive impact on the lives of those we serve. Each week I am graced with the opportunity to witness healing of mind, body and spirit in the lives of our guests."

  • Pharon Wilson

    Kitchen & Greenhouse Manager

    OHI community member since 2018

    “I believe career starts with ‘care’ and feel blessed to bring my profession and passions full circle here at OHI. As a former guest, I saw OHI as a healing refuge - and now get to return the favor. It took 19 years at P&G followed by a career change into health and wellness, but the journey has been invigorating and I’m excited to help others succeed in their own wellness journeys.”

Title - Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Optimum Health Institute Web site. This privacy policy tells you how we use the personal information collected from our Web site. Please read this privacy policy before submitting any personal information.

By using our site, you are accepting the practices described in this provide policy. These practices may be changed. You are encouraged to review our privacy policy whenever you visit the Web site to make sure you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Collection of information

The Optimum Health Institute (OHI) collects information when voluntarily submitted by our visitors through online forms, emails, and customer communication. The data may include personally identifiable information (such as name, address, phone number, email address) financial information (such as credit card or payment information), and user preferences (such as newsletters or personal choices). The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner. The Optimum Health Institute (OHI) does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.

Cookies / Tracking Technology

Our Web site may use cookies and electronic communication protocols between your computer and our server. This information often includes network routing (where you came from), equipment information (browser type), date and time. Cookies can help us customize the Web site for visitors. The Optimum Health Institute (OHI) may use cookie and tracking technology to gather information about Web browsers, tracking the number of visitors to our Web site, and understanding how visitors use our Web site. Personal information is not collected via cookies and other tracking technologies. However, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information.

Third-Party Web Sites

The Optimum Health Institute (OHI) Web site provides links to non-OHI Web sites that we believe may be of interest to you. These Web sites are provided as a convenience and are beyond our control. We advise you to check the privacy policies and terms of use of those sites before providing your personal information.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is NOT provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below:

Optimum Health Institute
Attention Chief Privacy Officer
6970 Central Avenue
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Phone: 800-993-4325
Email: optimum@optimumhealth.org


We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. However, we are a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. OHI or FSTC may use the information given in the application to investigate the applicant's previous employment and background.

The Application for Employment will be considered inactive after 90 days. If you wish to be considered after that time, you must complete a new Application for Employment.

Spiritual Disciplines

In the Judeo Christian tradition, spiritual disciplines are a means of receiving the grace of God. They enable us to do what we cannot do on our own. By practicing spiritual disciplines, we cultivate a life in which God can bring growth, change, and transformation. Typically, spiritual disciplines are divided into two categories – internal and external. Some examples are listed below:

Internal / abstinence

  • Solitude: Be absent from others so you can be present with God
  • Silence: Quiet your voice and the voices of others, so you can listen for the voice of God
  • Fasting: Be aware of yourself and the needs of others; focus your heart on God
  • Frugality: Remove your desire for luxury and devote your resources to serving God and others
  • Secrecy: Let go of external recognition and find acceptance from God
  • Sacrifice:Give up self-security and put total trust in God

External / engagement

  • Prayer: Converse with God : Ask, listen, and open your life to change
  • Study: Change your way of thinking, your way of knowing and pursue God's truth
  • Worship: Experience the greatness of God in everything and everybody
  • Celebration: Rejoice in the goodness of God and live your life in gratitude
  • Fellowship: Gather with others to share love, joy, and encouragement
  • Service: Serve others and free yourself from arrogance and judgment
  • Submission: Be honest, open, and accountable to God and others
  • Confession: Acknowledge your offenses and find freedom in forgiveness

Practicing spiritual disciplines helps affirm your belief in God, enabling you to witness transformation in yourself and others in a community of faith, hope, and love.