Leena S. Guptha is the Academic Dean of Online Education at Pacific College of Health and Science. She holds degrees in Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Naturopathic Medicine (ND), and a master’s in Complementary Therapy/Medical Science. She graduated valedictorian of her MBA cohort and is alumnus of Duke University’s integrative health coaching and of Pacific College’s health and human performance coaching programs. Leena is an ICF certified coach and a board-certified hypnotherapist. She embarked on a PhD in Health Sciences with a concentration in global health education in 2016, graduated in 2021 and remains a lifelong learner.
At PCHS, Leena has taught Biophysics of Acupuncture in the MSTOM program, a range of courses in the transitional DACM doctorate program and currently teaches Integrative Pain Management, Applications of Inter-professional Communication and Health and Human Performance: Personal Growth in the Health and Human Performance programs.
Leena has over 3 decades experience in practice of her various professions and disciplines and today maintains a health and peak performance coaching practice in San Diego and online serving as CEO Chief Empowerment Officer of 2Bwell.solutions. Leena’s experience in health coaching began through a very personal journey of coaching her mother 2B Well from her early childhood. As a professional the journey manifested as peak performance and lifestyle counseling, in the 90’s supported by her osteopathic medicine background, she worked with a range of patients/clients including athletes training for the London and Chicago marathons. The next decade she translated her business skills and practice experience into coaching executives and CEOs for financial health and longevity. Today she is passionate to facilitate/teach individuals, groups, businesses, and birthing mothers to thrive to their greatest power through health, peak performance, executive and birth coaching.
In addition, to her work at Pacific College, she has served as Vice President and President of the American Massage Therapy Association, Chair and CEO of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and served on various boards including the Academic Collaborative of Integrative Health (formerly ACCAHC). Leena has directly managed budgets over $14 million in for profit and non-profit arenas, and owned/operated four integrative health private practices. Leena has taught in various professional programs including osteopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, MSN/DNP nursing, massage therapy, physical therapy, and hypnotherapy at various colleges and universities including the International College of Osteopathic Medicine, National University of Health Science, and De Sales University, among others. Leena has over a decade of experience as an academic dean and was first ranked as a full professor in 2007. She received a meritorious award for contributions to legislation in 2003, received an employee excellence award in 2006 for “contributing to the success of students” and was inducted into the World Massage Hall of Fame in 2015.
Leena’s mission is to educate and inspire a global community as to the value of optimal health and happiness through innovative solutions 2B Well for life. Her vision is to live in a world where therapies are integrated and offered with equal availability to all, where healthcare focuses on balancing mind, body, and spirit, utilizing the best of all medicines, interventions, and modern-day technologies through evidence-inspired practice.
Leena moved her family to San Diego to be part of Pacific College of Health & Science and the online education team. She is very happily married, a grandmother of 2, has an 88 year-old father who exhibits the same positive mindset for longevity as Leena and is equally self-actualized in life. Leena believes it is never too late to learn and her hobbies include embroidery, tapestry, meditation, positive affirmations, math and life-long learning.