Leyli Norouz-Knutsen is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Breathe Institute, based in Los Angeles, CA.

She is known for her uniquely fine-tuned ability to streamline organizational management structures, maximize marketing, communications, media and branding and to inspire innovation and entrepreneuriship.

Leyli has more than a decade of experience in higher education, non-profit, marketing and operations as a director and associate director of Annual Giving at both the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and San Diego State University (SDSU).

Since leaving UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 2007, Leyli has had the privilege to visit many distant countries, exploring cultural and business trends around the world.

Leyli’s extensive background in healthcare-specific consulting and corporate strategy was the perfect combination to parlay into Co-Founding The Breathe Institute, and having the honor to serve on the Board of the AAPMD.