RIHEL Executive Director
Arron Mansika is an accomplished executive director and social entrepreneur. Arron currently serves as Executive Director of the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL), a nonprofit organization developing and connecting leaders who work collaboratively in diverse sectors and communities to create and sustain the health and well-being of people and the environment. Arron oversees leadership and development trainings for professionals in the health, environment, public and private sectors in the Rocky Mountain region, with 1,000+ graduates.
Previously, Arron led Naturally Boulder, a trade group of 1,000+ companies representing 69,000 employees pursuing a mission to nurture conscious growth, leadership and innovation in the Colorado natural products industry. He co-created Naturally Boulder in 2005 and developed the business community for 15 years, serving on the inaugural board of directors and leading as Executive Director before stepping down in early 2021. Leveraging that success, Arron co-created Naturally Network, a nationwide organization of interdependent Naturally affiliates with a mission to harness, accelerate and elevate the impact of conscious business practices in the natural and organic products ecosystem.
Arron founded and operated Boulder’s Best Organics, Inc., a pioneering internet-based gift-box company in 2006. The business was named “Colorado Success Story” by the Colorado Small Business Development Center and recognized as “Boulder Valley’s Second-Fastest Growing Company with Sales Under $2M” by BizWest Media. Arron was selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He led the company through a successful acquisition in 2009.
Arron served as Managing Director of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, an activist-oriented organization rooted in the spirit of unconditional nonviolence and dedicated to radically progressive personal and social change.
Arron is the founder of Mindful Your Business, launching in 2022 to deliver upon a simple and profound truth: awareness training enhances business success.
Arron aligns his professional life with the values of his personal life. He is passionate about delivering honed leadership skills to people advancing sound and progressive environmental and human health strategies and practices. He lives in Boulder, CO, with his entrepreneurial wife and young son.Contact Me