Dean's Advisory Council

Ruth Bell '88

Senior Vice President, LifeLink Foundation

Ruth Bell

Ruth’s career has been spent in the public and non-profit sectors.  She joined LifeLink Foundation, Inc. based in Tampa, FL in 1995 and currently serves as senior vice president, public affairs.  She is responsible for public affairs and public education activities related to organ and tissue donation throughout LifeLink service areas in west central Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Ruth also oversees the Multicultural Donation Education Program in Georgia and the LifeLink Legacy Fund, a supporting organization of LifeLink Foundation, Inc.   Focus areas include branding, volunteer management, media relations, social media, materials production, community relations, donor registration and government relations collaboration.  She is an active member of several professional organizations and locally participates with Athena Society, Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Tampa Chapter of The Links, Inc., University of South Florida (USF) Black Leadership Network, USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy, USF College of Education Dean’s Advisory Council and most recently USF College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.
Ruth has a B.A in mass communications from Arizona State University in Tempe and a MPA from the University of South Florida in Tampa.