Eve Ruff

Senior Consultant

About Eve Ruff

Senior Consultant

Eve brings to C4 Consulting an extensive fifteen-year history of diversified experiences in the substance use and behavioral health field. Additionally, she has twenty-five years of education, commitment, and services as a biomedical research librarian and director.

Most currently, Eve has been a consultant with Clere Consulting working with families presenting with a constellation of complex behavioral health, addiction, and business-related issues requiring experienced and creative solutions. She has developed customized family workshops, created individualized intervention and treatment strategies, and offered treatment and ancillary provider recommendations. Her experience is diverse in the field of Chemical Dependency, having worked as a consultant, in residential care, and hospital-based and outpatient programs. She has held positions as Chief Executive Officer of a Seattle residential facility, founder and executive director of an outpatient agency, and inaugural director of a not for profit comprehensive addictions program.

Prior to her current career, Eve worked for twenty-five years as a biomedical research librarian including tenures as a fellow at the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine and as Executive Director of Library and Information Services at a premier comprehensive cancer research center. Her scientific and medical information literacy, data analysis, grant writing, and leadership skills are hallmarks of this time of her life and carry well to her later work.

She earned her B.A. with departmental honors at Union College in Schenectady, NY and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Eve also is certified as a Substance Use Disorder Professional with education from Seattle Central College, WA.

Eve’s passion lies in her commitment to reducing the human suffering attributed to chemical dependency and mental health disorders for both individuals and their families. As such, she combines her vast skills and her personal commitment to strategizing on the institutional and the individual level to ameliorate obstacles to healing. She understands both the human capital and the technical aspects of business and the access barriers for those seeking help. She has learned first-hand through client work the value of designing systems sensitive to people rather than the other way around.

Eve is committed to the field not only through her career but has served on a number of non-profit boards and written and presented evidence-based, peer-reviewed papers at a regional Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Conference and a National NAADAC conference.

In addition to her work with C4 Consulting, Eve is currently involved with a C4 Recovery historical archive project and grant writing as well as her work with Clere Consulting.

Eve enjoys her long-term sobriety and appreciates appropriate opportunities to share the benefits of this aspect of her life with others. A native New Yorker, she resides in Seattle, Washington where she raised her children and now enjoys the circle of family life. She is an avid hiker, cyclist, and nature lover.