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July 8, 2022


Executive Compensation at the Hippocrates Health Institute (2019)

by Anne Paddock

The Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) that operates out of a 50-acre tropical setting in West Palm Beach, Florida that provides educational and instructional services to teach individuals how to live and eat healthier.

With 7 voting members – five of whom appear to be related (since only 2 are independent) – Brian Clement, President, his wife, Anna Maria Clement (Vice President) Robert Clement, Anna Helena Birgitta Brand,  Solomon Gabbay, Shula Gabbay, and Julia Loggins, the organization is not one that relies on donations but instead “tuition for services” which is the cost to attend HHI – which some refer to as a spa – which varies depending on the type of accommodations but generally costs about $500 per day to attend this health spa).

In 2019, HHI reported total revenue of $19 million (compared to $19 million in 2018), of which $15 million (79%) came from tuition and services (medical, therapy, and other), $1.5 million (8%) from the sale of inventory, with the remaining $2.5 million (3%) from investment incomes contributions, and other income.

Expenses totaled $18 million (not including $1 million in depreciation) with the largest expense being compensation ($9 million) for the 233 employees. 3 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the two most highly compensated employees reported to be:

  • $823,155:  Brian R Clement, President
  • $809,955:  Anna Maria Clement, Vice President

Brian and Anna Maria Clement have received more than $7 million in compensation over the past 5 years:

2019: $1.6 million

2018: $1.6 million

2017: $1.3 million

2016: $1.3 million

2015: $1.3 million

Brian Clement and Anna Maria Clement are husband and wife which means collectively they received more than $1.6 million in compensation for running a high end health spa that few people can afford to attend and one that has tax-exempt non-profit status. If total compensation for Brian and Anna Maria Clement were excluded from total compensation, then 231 employees received $7.4 million, which equates to an average compensation of $32,000.

To read the IRS Form 990 (2019), click here.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Inspire Permaculture
    Feb 16 2023

    Hi Anne,

    You’re amazing. You didn’t rise and stayed super lever headed. Hats off to you and thank you.

    I hear you.

  2. Feb 16 2023

    At the end of the day, your sister and the father are the parents of that child and are ultimately responsible for the health and wellbeing of that child. There are lots of quacks out there. The decision of who to listen to lies with the parents of that child. I understand you trying to defend her but she is an adult and with that status comes responsibility.

    As for a whole food organic diet…the studies show that it doesn’t compare with a whole food plant based diet with little or no added oil and salt. If your sister follows Clement than she knows this. And, she should also know that an infant cannot follow a diet that an adult does. If she thinks Clement is a God, then quite frankly, she needs her head examined.

    As for Clement (and his wife) and their respective salaries, I find fault. They run a non-profit that is basically a high end spa (very few people can afford their rates) and the board is stacked with family members, and they pay themselves enormous sums of money. I find that shameful.

  3. Inspire Permaculture
    Feb 16 2023

    Hi Anne,

    My sister may be at fault, that may be.

    New mothers are vulnerable, let alone single mothers which she is, with her closest family (me) 4,053 miles away. A health/wellness adviser would take this into consideration. Treating the person as a whole (their mind, body and spirit), everything Brian Clement and the Hippocrates Wellness institute stands for and advocates for on their website.

    Brian Clement is her God and she will not make a decision in her life without consulting him first.

    There is absolutely no argument that Brian Clement gave my sister dangerous and unsound advice. Advice with little context, other than ‘your breastmilk is best’ (which we already know and agree with).
    I honestly think he’s become too comfortable in his work and that he no longer ‘sees’ the person and that he just parrots the stuff he knows, with little regard for what the person actually needs.

    ‘most people’ is not a valid argument when referring to patients who have unique needs. Again, a responsible practitioner, especially one like Brian Clement (who claims to provide unbiased (biased it is….because he earns a lot of money doing what he does), accurate, and scientifically validated truths (green juice for a new born baby?) about health, food and medical systems and nutrition (green juice for a new born baby?)) would/should have performed a proper assessment by evaluating the mental health and wellbeing of the mother before dispensing potentially harming information via a video call.

    “Mr Clement proposes a whole food plant based diet, which is actually much healthier than the standard American or Irish diet that includes meat, dairy, processed foods, and eggs.” This is irrelevant to my concerns raised and not the basis of my concern/complaint. I myself follow and advocate for whole food organic diets.

  4. Feb 15 2023

    Quite honestly, your sister is at fault. She is the mother of that baby and is responsible for taking care of the child along with the father. If what you said about Brian Clement is true, most people would take that information, do research, consult their pediatrician and dietician, and then make a responsible decision so that she and her child are properly nourished. The mother (and the father) are ultimately at fault.

    Mr Clement proposes a whole food plant based diet, which is actually much healthier than the standard American or Irish diet that includes meat, dairy, processed foods, and eggs.It’s just not a diet for babies.

  5. Inspire Permaculture
    Feb 15 2023

    Good day,

    I’m not sure where to start.

    I’ve just returned from Ireland where my sister lives and has just given birth to her first child. Now 3 weeks old.

    I would like to file a complaint against Brian Clement, Co-director of Hippocrates Wellness (1466 Hippocrates Way, West Palm Beach, FL, 33411, United States of America) for endangering the lives and wellbeing of a mother and her newborn child by giving dangerous and unfounded nutritional instruction via video call that was for financial gain. The instruction was given without physically examining either the mother or her newborn child or obtaining a medical history.

    Brian Clement advised the 40 year old first time mother to feed her newborn baby green juice if she was unable to feed it breastmilk. The mother (my sister) has not been able to produce breast milk and discontinued using organic goats milk formula upon Brian Clements advice and started feeding her newborn baby green juice powder. The baby then stopped urinating and producing soiled diapers whereupon my sister was reported to child protection services in Dublin, Ireland (where she and her newborn child reside). Her midwife, doula and myself all advised her against it but she was intent on following Brian Clements advice as he professes to be a specialist in wellness. I can tell you that neither baby or mother are well.

    I fear for others in similar positions who may be placing their trust and care in the hands of Brian Clement.

    Any guidance would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Jacqueline Edmiston
    Geneva, Florida, USA

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