ISPA 2002-3 Board of Directors

25th Nov 2002

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the phenomenal results of the ISPA 2002 Spa Industry Study and new information from the association’s members in the 2002 Member Survey, the 2002-2003 International SPA Association Board of Directors is ready to strategically plan for the year.  During the 12th Annual ISPA Conference, three new board members were elected and officers were chosen for the year.  The ISPA Conference was held Oct. 20-23, 2002, in Anaheim, Calif.
The ISPA Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the affairs of the organization, which includes nearly 2,000 members in 53 countries.  Members of the 2002-2003 ISPA Board of Directors are:
Officers: áPresident: Jeff Kohl, director of spa operations, Princess CruisesáVice President: Cathy Cluff, director of operations, advertising and marketing, The Oaks at Ojai/The Palms at Palm SpringsáSecretary: Orlando Hidalgo, owner, Hosteria Las Quintas Eco SpaáTreasurer: Kate Mearns, executive manager of spa and fitness, The Spa at Kingsmill Resort

Newly Elected Board Members: áSharilyn Abbajay, owner/general manager, S.P. Abbajay & Associates, LLCáMary Bemis, editor-in-chief, American Spa magazineáJean Kolb, director, Kohler Waters Spa

Returning Board Members:
áGayle Brady, owner, Brady Spa ConsultingáKristin Chou, vice president of development, etopaáRichel D’Ambra, owner, Richel D`Ambra Day Spa & Salon at the Ritz-Carlton,
PhiladelphiaáCeleste Dunn, president/CEO, Steiner Day Spa GroupáThad Hyland, managing director, Ojai Valley Inn & SpaáJennifer Maner, spa director, Gadabout Salons & SpasáTammy Pahel, spa director, Turnberry Isle Resort & SpaáRaoul Andrews Sudre, president, Aspen Spa Management

ISPA Asia-Pacific President: áPeter Sng, managing director, Cosmoprof International PTE LTD

ISPA Europe President: áCarina Billetun, president, spaus ab


ISPA Education Foundation President: áFrancis Acunzo, founder/CEO, Stonewater

ISPA Medical Advisor: áDr. Pamela Peeke, M.P.H., University of Maryland School of Medicine

For 12 years, ISPA has been recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry.  ISPA’s membership is comprised of nearly 2,000 health and wellness facilities and providers from 53 countries.  Since 1991, ISPA has been committed to forming and maintaining alliances that will educate, set standards, provide resources and build coalitions for the industry. ISPA’s vision is to revitalize humanity, and its mission is to educate the public about the value of the spa experience and engage its participation. 


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