CEO & Chief Formulation Officer OM4
Organic Male + haia
Michael Bruggeman holds an MSOD in Organization Design and Development from Loyola University’s School of Business in Chicago, specializing in work systems engineering. With over 45 years of experience in health care administration, and the spa, wellness and consumer products industries, today Mike is CEO of One Well World, a portfolio of companies manufacturing leading-edge skin health and wellness products, in addition to his “wellness in action” passion projects under the One Well World 501(c)3 charitable foundation.
Maureen Fletcher Bankson
Executive VP Spa + Wellness, LIVunLtd
Amassing 30 years of expertise in the Spa and Wellness industry, including finance, management, retail, operations, and development, Maureen has worked with worldwide prestigious properties, developed turnkey experiences, and branded touchpoints unrivaled in that genre. Her proficiency is in Spa-Lifestyle project start-ups and ongoing management, growing teams, and mentoring others.
Founder and Catalyst at
Red Doors Studio, Ltd.
Red Doors Studio founder Martha Collard has lived in Hong Kong for 40 years. Martha’s career and life paths have followed a common theme: elevating others. Stepping down from her position as the youngest Partner worldwide in TASA, a Swiss based executive search firm in 1992, Martha established her own company to offer management consulting on a project basis to the corporate sector. She is an executive coach, management consultant and career counsellor, and most recently she served as Vice President of Group Organisational Wellness for Lane Crawford Joyce Group.
Doris Day, MD, FAAD, MA
Day Dermatology & Aesthetics
Doris Day is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in aesthetic dermatology in private practice in NYC and is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Health. She is author of three books, the most recent being Beyond Beautiful. She is also a freelance journalist and host for her award-winning dermatology show Doctor Radio on SiriusXM 110.
Madelyn Hirsch Fernstrom, PhD, CNS
Health & Diet Editor
Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, CNS is an award-winning clinician, neuroscientist, author and broadcast journalist in the field of health and wellness, with a particular interest in mindful living and health engagement. She is the on-air NBC News and TODAY Show Health Editor, and a contributing writer to Today.com. As an MIT and Harvard trained scientist, she is the author of more than 100 scientific papers. She is the author of three books, including "Don't Eat This If You're Taking That", on the hidden risks of mixing food and medicine. Dr. Fernstrom is a board- certified nutrition specialist, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Surgery, and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is also the Chief Clinical and Science Officer at Quil Health, a health partnership of Comcast-NBCUniversal.
Mind Body Spirit Network
Sallie Fraenkel is the founder and president of Mind Body Spirit Network where she applies her lifelong passion for and expertise in wellness travel. She has worked with hospitality and travel companies throughout the world. Sallie is the former CMO and COO of SpaFinder Wellness, Inc.® and Executive Vice President of the Global Wellness Summit. Sallie serves on several non-profit boards including GSN Planet, the Transformational Travel Council, Gift of Hope, NYSPA, and as Co-Chair of the Social Impact Initiative for the Global Wellness Institute.
Sherrie has been an integral part of Wings Seminars for over 20 years. She currently leads the program and serves as lead facilitator. Prior to her work at Wings, she was a marketing executive and business owner. Her work and life are guided by her deep love, compassion and respect for humanity.
Anna-Cari Gund is Managing director of Raison d’Etre with some 30 years of experience in the spa, beauty and wellness industry. She leads a team of global wellness visionaries at Raison d’Etre who create sustainable and profitable Wellness concepts and spaces around the world. She regularly acts as an inspiring industry leading speaker at worldwide Congresses and continues to support CIDESCO International in her role as Examiner and Honorary President.
Karin Linnewiel Hermoni, PhD
Head of Science and Nutrition
Karin Hermoni, Ph.D, Head of Science and Product at Lycored. Karin has extensive research background focusing on health and beauty benefits of natural phytonutrients. Karin’s work emphasizes the potential of nutritional approaches in different aspects of core wellness and skin wellness, providing insights into the molecular level. Lycored is a wellness company dedicated to combining nature’s nutrition potential with cutting edge science to deliver natural and effective wellness solutions into the dietary supplements and beauty/ingestible skin care industries.
Spa Business & Spa Opportunities
Jane Kitchen has a 20-year career in journalism, specialising in the spa and wellness industry. She also writes about health and fitness, travel, architecture and design. Jane is the editor of the international publication Spa Handbook, and a contributing editor at Spa Business magazine. Additionally, Jane works as a research and creative consultant for Under a Tree Health & Wellness Consulting. A seasoned content creator, Jane also runs her own communications firm, working with brands on everything from press releases to in-house magazines.
Brett Kotlus, MD, MS
Cosmetic and Occufacial
Brett Kotlus is an NYC-based oculofacial plastic surgeon specializing in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures of the eyes and face. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters, and two books on facial aesthetics and he designs 3d-printed surgical instruments.
Doris Lopez, MA, WC
Healthcare + Wellness
Doris Lopez brings more than twenty years’ experience leading complex healthcare facilities. Most recently Doris is the Vice President of Health and Healing at Canyon Ranch. In her role as the Vice President for Health and Healing at Canyon Ranch, Doris develops and executes health and wellness strategies for all Canyon Ranch entities. Doris is a certified Wellness and Resiliency Coach. Doris is a coach who turned her holistic passion into a thriving, meaningful career, empowering her clients to choose health-promoting ways that produce real, meaningful and lasting results.
Founder, Hall of Wellness Awards – By Spa Connectors
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Kathryn Moore has been a leading expert in the global spa & wellness industry for over 15 years with extensive knowledge of all aspects of the business. Her successes include negotiating complex commercial arrangements, conception and implementation of new operational frameworks, plus development of standards and training programmes. Recognized for creativity and ‘out of the box’ thinking, Kathryn is a highly sought-after collaborator in the market today.
Vince Oliver, LFACHE
Vince Oliver is a semi-retired Hospital CEO now helping small, rural hospitals maintain their fiscal solvency through affordable C-Suite placement and a wide range of services including compliance, supply chain and quality improvement programs. He is a graduate of Montclair State University with a degree in Anthropology and awarded a Masters of Public Administration / Health Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Founder Walk with Walsh & Nature
Jennifer is a true architect of the beauty and retail landscape. She created Beauty Bar, the very first omni-channel beauty brand in the US, changing the way people shopped for beauty. Beauty Bar was that vehicle that allowed its early shoppers and adopters to see & try out niche beauty products in her brick & mortar locations, her website, and weekly TV show. In 2010 Jennifer sold Beauty Bar to Amazon. Jennifer intuitively knew that her connection to the beauty industry was always deeply rooted in its connection to nature. Through her program, Nature GreenPrint, Jennifer is on a mission to get more people outdoors, to understand the power of walking in nature, and the impact and importance of green spaces in our offices, homes, hospitals, schools and our cities.
Claire joined Spa Strategy in 2006 to manage our UK office. As managing director, she leads Spa Strategy’s extensive work in strategic planning, programming and design and management support for hotel spa and wellness facilities. Claire’s over 25 years’ experience in the spa industry includes working at property level, corporate and consulting. Prior to joining Spa Strategy Claire headed the spa division at Per Aquum Resorts & Spas.