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IsPa foundatIon foundatIon 2017 ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite VICE CHAIRMAN Sharilyn Abbajay Abbajay & Associates, LLC W DIRECTORS Todd Shaw ISPA Chairman Todd Hewitt ISPA Vice Chairman the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo and I’m still on a high from the tremendous outcomes of this Lynne McNees ISPA President MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent Bauer, M.D. Mayo Clinic e’re two months past year’s event. The outpouring of support Pitsikalis and Mary tabacchi enjoying the auction festivities at the 2017 IsPa conference & expo. both within our industry and for the Vegas community was truly heartwarming. It goes to show how strong the spa community is when we band together. At this year’s ISPA Conference & Expo we saw many new and exciting things including an HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Ruth Stricker The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness Deborah Szekely WELLNESS WARRIOR expanded Expo floor, inspirational and well-known keynotes, new and note-worthy brands and initiatives, and we raised a significant amount of money at the ISPA Foundation Live and Silent Auctions. Lawrence Biscontini and Petra Kolber once again did a fantastic job rallying up the highest bids at the Live Auctio n with one of the best item line-ups we’ve seen so far! Silent Auction bidding was also extremely competitive with the introduction of “Red Hot Items” and a fantastic selection of donated products. In total, we raised over $110,000 for the The ISPA Foundation wishes to thank the following supporters for their generous contributions: LUMINARY ISPA Foundation! None of this year’s success could have been possible without the support of our amazing donors and bidders. Thank you for your continued support of the ISPA Foundation year-to- Ruth Stricker year. We’re excited to share the industry and consumer research we acquired from the funds BENEFACTOR raised at this year’s event. Stay tuned, as great things are ahead! Dr. Howard Murad PATRON Red Door Spas ResortSuite —franK PItsIKalIs, IsPa foundatIon cHaIrMan December 2017 ■ PULSE 67