Pulse January / February 2016 - Page 29

Welcome to the ISPA Board of Directors Michael Harmsworth Michael Harmsworth has been pivotal in the development and growth of ESPA since its launch in 1993. Prior to joining ESPA, Harmsworth worked in management and marketing consulting roles for many blue chip companies based in London. He has spearheaded ESPA’s significant growth and expansion, driving all aspects of the business, including the day-to-day operations, strategic planning, growth and corporate development. Recently, the newest members of the ISPA Board of Directors took office, joining a prestigious group of spa industry leaders. Garrett Mersberger Working for both Kohler Co. and ClubCorp, Mersberger has been in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years. As director for Kohler Waters Spas, he oversees the Kohler Waters Spa at The American Club, Kohler Waters Spa in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and the Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Golf Resort and Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland. In addition to these roles, Mersberger is a member of ISPA’s volunteer task force as well as a member of the Lakeshore Technical College Hospitality Advisory Board. Dawn Tardif Founder and president of BodiScience Wellness Center & Spa since 1990, Dawn Tardif has more than 25 years of experience in the health, wellness and spa industry. Tardif earned her degree in Ayurvedic Medicine from the International Ayurvedic Institute in 1999. She studied with top Ayurvedic leaders Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Simon, Melanie and Robert Sachs and Eve Taylor. Tardif also holds certifications in Allopathic Medicine from the Boston University Mini-Medical School as well as Antiaging Nutrition and Clinical Aromatherapy. Sharilyn Abbajay A 21-year active ISPA member, Sharilyn Abbajay will serve as ISPA Foundation vice chairman. Currently the senior vice president of operations, brand development and retail concepts for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, Abbajay has more than 35 years of experience in the spa industry and previously served as the vice president of global spa, retail and fitness for Marriott International. Returning to the ISPA Board • Also, join us in welcoming back Blake Feeney [Feeney & Co], Todd Hewitt [Four Seasons Toronto] and Julie Oliff [St. Regis Aspen] to the 2016 ISPA Board of Directors. Todd Shaw [La Quinta Resort & Club] also returns on the ISPA Board in his new role a