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isPa fouNdatioN fouNdatioN 2017 ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite VICE CHAIRMAN Sharilyn Abbajay Mattison Avenue Salon Spa Suites DIRECTORS Garrett Mersberger ISPA Chairman Todd Hewitt ISPA Vice Chairman Lynne McNees ISPA President Todd Shaw Technogym MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent Bauer, M.D. Mayo Clinic HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Ruth Stricker The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness Deborah Szekely WELLNESS WARRIOR The ISPA Foundation wishes to thank the following supporters for their generous contributions: LUMINARY Ruth Stricker BENEFACTOR The spa industry is growing and changing at an exponentially fast rate. It’s such an exciting time for us to be a part of the spa and wellness world. This growth, though, doesn’t come without a few snags. One of which are the gaps we see in our workforce. As you all know from the results of the 2017 ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study, there are over 30,000 open spa positions in the U.S. alone—that’s not even considering all the vacancies throughout the rest of the world! That’s why the ISPA Foundation decided to fund an additional study. The first-of-its-kind Spa Workforce Development Study will hopefull