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ISPA FOUNDATION FOUNDATION “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror it reflects.” — Edith Wharton A 2015 ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite VICE CHAIRMAN Sharilyn Abbajay Red Door Spas s my rein as ISPA Foundation chairman comes to an end, I am reminded of these two powerful DIRECTORS Ella Stimpson ISPA Vice Chairman The Spa at Sea Island quotes that inspire me daily. It has been an honor to serve ISPA over the last several decades. It is now time for my tenure as ISPA Foundation Michael Tompkins ISPA Chairman PALM Health chairman to end and others to play a role in continuing the growth of the ISPA Foundation. Having watched Lynne McNees ISPA President many leaders join our industry and association, the professionalism they have brought has allowed us to reach the successes we see today. As I depart in this role, I MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent Bauer, M.D. Mayo Clinic would like to share with you a few of the valuable lessons I’ve learned along the way. HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Ruth Stricker The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness ● When you volunteer, you get back much more than you give! ● If you are going to make fun of someone, start with yourself. ● Document, document, document! ● Have a plan before you execute. ● Discussion and debate are healthy with a group of leaders—so is respect. ● Make every decision with the members in mind—ISPA belongs to them. ● Everyone deserves the opportunity to become involved. The ISPA Foundation wishes to thank the following supporters for their generous contributions: ● Mentoring is the greatest gift you can give. LUMINARY ● Friendships last a lifetime but life is short—treasure every moment. Deborah Szekely WELLNESS WARRIOR Ruth Stricker BENEFACTOR Dr. Howard Murad Thank you for the many memories, Jeff Kohl Immediate Past ISPA Foundation Chairman 66 PULSE ■ November 2015 PATRON Massage Envy Franchising, LLC Red Door Spas