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ISPA FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION
THE INDUSTRY RESEARCH CONDUCTED each year by the ISPA Foundation is routinely cited by ISPA members as one of the most significant benefits of membership , which is why it ’ s so exciting when we have the opportunity to share the results of the latest ISPA U . S . Spa Industry Study . Released last month and available to all ISPA members , the results of this study paint a picture of a resilient industry that has recovered well from the low points of 2020 .
In addition to Big Five statistics that were unveiled at the 2022 ISPA Conference , this year ’ s U . S . Industry study also highlights spas ’ approaches to revenue management , detailed breakdowns of services offered and pricing , changes in compensation across a range of spa positions and a host of other incredibly relevant , actionable data . As always , the ISPA Foundation is proud to provide these kinds of practical , valuable resources to ISPA members as we continue our long-held mission to improve and enhance the value of the spa experience . And , as always , we ’ re grateful to everyone who has supported those efforts through their generous donations .
The 2022 ISPA Conference not only gave us the opportunity to once again engage with the ISPA community in person and share important data with members , but also to announce the return of the ISPA Foundation Mary Tabbachi Scholarship , which has not been awarded since 2019 due to pauses to-person instruction and other factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic . The scholarship , named for Dr . Mary Tabbachi , is awarded to a student pursuing a career in spa management , leadership or entrepreneurship .
It ’ s more important than ever for us to empower the next generation of spa leaders and professionals as the industry continues its recovery and works to address its staffing challenges . I ’ m especially proud to share some good news first announced at Conference : my company , Agilysys , has pledged to fully fund the ISPA Foundation Mary Tabbachi Scholarship for the next five years . All of us at the ISPA Foundation are thrilled about the scholarship ’ s return , we ’ ll be announcing further details soon . Stay tuned !
ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS CHAIR Frank Pitsikalis Agilysys
DIRECTORS Patrick Huey ISPA Chair
Kelleye Martin ISPA Vice Chair
Lynne McNees ISPA President
ADVISOR TO THE BOARD Garrett Mersberger
ISPA MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent Bauer , M . D . Mayo Clinic
HONORARY FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER Deborah Szekely Rancho La Puerta
Donations of all sizes make a difference . Visit experienceispa . com / about / ispa-foundation to show your support .
— FRANK PITSIKALIS , ISPA FOUNDATION CHAIR
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