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ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Call for Applications BY SAMANTHA SMITH ISPA Board n Applicatio s n Ope April 1 t is time for ISPA members to put their name forward to serve on the ISPA Board of Directors. Annually, the ISPA Nominations Committee seeks out individuals passionate about leading the association with ISPA’s Vision “to be the leader in promoting and enhancing the well-being of the spa industry and the people it serves.” This committee, consisting of active ISPA leaders, guide candidates through a detailed application and interview process to seek out the spa industry’s strategic-thinkers. The 2016 ISPA Nominations Committee is comprised of Co-Chairs Sharilyn Abbajay (Red Door Spas) and Frank Pitsikalis (ResortSuite), serving alongside Cathy Cluff (Oaks at Ojai), Jean Kolb (Well by Choice), Jim Root (Glen Ivy Hot Springs), Jane Segerberg (Segerberg Spa Consulting), Ella Stimpson (The Spa at Sea Island) and Deborah Waldvogel (Sedona Resorts). The ISPA Chairman, Michael Tompkins (PALM Health), also works with the committee in an advisory role. Selection Process Beginning April 1, primary and secondary members of ISPA can visit experienceispa.com to submit their application to serve on the ISPA Board of Directors. Applications will be accepted for 30 days, closing on May 1. Each qualified applicant will participate in a first-round interview, conducted via telephone, with two committee members (taking place in June). Those applicants moving forward will receive a second interview (in July) with the entire committee present in one location, also via telephone. During the 2016 ISPA Conference & Expo, the Nominations Committee will announce the recommended slate of candidates to the ISPA membership. Immediately following, the slate will then be available for voting. Members of the ISPA Board of Directors are elected to serve up to a three-year term, and are eligible for re-election to a second term following the same process. New directors take office during the first board meeting following the annual Conference and participate in a comprehensive orientation process beforehand. n 32 PULSE ■ March/April 2016 The ISPA Board is the elected voice of the ISPA membership. If you would like to take the next step in becoming a leader within the association, we encourage you to put your name forward to serve. Application Fast Facts l l l l l l Ensure your membership status is active and that you are the primary or secondary member on your ISPA account. You will be required to provide a high-resolution professional headshot, a current version of your professional resume and three professional references when submitting your application. If you cannot complete your application in one sitting, you do have the ability to save and come back to your responses in the application. Once your application has been received by the ISPA headquarters, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a copy of your application. The deadline for applications is May 1. Late applications are not considered. We are here to help! For inquiries, reach out to Samie Smith at samantha.smith@ispastaff.com or 1.859.219.3619. ISPA Board Service Requirements: l l