ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BY SAMANTHA SMITH
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.
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
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
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
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 [email protected] or 1.859.219.3619.
ISPA Board Service Requirements: