WELLNESS WARRIOR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes health education and awareness and health advocacy and mobilization

Board of Directors

Mary-Elizabeth Gifford
Co-founder of Washington Spa Alliance

Peter Jensen
Author; Former editor of San Diego Home/Garden Magazine; Former staff editor, Sunset Magazine

Dr. Marion Nestle - Ph.D, M.P.H.
Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University

Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, PhD, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco (UCSF)

Honorary Board

Deborah Szekely
Co-Founder Rancho La Puerta; Founder Golden Door; Founder Wellness Warrior 

Marian Wright Edelman
President and Founder, Children’s Defense Fund

David A. Kessler, MD
Former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Pediatrician, Lawyer, Author

Karin Winner
Board President, Investigative News Source San Diego, former Editor in Chief, San Diego Union/Tribune

Advisory Council

Antonia Allegra
Author, Launch Specialist/Author/Coach/Catalyst to the Culinary Industry; Founder, Symposium for Professional Food Writers; Founder, Symposium for Professional Wine Writers

Brent Bauer, MD
Director, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Mary Bemis
Founder & Editorial Director, Insider’s Guide to Spas, LLC
Co-founder, Washington Spa Alliance

Rona Berg
Editor-in-Chief Organic Spa Magazine

Bernard Burt
Author, Co-Founder of the Washington Spa Alliance, Contributing Editor of Insider’s Guide to Spas

Designer, Entrepreneur, Visionary

Kathy Davis
Co-founder and Executive Director of IDEA Health and Fitness Association

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM
Founder and former Medical Director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, California; President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine; Founder and director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc., and Taylor Academy for Integrative Medicine Education and Research, La Jolla, California

Jane Iredale
President and Founder, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics

Richard Louv
Author of “Last Child in the Wood” and co-founder of the Children and Nature Network

Marti Morenings
Founder and chairman of Universal Companies

Lynne McNees
President of ISPA, (International Spa Association)

Ted Ning
Executive Director,  SVN Social Venture Network

Pam Peeke, MD
Special Advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General and
Founder, Peeke Performance, Washington, D.C.

Shel Pink
Founder of SpaRitual; Author 

Frank Pitsikalis
Founder and CEO of ResortSuite, ISPA Foundation chairman

Mario Tamayo
Senior Trainer in human performance. Clients include: The Ken Blanchard Companies, US Olympic Committee, General Dynamics, Genentech, The Anthony Robbins Companies.

Michael Tompkins
Hutchinson Consulting, Former Board Chair of ISPA  (International Spa Association)

Todd Walter
CEO of Red Door Spa Holdings







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  • Laurie Dietter
    published this page in About 2015-07-20 21:35:00 -0400
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