GWI AMBASSADORS DIRECTORY

Global Wellness Ambassadors worldwide represent their countries and communities and play a critical role in GWI’s mission to empower wellness worldwide. We sincerely thank each of our Ambassadors for their involvement in the Institute.  We invite you to make a gift of $1,000 or more to the Institute and become an Ambassador for a period of one year. Join these Ambassadors, and be recognized as a leader in the global campaign to empower wellness worldwide. LEARN MOREBECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Jeffrey Abramson
Chairman
Rona & Jeffrey Abramson Foundation
United States
www.towercompanies.com
Ambassador since 2017

Dr. Dana Abzaliyeva
Doctor of Medicine & Professor
Director of the Institute of Integrative Medicine and Wellness
Republic of Kazakhstan
Ambassador since 2022

Badr AlHerbish
Executive Director of Strategy
Saudi Tourism Development Fund
Saudi Arabia
www.tdf.gov.sa
Ambassador since 2023

Nawaf AlSalloum
Senior Manager, Research & Insights
Saudi Tourism Development Fund
Saudi Arabia
www.tdf.gov.sa
Ambassador since 2023

John Alschuler
Executive Chairman
Therme Group US
United States
www.thermegroup.com
Ambassador since 2022

Melissa Amerian 
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
The Ranch Malibu
United States
www.theranchmalibu.com
Ambassador since 2023

Selin Persentili Aral
Founder
Sunshine Projects Branding
United Kingdom
www.sp-branding.com
Ambassador since. 2022

Dr. Alexandro Armour
Founding Director
22 Crews Holdings LLC
United States
www.22crews.com
Ambassador since 2022

Joy Atkinson
CEO
Presperse
United States
www.linkedin.com/in/joyatkinson
Ambassador since 2021

 

Sekhar Babu
Founder
Global Wellness Guru, LLC
United States
www.globalwellnessguru.com
Ambassador since 2023

Andrew Barnard
Deputy Managing Director
Sunswept Resorts
Saint Lucia
www.sunsweptresorts.com
Ambassador since 2017

Ana Beatriz
CEO
ABC Sustainable Luxury Hospitality
Portugal
www.abchospitality.pt
Ambassador since 2021

Amber Berger
Founder
Salthaus
United States
www.salthausny.com
Ambassador since 2023

Bennett Bija
CEO
BijaB
United States
www.bijab.com
Ambassador since 2018

Victor Brick
Founder
John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation
United States
www.johnwbrickfoundation.org
Ambassador since 2018

Dr. Christine Bruckner, FAIA 
Director
M Moser Associates
United States
www.mmoser.com
Ambassador since 2022

Amy Carenza
Chief Commercial Officer
ActivePure Technology
United States
www.activepure.com/a>
Ambassador since 2023

Alfredo Carvajal
Senior Advisor
Delos
United States
www.linkedin.com/in/alfredocarvajal
Ambassador since 2023

Stefano Cattaneo
Global Director
Myrtha Wellness
Italy
www.myrthawellness.com
Ambassador since 2023

Ozgur Cengiz
General Manager
Joali Being
Maldives
www.joali.com
Ambassador since 2023

Mason Champion
Executive Director – Wealth Management
Morgan Stanley
United States
Ambassador since 2021

Dr. Gerald Cooke
Owner/Proprietor
Cooke Medical, LLC
United States
Ambassador since 2021

Alberto Cortina
CEO
Vitalí Group
Mexico
www.linkedin.com/in/alberto-cortina

Muayad Dabbas
Founder
Soul Wellness Experiential Hospitality
Jordan
Ambassador since 2023

Pierre Delapalme
Co-chairman
Biologique Recherche
France
www.biologique-recherche.com
Ambassador since 2021

Jim Dobbie
Founder & CEO
Zeal for Living
United States
www.linkedin.com/JimDobbie
Ambassador since 2022

Desiree DuMont
Founder
Alumina Tulum
United States
Ambassador since 2021

John Fitzgerald
CEO
JLF Corporation Pty LTD
Australia
www.jlf.com.au
Ambassador since 2021

Katrine Formby
VP Sable Investments
United States
www.mozartscoffee.com
Ambassador since 2015

Lucia Fracassi
Founder
Sensy S.r.l. Società Benefit
Italy
www.sensy.it
Ambassador since 2023

Jessic Fung
Founder
Heart House Yoga Pilate
China
www.hearthouseyoga.cn
Ambassador since 2023

Sammy Gharieni
Founder & CEO
Gharieni Group GmbH
Germany
www.gharieni.com
Ambassador since 2020

Rachael Grochowski
Founder & Principal
RHG Architecture + Design
United States
www.rhgdesign.com
Ambassador since 2023

Brett Grossman
Investor
Fountain Life
United States
www.fountainlife.com
Ambassador since 2022

Julia Grossman
Investor
Fountain Life
United States
www.fountainlife.com
Ambassador since 2022

 

Maria Grudina
Ideologue and Founder
First Line Health Care Resort
Russian Federation (the)
www.hcresort.ru/en
Ambassador since 2021

 

Andressa Gulin, MD
Co-founder
AG7 – Building Wellness
Brazil
www.ag7.co
Ambassador since 2022

 

Wendy Hagan
Owner
Hagan Properties, Inc
United States
Ambassador since 2021

 

Mark Harms
Managing Partner
Bespoke Capital Partners
United Kingdom
www.bespokecp.com
Ambassador since 2017
 

Dr. Paul Hokemeyer
Psychotherapist & Author
Author, Fragile Power
United States
www.linkedin.com/in/paul-l-hokemeyer
Ambassador since 2023

Stelian Iacob
Senior VP
Therme Group
Romania
www.thermegroup.com
Ambassador since 2022

Anu Jain
VP, Community Relations
Viome
United States
www.viome.com
Ambassadors since 2022

Charla Jones
Founder & CEO
Eu2Be
United States
www.eu2be.com
Ambassadors since 2021

Grant Jones
Sports Medicine & Digital Health Consultant
United States
Olympic & Paralympic Committee
United States
www.TeamUSA.org
Ambassador since 2021

Lori Jones
Sr. Asset Manager
LyvWellCommunities
United States
www.lyvwellcommunities.com
Ambassador since 2023

Jennifer Gipson Kapp
President
JK Consulting Group
United States
www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-kapp
Ambassador since 2020

Gavin Kennedy
Co-founder
Wholetone Wellness
United States
Ambassadors since 2019

Sheri Kennedy
Founder & Lead Researcher
Wholetone Wellness
United States
www.linkedin.com/in/sheri-kennedy
Ambassador since 2019

JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers
President
Hidden Doorways
United States
www.hiddendoorwaystravel.com
Ambassador since 2016

Elodie Lafebvre
Director of Health & Wellness
Jayasom
Spain
www.jayasom.com
Ambassador since 2023

Tracy Lee
President & Founder
TLee Spas
United States
www.tleespas.com
Ambassador 2020

Ong Ling Lee
Executive Director, Sports & Wellness Division
www.visitsingapore.com
Ambassador since 2022

Eric Litman
CEO
Aescape, Inc
United States
www.aescape.co
Ambassador since 2022

Lynelle Lynch
CEO & Owner
Bellus Academy
United States
www.bellusacademy.edu
Ambassador since 2021

Judith Mackey
Co-owner
Garden of the Gods Resort Wellness Club
United States
www.gardenofthegodsresort.com
Ambassador since 2023

Bev Maloney-Fischback
Founder, CEO & Publisher
Organic Spa Media
United States
www.organicspamagazine.com
Ambassador since 2021

David Maruna 
VP, New Construction
Pearl Certification
United States
www.pearlcertification.com
Ambassador since 2022

Edgar Matute
CEO
Awen Developers
Mexico
Ambassador since 2020

Robert McDonald
CEO
OLC Architecture
United States
www.olcdesigns.com
Ambassadors since 2022

Adnan Mian
CEO
IRINATECH – An Engineering Company
Pakistan
www.irinatech.com
Ambassador since 2023

Mike Minutillo
Enterprise Portfolio Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Knights of Columbus
United States
www.linkedin.com/in/mikeminutillo
Ambassador since 2021

Christine Moghadam
Founder & CEO
Corc Yoga
United States
www.corcyoga.com
Ambassador since 2021

Muirgheal Montecalvo
CEO
Vacayou Wellness Travel
United States
www.vacayou.com
Ambassador since 2021

Natalie Munk
CEO, Founder
Green Spirit Escapes
United States
greenspiritescapes.com
Ambassador since 2023

Steve Myers
Product Manager
National Academy of Sports Medicine
United States
www.nasm.org
Ambassador since 2023

Tammy Pahel
VP of Spa & Wellness
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
United States
www.carillonhotel.com
Ambassador since 2021

Avani Parikh
Principal Founder
Avani Parikh Architecture
United States
www.avaniparikh.com
Ambassador since 2023

Eunice Park, MD
Founder & CEO
AIREM United States
www.airem.com
Ambassador since 2022

Bianca Patterson
CEO
Fertile Soil
United States
www.thefertilesoil.com
Ambassador since 2019

Katherine E. (Katie) Potter
Managing Director, Greenfield Advisors, LLC;
Former President & CEO, AlerisLife
United States
Ambassador since 2022

Jillian Pritchard Cooke
Founder & CEO
Wellness Within Your Walls, Wellness Education & Certification
United States
www.wellnesswithinyourwalls.com
Ambassador since 2022

Serena Quaglia, BFA, MA
VP Strategy
SQ2 Life
Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/serenaqtoronto
Ambassador since 2023

Dr. Alisha Reed
Owner
The FLY Pharmacist + Self-Care Specialist
United States
www.dralishareed.com
Ambassador since 2022

Cheri Riley
Global Real Estate Advisor
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
United States
www.cheririley.com
Ambassador since 2022

Christa Riparbelli
Clinic Manager
Galileo Medical Center
Italy
www.galileocentromedico.com
Ambassador since 2022

Federico Riparbelli
Owner & Occupational Therapist
Galileo Medical Center
Italy
www.galileocentromedico.com
Ambassador since 2022

Nisha Rodrigo
Founder & CEO
KALA Wellness
United States
www.kalawellness.com
Ambassador since 2022

Nora (Naisbitt) Rosenblat
CEO & Founder
Amatrius GmbH, Germany
Germany
www.amatrius.com
Ambassador since 2022

Robin Ruiz
Founder & CEO
WITT (Wellness in Travel & Tourism)
United States
www.wittcertification.com
Ambassador since 2023

Rupert Schmid
Co-chairman
BR SAS Biologique Recherche
France
www.biologique-recherche.com
Ambassador since 2016

Chris Schultheis
President & Co-CEO
WellWay
United States
www.wellway.com
Ambassador since 2022


Serina Sandhu
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Voya Organic Beauty
United States
www.voya.ie
Ambassador since 2023

George Shapiro, MD
CEO
Fountain Life – EDGE
United States
www.fountainlife.com
Ambassador since 2022

Dr. Vijai K. S. Shukla
Founder and Chairman
Shukla Lipids
Denmark
www.shuklalipids.com
Ambassador since 2012

Ros Simmons
Wellness, Health & Beauty Advisor
NED for start-ups & transformations
United Kingdom
IG: @RosSimmons1
Ambassador since 2023

Shetall Singh
Senior Strategic Advisor to Dr. BK Modi
CEO – Family Office of Dr. Modi
Singapore
www.smartgroup.com
Ambassador since 2022

Niki Smirni
CEO & Founder
TRAVELGEMS IKE
Greece
www.travelgems.com
Ambassador since 2021

Yoriko Soma
CEO
Conceptasia, Inc
Japan
www.conceptasia.jp
Ambassador since 2020

Lisa Sternfeld
Founder & CEO
Studio LSID
United States
www.studiolsid.com
Ambassador since 2022

Karina Stewart
Founder & Chief Wellness Officer
Kamalaya Koh Samui
Thailand
www.kamalaya.com
Ambassador since 2022

John Stewart
Founder & Chairman
Kamalaya Koh Samui
Thailand
www.kamalaya.com
Ambassador since 2022

Rick Stollmeyer
CEO
Inspired Flight Technologies
United States
www.inspiredflight.com
Ambassador since 2022

Sidney Stolz
Chief Design & Experience Officer
Blue Zones, LLC
United States
www.bluezones.com
Ambassador since 2023

David Stoup
Chairman & CEO
HLB
United States
www.healthylifestylebrands.com
Ambassador since 2017

Seema Suneja
Operations Director
Cardiology Center of Houston
United States
www.houstoncardiology.com
Ambassador since 2022

Dr. Randeep Suneja
Founder & CEO
Cardiology Center of Houston
United States
www.houstoncardiology.com
Ambassador since 2022

Dr. Shawn Talbott
Chief Science Officer
Amare Global
United States
www.amare.com
Ambassador since 2021

Sue Thirlwall
CEO & Founder
Innovative Growth & Franchise Ventures
United States
www.linkedin.com/in/suethirlwall/
Ambassador since 2019

Dr. Lola Tillyaeva (Till)
Founder & CEO
The Harmonist
United States
www.linkedin.com/in/lola-tillyaeva-till
Ambassador since 2022

John C. Tolbert
Senior Vice President, Asset Manager
BRE Hotels & Resorts
United States
www.brehotels.com
Ambassador since 2023

Dana Tomlin
Founder
Flutterby
United States
www.byflutterby.com
Ambassador since 2020

Leo Tonkin
Founder & CEO
SALT Chamber
United States
www.saltchamberinc.com
Ambassador since 2022

Barry van Doornewaard
Founder
Fresh Bed LAB
The Netherlands
www.freshbed.com
Ambassadors since 2022

Dr. Tanupol Virunhagarun
CEO
BDMS Wellness Clinic
Thailand
www.bdmswellness.com
Ambassador since 2022

Jessica Wadley
VP, Business Development-Integrative Health & Wellness
Oakworks, Inc
United States
www.oakworks.com
Ambassador since 2020

Stephan Wagner
Wellness Director
AMAALA
Saudi Arabia
www.amaala.com
Ambassador since 2022

Stephen Watson
Founder & Member of the Board,
Blue Zones Center Managing Partner, Legacy Medical Holdings
United States
www.linkedin.com/in/stephenallenwatson
Ambassador since 2023

David Wood
CEO
Human Touch
United States
www.relaxtheback.com
Ambassador since 2021