Sustainability Initiative Members


Bonnie Baker

Managing Partner & Co-founder, Satteva Spa and Wellness Concepts, Mexico

With over 25 years in the spa industry, Baker is co-founder and managing partner at Satteva Spa and Wellness Concepts. She has a lifelong passion for wellbeing, and has worked with award-winning spa companies around the world such as the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Baker is a board member of the Green Spa Network and was co-chairwoman of the Global Wellness Institute’s Sustainability Initiative.

Anne Braham

President & Founder, American Spa Therapy Education Certification Council (ASTECC), United States

Consultant, designer and trainer of spa therapies, Anne Bramham is the founder of ASTECC. Widely regarded as the benchmark for spa therapy education, her ‘constitutionally’ based ASTECC curriculum integrates classical spa therapies and bio chemical elements with its highly individualized approach. Her clients include the award winning Spa Montage properties.

Prof. J. Paul De Vierville

Director, Spa Cultures, United States

Dr. Jonathan Paul De Vierville is professor emeritus of history and humanities at Alamo Colleges, St. Philip’s College, and is a Jungian psychotherapist/analytical consultant. He has been associated with the Balneotherapy Association of North America and the International Association for Study of Dreams. He owns the Alamo Plaza Spa at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, and runs a Spa-Waters: Dreams and Cultures seminar.

Joana Kebss

MD, Orthomolecular & Lifestyle Medicine, United States

Intersection of wellness, luxury and sustainability drove Joana Kebss entire life making her eyes shine . That’s why she shaped her knowledges for evidence-based curatorship of brands engaged with social-environmental responsibility bringing an holistic view to provide enchantment in brand experience aligned with excellence on execution. She is a member of American College of Lifestyle Medicine with a background in branding strategy, which gives her a clear vision to encourage use of brands free of toxic elements (food, cosmetics and supplements), focusing on efficiency and performance. She believes in behavior design statements as a powerful strategy to purpose driven brands with vanguardist vision bringing to the table applicable trends and innovations, eliminating obstacles to businesses growth.

Shelley Lotz

Founder, Vios Spa Group, United States

Shelley Lotz has been in the spa industry over 25 years an esthetician, educator, and business owner/manager. Her newest book is Green Spas and Salons: How to Make Your Business Truly Sustainable. She is a major contributing author of Milady’s Standard Esthetics Fundamentals, the core textbook for esthetician students. Shelley started an advanced institute of aesthetics and taught for years. She is dedicated to bringing sustainability to the spa and hospitality industry. Shelley has a degree focused in Environmental Education, is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, and former Green Spa Network board member. As a consultant, she founded Vios Spa Group specializing in creating sustainable spas and standards/criteria. You will find her writing articles and exploring the world’s best beaches.

Chase Polan

Founder, KYPRIS Beauty, United States

Chase Polan has always been an entrepreneur, a mentor, and a champion of women at heart. In 2012, inspired by her dream that she could help women cultivate the best version of themselves, KYPRIS was born. The luxurious line of holistic, high-performance skincare boasts organic, wild-crafted, sustainably sourced ingredients, blended with clinically substantiated, cutting-edge green technologies for gorgeous results and an ecstatic experience of your unique Beauty. Paramount to the brand’s philosophy continues to be Beauty as a healing experience of pleasure and sustainability as both an environmental and social imperative. In just two years, KYPRIS was recognized as Green Spa Network’s 2014 Green Product Company of the Year. Today, Chase is CEO of KYPRIS and a co-chair of the Green Spa Network’s personal care committee.