Touchless Wellness Initiative Members

Initiative Co-Chair

Erin Lee, Founder of the Touchless Wellness Association, United Kingdom

With over 25 years of experience in construction and wellness, Erin is a global designer specializing in heat experiences and halotherapy rooms. She is dedicated to making well-being universally accessible through her expertise and passion for touchless wellness. Erin is a prominent figure shaping the future of wellness innovation and accessibility as the Founder of the Touchless Wellness Association, Owner of Koru Wellness Ltd, Global Advisor & Design Consultant for Halotherapy Solutions, Founder of the UK Halotherapy Network, and Co-Chair of the newly formed Touchless Wellness Initiative within the Global Wellness Institute.

Initiative Co-Chair

Alina Hernandez, Wellness Concept Creator/Advisory Board Member, Germany

Alina Hernandez is an award-winning Wellness program designer, Mayo Clinic certified Health & Wellness coach, author, and industry innovator. Her unique knowledgebase, including Translational Medicine/Science, the Wisdom Healing traditions, and Psychological Stage Development Theories, provides her with a unique lens of Holistic Wellness, and its implementation into the Guest Journey. She is an Advisory Board member of the Gharieni Group, and the Touchless Wellness Association, and Co-Chair of the newly formed Touchless Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute.


Karl Chen, Founder and CEO of Prism Light Pod, United States

Karl, a seasoned entrepreneur, brings four decades of startup and executive management expertise. A tech aficionado and trailblazer, he established Prism Light Pod in 2016 to introduce full-body red light therapy to high-achieving individuals and health enthusiasts. This pioneering company specializes in whole-body red-light systems that enhance cellular recovery by up to 10 times. The esteemed Prism Light Pod and Light Pads excel in revitalizing the body, alleviating chronic pain and inflammation, and promoting anti-aging and weight loss. Based in Denver, Colorado, the products are globally distributed and supported. Karl holds an MBA from Bentley University and a Bachelor of Science from Babson College.

Nigel Franklyn, The Spa Whisperer & Co-Founder: Moss Wellness Consultancy, Germany/US

Nigel Franklyn has made a tremendous impact on the global wellness industry over the past 25 years. As the co-founder of Moss Wellness Consultancy and MOSS of the ISLES, he has leveraged his expertise in concept creation, strategic development, and wellness design to help luxury hospitality groups deliver innovative spa experiences. Recognized as “The Spa Whisperer,” Nigel is a visionary leader who understands how to integrate holistic wellness philosophies into distinctive brand identities. He brings a unique perspective informed by extensive international experience working with top operators. Nigel’s recent recognition as Global Wellness Personality of the Year underscores his outstanding record of success in advancing the industry. Through his work, he continues to redefine what wellness means for travelers and locals alike. Nigel is also an Advisory Board Member of the Touchless Wellness Association 

Sammy Gharieni, Founder & CEO of the Gharieni Group, Germany

Sammy Gharieni is the visionary founder and leader of the Gharieni Group, a global wellness brand known for pioneering innovation. Over 30 years ago, he revolutionized the treatment bed industry by establishing the Gharieni Group to fill important market gaps. Today, the company has a presence in 120 countries and leads the spa, wellness, and medical treatment furniture sector. Sammy Gharieni is recognized for his unique perspective gained from an international upbringing and engineering education in Germany. He continues to travel the world seeking inspiration for new business opportunities and process improvements. With a customer-centric mindset, Sammy focuses on continually enhancing service, curating exceptional experiences, and refining operations to deliver superior value for customers and consumers. He was awarded the prestigious ‘A Life of Beauty Award’ for his contributions to the wellness industry.

Lotti Tyson, Global Head of Brand Déesse PRO, United Kingdom

Lotti is an accomplished Brand Director with over 13 years experience in the beauty industry. A graduate of biological sciences from the University of Southampton, she has a special interest in light therapy and therapeutic technologies. With a strategic mindset and in her previous positions as Director of Sales and Marketing, Lotti has propelled brands, including Color WOW and Pixi Beauty, through innovative marketing, bridging scientific expertise with consumer needs.
Now the Global Head of Brand at Déesse PRO, her journey reflects a commitment to pushing boundaries in beauty innovation, driven by a dedication to pro longevity and wellness solutions that redefine industry standards. .