Women in Leadership Initiative Members

Joanne Berry

Founder, Wellness Education Hub, United States

Joanne is the Founder of Wellness Education Hub which fulfills the demand for her style of high-energy, high-quality training. Dedicated and incredibly passionate about contributing to the industry that she loves, Berry has worked hard to learn all facets, so she can approach education with a well-balanced and knowledgeable approach. For the last 29 years, she has shared her skill set and knowledge with clients and audiences around the world. Engaging people with her enthusiasm, humor and own love of learning, she inspires those around her to continue advancing their skills. She was awarded the “2018 Women in Wellness Educator & Trainer of the Year” in the USA by American Spa Magazine. She also serves as a Global Educator for “The First 1000 Days of Wellness”, a GWI Initiative and “Christine Clinton Cancer Care” specializing in Oncology Esthetics and Massage.

Dr. Rekha Chaudhari

Ambassador, Global Wellness India, India

Dr. Rekha Chaudhari is the Global Wellness Ambassador for India, an international entrepreneur & a social Activist of non-profit organizations like World Digital Detox Day (WDDD), Mothers Touch, and ZEP Foundation. MD-Oneline Wellness which is considered the one-stop destination for luxury beauty brands and wellness solutions. Her patented research of Mothers Touch Indian prenatal traditions has got global recognition with Harvard University, John Hopkins University, and Oxford University, published and registered on the WHO platform making her the first author on this concept on the world platform.

Darlene Fiske

Owner of The Fiske Group: Public Relations + Marketing Strategies, United States

Darlene Fiske is the owner of The Fiske Group Public Relations and co-founder of S’Well Public Relations, a national PR and communications firm specializing in the $4.5 trillion global wellness economy. A self-proclaimed spa junkie, she has served on the marketing task force for the International Spa Association, is currently on the Women in Leadership committee for the Global Wellness Institute, has spoken at industry conferences such as SXSW, IECSC, and ISPA and has written for a variety of publications including FathomAway, Organic Spa, Spa Opportunities and Forbes. Respected by the country’s top media professionals, Fiske’s clients have enjoyed enormous exposure in leading lifestyle publications including the New York Times and USA Today and she has been referred to as the “Unicorn PR Gal” by the press.

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Tara LoCastro

Principal, LifeSync, United States

Tara is a general management and business operations executive with a successful track record of creating and implementing new programs and services. She is a lifelong learner with enthusiasm for health and wellness, and over 20 years of corporate and healthcare leadership experience. Her expertise is the development of person-centered services and access. She has built new healthcare programs, services and start-ups with a passion for leadership and coaching that promotes authentic self-actualization. Tara enjoys ethnic food, culture, wellness spas, and travel. She is a mission-driven leader, business advisor and altruistic entrepreneur. Tara holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Francie Rawlings

Digital Strategy & Innovation Head, SCS Partners, United States

Now truly immersed in health and wellness, Francie Rawlings comes to the wellness industry after an extensive, highly accomplished 20-year background in the global biopharmaceutical industry. She is a passionate advocate for the role of technology in driving the development novel therapies. She has worked with companies of all sizes, from startups to global corporations and has lent her expertise to health challenges. Francie has inherent enthusiasm for inspiring and advancing women in wellness and healthcare and a serious desire to solve some of the biggest challenges in gender parity and diversity and inclusion. Her ‘breaking boundaries’ approach to making something real pushes others to challenge the norm and to create initiatives that are truly impactful.

Jessica Timberlake

Public Relations Manager, Eminence Organic Skincare, Canada

Jessica Timberlake has over 15 years of experience in the spa industry. With a background in luxury spa operations, Jessica is now the Public Relations Manager at Eminence Organic Skin Care, a Certified B Corporation, and coordinates the nonprofit 501(c)3, the Eminence Kids Foundation. Jessica is passionate about supporting women in wellness and volunteers her time for a number of industry efforts including Emeritus Ambassador – Global Wellness Day, Advisory Board Member – University of California, Irvine Spa Management Certification and Executive Committee Member – International Spa Association.

Kenzie Vath

Director, Wellness & Sustainability, Pacific Hospitality Group, United States

Kenzie Vath has a passion for a full plate and enjoys innovating new ideas to disrupt the status quo. Kenzie is a serial entrepreneur starting a company at the age of 19. Her personal battle with Lyme Disease led her to get self-educated in Holistic Medicine. Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors from Purdue University and going on to receive her coaching certification from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition, based in New York City. Kenzie is currently the Director of Wellness and Sustainability for Pacific Hospitality Group; a family owned management company located in Irvine CA. In addition, she is the founder of Holistic Umbrella; a wellness based lifestyle company providing one-on-one coaching and curated wellness events. The implementation of a water program at the corporate office has eliminated the waste of 100,000’s of plastic bottles into our oceans. Creating a wellness series has improved work productivity and satisfaction. Alternative menu options have services hundreds of specific dietary eaters from around the world. Offering options from gluten free to vegan, keto and beyond. Kenzie’s wellness retreats have created value and generated non-traditional revenue for their local California properties. Five star reviews across the board. “I’ve always wanted my own thing, but it has truly been gratifying working alongside my family to impact our team members and guests in a positive way.” – Kenzie Vath