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Sustainability roundtable and interactive forum

March 11, 2018

On March 11, the Sustainability Initiative hosted a roundtable & interactive forum in Carmel Valley Ranch, California. The discussion, titled ‘Beyond Sustainability: Defining a New Terrain for Vital Wellbeing‘ was moderated by Mary Bemis, editor in chief of Insider’s Guide to Spas.


Mary Bemis, Editorial Director, Insiders Guide to Spas, United States
Bonnie Baker, Founder, Satteva Spa and Wellness Concepts, Mexico
Dafne Berlanga, Vice President, International Business Development, Oakworks, Inc., United States
Herve Blondel, Senior Resort Manager, Rancho la Puerta, Mexico
Anne Bramham, President & Founder, American Spa Therapy Education Certification Council (ASTECC), United States
Mike Bruggeman, CEO & Chief Formulation Officer, OM4 Organic Male, United States
Prof. Jonathan Paul DeVierville, Director, Spa Cultures, United States
Debra Duneier, Founder & President, EcoChi LLC, United States
Tom Eddington, Principal, Eddington Advisory, United States
Mary Elizabeth Gifford, President, Stellar Organic Certification, United States
Martin Goebel, Founder, Moebius Partners LLC, United States
Nic Goldsmith, Senior Principal, FTL Design & Engineering Studio, United States
Tara Grodjesk, Founder, Tara Spa Therapy, United States
Kevin Kelly, Founder and CEO, Civana Living, United States
Ella Stimpson Kent, Director of Spa, Fitness and Racquet Sports at Sea Island Company, United States
Stephen Kiesling, Editor in Chief, Spirituality & Health Magazine, United States
Attila Koronczay, General Manager, Eminence Organics, Canada
Gilad Saul Lang, Vice President, The Madison Collection, United States
Andrea Lomas-Gong, Group Operations Director, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Hong Kong
Shel Pink, Founder, SpaRitual, United States
Bill Reed, Author, Principal, Regenesis, United States
Stephanie Rest, Founder, Caribbean Wellness Education, United States
Rianna Riego, Chief Brand and Wellness Officer, CIVANA, United States
Daniella Russo, CEO and Founder, Think Beyond Plastic, United States
Veronica Schreibeis Smith, CEO & Founding Principal, Vera Iconica Architecture, United States
Deborah Szekely, Co-Founder, Rancho La Puerta, Mexico
Mark Wuttke, President and Chief Operating Officer, Babor North America, United States