About Our Advisory Board
Our board is comprised of incredible thoughtleaders and groundbreakers who have been instrumental in researching, practicing, and spreading awareness about the significance of the skin-health link, and the importance of an integrative approach to healthy skin. We are honored to collaborate with them as we all build and refine the field of Nutritional Aesthetics® together. Here they are (listed alphabetically):
Rona Berg is the Editor-in-Chief of Organic Spa Magazine, the premier national consumer eco-lifestyle magazine in America today. She sits on the Advisory Board of SHAPE Magazine, for her expertise in health and wellness, and co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, where she advises personal-care brands and spas on how to become greener and more sustainable.
Berg is an internationally renowned wellness and green lifestyle expert, journalist, and bestselling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing). The former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine, she has covered international spa trends for Real Simple, holistic spa treatments for SELF and massage for O: The Oprah Magazine. Her observations on beauty, wellness, food and travel have also appeared in Vogue, Health, InStyle, Fitness, Ladies Home Journal, Luxury Spa Finder, The New York Times Book Review, ELLE, The New York Post, and many more.
Berg has been a featured speaker at the International Spa Association Conference (ISPA), the Green Spa Network Congress, the American Spa Expo, the Health and Beauty Expo, the Inside Beauty Show, the Global Green Expo, Green Festival, and served as a judge for the Green Spa Network Sustainability Awards, and a brand award judge for Green Fest NYC.
She has been quoted for her expertise in New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Redbook, Swedish ELLE, The Daily Mail, Singapore Financial Times, Town & Country, Good Housekeeping, CosmoGirl, Working Mother, Reader’s Digest and more.
Berg travels the globe dispensing eco-friendly tips along the way. She has made hundreds of appearances on radio and television shows across the U.S., including The Today Show, Martha Stewart Living and Fox News.
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Dr. Naana Boakye
Dr. Boakye is a board-certified dermatologist with a diversified practice that includes cosmetic dermatology with a focus on aesthetic enhancements as well as surgical and medical dermatology for both the adult and pediatric population.
Dr. Boakye is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, and graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Biochemistry. She obtained her Medical Degree from Temple University and a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from George Washington University. Dr. Boakye completed her dermatology residency at State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, New York where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Boakye is affiliated with numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology. She has been featured in Redbook magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine and more. She enjoys the daily interaction with her patients and strives to enhance their appearance, self-image and well-being.
Dr. Boakye is also the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Karité Shea Butter. As a dermatologist who specializes in the health and appearance of the skin, creating products with scientifically-backed ingredients that have the ability to nurture the skin and optimize its health is her passion.
Karité’s natural, antioxidant-rich products feature high concentrations of raw, unrefined shea butter and palm oil sourced directly from Ghana. These pure ingredients are blended with unrefined organic coconut oil to create the perfect moisturizer that soothes and heals even the most sensitive skin. Formulated without harsh chemicals and solvents that can irritate skin, Karité products are hypoallergenic and free of synthetic dyes, silicones and parabens.
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Dr. Trevor Cates
Dr. Trevor Cates, also know as “The Spa Dr.,” received her medical degree from the National College of Natural Medicine and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California. She was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California’s Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council and served on the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ board. In addition to her medical degree, Dr. Cates has a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
Dr. Cates sees patients at world-renowned spas and in her Park City, Utah private practice with a focus on anti-aging, hormone balance and glowing skin. She is host of the iTunes podcast THE SPA DR: Secrets to Smart, Sexy and Strong, and the Glowing Skin Summit. Dr. Cates offers the Clear Skin Solution online program and is author of the Glowing Skin From Within ebook (#1 Amazon bestseller). She believes believes the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment. Dr. Cates’ new skin care system, The Spa Dr.’s Daily Essentials embrace the science of natural beauty (available in November 2015).
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Adina Grigore is the author of Skin Cleanse and founder/CEO of the all-natural, sustainable skin-care line S.W. Basics, which she started out of her kitchen in 2011. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, Adina has worked in the wellness industry since 2007 as a private holistic nutritionist, a personal trainer, and a workshop coordinator teaching people about the DIY nature of wellness. S.W. Basics products are now sold internationally and have been featured in Vogue, O Magazine, W Magazine, the New York Times, InStyle, Real Simple, and Martha Stewart Living, among others.
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Dr. Frank Lipman
Dr. Frank Lipman is an internationally recognized expert in the field of integrative medicine. He is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, where for over 20 years he has helped thousands of people reclaim vitality and recover their zest for life.
Focused on sustainable wellness — instead of quick fixes — Dr Lipman has developed a style of care that draws on the strengths of Western medicine and acupuncture, while providing patients continued guidance and support for making long-term changes via his team of specially trained Health Coaches.
In 2010 he launched Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, a line of leading-edge supplements and health programs designed to take this approach to a larger audience. With the addition of virtual coaching, Dr Lipman’s reach expanded even further. Today the Be Well Coaches guide people worldwide with practical advice for creating vibrant health.
He is the author of Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again, Total Renewal: 7 Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long Term Health, and The New Health Rules.
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Jaya Savannah is a strategy coach and consultant for holistic businesses. Chief Inspiration Officer for Jaya Savannah International, she has been a progressive thought leader in the holistic industries since 2004. Prior to this, Jaya worked extensively in the mind, body, spirit sectors as a manager and solo practitioner.
Jaya’s career in beauty started early. Gifted, she tested out of high school early and obtained her esthetics license at just 17 years old. However, Jaya’s talents kept getting recruited outside the treatment room and into leadership roles, and it became clear that her destiny was in coaching and training. In the 90’s Jaya committed herself to meditating and enrolled in an intensive program at the Berkeley Psychic Institute. She took on a leadership role there before branching out and teaching intuitive development classes in private practice. Jaya earned her Certified Life Coach designation in 2003. Weaving together her years of health and beauty management experience with her intuitive life coaching resulted in her creating the unique niche of strategy coaching for holistic businesses.
Jaya is a speaker at industry events such as The International Esthetics, Cosmetics, and Spa Conferences (IECSC); The Day Spa Expo; and Mind Body Spirit Conference. She had been published and featured in magazines such as Dermascope, NailPro, Women’s Health, and Success. Her Top Holistic Health and Beauty Business Trends has been distributed on Yahoo! Finance and ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliate networks. She has been an Advisory Board Member for the Day Spa Association and a NAMASTA affiliate business coach.
Jaya works internationally, providing individual coaching and consulting by phone and Skype. She has a new online video course called Clients & Cash for holistic practitioners who want to get clients fast. There is a link to get the free portion of the training below. You can also watch her Holistic Pro Show videos on her blog or YouTube.
Connect with Jaya:
Coaching practice and blog: www.JayaSavannah.com
FREE video series: www.ClientsandCash.com
The Holistic Pro Show: www.youtube.com/user/JayaSavannah
Dr. Georgia Tetlow, MD, FAAPMR
Dr. Georgia Tetlow, MD is founder and CEO of Philadelphia Integrative Medicine and synthesizes the best of conventional and alternative medicine to help you regain health and balance. She holds a faculty affiliation at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and fellowship trained at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She has expertise in genetics, mind-body medicine, biologically-based herbal therapies and diets, holistic skincare and all forms of integrative testing to promote health and address chronic illness, cancer recovery and pain. She was certified as a Hatha yoga instructor 20 years ago and encourages all who see her to benefit from a daily mind-body-spirit practice. Visit Dr. Tetlow’s website to make an appointment or sign up for group educational sessions. She can see you in-person and online or via confidential video consultation.
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Dr. Tetlow’s practice, Philadelphia Integrative Medicine: www.philly-im.com
Alisa Vitti, HHC, AADP, is an integrative nutritionist, hormone expert, and best-selling author of WomanCode (Harper Collins). She is the founder of FLOliving.com, a trusted virtual destination for women to learn how to naturally balance their hormone and reproductive issues with her proprietary, “pro-hormonal,” five-step dietary process that treats the root cause of endocrine dysfunction. She teaches women via her online program “The WomanCode System” and writes a blog on how to use food to end hormonal chaos and get into hormonal “flo.”
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Alisa has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, has a web series on Lifetime, and has been a regular contributor to CBS, Fox, Shape, Women’s Health, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post. She also pens Yahoo Health’s “Hormone Whisperer” column and serves on their Advisory Board. She speaks to large groups about the intersection of hormones, neurochemistry, feminine energy, entrepreneurship, and success at TEDx, Talks@Google, Summit Series Outside, Hay House, WIE Symposium, and SHE Summit.
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