Erin Lee - WHA Executive Director
Erin has over 20 years experience in the construction industry (originally a qualified Civil Engineer) with the past 11 years exclusively designing, project managing and constructing a wide variety of exclusive high end commercial and residential heat experience rooms.
Erin is now an independent heat experience consultant providing expert advice to designers and developers. As Founder of the UK Halotherapy Network and now the Executive Director of the prestigious World Halotherapy Association, her goal is not only to raise the awareness of and help further educate others on the benefits of Halotherapy, but to integrate Halotherapy with the Wellness Industry and put it firmly on the map.
Erin also owns her own Halotherapy business to help those in her local community and further raise the benefits.
Dr. Raleigh Duncan
Dr Duncan was one of the early pioneers in the infrared sauna industry and has led Clearlight Saunas to a leadership position over the last 19 years. He is very experienced in designing systems to help heal the body, the creation of health products from inception to execution, manufacturing and quality control. He also holds several patents. He has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree as well as a BS in Science, Life West Chiropractic, Regents College. Dr Duncan has been instrumental in the joint product development with Halotherapy Solutions LLC of the Halo-IR—the first custom-designed product that combines Halotherapy and InfraRed.
Kenny has run Salt Therapy Centre, Breathe Better Salt Rooms, in Frankston, Australia for 5 years. This is the most successful salt therapy business in Australia with marketing techniques that can be used anywhere.
Prior to salt therapy, Kenny worked for 21 years at Crown Casino in Melbourne Australia where his last position was Assistant Casino Manager , Table Games.
Kenny has first hand experience with salt therapy, In July 2013, he became sick with acute bronchitis for about 9 months where he was on multiple antibiotics nearly daily.. Kenny committed to salt therapy for just over 3 months attending 5 sessions a week. In the first couple of months his health and "all day, every day" cough and asthma was relieved as well as his thick green congestion. This was his impetus to look into salt therapy. Kenny threw in his job at Crown Casino and joined the salt therapy revolution.
Ariel has always been fascinated with human & marine biology.
Naturally gravitating towards these subjects to help understand how humans operate and how can to ‘fix’ the problems that are so prevalent today.
Outside of her obsession for biological knowledge she challenged herself in Classical Ballet R.A.D. doing performances/competitions all over North America along with local Marathons. Ariel discovered through her own experiences how fragile but resilient our bodies are!
After spending 6 years pursuing a western medical career Ariel felt that this was not the best route to truly help people achieve long term health. Having learnt about Natural Medicine and the thousands of years of practice behind it she knew this is what was needed.
Ariel owns & operates Vitality Wellness Centre in Canada, helping over 500 patients by dealing with the root cause of nearly any issue.
Ariel's impressive credentials include: BS, Registered Iridologist & Sclerologist, Certified Microscopist, Certified Acutherapist, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified in Herbs & Chinese Medicine.
Irfan is the Executive Director at Halite Industries Pakistan, Sea Pinch and Saltecture. He is also the Technical Consultant & Founder of L A B Innovation who focus on exploring the benefits of salt on the human anatomy from aspects of breathing, skin conditions and disease, Chromotherapy, physical and mental wellness, and recently the uses of salt in clean environments in the production of Hypochlorous acid (HOCl).
Irfan has spent over 20 years in the CPG, Retail, HORECA, Spa and wellness, developing consumer electronics and luxury goods for retail supply. Irfan currently deploys his time between Europe and Asia in developing and consulting in various regulatory, material and clinical developments in the uses of salt. Irfan also holds several leadership and management roles at various organizations evaluating the safety, efficacy and benefits of using traditional health treatments and exploring alternative approaches to improving our health.
Irfan received his Masters in (MEng) Chemical Engineering from UMIST, the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, in the United Kingdom in 2003.
Dr. Albert Ramudo
Albert has spent over 20 years in the animal health space and has served in various regulatory, clinical development, leadership and management roles at various organizations such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Elanco Animal Health, Pfizer Animal Health, Novartis Animal Health and the US Army. Albert has a keen interest in addressing the challenges associated antibiotic resistance, discovering
different ways of evaluating the safety of traditional animal health products and exploring alternative approaches to improving the health of our pets.
Albert is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and is a certified Project Manager (PMP).
Albert received his Bachelors in Medical Technology from Florida International University, his DVM from Michigan State University and his MBA from Davenport University.
Ms. Slonager is CEO of Transformational Health, PC– a holistic health care practice devoted to homeopathy. As a Board Certified Classical Homeopath she is excited to help people restore health and vitality utilizing the therapeutic principles of homeopathy.
She is also the Executive Director of Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Michigan Chapter, a non-profit charity dedicated to education and training for all those affected by asthma and allergies, as well as the professionals that take care of them.
Ms. Slonager has over 25 years experience in health care.
In 2013, she was awarded the AAFA Chapter Innovation Award from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, in recognition of a home care program for families
dealing with asthma and allergies. Additionally, she is the co-author or the AAFA Wee Breathers™ and the Asthma Care for Adults™ asthma management programs.
Ms. Slonager is also the author of several published papers and lectures regarding asthma education and holistic health practices, as well as co-author of a published study: Impact of air pollution on asthma in Arab Americans, 2014.
Kathleen is a passionate patient advocate and health educator with expertise in asthma and allergy management, complementary and alternative medicine modalities, disease management, quality assurance, and health promotion and hopes to light a spark in others and is passionate about providing evidence - informed health information to aid consumers on their own health and wellness journey.
Lisa Starr is the Principal of Wynne Business Consulting & Education, which specializes in spa, wellness & salon businesses. Starr has over 35 years of experience in the beauty & wellness industry, spending the last 18 years as a consultant and educator, helping owners and operators of spas and wellness facilities maximize their operations performance in both front and back of house, while providing exceptional experiences for clients and guests. Her particular areas of focus include operations, finances & staff compensation, marketing, inventory management, retailing, human resource & leadership development, and business process improvement. Starr is the Task Force Chair for the Global Wellness Institute’s Consulting Initiative, a Contributing Editor at Dayspa Magazine, a regular contributor to global trade publications, a highly-rated speaker at ISPA and beauty industry conferences, and offers live spa management courses across the globe, as well as through an online learning portal. Follow her on Twitter @StarrTalk, on Instagram @WynneBusiness, or email email@example.com.