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Press Release: New York Spa Alliance Announces 2008 Board of Directors

From March 18th, 2008



Mary Manning



New York Spa Alliance Announces 2008 Board of Directors


SKANEATELES, NY – March 18, 2008 – New York Spa Alliance, formed to create awareness of and provide support to New York State’s vital and vibrant spa business community, has assembled its first full Board of Directors. The announcement was made by Gary Dower, the organization’s Chairman:


Yael Alkalay, Owner, Red Flower, New York

Mary Bemis, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Organic Spa Magazine, New York

Mark Dauenhauer, Spa Director, Naturopathica, East Hampton

Shari Cardinale, Owner, Derma Technologies Spa, Geneva

Gary Dower, Owner, Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Skaneateles

Mary Gendron, Middleton & Gendron Brand Communications, New York

Mary-Elizabeth Gifford, Vice President & Creative Director, Jurlique

Rachel Hogancamp, Managing Partner, Rasa Spa, Ithaca

Susan Keene, Spa Director, Emerson Resort, Mount Tremper

Mary Anne Krupsak, Owner, Cobblestone Restaurant, Geneva

Joachim Ohlin, Director of Hospitality, JGB Enterprises, Liverpool

Sandra Sadowski, Spa Director, The Ritz-Carlton, New York

Mary Tabacchi, Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca

Karen Watson, Spa Manager, Skana, The Spa at Turning Stone, Verona

Charlotte Wytias, Director of Integrated Medical Center, Clifton Springs Hospital, Clifton Springs

Susan Yunker, Program Director, Gurney’s International Health & Beauty Spa, Montauk

Denise Vitiello, Spa Director, Mandarin Oriental New York, New York


NYSPA’s mission is twofold: to restablish New York State as the premier location in the country for spa and wellness-related businesses; and to serve as a resource for information, education, advocacy, action and assistance to the New York spa businesses and the communities they support.


For more information on membership and on NYSPA’s Fourth Annual Symposium, slated for Cornell University, May 12-14, 2008, contact: Gary Dower, Chairman, NYSPA, c/o Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152; 1-315-217-4124;


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