Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck is an educational icon known for her decades of experience and expertise in dermatological skin sciences, integrative esthetics and wellness. Her passion for the esthetic and wellness industry is centered in the heart of academia, research, and education. A pinnacle point in her career occurred when she forged her unique approach and practicum -holistic & integrative dermatherapy. She entered the natural health field in 2001 integrating her clinical and medical aesthetic experience with naturopathy, holistic nutrition, and alternative medicine. This placed her well in the forefront as an early pioneer of holistic and integrative esthetics long before the “green trend” became mainstream in skin care. Her approach advocates that the effectiveness of integrative skin wellness should not be centered on products, but also focus on the integral philosophy, treatment modalities, comprehensive skin assessment, and the alignment of academic teachings in holistic medicine. She developed, wrote and and taught her first Holistic & Integrative Esthetics 5- day certification training course for esthetician's in 2014, and offers an intensive course through DermaEducationTV. Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck has studied and received degreed training in several areas of natural health, nutrition, medicine, dermatology, dermatological skin care and holistic medicine. She received her Naturopathic Doctoral Degree from the University of Arts, Sciences and Technology Medical School - Magna Cum Laude, and was nominated by the Naturopathic department at USAT for the Hippocrates Award for Community Outreach & Literary Education of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014.
She is licensed in Georgia as a master cosmetologist, aesthetician, aesthetic instructor, a certified Corneotherapist and holds a certificate in dermatological technology. She serves as an advisory board member for Skin Inc. Magazine and holds many memberships including the American Society for Nutrition, Society of Cosmetic Chemists, International Association of Applied Corneotherapy, The Society of Dermatological Skin Care Specialists, British Association of Skin Camouflage, and is NCEA and Oncology Training International certified. Her authorship, course development and research has been published for over 18 years, and her articles have appeared in national and international esthetic, cosmetic chemistry and wellness publications including Skin Inc., Les Nouvelles Esthetique, Euro Cosmetics, and Dermascope magazines. She has taught in the thousands of esthetic and medical professionals at esthetic schools, trade shows, and as an advanced educator for Nelly De Vuyst, Jurlique, Slimtone Microdermabrasion, Environ, LightStim, Elina Organics, Tama Research, and Dermaviduals. She is also the owner and CEO of Naturophoria- a naturopathic skin and wellness clinic in Atlanta, GA established in 2000.
Alexandra J. Zani is an international educator, speaker, author and researcher with a passion for higher learning. The scope of her career has included business ownership and management, technical consulting, product development, and authoring for textbooks and industry trade publications. She has received numerous advanced certifications both in the U.S. and abroad in dermal sciences, spa therapies, microcurrent, LED, and non-ablative laser. Her academic background includes cell biology and medical technology and she is considered one of the foremost educators in scientific esthetics. Her articles have been featured world wide and she has been sought after as technical consultant for spas, salons and corporations across the country. She was the lead author for Milady's Standard Comprehensive Training for Estheticians textbook in 2003, and has been a contributing author to the Advanced Professional Skincare - Medical Edition by Peter Pugliese (2005). Alex was also the general manager for an award winning and internationally recognized research physician supporting product development, technical writing, sales, marketing and education in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ms. Zani is NCEA Certified, has received certification in both Oncology Esthetics® and the famed Pastiche Method™ of Skin Analysis. She is a member of the educational board of the International Association of Corneotherapy (IAC) and was a key note speaker at the 2016 IAC Global Conference in Cologne, Germany. She received the Donn Kerr Esthetics International Humanitarian Award at the 2016 Southern Salon and Spa Conference. Alex maintains a clientele at her esthetic practice: the Aesthani Skincare Institute in Greenville, SC.
Pia is a Naturopath, holistic skin therapist & educator, yoga & Qi Gong instructor. She has worked as a skin therapist for over 25 years and has trained under some of the foremost educators and skin
therapists in the global esthetic industry. She is a passionate practitioner and an inspiring clinic leader at
the Inspiration Place Beauty & Wellness Center in Kew, Australia. She was awarded the prestigious
Beauty Therapist of the Year award from Dermaviduals in both New Zealand and Australia in 2018.
Pia’s work was published in the APJ journal and she has been a featured speaker at the APAN
Global conference. She combines high science with holistic principles for an integral approach to
skin health and uses the principles of corneotherapy to improve to improve the skin’s look, feel and
function. Pia holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in naturopathy, graduating from the
Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne, Australia.
DermaEducationTV is pleased to be a sponsor agent for Pia Kynoch in the United States for lectures and educational classes.
OTI has, and continues to identify the need for advanced training in the salon/spa industry industry which shifts previous beliefs for those diagnosed with cancer. The training’s offered by Oncology Training International (OTI) have been revolutionizing the salon/spa industry since 2007; and OTI continues to be a driving force to change this approach. People living with cancer and other comorbidities need to be afforded the most current information for optimum benefits.
Training’s are offered in a number of variations: in-class; blended (online and in-class); and online. We take into considering most learning styles; budget and time restraints.
Image Recovery & Remedial Medical Camouflage application plays an important role in the recovery for patients who facial disfigurements, skin discolorations, scars, burns or have undergone plastic & reconstructive surgery. This on-line interactive class prepares the esthetic professional to offer this valuable service either in the spa or clinical setting.
Dr. Katerina is a scholar and skincare specialist based in the U.K. – Dr. Steventon is an international consultant with substantial experience of working at the clinical, commercial and research interface. She is a Senior Innovation Consultant for NBIC and runs an independent evidence-based skincare clinic in Beverly, East Yorkshire in the UK, addressing consumer needs in skin health and ageing, acne, skin barrier dysfunction, skin - brain connection in mental health and wellbeing. She holds an MSc in Clinical Biochemistry and a PhD in Transdermal Absorptions and sciences. Dr. Steventon has an in-depth knowledge of skin sciences in both healthy and diseased states, a comprehensive understanding of consumer perspective on personal care and the industry/academia engagement for translational research in the UK. She is a senior consultant to large and small skincare brands in product development; an international scientific speaker (in six languages) presenting at skin science and beauty conferences globally.
DermaEducationTV is pleased to be a sponsor agent for Dr. Steventon in the United States for lectures and educational classes.
REBECCA GADBERRY is a dynamic, highly acclaimed, award-winning skincare developer, educator and journalist who is valued as one of the U.S. skin care industry’s preeminent ingredient authorities. She is Director of R&D, Marketing and Education at YG Laboratories (yglabs.com), a developer and manufacturer of high performance and ‘clean beauty’ skincare for spa, medical, on-air, direct and natural product channels for indie, niche, established and start-up brands nationally and worldwide.
Since 1985, Rebecca has been the Senior Instructor and Program Director for UCLA Extension’s highly acclaimed Cosmetic Sciences program and is a popular speaker at national and international symposia and conferences. She is the first Marketing Fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, a recipient of the National SCC’s prestigious Henry Maso award in 2014 for her paper, ‘The Holy Trinity of Next Generation Skin Care: Genetics, Epigenetics & Proteomics’, past chair of the SCC’s California Chapter and is the 13th esthetician licensed in California. After publishing more than 600 articles, developing over 1300 products and educating thousands of beauty professionals during her 45 year career, Rebecca remains at the cutting edge of skincare and ingredient science as the world's only Cosmetic Bioevangelist™, creating awareness of the disruptive biosciences entering the cosmetic industry, including microbiomics, epigenetics, synthetic biology, extremophiles and green chemistry.
Rebecca Gadberry is an authority on mind and body health - her soothing, clear voice is iconic in the esthetics and wellness mindfulness movements. After a non-stop 45-year career, she discovered and experienced mindfulness and related practices, and it changed her life. She is now certified to teach mindfulness, meditation and compassionate practices practices by the prestigious Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at the Norman Cousin’s Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA and is working on a second certification from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. She is a member of the International Mindfulness Teaching Association (IMTA), the American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA), the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM), and the Freedom To Choose Project, whose mission it is to transform through compassionate experiential education the lives of individuals impacted by incarceration. She currently teaches online mindfulness courses to seniors, estheticians, educators and others who want a calmer, more centered, more meaningful life. You can join Rebecca’s online community at Mindful People, a Facebook group.
DR. MARK LEES Ph.D., M.S. is a multi-award-winning speaker, master clinical skin therapist, and product developer of Mark Lees Skin Care products, specializing in acne, sensitive, and aging skin, and author of Skin Care: Beyond the Basics, the Skin Care Answer Book, and his latest book Clearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment. His line of products for acne-prone, sensitive, and sun-damaged skin is available at finer salons and clinics throughout the United States.
Dr. Lees has been interviewed and quoted by NBC News, The Associated Press, The Discovery Channel, Woman’s World, Glamour, Self, Teen, Shape, and many other publications.
He is both a Licensed Cosmetologist (Florida and Washington State) and a Licensed Master Esthetician in the State of Washington. He also holds a CIDESCO International Diploma.
His professional awards are numerous and include Esthetician of the Year from American Salon Magazine, the Les Nouvelles Esthétiques Crystal Award, the Dermascope Legends Award, and the Esthetics International Humanitarian Award from The Southern Spa and Salon Conference. Dr. Lees has also been inducted into the National Cosmetology Association’s Hall of Renown.
Dr. Lees is former Chairman of EstheticsAmerica, the esthetics education division of the National Cosmetology Association (NCA), and has served as a CIDESCO International Examiner. He has also served on the national Board of Directors of the NCA.
Dr. Lees is former Chairman of the Board of the Esthetics Manufacturers and Distributors Alliance, and is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
Although he has always been involved in professional skin care and product development, Dr. Lees has extensive experience in health-related research. As an undergrad at University of Florida, Dr. Lees studied animal science and was a veterinary technician for several years. He also studied and assisted in a toxicology research team that developed heartworm preventative for dogs. After he began his skin care practice, he decided to go to graduate school and was accepted into the University of West Florida’s Health Graduate School. Going to school 4 nights a week for several years, while still practicing skin care, Dr. Lees eventually was awarded a Master of Science in Health, and then later a Ph.D. in Health Sciences. Although he primarily focused on skin care research, the University’s core requirements also focused on general health and medical research, cardiovascular wellness, exercise physiology, community health, healthcare delivery systems, research procedures, and nutrition.
In addition to his practice and product development company, Dr. Lees has also consulted for major pharmaceutical companies, universities, and numerous state boards of cosmetology. He has authored chapters for 2 medical/dental school texts, and also a chapter in the cosmetic chemistry “bible” Harry’s Cosmeticology Volume 3 (Chemical Publishing). He has also taught continuing education in nursing for several hospitals.