Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck is a naturopathic medical physician, licensed master cosmetologist, esthetician, esthetic instructor, dermatology technician and brings over 35 years of experience to the esthetic and natural health industry. She was the lead aesthetician for The Center for Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA providing pre & postoperative care and remedial image rehabilitation for burn patients and patients with other health anomalies and disfigurements. Her work in this area continues as a distinguished member of the British Association of Skin Camouflage in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Madigan-Fleck is a nationally certified Natural Health Professional, and served her clinical naturopathic residency at Progressive Medical Centers of America in Atlanta, GA. She received her Naturopathic Medical Doctoral degree from the University of Science, Arts and Technology School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Society For Nutrition, International Association For Applied Corneotherapy, the Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists, and is NCEA certified. She is an advisory board member for Skin Inc. Magazine and the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners. She holds a private practice - Naturophoria, located in Atlanta, GA
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the years, Rebecca has applied her extensive expertise in the world of skincare to develop many award-winning, highly popular and trend-setting products for all segments of the skincare market.
Born in South Africa, Roz has an international reputation for her therapeutic work and instruction in Reflexology and Aromatherapy with decades of experience in the practice and teaching of these modalities. She completed her Reflexology studies in 1983 at the South African Institute of Reflexology in Johannesburg, and in 1984 trained in Aromatherapy with the Institute of Clinical Aromatherapy in London. She subsequently pursued advanced Aromatherapy studies with the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in California, and has taken the International Training Program in Essential Oils at Purdue University in Indiana, USA. In 1992 Roz founded the Heal Center, Atlanta,GA which has since gained a national reputation for its therapeutic services and instruction. She is the co-founder of the Georgia Reflexology Organization and is a regional director for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).
It is understood that as esthetic professionals the commitment to provide services ultimately impacts the lives of others. Our gesture of providing service represents a specificity to remain constant with integrity, conviction and an unwavering dedication to be and perform our best- for ourselves and for our public. Our organization upholds these values in our approach as practitioners serving our clientele, our methodology in teaching advanced education, the quality of research we conduct, the curriculum we write, and the way and manner in which we communicate this knowledge stems from a passion to learn, share knowledge. The intent is to contribute to the world around us.
Our level of instruction represents a method of teaching methodology of
intellectual proportion - As well seasoned educators, we see this as a pathway of the future in our fast changing world of science and technology.
The esthetic world will continue to place technology in front of us - it is ultimately our own will and
determination to move forward - or to accept status quo, and what may result from such.
It is our commitment to raise the bar in advanced esthetic education a new threshold, by engaging knowledge and skills through science and research - encouraging the esthetician to become more progressive, adapt a critical thinking posture, and ultimately discover a new found appreciation for learning, training and their careers.
The creed of our industry must remain constant with quality and integrity in order for our industry to prosper for years to come and for the development of future visionaries and educators.
We invite and welcome you to accept the challenge - a challenge to learn new thoughts and become inspired...
Certification is a voluntary process that recognizes an individual who has met predetermined qualifications such as job tasks for a profession. These standards are usually specified by a nongovernmental agency or national association. Such qualifications required a training program and examination process.
In the fast paced get-it-done quick world we live in today - career longevity is determined by consistency, reliability, exceptional customer service, and effort. This statement can be truly validated by the faulty workmanship we see posted on social media due to lack of training, questionable ethics and non- licensed professionals performing esthetic services. Your decision to obtain continual post graduate training and receive validation of industry standards by becoming certified and credentialed under the auspices of professional organizations- relays the very strong message that your not only value your own career, clients and livelihood - but wish to contribute to the legacy of our industry.
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*For the purpose of the NCEA Code of Ethics, the use of the term Esthetician applies to all licensed skin care professionals as defined by their state law.
Membership in the NCEA Association is an INVESTMENT in your career and your future!
The NCEA Association has it’s finger on the pulse of the skin care industry. We’re always on the lookout for legislative issues or licensing issues that may impact our members. We keep NCEA Association members informed of important news and the issues that can impact them directly or indirectly via email and social media.
Raising the standards of our profession and industry is critically important to the long-term success of our members. We work with the public and it’s important that consumers trust their providers of skin care services.