The 12 Days Of PCA Day 12: Making An Impact

The 12 Days Of PCA Day 12: Making An Impact // Graphic by Kara Magliaro for American Spa (Kara Magliaro/American Spa)

Welcome to American Spa's third year of the 12 Days of PCA announcements! In 2017, we decided to announce the winners of our annual Professional's Choice Awards a little differently. Instead of giving you all 50 winners (plus the finalists) at once, we broke them up into fun groups to give you a few of the winners each day through out the month of November. This year, we'll be following suit as we unveil the winners of our 15th annual Professional's Choice Awards, now through November 24.

For our last day, we're announcing the winners of the Making an Impact group, which includes your favorite company for product education, favorite company for manufacturer support, favorite spa consultant, and most influential spa leader. Find out who were our winners and finalists below:

Favorite Company for Product Education: Eminence Organic Skin Care 


  • LightStim
  • FarmHouse Fresh
  • G.M. Collin
  • Dermalogica

Favorite Company for Manufacturer Support: Earthlite / Living Earth Crafts


  • LightStim
  • Lemi Group
  • Gharieni Group
  • Oakworks

Favorite Spa Consultant: Christi Cano, president and founder, Innovative Spa Productions


  • Diana Mestre, Founder, Mestre & Mestre Spa Consulting
  • Lynn Curry, president and co-owner, Resources for Leisure Assets
  • Sylvia Sepielli, owner, Sylvia Planning and Design
  • Amy McDonald Founder and CEO, Under a Tree, Health and Wellness Consulting


Most Influential Spa Leader: Catherine Warren, corporate operations director, spa division, WTS International


  • William Wesley Myers, regional director of spa and wellness, North America Langham Hotels & Resorts
  • Barbara Close, founder and CEO, Naturopathica
  • Boldijarre Koronczay, president, Eminence Organic Skin Care 
  • Susie Ellis, chairman and CEO, Global Wellness Institute

Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists of the Making an Impact group, and to all of the winners and finalists awarded this year. Check the related stories tab below for a complete list of PCA stories from this year, and check back here on American Spa on Monday, 11/25, for a round up story featuring all winners and finalists. As always, thank you, our professionals, without whom this wouldn't be possible.

Keep an eye here and on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for upcoming info on the 2020 Professional's Choice Awards.


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