A Community for Holistic Healers
“I believe in skin care products formulated from food-grade ingredients.” Elina often demonstrates this by eating her products during presentations.
Before coming to the United States in 1991, Elina transformed her acne prone skin into a glowing example of the power of natural healing.
She’s now the CEO of Elina Organics with clinics in Pompano Beach, FL and Kalamazoo, MI. Elina’s handmade, professional skin care products are available in spas and medical offices across the United States and abroad.
Her former Chicago skin care clinic was named one of the best spas by AOL City’s Best Chicago and was also profiled in Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa Magazine.
Elina is the founder of the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners, a non profit organization, and contributes regular educational articles to DERMASCOPE magazine. She’s been featured on NBC 5 in Chicago and WGN-TV and appears regularly on Elina Skin Cuisine segments on West Michigan TV stations. For more information, visit www.elinaorganics.com.
Keeley Lore is a licensed Master Aesthetician in Northern Virginia. She has extensive training in advanced face and body treatments and holistic skin care techniques. She is also a Certified Natural Health Professional, a Nutritional Response Practitioner, internationally trained in Medical Foot Care, Reflexology, Acupressure & Massage Therapy, and has a Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University.
Keeley specializes in approaching beauty holistically by encouraging restoration of internal and external health. She provides whole body services related to whole food nutrition and natural relaxing, revitalizing, and rejuvenating facial and body treatments specifically designed for each individual.
Beata Luberda-Goodman, is a Skincare Expert, Speaker, and Global Educator with 27 years of advanced education experience in the Spa and Aesthetic Industry. She is a fully licensed Esthetician & Massage Therapist specializing in skin care treatments for aging skin, and has trained physicians, nurses, massage therapists and estheticians to help bridge the gap of bringing doctors and skincare professionals together in the Medi-Spa industry.
Beata has written over 100+ curriculums for continuing education/license renewal approved courses. Her previous experience has been as a Senior Aesthetic Regional Educator for Revision Skincare, the International Dermal Institute, Murad Skin Research Group, and DermaQuest Skin Therapy. Beata was instrumental in opening three Medispas for the University of Illinois Dept. of Otolaryngology as well as working with Dr. Dayan, enrolling patients in Clinical Studies, Preceptorships and what now is True U Education.
Beata is featured as a Brand Ambassador for Dermascope Magazine. Beata brings on-site training to paramedical spas, salons, day spas, resorts and schools. She is an authorized and licensed Continuing Education Sponsor for the States of Illinois and North Carolina as well as the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners, and a provider for the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better programs, and First Aid/CPR for the American Red Cross.
Cameron Handler, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM), R. Ac., LMT
Cameron Handler is currently practicing Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Kalamazoo, MI., at her office cams Ph. D.a partan Wellness. She began her career in wellness as a Massage Therapist and worked at Boyne Resorts in Michigan, as well as the Forbes 5-star Eau Spa in Manalapan, FL. Her love of holistic therapies led her to pursue skincare and natural remedies. Ultimately, her own healing journey led her to Traditional Chinese Medicine and she graduated with a Master’s Degree in 2017. Since then she has been studying and learning NSEV Healing & Acupuncture, as well as her current graduate program with the White Pine Institute.
AHSCP Administrative Director
Nina Bianchi graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. in Graphic Design in 2013. She was first a customer of Elina Organics and stood behind their mission to bringing a holistic approach to skincare and started working for the company in 2017 as a graphic designer. Nina assisted and was instrumental in developing web, print, and product packing including participating in creating the latest Elina Organics website. Nina actively manages multiple creative departments and is the Director of Professional and Retail sales for Elina Organics. Her focus is to help skincare professionals find the best skincare formulations and protocols to benefit their practice. Nina helps to organize and coordinate education events for The Association of Holistic Skincare Practitioners, consult with new members, and schedule consultations with advisory board members. Nina is passionate about helping esthetic professionals help their businesses flourish and succeed by performing holistic skincare treatments, educating them on digital marketing strategies and other aspects of their business practices while implementing more sustainability elements within the company.
Dr. Erin Madigan
Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck is an educational icon known for her decades of experience and expertise in dermatological skin sciences, holistic & integrative esthetics, and natural health. She is licensed in Georgia as a master cosmetologist-esthetician, esthetic instructor, as a naturopath and holds a dermatology tech certificate. She serves on the Educational Board for the International Association of Applied Corneotherapy based in Germany, and as an advisory board member for Skin Inc. Magazine. Dr. Erin holds certification internationally as a Certified Corneotherapist, Oncology Esthetics by OTI International and the NCEA.
Linda Hegstrand MD PhD
Dr. Hegstrand’s role to provide education regarding what is important for health on a physical level in relation to the energetic level, complimenting Dr. Kronn’s work. She also evaluates products and procedures to ensure they meet Association criteria prior to endorsement. One of her specialty areas is kinesiological testing.
Dr. Hegstrand is a board certified and licensed medical doctor who received her MD and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the International College of Integrated Medicine.
Dr. Hegstrand’s vision is to help her patients restore and maintain complete wellness by blending the best of both natural and modern medicine.
Charles Ide PhD
Dr. Ide is the director of Western Michigan University’s Environmental Research Center and Environmental Institute.
His research, carried out in tissue culture, focuses on the following issues:
Dr. Raymond Bianchi, MD
Raymond S. Bianchi, M.D.graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University. He attended Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. A Board Certified Family Practitioner, Dr. Bianchi is affiliated with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Barrington). He is the AMA representative for the medical staff at Good Shepherd Hospital. Dr. Bianchi believes in a personal, “hands-on” approach for the care of each of your family members throughout their recovery. Focusing on preventative medicine, they take a holistic approach, with an emphasis on the emotional and spiritual as well as the physical aspects of one’s health.
Dr. Don Pham
Dr. Don Pham completed his undergraduate studies in Integrative Physiology at the University of Iowa and completed his graduate studies at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He focuses his practice on holistic treatments and weight loss. He has experienced many positive outcomes and enthusiastically shares this with his patients. Dr. Pham’s other passions include exploring, adventuring and cultural exchange. He has been to 35 countries and counting. He is active in Pilates, soccer, and swimming. Dr. Pham promotes a balanced lifestyle that includes proper maintenance of one’s physical, emotional and spiritual self. He invites all types of patients, for health transformation, health awareness, and optimized wellbeing.
Dr. Alan Dattner, MD
Alan M. Dattner, MD has been a pioneer for over 30 years in integrating nutrition, dermatology, Applied Kinesiology, and holistic medicine into the practice of dermatology. He was one of the founding members of the American Academy of Dermatology’s groundbreaking Task Force for Nutrition and Evaluation of Alternative Medicine and is a board certified dermatologist. He has written several scientific articles on nutrition and herbal medicine in dermatology. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally to both dermatology and CAM organizations, and has been quoted in numerous popular magazines and The New York Times regarding his work. He has a strong background in research methodology and 47 years of experience in the science of cellular immunology. More specifically, he elucidated key concepts linking environmental factors to inflammatory disease, during 3 years of investigation of human lymphocyte recognition at the National Cancer Institute. Results of this work are published in peer review journals and were presented by Dr. Dattner at plenary sessions of the Society of Investigative Dermatology.
Richard A. Oppenlander DDS
Dr. Oppenlander is inspired by the desire to help people achieve optimal health and provide them with the absolute best that dentistry has to offer.
He is a doctor of dental surgery and graduate of the University of Michigan. Over the years, Dr. Oppenlander has treated thousands of individuals, staying on the cutting edge of technology, and acquiring hundreds of hours of advanced training.
He brings his depth of experience and innate concern for overall health and comfort to each and every treatment.
Dr. Oppenlander presents a refreshingly unique and artistic approach to dentistry by combining beauty and strength in his restorations and the smiles he creates.
He is a member of AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry), AGD (American General Dentistry), ADA (American Dental Association), MDA (Michigan Dental Association), AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry), and KVDDS (Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society).
Dr. Oppenlander also created Ope’s—a business and philosophy. Ope’s is about improving life… by providing the healthiest and best-tasting food possible. Every food item that Ope’s produces promotes optimum health for you, has a positive influence on our environment, and is created with the highest-quality organic ingredients without containing meat, lactose, or added fats (such as saturated or trans).
For the past 28 years, Dr. Oppenlander has studied nutrition, the implications of our dietary choices on the environment, and our food industry. From that research evolved a broader understanding of the enormous impact our food choices have on many aspects of life.
Also apparent is the need for healthier food options and more accessibility than what is currently available through fast food outlets, academic institutions, hospitals, and conventional retail outlets. So Ope’s was created to offer a new mode of quick-service restaurants, food options that we all deserve, and a new program to increase the awareness of the effect our choices have on our planet.
Ope’s creates food with a distinct philosophical base. Simply, we are committed to improving the health of our planet and the health of all life that inhabits it.