Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2017-2018




Elena Zinchenko

Ten Spa

Born in the former Soviet Union, Elena grew up and studied in Kiev, Ukraine. A graduate of the State University of Kiev, she graduated with MD of Hydro Geological Science.

While working in Institute of Geological Science in Kiev she became fascinated with wellness and the health industry. After further study, she earned a diploma of Cosmetology/Esthetics from the Community College of Kiev.

Elena immigrated to Canada and worked as an esthetician at "Skin International" skin center, was promoted to manager and continued to work as a "hands-on" esthetician.  In 2004, Ten Spa at the Fort Garry Hotel was under development and  Elena joined the team where she developed an extensive and unique result-oriented menu of services which are all signature to Ten Spa.  When the spa opened in 2006, Elena became Ten Spa's Spa Director.  Ten Spa was a pioneer participant in the Quality Assurance Program piloted in 2009 and won the Spa Industry Association of Canada Award for Quality Assurance in 2012.

Elena has continued her studies and has received a Cidesco International Diploma of Cosmetology from St.Paul Technical College of Minnesota, and has also received an Oncology Esthetics Certification through the Clinical Oncology Esthetics Course developed and taught by Morag Currin.








Karen Ptycia

Stogryn Sales Ltd.

Karen Ptycia has over 28 years of professional experience in the beauty industry.  She began her career working with major brand name cosmetics, starting as a counter sales consultant and working her way up to high-level management positions. 

In 1997, Karen joined Stogryn Sales and was instrumental in developing their Spa Distributorship in Canada.  

Today, as National Director, Karen leads a growing sales and training team that represents 4 international brands including jane iredale, the most prominent mineral makeup line in the world along with Comfort Zone, a leading skincare line from Italy.  

Karen brings passion and experience to the Spa Industry every day and her desire to help others grow and learn is one of her most respected traits. 


Vice Chair

Alethea Austin 

Achieve Wellness, AB

Alethea Austin has been licensed to practice Physical Therapy and Acupuncture in Fort McMurray Alberta since 2004.  She has over 7 years University education with degrees in Psychology and Medical Rehabilitation.  

Alethea has an extensive background in both business and management.  She has owned her own company for 10 years and currently owns and directs Achieve Wellness Spa since 2014. 

High quality, multi-disciplinary care is a model Alethea is passionate about.  Achieve Wellness Spa is a Quality Assured medical day spa with the Leading Spas of Canada and Alethea oversees nearly 40 health and wellness specialists. 

She is a dedicated mother, wife and community member.  In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors for the Spa Industry Association of Canada, she also sits on the Sub-Divisions and Appeals Board for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 

Alethea is an active Chamber of Commerce member and is always helping out many local charities.  She understands the connections between mind, body, and spirit and is here to help make a positive difference in the lives of others.



Anna McGregor

MC College,

Anna has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years. She is a certified Esthetician with CIDESCO training, a prestigious international qualification. Throughout her career, Anna has organized events and platform shows for top industry leaders and platform artists: Anthony Edge (International Artistic Director), Wayne Grund (Founder, Surface Hair), Jeff Louis (National Artistic Director, Artego) and Schorem Barbers. She has also worked alongside with Sharon Shape-Titus, Founder of SST cosmetics. She spent many years working as an esthetician to distribution in the beauty industry. Currently, Anna McGregor is the Winnipeg Director of MC College, the leader in fashion, hairstyling, and esthetics.  In addition, she has done hair and make up for Winnipeg Fashion Week and for the Winnipeg Women Magazine. From being an Esthetician to a Manager at ESP Salon Sales, it was only natural for Anna to start a career in the education side of the Beauty Industry Saskatoon and Winnipeg.



Julie Simcox 

Langdon Hall

After graduating from Laurentian University in Sudbury, On, Julie found her true passion in the field of esthetics and went on to graduate from Marvel in Toronto in 1997.  With quite a few years in the industry working as an esthetician, she went on to teach esthetics in both Toronto and then in Solihull, England.  She settled back in southern Ontario in 2008 where she has been the spa director at Langdon Hall since.


Celine Tadrissi


Hammam Spa

Celine Tadrissi is currently the spa director of Hammam Spa. As a visionary leader, Celine has grown Hammam Spa to an award-winning day spa located in downtown Toronto.

Her success has stemmed from her extensive business background and chameleon-esque approach to business. Celine started her career at the Mississauga Board of Trade. She holds business and economics degrees from the University of Toronto, which provides a strong foundation for all aspects of the spa business from building a successful business plan to cash flow projects to human resource management. Her experience led her to become a valued independent consultant for a variety of spas around the world.

Celine values the wellness lifestyle and makes a conscious decision to find a healthy work/life balance for herself, children and husband. 





Past Chairs

Alain Leclerc, Cosmecor

Allan Skok, Sanctuary Day Spas

Diane Sparrow, Riverstone Spa

Donna Holtom, Holtz Spa

Jack Morrison, Elmcrest College, Brydson Group


President Emeritus

Pat Corbett, The Hills Health Ranch

Looking for leaders to lead the way!

Are you:

• Committed to the growth and development of the Canadian spa industry?
• Focused on the best interests of the association and all its members?
• Experienced in the field of spa industry management at a senior level?

Applications are accepted year-round and you are encouraged to apply and make your voice heard.  

The Spa Industry Association of Canada presents a new slate of directors at the Annual General Meeting.  

Download this form SIAC Board of Directors Application or you may apply online.


Forward your Board of Directors application to:

2680 Matheson Blvd East, Suite 102
Mississauga ON  L4W 0A5

Fax  855.351.1056


For more information contact Spa Industry Association of Canada at 800.704.6393

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