Lora Cantele, Clinical RA, CMAIA, Certified Aromaflexologist
Lora Cantele is a Registered Clinical Aromatherapist through the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) and a Certified Aromaflexology (formerly Swiss Reflex Therapy (SRT)) practitioner and instructor through its creator, Shirley Price. Her work as former president of AIA has helped the organization flourish to become a leading voice in advancing an ethical practice of aromatherapy for personal as well as clinical use. During her tenure at the AIA (2006-2012) she successfully lead the development and implementation of AIA’s aromatherapy educational standards to take the level of aromatherapy education in the USA to new heights. As an aromatherapy educator, writer, and international speaker Ms. Cantele continues to unite and inspire her colleagues to speak out about the importance of this work within an integrative health and wellness program. She is co-author of The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness.
Raphael d'Angelo, MD
Raphael d’Angelo, MD is an aromatherapy educator, researcher and practitioner. As a holistic medical doctor, Dr. d'Angelo provides consultative services in the area of natural health. Dr. d'Angelo has over 45 years in medical microbiology and parasitology and conducts research in various aspects of infectious diseases. Certified in family medicine, integrative holistic medicine, medical microcurrent, clinical aromatherapy, and medical technology he combines his expertise with rigorous training in essential oil therapies. Dr. d'Angelo is a co-founder of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), AIA president (2006-2008, 2015), and AIA Medical Advisor.
Andrea Butje, Clinical Aromatherapist
Andrea Butje has been teaching courses in the medicinal uses of essential oils since 1995. After co-founding the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, New York, she
developed the scientifically based-Aromatherapy Cerification Program and Scholar's program of the Aromahead Institute. In addition to writing course materials and working with essential oil distillers, Ms. Butje developed a clinical component database, with Robert Tisserand, that compiles current scientific research on the chemical constituents of essential oils. In 2013, Andrea received the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the aromatherapy industry.
Eileen Cristina, LMT, Clinical Aromatherapist
Eileen Cristina is owner of Kneading Wellness, a Barnes’ Myofascial Release therapist and Clinical Aromatherapist with a 20-year, full-time practice. She is Board Certified in Integrative Health by the American Association of Integrative Medicine. As part of a Complimentary Alternative Medicine program, Ms.Cristina taught clinical aromatherapy introduction to nursing students at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for eight years. She also teaches at the Lancaster School of Massage in Pennsylvania and teaches privately. She has been published in several industry journals and magazines. With compassion and dedication, she is a long-time volunteer serving the needs of first responders and others through her work with disaster relief organizations such as Serving Those Who Servet.
Mindy Green, MS, RA, RH (AHG)
Mindy Green holds a bachelor's degree in Holistic Health Sciences and a master's in Health and Human Services.She has 35 years of experience in the natural products and health care industries.She currently runs her own consulting company, Green Scentsations LLC, where she empowers others to apply her experience in their own operations and products. She spent seven years working in the botanical research division of R&D for the Aveda Corporation as their clinical aromatherapist. Ms. Green is a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild and serves on a wide variety of advisory boards and committees, including the American Herbal Products Association and the Aromatherapy Registration Council. She continues to lecture and educate world-wide and is an author and contributor of numerous books on herbal therapies.
As the Owner and Director at Quintessential Aromatics Ltd, Bob Harris has been providing research and education for the aromatherapy, pharmaceutical and medical industries for over 20 years by using scientific evidence to validate the therapeutic efficacy of essential oils. He is the creator of a unique Essential Oil Bioactivity Research Database and is the former publisher of the International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics. Much of his work has been involved in the production of scientifically based educational materials for advanced clinical aromatherapy, aromatic medicine and corporate documentation. As a consultant he works with the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and complementary medicine industries who wish to include essential oils as active components in formulations.
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Julie Jones, CCRN, Certified Aromatherapist, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner
Jones is the Nursing Operations Supervisor and former integrative modality specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She is a holistic nurse, researcher, aromatherapist, energy practitioner, health and wellness coach, inspirational speaker and author. Her supportive coaching with
small steps inspires and empowers people to move from sick care to health care Restoring balance for wellness.
RN, BSN, MSN, CMT
Laraine is a Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Certified Massage Therapist, and
Licensed Esthetician. Her life-long curiosity regarding the body/mind/spirit continuum and appreciation of the benefits of alternative and complementary health modalities for personal health as well as professional uses led to her additional study of many holistic modalities. She is an experienced nurse educator and has published numerous aromatherapy articles. In addition to being an international lecturer, Ms. Pounds consults with agencies to develop aromatherapy systems of care. She is a co-founder of the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy and an author of the AIA Curriculum Guidelines. She is a co-founder of the NAHA and AIA and serves on the board of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).
Prabodh Satyal, PhD
Prabodh Satyal received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in organic
chemistry from Tribhuvan University, MS and PhD in Essential Oil Chemistry from
University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has studied the chemical composition of
over 4000 essential oils from the various parts of world with 18 different bio
assays, and has published more than four dozens of research articles in peer
reviewed journals, and is editorial members of several journals. He has special
interest on essential oil adult-eration detection technique by marker based
analysis and enantiomeric distribution based analysis.
Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Consultant
Recognized in the aromatherapy industry as a leader and world expert he has spent 15 years as a massage therapist, 12 years as a publisher/editor, 18 years as an educator, and 35 years developing personal care products. In 1988, he founded The Tisserand Institute, setting new standards for vocational aroma-therapy education. Mr. Tisserand spends much of his time tracking all the published research relevant to essential oils and often collaborate on projects with doctors, herbalists and pharmacologists. In 2007, Robert received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). He is the author of Essential Oil Safety, now in its second edition, with co-author Rodney Young.
Cindy Black, L.Ac.
Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, and Alternative Medical Teacher
Cindy the founder of Meridian Massage Institute and a co-founder of the Finger Lakes School of Massage. She served on the New York State Board of Massage Therapy from 1996-2003. Her approach to healing and teaching is a unique combination of intuition and science based on 20 years of study and practice.
Jane Buckle, PhD, RN
Jane Buckle is the director RJ Buckle Associates LLC, a leading provider of courses in clinical aromatherapy to licensed health professionals in the USA. It also pioneered a gentle, form of touch that is suitable for critically ill or very fragile people called the 'M' Technique. The 'M' Technique courses are available to both licensed health professionals and the general public in USA, UK, Japan and South Africa. She is the author of three books Clinical Aromatherapy in Nursing (1997), Clinical Aromatherapy in
Practice (20013), and Clinical Aromatherapy in Healthcare (2014).
Debbie Freund, RN, CCAP
Debbie Freund has been using essential oils for over 20 years in private practice. She is certified in clinical aromatherapy with Dr. Jane Buckle and is a member of the AMTA. Ms. Freund used essential oils with the athletes in 1992 at the World Cup and the Goodwill Games, and again in 1996 at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA. She is an experienced aromatherapy educator and has lectured extensively on the subject in the US and abroad.
Rhiannon Lewis, FIFPA
Rhiannon Lewis (formerly Harris) is the director of Essential Oil Resource Consultants. She is an experienced clinical aromatherapist, author and gifted educator. A world renown lecturer, her extensive experience in the clinical uses of essential oils stems from undertaking training in countries such as the UK, France and the USA. She is the editor of the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (IJCA) and a Fellow of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) in the UK. In 2009, she received the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) Outstanding Achievement Award for her work in the field of aromatherapy.