Representatives

 

North American Rep

 

Mary Ellen Dorey
North America  - Email Mary Ellen

Dorey AromaTherapy was created using only the purest ingredients. Mary Ellen has researched and tested numerous formulations to create an extensive line of WellCare, BodyCare, and SkinCare aromatherapy based products under the Dorey AromaTherapy brand; all designed to achieve optimal wellness.  She has also created a Natural Perfume line and creates custom blends as well. 

Mary Ellen is a Reflexology, Reiki and Trinity Energy Progression™ practitioner and incorporates energy healing into all her work.  Additionally, she offers aromatherapy seminars and training.

Mary Ellen has been featured in The Dallas Morning News, Women’s Wear Daily and numerous consumer blogs, both locally and nationally including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

She offices in Plano, TX - Doreyaromatherapy.com

 

Pacific Region

 

Cynthia Tamlyn
Pacific Region - Email Cynthia

Cynthia is a clinical aromatherapist and certified mental health integrative medicine provider. She is the founder/owner of www.OilisticAromatherapy.com  She has worked with and within the holistic healthcare community for over 20 years. 

She provides aromatherapy consultations specializing in improving the lives of children and adults with PTSD. Cynthia is passionate about supporting survivors of pediatric trauma to take back their power and achieve long term health and happiness. Her purpose is to empower her clients to better manage their emotional health allowing them to develop healthier interpersonal relationships.  

Cynthia also offers clinical consulting to licensed healthcare providers and public speaking on topics related to safely integrating aromatherapy into a personal lifestyle, clinical or professional setting. 

   Amanda May-Fitzgerald, RA

California - Email Amanda

Amanda May-Fitzgerald, RA began her Holistic Health education with American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) in 2012. While working towards her AAS in CAM with an Aromatherapy specialty, she became very ill in the fall of 2014. 

Fibromyalgia was given to her as a diagnosis. However, it didn’t sit right with her not knowing how or why she was in so much pain and not able to do anything about it. Determined to get to the bottom of it, for the next five years she worked tirelessly to do just that. 

She became a Registered Aromatherapist with the Aromatherapy Registration Council in 2017 in the midst of her journey with Fibromyalgia. After trying Lyrica for a year without a desired result she decided to stick with what worked best for her. Wild At Heart Botanicals was established that same year and she began sharing the blends she developed to help calm her overactive nerves and ease her chronic pain, and consulting with those interested in custom blends. In 2018, through work in therapy both physical and psychological, she discovered she had also been suffering from PTSD from a trauma she had not yet dealt with. Surprisingly this discovery has also resulted in a significant decrease in her Fibromyalgia pain. 

She is a true believer and advocate for Holistic Health. The safe use and practice of Aromatherapy has been her focus. Through her personal experience she has come to appreciate many modalities of holistic health : acupuncture, physical therapy, psychotherapy, nutrition, and herbs. She enjoys teaching how to incorporate the use of essential oils safely alongside these modalities as well as how to manage their use when taking prescription medications. 

She continues to further her education at ACHS currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health Sciences.

 

Tiffany Smith
Nevada - Email Tiffany

Tiffany Smith was drawn to aromatherapy when her husband’s, a combat veteran, health began to decline due to PTSD and chronic pain.   He refused to take traditional Western medication, so Tiffany found and offered aromatherapy, and he agreed to try it. Tiffany is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner building a practice blending aromatherapy and functional nutrition with psychiatry. Tiffany obtained her Master Aromatherapist education from the American College of Healthcare Sciences. Her objective as a state representative is to unite the AIA members and meet their needs as well as educate the community on the safe use of essential oils. 

 

Jerelyn Resnick
Washington - Email Jerelyn

I have been studying aromatherapy for the last five or six years, with classes at Bastyr University and from ACHS.  This fall I will be taking an online class on phytochemistry.  I have recently retired as a nursing instructor from a school that has BSN and MN majors.  Ok, I say retired, but I still do some teaching.  I am very interested in exploring how nursing and aromatherapy can be combined.  Some nurses in my MN classes use lavender to help patients sleep and use peppermint for nausea, but there is so much more they could be doing. I am also interested in how nurses can use aromatherapy for self-care.  This summer I am teaching a class that has BSN students learning about skin and how to protect it with essential oil products.  Nurses have to use alcohol- based cleanser many times a day so their hands get very dry.  The products they are making are helping them.  I would love to see classes like this be a regular part of nursing education.

 

 Mountain Region

 

 

Laraine Pounds
Colorado - Email Laraine

Laraine Pounds, RN, BSN, MSN, CMT, ATCert, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, is internationally credentialed in Holistic Aromatherapy, and a Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, and experienced nurse-educator and speaker in the field of clinical aromatherapy.  She is the co-founder of the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy which offers a nationally endorsed  Integrative Aromatherapy® Certificate Program. She is a co-founder of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (1990) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (2006), formerly sitting on Education Committees of both organizations, and the author of the Standards of Practice, which was adopted by the AIA in 2008. Ms. Pounds has published articles on aromatherapy care for the elderly, hospice and palliative care, care givers for those caring with Alzheimer’s disease, and pioneered uses of essential oils in the psychiatric setting. She has presented aromatherapy workshops on cutting-edge aspects of aromatherapy at nursing and aromatherapy conferences in the United States and internationally. Her long term commitment to integrated body-mind-spirit healing has inspired her to develop skillful ways aromatherapy contributes to the bio-psycho-social and spiritual dimensions of health and well-being.  She participates on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy and the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy reviewing article submissions for publication.

 

   Laura Jaime - Co-Rep

Arizona - Email Laura

Dr. Laura Jaime is the owner of Lifelong Aromatherapy. In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of quality aromatherapy education, where she holds classes as well as has a monthly membership business with a class and blend of the month. She currently serves as the Co-Representative for AIA in Arizona.

Dr. Jaime brings a clear perspective to address the need for bridging the gap between aromatherapy, education, and the workplace. She not only has worked in education for the past decade but has also been a community business owner for over the past 25 years with her husband.

Dr. Laura Jaime is a Clinical Aromatherapist and completed all of her training with Aromahead. She also has a Doctoral Degree from Grand Canyon University in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on K-12 Leadership. She earned her Master’s from the University of Phoenix in Education Leadership along with her Principals Certification and a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Biology with an emphasis on secondary education. 

Dr. Jaime knows that education provides individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to be economically independent and be contributors to the communities in which they reside.

 

Karin Frost-Madrid
New Mexico - Email Karin

Karin is a Certified Holistic Aromatherapist and an active professional member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists where she serves as the State Representative for New Mexico. She finds her inspiration nestled in the foothills of the Cerrillos mountains in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She is the owner of Mia’s Botanicals & Gifts, LLC, offering vibrant and complex essential oil blends and wonderful personal care products that support the entire constitution. Aromatherapy is a very personal experience and she sees herself as the facilitator of relationships with essential oils.

Additionally, she is trained as an adult education professional, is a certified Service Center Director and a former Master Gardener.

As a life-long naturalist, she has spent a lifetime connected to nature from romping in the magnificent deserts of New Mexico on horseback as a child, to protecting and conserving our wild lands throughout the West as an adult. She whole-heartedly believes that we must remain connected to nature in order to truly flourish. She sees aromatherapy as “nature in a bottle” to support that connection. 

It is important for Karin to make an impact on the community that she is so lucky to be a part of. As member of the community she is committed to supporting:

  • Local area homeless women and children, including victims of domestic violence.
  • Special Olympics of New Mexico.
  • Local area high school art, education and sports.
 
  Holly Draper
Utah - Email Holly
 
 

Central

 

Chelsea Major
Oklahoma - Email Chelsea

Chelsea obtained her Aromatherapy Certification from Aromahead Institute in 2018.  She is the representative for the state of Oklahoma and a professional member the Alliance of International Aromatherapists.  Chelsea graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2010 with a degree in Business. She has many years of experience in the spa industry and was Co-Owner of an elite spa and wellness facility in Northeastern Oklahoma. Essential oils have been a part of Chelsea's life since she was a child, when her mom applied an all-natural homemade bug spray to her and her siblings.  Teaching the art of Aromatherapy to her students is Chelsea's passion. She is the Founder of Major Aromatics.

 
 

Canada

 

 

Shannon Bachorick - Co-Rep(Canada)
Canada, SK - Email Shannon

 

Shannon Bachorick is a Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional® and a professional member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. She practises at a chiropractic clinic in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where she offers aromatherapy massage, and custom and retail aromatherapy products under the brand name Santéssence Aromatherapy. As a person living with MS, Shannon’s focus is on working with people who have or are at risk of developing autoimmune disorders.

 

   TracyAnn Schuur - Co-Rep (Canada)

Canada (Alberta) - Email TracyAnn

TracyAnn has challenged popular medicine and built an amazing integrative personal health care plan that enabled her to get off of 10/11 prescriptions for multiple chronic illnesses and regain her quality of life!

Due to health struggles she felt she had no choice but to walk away from a successful career in Alberta’s gas and oil industry. Over a period of five years, TracyAnn redefined what wellness meant to her, returned to post secondary and absorbed all she could on aromatherapy, formulating and wellness coaching, and continues to build on her knowledge and skills. TracyAnn’s goal is to pass on the knowledge, compassion and healing that she would have liked to have received herself, when illness struck her down! Now she is a committed advocate for others seeking integrative health and wellness options to manage chronic illnesses, as well as women’s health issues and animal wellness concerns. She is passionate about the science of aromatherapy and empowers others to seek unique and integrative options for personal wellness. 

TracyAnn has had articles on clinical aromatherapy published by the likes of Inner Fokus Psychology and Healers Magazines and additionally contributes regularly to her own blog at www.hopegraceandhealing.com/blog.

As a practitioner TracyAnn specializes in professional wellness coaching, aromatherapy and custom natural health product formulations. She works with clients in the development of personal wellness goals and empowers them with the knowledge and tools to achieve them. She focuses much of her time working with clients to improve their quality of life in the face of chronic and lifelong illness, as well as working with women’s health issues and animal health issues. She is a well known advocate for aromatherapy. She is excited to become Alberta’s Alliance of International Aromatherapists representative to help teach and guide others with an avid interest in the aromatic wellness field.

For a complete listing of applicable post secondary educational achievements and current volunteer programs she runs through her company Hope, Grace and Healing, visit her website at www.hopegraceandhealing.com or contact TracyAnn. 

 

Global Rep

 

 

Denise Joswiak BSN, RN, HNB-BC, CIMI, Clinical Aromatherapist
Global  - Email Denise

Denise serves on the AIA board of directors and shares the position of AIA North American Representative.  She is a certified holistic nurse and created the aromatherapy program for the Allina Health system, co-authoring two research articles regarding implementation and effectiveness of aromatherapy in the hospital setting. She has enjoyed teaching patients, families and nurses throughout her 38 years as a nurse. At Allina Health, Denise currently teaches classes involving self-care and integrative therapies to promote the comfort and wellbeing of patients and staff, and sits on the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing Nursing Council.  She is the Integrative Health Clinical Site Lead for United Hospital and co-facilitator of the United Hospital Holistic Nursing Council.  Denise is an international speaker, offering healthcare consultation, classes, and an aromatherapy certification program through her company, Essential Health. Her passions include traveling, canoeing in the BWCA, learning and teaching about aromatherapy, and especially spending time with family & friends.

 

 Midwest

 

 

Jennifer Langsdale
Ohio, Midwest - Email Jennifer

Jennifer Langsdale lives near Cleveland, Oh and is the owner of Awaken Yoga, which is known for its Hatha based yoga practices, yoga education, meditation, and healing arts.  Jennifer has been a yoga teacher for 15 years and focuses on a holistic approach to every facet of her life. She studies at ACHS currently in their Master’s of Aromatherapy Sciences program, and will be seeking the RA mark upon completion of her degree in spring of 2021. She utilizes her aromatherapy education in a professional setting incorporating it into her trademarked yoga therapy practice, Inner Wisdom®, and giving lectures locally and offsite to educate the public on the safe use and therapeutic approach of essential oils, while still incorporating the spiritual aspect of aromatherapy. She is very passionate about aromatherapy research, and helping others heal from trauma, illness, “dis”ease of all kinds with the use of her education and yoga professional background.  

   Jacqueline Higgins

Minnesota - Email Jacqueline

I have been practicing as a nurse since 1993 and have been an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse functioning as a Nurse Practitioner since 1999. I have always been drawn to complementary and integrative practices. I have made referrals and recommendations over the course of my career for these services.

A few years ago I was encouraged by an administrator to explore my personal interest of Aromatherapy. I gave this thought, reviewed the AIA and NAHA sites for educational recommendations, reviewed each school represented and selected Aromahead Institute.

I am a restless learner who appreciates brilliant minds. I seek out individuals, articles, books, lectures, classes and conferences.  My aromatherapist hat has focused in the direction of safe use. I also use preparations that enhance the exploration of breath and the movement of an individual from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system - when needed during an office visit.

 

Northeast

 

 

Crystal Brothers
Northeast Region - Email Crystal

Crystal Brothers is a Registered Aromatherapist and qualified herbalist. She has a special interest in stress management and complementary support for endocrine dysfunction. She has earned  a Diploma of Dietary Supplement Science and Certificate in Professional Aromatherapy through the state-accredited programs at Franklin School of Integrated Health Sciences and has two decades of experience assisting family, friends, and clients to incorporate real food, herbs, and aromatherapy in their lives to promote wellness and to help their bodies do what they were created to do through her business, Vines of Wellness.

 

   

Heather Hogan
New York - Email Heather

Heather Hogan is a Certified Aromatherapist who helps busy Mom’s make a sacred space in their homes and lives by safely making aromatherapy products so the whole family can embrace holistic wellness. Before becoming involved in holistic modalities Heather worked in the education system and fell in love with the art of teaching. Once Heather started crafting individual aromatherapy blends for people she noticed massive transformations in their health and families well-being and was hooked!

She now offers personal essential oil consultations and educational workshops for the busy mom’s wanting to take control and make lasting lifestyle choices. When she’s not teaching or blending recipes for her clients, you can find her traveling or spending time with family and friends.

   

Beth Hornak
New York - Email Elizabeth

Elizabeth, a certified aromatherapist and herbalist, is a multi-skilled skin care genius who formulates and handcrafts transformative natural botanical products to soothe and nourish the skin. Her business, Bella Avani, was born when her daughters were diagnosed with chemical and environmental skin sensitivities.

She has trained with luminaries such as; David Crowe, Andrea Butje, Judy Godec, Rhiannon Harris, Dr. Timothy Miller, Cathy Skipper, Mark Webb, and Robert Tisserand.

Her passion is chemistry, teaching the safe and effective use of essential oils, and creating safe, natural and sustainable skin care products.

She holds a B.S. from the University of Kansas, and an M.F.A from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

For fun, she trains for, and competes in, Ironman distance triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, culminating in a 26.2 mile run completed under 17 hours).

 

Amy Lechner
Pennsylvania
 - Email Amy 

Amy Lechner is a Traditional Naturopath, Certified Aromatherapist, and Licensed Cosmetologist.  She is also the PA State Rep for AIA, Alliance of International Aromatherapists. She is the owner of a hair salon focusing on cleaner products within the salon environment and is also owner of a wellness business and formulator of her own essential oil blend line, A. C. Essential Oils. She has enjoyed creating and formulating essential oil blends for over 18 years. She has studied under a variety of educators that have helped form a solid background in complimentary modalities of wellness and health support. With over 1500 hours of education in a variety of complementary therapies, she displays her strong dedication to the area of aromatherapy, wellness, lifestyle and nutritional support. She resides in Altoona Pa with her family and regularly sees clients to consult with them about health and lifestyle choices.  Amy has a passion for educating, coaching and sharing with people healthier alternatives for lifetime benefit.  She is very dedicated to staying active and current in education and has a strong desire to share the most current information available. 

Amy is available for public speaking as well as private consultations.

   Michele Mazur
Vermont - Email Michele
 

Atlantic

 

 

Chris Mack - Atlantic Region
Florida & Atlanta  - Email Chris

I started my adult life at Colorado State University, studying engineering and Industrial Science.  I enlisted in the Army, and served as a tank crewman, and as a scout helicopter crew chief in a cavalry squadron.  After my enlisted period of 10 years I worked for a short 6 years in retail, but the call to service was too much to ignore, however, so I joined the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, where I continue to work today.

I have trained with the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, after an abrupt courtship with essential oils, and their PTSD/smell memory relationship.  I continue to study and learn through any means available.  As a certified instructor, I've found a gift for listening and communicating.  I find helping people quite rewarding, and would welcome any opportunity to help.

I am an Aromatherapist at Aromatic Harmony in Plant City, Florida where I specialize in blending, and creating new products.   I became a member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists over a year ago, and was able to attend the conference in New Jersey last summer, and it really opened my eyes to the scope and mission of the organization.  I'm very excited to be the Florida representative for the Alliance!  Increasing our communication with each other and the rest of the Aromatic community as a whole is my first task so that we increase our membership.  But lurking in the background is also the ideal that making membership to our professional organization is a significant benefit to it's membership!  I love learning, creating, and helping, and I intend to do all of those things here, in the Alliance.

 

 

Pam Zinck
South Carolina - Email Pam

Pamela Zinck is a Certified Aromatherapist with over 400 hours of essential oil training.  She completed Aromahead Institute’s Scholar Program and the 100 hour teacher training program.  In addition, she has a BS in Marketing.

Pamela Zinck Aromatherapy creates handcrafted soap and body products using pure ingredients and no preservatives.   She also teaches workshops, provides consultations and custom blending in Greenville, SC.  Pamela is a professional member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and is the State Representative for South Carolina.  

 

Darlene Shanks
Virginia - Email Darlene

Darlene is a Certified Aromatherapist. She is the owner/operator of Natural Necessities, LLC, which offers aromatherapy personal care products, handcrafted by her. Some products are carried in various shops. She also provides aromatherapy consultations with clients and enjoys preparing custom blends for them. She conducts educational workshops on various aspects of aromatherapy. Emphasizing the importance of safety and proper use of essential oils is always at the center. She is passionate to share the message of the power of essential oils and how they can benefit one’s health and wellness. She has been featured several times in Aromaculture magazine. She is a professional member of AIA and the Virginia representative.

 
 

Guam

 

 

Melissa Holman - Regional Rep Mentor
Guam - Email Melissa

Melissa is the Representative for the Central Region.  She is a Holistic Registered Aromatherapist (ARC) and firmly believes that God created every plant and animal on our planet for our benefit.

She is an Air Force Security Forces Veteran, has been married to Eric, a decorated combat veteran, since 1991, and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.  She was a stay-at-home, home schooling mom for 19 years before becoming a Chiropractic Assistant in June 2010.  In May 2018 she earned her Aromatherapy Certificate from the American College of Healthcare Sciences.  She has 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren. 

She has served in many capacities in Scouting (Scoutmaster, Committee Member, Wood Badge and Powder Horn staff, and more) and home schooling (director of a Home School Co-op, youth bagpipe band director and teacher of many classes in and out of the home), she is a quilter, has been the bass drummer in two different bagpipe bands in South Texas- competing at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, several times.  She was the Course Director for Wood Badge, an advanced leadership course, in spring 2012.

Her business, Aromatic Remedies, is a holistic therapeutic aromatherapy consulting company. She meets with clients to discuss their health concerns and, using a holistic approach, focuses on implementing lifestyle changes and choices and uses custom aromatherapeutic blends to help bring balance to their bodies so that their body can heal itself. She utilizes web-based and in-person counseling sessions to determine the best approach for the target issue.

 

Latin America

 

Lugina Quiros
Mexico - Email Lugina

Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, with Advanced Professional NAHA membership, and Professional  AIA membership, where she is also a Representative for Mexico. She founded SoyAromas in 2016, specializing in emotional aromatherapy with her original technique NeuroAromatic Programming. Facilitating Coach for Points of You and Bach Flower Remedies Practitioner, with accreditation from the Nelson Centre in England.

Aromaterapeuta clínica certificada con membresía profesional avanzada de NAHA y membresía profesional de AIA, de donde también es Representante para México. Fundó SoyAromas en 2016, especializándose en aromaterapia emocional, con su técnica original de Programación NeuroAromática, coach facilitadora de Points of You y Terapeuta Floral de Bach con acreditación del Centro Nelson en Inglaterra.

 

Christine Chemin
Equador - Email Christine

 

 Australia

 

Asia 

 

 Europe