Janice Gronvold

Janice has held executive positions with destination health resorts such as Rancho La Puerta in Mexico and the Golden Door in California. She has pioneered alliances between conventional and integrated medical modalities within a hospitality model in her work for Nova Medical Group in Ashburn, Virginia and St. Helena Hospital in St. Helena, California. Other projects include Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, California; the Tai Sophia Institute, now the Maryland University of Integrative Health, the first accredited acupuncture school in the United States with a wellness curriculum; and new product development services for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Allergan, Inc.

Janice serves as an instructor and advisor for certificate programs in International Hotel and Tourism Management and Spa and Hospitality Management at University of California, Irvine. She is also a contributing author to Whole Person Health Care, a series of books addressing new paradigms of medicine based on wellness models in the spa, resort, and hospitality industries. She also contributed to Bust the Silos: Opening Your Organization to Growth, addressing medical tourism in the global marketplace. She has been published in numerous industry publications including Hotel Executive, Spa Business Magazine and Asia Spa. Her media placements for publicity and editorial have appeared in national and international publications; with projects featured on CNN, BBC, ABC, NBC, NPR and the Travel News Network. Featured guest speaking engagements are provided to diverse professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects, American Pediatric Surgery Managers Association, Marketing Executives Networking Group, (MENG), IECSC Medical Spa Conferences, Consumer Directed Healthcare Conference and Hotel Opportunities in Latin America (HOLA).