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 and the Tai Sophia Institute, now the Maryland University of Integrative Health, the first accredited acupuncture school in the United States with a wellness curriculum. With an extensive background in branding, marketing and new product development, services have included managing development of private label supplements, skincare products, resort cookbooks, videos and healthy lifestyle accessories. New product development services have been provided to Obagi, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Allergan, Inc.

Janice serves as an advisor for the Wellness Management Program at the University of California, Irvine. Formerly an instructor in International Hotel and Tourism Management and Spa and Hospitality Management, for over a decade she developed courses for the university designed to prepare students for intern and international employment opportunities with five-star hotel and resort properties including the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts.

She is 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. Janice 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 Magazine. 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).

Janice Gronvold is a member of The Institute for Functional Medicine and American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Senior Team

Paul Boldy

RLA Global Middle East, Managing Director

Janice Gronvold

Senior Partner

Dr. Richard von Kalmar

Director of Hospitality Investments & Board Member

Laura Dutrieux

RLA Global Hospitality Advisory EMEA, Managing Director

Rita Levy

VP of Global Business Development

Paul Sawford

Associate Director of Master Planning & Tourism Development

Laura Powell

Strategic Wellness Tourism Advisor