Wellness destination resort Canyon Ranch has appointed four new executives to its team. Doris Lopez, who comes to Canyon Ranch with 20 years of experience leading healthcare facilities, has joined the company as vice president of health and healing, a newly created position.
In this new role, Lopez will help to develop and execute health and healing strategies, oversee the development of new programming, execute business development opportunities, and help as the brand continues to incorporate technology into clinical experiences.
Prior to joining Canyon Ranch, Lopez served as vice president of ambulatory services and faculty practices at Brooklyn Hospital. She has also served as executive director of the Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center; administrator of emergency medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Long Island, New York; vice president of patient experience at the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York; and interim executive director for UCSF Benihoff Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California.
Canyon Ranch has also appointed Lisa Fisher as director of sales, marketing and communications. Fischer will lead the Tucson sales, marketing and communications team, implementing locally focused and in-market strategies.
Fischer began her career in sales at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, then moved on to become the director of sales for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, leading the North America global sales team and supporting the vice president of sales & marketing for North America. Fischer later served as the transition director of sales at HEI.
Kerry Kennedy has been named vice president of digital and innovation, and will lead Canyon Ranch’s digital efforts and strategies, working closely with the sales, marketing and communications teams.
Kennedy has experience leading the digital efforts for Southwest Airlines, Omni Hotels, Wyndham Hotels, and Hilton Hotels. Through his experience, Kennedy has been successful in leading the industry’s first e-commerce solutions at Hilton and Wyndham, and the development of the Global Hotel Alliance website with booking and loyalty capabilities to support 14 worldwide hotel brands in 52 countries.
Dan Hardy has been named executive chef at Canyon Ranch’s Lenox location, bringing more than 20 years of culinary experience and a passion for healthy, local fare to the property. As executive chef, Hardy will oversee all culinary operations in Lenox.