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Michael Bruggeman among GSN Planet’s new board members and officers
By Megan Whitby 21 Apr 2023
Michael Bruggeman (pictured) has joined the GSN Planet board Credit: OM4
Nonprofit trade association GSN Planet has appointed Michael Bruggeman, CEO and chief formulation officer for OM4 Organic Male + haia, and Helen Brown, principal of The H. Brown Group, to its board of directors.

The sustainability-centric organisation has also announced the promotion of Dara Mayhew to operations director and the appointment of Joanna Roche to the board (see full list of members below).

These changes follow a strategic planning process that will streamline operations and support GSN Planet's continued growth trajectory.

Additionally, Maggy Dunphy is now president, with Nicole Lampsa serving as vice president, Roche serving as treasurer and Suzy Jolphs serving as secretary, all of whom were nominated and voted on unanimously as officers starting 1 March 2023.

Thor Holm, who served as the previous president, will continue to serve on the board.

Holm commented: “We’re excited about what lies ahead. Our partnership with board member Charne La Roux and the development of our sustainability app, certification discussions, and a more global approach, will help us make significant progress during this crucial time for the planet and our industry.

“I’d like to recognise Joanna Roche for her stewardship of the organisation for these past five years and through Covid and we’re looking forward to working with her in her new role.”

GSN Planet board members
• Julie Andrews, owner, Andrews Marketing Group.
• Suzy Bordeaux-Johlfs, spa director, Silverado Resort and Spa (GSN secretary).
• Wendy Bosalavage, CRO and president, LIVunLtd.
• Helen Brown, principal, The H. Brown Group.
• Michael Bruggeman, CEO and chief formulation officer for OM4 Organic Male + haia.
• Lynn Curry, principal, Curry Spa Consulting.
• Brett Duggan, board director.
• Maggy Dunphy, founder, SOS-Spaproject.com (GSN president)
• Sallie Fraenkel, president, Mind Body Spirit Network.
• Thor Holm, spa director, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
• Nicole Lampsa, chief operating officer, Honua Hawaiian Skincare (GSN vice president).
• Charne Le Roux, founder, GreenSpa.Africa.
• Kate Morrison, director of wellness and sustainability, Ojai Valley Inn.
• Joanna Roche, executive director, Maria Mitchell Association (GSN treasurer).
• Adar Venyige, director of sales and marketing, Dazzle Dry/VB Cosmetics.

About GSN Planet
GSN Planet is an association serving the spa and wellness industry in support of action for a sustainable future.

Its mission is to help grow green businesses by promoting the connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability and the health of the planet. By providing networking opportunities, showcasing best practice and offering education developed alongside a membership of top innovative green and wellness leaders, GSN is a resource for growing businesses in the new green economy.


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Michael Bruggeman (pictured) has joined the GSN Planet board Credit: OM4
Credit: Thor Holm/ LinkedIn
We’re excited about what lies ahead
– Thor Holm
Nonprofit trade association GSN Planet has appointed Michael Bruggeman, CEO and chief formulation officer for OM4 Organic Male + haia, and Helen Brown, principal of The H. Brown Group, to its board of directors.

The sustainability-centric organisation has also announced the promotion of Dara Mayhew to operations director and the appointment of Joanna Roche to the board (see full list of members below).

These changes follow a strategic planning process that will streamline operations and support GSN Planet's continued growth trajectory.

Additionally, Maggy Dunphy is now president, with Nicole Lampsa serving as vice president, Roche serving as treasurer and Suzy Jolphs serving as secretary, all of whom were nominated and voted on unanimously as officers starting 1 March 2023.

Thor Holm, who served as the previous president, will continue to serve on the board.

Holm commented: “We’re excited about what lies ahead. Our partnership with board member Charne La Roux and the development of our sustainability app, certification discussions, and a more global approach, will help us make significant progress during this crucial time for the planet and our industry.

“I’d like to recognise Joanna Roche for her stewardship of the organisation for these past five years and through Covid and we’re looking forward to working with her in her new role.”

GSN Planet board members
• Julie Andrews, owner, Andrews Marketing Group.
• Suzy Bordeaux-Johlfs, spa director, Silverado Resort and Spa (GSN secretary).
• Wendy Bosalavage, CRO and president, LIVunLtd.
• Helen Brown, principal, The H. Brown Group.
• Michael Bruggeman, CEO and chief formulation officer for OM4 Organic Male + haia.
• Lynn Curry, principal, Curry Spa Consulting.
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• Nicole Lampsa, chief operating officer, Honua Hawaiian Skincare (GSN vice president).
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• Kate Morrison, director of wellness and sustainability, Ojai Valley Inn.
• Joanna Roche, executive director, Maria Mitchell Association (GSN treasurer).
• Adar Venyige, director of sales and marketing, Dazzle Dry/VB Cosmetics.

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Its mission is to help grow green businesses by promoting the connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability and the health of the planet. By providing networking opportunities, showcasing best practice and offering education developed alongside a membership of top innovative green and wellness leaders, GSN is a resource for growing businesses in the new green economy.
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