Iatria Day Spa
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Iatria Day Spa President Moderates Pandemic Preparedness Panel

Erika Mangrum Addresses The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

Raleigh, NC, June 16, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Erika Mangrum, president of Iatria Day Spa, will moderate a panel discussion at the Pandemic Preparedness seminar on June 29 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the North Ridge Country Club. Mangrum will moderate a discussion of current concerns, medical options, social response and key components of business preparedness planning. Other panelists include Dr. J. Steven Cline, DDS, MPH, section chief of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health; Dr. Joanne Pizzino, M.D., MPH, IBM Global Well-Being Services; Barb Bissett, RN, Ph.D, executive director of the Emergency Services Institute, WakeMed Health & Hospitals; and Jon Kerin, director of Occupational Health & Safety Services, Progress Energy. Admission is $25 for chamber members and $40 for non-members; reservations can be made by calling 919-664-7034.

“I am honored to serve as a moderator of the panel for the Pandemic Preparedness seminar in Raleigh,” said Mangrum. “It is important for local businesses to develop a workable plan to efficiently handle a situation such as the avian and pandemic flu.”

About Erika Mangrum:
As a recognized expert in her industry, Erika is a highly sought-after speaker and mentor. In 2003, Mangrum was named one of the 25 most influential Women In Business by the Triangle Business Journal and in 2004, she was named the 2004 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is a founding member of the Triangle Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and serves on the 2005-06 Board of Directors and the 2005-2006 Executive Committee for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Erika has been inducted into the Women’s Forum of North Carolina Inc and received the 2004 Business Leader Women Extraordinaire. She is also on the faculty of the University of California-Irvine and Cornell University where she has developed the curriculum for the institution’s Spa and Hospitality Management degree.

About Iatria Day Spa:
Iatria Spa and Health Center is a full-service medically oriented spa with four locations in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Under the direction of Erika Mangrum, President of Iatria Day Spa, the spa specializes in nourishing the body, mind and spirit through massages, facials, hand, face and body treatments, and spa day packages. Partnering with Dr. Angela Baylis, DC, Iatria Health Center offers chiropractic and applied kinesiology, ion cleanse, acupuncture and nutrition counseling services. The firm offers its own line of health and body care products, as well as a Caleel+Hayden glō™minerals cosmetic line. Iatria Spa and Health Center was named a Five-Star Beauty Destination by NewBeauty Magazine, one of the Top 20 Day Spas in the country by Launchpad Magazine, Best Day Spa in the Triangle Award from Spectator Magazine, and the Best Spa in western Wake County in The Cary News’ yearly “Best of the West” poll. The Triangle Business Journal’s 2005 Book of Lists named Iatria Spa and Health Center one of the Top Women Owned Businesses in the Triangle and the firm is a two-time recipient of the Pinnacle Business Award for Steady Growth and Profitability. The company is in the process of becoming the first medically oriented day spa on the East Coast to offer an expansion model for prospective spa owners. For more information, call (919) 870-1975 or visit http://www.iatria.com.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600 • (919) 233-0300 (fax)
7406-H Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

Iatria Day Spa
Patty Briguglio