Mary Tabacchi PhD is a professor emerita at Cornell University’s Hotel School and the founder of the International Spa Association, The New York Spa Alliance, and the Global Wellness Summit and Institute. In addition to her esteemed career, Mary believes in Walking her Talk, as an advocate for independent senior living and fitness in the senior population.
Mary Tabacchi is a founder of the International Spa Association, The New York Spa Alliance, and the Global Wellness Summit/Institute and on the Board of Green Spa Network, a member of the New York Academy of Science, Sigma Xi, and serves on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House in NYC and an early fellow of Cornell Institute of Healthy Living.
She is Professor Emerita, School of Hotel Administration, Johnson College of Business, Cornell University. Since 1972, Mary served as Professor and Researcher. Before joining The Hotel School in 1978, she taught in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and was a Sr. Research Associate in Plant Sciences at Cornell.
Her credentials include: an AB Drury University, MS and PhD, Purdue University and University of Minnesota in Biochemical Nutrition and Biostatistics. Ms. Tabacchi is a consultant for destination health resort development and Spa Menu Engineering as well as a developer of the 1st corporate wellness classes, adventure tourism, healthful tasty food menus, and Healthful Senior Living. Walking her Talk, she is an advocate for independent senior living/ fitness in the actively older senior population.
Mary’s recommended books
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating (Walter Willett, MD )
The Voyage: Our adventure Through the Sea of Life (Bradley K Graham)
Boundless: Upgrade your Brain, Optimize your body and Defy Aging (Ben Greenfield)