BOCA RATON, FL — Saltability founder and CEO Ann Brown has been named Top Philanthropist by American Spa’s fourth annual “Women in Wellness” awards, recognizing “extraordinary women who are leading the way” in the spa and wellness industries. The category of Philanthropist honors a woman who is making an altruistic impact on a charity or cause within the spa and wellness industry.

“I am honored to receive this award and to be included in this group of amazing women in the spa industry — thank you to American Spa for this recognition,” said Brown. “Serving my local community and the spa industry is deeply important to me. I will continue to pay it forward in meaningful ways that impact in such a positive way.”

Committed to educating others about the value of spa wellness and salt therapy, Brown serves as vice chair of the Global Wellness Salt & Halotherapy Initiative and is involved in the Global Wellness Institute Mentorship Program. She was also a founding member of the American Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council and a former member of the ISPA Board of Directors.

Brown has made giving back and support of key nonprofit organizations a guiding principle of  her company, Saltability. Through Citizens Foundation USA and the Hunar Foundation, she supports education and work opportunities for the people of Pakistan, particularly women and children, to give back to the area where Saltability sources its pure Himalayan salt. By partnering with Seagull Services, Saltability supports its mission to provide meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities.

In addition, Brown serves her South Florida community in several ways, including service through Rotary International, the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, and the Alzheimer’s Association. In 2018, Brown served as event chair for the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Boca Raton, Florida drew a record-breaking 2,600 participants and raised nearly $340,000. For her work to raise money and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease, Brown was honored with a 2019 ISPA Innovate Award in the Leadership & Philanthropy category. Currently, Brown is the head ambassador for Downtown Boca Raton Rotary Club’s CHOW (Children’s Health on the Weekends) initiative.

At this time, Brown has chosen to work with the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Florida, in support of sea turtle conservation by adopting a sea turtle hatchling for every Himalayan salt stone warmer purchased by a new Saltability professional account. As a business that uses socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing, Saltability understands the importance of a healthy ecosystem, and recognizes this as a tremendous way to make a local difference by protecting the delicate beauty and balance of Boca Raton’s beaches.

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