Meet Our Wellness Architects

Richard Carmona

RICHARD CARMONA, MD, MPH, FACS

No stranger to high-stress roles and adverse conditions, Dr. Carmona has a career that spans military service, private and public health, globally recognized thought leadership in optimal health and wellness, and now: Chief of Health Innovation for Canyon Ranch.

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Stephen Brewer

STEPHEN BREWER, MD, ABFM

Dr. Brewer knows that balancing a busy professional life along with personal wellness is all about finding a plan that works with your lifestyle. A specialist in family medicine, integrative medicine, preventative medicine and men’s health, he leads by example as Medical Director – Canyon Ranch Tucson.

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Cynthia Geyer

CYNTHIA GEYER, MD

Medical Director at Canyon Ranch Lenox Cynthia Geyer understands the importance of finding time to unplug and recharge – and inspires others to do the same in their own lives. Specializing in women’s health issues and dedicated to personal and prioritized service, Dr. Geyer helps to ensure that the Canyon Ranch experience embodies balance, health and restoration.

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Stephanie Ludwig

STEPHANIE LUDWIG, PHD, MA, MDIV

Inspired by the human longing and journey to become whole in body, mind, heart and spirit, Stephanie Ludwig, Director of Spiritual Wellness at Canyon Ranch Tucson, uses the world’s ancient wisdom traditions, grounded in sound contemporary research, to ensure guests receive exceptional spiritual care and guidance through innovative program offerings and experiences.

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Mike Siemens

MIKE SIEMENS, MS

As Canyon Ranch Corporate Director of Exercise Physiology Mike Siemens has dedicated his life to exercise science, specializing in strength and aerobic conditioning, metabolic exercise testing data and custom exercise-program design. After almost 30 years with Canyon Ranch, Mike says he still goes home every evening feeling excited and fulfilled by the work he does.

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Nicola Finley

NICOLA FINLEY, MD

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Finley sets an inspiring example at Canyon Ranch Tucson, embracing the importance of taking care of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. In her work as an integrative medicine physician, she focuses on the details of each person and brings up topics that are often not discussed, such as spirituality and sexuality, in addition to traditional medicine.

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Amy Hawthorne

AMY HAWTHORNE, MS, LMFT

As Life Management Director at Canyon Ranch Tucson, Amy Hawthorne encourages long-lasting, meaningful change through the cultivation of self-compassion and by gaining personal insight and awareness. With experience in addressing issues from trauma to many forms of addictions, she helps guests develop new strategies and practices to bring greater health, vitality and happiness into their lives.

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Lisa L Powell

LISA POWELL, MS, RDN

Self-proclaimed lover of food, Lisa Powell has served as Director of Nutrition for Canyon Ranch Tucson, for more than two decades. A researcher and faculty member of the University of Arizona, she leads the Canyon Ranch team responsible for development and implementation of leading-edge, integrative nutrition services.

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Sean Brisby

SHAWN BRISBY

Combining a practical approach with nutritional priorities, Shawn Brisby is an all-start demo chef who makes healthy cooking easy for anyone. He learned to cook at Canyon Ranch, and now he’s eager to teach guests the techniques and tips that mean success in the kitchen  – with minimum fuss and maximum results. His great joy is when return guests report on Ranch recipes they’ve tried at home.

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Russell Michel

Russell Michel

Using all five senses and only the freshest, best ingredients, Executive Chef Russell Michel at Canyon Ranch Tucson creates culinary delights and surprises that nourish guests in body and spirit. Prior to coming to Canyon Ranch, Chef Russell was Iron Chef of Sacramento and he hosted a TV segment called “Ask a Chef,” promoting wellness as well as taste. 

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Laura Hittleman

LAURA HITTLEMAN

Business Director – Aesthetics Laura Hittleman knows the beauty industry and medical aesthetics can be very confusing and overwhelming at times. As a 30-year veteran of the integrative wellness brand, Laura strives to educate guests through her “less is more” philosophy and keen sense of product and service selection.

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Amy Henderson

AMY HENDERSON, RN, BSN, CMLT, CANS,

As Director of Canyon Ranch® aesthetics at Canyon Ranch Tucson, Amy leads the way with more than a decade of experience in medical aesthetics and dermatology. She’s also worked in cardiology, a large dermatology group, her own boutique practice, and is an expert at treatment planning for individual goals.

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