About the American Electrology Association
The American Electrology Association (AEA), established in 1958, is the largest international nonprofit membership organization for permanent hair removal professionals. The AEA promotes the highest standards in Electrology education, practice and ethics and champions state licensing and regulation of the profession to protect the public interest. The American Electrology Association plays a key role in providing reliable and scientifically accurate information to its membership, the public, the medical community and government agencies.
- Infection Control Standards for the Practice of Electrology (ICS)
- Standards of Practice for Electrologists
- International Board of Electrologist Certification (IBEC)
- Certified Professional Electrologists (CPE)
- Office of Continuing Education (OCE)
- Continuing Education Review Committee (CERC)
- Council on Education
Goals of AEA
- Continued service to its membership, providing leadership, integrity and professionalism in the field of academic standards and education
- Ongoing assistance in legislative efforts
- To serve as a liaison between the membership and the public
- To monitor other methods of hair removal, research facts and impart current, accurate information to the membership and the public
- To monitor FDA activities in clearance of hair removal devices
- To inform FDA/FTC of false advertising regarding hair removal devices
- To monitor Yellow Page ads
- To serve as a consumer advocate
National Scientific Consultants
The AEA is pleased to number Dr. James Schuster, Dr. Ricardo Azziz, Dr. Wylee Hembree, Dr. Robert Richards, and Walter Bond, MS, Research Microbiologist, consultant (retired from CDC), among those offering important, ongoing information on matters of importance to the Electrology profession.
The AEA, an affiliate organization, consists of state associations and individual unaffiliated members. The Board of Directors, Officers, Program Directors, Committee Chairs and Affiliate Delegates are volunteer members.
Board of Directors
The AEA Board of Directors (BOD) is the governing body. The Board consists of the Officers, Immediate Past President, Delegates representing Affiliate States, two Delegates-At-Large representing unaffiliated members. The non-voting members of the Board are: Executive Director, Director, Office of Continuing Education (OCE), Director, International Board of Electrologist Certification (IBEC), Director, Council On Accreditation (COA), and Committee Chairmen.
The duties and powers of the Board shall be to manage the affairs, funds and property of the Association. The Board shall establish programs and committees to further the objectives of the Association and prescribe rules and procedures for such programs and committees,
The Executive Committee consists of the President, three Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President.
The non-voting members of the Executive Committee are the Executive Director and the Directors of OCE, IBEC and COA.
Duties and powers: The Executive Committee shall manage the affairs, funds and property of the Association, and other duties as may be assigned by the Board, between meetings of the Board of Directors. The Committee may recommend policies, procedures, and resolutions for Association programs and committees.
The President presides at all meetings of the Association, appoints committee chairmen and fills vacancies occurring in the Executive Committee, with Board approval. The President is an exofficio member of all programs and committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee. For more information see the AEA's Bylaws and Policies & Procedures Manual.
Current AEA leadership
Pearl G. Warner, CPE
4711 Midlothian Tpk #13
Crestwood, IL 60445
1st Vice President
Mary Kaye Johnson, CPE
106 Laurenbrook Drive
Nicholasville, KY 40356
2nd Vice President
Julia A.Hamilton, CPE
4145 Clares Street Suite E
Capitola, CA 95010
3rd Vice President
Stephanie Shields, CPE
5702 N. 19th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Deborah A. Cassin, CPE
14 Fletcher Street, #6
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Elizabeth Spagnolo, CPE
9642 Deereco Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Council on Education
Mary Kaye Johnson, CPE
106 Laurenbrook Dr
Nicholasville, KY 40356-7504
International Board of Electrologist Certification
Patsy Kirby, CPE
PO BOX 1124
Bodega Bay, CA 94923-1124
Office of Continuing Education
Vickie Widmyer, CPE
718 Summitview Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
Japan Office of Continuing Education
Keiko Tezuka, Ph.D., CPE, Director
TBC GROUP CO.,LTD.
43F Shinjuku Center Bldg.,
1-25-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo, Japan 163-0655
Honorary Members of the American Electrology Association
Gerrelyn Adams, CPE — Viroqua, WI
Marilyn Kraut — Delray Beach, FL
Joan L. Mahan — Timonium, MD
Joan F Millay — Melbourne, FL
Jean Ogren — Sacramento, CA
Sharon Ortiz — Wenatchee, WA
Teresa E. Petricca — Delray Beach, FL