The South Africa Association of Health & Skincare Professionals (SAAHSP) has appointed Yolanda Kömmer (Hagg) as its new administrator.
Kömmer, a 37-year-old qualified somatologist, facilitator, assessor, moderator and mom to a little girl, takes over from Joelette Theron, who has served in the position for many years.
Says Kömmer: “My goal is to keep building onto the legacy left by those who started SAAHSP, as well as those who worked countless hours building the Professional Body to what it is today, all in order to benefit this beautiful industry.”
Kömmer was born and raised in Pretoria, where she studied at the Tshwane University of Technology from 2004 to 2007. She achieved both her National Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in Somatology, as well as the CIDESCO international diploma.
“It was while I was working in spas that I discovered my love for training and in 2012 decided to pursue a path in lecturing. After relocating to the West Rand (Randfontein), I traded in my therapist hat for my lecturing hat. As such, I taught at Camelot International for the most part since 2016 and ended up at Madge Wallace International College.
“Through all the ups and downs in my career I had God, my family, friends, colleagues and employers guiding and supporting me all the way to this wonderful opportunity that awaits me at SAAHSP,” says Kömer.