Board of Directors

Denyce Giannioses, BCPP, RPE


Denyce combines 25 years experience in Polarity Therapy and psychology with simple practical solutions that educate, heal and support people on their journey. Her expertise is identifying and healing early life trauma. Her natural talents, extensive knowledge and education of the Spirit-Body relationship gives her an empathic perspective that inspires confidence, passion, and meaning in those she works with. Some of the techniques in her toolbox include Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral Balancing, Prenatal-Birth Therapy, Continuum Movement, Moving Theater, flower essences, essential oils, meditation, and Conscious Language. Polarity has been the guiding principle in her practice and life, therefore she is committed to the advancement of Polarity Therapy as a profession while maintaining the integrity and beauty of this healing art.

Lisa Nemzo, BCPP, RPE

Vice President

Lisa has been a Healing Arts Practitioner since 1985 specializing in Somatic Trauma Release from a physio/emotional nature. Lisa works with couples on communication skills, reflective listening and conflict resolution. She is very active as a professional songwriter, producer, and musician and mentor to young budding artists. She brings creativity, freshness and an experienced voice to the APTA Board of Directors. Lisa’s extensive experience working with groups in building consensus will be an asset to the APTA Board of Directors as we move into the future.

Tim Polak, BCPP


While in school for Physical Therapy, Tim discovered Polarity Therapy. After obtaining an Associates Polarity Practitioner degree, he furthered his studies in a two-year program in Columbus, Ohio at the Institute of Holistic Health Careers.

With a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner accomplishment, Tim began seeing clients at Wellness Evolution in Beachwood, Ohio. This lead to setting up a home office as well as practicing in clients’ homes, places of business and community centers.

“I have a desire to connect with people” Tim says. “Polarity Therapy has given me an outlet to communicate with people verbally as well as on a deeper, energetic level. This two-way street of connection allows me to influence a person’s body to do what it needs to do to heal. My clients have experienced astounding results and I feel fortunate to be a part of this process. Watching someone heal – whether physically, emotionally or spiritually – can be quite a rewarding experience. When a client turns to me seeking relief from a physical ailment, help with relaxation, or looking to treat her or himself to some personal time, I welcome it as an opportunity to use my skills to bring balance to the mind and body; which is a lifelong quest for all of us.”

​”I used to think balance meant getting the scales to stay perfectly even. Experience has shown me that in life these scales are constantly tipping more to one side or the other. We must appreciate the moments of stillness. While I do enjoy the “feel good” physical benefits of Polarity Therapy, my ultimate goal is to prolong that moment of stillness throughout a session so that it might carry on into the client’s daily life.”



Amanda Conn, BCPP, RPE


Amanda earned her Associates Degree in Business & Marketing from St. Clair College, Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1994. After getting married and moving to Ohio in 2004, Amanda decided to change careers from management in the tourism industry to serving in the holistic health and wellness industry.

Amanda graduated from the massage therapy program at the Healing Arts Institute, Perrysburg, Ohio. In 2007, she was officially awarded her Massage Therapy License. Continuing her education at HAI, she also earned certifications in peri -pre- and post-natal massage and the International Institute of Reflexology’s Ingham Method.

In 2010, Amanda partnered with the Institute of Holistic Health Careers, to further her education in the field of holistic health & wellness. From IHHC, she holds certifications as an Elemental Reflexology Practitioner, a Holistic Health Advisor, a Health Building and Corporate Wellness Coach. She is very proud to have achieved the status of Board Certified Polarity Practitioner. All these modalities contribute to successfully serving her clients in Port Clinton, Ohio for the last 13 years.

Amanda’s philosophy is to educate, empower and evolve herself and her clients to take charge of their health & wellness! As a Registered Polarity Educator, Amanda started teaching Polarity Therapy at IHHC. In 2018, she opened her own school, New Direction Holistic Health Careers, specializing in foundational & advanced polarity therapy training. Amanda feels privileged to be given the opportunity to inspire others as her mentors and teachers have done for her!

Adam Wright, APP


I reside in Austin, Texas with my wife and two daughters. I have 20 years of experience as a self-employed massage therapist. I am also a massage therapy instructor (MTi) and have always had a passion for relieving people of their pain. This passion has evolved over the years and led me to the practice of Polarity Therapy as it became a necessity of my personal healing process. Coupled with traditional manual therapies, Polarity Therapy has become a cornerstone of my practice. My wife and I manage office space for practitioners and providing a safe healing environment is our motivation. The practice of Polarity Therapy helps provide the integrity to hold such sacred space.

Deb Fox,  BCPP, RPE


Deb combines Polarity Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Homeopathy to provide a comprehensive model of holistic care to her clients. Several decades ago she felt compelled to find answers after being told there is nothing that could be done for a family member’s health. She just didn’t believe this and set out to find some answers. She signed up for a class in Polarity Therapy knowing nothing about it, never having heard of it, just for fun. “Little did I know I would never return to my accounting career after a short time as it changed my perspective in ways I never knew possible.” Deb is passionate about helping others live meaningful and healthy lives using the comprehensive model of Polarity Therapy and other holistic modalities.

Mark Hubbard, BCPP


Mark Hubbard is a Wellness Educator, Speaker, and Founder/Director of  MKH Healing Arts in Smithtown, New York: a Center for Wellness Education and Holistic Health Practices.

Mark has been a Polarity Therapy student since 2003 and honors his primary teacher and mentor Heather Principe, a senior elder in the Polarity Community – along with supporting teachers Gary Strauss, Phil Young, Wendy Newton, and Elizabeth Ferrara.

After nearly 20 years of training and practitioner experience, Mark’s credentials include the BCPP designation from the American Polarity Therapy Association and a PTP designation from the International Polarity Education Alliance. Mark has been serving on the American Polarity Therapy Association Board of Directors since 2020.

Mark serves as a teacher on the staff of the Yoga & Polarity Centers’ Human Consciousness Program and Polarity Therapy Training Programs and travels throughout the country speaking on and supporting the personal practice and professional development of Polarity Therapy as a dynamic healing arts practice.

With a passion for Native American Spiritual tradition and deep roots in ancient Hermetic wisdom, Mark has dedicated his life energy to the study, practice, and teaching of Indigenous Spiritual Wisdom, Polarity Therapy and Holistic Wellness.

With a proud nod to his twins – son Mark and daughter Samantha, Mark lives in Smithtown, Long Island with his wife Karen and their four-legged friends Molly and Leroy.

Board members participate in the governance that guides decisions and the future of APTA. Each board member is a member in good standing and is nominated by a member of APTA. They serve 3-year terms and are advocates for our members in state and national forums. If you have an interest in the advancement of polarity therapy, we invite you to join APTA and consider ways in which you can contribute.

APTA to me is about community. I believe in our mission and our work. APTA keeps our community safe and forward-focused as we carry on Dr. Stone's brilliant work.

Dr. Johnny Henderson, Ph.D.Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, Registered Polarity Educator