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Joanie Gonella

Joanie Gonella has a bachelors degree in the field of Neuroscience for the University of California, Irvine and a post-graduate certificate in Pre-Health sciences from Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Gonella obtained her license as a professional Electrologist in California in 2003. She now has 16 years of experience as an electrologist, owns and operates a successful salon in Orange County, California, and is an instructor, administrator and co-owner of California Electrology Academy, one of three electrology schools in California. Recognizing the importance of education, development and modernization, Joanie Gonella regularly gives lectures and seminars both nationally and internationally.

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Anna Norman

Anna Norman is a recent graduate of California Electrology Academy and is growing her business, Bright Side Electrolysis, in the Bay Area. Before embarking on this new career, Anna worked in production at ABC News’ “20/20” and “Primetime” along with various shows for National Geographic Television. She managed social media for ClassPass in its startup days and grew a NYC yoga studio’s social following to over 15k in less than 6 months. Follow Anna on Instagram at @BrightSideElectrolysis!


Clement Beaumont
Dectro International

Mr. Clement Beaumont is the president and CEO of Dectro International, a Canadian corporation that specializes in the conception and manufacturing of electrolysis and esthetic equipment for over 40 years. Mr. Beaumont directs the research and development division of Dectro International that aims to improve permanent hair removal treatment and aesthetic care applications. He contributed to the conception of the first computerized electrolysis system "APILUS", which introduced patented modalities with personalized programs adapted to each body areas that may be stored in a customer file for later retrieval. Mr. Beaumont also developed insulated probes for thermolysis or blend adapted to hairs sizes treatment with the addition of an anti-contaminant protection sleeve, SteriGard, for safety. Mr. Beaumont is regularly traveling around the world to attend international fairs and conventions to assist Dectro's worldwide distributors and to lectures at specialized seminars on electroepilation, photoepilation or aesthetic care technologies.


Johanne Gonella

With more than 40 years of experience both practicing and teaching in Electrology and Aesthetics. Johanne started out in Quebec, Canada, she spent many years teaching, working closely with organizations, government and schools while she owning her own salon. Today, Johanne is the Academic Director and co-owner of California Electrology Academy and the National Training Director of Aesthetic Systems USA located in Corona, California. Johanne continues to teach both working professionals and prospective professionals working hard towards achieving the betterment of the field.


Stephanie Shields

Stephanie Shields is not only an electrologist and laser hair removal specialist but an Electrology educator. She was taught by her mother Maria DeNicola how to do electrolysis in 2004.  Stephanie has diligently worked to be one of the leading electrology & laser technicians in the field seeking out continued education at every turn. In 2014, she was the recipient of the prestigious Ballet Gold Probe Award. Stephanie also received two “AEA President’s Award” for her service to the non-profit. In October 2016, Stephanie was sworn in as the 3rd Vice President of the AEA but later stepping down to focus more on her young family.


Kelly Morrissy

After learning Electrology in 1986 by responding to an ad in the paper, Kelly started her career at Gregory Systems and soon went on to work for herself only 4 years later.  Her small business soon expanded to a business that now employs 4 electrologists, one esthetician and a dedicated husband. Seeking to further her education and involvement in the field of Electrology, Kelly became an AEA member in 1995.  Today Kelly is a Certified Professional Electrologist, President of the Electrology Association of  Illinois and co-owns Illinois Dedicated electrology Academy, Illinois top Electrology School.  Kelly is constantly striving to innovate in the field by collaborating with the manufacturing companies at the heart of it all.


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Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange Co. Airport

2726 S Grand Avenue 

Santa Ana, CA 92705



Tel: 714-481-6300

Toll Free: 800-972-2576


Please note that unless the State of California forces closures, we will host the meeting as planned.  There are just a few security measures in place to make sure we keep everyone safe.



2. The seminar room and banquet halls will be socially distanced. Please make sure to respect everyone's space.

3. While vaccination is NOT required, we encourage everyone to either show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.


We really look forward to seeing you and being back in person.


Our venue is offering a special rate!


Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange Co. Airport

2726 S Grand Avenue 

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Tel: 714-481-6300

Toll Free: 800-972-2576

A block of rooms has been reserved for January 29th & 30th 2022.
The special room rate will be available until January 14th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.


Click here to make a reservation

         Booking a reservation from our site is simple. To begin the process, click on "CA Electrology Academy” link above to receive your group's preferred rate. PLEASE NOTE THAT USING THIS LINK FROM A MOBILE DEVICE MAY NOT WORK. 
Reservations may also be made by calling 1-855-846-7312.  Please ask for the “CA Electrology Academy” or Group Code AEC. A credit card and deposit are due at time of booking.  Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly with Annette Anderson at714-481-6304 or email Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm.


Complimentary Guest Parking One vehicle per room
Complimentary shuttle service to/from the John Wayne Airport and within 3 miles
24-hour Business Center
On-site Fitness Center
Free High Speed Internet access in all guest rooms
Panini Restaurant and Lounge

**Hotel shuttle transportation services available through Lyft, Uber or Tax and pick up travelers in the Ground Transportation Center (GTC), located on the Arrival (lower) Level in the central area between the A2 and B2 Parking Structures. Within easy walking distance from all baggage claim areas. The GTC can be reached from the Thomas F. Riley Terminal by crossing the Airport roadway at the traffic light near the John Wayne Statue. The hotel is located off the 55 Freeway and Dyer Road exit at 2726 S Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705.     If you need to contact hotel, you may call 714-481-6300.

Other Hotels Nearby:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport

1325 East Dyer Road

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Tel: 714-241-3800

Click to book Embassy Suites by Hilton

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orange County Airport

2721 Hotel Terrace

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Tel: 714-540-1111

Click to book La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham


John Wayne Airport

(approximately 10 min away)

Free Shuttle from the airport if you are staying on location at the Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange Co. Airport

Santa Ana, CA

Long Beach Airport

(approximately 30 min away)

Long Beach, CA

LAX International Airport

(approximately 1 hour away)

Los Angeles, CA



Balboa Island

Situated in the shadows of the Cleveland National Forest in Corona, CA, Eagle Glen Golf Club is a spectacular championship golf course whose superb amenities and stunning natural setting have earned it recognition as one of the finest golf courses in Southern California.


Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a small coastal city known for its many art galleries, coves and beaches. Main Beach features tide pools and a boardwalk leading to the paths and gardens of nearby Heisler Park. Aliso Beach Park is a popular surf spot. Trails meander through coastal canyons in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.


Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, originally called Orange County Performing Arts Center, is a performing arts complex located in Costa Mesa, California, United States, which opened in 1986. The Center's Segerstrom Hall and Judy Morr Theater were designed by Charles Lawrence and opened in 1986.



(~30 min away)

Enter a magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars! Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families have made their Disney dreams come true. Walt Disney’s original Disneyland theme park, which first opened on July 17, 1955, is now divided into 8 extravagantly themed lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland.


Aquarium of the Pacific

(~30 min away)

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a public aquarium on a 5-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, United States. It is situated across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction.

You may purchase Aquarium tickets upon your arrival at our ticket windows in front of the Aquarium. You may also order your tickets online now. For phone reservations, please call (562) 590-3100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT.


Los Angeles

(~1 hr away)

Los Angeles is a trend-setting global metropolis with a fascinating history. LA's cultural attractions are second to none, whether it’s the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Getty Center or art galleries and urban art. LA is truly the entertainment capital of the world. LA dining is acclaimed for Michelin-starred restaurants and multicultural neighborhoods alike. Sports fans know that LA is the city of champions, while active Angelenos can explore 75 miles of coastline and hundreds of miles of bike and hiking trails. Shop for everything from couture to vintage, or relax in one of LA’s world class spas.

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