CIDESCO CANADA - Board Members

Pat Lam, President

Together with her late husband, Hubert Lam, Pat Lam founded Cidesco Canada 11 years ago. She is the former Vice-Principal of Lam School of Advanced Esthetics, a Board Certified AntiAging Health Practitioner (A4M) and a Cidesco International Examiner. She is the author of "Nutrition: The Healthy Aging Solution" written specifically for Cidesco schools and estheticians alike and is the CEO of Skin Care Consultants, Toronto. Both Pat and her husband were awarded the 2011 Crystal Legend Award by Les Nouvelles Esthetique for their significant contribution to the esthetic industry.

Pina Lee, Vice President
Pina Lee Is involved in many facets of the beauty industry, from working in spa and medical settings, as a college instructor, and achieved success with sales for skin care lines at trade and consumer shows. Her enthusiasm and passion for esthetics is contagious and is evident in the manner she communicates ideas. Pina has been a CIDESCO diplomat and owner of PT Skin Care Specialist since 2002.

Belinda V. Terzis, Director of Education

Belinda V. Terzis has been a passionate educator, mentor and training consultant for the Professional Skin Care Industry for nearly 20 years.  She held the position of School Manager and Senior Instructor at the longest-standing CIDESCO accredited school in North America.  She has undergraduate studies in the disciplines of Sociology and Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Belinda's experience as an Educator has provided her with opportunities to teach for Career Colleges and International Skin Care brands, and as a designated CIDESCO International Examiner for the Aesthetic industry. Belinda's professional experience also includes working in the medical field alongside a team of Dermatologists where she consults and treats patients with problematic skin disorders.

Shams Surani, Director of Membership

Shams has a holistic approach to health and wellness. She combines her healing expertise and passion for wellness in making each client feel special and beautiful using a wide variety of techniques. She has over 17 years experience as a laser hair removal technician and over 38 years as an esthetician. Not only is Shams a lecturer at many spa and cosmetic medical events, but she has also been an instructor of esthetics programs at Sheridan College, Humber College and her own Academy of Esthetics & Wellness.

Sandra Noe, Director of Public Relations

Sandra is a graduate of one of Canada's first aesthetics college - Gina's College in Waterloo, Ontario. Since her certification as an aesthetician in 1983 Sandra has gone on to certify as a Permanent Makeup Technician and received her diploma with CIDESCO. Sandra combined her aesthetic career with an extensive career in the legal industry working with litigation lawyers on professional negligence and serious injury cases. In 2012 she returned to Niagara Falls to open her boutique day spa on Queen Street in historic old downtown Niagara Falls.  Sandra's passion as an aesthetician also extends beyond her salon as she is the creator of Esthetica Conference, an annual conference for professionals in the skin care and spa industry in the Niagara Region. 


Advisory Board Members

Ann Mariani - Seneca College, Toronto Ontario
Irene Prowell - Vivier Pharma Inc. Toronto Ontario
Sandra Mah - Cidesco Dip. 1989, instructor / Derma Bright clinic, Vancouver
Angee Moro-Verre - Aestheticians' Supply Limited, Toronto Ontario