USTI® Board of Directors

William C. Blatter

Director, USTI®
AMCA Trichologist of the year 2018
AMCA & USTI Trichologist; HLCC® President

William-BlatterAs an American Medical (AMCA) & USTI® Trichologist and hair loss expert, he is known internationally as a leader in the Hair Loss, Hair Care, Laser and Low-Level Light device industry. HLCC®’s president, Mr. Blatter, has a reputation for excellence as a speaker, trainer, and educator in laser and hair loss services & solutions. Along with his leadership at HLCC®, he is a founder and Chairmen of the Board of the US Trichology Institute and on the board Global Dermatology Institute, and he speaks globally at major international Trichology conferences in places like Buenos Aires, Argentina and San Antonio, TX.

Blatter is a resource for both consumers seeking to rejuvenate their hair as well as the businesses throughout the world seeking to provide clients with high quality, effective hair loss, and hair care services in a structured and consistent manner.  Blatter has been interviewed on many TV shows, including Fox News “Focus,” ABC’s “Good Morning Dallas” and CBS New Orleans News, along with interviews by several national health radio shows and trade journals. He is a featured speaker yearly at the Premiere Orlando Beauty Show, has spoken at American Beauty shows, and the American Hair Loss Council and the doctors at the Las Vegas, NYC, and Germany, etc. World Anti-Aging shows, among many other appearances. Blatter has appeared in or written pieces for:

  • National Hair Journal
  • Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
  • MedEsthetics
  • The Journal of the American Hair Loss Council
  • The National Hair & Skin Journal
  • The Hair Industry Connection
  • HOT by Hair’s How
  • Modern Salon
  • Salon Today
  • Beauty LaunchPad

Conducting business in an honest and ethical manner is paramount to Blatter, who understands that many suffer from poor experiences due to false promises, bad products or bad providers. He credits much of his personal success, as well as the success of HLCC®, USTI, and affiliated partners, to a focus on integrity, social consciousness and old-fashioned hard work. His charity work includes Winning the “Teddy” Award as Volunteer/Contributor of the year to Camp Good Days and Special Times for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Volunteer of the year at United States Junior Chamber Albany, NY. Volunteer, Sponsor and contributor to Stride- Adaptive Sports programs for kids and Veterans, etc.

Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah

Dr-Ayyaz-ShahDr. Ayyaz M. Shah is a triple board-certified Dermatologist specializing in hair loss among both men and women of all ages.

As Founder and Medical Director of the Global Dermatology Institute, Dr. Shah educates health care professionals on Trichology and treatments for hair loss. He is also Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Central Florida, and, President and Clinical Dermatologist of Shah Dermatology LLC. Additionally, Dr. Shah is a Clinical Dermatologist at Mid-Florida Dermatology Associates.

Dr. Shah is board-certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Physician Specialties, in Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Association, and, in Laser Surgery by the American Board of Laser Surgery.

Following medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Shah fulfilled his residency in Family Practice. He then completed his training at the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Center at the Universal Medical Center. He was also a consultant dermatologist at five hospitals including serving as a member of the Medical Executive Committee.

Dr. Shah enjoys sharing his knowledge in Trichology as a Dermatology instructor at UCF College of Medicine, Aesthetic Association of Florida (AAFL), and with Empire Medical Training.

Dr. Candy Lewis-Williams, ND.

Dr-Candy-LewisDr. Candy Lewis-Williams, founder of The Lotus Concept and CL Williams CONSULTING, began her career as a licensed cosmetologist. She has spent over 35 years as an owner/consultant and mentor in the salon and spa industry.

As a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, her goal through the use of alternative health programs, therapies, and education are to introduce clients to wholeness treatments that connect beauty to wellness.

She has used her expertise abroad in Japan and Argentina lecturing on the subjects of naturopathy, trichology, clinical aromatherapy and salon education. Nationally, she has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show as a leading expert in hair loss solutions, alternative, and complementary medicine.

In 2013, Dr. Candy received recognition as the Better Business Bureau’s, Women in Business Top 25 Business Women to Watch. In 2012, she was the recipient of Believer’s Christian Fellowship Church Phenomenal Woman Award. Nationally, she has provided missionary and volunteer services to bring wholeness to men, women, and children entangled in the trappings of sex trafficking. As an international missionary, she has served in South Africa, Mozambique, and Honduras.

Dr. Candy is a devoted wife to Dr. Phillip D. Williams a Hospice Chaplain, proud mother of two sons and grandmother of four. For recreation and relaxation, she enjoys the beach, Latin and ballroom dancing with her husband, cycling, kayaking and working in her organic garden.

Germaine Williams-Beckles

Germaine Williams headshotGermaine Williams-Beckles is a qualified cosmetologist, trichologist, and nutritionist with over 40 years of experience in Hair Care and Wellness Services.  She is a proud member of the US Trichology Institute Board of Directors. Germaine holds a degree in the Science of Nutritional Consultations as well as a Holistic Health Practitioner certification from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

She is the founder of Rayogee Hair and Scalp Clinic, which specializes in providing solutions for hair styling and maintenance, hair loss, as well as delivering the latest therapies in wellness management.

Germaine recognizes the relationship between a healthy body and healthy hair. Her life’s goal is to help every client reconnect with the instinctive knowledge of what their body and hair require, achieving and maintaining optimal health through education, support, and individualized treatment protocols to restore balance.

At Rayogee, the primary focus is to ensure that clients develop and maintain healthy hair from the inside out. Adopting a holistic approach to the maintenance of healthy hair, an emphasis is placed on the client’s diet, exercise and other elements of his or her lifestyle.

Dr. Vicky Hagstrom

Vicky HagstromDr. Vicky Hagstrom is a Board Certified Doctor who specializes in Hair Restoration and was trained at the highly prestigious Rochester Mayo Medical School, where she graduated top 10 in her class, summa cum laude in undergrad in chemistry.

With nearly 30 years of experience, she has received extensive training and experience in providing quality hair restoration services (hair loss treatment and hair transplant) and laser science. Dr. Hagstrom is a board member of the US Trichology Institute and a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Minnesota Women Physicians, American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and the American Medical Directors Association.

Dr. Hagstrom has a true talent for helping her patient’s look and feels better in the most natural way. She is so passionate about this, she left her position as a family physician to focus solely on hair restoration and cosmetic medicine with a focus on non-invasive procedures. She specializes in utilizing modern medical technology to maximize results with minimal discomfort and recovery time. Her focus is on restoring youthful appearance through laser hair loss treatment.

Pearl Bailey-Anderson

Pearl Bailey Anderson headshotPearl Bailey-Anderson is a salon owner with a BS Degree in Trichology. She is a Certified US Trichology Institute Educator and a proud member of the board. With over 35 years in the beauty industry, Pearl is passionate about teaching other cosmetologists about hair care, scalp treatment, hair growing techniques and the diagnosis of disorders that prevent hair growth. She is currently working on her Doctorate degree and has been published in several cosmetology textbooks and training videos.

Pearl’s salon, La Pearl Beauty Emporium in Philadelphia, is a full-service hair care center that focuses on hair and scalp health. Pearl has been instrumental in training and offering opportunities to cosmetologists and barbers in the tri-state area, educating them on hair care, hair and scalp treatment, hair growing techniques and diagnosis of disorders that prevent hair growth.

With over 30 years in the industry, Pearl Bailey-Anderson has a long resume of accomplishments and articles featuring her contributions to this field. As a textbook consultant and a featured demonstrator in both book and video, Pearl’s knowledge is included in the textbook, Milady Standard Comprehensive Training for Estheticians.  She is also a Member of National Weavers Association, National Hair Society, and National Hair Journal.

Dr. Ashish Jani

Dr Ashish JaniDr. Ashish Jani, MRCGP, DFSRH, M.B.B.S., D.I.T., H.L.P., H.L.S.,  is the HLCC® UK medical director and the founder of the Colaz Aesthetic Medical Spa in Harrow, UK. He is on the board of the Global Dermatology Institute and the US Trichology Institute.

A graduate of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Dr. Jani is passionate about continuing his own education while educating other medical professionals. Dr. Jani is an advanced beauty therapist, specializing in laser light therapy for hair restoration and aesthetic skin treatments.

Dr. Jani is multi-lingual, a responsive physician who possesses a developed patient-centered philosophy of care through innovative caring skills together with practical clinical skills.

When not working, Dr. Jani enjoys sports, music, cooking and spending time with his family.

Dr. Beverly Prince

beverly prince headshotDr. Prince, MD, FACS, is a board certified physician who specializes in hair loss, Trichology and aesthetics. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and on the Board of the US Trichology Institute. She takes particular interest in restoring patient’s hair and beauty along with their self-confidence. She operates a Hair Restoration and Laser Therapy Center in Manhattan, New York, and in the Buffalo, NY area, along with her Practice in Warsaw, NY.

After receiving her BA from Connecticut College, she earned her medical degree from SUNY (State University of New York), Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. She to completed her General Surgery internship at Kings Country Hospital, and then finished her General Surgery residency at New York Downtown Hospital, She completed her training and fellowships in New York at a Manhattan cosmetic surgery center and in ENT at Manhattan Eye and Throat Hospital.

Dr. Prince, MD, FACS, is the chair of the Surgery Department at Warsaw’s Wyoming Country Community Hospital. In addition, she was the director of Otolaryngology Services at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA, and has privileges at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY.

She has been Physician at the African American Cultural Center in Buffalo since 2008. In early 2011, she took part in Project Medishare, providing earthquake relief to Haiti victims. She also takes pride in restoring culturally significant buildings for her offices in Warsaw, NY and Manhattan, NY.

Patti Wood

Patti Wood headshotPatti Wood is a dedicated and resourceful Trichologist and hairstylist with over 25 years in the industry. She is a board member and educator for the US Trichology Institute and owner of a Trichology salon with over 150 active clients. She’s an educational and training facilitator along with program development and certification course consultant.

Patti provides expertise in all types of Hair loss treatments including Laser Hair Therapy, Hair Loss Products, non-surgical hair replacement therapy and client services. Deliver presentations and education to individuals of all ages regarding hair loss and available options. Serves on a variety of study and advisory boards and is well published in magazines like the Journal of the America Hair Loss Council and National Hair Journal. She collaborates with dermatologists and physicians to devise the most effective treatment plans for her clients. She actively supports The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (Trichotillomania Learning Center), Children with Hair Loss, The American Hair Loss Council and Was a Small Business of the Year Finalist.

Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is a USTI/AMCA Board Certified Trichologist, Master Educator with U.S. Trichology Institute,  She is a Master Cosmetologist, licensed in 6 states and has been in the hair industry for over 16 years. Jessica is a certified Wellness Coach, Natural Hair Care Specialist, and a Certified Sisterlocks Brand Ambassador™ consultant and has a passion and believes in a holistic approach for everything in life. Jessica is the founder of Au So Natural International LLC & Rock Your Locs By Jess Hair Restoration Salon in which she services clients locally and globally, educating others on how to maintain a healthy body/lifestyle internally. Jessica is a proud member of the US Trichology Board of Directors, National Association of Women Owned Small Businesses, National Psoriasis Foundation, as well as the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation. Jessica was honored to be the recipient of the Associate Trichologist award and loves volunteering for her community. Jessica started as a USTI student herself so she understands how it is to begin a Trichology program. Jessica went from student to Trichologist, to making her Trichology and Hair Loss Laser investment back 6 times over in her first full year. Jessica is now USTI’s most requested educator and coach. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, bowling and spending time with family and friends.


Dr. Wassim Eltolimy, MBBS

Dr. Wassim I. Eltolimy is double-Board Certified, with 18 years’ experience in the fields of aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery both in the US and internationally. He has traveled to more than a dozen countries to train doctors on various areas of aesthetic medicine. Also fluent in the study of trichology, Dr. Wassim is a member of US Trichology Institute’s Board of Directors. Dr. Wassim has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and graduated with high honors with an M.B.B.S in Medicine and Surgical Science. He served his residency in one of the largest educational hospitals in the world, Kasr Elini Educational Hospital at Cairo University, specializing in plastic surgery, dermatology, and internal and emergency medicine.

Dr. Wassim helped launch and train many groundbreaking technologies such as Fraxel® laser, Thermage®, VASER® liposuction, Cynosure® lasers, chemical peeling, and mesotherapy, with a wide variety of applications including hair loss and facial and skin rejuvenation. He is the founder of Cloud 9 Medi Spa, which combines luxury with top cosmetic and aesthetic practices under one roof. He has a particularly strong passion for, and background in, both hair loss treatment and skin rejuvenation, having pioneered the use of growth factors in these areas and is on the forefront of growth factor technologies.