Our Team

Missy is the lead Nail Instructor at American Academy of Health & Beauty. She has been a Nail Technician since 2015 and became an instructor shortly thereafter. Missy also owns an in-home based nail spa, Sugarcoat, where she enjoys providing quality nail care services that keep guests coming back. She specializes in nail art and is CND certified in Shellac, acrylic, and gel application. As an instructor, she believes learning should be fun. Her goal is to teach every aspect of nail application, sanitation, and the latest in nail trends while building proficiency, skill, and an understanding of the importance of attitude enabling students to have a long, successful, and fulfilling career in the nail industry.

Melissa Dinsmore

Advanced Manicuring Instructor / Chief Instructor

Chaudhary Awais Iqbal

Owner / Director of Finance and Comptroller
Calla is an AAHB graduate of both the Nail and Esthetics program. Originally in college to be a math teacher, she wanted a more self expressive career. During her time in the nail program, instructor Missy of AAHB inspired her to be an educator again, however this time in the beauty industry. Calla is dual licensed in the state of NH and MA. She is dedicated to helping students feel confident in their work and achieve their goals.

Calla Delany

Esthetics Instructor
Dale teaches Massage Therapy and Esthetics at the American Academy of Health & Beauty. She started her career in Massage in 2004 and graduated from the Esthetics program from Laird Institute of Spa Therapy  in 2007. Since that time she has worked in medical spas and used her skills to develop a large client base. Her bodywork has been transitional using the Esalen technique, Rain Drop Therapy, Hypnotic Techniques for Body Workers, and Advanced Reiki II. She is an active member of ABMP (Association Bodywork & Massage Professionals, and ASCP.)

Dale S. Power

Massage Instructor / Chief Advanced Esthetics Instructor
Sue joined American Academy of Health & Beauty in 2006 after retiring from nursing as an RN. She brought her past experience of compliance in the health care field accreditation to AAHB assisting in accrediting the school with NACCAS and complying with all State of NH and The Federal Department of Education requirements.

Sue Latulippe

Director of Compliance
Amber Fraga, Licensed Massage Therapist and Owner of Native Touch in Manchester, NH, has been growing, adapting, and evolving her techniques over the last 18 years to provide top-quality therapeutic services to athletes and those with chronic pain. Known as the "go-to therapist" for injury recovery/prevention and pain reduction, Amber’s training and certificates encompass addressing imbalances in soft tissue. A 2004 graduate of Dovestar Institute, Amber's clients include recreational to professional athletes or anyone with chronic pain conditions. Clients' symptoms and conditions include lower back pain, TMJ disorder, concussions, Ehlers Downs syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, scar release, headaches, neck pain, and sports injuries. With over 300 hours of continued education, Amber offers a unique blend of modalities (Active Myofascial Therapy®, RockTape & RockBlading, Orthopedic Massage, Cupping, and Stretching) customized each session to improve athletic performance while reducing pain. A 20-year resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, Amber spends her leisure time with her family--husband Jorge, and her two daughters, Jazmine and Alexa. In addition, Amber enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, cooking, photography, and deep sea fishing. Native Touch where Muscle Therapy Prevents Injury, Reduces Pain and Maximizes Mobility!

Amber Fraga

Massage Therapy Instructor
Gulina joined team AAHB in 2023. She has her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentrate in Finance. Gulina has multiple years of experience in the sector education and finance. Her previous experience of working in the banking industry has helped her excel in the field of customer service. Her determination to leadership and management has allowed her to serve and help the students achieve their goals at AAHB!

Gulina Naz

Admissions Coordinator
Gretchen Newman Creaser, A.S., LMT, LE is a Massage Therapy and Therapeutic Bodywork graduate of River Valley Community College and a graduate of Esthetics from Empire Beauty School. She is dual licensed in Massage Therapy and Esthetics in the state of New Hampshire and is a massage therapy instructor at The American Academy of Health and Beauty. Gretchen is a local business owner of Beauty and The Body, where she focuses on wholistic skincare, restorative massage, and Maya abdominal therapy. She is passionate about helping her primarily female based clientele understand their bodies better while on an ever unfolding journey of health and healing. In addition to her certificates in esthetics and massage, she has an Associates of Science degree in Health Sciences. She is also a certified herbalist with over 10 years of experience growing, creating, and studying herbal medicine. Gretchen is known in her community for providing restorative offerings that weave science and ancient healing wisdom while helping women achieve healthy skin and optimal digestive & reproductive system function through her wholistic model of care. She has advanced bodywork training in Arvigo® Maya Abdominal Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Kinesiology Tapping, Dr. Vodder School® Lymphatic Drainage, Barral Visceral Manipulation, Fire Cupping, MyoFascial Release, Acupressure, and Gua-Sha. Gretchen hopes to continue advancing the credibility of massage therapy & bodywork in the United States through her active participation in case-study reports that are contributed to the ongoing research through the Massage Therapy Foundation. In her free time she is an avid equestrian and enjoys studying equine bodywork with a dream to help horses become pain free and fully expressed in their athletic ability. She also loves to spend time in nature with her wolf-dog Mira and enjoy's simply being at home snuggling her cats on her rest days.  

Gretchen Newman Creaser

Massage Therapy Instructor
Emma is apprenticing with American Academy of Health & Beauty in pursuit of becoming an Esthetics Instructor. A graduate of AAHB and a current student in our Spa Nails Program, Emma is always willing to learn new things to not only educate herself, but the students as well. Emma loves clinic days here at AAHB and has a strong love and passion for the beauty industry.

Emma O’Brien

Esthetics Instructor
Kerry (Dates) Mannon, LMT, MBA is a graduate from Cortiva of Boston Massage Therapy School.  Kerry teaches Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals of Massage Therapy, Nutrition & Self-Care, as well as Eastern Modalities. She is also Clinic Instructor and Career Development Instructor at the American Academy of Health and Beauty.  She has degrees in both Psychology as well as Business which she uses daily in her massage practice.  She is in her sixth year of owning her own business.  She is licensed in Massage Therapy in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and specializes in Swedish Massage, Myofascial Massage, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage.  Kerry also brings Chair Massage to businesses and workplaces to promote employee wellness. Kerry's passion is helping people take care of themselves, physically, mentally, and energetically.  Kerry is also certified in Reiki and often incorporates Reiki in with her massages. Her primary clientele are first responders of all types.  Kerry's philosophy is that in order to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself.  She also works hard to help clients realize that massage therapy isn't just a luxury, it's a necessity.

Kerry Mannon

Massage Therapy Instructor - Chief Instructor