In Memory of  Nancy S. Ledins, PH.D. CPE

1932-2017

Accomplishments In the Electrology Field

 

Dr. Nancy S. Ledins, PH.D was in the forefront of the electrology profession for almost thirty years. 

Just some of the contributions to the profession of Electrology.

  • Held four Doctorate Degrees which benefited greatly with knowledge and wisdom.

  • An electrology instructor in Colorado, Arizona, S. Carolina and California.

  • Lectured internationally (United States, Canada, Japan, Europe)

  • Conducted the first scientific survey of the needle electrology field(1982)

  • The first Chairperson of the newly developed International Board of Electrologist Certification (IBEC), working with Educational Testing Service (ETS) in developing and then monitoring the Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) credentialing for seven years running.

  • Editor and originated the Journal of Electrology (JOE)

  • Chaired the committee in establishing the norms for continuing education in retaining the CPE through the Continuing Education Review Committee (CERC) .

  • Wrote her own electrology textbook.

  • Authored and published many articles on electrology;

  • Awarded an honorary Life-Time CPE by the American Electrology Association (AEA)

  • In addition to teaching, she had private practices in electrology and psychological testing and counseling.

  • Awarded honorary membership in the Electrology Association of North Carolina (EANC).

  • And much much more...through the dedication of Dr. Ledins, the leadership of Terri Petricca and with committees working together, much was accomplished to bring the profession to a level of respect and recognition by the FDA, FTC, CDC, established national certification and worked with states to secure licensure.

In Loving Memory of Regina Rakar 

1954-2015

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Posing with Terri Petricca at the 39th Educational Seminar

Goldie Fodor 1/31/1934 - 11/24/2021

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Born in Budapest, Hungary, Goldie knew what it meant to be a survivor. Following the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Goldie left Hungary with her husband, Edmond, and lived in a Yugoslavian refugee camp for a year before immigrating to the US. Goldie and Edmond first settled in California and then decided to move to Georgia.

Goldie held many jobs as well as started two small businesses. One was a restaurant, and the other was becoming an Electrologist. In the pursuit of becoming an Electrologist, she met Voncille Burdette, who became her trainer/mentor, and became dear friends. Voncille had the opportunity to speak at Goldie’s funeral, and here are a few of the kind words she said about Goldie.

“Goldie was one of my dearest friends and colleagues. I met her in the mid-1980s when she came to my school and wanted to become an Electrologist. She had this beautiful glow about her that illuminated her and her smile. The integrity, dignity, endless perseverance, and strong determination were amazing to witness.  

I speak for my colleagues across the profession when I say she was very much loved and respected. Whatever she was going through, Goldie would show up at meetings and seminars with her walker and smile.” – Voncille Burdette, (Electrologist, Chamblee GA)

Goldie loved the LORD and was an active member of the Orange United Methodist Church in Canton, Georgia. Goldie was surrounded by family, most of all her daughter Judi Peters, who is also an Electrologist.