Leah Pineschi Alberto, licensed cosmetologist and instructor of cosmetology, has been educating students in Northern California since 1975. In addition, she has been responsible for training educators in cosmetology, esthetics, and manicuring for more than 30 years. Mrs. Alberto began her career with Don’s Beauty School in San Mateo, California. She held a 30-year position at Sacramento City College and is currently the Director of Education at Hoss Lee Academy in Citrus Heights, California. She is a salon owner, a former Department of Consumer Affairs examiner, and a speaker at the Esthetics Enforcement Conference. The health and safety of the community of stylists, salon owners, and school owners has been the focus of Mrs. Alberto’s career. She served on the State Board Task Force on Pedicure Disinfection commissioned by Governor Schwarzenegger to investigate the cleanliness of the pedicure industry. The Task Force was responsible for developing foot spa safety regulations in response to illnesses and deaths resulting from unsafe pedicure practices. Mrs. Alberto is currently a member of the California Cosmetology Instructors Association.