David Bock C.Ac., Dipl.OM. FABORM., is the chair of the ASA Governance Committee. He has been treating patients in a family practice style of medicine since 1999. He is Wisconsin State Certified Acupuncturist, Nationally board certified (NCCAOM) in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine and Asian Bodywork Therapies. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. He is a Former president of Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists (WISCA) and has held various positions in the ASA. Shihan David Bock is Godan level (5th degree black belt) instructor of Wadokai Aikido and has 30+ years of study in various martial arts, and meditative breathing and movement traditions.
Jennifer Broadwell, MSOM, AP, Dipl OM (NCCAOM) is the Advocacy Chair of the ASA and a member of the ASA NCCAOM Medicare Task Force. She served on the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association Board of Directors as vice president, secretary, and board director from 2012 to 2022. She has her Master’s from the Acupuncture and Massage College. Jennifer is currently the acupuncturist at the Integrative Health Department of the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute.
Afua Bromley, DACM, LAc, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM), is the Past Chair (2017-2020) & Board member (2014-2022) of the NCCAOM and Co-Chair of the NCCAOM & ASA Acupuncture Medicine Cultural Competency Task Force. In addition to her private practice in St Louis, Missouri, she is also an adjunct faculty at the New England School of Acupuncture at the MCPHS. She is the founder and executive director of Universal Holistic Healthcare Services, a 501c3 nonprofit that works towards increasing access to integrative medicine for underserved and under-resourced communities domestically and globally.
Lisa Ann Conboy, MA, MS, ScD has 30 years of experience in health research and is published in the areas of women’s health, complementary and alternative medicine, qualitative research methodologies, and complexity science. She has taught research methodology to integrative health students for over 25 years. Lisa is a social epidemiologist and a sociologist with an interest in the associations between social factors and health. She is published in the areas of women’s health, complementary and alternative medicine, qualitative research methodology, placebo and health, and complexity science. She is an Instructor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and the Director of Academic Research at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Conboy is the chair of the Research Committee of the American Society of Acupuncturists, and has been a member of the Society for Acupuncture Research for over 20 years.
Peter Deadman has worked in the field of health promotion for over fifty years. In 1971, he co-founded Infinity Foods, a natural and organic food shop and now a large workers’ cooperative supplying real food from its retail premises in Brighton and throughout the United Kingdom from its warehouse/distribution centre. In 1978 he qualified as an acupuncturist and in 1993 as a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner. He has lectured on Chinese medicine and healthy lifestyle internationally for over forty years. In 1979 he founded The Journal of Chinese Medicine which he published and edited until 2017. In 1998, with fellow authors Mazin Al-Khafaji and Kevin Baker he published A Manual of Acupuncture. Available in print and digital form in English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish, it is recognised as the primary textbook for studying the acupuncture points. In 2016 he published Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition. This distillation of the nearly 2500-year yangsheng tradition also incorporates several decades of lifestyle research. He has practised qigong for over thirty years and has taught it in the UK and internationally for fifteen years. His new book Qigong: Cultivation of body, breath and mind was published in January 2024.
Dr. Arthur Yin Fan (Fan Ying), MD(CHN), PhD, LAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM) is a leading specialist in Acupuncture and Chinese herbology, has two decades of clinical experience in both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medicine. He has both a PhD and a MD (in TCM clinical specialty); trained in China, and currently practices in USA. In China, he was awarded an MD degree in TCM and a PhD in Chinese Internal Medicine. He completed additional one year training in the Western medicine diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders as well as a six-year medical residency combining TCM and Western internal medicine. Dr. Fan is a consultant for the integrative medicine center at the University of Maryland Medical School. He has also conducted CAM research for the Georgetown University Medical School’s program of nutrition and herbology.
Dr. Fan’s clinical practice is continually enhanced by his evidence-based research in TCM. In China he conducted research in his medical specialty areas under grants from the Chinese Nature Science Foundation. In the United States he has been an active scientific researcher in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) funded by the NIH.
Kelly Hora, MAc, LicAc, DiplAc (NCCAOM) is a Wisconsin and National Board Certified Acupuncturist practicing in Madison, WI for 20 years. Her collaborative instincts bring people together through professional development and public health outreach. She has served as President and Advocacy Chair of the Wisconsin Society of Acupuncturists (WISCA) and as a Delegate and Nominating Committee Chair to the American Society of Acupuncturists. She is an eager public speaker sharing evidence supporting acupuncture as an alternative to opioids for pain management with legislators, health care providers and the public. In addition to her clinic practice, engaging in healthcare policy as an advocate for patient safety and access to acupuncture is an ongoing commitment.
Xiu-Min Li MD, MS, is a well-known expert in immunology and traditional Chinese medicine research in the United States. She earned her medical degree and M.S. in Clinical Pediatric Immunology in China with a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins University. She is nationally certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology, is a licensed practitioner in New York State, and has over 40 years of clinical experience.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Li is also a professor of microbiology, immunology, and otolaryngology at the New York Medical College and her previous educational positions were teaching about pediatric care and allergies. Furthermore, Dr. Li is an active researcher who focuses on designing herbal treatments for allergies and other immune disorders. She continues to develop new medical innovations, for which she holds multiple patents, and has recently established the Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine for Allergies and Wellness at Mount Sinai Hospital to serve as both a clinical practice and research facility. Dr. Li has been given numerous awards for achievements in research and leadership, has been supported by over 20 million dollars in research grants, authored 3 books, and yielded over 100 scientific publications.
Amy E. Mager, DACM., Lic. Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), FABORM, serves as the Chair of the Medicaid Committee for the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) in addition to serving on the Herbal Medicine, Insurance, and Research Committees. Her professional education includes her DACM from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a Master of Science from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Master Herbalist Dr. Yat-Ki Lai and studies at the Post-Graduate Institute of Oriental Medicine in Hong Kong. She was also privileged to study with Dr. Miriam Lee, a highly respected acupuncturist and author.
Amy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Acupuncturists Without Borders, and is the Legislative co-chair and Dry Needling co-chair for the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts. She also is a guest member of the NCCAOM exam development question writing committee for the Foundations of Oriental Medicine exam. Amy lives in Northampton, MA with her husband and her youngest of six children.
Grace S. Ouchida, DACM, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), LAc is the current Chair of ASA’s Membership/Benefits Committee. Prior to becoming a licensed acupuncturist, she held management positions at an import-export company in the aviation industry and a membership non-profit organization for documentary filmmakers. Grace graduated Summa cum laude with her Master’s degree from Emperor’s College in 2009, and earned her doctorate from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2020. She maintained a private practice in Healdsburg, CA for 13 years and currently works as the lead acupuncturist at Kaiser Permanente’s Pain Medicine Dept. in Santa Rosa, CA.
Robert Quinn, DAOM, LAc earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees from OCOM in 1998 and 2008 respectively. He began his studies of Traditional Japanese Medicine in the winter of 1999 in the form of a post-graduate certificate program in Seattle. Included in that program were Shudo-style Meridian Therapy, Manaka’s Yin-Yang Channel Balancing, Sotai, and shonishin.
Bob teaches full-time at the National University of Natural Medicine’s School of Classical Chinese Medicine in Portland, OR. There he offers courses in MT, Koshi Balancing, Shonishin, and Sotai. Additionally he supervises interns in the student clinic. In Bob’s private practice he treats diverse complaints but has a special focus on shonishin-pediatric care and severe, longstanding conditions, particularly chronic Lyme disease. In his private time Bob practices qigong, studies Jungian dreamwork, does trail running, and sits Zen.
Linda Robinson-Hidas, DACM, LicAc, Dip OM (NCCAOM) is currently the ASA chair of the Herbal Medicine Committee, as well as of the American Society of Massachusetts. She was on the board of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts for 6 years, serving as Vice President and then President. She was also the Massachusetts delegate to the ASA during this time. Her education includes a Doctorate in Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Master in Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She earned her Bachelors with dual majors in Biology and psychology from Livingston College; Rutgers University. She also studied massage at Scherer’s Academy. Linda practices Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Amherst, MA.
RB Robles, L.Ac, DAOM earned her Bachelor in Education from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines, her Master degree in Teaching Special Education, specializing in Moderate to Severe disabilities from Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego and her Master and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine Los Angeles. Dr. Robles is also a certified Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200 from Loyola Marymount University, and continues to practice and teach yoga to patients who would benefit from it.
During her training as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Robles developed an interest in the efficacy of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in treating symptoms of children with ADHD, and how to successfully communicate the remarkable results that these can achieve in this patient population to the western scientific and healthcare communities. She accepted a position at Scripps Clinic of Integrative Medicine at Scripps Health in La Jolla, California as Doctor of Acupuncture, a consultant for KPC herbs, an acupuncturist physician at Activemed Integrative Health Center in Encinitas, CA and founder of Hilom Acupuncture.
John Scott, DOM, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine currently in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has been in private practice since 1982. He is the founder and president of Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, Inc. John has been active in promoting Oriental Medicine on a local, state, national and international level such as working on the Tri-Continental acupuncture group comprised of European, Australian, New Zealand, and North American Acupuncture Associaitons. He has been a strong advocate and supporter of the acupuncture and herbal profession for decades. He has taught classes in the field and has been active in research. Visit here for an in-depth interview with John Scott.
Angela Serabian, MSA, LMT, CPT serves as the Student Committee Chair of the ASA. Previously, Angela served as a member of Virginia University of Integrative Medcine’s Acupuncture Advocacy Panel and as Student Committee Chair through which she has had articles published about the benefits of cupping therapy and the efficacy of Acupuncture in the treatment of diabetes. She is currently the Vice President of Public Affairs of the Maryland Acupuncture Society. Prior to graduating with her Master’s from VUIM, she spent four years working at Non Profit Mental Health organizations after receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Maryland Global Campus. She has worked for several years as a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Orthopedic, Structural and Injury Massage and currently teaches Massage Therapy at American Massage and Bodywork Institute.
Nell Smircina, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM) is the ASA Vice Chair of Public Policy and the Immediate Past Chair of CSOMA. She has served on both the Advocacy Committee and Medicare Taskforce for the ASA. She has worked to support the profession through many strategic initiatives, including work to further develop the implementation of ICD11 codes, established by WHO, which include Traditional Medicine diagnostics.
Clinically, Dr. Smircina specializes in acupuncture for optimal post-surgical recovery. She has been featured as an SME on Good Day LA and Good Morning Arizona; and her work has appeared in Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, and Acupuncture Today. She is a passionate international speaker on the topics of the integration of medicine and the constantly evolving healthcare industry.
LiMing Tseng, LicAc, DAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM) is the Chair of the ASA Conference Committee, and a co-chair of the NCCAOM ASA Acupuncture Medicine Cultural Competency Task. She is a former Board member and secretary of the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) (2015-2021). She is a graduate of the Diversity & Inclusion certificate program from Cornell University, and she obtained both her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Master of Acupuncture of Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA). In addition to her private acupuncture practice in Stowe, VT, and her acupuncture volunteerism, she is an adjunct faculty at the NESA at MCPHS.
Mori West is the president of AcuClaims/ChiroClaims, a company she started that provides insurance billing services to acupuncturists and chiropractors since 2007. Today, her company handles billing for over 175 offices nationwide. Ms. West is an Advisory Board Member and Founding President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Medical Billing Association. She is the chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists’ Insurance Committee and was a former board member of the California Acupuncture Association, California State Oriental Medicine Association and the American Assoc of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Ms. West is a popular guest lecturer at Acupuncture Colleges and various Acupuncture State Associations where she lectures on medical billing and insurance issues.