2013 Board Of Directors
Laura is an Oregon acupuncturist with a private practice in Milwaukie (near Clackamas). She has worked extensively in non-profit integrated primary care centers, both as a practitioner of Chinese medicine and in program management. Laura earned a B.S. in Biology from Florida State University in 1993 and an MAcOM from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2003. Prior to beginning studies in Chinese medicine in 1998, Laura’s professional background was in ecology and conservation biology. Laura has been an OAAOM member since 2009, serving on the Board and Legislative Committee since 2010, and as president since 2011. www.cascadefamilyacupuncture.
Vice President - Wendy Childs, LAc
Wendy has been a Licensed Acupuncturist for over 13 years in Maryland, New York State, and now Oregon. She is a graduate and former teacher and supervisor at The Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts in Maryland. She is committed to helping people move toward wellness in all aspects of their lives. She can be found at two locations.
Indigo Wellness - 2673 12th St SE - Salem, OR 97302 - www.indigowellnesscenter.com
Sunnyside Holistic Group - 2450 SE Belmont St. - Portland, OR 97214 - www.sunnysideholisticgroup.com
Brian operates the clinic and is a licensed acupuncturist utilizing Oriental medicine, including herbal formula medicine, and functional medicine in the care of patients to alleviate chronic conditions that are difficult to treat by Western medicine or to reduce the need for pharmaceutical drugs. His interests are in recognizing and treating neurological, gastrointestinal, immune, and endocrine imbalances and disorders to address the root cause of disease often overlooked or not understood in Western medicine practice. http://www.orencoacupuncture.com/
At Thrive Acupuncture, Becca Seitz uses Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Foot Reflexology, Chinese Dietary Therapy and Lifestyle Advice to help you to regain and maintain your health. Are you ready to thrive? http://ThriveAcupuncture.org
Membership Director - Tooba Durrani, ND, LAc
Dr. Tooba Durrani is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, Acupuncturist, Reiki Master and Chinese Herbalist who helps her patients achieve optimal health through the wisdom of Nature. She graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Oriental Medicine. She has continued her training in Chinese Medicine by studying with teachers who are Classical Chinese Medicine scholars and physicians. She is also a certified Qi Gong instructor, having studied and trained in both the Taoist shamanic style from the Er Mai Lineage and the more martial arts style from the Jin Jing Gong lineage at NCNM and with Master Zhong Xian Wu. http://www.sophianaturalhealth.net/
Board Member - Joanna Flores, LAc
Joanna Flores, L.Ac. graduated from OCOM in 2001 and did a special shiatsu externship with Lindy Ferrigno, CI (AOBTA), ABT (NCCAOM), LMT. She is an active member for the AOBTA (Association of Bodywork Therapies of Asia). She is now studying visceral manipulation with the Barral institute and hopes to expand our scope of practice for more bodywork techniques, lab test privileges, an acupuncture assistant certification, personal injury coverage without a referral from MD's or DC's. Joanna served on the OAAOM board for the last 3 years with hopes to further our profession legislatively so we can continue to practice our medicine safely and effectively. http://www.groundspring.net
Board Member - Eric Buckley, LAc
Altenate Board Member - Regina Dehen, ND, LAc
Sariantra Kali, LAc studied acupuncture and Chinese medicine at The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). She graduated in 2006 and completed an internship at Portland Alternative Health Center and at The Ananda Nagar Hospital in West Bengal, India.She is currently in private practice in Eugene, Oregon and specializes in pain syndromes, neuropathy and trauma. She is currently admitted to the Doctoral program at OCOM and is the recipient of the 2012 Golden Flower Scholarship. Sariantra is committed to making positive change for practitioners and patients alike and looks forward to serving the acupuncture community. http://www.ancientrivers.org/index.html
Sarah is a current student at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Prior to enrolling at OCOM in the fall of 2011, Sarah’s life-long interest in health and wellness allowed her to work for a variety of healthcare and non-profit organization as a public relations and communications specialist. Sarah’s innovative ideas on how to use web-based outlets including social networking services for direct marketing have been recognized nationally in the Wall Street Journal. Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/