2008-2009 Interim Board of Directors

In September 2008, the newly-formed Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine elected an interim Board of Directors to guide the organization through to its first annual meting in the spring of 2009.

  • Siamak Shirazi - President  2bwell Clinic, Lake Oswego, OR
    M.Ac.O.M Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion - Certificate in Homeopathey, National College of Natural Medicine
  • Donna Stewart - Vice President - Peninsula Family Acupuncture, north Portland
    M.Ac.O.M. Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - B.Sc., Physical Therapy, Georgia State University
  • Carol Griesmeyer - Secretary - Lake Road Acupuncture and Massage, Milwaukie
    M.Ac.O.M., Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - BSN Nursing, Linfield/Good Samaritan School of Nursing
  • PK Melethil - Membership and Public Relations - Melethil Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Wilsonville M.Ac.O.M., Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - M.Sc. Environmental Science, Washington State University - M.Sc. Physical Chemistry, University of Idaho - B.Sc. Chemistry, North Dakota State University
  • Carla Ralston - Finance Committee Chair
    M.Ac.O.M., Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - B.A. Biology, Western State College of Colorado - Teaching Endorsement, Portland State University
  • Mona Searles - Conference Committee ChairSearles Wellness, southeast Portland
    M.Ac.O.M., Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, B.S. Nursing, California State University - Masters of Public Health and Adult Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Minnesota - Externship in Dermatology, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Margaret Sanger - Legislative Committee Chair - The Tao of Acupuncture, northwest Portland 
    M.Ac., Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture, Louisville, Colorado - B.A. Russian, Trinity University
  • Hilary Laferriere - Board member at large - Private practice, northwest Portland 
    B.A. Environmental Education and Human Development, Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona - M.Ac., Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Hallendale Beach, Florida
  • Jan Van Es - Board member at large -Mid-Columbia Medical Center, The Dalles 
    M.Ac.O.M., Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - B.A. German Literature, Portland State University
  • Ellen Shefi - Alternate member - Lotus Acupuncture, Oregon City, Oregon
    M.Ac.O.M., Oregon College of Oriental Medicine - B.S. Nutrition Research and Dietetics, Biochemistry, University of Michigan
  • Jean Dugan - Alternate member - Northwest Wellness Center, northwest Portland
    M.Ac.O.M., Oregon College of Oriental Medicine BBA, University of Oregon
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