First Professional Programs

Leah Allen, MAcOM, LMT earned a BA from State University of New York Oswego in 2002 and a MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2018. She has trained with Master Liu He, Dr. Liu Dong - Ling Gui at the International Healing QiGong School in Portland, Oregon since 2014. Ms. Allen has also trained with Grand Master Nan Lu with the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, New York, NY since 2018. She also practices Taiji Quan. Ms. Allen has studied Quantum Shiatsu and other postgraduate clinical Shiatsu methods. She has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2018.
Courses: Qigong IV-VI

Sharyn Allyson, DAOM earned her AA from Murdoch University in 1990, and her MAcOM in 2011 and DAOM in 2013 from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She had private practices specializing in men’s health from 2011-2017 in Portland and Bend, Oregon as well as a pop-up clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Allyson has a background in leading travel and adventure tours around the world and authoring travel guidebooks. She has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2017.
Courses: Practice Management I: Digital Marketing

Daniel Altschuler, PhD (China), LAc earned a BA from University of Pennsylvania in 1988, his MA from University of California Los Angeles in 1992, and a PhD from Guangzhou Chinese Medical College in 2005. He has been in private practice since 2007 in Seattle, Washington. He is the Founder and Executive director of Open Hands Medicine, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing free Chinese medicine to Nepal since 2015. Dr. Altschuler has been a faculty member at Bastyr University and Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (formerly SIOM) since 2006, Taoist Studies Institute since 2017 and Middle Way Acupuncture Institute since 2019. He has taught taiji quan since 2006 in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Altschuler has also lectured extensively on various Chinese medicine topics. He has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2021.
Courses: Wen Bing Xue

Katherine Annala, DAOM, LAc earned a BA from Portland State University in 1989, her MAcOM in 2012 and DAOM in 2022 from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is a fourth-generation native Oregonian and enjoys sewing projects and hiking in the Pacific Northwest woods foraging for mushrooms. She had a private practice in Portland, Oregon from 2013 to 2020. Dr. Annala has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2016. She is the Associate Dean of Clinical Education, and currently serves as the secretary of the college’s Faculty Senate.
Courses: Case Management I-IV

Michael Berletich, DAOM, LAc earned a BA from Humboldt State University in 1992, his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2005, and his DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2016. Dr. Berletich has been an OCOM faculty member since 2004 and was a faculty member at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) from 2006 to 2009. He has been in private practice since 2005 in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Berletich has many years of experience studying qigong, meditation, massage, herbal medicine, and philosophy. He has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2004 and currently serves as the Chair of Chinese Medicine.
Courses: Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine I-III: The Pharmacopoeia, Pre-Han Classical Texts I-III: Yi Jing, Dao De Jing, Huang Di Nei Jing, Chinese Herbal Medicine IV-V: Formulas, Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Lab, Dui Yao

Judith Boice, ND, LAc earned a BA from Oberlin College in 1984, her ND from National University of Natural Medicine in 1994, and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1996. She has been a faculty member at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine/California Institute for Integrative Studies, American College of Healthcare Sciences, and Pacific College of Health and Science. Dr. Boice has made numerous public presentations and media appearances. She also has an extensive list of books and articles published. She has been in private practice since 1994. Her current private practice is in Medford, Oregon. Dr. Boice has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2021.
Courses: Comparative Health Professions and Practices

Mandalyn Bunker, MAcOM, LAc earned an Associate of Science degree from Front Range Community College in 2017 and a MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2021. Mandalyn has been an associate acupuncturist at Dr. Lu’s Acupuncture and Massage Clinic since 2022. Mandalyn was a member of the OCOM Clinic Patient Services Team from 2021 to 2022. She has been a Medicinary Supervisor at OCOM since 2022.
Courses: Chinese Herbal Medicinary Practicum

Bradley Capron, DACM, LAc earned a master’s degree from Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii in 2004 and earned his DACM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2022. Bradley has been a staff acupuncturist at The Healing Order since 2023. He has been a Medicinary Supervisor and Herbal Practicum instructor at OCOM since 2022 and an OCOM clinical faculty member since 2023. Bradley has a background in massage therapy and organic farming, and has worked for an herbal and body care products business.
Courses: Chinese Herbal Medicinary Practicum

Loch Chandler, ND, MPH, MSOM, LAc earned a BA from Earlham College in 1990, the MSOM in 2001, and his ND in 2001 from National University of Natural Medicine. He earned his MPH in 2014 from Portland State University. He has been Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Providence Health System in Portland, Oregon since 2015. Dr. Chandler has been a faculty member at National University of National Medicine since 2012.
Courses: Integrative Clinic

Sandra Curry, DACM, LAc earned a BA from University of Oregon in 2001, a MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2006, and a DACM from Pacific College of Health Sciences in 2021. Dr. Curry is the founder and director of Love of Life, a holistic health care business offering home-based education and healing programs of Traditional East Asian Medicine in Chandler, Arizona. From 2018 to 2021, she was Chief Acupuncturist in the private treatment clinic of the integrative oncology department at Banner MD Anderson in Gilbert, Arizona. Dr. Curry has been a Certified Qigong instructor from the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong school since 2005. She has also participated in a one-year intensive program in a Taoist, wilderness-based Five Element acupuncture program.
Courses: Acupuncture Therapeutics VI (Pediatrics), Herbal Therapeutics VI (Pediatrics)

David Darter-Saunders, DC, MAcOM earned a DC from University of Western States in 2013 and his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2022. Dr. Darter-Saunders is enrolled in the DAOM program at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He was in private practice as a DC in Oregon, 2014-2020. Dr. Darter-Saunders has been a faculty member at National University of Natural Medicine since 2021 and was a faculty member at University of Western States from 2016 to 2021. He has a background in the study of dance and movement analysis and was a massage therapist from 2003 to 2010. He has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2022.
Courses: Anatomy and Physiology I-III, Structural Diagnosis

Jeanette Eggert, EdD, MA earned her BA from Concordia Teachers College in 1975, her MA in Physics from Western Michigan University in 1977, and her EdD from George Fox University in 2009. She taught at the high school level from 1977 to 1998, and was a professor of Math and Physics at Concordia University, 2013-2020. She has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2020.
Courses: General Physics

David C. Eisen, OMD (Sri Lanka), MAc, LAc earned his BS from Cornell University in 1977, an MSW from Washington University in 1978 and graduated from New England School of Acupuncture in 1982. He has actively participated in the development and implementation of Chinese medical protocols for HIV/AIDS and for alcohol and drug detoxification and treatment. He is a founder of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and is currently Executive Director of Project Quest, a multidisciplinary health center serving people with HIV/AIDS, mental health and chemical dependency disorders, as well as other life-threatening illnesses. David Eisen has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 1987.
Courses: Community Health and Chemical Dependency

Deb Espesete, MPH, MAcOM, LAc earned her BA from Macalester College in 1990, her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2000, and her MPH from Oregon Health & Science University in 2012. Ms. Espesete has been in private practice since 2000 in Portland, Oregon. She taught Soaring Crane Qigong at the Cancer Care Center at Providence Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital from 2005-2013. She interned with Kelly Jenkins, D.V.M. on small animal acupuncture, herbal formulas and nutritional advice from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Espesete has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2006.
Courses: Western Medical Terminology, Integrative Medical Research II, Issues in Public Health

Linda Faust, MAcOM, LAc earned a BS in nursing in 1981 and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1992. She is a certified qigong instructor and worked as a registered nurse from 1981 to 1991 in both maternity and neonatal intensive care units. She has been in private practice in Beaverton, Oregon since 1992. Ms. Faust has been a member of the OCOM clinic faculty since 2005.

Patricia J. Gallegos, DAOM, LAc earned an Associates in Applied Sciences from Spokane Falls College in 1988. She earned both a MAcOM degree, in 2003, and a DAOM degree, in 2013, from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She has been in private practice since 2003 in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Gallegos has many years of experience as an interpreter and instructor in American Sign Language. She also speaks Spanish. Dr. Gallegos has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2010.
Courses: Chinese Clinical Medicine: Acupuncture Therapeutics I (Orthopedics, Traumatology, Pain), Chinese Clinical Medicine: Acupuncture Therapeutics II (EENT/Respiratory), Chinese Clinical Medicine: Acupuncture Therapeutics III (GI/Hepatobiliary), Chinese Herbal Medicine III: The Pharmacopeia - Review, Accessory Techniques, Introduction to Clinic Observation, Clinical Theater I

Steve Given, DACM, LAc received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in biology with an emphasis on microbiology in 1986, a master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College in 1992, and a doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Bastyr University in 2006. Dr. Given’s areas of clinical interest include supportive care for cancer patients and patients with HIV/AIDS, and the treatment of addiction. He has been a licensed acupuncturist in California and Washington and held a visiting professor’s license in Oregon. Over the past 30 years, he has held academic, clinical, and administrative appointments at a number of institutions. He taught acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and biomedical courses, in addition to clinical instruction and the management of teaching clinics. Additional professional interests serving as a site visit chair and a commissioner for ACACM. Dr. Given served as a subject matter expert on biomedicine for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. He served a variety of positions on the Executive Committee of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. He is on the editorial board of three journals. He has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2018.
Courses: History of Medicine: East and West

Janice Halteman, DAOM, LAc earned a BA from University of Alabama in 1994, her MAcOM in 2010 and DAOM in 2012 from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She’s been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2010. Dr. Halteman worked at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital Pain clinic in Bhutan in 2011. In addition to TCM, she practices Master Nagano/Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese Meridian Balancing, Master Tung, Tan Balance System, and Toyohari Shonishin. Dr. Halteman has been a member of the OCOM clinical faculty since 2017.

Angela Hardin, ND earned a BS from Texas State University in 2008 and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from National University of Natural Medicine in 2019. Dr. Hardin has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2022 with focus on integrative mental health, chronic pain, dysautonomias and autoimmune diseases. She has been an Adjunct Faculty Member at the National University of Natural Medicine since 2022 training/mentoring medical students on clinical rotations.                 Courses: Western Clinic Medicine V (Behavioral Health), Integrative Case Management V (Behavioral Health)

Amber Hincks DACM, LAc earned a BA from Boston University in 2006, her MAcOM in 2011 and a DACM in 2021 from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Hincks has been in private practice since 2012 in Portland, Oregon with a focus on women’s health issues. In 2016 she became board certified as a specialist in Chinese Medicine for the treatment of infertility, a fellow of ABORM. In 2004-2005 she studied at Chiang Mai University in Thailand studying the language, Thai massage and the healing traditions of Buddhism. Dr. Hincks has been a member of the OCOM faculty and clinical faculty since 2011.
Courses: Acupuncture Channels and Points I-IV

Valerie Hobbs, DAOM, LAc earned a Bachelor of General Studies form Ohio University in 1975. After working as an environmental officer for the State of Ohio, she earned a diploma in direct entry midwifery from the El Paso Birth Center in 1979. In 1983, Dr. Hobbs became certified as an EMT-Paramedic and served on a rural ambulance service, 1983-1987. Finding a second career in Chinese medicine, she earned her diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1995, her master’s in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture in 2007, and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine form the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2017. Dr. Hobbs is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at OCOM.
Courses: Advanced Case Analysis and Clinical Research I-IV

Connie Jan, MAcOM, LAc earned a BFA from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2008 and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2013. She is enrolled in the DACM program at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Ms. Jan has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2014. In addition to TCM she trained in Toyohari, Sotai, and Tuina massage for adults and children. Her private practice focuses on pain, preventative, and wellness care for the whole family. Ms. Jan has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2018 and currently serves as the Chair of the OCOM Faculty Senate.
Courses: Acupuncture Channels and Points I-IV, Tuina II-IV

Xiang Ji, MAcOM, LAc earned a BS from University of Wisconsin Madison in 2008 and his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2020. He is enrolled in the DAOM program at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Xiang has been in private practice in Milwaukie, Oregon since 2022. He has a background as a computer programmer and Certified Nursing Assistant. Xiang is currently a Teaching Assistant and Herbal Practicum instructor at OCOM.
Courses:  Chinese Herbal Medicinary Practicum

Wen Jiang, PhD (China), LAc earned a Bachelor of Science in TCM from Shandong University of TCM 1992. In 2000, she earned a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Shandong University of TCM in Jinan, China, and a PhD in acupuncture from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China in 2005. Dr. Jiang worked as a physician and acupuncturist at the Fourth Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University of TCM and Tianjin Weixie Hospital from 1992 to 2005. She specializes in TCM gynecology and neurology. From 2005 to 2013, she was full-time faculty at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and practiced at their TCM Health Center. She has published in the areas of needling techniques and acupuncture for gynecological and neurological problems. Dr. Jiang has been in private practice in Tigard, Oregon since 2013. She has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2013 and currently serves as the Chair of Acupuncture, Qi Cultivation, and Bodywork.
Courses: Acupuncture Techniques I-IV, Acupuncture Microsystems (Auricular, Scalp, Hand and Wrist), Advanced Topics in Neuro-Orthopedic Acupuncture

Hong Jin, DAOM, LAc earned a Bachelor of Medicine (BMed) degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and was an intern and physician at the university’s affiliated hospital. In 1987, she studied medical education and English at the Ministry of Health English Training Center, Xian Medical University, Xian, Shanxi. Dr. Jin taught at Nanjing University of TCM for seven years. She earned a DAOM at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007 and has been on OCOM’s faculty since 1993. She has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon for many years. Dr. Jin serves as OCOM Chair Emeritus of Chinese Medicine.
Courses: Herbal Prescription Strategies

Robert Kaneko, DAOM, LAc earned a BA from Antioch University in 1978, a Bachelor of Science in Acupuncture from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in 1985, and his DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007. Dr. Kaneko has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 1993. He has been involved in acupuncture research studies since 1999. He has been a meditation instructor for many years. Dr. Kaneko has been an OCOM faculty member since 1992.
Courses: Integrative Clinic

Martin Kidwell, DAOM, LAc earned a BA from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1987, his MS in Oriental Medicine from Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in 1997, and his DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2010. He was in private practice 1998-2017 in California, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon. Dr. Kidwell was a faculty member at American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 2003 to 2007 and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2007-2020. He returned to the OCOM clinical faculty in 2022.

PikShan Ko, BA earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 1977. He has trained extensively in various internal arts and is the fifth generation lineage holder of Kwongsai Jook Lum Temple Praying Mantis School (Jiangxi Bamboo Forest Temple). He has been an instructor of qigong, neigong, meditation, and various forms of healing and martial arts since 1978. Mr. Ko has taught taiji quan at the National University of Natural Medicine since 2005 and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine since 2010.
Courses: Taiji Quan I-VI

Kaitlin Leonard, DACM, LAc earned a BS from Portland State University in 2008, her MSOM from National College of Natural Medicine in 2015, and her DACM from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2020. She has been the Executive Director of The Wellness Center PDX in Portland, Oregon since 2020. Dr. Leonard worked in the OCOM Medicinary from 2017 to 2019.
Courses: Practice Management III: Business Planning

Zhenbo Li, PhD (China), LAc earned a bachelor’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1986 and a master’s degree in TCM Internal Medicine in 1991, both from Shandong University of TCM. In 1998, she graduated from Guangzhou University of TCM, earning a PhD in TCM, specializing in internal medicine and engaging in research in hematology. Prior to teaching at OCOM, Dr. Li taught Chinese medicine for 10 years in China at Shandong University and at First Teaching Hospital of Guangzhou University of TCM and at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Minnesota. She has published numerous articles in Chinese and English. Dr. Li has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2004.

Alison Loercher, MAcOM, LAc earned a BA from Portland State University in 2001 and a MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. She has been in private practice since 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Loercher has developed Continuing Education courses on Chinese herbal medicine. She has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2011.
Courses: Practice Management II: Billing and Coding, Practice Management IV: Career Planning, NCCACM Herbal Review

Gwen LoVetere, MAcOM, LAc earned a BA from University of Vermont in 1989 and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1994. She is the founder and director of Invisible Grace Acupuncture and Herbal Dispensary since 2003. Gwen also works with hospice patients at Providence Hospice and Hopewell House. She was previously a member of the OCOM faculty, 2005-2010. She has been a faculty member at NUNM since 2012. Gwen has extensively studied complementary Chinese pulse diagnosis (CCPD) and Japanese Meridian Therapy. Gwen rejoined the OCOM Clinical Faculty in 2023.

Yan Lu, DAOM, LAc earned a Bachelor of Medicine (BMed) degree from the Heilongjiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China) in 1990 and a DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007. He has assisted in clinical and experimental research on acupuncture treatment of cerebral stroke and has extensive training in tuina massage. Dr. Lu has been a faculty member at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 1997.
Courses: Tuina I-III

Elizabeth Miles, MEd earned a BA in History in 1982 and MA in History in 1985 from the University of Idaho. She earned a MEd in Counseling and a BS in Psychology in 2010 from the University of Idaho. Miles was a History department faculty member at Mt. Hood Community College from 1989 to 2001. She was a faculty member at the University of Idaho from 2004 to 2019 in both the History and Psychology departments. She has been the Director of Counseling at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine since 2017 and a member of the OCOM faculty since 2018.
Courses: Patient Practitioner Relationship

Nate Mohler, DACM, LAc graduated from East West College of Natural Medicine in 2000 with a BS in Natural Health, a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine in 2003, and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2019. In practice since 2004, Dr. Mohler has served as a faculty member at the East-West College of Natural Medicine, the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. He has studied karate since 1991, earning his Godan Black Belt in 2011. Dr. Mohler is the founder of the American Institute of Integrative Herbalism, which includes an herbal and martial arts curriculum. He is an avid wild crafter and cultivator of Chinese herbs.
Courses: Chinese Medical Theory I-III

Leslie Monarch, DAOM, LAc earned an Associate of Science from Portland Community College in 1993. They received their MAcOM in 1996 and DAOM in 2013, both from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Monarch has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 1996. They have a background in massage therapy and have extensively studied tuina, qigong and Five Element style acupuncture. Dr. Monarch has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2005. They currently serve as the Vice Chair of the OCOM Faculty Senate.
Courses: Five Elements Acupuncture Elective, Asian Bodywork Clinic Tuina

Debra Mulrooney, DAOM, LAc earned a MAcOM degree in 1991 and DAOM degree in 2009 from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Mulrooney has been in private practice since 2020 in Clackamas, Oregon providing acupuncture for an integrated physical therapy group focusing on pain management and rehabilitation for disabled veterans. She was a member of the OCOM faculty and administration from 1998 to 2020. Dr. Mulrooney has also served as Director of Alternative Medicine at Portland Alternative Health Center, 2002-2003 and was Staff Acupuncturist/Satellite Program Manager at Central City Concern Portland Alternative Health Center, 1992-1998. She is currently an OCOM clinical faculty member.

Kerrie Nasman, MAcOM, LAc earned a BS from Lewis and Clark College in 1990 and a MAcOM degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2001. She had a private practice in the Portland area from 2005 to 2020. She is interested in qigong, mindfulness/meditation, and massage. She was OCOM Clinic Manager from 2021 to 2022 and is currently Faculty and Projects Coordinator. Ms. Nasman has been an OCOM faculty member since 2012.
Courses: Community Outreach Practicum

Cita Oudijk, MAcOM, LAc earned a BA from Lewis and Clark College in 1989 and a MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1998. She’s been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2001 and previously practiced in Asheville, North Carolina from 1999 to 2000. Ms. Oudijk has been a member of the OCOM clinical faculty since 2011.

Jasmine Patel, MSAOM, LAc earned a BA from College of Notre Dame, Maryland in 1996. She graduated from Bastyr University in 2001 with her master’s in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She worked in China for two months at the Shuguang Hospital in Shanghai, where she had rotations in internal medicine, gynecology, trauma, oncology, and cardiology. Ms. Patel completed a residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, then the only medical center offering a postgraduate medical residency program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She currently has hospital privileges at Providence St. Vincent’s and Providence Portland Medical Center. Ms. Patel has been in private practice in the Portland area since 2005 and an OCOM faculty member since 2006.
Courses: MAc Clinical Theater I-II

Tina Rea, BA, LMT earned her Bachelor of Arts at California Lutheran University in 1983. She completed a Massage Therapy Certificate in Shiatsu at the East West College of Healing Arts in 1995, and has been a Shiatsu practitioner and teacher since graduation. She was a member of the OCOM clinical faculty supervising Shiatsu clinics from 2013 to 2016 and rejoined the OCOM faculty in 2021 and clinical faculty in 2022.
Courses: Shiatsu I-IV, Asian Bodywork Clinic Shiatsu

John Rybak, MAcOM, LAc earned a BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2001 and MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012. He has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2013. Mr. Rybak has been on the Oregon Acupuncture Association board of directors since 2020. He has been a member of the OCOM clinical faculty since 2022.

Andrew Schlabach, MAcOM, LAc earned his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. He is the co-founder and President of the Acupuncture Relief Project since 2008, an organization that has provided acupuncture treatments to patients living in rural villages outside of Kathmandu, Nepal. He is an accomplished mountaineer with expedition experience in the Himalayas, distinguishing himself as an instructor at the prestigious Himalayan Mountain Institute in Darjeeling, India. Mr. Schlabach is also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He has been in private practice in Vancouver, Washington since 2008. He has been a member of the OCOM faculty and clinical faculty since 2014.
Courses: Medical History Taking, Medical Charting, Orthopedic Acupuncture, Structural Diagnosis, Clinical Theater II

Erico Schleicher, MAcOM, LAc earned a BA from Oberlin College in 1994, and MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2002. He has been in private practice since 2003 in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Schleicher is an enthusiastic herbalist and gardener with a love for the wild local plant medicines of the Cascadia bioregion. He has been the co-owner, co-director, and instructor at Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine since 2007. He has been a member of the OCOM clinical faculty since 2012.

Kumiko Shirai, DACM, LAc earned a BS from Oregon State University in 2003, a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine in 2008, and a DACM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2021. She has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2008. Dr. Shirai specializes in Chinese and Japanese (Kampo), Herbal Medicine (Shang Han Lun), Fukushin: Shanghan Lun Style of Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis. She was an instructor at the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine from 2008 to 2011 and has been a private tai chi and qigong instructor since 2002. Dr. Shirai has been a member of the OCOM faculty and clinical faculty since 2019.
Courses: Chinese Herbal Medicine IV-V: Formulas, Herbal Prepared Medicine, Chinese Clinical Medicine: Acupuncture Therapeutics IV (OB/GYN), Chinese Clinical Medicine: Herbal Therapeutics IV (OB/GYN), Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue Elective

Erika Sigrist, ND, MAcOM, LAc earned a BA from University of Oregon in 2002, her ND degree in 2008 from National University of Natural Medicine, and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2011. She has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2012. Dr. Sigrist has been a member of the OCOM faculty and clinical faculty since 2012.
Courses: Western Clinical Medicine I (Pain), Western Clinical Medicine II (EENT/Respiratory), Integrative Case Management II (EENT/Respiratory), Western Clinical Medicine III (GI/Hepatobiliary/Dermatology), Western Clinical Medicine VII (Geriatrics), Integrative Case Management VII (Geriatrics), Integrative Case Management III (GI/Hepatobiliary/Dermatology), Integrative Clinical Theater

Eliot Sitt, DACM, LAc earned a BA from Reed College in 2007, and his MAcOM (2014) and DACM (2021) from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He has been in private practice in Milwaukie, Oregon since 2015. Dr. Sitt has taught tai chi at Reed College since 2017. He has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2016.
Courses: Chinese Herbal Medicine III: Pao Zhi

Oley Smith, MAcOM, LAc earned his MAcOM in 2005 from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He was a licensed massage therapist prior to attending OCOM. He’s had a private acupuncture practice in Durango, Colorado since 2005. Mr. Smith is certified to teach the following forms of qigong and tai chi: Turtle Longevity Qigong, 1000 Hands Buddha, Jade Body Qigong, 6 Sounds Therapy, 7 Precious Gestures, 8 Treasures, 9 Phases of Qi Cultivation, Yuan Shen Qigong, Nei Yang Gong 1 and 2, Hui Gong for the Heart, Hui Gong for the Kidneys, Celestial Pillar Qigong, Bu Zheng Qigong, Ma Wang Dui Qigong, Integral Tai Chi 5, Integral Tai Chi 9.
Courses: Qigong I-III

Lorinda Sorensen, ND, MSAc, LAc earned a Bachelor of Health Science in 1998, a Master of Science in Acupuncture in 1999, and a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in 2000 from Bastyr University. She also attended the National University of Health Sciences in Chinese Herbal studies from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Sorensen has been in private practice since 2000. Her current private practice in acupuncture and naturopathic medicine has been located in Battleground, Washington since 2021. She has been a faculty member at National University of Health Sciences since 2009 and East West College of the Healing Arts since 2021. She joined the OCOM faculty in 2022.
Courses: Western Clinical Medicine IV (OB/GYN), Integrative Case Management IV (OB/GYN), Diet and Nutrition, Chinese Nutrition, Survey of Topics in Microbiology

Eric Strand, DAc, LAc earned his MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2001 and a Doctor of Acupuncture Degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2017. He has been in private practice in Gresham, Oregon since 2001. Dr. Strand has guest lectured on the topic of practice management at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and Blue Poppy, Inc. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Courses: Integrative Clinic

Bonnie Sweetland, MAcCHM, LAc earned a BA in Sustainability Studies from Evergreen State College and was granted a Master’s of Acupuncture and Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture (AFEA) in 2004. She served as the Clinical Director and a faculty member at the East West Healing Arts Institute in Madison, Wisconsin in 2008. She was in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin from 2006 to 2015. Ms. Sweetland has been Director of Herbal Medicinary Operations and a member of the OCOM clinical faculty since 2015.

Tracy Thorne, MACM, LAc earned a BA at University of Portland in 1989, her MA at Harvard University in 1995, and MACM at New England School of Acupuncture in 2005. She has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2005. Ms. Thorne has lectured at the University of Portland, Everest Institute, Concordia University, and Institute for Classics in East Asian Medicine. She specializes in Japanese Meridian Acupuncture, Fukushin, and Moxibustion. She has been a faculty member at OCOM since 2010.
Courses: Japanese Meridian Therapy

Lisa Tongel, MAcOM, LAc earned her MAcOM at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1998. She has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 1999. She has extensive experience working in integrative medicine, notably in Reproductive Endocrinology and OB/GYN settings. She currently practices at Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center, an integrative health clinic where she collaborates with MDs, NDs, DCs, and LAcs, and is Chair Elect for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group. She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at National University of Natural Medicine since 2022. She has guest lectured and supervised in OCOM's DAOM clinic in 2009, 2020, and 2022. 
Courses: Advanced Topics in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kate Welch, Pharm.D earned a BA from Colorado College in 1990, her MA from Cornell University in 1994, and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University in 2007. She has been a Registered Pharmacist and Preceptor in the state of Oregon since 2007. Dr. Welch has been a faculty member at University of Western States and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine since 2018.
Courses: Western Pharmacology I-III

Fang Zhang, DAOM, LAc earned a Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1995 and a Master of TCM degree in 2000 from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She earned a DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2010. She was a faculty member at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1994 to 2002, International Institute of Chinese Medicine 2002-2003, and Southwest Acupuncture College in 2003. Dr. Zhang has been a faculty member at OCOM since 2004.
Courses: Chinese Clinical Medicine: Acupuncture Therapeutics VII (Geriatrics), Chinese Clinical Medicine: Herbal Therapeutics VII (Geriatrics)


Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) Program

The clinical DAOM degree program’s distinguished faculty strives to advance and expand the vast knowledge base of acupuncture and Chinese medicine through a research-informed process of clinical inquiry, integrative collaboration, scholarship, mentoring, and anecdotal reflection among peer practitioners.

The majority of our lecturers maintain active practices in addition to their teaching duties; many are experts in the college’s specialization areas of women’s health and healthy aging, as well as other areas of in-depth study.

DAOM Studies – Core Faculty

Ed Chiu, DAOM, LAc received his BA in biology from Harvard University in 1995 and his MAc from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1999, with additional training in Japanese acupuncture styles. He continued his studies in Taiwan interning at several integrated hospitals and studying with master acupuncturists in traditional apprenticeships. He had a private practice in Boston, and participated as an acupuncturist in research at Massachusetts General Hospital, before moving to Oregon to pursue his doctoral degree. He received his DAOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008, and maintains a private practice in Vancouver, Washington.
Courses: Clinical Case Studies

Zhaoxue Lu, DMed (China), PhD, LAc is Associate Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Chair of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for the DAOM program. He received his BMed in TCM orthopedics and traumatology from Chengdu University of TCM in 1994 and earned a DMed in internal medicine from the same institution, where he specialized in endocrine and metabolic disorders. He served as Staff Physician at Chengdu University of TCM and its teaching hospital. His areas of expertise include endocrinology, metabolic disorders, and orthopedics/traumatology. In his role as Chair of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, he coordinates the lecturers and supervisors who teach in the DAOM program, including visiting Chinese faculty. In addition to providing clinical leadership and academic oversight, he also teaches various course segments in the DAOM program, and supervises in the college’s DAOM clinic.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Case Presentations and Analysis; Clinical Peer Presentations; Clinical Collaboration; Clinical Supervisor

Henry McCann, DAOM, LAc received his AOM diploma from New England School of Acupuncture in 1999 and his DAOM degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. He is a faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-NY, and is the president of the New Jersey State Acupuncture Examining Board. He has a private practice in Madison, New Jersey and Boston, Massachusetts.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Advanced Classical Chinese Texts; Clinical Case Studies; Clinical Supervisor

Jaime Ralston-Wilson, DAOM, LAc is the Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies and Chair of the DAOM Clinic. She received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2009 and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from Bastyr University in 2013. Dr. Ralston-Wilson has been in practice since 2009. From 2013 to 2021, she worked as a licensed acupuncturist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital where she actively contributed to the development of the inpatient acupuncture program working primarily with hospitalized and medically complex pediatric patients. She is the lead or co-author of several publications spanning 2013-2020, including an article titled, “The Feasibility of Developing an Inpatient Acupuncture Program at a Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospital,” which was considered groundbreaking work in the U.S. on providing inpatient acupuncture services for pediatric patients. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University and OCOM.
Courses: Clinical Internship; Clinical Theater; Clinical Seminar; Professional Development: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Research

Erika Sigrist, ND, MAcOM, LAc is the Chair of Integrative Medicine for the DAOM program. Dr. Sigrist earned a BA from University of Oregon in 2002, her ND degree in 2008 from National University of Natural Medicine, and her MAcOM from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2011. She has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2012. Dr. Sigrist has been a member of the OCOM faculty and clinical faculty since 2012.
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives, Clinical Seminar


Distinguished Guest Lecturers and Supervisors – Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc received her BA in biochemistry and psychology from Evergreen State College in 1975. She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1976 and helped found the Pain and Stress Relief Program at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston. She co-founded Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1983 and earned her ND from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1989. She maintains an active private practice.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Katherine Annala, DAOM, LAc earned a BA from Portland State University in 1989, her MAcOM in 2012 and DAOM in 2022 from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is a fourth-generation native Oregonian and enjoys sewing projects and hiking in the Pacific Northwest woods foraging for mushrooms. She had a private practice in Portland, Oregon from 2013 to 2020. Dr. Annala has been a member of the OCOM faculty since 2016. She is the Associate Dean of Clinical Education, and currently serves as the secretary of the college’s Faculty Senate.
Courses: Professional Development: Teaching Skills

Judith Boice, ND, LAc graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1994 and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1996. She worked for several years at Cancer Treatment Centers of America Southwestern Regional Medical Center and has been in practice for more than 25 years. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO) and Senior Vitalist of the Naturopathic Medical Institute. Dr. Boice currently practices in southern Oregon.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Biomedical Perspectives; Clinical Seminar; Clinical Supervisor

Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, MS, LAc has trained some 270 acupuncture students and practitioners in the care of inpatients at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn. Her study of acupuncture during birth (2009) was the first in the United States, as was her 2015 PhD study on acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation (2015). Her book, Acupressure and Acupuncture During Birth, was published in 2019. Claudia is an active practitioner, educator and peer reviewer, serving on the board of the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM) and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine (JICM).
Courses: Professional Development: Research Grand Rounds

Misha Cohen, OMD, LAc was trained at Lincoln Hospital’s Detox Program in the South Bronx under the auspices of the Quebec School of Acupuncture and at the San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where she received her OMD in gynecology. She is the Clinical Director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Executive Director of the MRCE Foundation, Research/Education Chair of Quan Yin Healing Arts Center and Research Specialist V at the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging. Dr. Cohen has been practicing traditional Asian medicine for the past 33 years, has written numerous articles and contributed to several books. She is recognized internationally as a senior teacher and expert in traditional Chinese medicine and regularly trains medical doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners in Europe and the U.S. in gynecology, HIV, hepatitis, and other subjects. Her collaboration with Western physicians at San Francisco General Hospital in a double-blind placebo pilot clinical trial using Chinese herbal medicine for HIV+ persons led to the first peer-reviewed published study of Chinese herbal medicine for HIV (JAIDS, 1996). Currently, she is the principal investigator in a HIV/HPV cancer prevention study at UCSF and has completed three additional university studies.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Lisa Conboy, MA, MS, ScD is a social epidemiologist and a sociologist with an interest in the associations between social factors and health. 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 also the Research Committee chair at the American Association of Acupuncturists, with a research portfolio that includes research in the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and other holistic and mind-body therapies. Her time is divided between teaching research methodology to students, both in the classroom and via guided projects, and writing and executing funded projects that explore the effectiveness and mechanisms of Chinese medicine using a varied toolkit of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She is published in the areas of women’s health, integrative medicine, and qualitative research methodology.
Courses: Professional Development: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Research

Ardith Z. Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN is a Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science, College of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Doorenbos’ research is centered on pain and symptom management. Dr. Doorenbos is a distinguished researcher with a well-funded program of research that has received more than $60 million in funding. Her grant portfolio is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, and other professional sources. She has sustained a record of more than 200 peer-reviewed, data-based publications in nursing and multidisciplinary journals. In 2010, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and, in 2018, was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.
Courses: Professional Development: Research Grand Rounds

Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, MS, LAc, FABORM received her Master of Science from Bastyr University and her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is an internationally recognized and award-winning clinician and researcher with research interests that have focused on acupuncture and integrative medicine treatments to support in vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility, women’s health, and pelvic pain.
Courses: Professional Development: Research Grand Rounds

Wen Jiang, PhD (China), LAc earned a Bachelor of Science in TCM from Shandong University of TCM in 1992, received a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Shandong University of TCM in Jinan, China in 2000, and received a PhD in acupuncture from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China in 2005. She worked as a physician and acupuncturist at the Fourth Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University of TCM and Tianjin Weixie Hospital from 1992 to 2005. She specializes in TCM gynecology and neurology. From 2005 to 2013, she was full-time faculty at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and practiced at their TCM Health Center. She has published in the areas of needling techniques and acupuncture for gynecological and neurological problems.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Hong Jin, DAOM, LAc received her BMed degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NUTCM) and was an intern and physician at the university’s affiliated hospital. In 1987, she studied medical education and English at the Ministry of Health English Training Center, Xian Medical University, Xian, Shanxi. She taught at NUTCM for four years. Since 1992, she has been lecturing on TCM in the United States as a representative and ambassador of the Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Center, World Health Organization Center on Traditional Medicine, and NUTCM. She received her DAOM degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Li Jin, DAOM, LAc received her BMed from Chengdu University of TCM in 1993 and her doctoral degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2005, specializing in women’s health. She taught traditional Chinese medicine to medical doctors at Medicine College of Complementary Medicine in Israel for three years before she became a faculty member at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1998. She was a faculty member at Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 1999 to 2002 and is currently a faculty member at American Academy of Oriental Medicine and Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist in both Washington and California and maintains a private practice in Seattle.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Greg Livingston, PhD (China), LAc earned a master's in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute (1997) in California, and a PhD in Clinical Chinese Medicine from Zhejiang Chinese Medicine University (2009) in Hangzhou, China. Dr. Livingston has a unique background among Chinese medicine practitioners in the West, having completed a Chinese medicine PhD in China, entirely in Chinese, and being one of the few Westerners licensed to practice Chinese medicine in China. During his 10+ years in China, he studied with many senior-level doctors, spending thousands of hours in clinic with them and seeing tens of thousands of patients. During this time, he also built and maintained a busy practice in local and international hospitals and clinics in Hangzhou and Shanghai. Dr. Livingston has over 25 years of clinical experience specializing in general internal medicine with an emphasis on cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. In 2013, he relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he was a core faculty member at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) from 2013 through 2019. He currently resides in Seattle where he teaches at Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, maintaining a private practice in both Portland and Seattle.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Arya Nielsen, PhD has been an acupuncturist for over 45 years and authored the definitive textbook on traditional East Asian gua sha. She has a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies, integrative medicine, and health research. As an Assistant Clinical Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Family Medicine Community Health, Dr. Nielsen studies nonpharmacologic pain care, specifically acupuncture therapies for acute and chronic pain. She is a senior acupuncture consultant on two NIH-funded multi-site trials: acupuncture for low back pain in adults 65 and older (HEAL grant) and acupuncture for acute pain in the Emergency Department. She is past co-chair of the Pain Task Force and past Executive Board member of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine Health; she also served on a 2014 Joint Commission Stakeholder Panel on pain that supported their 2018 mandate to provide nonpharmacologic options in hospital settings.
Courses: Professional Development: Research Grand Rounds

Robert Quinn, DAOM, LAc earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in Chinese medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1998 and 2008, respectively. His doctoral capstone project was on the topic of “Wholeness in Traditional East Asian Medicine.” He is a faculty member at National University of Natural Medicine, and has a private practice in southeast Portland.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Angie Rademacher, ND, LAc is an integrative medicine practitioner joining Naturopathic, Chinese and Western medicine. She has a private practice in Portland, Oregon and additionally practices integrative oncology at Oregon Health and Science University, where she provides acupuncture and naturopathic services with the hematology oncology division. Dr. Rademacher has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. As a registered nurse, she specialized in oncology nursing. She pursued her studies in holistic medicine and graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine, where she completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree followed by a two-year residency at the An Hao Natural Health Care Clinic. She later completed the Human Investigations Program certificate through Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute. Dr. Rademacher has enjoyed the transition to primary care and integrative oncology work providing a holistic approach to health care.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Judith Schlaeger, PhD, CNM, LAc, FACNM, FAAN is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development Nursing Science at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Schlaeger is focused on the development of translational treatments for chronic pain and chronic disease symptoms. She has an extensive background as a practicing licensed acupuncturist where she developed her interest in researching pain; and as a certified nurse midwife where she developed her interest in developing treatments for vulvodynia, a chronic pain syndrome, which has no consistently effective treatments. Dr. Schlaeger has been funded as principal investigator on multiple NIH studies. 
Courses: Professional Development: Research Grand Rounds

Rosa N. Schnyer, DAOM, IFMCP, LAc is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine (DAOM) and certified Functional Medicine practitioner (IFM), a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin, and adjunct faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). Dr. Schnyer is the author of “Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression; A Manual for Practice and Research” and “Curing Depression with Chinese Medicine” and lectures extensively on mental wellness. She has served as past co-president of the Society for Acupuncture Research and as a research consultant to Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, The Beijing Children’s Hospital, and the New England School of Acupuncture. As a practitioner for over 35 years, Dr. Schnyer has pioneered innovative research methodologies that better reflect clinical practice. She maintains a private practice in Austin, TX where she offers an emergent whole person approach that integrates Chinese medicine and Functional medicine principles and practices, to support the management of chronic illness and stress related disorders.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Professional Development: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Research); Clinical Supervisor

Jonathan Siman, DACM, MS, LAc serves as the Manager for the Integrative Medicine Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. He is also an Oncology Acupuncturist and a Research Associate with the Greenlee Studies Team. He studied Biological Anthropology at Tufts University and went on to receive his doctoral degree from Pacific College of Health and Science. Prior to joining Fred Hutch, he worked as a clinical and research acupuncturist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. His research work examines the potential benefits of acupuncture in the integrative oncology setting. He is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology, the Society for Acupuncture Research, the American Society of Acupuncturists, and the Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association.
Courses: Professional Development: Research Grand Rounds

Yiwen Su, MCTCM, EAMP began his TCM study in 1980 at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, where he earned his master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine. After graduation, he received one year additional clinical training in Dermatology and General Surgery in the Hospital of Sichuan Province. He maintains a private practice in Seattle and teaches classes in internal medicine and dermatology at SIOM.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Lisa Tongel, LAc received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1998. Before starting her acupuncture practice, she worked for five years as a medical assistant to obstetricians and gynecologists at the Feminist Women’s Health Center and Everywoman’s Health. In 2000, she was one of the first acupuncturists in Portland to begin collaborating with fertility specialists. She is an acupuncture team member at Oregon Reproductive Medicine and is credentialed with Oregon Health and Science University to provide on-site acupuncture treatments.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Ying Wang, MD earned her MD in TCM from Heilongjiang University of TCM, China, in 1988. She practiced as a physician at the First Hospital of Harbin Medical University and Hospital of TCM of Heilongjiang University in China from 1983 to 1993 and has worked at Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center for 10 years. Dr. Wang has been an associate professor and a core faculty at Bastyr University since 1996 teaching both didactic and clinical courses, and helping to establish Bastyr's DAOM program clinic training site where she supervises TCM oncology shifts at the Bastyr Center for Nature Health. Dr. Wang also maintains a private practice on Mercer Island where her practice focuses on internal medicine, women's health, complementary cancer care, and pain-related conditions.
Courses: Advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Clinical Supervisor

Distinguished Guest Lecturers – Integrative Medicine

Dawn Dickson, LICSW is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle, Washington. The foundation of her work rests in Jungian theory/Analytical Psychology and depth work with a subspecialty in treating complex trauma. She is trained in psychodynamic theory and practice, EMDR, Sand-play, mindfulness practices, and ketamine-assisted therapy. She has also trained with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies to become an MDMA-assisted therapist when it becomes FDA approved. She provides clinical supervision for clinicians seeking licensure. She has a deep interest in indigenous wisdom, mythology, alchemy, and all matters of the soul.
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives

Alethea Fleming, ND is a passionate advocate for naturopathic geriatric medicine. She is a Bastyr University graduate and earned a certificate in Gerontology from the University of Washington. Dr. Fleming is the owner of the Vital Aging Clinic in Anacortes, Washington, where she has provided care to elders and someday-elders for more than a dozen years. Dr. Fleming is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University and Middle Way Acupuncture Institute as well as a proud member of AGS, WANP, and AANP. 
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives

Geoff Geness, DC, LAc received his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from the University of Western States in 2007, and his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from OCOM in 2012. He is one of the few dual-licensed practitioners in the state, providing comprehensive chiropractic, acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine care to students, veterans, accident victims, and the public at his clinic in Ashland, Oregon. Dr. Geness is also an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University.
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives

Angela Hardin, ND earned a BS from Texas State University in 2008 and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from National University of Natural Medicine in 2019. Dr. Hardin has been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2022 with focus on integrative mental health, chronic pain, dysautonomias and autoimmune diseases. She has been an Adjunct Faculty Member at the National University of Natural Medicine since 2022 training/mentoring medical students on clinical rotations. 
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives

Meg Hayes, MD received her degree from Oregon Health & Science University in 1994 and completed her residency there in family medicine. Her practice includes the full spectrum of family medicine including obstetrics. Her professional interests focus on the integration of complementary and alternative practices, including acupuncture.
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives

Nathalie Johnson, MD, FACS – Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate work at Howard University, medical school at the University of Virginia, and training as a surgical oncologist at University of Southern California. Dr. Johnson is the current medical director of Legacy Cancer Institute where, during her 30-year career, she has developed a nationally recognized, multi-specialty cancer care program. Under her leadership, Legacy Cancer Institute became the first cancer provider in the state to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for over 15 years running placing it among the top programs in the country. Dr. Johnson is a surgical oncologist, national leader in the fields of breast cancer research and awareness, a prolific speaker, author and advocate. Contributing often to scientific literature, she is active in a wide range of regional and national breast cancer research and healthcare initiatives, and is deeply passionate about health equity. 
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives

Sheila Mitchell, MD received her BA from University of California, Los Angeles in 1977 and her MD from La Salle University (Mexico) in 1982. She completed her medical residency at the University of Southern California where she was Chief Resident, 1986-1987. She is currently a physician in private practice in Vancouver, Washington where she founded the Spirit of Health Wellness Clinic, an integrated clinic of health care practitioners including two medical doctors, a nurse practitioner, a naturopathic physician, and a licensed acupuncturist. She travels frequently to South America to study indigenous methods of healing.
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives

Lisa Shaver, ND, LAc graduated from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a master’s of science in Oriental medicine. She co-founded and runs Everyday Wellness Clinic in downtown Portland, where she maintains a private practice. She is an adjunct professor at the National University of Natural Medicine.
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives

Brian Willis, MD, PhD received his BS in biology from Pacific Lutheran University in 1977, his PhD in anatomy from University of Illinois Chicago Health Sciences Center in 1981, and his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1985. He completed his residency in internal medicine in 1988 and a fellowship in gastroenterology in 1990 at Oregon Health & Science University. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He served as anatomy instructor at the Chicago Medical School, Roosevelt University, and Mount Hood Community College, and is currently a clinical instructor in gastroenterology at Oregon Health & Science University. He has a practice in gastroenterology and is Director of the Hepatitis Clinic at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon.
Courses: Biomedical Perspectives