Board of Directors 2014-2015

Service on the ASVA Board is open to any Virginia licensed acupuncturist who is a current member of ASVA. Board members attend all ASVA seminars for free!

Working with the ASVA board is an excellent way to be of service to the acupuncture community, build professional contacts, and make a difference!

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If you are interested in board service, contact the current ASVA board by email at acusova@gmail.com.


   President
   Sarah Shupe Hung L.Ac.

   703-217-7124 
   info@acupuncturealexandria.com
   www.acupuncturealexandria.com


Sarah Shupe, L.Ac., licensed to practice in Virginia in 2007.  Sarah became a member of ASVA in 2007 when she moved to Virginia.  Her first term on the ASVA Board of Directors began in 2011. Prior to taking on the role of President in 2014, she served as Secretary and Vice President. 

Before acupuncture school, Sarah attended Michigan State University and graduated in 2001 with a BS in Physiology.  She chose to continue her education at the  Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, graduating with her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2004.  Before moving to VA, she practiced in Southern Louisiana for 2 1/2 years in at an integrated medical clinic.  She moved to Northern Virginia in 2007 to begin her private practice.  She currently practices in Alexandria and Burke, VA. 

Treasurer
Joanie Stewart L.Ac.

941-685-3400 drjoanie@joaniestewart.com         www.joaniestewart.com



Joanie graduated from the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL, as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture Physician in 2006.  After 2 years in private practice, Joanie spent the following year at the prestigious St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA.  She then relocated to Virginia, and began working at the Back to Health Center in Old Town Alexandria, where she specializes in Pain Management.

With more than 25 years experience in both Eastern and Western medicine, Joanie has worked as a medical writer for CBS/Medscape (now WebMD), editorial director at the former Lifetime Medical Television, and as a Yoga Therapist and instructor.  She is also trained in Cranio Sacral Therapy, Body Talk Access, and the MeiZen method of acupuncture for facial rejuvenation.  

Joanie became Board Treasurer of ASVA in 2012, and is happy to be serving her second term.


Legislative Liaison
Cathlene Heideman, MSN, ANP-BC, L.Ac.

703-786-8779
info@acupuncturebycathy.com
www.acupuncturebycathy.com

Cathy has been a nurse for 35 years, a nurse practitioner for 26 years, a college teacher for 10 years, and an acupuncturist for 3 years.  Cathy joined the ASVA board as secretary in 2013 and is happy to now work as your legislative liaison. 

Cathy graduated from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in 2011.  Already living in Virginia and working as a Nurse Practitioner in Integrative Medicine she then added acupuncture to the practice.  In 2013 she opened a private acupuncture practice in West Springfield.

Vice President
Stephanie Pina L.Ac.
   703-698-7117   spinanmd@yahoo.com  www.rosellecare.com

Stephanie Pina began working for the Roselle Center of Healing in Fairfax, Virginia in 2010.  In 2005 she completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine located in Tempe, AZ and opened a private practice.  While training at SCNM she was first introduced to Chinese medicine and returned back to school to complete a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.  She is a NCCAOM Diplomat of Oriental Medicine since 2009.
 
Stephanie has been a Fellow and member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) since 2012.  She has written for national health and educational magazines including The Townsend Letter and To Your Health magazine.  She can also be heard as a guess host on the radio show Dr. Tom Roselle Live.  Her goal is to educate people about the importance of being proactive in their health and combining the best of all types of medicine.

Membership
Carol Whitmire P.T., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

202-746-3830

Secretary
Rebecca Berkson L.Ac.

Member-at-Large
Ronald Greathead

Board members serve for a term of two years, and can serve for no more than 3 consecutive terms. Members are elected yearly at the annual meeting.  If there is a vacant spot or an officer has resigned mid-term, a member may be appointed by the board and ratified by the membership at the subsequent annual meeting. 

If you are unable to serve on the board, but would like to serve on a committee or be a regional representative for ASVA, please contact the ASVA board at acusova@gmail.com.

ASVA
Acupuncture Society of Virginia
2308 Mt Vernon Ave #218
Alexandria, VA 22301

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