Current ASVA Board
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.
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.
Member at Large
Rebecca Reynolds L.Ac.
Rebecca Reynolds holds a Master and Bachelor of Science in nursing. She received a postgraduate nurse practitioner certificate from Saint Catherine University in St. Paul Minnesota while a working in Indian Health Service, and a master of science in nursing from Catholic University of America in Washington. During her Nurse Practitioner career, she traveled extensively while in the Foreign Service, providing health care to the American diplomatic community overseas. In Sri Lanka she began to study acupuncture, her enthusiasm for acupuncture continued when she saw such positive results.
She has graduated from the MiddleWay Acupuncture Institute in Washington State, and receiving her certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is licensed to practice by the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a solo acupuncture practitioner in the Ballston/Arlington area in shared office with Dr. Cheryl Gottesfeld, DC.
Carol recently moved her practice to Old Town Alexandria after working in the Del Ray Alexandria neighborhood for many years. She has a strong orthorpedic background as a PT (20+ yrs), and loves what the acupuncture does on all levels (11+yrs).
Carol has been a board member since 2012 and is currently in charge of Membership.
Rebecca Berkson is a provider of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, VA, which specializes in chronic pain and illness. She is a licensed acupuncturist and is a NCCAOM Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Rebecca has been an ASVA member since moving to Virginia from Seattle, WA in 2014. She became the Secretary of the ASVA board in 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.