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 the spring ASVA seminar 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


Joanie Stewart L.Ac.


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

Vice President
Stephanie Pina L.Ac.

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.

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


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 L.Ac.


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 graduated with a MS degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 2013.  She earned a MS degree in Physiology and Complementary and Alternative Medicine from Georgetown University in 2007.  She did her undergraduate studies at Dickinson College studying biological sciences.

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

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

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