Board of Directors 2021 - 2023

Service on the ASVA Board is open to any Virginia licensed acupuncturist who is a current member of ASVA. 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.  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!  If you are interested in board service, contact the current ASVA board by e-mail at 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

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Jennifer Surjana - President

Jennifer is a reproductive health specialist and the owner of Source Integrative Health, a holistic fertility clinic in Norfolk VA. Jennifer received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree from the Pacific College of Health and Sciences in 2020 and her Master of Science degree in TCM from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006. She moved to VA from the west coast 6 years ago, and she is proud to be able to support couples in the Hampton Roads area.  

Recognizing the important place ASVA holds for our profession, Jennifer is honored to do her part to support acupuncturists in Virginia by serving on the ASVA Board of Directors.

Haley Parker - Vice President 

Haley is a Virginia State Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, a New Mexico State Board Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) 

Haley received her Master’s Degree in The Science of Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Haley’s background as a Division 1 athlete contributed to her successful strategy working with student-athletes on sports-related psychologically, competitive performance, and nutritional aspects for their athletic training. Haley’s passion for athletics and physical fitness continued to serve her as she worked as the resident acupuncturist at the prominent El Gancho Racquet and Fitness Club in Santa Fe, New Mexico before she joined Princess Cruise Lines to travel the world for 5 years. Over this time, she became extremely proficient at teaching acupuncture to guests and jump-starting their healing while they were on vacation. Haley currently works for Palmercare Chiropractic in two locations in Northern Virginia.

Haley looks forward to joining the ASVA team and become a part of the holistic- acupuncture movement across the legislative and healthcare systems. She was inspired to get more informed and involved through her work with her colleagues in the State and wants to continue to encourage our professional network and group representation. 

Elaine Wolf Komarrow - Recording Secretary 

Elaine Wolf Komarow is the owner of Sirius Acupuncture in Annandale, Virginia. She graduated from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now MUIH) in the mid-1990s. In 1995, she became the 4th licensed acupuncturist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Throughout the course of her career, she has been very active in promoting the acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine profession. She is a former ASVA President and AAAOM board member. She also served on the Advisory Board on Acupuncture for 10 years. Elaine is a member and supporter of POCA. She has been writing about the profession in her blog since 2013.

Elaine joined the ASVA Board of Directors (again!) because: “It’s important to me that Acupuncture continues to be available to the growing number of people who want it. Demand for acupuncture is growing, but the profession is not keeping up with that demand. I’ve learned a lot from my years in the trenches, and I want to share that knowledge before I finally head for the woods. We worked too hard to get where we are to let it slip away.”

Vivianne Gantous - ASA Representative

Vivianne has been in practice for over 18 years specializing in internal medicine and autoimmune patients. She integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine with Bio-Energetics and Functional Medicine. She is currently focusing on supporting post-partum women and has created an East/West program approach to address post-partum issues. You can find her online for telemedicine appointments and in person at Boundless Well-Being, an Integrative Eastern Medicine clinic in Virginia Beach, Va.

Vivianne received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Sciences and her Masters of Arts degree from Emperor’s College in 2004. She received her BS from Johns Hopkins Accelerated Nursing Program in 2000. Vivianne has three girls and honored to share her knowledge both as a practitioner and as a mother to navigate patients through their current diagnoses and treatment options and to guide new parents through the post-partum period.

Vivianne celebrates the profession and is grateful to support the ASVA as the ASA representative of Virginia. She believes it’s important to keep abreast of what’s happening within the profession and participate in creating a plan for its future.

Ericka Schaefer - Treasurer

Ericka received her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science degree in Chinese Nutrition from Midwest College (MCOM) in 2019. The following year, she moved from Wisconsin to Virginia and started her acupuncture career. She is honored to be able to serve the Northern Virginia community. 

Ericka values the work and mission of ASVA to maintain representation for our profession and availability of care to Virginia residents. 

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