Board of Directors 2020 - 2021

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 acusova@gmail.com. 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.

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Elaine Wolf Komarow
President 

Elaine Wolf Komarow is the owner of Sirius Acupuncture in Annadale, 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.”

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. 

Aubry Fisher
Recording Secretary

Aubry Fisher earned her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Currently, she practices at The Wellness Connection in Stone Ridge, VA where her focus is on treating pain disorders, psycho-emotional problems, and women's health. She is a former adjunct professor and clinical supervisor for the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine. 

Aubry first become interested in acupuncture and Chinese medicine while working in the legal field as a personal injury paralegal. During this time, she worked with numerous individuals suffering from debilitating physical trauma and chronic pain. Aubry began researching alternative health care modalities as a mean to address the unique needs of her clients. Through her research, she discovered a passion for the healing arts and ultimately decided to pursue her desire to help others through holistic medicine. 

Aubry has served on the ASVA Board of Directors for the past five years as Recording Secretary, Vice President, and President. She also manages all things IT for the Acupuncture Society of Virginia. She joined the ASVA Board of Directors to help promote and protect the profession. She dreams of a day when acupuncture is the default treatment strategy for most conditions and there is a unified voice to the profession. 

Sarah Steed, L.Ac.
Treasurer

Sarah graduated from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2001 with a Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been in private practice for over 15 years. She currently practices in Warrenton, Virginia. 

Edward Vernon
ASA Representative

Bio coming soon!



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