Board of Directors 2019-2020

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.

Click here for Board Position Descriptions

President  
Aubry Fisher, L.Ac.

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 four 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. 

ASA Liaison
Elaine Wolf Komarow 

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.”

Mark Bozislaw
Membership Liaison 

Mark Bozislaw earned his master’s degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicne from the top-ranked Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. After receiving his master’s, due in part to his passion for the medicine, he decided to continue his education by enrolling in the doctoral program at Five Branches University in San Jose, CA (expected graduation 2019). He commute to California at least once per month to pursue his studies.

Mark was born in the Midwest and raised primarily in South-Central Florida. He received his initial undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with concentrations in Political Science and Environmental Policy from the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg. Additionally, he received, in conjunction with his MAOM, a Bachelor of Heath Sciences.

His interest in acupuncture stemmed from a deep interest in Asian culture and language, as well as a keen awareness and desire in helping to alleviate the suffering of others. He currently works in Alexandria, Virginia at Caring Acupuncture and recently moved from Woodbridge to Arlington, along with his 1-year-old Manx, Koshka.

Treasurer
Sarah Steed, L.Ac.

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. 


ACUPUNCTURE SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA
P.O. BOX 1125
WARRENTON, VA 20188
www.acusova.com  |  acusova@gmail.com 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software