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 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. 

Jennifer Surjana - Recording Secretary

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 4 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.

Suzanne Vance - Treasurer

Suzanne is a Virginia State Licensed Acupuncturist, a New Mexico State Board Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and a Diplomate in Acupuncture, certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is also a Licensed Acupuncturist in West Virginia and Hawaii. 

Suzanne graduated from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1989 with a master’s degree in Acupuncture.  She also studied in China at the Chengdu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Harbin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She is currently a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine candidate at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Suzanne is a highly experienced general practitioner who specializes in whole food nutrition and neuro emotional acupuncture balance techniques. She is the owner of Shimmer Valley Wellness Center in Charlottesville, VA.  

Suzanne brings her experience of working with many state acupuncture boards from around the country to ASVA.  She is honored to serve on the Board.

Vivianne Gantous - ASA Representative

Bio coming soon


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