Organizational Chart

The chart below demonstrates the governance of Minnesota Acupuncture Association (MAA).
  • Our general membership elects a Board, approves an annual budget, and votes on any changes to bylaws.

  • The Governing Board, in turn, is tasked with making and implementing policy decisions, and coordinating the work of the committees.

  • Committees are tasked with carrying out the organizational goals.

     


 

 

Governing Board | Committee Chairs

The purpose of the Minnesota Acupuncture Association's Governing Board is to provide governance for the good of the Association. The Board and/or its members shall:

  • Provide the source for officer candidates and elect the Officers
  • May serve as a member liaison of each standing committee. 
  • Make policy decisions, which shall bind the Association, subject to ratification at the annual membership meeting unless voted down by membership. 
  • Ratify Executive Committee decisions made between Board meetings. 
  • Implement policy decisions. 

Current Board goals are to:

  1. Increase active, satisfied and committed membership.
  2. Create and pass proactive legislation.
  3. Produce and develop effective, consistent, professional PR/Marketing.
  4. Develop effective administration and governance.
  5. Create positive professional networks.

2020 Board of Directors



Dr. Nick Dougherty, DAOM, Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM), L.Ac.

President

Nick is a 2009 graduate of the Master's program at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). In 2018, Nick completed his Doctorate course work at AAAOM with a focus on Reproductive and Mental health conditions. Nick currently works in private practice in Burnsville, MN as well as with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.




Dr. Korina St. John, DACM,(NCCAOM), MSTOM, L.Ac.

Vice President & Public Relations Chair

Dr K has over 20 years of experience and advanced training in Integrative Medicine.  She founded Healthy Happy Whole, LLC in 2003, and currently practices as a board-certified, Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine.  Dr K received her graduate degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and completed post-graduate hospital rotations and specialized training at Liaoning University teaching hospital in Shenyang, China.  She completed a research-based graduate program in a Complementary Medicine & Wellness at Oakland University in 2003.  



Dr. Angie Weber, DCM, Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM), L.Ac.

Treasurer  

Dr. Angie utilizes modern acupuncture techniques to treat pain, injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and internal conditions. By combining her years of training in the healthcare industry, sports science, and specialized training in Zhengzhou, China, she is able to integrate Chinese medicine with her Western medical background to provide excellent patient care.




Lynn Weatherson, B.A. Health Education, MAc., Dipl. Acu (NCCAOM) L.Ac., Certified Massage Therapist 

Secretary

Practice philosophy: I believe that the body is capable of being it's own natural healer when given an integrated approach; a unique blend of Western medicine and natural health care options like acupuncture, good nutrition, essential oils and massage therapy.





Aaron Schindler, M.Om., Dipl Acu (NCCAOM) L.Ac.

 Legislative Committee Chair

Aaron is a a 2008 graduate from the Masters of Oriental Medicine program at Northwestern Health Sciences University's College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and maintains a private practice in Minneapolis and works at Everspring Health Cooperative. He has his Bachelors degree in Biology from University of Minnesota Mankato.  He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician with 20 years experience in various clinical settings.




Dr. Jodi L. Peltier, DAOM, MOm, (NCCAOM),  L.Ac.  

Director

Founder of Wren Health, Dr. Peltier is triple Board Certified in Acupuncture Medicine and has spent an additional two years as an on-site Advanced Practice Doctoral Fellow & Resident. Her functional education bridges the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine.






Amy Sanda,M.Om., Dipl Acu (NCCAOM), MSTOM, L.Ac.

Alternate Director 

Amy received a Master’s degree in Traditional Asian Medicine from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2006.  She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in English, and Communications, and a minor in Psychology, from Gustavus Adolphus College. She looks forward to learning more about the MAA, and assist in educating the public about the benefits of acupuncture through publicity and articles.




Cindy Pearson-Cater, MSW

Student Director 

Currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.






Kailee Carlson, RN

Student Director

Kailee is currently studying for her Doctorate of Chinese Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University and working part time as a Registered Nurse.  When she isn’t studying or working, she loves to travel, hike up mountains, spend time with family and friends, and do anything active!





Join Our Board of Directors 

We are actively seeking qualified candidates for the following Board of Director positions:

  • Committee Volunteers
  • Student Directors 
  • Volunteers always needed for event planning, continuing education, community outreach and other capacity building initiatives

Interested in joining? Click here to download a Board Application.

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