Please Note: D.O.M. (Doctor of Oriental Medicine) is the title granted by the state of New Mexico upon licensing. L. Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist) is the title granted by the state of Colorado upon licensing.
Valerie Hobbs, B.G.S., M.S.O.M., Dipl. O.M., L. Ac., Full Professor
Valerie Hobbs received a diploma in acupuncture from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado in 1995 and was certified in Traditional Chinese Medical Gynecology from Blue Poppy Seminars in 1997. She finished the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in 2007. Before studying acupuncture, she was a Registered Midwife in the state of Colorado and maintained a private practice in midwifery from 1979 to 1995. Additionally, she was licensed as an EMT-Paramedic and worked on rural ambulance service in Ohio from 1983-1986. She specializes in TCM gynecology and sports acupuncture, and was one of two acupuncturists who worked at the Olympic Village in Atlanta in 1996. She was formerly the editor of the Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, and served as the association’s Vice-President 2001-2004. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Valerie has been the Campus Director of the Boulder campus since 1999. She teaches Obstetrics and Gynecology and supervises clinic for the Boulder Campus.
Mei Lie Benink, A.A., B.A., Dipl. O.M., L. Ac., Full Professor
Mei Lie Benink received her Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1995. She holds a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine and has a private practice in Denver. Mei Lie supervises clinic for the Boulder Campus.
Kandace Cahill, B.S., DAOM, L. Ac., Instructor
Kandace Cahill earned her Doctorate in Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012 with advanced specialization in women’s health and geriatrics. She graduated with her Master’s in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder in 2006 and has been in private practice since that time. Kandace’s clinical specialty is TCM gynecology and her practice is devoted to a wide array of women’s health conditions, as well as anxiety, stress, and insomnia. To date, she has published in two peer-reviewed TCM journals. She is a clinic supervisor at the Boulder campus.
Courtney Carag, N.D., MSAOM, Dipl. Ac., L. Ac., Instructor
Courtney Carag graduated from Bastyr University with a degree in naturopathic medicine in 2006. After completing internships at Chengdu University of TCM Hospital and Dongfang TCM Teaching Hospital in China and Yu clinic in Taiwan, Courtney finished her Bastyr University Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2007. Courtney is also NADA certified. She maintains a private practice at the Healing Village Collective in Denver, CO. Courtney teaches Differentiation of Disease.
Louis Cavallo, D.C., Instructor
Louis Cavallo attended New York Chiropractic College in New York and graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1997. Dr. Cavallo worked as a chiropractor in Philadelphia, PA and Woodbury Heights, NJ prior to relocating to Colorado in 2006. Dr. Cavallo has taught Anatomy and Physiology at Front Range Community College and he maintains a private chiropractic practice in Longmont, Colorado. He teaches the Orthopedic Anatomy elective/specialty topic course.
Carol Conigliaro, B.A., Dipl., Ac., L. Ac., Associate Professor
Carol Conigliaro received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Biology from the University of Santa Barbara in 1985. She received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado in 2000. Since 2000, Carol has been in private practice in Lyons, Colorado. She is a clinic supervisor at the Boulder campus.
Jeffrey Dann, L. Ac., Ph.D., Full Professor
Jeffrey Dann received his B.A. in Anthropology pre-med from Dartmouth College in 1964, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Washington at Seattle in 1968. He did his doctoral fieldwork in Japan. Jeffrey has been an educator and community health practitioner for 40 years. He has taught at many schools including American Integrated Medicine College in Berkeley, California, Tri-State Acupuncture College in New York, and Portland Oregon Japanese Acupuncture. From 2008 to 2012 he has been the editor of The North American Journal of Oriental Medicine and also from 2008 to 2012 has been the Group Coordinator of the Tokyo International In-Touch Acupuncture seminars. From 1969 to 1994, Jeffrey was an anthropology instructor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. In Boulder for the past ten years, Jeffrey has been involved in the body-mind experiences of dance, movement, and somatic psychology. He is a senior staff instructor and dance community doctor in the intensive international young adult “rites of passage” work of Melissa Michaels’ Surfing the Creative Foundation. He has worked with men and young adults in exploring mind-body and emotion through dance and movement. He is a core facilitator for the Boulder Contact Improv Labs. Jeffrey supervises clinic for the Boulder Campus.
Amy Dickinson, B.A, MTCM, Dipl. Ac, NCCAOM, L. Ac, Associate Professor
Amy Dickinson received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Italian from the University of Colorado in 1997 and a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, CA. in 2003 She has been an English Language instructor in Japan and India, and has taught Adaptive and telemark skiing in Alaska and Colorado. Early in her career as an individual practitioner, she pioneered the Carriage House (now the Bridge House) Acupuncture program, which has grown into a Southwest Acupuncture College externship and serves hundreds of low-income and homeless residents annually. She has been in private practice in Boulder since 2003 and is past Vice President and Conference Chair of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado. She teaches Advanced Diagnosis, Sports medicine and supervises clinic at the Boulder campus.
Qiang D. (Daisy) Dong, M.H.A., M.A., Dipl. Ac., L. Ac., Full Professor
Daisy Dong completed her medical degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Department of Acupuncture and Tui-Na of the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (BCTCM) in 1984. She worked at BCTCM for six years as a lecturer and instructor for the Acupuncture Science courses of their International Training Program as well for two years working with their Medical Qi Gong Research Institute. Daisy was awarded a Master’s degree in International Health and Health Administration from Ohio University in 1997. She teaches Chinese Pharmacology, Traumatology and offers an elective in Reading Medical Chinese. She also supervises clinic for the Boulder Campus.
Garima Fairfax, Associate Professor
Garima Fairfax is a herbalist who has extensive experience with field identification and practical and medicinal application of native herbs. She studied Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara and at Santa Barbara City College for five years. During three years with the U.S. Forest Services, she was involved in an extensive identification and mapping of endangered plants in central coastal California, and compiled a book based on her ecological research. Garima has training in massage and aromatherapy and she has been an instructor for the past five years for the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies. She currently has a business growing herbs to use in her own line of herbal skin care products, and conducts classes on plant identification. Garima is the designer of the Boulder campus Five Element Garden. She teaches Western Herbology electives for the Boulder Campus.
Fan Dongming, Ph.D. TCM (China), M.D. (China), L. Ac., DipL. Ac., Full Professor
Fan Dongming received his Masters degree (1993) and Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1998 from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China. He is an honorary professor of Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. He has been working for the past twentytwo years as a Chinese Medicine doctor and has experience in treating difficult diseases, such as post- stroke, GBS, MS, pain management, diabetics, heart diseases, and cancers. He was the youngest specialist in Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine specialists clinic and an associate professor and medical doctor. Dongming was a clinical supervisor and teacher at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado from 2003 to 2008. Fan Dongming has published 37 papers in well-known journals of TCM. Dongming is the chief author in two of the eleven TCM books he published. His book Acupuncture Combining Chinese Herb Therapy is the first book on this topic. He has received national and province prizes, and two national patents in China. He was associate secretary of China TCM Association-Prescription Branch from 2000 to 2003. Fan teaches Herb Review, Techniques of Acupuncture & Moxibustion and supervises clinic at the Boulder campus.
Ann Foster, B.S., M.S., M.S.O.M., Dipl. Ac., L. Ac., Associate Professor
Ann Foster earned a B.S. in Secondary Education in 1972 from Northeast Louisiana University, a second one in Chemistry in 1980 from the University of Southern Mississippi, and an M.S. in Chemistry in 1982. She earned her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Boulder branch of Southwest Acupuncture College in 2004. Ann has four years teaching experience in high school chemistry, math, physics and environmental science and eight years experience in teaching chemistry at the baccalaureate level. She worked within the scientific community for fifteen years before entering acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Ann maintains a private practice in Boulder. She also teaches our Introduction to Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry and General Physics electives for the Boulder Campus.
Douglas Frank, B.S., Ed.M., C.M.T., Dipl. Ac., L. Ac., Instructor
Douglas Frank received a B.S. in history from the University of Akron in 1972. He then received an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from Kent State University in 1973. He earned his C.M.T. from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy in 1982. Douglas then did an acupuncture mentorship with Bob Flaws from 1983 to 1985. He received a Certificate in Acupuncture from Shanghai Acupuncture Center in 1985 and did Chinese herbal medicine study at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1987 to 1990. He received Jin Shin Jyutsu training in Boulder, Colorado from 1992 to 1994, Heart Essence Energy Work in Denver, Colorado from 2001 to 2006, and Bach Flower Training in Boulder, Colorado from 2006 to 2007. Douglas has an extensive and varied work history, but most recently he was an acupuncturist for the Center for Spinal Rehabilitation in Denver, Colorado from 1990 to 1995 and was an acupuncturist for the Colorado Back School in Denver, Colorado from 1987 to 1990. Since 1985, Douglas has maintained a private practice in Oriental medicine in Boulder, Colorado. He is a supervisor in the student clinic.
Susan Goldstone, L. Ac, Dipl. Ac, M.S.O.M., M.A., Instructor
Susan Goldstone graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.S. in Rehabilitation in 1976, then went on to receive a M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1981. This lead her into Health and Human Services for the next 14 years working as a counselor and administrator in various capacities in rehabilitation for the physically, mentally, emotionally and financially challenged population. She was also a Counselor and Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1986-1990. She attended the Body Therapy Institute, North Carolina in 1988 and became a Massage Therapist pursuing an emphasis in CranioSacral Technique through the Upledger Institute. She graduated with an M.S.O.M. degree in 1993 from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From 1993 to 2005, she studied Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis with Leon Hammer, MD and from 1999-2005 taught internationally as a Senior Faculty for Dragon Rises Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis. In 2010, she completed the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program with Whitfield Reaves. Susan has been a certified Acutonics Senior Faculty and practitioner since 2004. She began her private practice in 1993 in North Carolina and was an appointed member of the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board from 1995-2003. She was the President of the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 1995-1996. She currently has a private practice in Ft. Collins, Colorado and is a clinical supervisor at the Boulder campus.
Ted Hall, B.A., Dipl. Ac., D.O.M., L. Ac., Full Professor
Ted Hall specializes in Japanese styles of acupuncture and bodywork. Ted studied at the Kototama Institute from 1982 to 1984 and has also undertaken tutorial studies in Japanese acupuncture, along with several years of advanced bodywork training. He received a B.A. with honors in language and linguistics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1988. He received a diploma from a tutorial with Dr. Tom Duckworth (1989), and his New Mexico license and NCCA certification in 1990. He received his M.S.O.M. from Southwest Acupuncture College in 1999. He has previously taught at YoSan University and Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, as well as San Francisco State University and the Inochi Institute. Ted has also performed extensive volunteer clinical work in both Mexico and teen shelters in Santa Fe. He teaches Chinese Medical Theory I & ll, Oriental Physical Therapy I, Point Energetics, electives in Japanese style acupuncture such as Kototama Inochi Medicine, and is a clinical supervisor for the Boulder campus.
Nancy Harnum, B.S., M.S., R.N., Instructor
Nancy Harnum received her B.S. in Nursing in 1990 from Temple University and a Master of Science in Health Administration in 1995 from Central Michigan University. Nancy has worked in the healthcare profession for nearly 20 years and most recently has been working with the Jefferson County Department of Health in their H1N1 preparedness program. She teaches the Public Health/Epidemiology course.
Nina Herrick, B.A., M.A., Dipl. Ac., L. Ac., Full Professor
Nina Herrick received a Bachelor of Arts in English and completed pre-med studies from the State University of New York at Albany and West London Institute of Higher Education in 1978. She completed an M.A. in Journalism at CU Boulder in 1981. Nina completed her training in Chinese Medicine Theory and Acupuncture at the Dechen Yonten Dzo Institute of Buddhist Medicine, taught by Bob Flaws in 1990 and received a Diplomate in Acupuncture in 1991. She did additional training in herbology at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1991-1993. She has maintained a private practice in Oriental medicine in Boulder since 1991, working at Stillwater Health, Wellspring for Women, and Partners in Health. Nina teaches Intermediate Clinical Diagnosis, Chinese Herbal Patents and is a clinical supervisor for the Boulder campus.
Shawn Kirby, L. Ac., Dipl. O.M., M.S.O.M., Instructor
Shawn Kirby graduated from the University of Colorado in 1995 with a B.A. degree in Communications and went on to study at the Rolf Institute, graduating from their program in 2002. Shawn continued his studies at Southwest Acupuncture College, earning his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree in 2007. Since graduation, Shawn has worked as the Sales and Marketing Manager for Blue Poppy Enterprises in Boulder, Colorado, and he also maintains a private practice. He teaches Herbology, Survey of Herbs, co-teaches Practice Management, and also works as a clinical supervisor.
Laurel Lewis, A.D.N., M.S.O.M., Dipl. Ac., L. Ac., Associate Professor
Laurel Lewis received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1985 from Cabrillo College in California and worked as a registered nurse in Med-Surg, Critical Care, and Case Management. She graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1999 and received her NCCAOM Diplomate. She graduated with a Masters in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in 2010. She did internships with Jake Fratkin, O.M.D. and in Japanese acupuncture with Miki Shima, O.M.D. She has been a Clean Needle Technique instructor with the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since 2001 and has been with Southwest Acupuncture College since 2000. Laurel teaches Medical Terminology, Pharmacology and supervises clinic for the Boulder Campus. She also maintains a private practice in the Boulder-Longmont area.
Li Lu, B.S., M.S., TCM, L. Ac., Full Professor
Li Lu received a Bachelors Degree in Chinese Medicine from Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1986. He studied at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and received a Masters Degree in TuiNa in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Li Lu worked as a TCM doctor in China from 1986 to 1995 and then taught and practiced in Israel for a year. From 1997 to 2003, he taught at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and from 2003 to 2005 he had a practice in Longmont, Colorado. From 2005 until the present, he has owned and operated private practices in Lakewood and Boulder, Colorado. He teaches Oriental Physical Therapy II.
Tristan McCoy, Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H., L. Ac., Associate Professor
Tristan McCoy graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1995 and has a private practice in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Tristan teaches Introduction to Diagnosis, Anatomy and Physiology, Point Location and supervises clinic for the Boulder Campus.
Molly McIntyre, M.S.O.M., L. Ac., R.N., Instructor
Molly McIntyre graduated in 1996 with a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Iowa. She then attended the University of Portland and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1999. She graduated with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Boulder campus of Southwest Acupuncture College in 2005. Molly was employed as an obstetrics nurse from 1992 to 2002 at Longmont United Hospital and then at the Boulder Community Hospital. From 2005 to the present, Molly has maintained a private acupuncture practice in Boulder, Colorado where she specializes in pediatric acupuncture. Molly teaches Pediatrics and supervises clinic for the Boulder campus.
Nate Mohler, L. Ac., M.S.O.M., B.S., Instructor
Nate Mohler graduated from East West College of Natural Medicine in 2000 with a B.S. in Natural Health and received his M.S.O.M. from East West College of Natural Medicine in 2003. Nate was the owner of Shuhari Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Sarasota, Florida from 2004 to 2010. He was the co-owner of Sarasota Community Acupuncture from 2008 to 2010 and was an Instructor/Student Clinic Supervisor at East West College of Natural Medicine from 2007 to 2010. Nate has been a clinician at Meeting Point Community Acupuncture since 2011 and has been an Instructor/Assistant clinical supervisor at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver since 2011. He has studied Karate through the Shuri School of Karatedo/Shuhari Martial Arts since 1991 and received his Godan Black Belt in 2011. Nate also teaches Tai Ji through private and community lessons. He is a clinical supervisor overseeing the school’s new Community-Style clinic.
Joanne Neville, B.A., Dipl. Ac., Dipl., C.H., L. Ac., Associate Professor
Joanne Neville received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1988. Joanne earned her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado in 2002. She served on the board of The Acupuncture Association of Colorado for 4 1/2 years and has maintained a private practice in Boulder, Colorado since 2002. She teaches Point Location, supervises clinic and has been the Clinic Director at the Boulder campus since 2008.
Randall Nishiyama, B.S., M.S., Associate Professor
Randall Nishiyama earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1976 and earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1979. He is currently a Professional Research Assistant at the University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies where he has been since 1987. Randall has many published works and patents in the field of wind engineering, meteorology and fluid mechanics. Randall has 45 years of experience in martial arts including Judo, Ken’do, Okinawan Karate, Chinese boxing, Tai-chi and Qi-gong. From 1975 to 1983 Randall was an assistant to Sifu Cheng in Denver, Colorado. From 2002 to the present he has been an instructor in Tai-Chi Chuan at the Gu Feng Tai-chi Club in Boulder, Colorado and is a fitness instructor at the Louisville Recreation & Senior Centre in Louisville, Colorado. Additionally, since 2010 he has been teaching Tai Ji at the Department of Commerce, Boulder Laboratories Employees Association in Boulder, Colorado. He teaches Tai Ji for the Boulder campus.
Whitfield Reaves, B.S., O.M.D., Dipl. Ac., L. Ac., Full Professor
Whit Reaves received his Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Oregon in 1973. He began his acupuncture studies in a two year formal apprenticeship with Dr. Grace Liu at Dharma Realm Buddhist University. He then graduated with the first class of SAMRA University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles in 1981. In 1983, he completed advanced studies for his O.M.D. degree in Oriental medicine that included a fourmonth internship in Beijing, China. Since then, Whitfield has specialized in the treatment of musculo-skeletal and sportsrelated injuries. He has taught at numerous acupuncture colleges in the United States and Europe, both as core faculty and as a guest lecturer for graduate and continuing education seminars on sports medicine. Whit is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain and designed our series of classes on Orthopedic Anatomy and Sports Acupuncture. He participates as a lecturer in our continuing education program and supervises clinic for the Boulder campus.
Matthew T. Reddy, N.D., Full Professor
Matthew Reddy is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine who has a family practice with offices in Centennial and Lafayette, CO. He received his medical training at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon where he graduated in 2002. Dr. Reddy is a Colorado native and did his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado, Denver where he graduated cum laude with a Biology degree in 1998. In 2005 he joined the faculty of the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO. Matt teaches Biology, Western Pathology courses, and Microbiology.
Jack Schaefer, B.S., MSAOM, Dipl. OM., L. Ac., Full Professor
Jack Schaefer received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2000 from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He has since done post-graduate study at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China where he studied internal medicine, oncology, Chinese Tui Na massage, and acupuncture. He has also practiced and lectured in Europe. Jack continues to make regular trips to China for study in Chinese medicine, qigong, and martial arts. He is an NCCAOM certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Herbs. He has been a lifelong student of martial arts, and has taught martial arts and qigong to adults and children for nearly 20 years. He has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. Jack teaches Chinese Medical Theory IV for the Boulder campus.
Debby Shapiro, B.S.N., L. Ac., Associate Professor
Debby Shapiro graduated with a Bachelor in Nursing from Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1982. She completed her Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine, graduating magna cum laude from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 1992. Debby is well versed in Chinese Herbology and has recently completed a 2-year course on the five-element aspect of herbs called The Emotional and Spiritual Functions of Herbs. She has been an instructor at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture. She is a past-president (1997–1999) of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado and maintains a private practice in Lakewood, Colorado. Debby was an instructor at Southwest Acupuncture College from May 2003 to May 2004. She relocated to North Carolina, and has recently returned to Colorado. Debby teaches Oriental Nutrition, the Materia Medica series, Internal Medicine and is a clinical supervisor for the Boulder campus.
Abbye Silverstein, B.A., L. Ac., Associate
Professor Abbye Silverstein received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the City College of New York in 1982 and went on to receive certification as a chemical dependency counselor from John F. Kennedy University in 1987. She received her Masters in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland in 1999 and received her Diplomate of Acupuncture in 2003, receiving NADA certification in 2004. Abbye worked for several years as a counselor in California and several years as a human resources specialist in California and Washington, D.C. After receiving her diplomate in acupuncture, Abbye worked as an acupuncturist in Maryland and Florida. More recently she has been a clinical supervisor and teacher at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Abbye currently maintains a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She teaches Chinese Medical Theory IV and supervises clinic for the Boulder campus.
Julie Smith, B.A., L. Ac., Associate Professor
Julie Smith received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1986 and graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, Washington in 1993. She then went on to graduate from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 1997. Julie’s diverse experiences include owning and operating an organic bakery in Seattle and teaching English in China. She operated a private massage practice in Seattle and was an acupuncturist/ Oriental herbalist for the Wild Oats Wellness Center in Boulder, Colorado. Julie also worked in Sydney, Australia for a year as a substitute acupuncturist/herbalist practitioner in a healthcare clinic. She currently maintains a private practice in Estes Park and Lyons, Colorado. Her specialties are elderly and adolescent populations in Estes Park and children in Lyons. Julie supervises clinic for the Boulder campus.
Albert Stern, L. Ac., MSAOM, LMT, Instructor
Albert Stern earned his MSAOM in 2007 from Bastyr University. Prior to that, he attended Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle and received training in massage therapy. He earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1994. From 2009 to the present, Albert has owned the Healing Village Collective in Denver, Colorado, where he practices acupuncture and massage therapy. Since 2008, he has been an Instructor at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, where he also served as Assistant Clinical Director from 2008 to 2011. He teaches Chinese Medical Theory.
Simone Sturm, L. Ac., MSTOM, DAOM, Instructor
Simone Sturm is a graduate of Five Branches University in San Jose, California where she received a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2011 with a specialization in Women’s and Reproductive Health. She earned a MSTOM at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2007, where she graduated as valedictorian of her class. Simone maintains a practice in Denver where she specializes in obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. She also teaches at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. She supervises clinic.
Honora Wolfe, CMT, Dipl. Ac., L. Ac., Full Professor
Honora Wolfe graduated from the Dechen Yonten Dzo Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1988. She is the co-founder of Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc. and has published many books on using Chinese medicine to treat women’s disorders. She has taught in many acupuncture colleges and massage therapy institutes around the country, specializing in Tuina and the uses of adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion. In recent years, Honora has been lecturing about building an acupuncture business and practice management. In 2004, she published Points for Profit: The Essential Guide to Practice Success for Acupuncturists. She teaches Practice Management for the Boulder campus.
Michael Young, B.A., Dipl. Ac., L. Ac., Full Professor
Michael Young received his Bachelor of Arts in Asian Religions from Occidental College in 1985. He then spent two years studying acupuncture and Oriental healing systems in Japan. In 1990, Michael graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. He was the Founder, Executive Director and Clinical Director of the Immune Enhancement Project, the first Chinese medical clinic to obtain federal funding for low income patient care, in San Francisco from 1990 to 1993. In 2000, he received advanced clinical training in Beijing, China. Areas of special interest for Michael are treatment of chronic pain, immune system dysfunction, and the integration of detoxification and weight loss protocols with Japanese Kampo detoxification formulas. He is also certified in homotoxicology through HEEL, Inc. He is a senior student of Dr. Miki Shima, having studied with him since 1993. Michael teaches the Differentiation and Treatment of Disease series, Needle Technique Practicum, Abdominal Palpatory Diagnosis and supervises clinic for the Boulder campus.
Jiayu Zhang, Dipl. Ac, Dipl. C.H., L. Ac., Full Professor
Jiayu Zhang completed her Medical Degree in TCM in 1989 at Chengdu University of Physical Education in China. She was a TCM medical doctor and instructor of TCM in China for many years, specializing in sports medicine. Jiayu has also taught in the United States and has published several articles on sports traumatology. Jiayu teaches the Traditional Herbal Prescriptions series, Needle Technique Microsystems, Classical Herbal Theory and supervises clinic for the Boulder Campus.