President
David Peters, L.Ac.
President@NCAAOM.org

David Peters is currently the co-founder of Long Life Wellness Center. He practices acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal medicine, lifestyle/nutritional counseling and teaches meditation, TaiJi and Qigong exercises. 

Long Life Wellness Center also offers Physical Therapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Medical QiGong Therapy and a full Yoga program. 

David has been specializing in the field of fertility medicine since 2006. He assists couples with conception by coordinating and employing complementary therapies with reproductive endocrinologists. 

He is an active member of the Acupuncture community advocating for legislation in the Acupuncture field.


Vice President
Linda Tolentino, L.Ac.
 VicePresident@NCAAOM.org

Linda Huang Tolentino has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2009 after spending 20 years in Corporate America in marketing in the finance industry and sales in the telecom industry.  

Her practice began in the suburbs of Boston after graduating with a Masters in Chinese and Japanese acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture.  She moved to NC in 2012 with her family when her husband was transferred.  

Linda specializes in gentle acupuncture for patients of all ages. Her focus is more on musculoskeletal conditions, emotional imbalances and chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.  

Her practice is currently located in Cary.  Linda is a Diplomate of the NCCAOM. She also holds a MBA from Boston University.  

Linda also is a member of Women in Networking of Cary – serving a 6 month term as the membership coordinator in 2015.  

Linda lives in Holly Springs with her two sons, husband and French Bulldog, Izzy. 

Secretary
Cynthia Bartlett, L.Ac.    Secretary@NCAAOM.org

Cyndi Bartlett graduated from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. She is board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine through NCCAOM. 

After relocating to NC in 2015 she founded Sun Lotus Acupuncture and Wellness, where she practices acupuncture, medical qigong, herbal medicine, and teaches meditation, as well as works cooperatively with local massage and chiropractic care providers in the community of Morehead City and the Crystal Coast. 

Cyndi specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute pain conditions, and emotional imbalances,  with a focus in treating PTSD. 









Treasurer
Heather McIver, L.Ac.
Treasurer@NCAAOM.org

 Heather McIver graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO. She opened Stillpoint Acupuncture in 2001 and has been thrilled to see the popularity of Chinese Medicine grow since then. 

A major influence on her practice was her two-year course of study with Lonny Jarrett, author of Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine, and nationally recognized authority on integrating both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture into a cohesive practice style. 

Heather has made two trips to Beijing, China where she learned from accomplished doctors of acupuncture. Heather’s true love is Chinese Herbal Medicine. She recently completed a two-year advanced Chinese Medicine course with Sharon Weizenbaum and she is currently studying the work of Dr. Feng Shi Lun and his experience with classical formulas. She also loves working with fertility, pregnancy and pediatric issues. Heather holds a BA in Religious Studies from Guilford College, and a Masters in Health Education from the University of NC at Greensboro in addition to her MSOM. 

Heather is the mother of two children and enjoys writing, reading and good food! 

Dir. of Government Affairs
Chris Helmstetter, L.Ac.
Politics@NCAAOM.org

Chris Helmstetter is nationally licensed and board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 

He maintains state licenses in both North Carolina and California and specializes in the treatment of pain and auto-immune conditions. 

Chris is a Council and Board member of the NCAAOM since 2005 and currently presides as Director of Government Affairs.

 




Marketing Officer
Garrett Krause, LAc.

Marketing@ncaaom.org

Garrett holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and is nationally certified NCCAOM.  He has been in practice for over 10 years.  

Garrett’s extensive training includes Chinese and Japanese styles of needling, auricular acupuncture, acupressure/body work, Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, advanced training in cancer care (from Memorial Sloan Kettering) & injection therapy.  

Prior to owning Acupuncture Advantage in Boca Raton, Garrett spent 8 years working for the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.  It was there he developed his many skills in Acupuncture, herbs, and nutrition by collaborating with a diverse group of MD specialists to create comprehensive treatment protocols for his patients.  For 5 of the 8 years at UM Garrett developed and taught Acupuncture courses at the University of Miami to Medical Doctors from all over the country.  His time there included lecturing, working with many athletes (professional, collegiate, and recreational), private clients, and hospital patients.

Garrett and his wife relocated to Charlotte, NC. after deciding that it was the perfect place to raise their two children.  


Research Officer
Jongbae J. Park, KMD, PhD, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
Research@NCAAOM.org

Jongbae “Jay” Park is a clinician and researcher of acupuncture and Asian Medicine. He is an Associate Professor in the Center for 
Translation Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine. His current interests include acupuncture and Asian Medicine for low back pain and temporomandibular joint disorders.

He also pursues for advancing clinical research
methods ranging from sham control methods and blinding assessment. 

Jay provides clinical services at Duke clinical facilities in Raleigh and Durham. His educational background includes a Korean Medicine Doctor (KMD), PhD in Korean Medicine from Kyung 
Hee University and PhD & Post-Doctoral fellowship in Medical Sciences (clinical sciences) from the University of Exeter, UK. Prior to 
joining Duke, he worked 
at UNC-Chapel Hill, Harvard Medical School, and Peninsular
Medical School. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, two sons and a daughter.  

Jay believes in the interconnectivity of human being and beyond. 



Executive Director
Denise Graham 
Director@NCAAOM.org

Denise Graham’s career spans 20+ years of experience in the field of government relations and association management. Her experience includes that of Executive Vice President to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC); political affairs coordinator and lobbyist for the Connecticut State Medical Society, and as the part-time executive director for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the Maryland Acupuncture Society. She is also the founder and principle owner of DDG Associates, LLC.

Denise thrives on leading mission-centered organizations. 

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