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New York College of Health Professions students study and train with a faculty whose members are intimately involved in many facets of the College. For example, they may chair and work with various committees and develop and revise curriculum. Students benefit from their professional expertise in the classroom as well as from assisting their instructors in the teaching clinics and observing their professional treatment of patients at the Integrative Health Center.

ADMINISTRATION

A Li Song, MD (China), LAc – President

MD, Henan Medical University; Dean, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, New York College of Health Professions; Vice President of Spinal Professional Committee of World Federation Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS); Served as Senior Judge of Academic Professional Title Committee of Spinal Health Professional Committee of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies(WFCMS); Over thirty years of experience in teaching and clinical expertise; Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Samuel Lehrfeld, BS, MS – Chief Operating Officer

Health Care Consultant; President and Chief Executive Office, New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System; Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYC HHC); Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in NY & NJ.

 

Dr.  Errol G.Virasawmi, BS, LHD – Chief Financial Officer

Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) Kensington University; New York State Notary License; Treasurer, Suffolk County Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association., Board of Directors & Treasurer 2011-2018; New Center of Wholistic Health Education & Research, Treasurer & Board of Trustees, 1990-1998; Twistex Industries, Comptroller 1989-1990; Royal Business Schools, Staff Accountant 1986-1988. 

 

Dr. Jian Yang, MD (Grenada), BS, AS – Administrative Dean

Medical Doctorate, St.  Georges University, Grenada; Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), SUNY Stony Brook University, New York; Associate of Science (Liberal Arts & Science), Queens borough Community College, New York; Teaching faculty of Biomedical courses in New York College of Health Professions; Member of Association of Chinese American Physicians (ACAP); Phi Theta Kappa-International Honors Society; Golden Key International Honors Society; George Alterman Award, Highest Scholastic Average Graduate in A.S.  Program; Walter Zozulin Memorial Award, Highest GPA in Graduating Class in General & Organic Chemistry; Jaime Lee Cohen Award, Excellence in Undergraduate Research; Rose Mancott Memorial Award, Highest GPA in General Chemistry.

 

Dr. David (Mohammad) Hashemipour, PhD of Chinese medicine, LAc (NY), MD (Iran), NCCAOM Diplomat – Dean, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine
Dr. Hashemipour has a Clinical PhD in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He also received his M.D. degree in Western Medicine in 1994 and granted as a Top student graduate. He was an assistant professor at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, where he practiced and taught integrative medicine for more than 7 years. Having two doctorate degrees in Western and Eastern medicine has led him to have an integrative approach to a majority of diseases. He also holds an advanced certificate in Tuina (Asian bodywork) from Dongzhimen Hospital, China.
Dr. Hashemipour is highly respected as a doctor of both eastern and western medicine today, and he has worked with patients all over the world. Dr. Hashemipour was selected to work as an integrative medicine doctor in the Olympic village during Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Dr. Hashemipour was the Academic Dean of New York College of Health Professions from 2012 to 2014, and he has been a member of the NCCAOM Committee since 2017. He serves as professor of Doctor Program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Hashemipour compiled and edited a textbook named, Diagnostics, in 2008. He used to be a council member of the specialty committee of Internal Medicine in the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Society (WFCMS). He is also visiting professor at The American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

 

Dr. Steven Haffner, Dean, School of Massage Therapy
Dr. Steven Haffner received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, Old Brookville, NY in 1984. He currently serves as full-time faculty at Nassau County Community College and as Adjunct Faculty at Queensborough Community College, Adelphi University, and University of Bridgeport. Prior to these positions, he served as full-time faculty at New York College of Health Professions from 1996 to 2010, during which period, he served as the Dean of the School of Massage Therapy from 2005 to 2010, Acting Dean of Academic Affairs from 2007 to 2008, and Dean of Students from 2003 to 2004. He also taught at the Swedish Institute before his employment with New York College of Health Professions.

 

Dr. Yun Li, MD (People’s Republic of China), MS, LAc  (NY), Diplomate Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM) – Chair, Herbal Medicine, Director, Herbal Dispensary

M.D.  in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hebei Medical University (People’s Republic of China); M.S.  in Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (People’s Republic of China); Associate Professor, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (People’s Republic of China); Vice Chief-Editor, Encyclopedia Publishing House of China; Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Bruce Park, DACM, MSOM, MA, BA, LAc, Acupuncture and Oriental Sciences, Acting Director for Manhattan Location 

Diplomate of Acupuncture – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Masters of Science (Oriental Medicine), Tri-State Acupuncture College; Masters of Arts (Education), Dongguk University, Korea; Bachelors of Arts (Buddhist Studies), Dongguk University, Korea.   Licensed Acupuncturist (New York and Virginia); Author of many books including “A Clinical Manual of Herbal Medicine” and “Buddha Dharma Practice”; Dharma Instructor and Buddhist monk. 

 

Timothy Boudreau, MA, BS – Director of Enrollment and Student Success/Registrar

Master of Arts (Liberal Studies), State University of New York (Stony Brook); Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic); Senior Managing Director, Huntington Learning Center, NY; Assistant Director of Education, Huntington Learning Center, Registrar, New York College of Health Professions.

 

Lizel Stover, DACM, MSOM, BPS, LAc, Oriental Science, Acting Clinic Director, Acupuncture Chair 

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Masters of Science (Oriental Medicine) and Bachelors of Professional Studies (Health Sciences), New York College of Health Professions.   Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State. 

 

DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATORS

Timothy Boudreau, MA, BS – Director of Enrollment and Student Success/Registrar

Master of Arts (Liberal Studies), State University of New York (Stony Brook); Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic); Senior Managing Director, Huntington Learning Center, NY; Assistant Director of Education, Huntington Learning Center, Registrar, New York College of Health Professions.

 

Mary Rodas – Director of Admissions

President, Catalyst Toys; Vice President, A&R, Deco Disc Industries, Inc.; Producer, “Magic on Broadway”; Recipient: 1999 Latina “Young Entrepreneur” Latina Excellence Award; NV Magazine New Vision in Business Award; named one of “20 Under 30” Working Woman Magazine; named one of “40 Under Forty” Crain’s New York Business; original inductee into “Hispanic American Hall of Fame”; National Youth Chairperson for the March of Dimes; “Outstanding Latino Image” award New Jersey Network; “Las Primeras” award MANA a National Latina Organization; “Woman of Distinction ” Girl Scout Council of Greater New York; Certificate of Appreciation The City of New York; Exemplary Role Model award State of Iowa; Youth of the Year Waterloo, Iowa; Keynote Speaker: International Franchise Association; American Women Economic Conference.

 

Jacqueline McIntyre, BS  – Bursar

Bachelor of Science (Business  Administration) New York Institute of Technology; Manager of Student Accounts, Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology; Bursar Administrator/District Advisor, Ultrasound Diagnostic School; Financial Aid Officer, New York Institute of Technology.

 

Brian W.  Alvarez, BS – Student Services / Title IX Coordinator

Bachelor of Science (Business Administration), Dowling College; IT Support/Purchasing Manager, New York College of Health Professions; Financial Advisor, WFG; Fiscal Coordinator, Adelante of Suffolk County, Inc.; Computer Instructor and Youth Counselor, Adelante of Suffolk County, Inc.

 

Nikiya Rodriguez – Financial Aid Administrator

CUNY School of Professional Studies, Bachelor of Science in Sociology (Working towards, 3 years completed) Member of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA), Women’s Chamber of Commerce and New York Justice League. Moderator and Active Member of the Financial Literacy Project, kidlightenment™ Financial Aid Advisor, Berkeley College, Financial Aid Administration, New York College of Health Professions.

 

Cynthia Ann Cayea, MLS, BS – Library Director

Master of Library Science (Certificate in Archives and Records Management), Queens College; Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Saint Joseph’s College; Archival Intern, Archive of Contemporary Music; Periodical Room Clerk, Patchogue-Medford Public Library; Computer Operator – Special Collections, Suffolk Cooperative Library System.

FACULTY

Dr. Steven Haffner, Dean, School of Massage Therapy
Dr. Steven Haffner received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, Old Brookville, NY in 1984. He currently serves as full-time faculty at Nassau County Community College and as Adjunct Faculty at Queensborough Community College, Adelphi University, and University of Bridgeport. Prior to these positions, he served as full-time faculty at New York College of Health Professions from 1996 to 2010, during which period, he served as the Dean of the School of Massage Therapy from 2005 to 2010, Acting Dean of Academic Affairs from 2007 to 2008, and Dean of Students from 2003 to 2004. He also taught at the Swedish Institute before his employment with New York College of Health Professions.

 

Dr. David (Mohammad) Hashemipour, PhD of Chinese medicine, LAc (NY), MD (Iran), NCCAOM Diplomat – Dean, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine
Dr. Hashemipour has a Clinical PhD in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He also received his M.D. degree in Western Medicine in 1994 and granted as a Top student graduate. He was an assistant professor at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, where he practiced and taught integrative medicine for more than 7 years. Having two doctorate degrees in Western and Eastern medicine has led him to have an integrative approach to a majority of diseases. He also holds an advanced certificate in Tuina (Asian bodywork) from Dongzhimen Hospital, China.
Dr. Hashemipour is highly respected as a doctor of both eastern and western medicine today, and he has worked with patients all over the world. Dr. Hashemipour was selected to work as an integrative medicine doctor in the Olympic village during Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Dr. Hashemipour was the Academic Dean of New York College of Health Professions from 2012 to 2014, and he has been a member of the NCCAOM Committee since 2017. He serves as professor of Doctor Program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Hashemipour compiled and edited a textbook named, Diagnostics, in 2008. He used to be a council member of the specialty committee of Internal Medicine in the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Society (WFCMS). He is also visiting professor at The American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

 

Bruce Park, DACM, MSOM, MA, BA, LAc, Acupuncture and Oriental Sciences, Acting Director for Manhattan Location  

Diplomate of Acupuncture – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Masters of Science (Oriental Medicine), Tri-State Acupuncture College; Masters of Arts (Education), Dongguk University, Korea; Bachelors of Arts (Buddhist Studies), Dongguk University, Korea.   Licensed Acupuncturist (New York and Virginia); Author of many books including “A Clinical Manual of Herbal Medicine” and “Buddha Dharma Practice”; Dharma Instructor and Buddhist monk. 

 

Lizel Stover, DACM, MSOM, BPS, LAc, Oriental Science, Acting Clinic Director, Acupuncture Chair 

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Masters of Science (Oriental Medicine) and Bachelors of Professional Studies (Health Sciences), New York College of Health Professions.   Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State. 

 

Jian Yang, MD (Grenada), BS, AS – Administrative Dean
Medical Doctorate, St.  Georges University, Grenada; Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), SUNY Stony Brook University, New York; Associate of Science (Liberal Arts & Science), Queens borough Community College, New York; Teaching faculty of Biomedical courses in New York College of Health Professions; Member of Association of Chinese American Physicians (ACAP); Phi Theta Kappa-International Honors Society; Golden Key International Honors Society; George Alterman Award, Highest Scholastic Average Graduate in A.S.  Program; Walter Zozulin Memorial Award, Highest GPA in Graduating Class in General & Organic Chemistry; JaimeLee Cohen Award, Excellence in Undergraduate Research; Rose Mancott Memorial Award, Highest GPA in General Chemistry. 

 

India Barkley, DAc-C, BPS/MS, LAc  (NY), Acupuncture, Oriental Science, Physical Arts 

Doctorate of Acupuncture, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Master of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Science), New York College of Health Professions; Certified Reiki Master Teacher; Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Yuan Geng, MD (People’s Republic of China), LAc (NY) Diplomate Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM) Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Oriental Science 

Doctor of Medicine, Tong Ji Medical University, China; Fellowship in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from National Medical Master Professor He Puren; Medical Doctor, Beijing Xuanwu District Guangwai Hospital; Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Carl  Chul-Hoi Kim, BPS/MS, LAc  (NY) Acupuncture  

Master of Science (Oriental Medicine), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Science), New York College of Health Professions; Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Yun Li, MD, MS  (People’s Republic of China), LAc  (NY), Diplomate Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM), Chair, Herbal Medicine, Director Herbal Dispensary Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Oriental Science 

M.D.  in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Hebei Medical University (People’s Republic of China); M.S.  in Traditional Chinese Medicine from China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (People’s Republic of China); Associate Professor, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (People’s Republic of China); Vice Chief-Editor, Encyclopedia Publishing House of China; Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Margaret Natal-Cheverino, BPS/MS, AOS., LMT (NY) Western Technique 

Master of Science (Oriental Medicine), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Science), New York College of Health Professions; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), Swedish Institute College of Health Science; Wellness Manager/Massage Therapist, Westchester Square Physical Therapy; General Manager, Blink Fitness Clubs; Assistant General Manager, Spa Coordinator, Equinox Fitness Clubs; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Saul Alvarez, BPS/MS Ac-C, AOS, LMT 

Candidate of Masters of Science (Acupuncture) and Bachelors of Professional Studies (Health Sciences), New York College of Health Professions; Associates of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapist), New York College of Health Professions.   Licensed Massage Therapist (New York State).

 

Gerald Basile, AOS, LMT (NY) Western Technique 

Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research; Certification, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage; Member, American Massage Therapy Association; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Jason Beickert, AOS, LMT (NY) Western Technique 

Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State

 

Joyce D.  Boffert, DC, BS  Health Science 

Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College; Bachelor of Science, SUNY; adjunct teaching positions at New York Chiropractic College, Dowling College, Nassau Community College, Queensborough Community College and Hofstra University; Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified in Acupuncture (FL), Certified Naturopathic Physician, Certified Addictions Professional; Member National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, New York State Chiropractic Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Association of Drugless Practitioners; Licensed Chiropractor, New York State, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona.

 

Dimitrios Boules, BPS/MS, AOS, LAc, LMT (NY); DAc-C, Oriental Science 

Candidate for Doctorate of Acupuncture, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Masters of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Sciences), Associates of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions.   Licensed Acupuncturist and Licensed Massage Therapist (New York State).   Certified in Acupuncture Sports Medicine.  Author of “The Oak Point Method, The A.R.T.  of Treating Pain & Creating a Successful Practice.  

 

Leslie Louard-Brown, BPS, AOS, LMT (NY) Asian Technique, Western Technique 

Bachelor of Professional Studies (Amma), New York College of Health Professions; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy); New York College of Wholistic Health Education and Research; Hospital Massage Program Volunteer, Beth Israel Medical Center, Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Dr. Decheng Chen (People’s Republic of China), MS, BS, LAc (NY) Acupucnture 

Ph.D. (Acupuncture Medicine), Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China; M.S. (Acupuncture), B.S. (Chinese Medicine), Changchun College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China; President of Natural Acupuncture & Wellness; President and Director of American TCM Acupuncture Inheritance Association (ATCMAIA);  Clinical Practice, Daliyaji Central Hospital, Russia; Faculty, Clinical Practice and Director of Research Dept., More than 30 years of teaching and clinical experience in the Institute of Acupuncture and Massage, Academy of TCM and Materia Medica – China, Faculty and Clinical Practice, Pyramids Hospital – Egypt; Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of China Academy of TCM – China; Pure Chinese Medical Center – Dubai, UAE; and Florida Institute of TCM; License Acupuncturist, New York State; Published Chinese Single Therapy of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, The Clinical Application of Double-Point of Acupuncture, Acupuncture for Cosmetics and Aging; Published 17 books and over 100 articles on Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Mei-Hua Chen, BPS/MS, MPH, MS, LAc  (NY), Diplomate Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), RDN, CDN, CNSC, CDE, CSP, Oriental Science 

Master of Science (Oriental Medicine), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Science), New York College of Health Professions; Master in Public Health (Environmental Health Sciences), Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health; M.S.  (Human Nutrition), Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Institute of Human Nutrition; Master of Science (Food and Nutrition), Chinese Cultural University; New York State Licensed Acupuncturist (L.  Ac.); National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.  O.M.); New York State Certified Nutritionist-Dietitian (C.D.N.); Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian (R.D.N.); American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (C.N.S.C.); American Association of Diabetes Educators, Certified Diabetes Educators (C.D.E.); American Dietetic Association, Board Certified as Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (C.S.P.); Certified Infusion Specialist; Certified Insulin Pump Trainer (C.P.T.); Certified Group Fitness Instructor; Certified Zumba Instructor.

 

Joseph Sing Cheung, MA, BA – Physical Arts 

Master of Arts (East Asian Studies), Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies), St.  John’s University; Advanced Level 8 Senior Instructor Certificate, Wing Hong Yip Dragon Style Kung Fu School; 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor Certificate, Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters; 5th Degree Black Belt Instructor Certificate, Chinese Swai Jiao Association; 3rd Degree Black Belt Instructor Certificate, World Tang Soo Do Association; National Referee Certificate, United States Chinese Kuoshu (Kung Fu) Federation; Class D-3 Referee Certificate, United States Taekwondo Union; Class R-D Referee Certificate, National AAU Taekwondo & Junior Olympic Taekwondo Program; 1996 AAU Taekwondo National Championships Bronze Medalist in Sparring; 1995 U.S.A.  Wushu-Kung Fu Federation Northeast Regionals Full Contact Sanshou Fighting Gold Medal Champion and National Championships 2X Silver Medalist in Sanshou and Shuai Chiao; 1995 United States Chinese Kuoshu Championships, 3rd Place in Full Contact Lei Tai Fighting; 1992 United States Chinese Kuoshu Championships, 1st Place in Advanced Short Weapons, 2nd Place in Advanced Southern Forms, 3rd Place in Full Contact Lei Tai Fighting; Certificate of Completion – Clinical Observation & Discussion Program, International Studies of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea; Certificate of Achievement in Chinese Culture, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

 

Robin Choi, BPS/MSOM, BS, AOS, LAc, Oriental Science, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine

Masters of Science (Oriental Medicine) and Bachelors of Professional Studies (Health Sciences), New York College of Health Professions; Bachelors of Science (Engineering), University of Pennsylvania; Associates of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Certificate in Acupuncture Cancer Care, Sloan Kettering Hospital.

 

Anthony Chun, BPS./MS, BS., AOS, LAc (NY), LMT (NY), Asian and Western Technique 

Master of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Science), The Swedish Institute; Bachelor of Science (Business Administration), University of Santo Thomas, Philippines; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), The Swedish Institute; Certificate Naprapathy, Hua Qiao University, China; Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Thomas D’Amico, AOS, LMT (NY), Physical Arts 

Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Graduate of New York City Police Academy; 8th Level Sr.  Instructor of Fut Sao Wing Chun; 4th Dan Chi Kuen Do; 4th Dan Okinawan Goju Ryu; 2nd Dan USA Goju Ryu; Professional full contact karate fighter and kick boxer.

 

Chi Lee DiGrazia, MD (P.R.China), DC (Australia), MS (USA), LMT(NY) 

Diploma in Acupuncture (NCCAOM), Acupuncture, Asian technique, Oriental science, Massage therapy, Western technique, Doctor Degree in Western Medicine at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, College of Medicine (Shanghai 2nd Medical College), PR China.  Lecture at Shanghai health and professional nursing college as Anatomy and clinic supervisor for 5 years in PR China.  Master Degree in Chiropractor at Sydney McQuary University.  Practice chiropractor for 5 years at Dr.  Chi Center in Sydney, Australia., Master Science Degree (Acupuncture) at New York College of Health and professions in NYC of USA.  Associate in Occupational Degree (Massage Therapy) at The Swedish Institute of New York, USA., Licensed in New York State of Massage Therapist, acupuncturist and Colon Hydrotherapist.

 

Avery Keita Dingle, MD, PhD 

Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Autnòma de Guadalajara; PhD in Public Health, Walden University; The Citadel Military College, South Carolina, 2006; Certified in HIPPA Privacy and Security Awareness; Certified in Infection Control and Barrier Precautions.

 

Gina DiVincenzo, LCSW-R (NY), OSW-C, Health Psychology 

Master of Science (Social Work), Columbia University; Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), SUNY Buffalo; Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in psychotherapy, New York State; Oncology Social Work Certified; Certified Field Instructor for graduate social work students, Adelphi University; integrative psychotherapist in private practice, New York.

 

Rachel Dorfman, MBA, BA, LMT 

Masters of Business Administration, Colorado Technical University; Bachelors of Arts (Business Administration), New York Institute of Technology; Certificate of Massage Therapy, New York College of Health Professions; Certificate of Medical Billing and Coding, Certified American Red Cross Instructor.  Licensed Massage Therapist (New York State)

 

Lauren Fine, BA, AOS, LMT (NY), Western Technique 

Bachelor of Arts (Communication), SUNY New Paltz; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Certified Thai Massage, Certified Infant and Pregnancy Massage, Reiki Practitioner; Professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Nominated 2 years in a row-Best Massage Therapist- Best of Long Island; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State. 

 

Marcia Fishkin, BPS/MS, MS, Family Nursing, MS Economics, BS, AOS, CNS, CNAT, RN, LMT (NY) – Holistic Nursing 

Master of Science (Oriental Medicine), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Science), New York College of Health Professions; Master of Science (Family Health Nursing), Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mercy College, NY; Master of Science (Economics), Universidad Central Del Ecuador; Bachelor of Science (Nursing), College of New Rochelle, NY; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Certified Nurse Amma Therapist, New York College of Health Professions, NY; Holistic Nurse Practitioner with Wholistic Nurse Practitioner Associates, NY; Registered Nurse and Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Lawrence Howard, MS, BA, LAc  (NY), Diplomate Acupuncture (NCCAOM) Acupuncture 

Master of Science (Acupuncture), Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Bachelor of Arts (Experimental Psychology and Studio Art), Brooklyn College; Originator and teacher of “Energetic Acupuncture” an integration of Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture; Subject Matter Expert for Acupuncture for NCCAOM Exam Development Committee (2009-2012); Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Richard S.  Keohane, Sr., DPT, MS, BS, PT  (NY), Health Science 

Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Long Island University; Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Long Island University; Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University; Licensed Physical Therapist, New York State.

 

Michael Kim, BPS/MS , BS, LAc (NY), Acupuncture and Oriental Sciences

Masters of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelors of Professional Studies (Health Sciences), New York College of Health Professions; Bachelors of Science (Health Sciences), Stony Brook University; Emergency Medicine Technician and Paramedic, New York Methodist Hospital Paramedic Program.

 

Ron Kornfeld, MA, BA, LMT (NY) 

Asian Technique, Oriental Science, Western Technique – Adjunct Master of Arts (Eastern Religions), Temple University; Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Vassar College; Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy; International School of Shiatsu; Adjunct Instructor Queensborough Community College, Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy, Temple University Graduate Teaching Fellow; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Pavlina Kose, AOS, LMT (NY) Physical Arts 

Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Tzu-Hao Kuo, DPT, MS , BS, Health Sciences 

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, New York University; Masters of Science (Acupuncture), New York College of Health Professions; Bachelors of Science (Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology), National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan.   Licensed Physical Therapist (New York State).   Certificate of Certified Strength and Conditioning, Certificate of Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Certificate of Graston Technique.

 

Scott Leslie, DC, BS  Health Science 

Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College; Bachelor of Science (Exercise Physiology/Athletic Training), West Virginia University; Licensed Chiropractor, New York State.

 

Helen Lind, BS, AOS, LMT (NY), Western Technique 

Bachelor of Science (Psychology), University of London, Bedford College, School of Psychology, London, UK; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Reiki Master Teacher; Certified Infant Massage Instructor; Practicing Massage Therapist and Reiki practitioner; Long Island Council; Massage Therapist for Life Quest Natural Healthcare and Chiropractic since 2004; Member of the American Massage Therapy Association; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Natalie Lugo, AOS, LMT (NY) Western Technique 

Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Martha Ma, BPS/MS, BA, LAc (NY), LMT (NY), Acupuncture, Asian Technique, Western Technique 

Master of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Science), The Swedish Institute; Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts), Touro College; Acupuncturist, ACQC-AIDS Center of Queens County; Adjunct Faculty, Swedish Institute; Clinic Supervisor, Acupuncturist; Arrive Program, Drug Treatment Program; Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Gerard Maggio, BPS/MS, BA, AOS, LAc  (NY), LMT (NY), Oriental Science 

Master of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Science), New York College of Health Professions; Bachelor of Arts (Economics), SUNY Cortland; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist, New York State

 

James Marino, BS, MD 

Doctor of Medicine, graduate of Downstate Medical College, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Post-Graduate Assistant Professor of anatomy at Downstate Medical College; Clinical training in Medicine at Downstate/Kings County Hospitals; Residency at NYU Medical College in Diagnostic Radiology; Training in Gestalt Psychotherapy at The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training, New York; Licensed Medical Doctor in New York State.

 

William McCaffrey, AOS, LMT (NY), Asian Technique, Western Technique 

Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Postgraduate education in Reflexology and Deep Tissue Massage; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Ann McDermott-Kave, MBA, BA, Physical Arts 

Master’s in Business Administration, Adelphi University; Bachelor of Arts, Ithaca College; Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CYIT); Former Board Member and Executive Director, Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater NY; Current Board Member, Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US.

 

Leonora Melillo, AOS, LMT (NY), Asian Technique, Western Technique 

Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Thomas Miller, AOS, LMT (NY), Asian Technique, Western Technique 

Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College for Wholistic Health, Education, and Research; Member, American Massage Therapy Association, Northeast Organic Farming Association, and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Serge Nerli, DC, MS, Health Sciences – Massage Therapy

Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College; Master of Science (Human Nutrition), University of Bridgeport; Diplomate of American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians; Adjunct Faculty, New York Chiropractic College, Queens College; Licensed Chiropractor, New York State and Florida.

 

Tara O’Rourke, BS, AOS, LMT (NY), Health Science, Western Technique 

Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies, Dowling College; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Richard Pate, Physical Arts 

Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Tai Chi Instructor, New York College of Health Professions.

 

Nicolas Pauyo, MD (Mexico), BS, Health Science 

Doctor of Medicine, Universidad del Noreste, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Bachelor of Science (Biology), Kingsborough College (CUNY); Internship Milton Community Hospital, Detroit, Wards Island Psychiatric Hospital, New York City, Seguro Social Health Center, Mexico; Instructor of Nursing, Milton Community Hospital; Rehab Specialist (Psych Assistant) for State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services; Practice in Tropical Medicine and Family Practice, Community Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Port-au-Prince and Croix des Bouquets, Haiti; Nursing Lab Instructor, Essex County College, NJ.

 

Mark Petruzzi, BPS/MS, AOS, LMT (NY), LAc  (NY), Acupuncture, Health Science 

Master of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Sciences), New York College of Health Professions; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research; Member, New York Society of Medical Massage Therapists, Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Donna M. Protter, BS, AOS, RT, LMT (NY), Western Technique 

Bachelor of Science (Therapeutic Recreation), St.  Joseph’s College; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, South Oaks Hospital; Teacher’s Assistant, Elementary and Middle School; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York State.

 

Douglas Mandalone, B.P.S./M.S., A.O.S., LMT, Asian Technique, Oriental Science, Western Technique 
Master of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Sciences), New York College of Health
Professions; Associate in Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College for Wholistic Health
Education and Research; Member, American Massage Therapy Association; Licensed Massage Therapist, New York
State.

 

Andrew F. Pyo, MS, MS, BS, LAc  (NY), Diplomate Acupuncture (NCCAOM), Acupuncture, Oriental Science 

Master of Science (Acupuncture), New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Master of Science (Church Music), Golden Gate Southern Baptist Seminary; Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics), Polytechnic University; Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Brent Reynolds, DC., DACNB, BCN, Health Science

Doctor of Chiropractic, Parker College of Chiropractic; Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board; Board Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner.  Licensed Chiropractor, New York State.

 

Octavio Santos, MD (Mexico), MS, BS, Health Science 

Medical Doctor (Mexico), Universidad Del Noreste School of Medicine; Masters of Science (Physical Chemistry), St.  John’ s University; Masters of Science (Adolescent Education), Pace University; Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Fordham University; Certificate in Phlebotomy and EKG Technician.  

 

Zhenjiang Sun, BPS/MS, BA, LAc (NY), Acupuncture 

Master of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelor of Professional Studies (Health Science), New York College of Health Professions; Bachelor of Science (Medicine), Xinjiang Medical College, Xinjiang, People’s Republic of China; Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Victoria Szafranska, DC, MSACN, BPS, LMT 

Doctor of Chiropractic;  Masters of Applied Clinical Nutrition; Bachelors of Professional Studies; Graduated from New York Chiropractic College;  Associates of Occupational Studies; Licensed Massage Therapist in New York, Graduated from New York College of Health Professions; Adjunct Professor at New York College of Health Professions teaching Swedish, Medical Massage, Reflexology, and Myology.

 

Michael D. Szap, DPh, Homeopathic Medicine, M.S.  B.S. 

Doctor of Pharmacy, Broadmore University College of Pharmacy, Diploma of Homeopathic Medicine, London England, Master of Science (Biochemistry -Education) Long Island University, Bachelor of Science, Biology-Chemistry, Long Island University.  Graduate Diploma in Pharmacy Administration, North Carolina College of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences

 

Maria Tancredi, DAc-C, BPS/MS, AOS, LAc (NY), LMT (NY), Oriental Science

Doctoral Candidate (Acupuncture), Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Masters of Science (Acupuncture), Bachelors of Professional Studies (Health Sciences), New York College of Health Professions; Associates of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy), New York College of Health Professions; Associates (Liberal Arts), Nassau County Community College; “NADA” Certification, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association;  Certified in Pre/Post Natal Massage Therapy, Certified in Pre/Post Natal Acupuncture. 

 

Frank M. Ventimiglia, MS, LAc, LMT, BPS, AOS 

Professional Practitioner at New York College of Health Professions Integrative Health Center, supervises the NADA Auricular  cupuncture Substance Abuse Detox Protocol at Nassau University Medical Center, for The Nassau County Department of Mental Health’s Methadone Program. CCAOM Certified Examiner for CNT Proficiency Exams. Maintains a private practice in Hicksville NY, participates in a group neurological practice at Island Neuro Care PC in Massapequa NY. NADA Certified in Battlefield Acupuncture for the treatment of Trauma and PTSD. Team Leader for The Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps, Trauma Response Team. NYS Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist.

 

Karen S. Vaughan, MS, MS, BA, LAc (NY), Diplomate Acupuncture (NCCAOM) Acupuncture, Oriental Science 

Master of Science (Acupuncture), Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Master of Science, The Pratt Institute, NY; Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington, WA; Graduate David Winston School of Herbal Healing; Registered Herbalist, American Herbalists Guild; Certified in Auricular Therapy for Addiction, Green Medicine, Aromatherapy; Reiki Master, Global Reiki Masters Association; Clinical Supervisor, Acupuncture, Swedish Institute; Faculty of Chinese Medicine, David Winston School of Herbal Healing; Member, Acupuncture Society of New York; Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.

 

Xu-Zeng Wu, MD, MS (People’ Republic of China), LAc (NY) 

Doctor of Medicine, Medical School, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China, Master of Science, Graduate School, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China; Master of Acupuncture, New College of Health Professions, Syosset, NY Physician and Assistant professor in Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China Research Scientist in National Institutes of Health (NIH) USA Work in Medical Field including Clinic Practice, Teaching and Research over 40 years.; Over 20 medical research articles published in international circulation scientific journals Research articles presented at 8 American National Conferences and 2 international conferences; Two books published (1).  Author in fine aspiration of diagnostic cytology (2) Vice editor for clinical cytopathology; Licensed Acupuncturist in New York State.

 

Claude Weinberg, DC, BA, Health Sciences 

Doctorate of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College; Bachelors of Art (Psychology), SUNY Albany; Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Certified in Manipulation under Anesthesia, Certified Fitness Trainer (ISSA); Licensed Chiropractor (New York State).

 

George Weintraub, DPM, MA, BA, Health Science, Management 

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine; Master of Arts (Political Science), New School for Social Research; Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), CCNY; Assistant Clinical Instructor, Gouverneur Hospital; Secondary School Teacher, New York City Board of Education; Licensed Podiatrist, New York State.

 

Victoria Ying, PhD, LMT (NY) 

Ph.D.  Pharmacology, Cornell University; B.S.  Biology, Cornell University; L.M.T.  Licensed Massage Therapist in New York State; Biology Assistant Professor, NYC College of Technology; Awarded NIH Research Fellowship for Chemotherapy by Drug Polymer Conjugation; Received CUNY Faculty Collaborative Research Grant for Delivery of Therapeutic Medicine via Nano-Silica Particles; World Tae Kwon Do Federation First Degree Black Belt; 2000 New York State Woman Chess Champion.

 

Qi Helen Zhang.  PhD, MS (People’s Republic of China), LAc (NY), Diplomate Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM) 

Ph.D.  and MS from China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (People’s Republic of China); Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State.  Former Board Member of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Former Chairperson of Chinese Herbology Exam Committee, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

 

Ping Zhu, OMD  (People’s Republic of China), LAc (NY), Diplomate Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM), Acupuncture, Oriental Science 

O.M.D., Xian Medical University, (People’s Republic of China); Licensed, Acupuncturist, New York State.