FSOMA
 

FSOMA Board of Directors

   

Executive Committee Members

   

President

Ellen Teeter , AP

ellen@fsoma.com

Ellen Teeter, AP, licensed in Florida since 2000, is a clinical practitioner and tai chi teacher. She has been on the FSOMA Board of Directors since 2004 and served as Vice President from 2004 to 2006 and again from 2010-2012. She has been Chair of the Website and Journal Committees, served on Legislative and Conference committees and was the editor of the FSOMA Journal.

Ellen attended Emory University receiving a BA in Political Science, received her Oriental Medical education from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in St. Petersburg, FL, graduating in 1999. She has studied and practiced martial arts, tai chi and qi gong for over 20 years.

FSOMA’s focus will be on building the profession through business management development, pro-active legislation efforts, and promoting insurance coverage for acupuncture services.

Ellen is located in the Bradenton and Sarasota area.

 

 
Ellen

Vice President

Sandra Kahn, AP, RN

sandra@fsoma.com

Sandra Kahn, AP, RN has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2007 and a member of FSOMA since 2005 as a student and currently as a practitioner. She was granted a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Oriental Medicine from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sandra is the owner of Acupuncture & Oriental Healthcare, Inc. in Davie, Florida.

Prior to entering the field of Oriental Medicine, Sandra obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. After graduating from nursing school, Sandra worked at Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida on the internal medicine unit. Having the opportunity to work in administration, Sandra accepted the position of Quality Assurance Reviewer conducting medical and nursing peer reviews, participating in interdisciplinary committees, and preparing for survey and accreditation by The Joint Commission. Once obtaining her license as a Healthcare Risk Manager, she transferred into Risk Management reviewing medical records for potential medical malpractice cases and assisting defense counsel on active legal cases. After 7 years at Miami Children’s Hospital, Sandra transitioned as a legal nurse consultant at an insurance defense law firm in Fort Lauderdale. Her main responsibilities included medical records review and summation of medical malpractice and personal injury cases in preparation for medical expert reviews and Independent Medical Examinations, depositions, mediations, and trials.

Sandra believes that visibility and education about Oriental Medicine in our communities are the milestones of moving our profession forward. She is active in her community by conducting workshops about holistic health & wellness, stress management, and the benefits of acupuncture. She is a member of the Case Management Society of America, Weston Business Club, a board member of the South Florida Case Management Network, and a volunteer of the Florida Medical Reserve Corps for Broward County.

Sandra strives to integrate the best knowledge of both Western and Eastern medicine to meet the treatment and prevention needs of her patients. She also strongly believes in being a partner in healthcare as well as educator for all her patients to empower them in gaining knowledge about the functionality of their bodies for proper health maintenance.

 
Sandra

Secretary

Lynn Thames, AP, MSOM, MA

lynn@fsoma.com

Lynn Hoffman Thames, AP is an acupuncture practitioner with Healing Ways, P.A. in Orlando, FL. Lynn is also an instructor and the Dean of Oriental Medicine at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando. She is a member of the Central Florida Partnership for Health Disparities.

Lynn completed her bachelor’s degree in American Studies at Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. She earned her Master’s of Arts degree in Counselor Education at the University of Florida and worked for 12 years as a mental health counselor. Lynn graduated from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine with a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine. She has been in practice at Healing Ways, PA since 2004, specializing in mental and emotional disorders, Women’s Health, and Chinese Food Therapy. Lynn is currently working on her doctorate degree in education with the University of Phoenix. Lynn has served as a guest speaker at the University of Central Florida and for the Defense Contract Management Agency.

 

 

 
lynn

Treasurer

David Bibbey, AP

david@fsoma.com

David Bibbey, AP is the practitioner-owner of Alternative Primary Care in Crystal River, FL, and a faculty member at Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando.  He is a frequent presenter and leading voice in his community on the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.  David also enjoys teaching personal strategies that reduce the risk of developing preventable diseases.  He has nearly a decade of training and experience in evidence- based use of herbs and supplements.

In 2011, David earned a Master’s in Oriental Medicine / Bachelor’s of Professional Health Studies at Florida College of Integrative Medicine (FCIM).  Prior to attending FCIM, he earned a Bachelor’s of Science – Alternative Medicine at Everglades University in 2008.  David is a NCCAOM Dipl. Oriental Medicine Candidate.  Since 2003, he hss been affiliated with Huffman’s, a natural food and supplement retailer in Crystal River. His relationship there has fostered many opportunities for guest speaking at community events and promoting wellness through prevention.  David’s respect for Integrative and Oriental Medicine continues to fuel his commitment to life-long learning, and help shape his personal and professional choices.  He believes strongly that individual practitioners can, and should have a defining role in promoting and protecting AOM for future generations of professionals and patients.  David also considers activism and volunteerism hallmarks of professionalism; and, he has never asked another to contribute more than he is willing to give.

Prior to becoming an Acupuncture Physician, David had careers in marketing, sales, operations management and systems training.  His personal story also includes nearly a decade of primary care-giving for his disabled father.  Ultimately, this last experience remains his greatest source of pride.  David’s approach to life, business and AOM has been informed and tempered by overcoming challenges.  He is an optimist at heart, who believes that our lives are enriched most through service to others. 

 

Directors

   

Robert Linde, AP, RH

bob@fsoma.com

Robert Linde, Acupuncture Physician and Registered Herbalist, has studied herbs and alternative medicine since 1975 and practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 6 years. He currently runs a multi-practitioner clinic in St. Petersburg, Florida. He also created the Professional Herbalists Training Program in St. Petersburg Florida, the Florida Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild and the Pinellas Acupuncturists Co-Op (PACO). Bob is a frequent lecturer, CEU provider and regular presenter at the annual FSOMA conferences. Currently, Bob has been asked to work on topical and internal formulations that utilize herbs for a large natural products company.

Bob’s work with the Professional Herbalists Training Program for the last 6 years involves curriculum development, clinical supervision and regular instruction in an herb-only environment. His intern clinic not only provides hands on experience for his students on a weekly basis, but also low cost access for the public for safe herbal medicine. His students have gone on to acupuncture school and to run their own herbal businesses.

A commitment to creating strong community within the profession of TCM is reflected in Bob’s actions. Bob is a resource for many acupuncture students, local practitioners and led to the creation of PACO to reinforce the concepts of a supportive and inclusive profession.

Besides his participation at the annual FSOMA conferences, Bob travels to the annual American Herbalists Guild conference every year (where he holds the distinguished title of Registered Herbalist) and the Medicines of the Earth conference in Black Mountain, NC. He is also a member of the American Botanical Counsel, Acupuncturists Without Borders, American Herbalists Guild and many other related organizations.

Bob is located in the St. Petersburg area.

 

 

Rodney Dunetz, MS, AP

Rodney@fsoma.com

Rodney Dunetz is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician in private practice in Boca Raton, FL.  He was granted a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences. He specializes in pain management, anti-aging, and wellness.
Rodney is an Adjunct Professor at the Palm Beach Community College, where he teaches Wellness and Anti-aging classes. In addition, he has been a featured speaker on TV and Radio, and for groups giving talks on Oriental Medicine, Meditation, and Wellness. He is a member of Complementary Therapies Advisory Board for Hospice by the Sea, in Boca Raton, FL, and is presently working to integrate Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Meditation into Hospice Care.

Rodney was President of the Student Body at Atlantic Institute (ATOM), where he was also awarded the “Student Leader of Excellence” Award in 2007.

Rodney is located in Boca Raton near Delray Beach and Ft. Lauderdale area.

 
Rodney
     

 

Chris Flanagan, AP

chris@fsoma.com

Chris’s background includes a bachelor's degree in English and French literature, footloose travels in Europe and China, and a previous career in the film industry.  She studied acupuncture and East Asian medicine at SIOM (Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine – a small, artisanal school which incorporates the traditional apprenticeship experience into a modern school setting, and strongly emphasizes both herbal medicine and the study of medical Chinese language). Part of her education included NADA training. Her post-graduate training has included certificate coursework in classical medicine (Shang Han Lun & Wen Bing Xue) as well as training at the Chengdu University of TCM, and informal clinic observation shifts in Chengdu & Beijing professional clinics.

Chris has straddled the private and public health-care world, working in private practice settings in several Seattle neighborhoods, and in St. Petersburg, where she co-owns Clinic Amit. She has also worked at a NADA clinic in an opiate addictions treatment center, as well as at an AOM non-profit community clinic, and as a clinical supervisor at the Bastyr University clinic. Additionally, she worked as an English teacher in Chinese Universities, and as an AOM-subject book editor, both in China and in the U.S.

She helped co-found a nonprofit organization in Seattle that delivers CAM health services to homeless individuals in the Seattle area (Alternative Healthcare Action Campaign.) Over the years, Chris volunteered her time with this organization as a member of its Steering Committee, as a volunteer practitioner, and as a grant-writer. During her last few years in Seattle, she devoted her time as the volunteer Clinic Director at the non-profit Kang Wen Community Clinic. Volunteering continues to be a major theme in her life. She helped to establish and staff a free drop-in acupuncture clinic for seniors at a downtown community center in St. Petersburg. This year, she is initiating an alumni-funded scholarship at her alma mater (SIOM). Her professional affiliations include NADA membership since 2000, previous membership in the Washington AOM professional association, and participation in her local professional association (PACO, founded by FSOMA Board Member Bob Linde).

 

 

 
     

Alternate Directors

   
     

Kimberly Marrone, AP

kimberly@fsoma.com

Kimberly Marrone, A.P. is an Acupuncture Physician practicing in Delray Beach, Florida. She was granted a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Oriental Medicine from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is the coowner of Integrative Acupuncture, a busy wellness practice where all facets of patient healthcare are provided. She strongly believes in the foundation of Chinese Medicine, which is wellness, and in a new and progressive consciousness to how Americans view their own health.

She is also one of the acupuncturists on staff at the Sari Asher Center for Integrative Cancer Care in West Palm Beach, where she works with patients who are in all stages of cancer care. At the center, patients receive treatments to try to reduce the severity, intensity and duration of the side effects of traditional cancer therapies and to maintain a stronger immune system and reduce the negative side effects of stress that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

Kim was inspired to pursue Chinese Medicine as a career after surviving a serious and debilitating bike accident several years ago. During her recovery Kim used acupuncture and Herbal Medicine to help attain a complete recovery. Kim has been an athlete her whole life competing in and training for road races as well as triathlons.

Kim has spent the last 5 years expanding her continuing education in the realm of Cranial Sacral Techniques to Gynecological and Orthopedic Acupuncture. Kim has attended continuing education in Functional Medicine, Breast Cancer, and several herbal intensives. She has also had advanced training at Shanghai University of TCM in the Yue Yang Hospital of Integrated Medicine. She focused her training in Oncology, Gynecology, and Post-Stroke Neurological Conditions. While studying in China, Kim had the opportunity to observe and treat patients in a hospital setting where acupuncture and Chinese medicine were used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments. She believes that combining both Eastern and Western approaches to medicine is the best possible way to treat illness, and by using the foundations of Chinese Medicine modalities coupled with nutritional and systems-based medicine , we have a unique opportunity to bring the Wellness model to the mainstream of medicine.

“As an Acupuncture Physician in Florida, I feel that I have an obligation to help move our profession forward into the mainstream medical world. As we know, healthcare costs are crippling our economy and our country in the model we are currently in. We in holistic and wellness based medicine have an opportunity to bring this concept to the forefront of our communities. I believe that we can reach people through patient education and outreach programs in our communities. If we can articulate exactly what it is that we as profession can bring to the table we can move patients from “disease/symptom based treatments” to preventative/wellness care.”

 

 

 

Jennifer Broadwell, AP, DOM, ADS

jennifer@fsoma.com


Jennifer Broadwell, DOM, ADS, is an Acupuncture Physician licensed by the State of Florida and holds a National Certification by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She completed her undergraduate studies in Nursing in North Carolina where she developed a fascination and profound appreciation for the human body. She continued her education and training at Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL where she was awarded her Master of Oriental Medicine Degree. Her studies included specialized training in Acupuncture, Chines Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion/ Heat Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Asian Body Work, Electro-Acupuncture and Nutritional Therapy.

 

 
     

Executive Director - FSOMA Office

Doug Weber

director@fsoma.com

Phone: 800-578-4865
Fax: 866-255-5507

Doug Weber is an experienced non-profit executive with a professional career that spans more than 35 years in leadership positions including over 22 years as President & Chief Executive Officer for local United Way organizations in five major markets: Framingham, MA; Elmira/Corning, NY; Lake County, IL; Clearwater/Tampa, FL and Fort Lauderdale/Broward County, FL.

He is Founder & President of Douglas Weber & Associates, Inc. and has extensive volunteer management and outcome based strategic planning experience having worked with top Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives. He has successfully directed fund raising efforts during his professional career totaling over $227 million in charitable contributions for annual, capital and endowment funds.

For over two years, he served as a Partner with Paladin Global Partners, LLC leading the consulting firm’s non-profit practice providing his extensive philanthropic experience to industry groups crossing the non-profit, for-profit, government and education sectors.  He provides services to clients in areas of fund raising management, association management, Board/CEO governance and evaluation, executive compensation, outcome based strategic planning and evaluation, fiscal management, planned giving, brand management, segment marketing, strategic management, capital fund development, special events, grant writing and corporate/private foundation philanthropy.


He has considerable experience in non-profit merger planning and implementation and is keenly aware of the issues and dynamics between board volunteers, professional staff, donors, clients and other community stakeholders that positively or negatively impact a successful organizational merger. He served as President & CEO through several major non-profit mergers including planning, implementation and integration of merger between four United Way organizations in Corning, Elmira, Bath and Hornell, NY to form United Way of Chemung & Steuben Counties; and merger between United Way of Pinellas County, Clearwater, FL and United Way of Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL to form United Way of Tampa Bay.


He holds a BS degree in Human Relations, American Humanics Program from University of Indianapolis; an MSM degree in Non-Profit Management with a major in Fund Raising Management, Lesley University Graduate School of Management, Cambridge, MA; a Certificate in Non-Profit Executive Management from The Management Institute, Springfield College, Springfield, MA; a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from University of Michigan; and has completed Harvard University’s Negotiation Institute Training.

He is actively involved in giving back to the community as a volunteer and serves or has served on numerous Boards of Directors including Broward Education Foundation; South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America; Broward Housing Partnership; Workforce One; Children & Family Leadership Association; Responsibility Foundation; Junior Achievement of South Florida; Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce; Community Foundation of Tampa Bay; and Greater Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. He is a graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXIII and is an Eagle Scout.

Doug and his wife Nancy have two grown daughters and live in Fort Lauderdale and Apollo Beach, FL.

 

 
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