Board of Commissioners
The NCCAOM is governed by the Chief Executive Officer and ten Commissioners. In approving nominations, the Board Development Committee considers diversity in ethnicity, gender, geographic distribution, professional experience, education and school of thought within the profession. The following is a list of current NCCAOM Commissioners. Click their name to see bio.
David Canzone, DOM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, Dipl. NBAO earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco Art Institute in 1981. He completed his Asian Medicine studies at Southwest Acupuncture College in 1988 and became licensed in New Mexico in 1989 where he has practiced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine full time in Santa Fe. In 1996 he was appointed by the Governor of New Mexico to the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He served until the year 2002 finishing his last year as Chair of the Board.
Dr. Canzone’s passion is Integrative Medicine and he has continually worked to advance the integration of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine into his community’s healthcare system. In 1996 he convinced Santa Fe’s St. Vincent’s Regional Hospital to allow DOM’s hospital privileges so that patients could have access to Acupuncture. To accomplish this goal he assisted the staff in writing standards for credentialing, wrote clinical pathways and defined a scope of practice for Oriental medicine appropriate for a hospital setting. Together with his wife, Sandra Canzone, he has worked with local Oncologists to provide access for cancer patients to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine services in various clinical settings.
Dr. Canzone has been directly involved in successful legislative efforts in New Mexico to help create one of the broadest scopes of practice for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioners in the United States. He was a founding member of the Federation of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Regulatory Agencies (FAOMRA) and served on their Board from 1997-2001. He was a participant of ACAOM’s Doctoral Task Force from 2004 – 2005 and currently serves as Chair of the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners.
Eugene London, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)®, is a graduate of the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. He attended post-graduate studies at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Yue Yang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine) and earned his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), where he has served in both faculty and administrative capacities since 1999.
Dr. London has been a California Licensed Acupuncturist and an NCCAOM Diplomate since 1987. Active for many years in community healthcare, promoting accessibility and cultural competency, his Chinese medicine clinical experience encompasses private practice, community acupuncture clinics, hospitals, and integrative medicine offices. He has served as a member of the San Francisco HIV Health Services Council, clinical director of the Immune Enhancement Project, and director of acupuncture services at St. James Infirmary. His publications include ANAC Core Curriculum for HIV Nursing (co-author, Chinese medicine modules) and Chinese Medicine: A Guide for People with HIV.
Dr. London began volunteering for the NCCAOM in the mid-1990s (initially as a point location examiner and later as a subject matter expert) and joined the Board of Commissioners in 2011. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Commissioners, Chair of the Council of Examination Committee Chairs, Chair of the Foundations of Oriental Medicine Examination Development Committee, Chair of the PDA Advisory Panel, and as a member of the Eligibility Committee, the Research Task Force, and the 2012-2013 Job Analysis Blue Ribbon Panel.
Susan A. Chapman, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, joined the NCCAOM® Board in 2007. She is currently Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Nursing, Director of the Masters program in Health Policy Nursing, and a member of the Research faculty at the Center for the Health Professions.
Chapman received her Bachelors of Science in nursing from the University of Iowa, a Master’s of Science in nursing from Boston College, a Master’s of Science in public health from Boston University, and Doctorate in Health Services and Policy Analysis from U.C. Berkeley.
Susan currently chairs the Finance /Audit Committee and is a member of the Research Committee.
As an NCCAOM® triple Diplomate, Jan Ste Germaine has been in an Oriental Medicine (OM) private practice for 22 years. In that time, she sat as a director on a national board; created, administrated, and taught OM programs in the Kansas City metroplex, in massage schools and community colleges; participated in Missouri and Kansas legislative initiatives to secure the profession; and presented lectures and seminars in local businesses building bridges with the community. Privileged to study with Shiatsu Master Shizuko Yamamoto, she transitioned from a 14-year career teaching in the public schools to Shiatsu practitioner. Further studies in Boston included instruction from Cindy Banker and Barbara Blanchard at the New England Shiatsu Center.
In October, 1992 she traveled to Beijing, China to study at Guan-an-men Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1994-1995 she attended a two-year course in Chinese Herbal Medicine with Ted J. Kaptchuk, OMD. Ste Germaine graduated in 1999 with a master’s of science in Oriental medicine from the Midwest College in Chicago, Illinois.
Member of AAAOM, AOBTA®, and the AAM (Acupuncture Association of Missouri), she serves as chair of AAM’s Fundraising Committee. In 2007 she was nationally elected to NCCAOM®’s Board of Commissioners and now serves on NCCAOM®’s Eligibility Committee, Finance/Audit Committee, Recertification Committee and the Foundations of Oriental Medicine Exam Development Committee.
Ste Germaine has been honored with the AOBTA President’s Award, an Outstanding Service award in 1998, and Continued Service award in 2005.
Dr. Ward-Cook has over 35 years of experience as a medical laboratory professional, educator, and executive in association management. She is certified as a medical technologist, MT(ASCP) and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Ward-Cook served as the Executive Director for the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) Board of Registry and Senior Vice President for the ASCP.
In the past, Dr. Ward-Cook has served as a faculty member and a program director for both a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program and a Medical Technology (MT) program. While serving as a faculty member and program director of the MT program in the School of Allied Health Professions at the Ohio State University, Dr. Ward-Cook also maintained a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology. As a tenured Associate Professor, Dr. Ward-Cook instructed and served as an advisor for undergraduate students in medical technology, graduate students in the School of Allied Health Professions and the Department of Pathology.
Currently, Dr. Ward-Cook serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). During her tenure at the NCCAOM® she has been instrumental in bringing computer based testing to the organization, and facilitated an 86% increase in the media and public awareness of the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession through press releases and pubic relations efforts. In 2007, Dr. Ward-Cook successfully orchestrated a successful relocation of the national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia to Jacksonville, Florida. In 2008 she co-directed the organization’s most recent practice analysis resulting in the publication of the 2008 Job Task Analysis: A Report to the AOM Profession. Dr. Ward-Cook also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC).
Weiyi Ding, MD (China), Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)® earned an MD from Shanghai University of TCM in 1976 and an RN degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Ding was a core faculty member at Shanghai University of TCM for 10 years and has been a professor at Bastyr University since 1996.
She has practiced acupuncture and Chinese Herbology combined with Western medicine for over 35 years which include eight years RN experience at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center. She is the co-author of several TCM books published in China.
Ding has been a member and chair of several NCCAOM examination developing committees for the past 15 years. Currently, Ding is the Chair of the Council of Exam Committee Chairs, Chair of the Chinese Herbology Examination Development Committee, Co-Chair of the Board Development Committee and Co-Chair of the Job Analysis Blue Ribbon Panel and a member of the Research Committee.
Tess Hahn, OMD, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac., currently practices Traditional Chinese Medicine near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dr. Hahn earned her baccalaureate at California State University, and graduated from California Acupuncture College. After her clinical internship at the Institute of Traditional Medicine, Beijing, she practiced acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine in Germany until moving to California, where she practiced acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for several years. Hahn earned her OMD at SAMRA University and completed her training in Acupuncture Orthopedics at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
She has been an active member of the Idaho Acupuncture Association since 1991. Hahn served as a Commissioner on the Idaho Board of Acupuncture between 1999 and 2005. In November 2005, she received a Commendation for Distinguished Public Service from Idaho’s Governor.
At the national level, Tess represented Idaho on the Federation of Acupuncture Regulatory Agencies (FAOMRA) and held the office of vice-president of that organization until 2005 when she was elected as a Commissioner on the Board of the NCCAOM.
Since January 2006, Tess has held various positions on the Commission, including Board Chair from 2009-2011. She currently serves on the Finance/Audit Committee, the Biomedicine Exam Development Committee (EDC) and recently served on the Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on International Eligibility (BRAPIE).
One of her keenest interests at NCCAOM has been working as a subject matter expert and Board Liaison on the Foundations of Oriental Medicine and Biomedicine EDC’s. She was the first chair of the Council of Exam Committee Chairs (CECC) and devoted considerable time to the NCCAOM’s 2008 Job & Tasks Analysis, particularly in the compilation of the list of KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) which informs the current examinations’ content outlines. She is currently serving as Co-Chair of the 2012-13 Job Analysis Blue Ribbon Panel.
Denise Hsu, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, was born and educated in Shanghai, China. She received her medical degree from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been trained in both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Hsu completed her internship and residency in the Teaching Hospital of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shanghai Second Medical University. There, she practiced in Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and Western surgical technology in the Orthopedic Department.
Hsu has over twenty-eight years of expertise in practicing acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She is a certified acupuncturist with experience serving on both California association and national boards. These involvements included working as a Board Member at the California Certified Acupuncture Association between 1988 and 1993. She has been a teaching professor for the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco since 1990, and has served as chair of the Chinese Medicine Department since 2000. Hsu has worked for Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara since 1998 and also maintains her private practice in Sunnyvale, California.
Hsu makes her contribution to the medical profession by using her solid education in Chinese medicine to serve the AOM community. She currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for NCCAOM® and is a member of the Governance Documents Committee, the Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Committee (PEDC), the Eligibility Committee, the Recertification Committee, Board Liaison to the Acupuncture and Point Location Examination Development Committee (EDC). Hsu also recently served on the Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on International Eligibility (BRAPIE) and the Translation Subcommittee.
Mike Klug, J.D., serves as a consultant to the SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) National Resource Center’s volunteer risk and program management project under a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL). From 2004 to 2010, he worked for the Health Assistance Partnership (HAP) and directed its Medicare Education and Training team from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining HAP, Mike consulted for several organizations that deal with Medicare education, outreach, and advocacy, including the Westport Cooperative Services’ Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) of Kansas City, Missouri; the SHIP National Resource Center, and the Citizen Advocacy Center’s (CAC) QUALNet program, providing support and technical assistance for the beneficiary board members of Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO).
Mike has worked as a trainer, writer and volunteer program manager for more than twenty-five years. He began his career as a consultant trainer for AARP’s Medicare-Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) and later joined AARP’s staff, working at its headquarters in Washington, DC and at regional and state offices in Kansas City. He received his B.A. degree from St. Louis University in 1977 and is a 1984 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa.
Mike serves as a public member on the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. He serves as Chair of the Governance Documents Committee, Co-Chair of the Board Development Committee, and a member of the Recertification Committee.
Dennis Moseman, D.C., M.S., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) ®, L.Ac., is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta Georgia where he received a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1992. Additionally, he graduated from the New York College of Health Professions in Syosset, New York in 1999, earning a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture. Upon graduation he became a Licensed Acupuncturist in New York State, and an NCCAOM Diplomate in Acupuncture.
Dr. Moseman’s teaching experience started in 1994 teaching the biomedical sciences to students in AOM Colleges. During this time and since receiving his Masters in Acupuncture, he has taught in various capacities at several New York area AOM colleges. He has taught both biomedical as well as acupuncture related courses for over a decade. Dr. Moseman also began working as a college administrator in 2002 and he has served in various administrative levels including Chair of Health Sciences at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Dean of the Graduate School of Oriental Medicine at New York College of Health Professions. In 2007 Dr. Moseman became the Dean of Studies at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City and currently holds this position.
Dr. Moseman recently served as a member ACAOM’s First Professional Doctoral Task force, which was responsible with finalizing the standards to be adopted for the recently approved First Professional Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Moseman began his work with the NCCAOM in 2007 where he volunteered on the Biomedicine Exam Development Committee and is currently the Chair of the Biomedicine Exam Development Committee (EDC). In addition to the Biomedicine EDC he also serves on the Finance/ Audit Committee, the Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Committee (PEDC) and the Council of Examination Committee Chairs (CECC).
Zonglan Xu, MD(China), Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, L. Ac., is a graduate of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Jinan, Shandong, China. She began volunteering for the NCCAOM in the mid-1990s, initially as a point location examiner and item writer for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (she was a part of a team that developed the first Chinese Herbology exam for NCCAOM) and later as a subject matter expert on the Acupuncture and Point Location Exam Development Committee (EDC).
After graduating in 1982 with training in the integrated medical environment in China with specialization in traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology, she has been an educator and practitioner of Oriental Medicine in China and the U.S. She has been an NCCAOM Diplomate and Florida Licensed Acupuncturist since 1990. Because of her decades of quality teaching, practical experiences and enthusiasm for the patients and profession, she was appointed to the Florida Board of Acupuncture by the Florida governor in 2002 and served eight years including Chair of the Board from 2004 to 2008.
She has numerous publications on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in both China and the U.S. Her Pocket Handbooks on Chinese Herbology have received worldwide praise by practitioners and students alike. Besides dedicating herself to TCM education, she has been working in the Government sponsored Acupuncture Detoxification Program and maintains her active private practice in South Miami. She is also actively involved in the community to promote accessibility of Chinese culture.
She serves as Vice President for the Florida Acupuncture Association and has contributed countless hours to build and maintain the high standards for the profession as well as for the protection and benefit of public safety. As a new Commissioner to the NCCAOM Board, Zonglan serves as a member of the Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Committee (PEDC) and a member of the Acupuncture with Point Location Exam Development Committee (EDC). She is also serving on the 2012-2013 Job Analysis Blue Ribbon Panel.
Committees, Taskforces and Panels
NCCAOM® 2011 Biomedicine Exam Development Committee
NCCAOM committees, taskforces and panels are appointed by the Board of Commissioners to assist them in governing more efficiently by investigating, deliberating, and analyzing special issues on behalf of the Board. Committee initiatives allow for the majority of the Board’s work to take place between meetings which allows the Commissioners to focus on the strategic goals and critical decisions of the organization.
Finance/ Audit Committee
Governance Documents Committee
Board Development Committee
Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Committee
Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on International Applicants
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Council of Examination Committee Chairs
Acupuncture and Point Location Exam Development Committee
Chinese Herbology Exam Development Committee
Foundation of Oriental Medicine Exam Development Committee
Biomedicine Exam Development Committee
Asian Bodywork Therapy Exam Development Committee
NCCAOM® Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel
PDA Advisory Panel
NCCAOM® is continually seeking high profile experts and broad thinking people in the fields of Acupuncture, Oriental medicine, Chinese herbology, and Asian bodywork therapy to serve on committees. Normally the NCCAOM looks to its volunteer base when considering potential new Board members.
Committees, Taskforces and Panels are established by the BOC (Board of Commissioners) to assist them in governing more efficiently. The Board establishes standing committees. Committees assist the Board by investigating, deliberating, and analyzing special issues on behalf of the Board. Committee initiatives allow for the majority of the Board’s work to take place between meetings which further allows the Commissioners to focus on the strategic goals and critical decisions of the organization. Occasionally taskforces or panels are created for a very specific time-limited purpose. A Taskforce is an ad hoc committee assigned by the Board of Commissioners to research a specific initiative. A special advisory group assigned by the Board of Commissioners to research/discuss a specific topic is considered a panel.
Examination Development Committees (EDCs) are established to provide exam development services and examination standard setting. Members of the NCCAOM EDCs serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who offer their professional expertise in developing the NCCAOM Examination Item Banks, and assist with determining the minimum passing score for all examinations the NCCAOM offers.
For information on the NCCAOM volunteer policies, committee charges and responsibilities, as well as position descriptions the following volunteer resources are available:
Please contact the NCCAOM Executive Office for more information on becoming an NCCAOM volunteer.