NCCAOM 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.
Janet Zand, Board Chair
O.M.D., Dipl. Ac., C.H., O.M. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac., CCN
Education and Experience
Iman Majd, Immediate Past Chair
MD, MS, EAMP/L.Ac., Dip. ABFM,
ABoIM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, DABMA,
ABIHM, Certified GUNN-IMS
Education and Experience
Nicholas Dougherty, Board Commissioner
and Member at Large
DAOM, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac.
Education and Experience
Steven L. Rosenblatt, Board Commissioner
M.D., PhD, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac,
Education and Experience
Belinda (Beau) Anderson, Board Commissioner
PhD, MA(Ed), Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac.
Education and Experience
Nicholas Dougherty, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)<sup>®</sup>
Dr. Dougherty has worked in private practice settings as well as one of the leading Integrative Medicine clinics in the United States, the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. Through this work, he has garnered a unique view on the integrative approach to healthcare.
Dr. Dougherty is a graduate of the Master’s program at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) in Minnesota, 2009. His need for further personal advancement and passion for education led Dr. Dougherty to continue his education by enrolling in the first doctorate program for TCM in Minnesota, of which he graduated in 2018 with a focus on integrative psychology and reproductive health.
Dr. Jayne Tsuchiyama, D.A.O.M., Dipl. O.M. D.Ac. (NCCAOM)<sup>®</sup>
Dr. Jayne Tsuchiyama, L.Ac. DAOM, MS, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)®, is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, NY. She earned her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. Dr. Tsuchiyama is a licensed acupuncturist in New York and Hawaii and an NCCAOM diplomate since 2004. She founded and runs the acupuncture programs in the cancer and women’s centers at The Queens Medical Center, the largest hospital in the Pacific Basin. Appointed by two governors, she served for 8 years on the state Board of Acupuncture – four years as Chair.
Dr Tsuchiyama has been a four time recipient of major annual grants from Susan G Komen for the Cure to support a program to provide acupuncture treatment for low income breast cancer patients.
Her collaborative work in the hospitals with oncology patients, young and old was recognized with awards by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare, Acupuncturists without Borders and I’mi Hale, a native Hawaiian Cancer Network.
Dr Tsuchiyama appears regularly at the state capitol and local media, testifying and communicating her advocacy for our profession.
Dr. Tsuchiyama joined the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners in 2020.
Beverly L. Black, MHSA, CAE
Beverly L. Black, MHSA, CAE, has over 25 years of managerial experience with national, statewide, and community-based programs in non-profit, health-related, and educational associations and organizations. Her primary focus is on organizational excellence, strong governance skills and leadership development. She also has worked with many boards to optimize their performance, created strategic plans that guide organizations’ growth, and enhanced and updated many organizations’ bylaws and policies.
Currently, she is retired from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and now serves association clients as a consultant and educator on Board training, strategic planning and bylaws review and enhancement.
Additionally, Ms. Black has served on state and national Boards of Directors in the health field. She was elected Chair of both the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) and its Foundation. She currently serves as a Public Member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Board of Directors. She has also worked as an active member of the American Society of Association Executives’ CAE Commission and Small-Staff Committee. She also currently serves on the Education Committee for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.
Ms. Black has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of NC at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University. She was awarded the Certified Association Executive designation in 1996 and GSAE’s Clifford M. Clarke Award.
Ms. Black is a Public Member and her service as Commissioner on the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners began in February 2021.
Matthew P. Stanley
Matthew P. Stanley, CAE currently serves Richmond Public Schools, in Richmond, Virginia, as the Director of Advocacy and Outreach in the Office of Engagement, leading the school division’s government advocacy efforts and community outreach strategies. In 2020, Matthew was named one of Richmond’s Top 40 under 40 in Style Weekly, the region’s weekly culture and arts periodical.
Matthew was previously a partner at AEGIS Associates, LLC, a state government relations and association management firm in Richmond, Virginia. Within a portfolio of non-profit and corporate clients in the healthcare and educator sectors, he served as the Associate Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) and the Virginia Coalition of Private Provider Associations (VCOPPA). Matthew is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and previously served on the Virginia Society of Association Executives’ Board of Directors.
Within the Richmond community, he has served on several Boards and Commissions including service as President of the Fan District Association, Treasurer of the Monroe Park Conservancy, and Chair of the City Council Compensation Review Advisory Committee.
Matthew graduated with dual degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in International Studies and French Language. In addition to his studies at VCU, he studied at Sciences Po Aix, also known as Institut d’Études Politiques in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Matthew began his first term on the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners in February 2017 as a Public Member and currently serves as Secretary.
Belinda (Beau) Anderson, PhD, MA(Ed), LAc. Dr. Anderson is Associate Dean and Professor of Allied Health at Pace University in the
College of Health Professions (NY), an Associate Clinical Professor at Albert Einstein
College of Medicine (Bronx, NY), and a Research Professor at Pacific College of Health and Science (Pacific College, NY). She earned her PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Sydney (Australia), her Masters in Higher Education from Teachers College Columbia University, and her Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (New England School of Acupuncture).
Dr. Anderson has over 25 years of administrative, clinical, research and
teaching experience. She was the Academic Dean at Pacific College for 12 years (2006-
2018). Dr. Anderson is an NIH-funded researcher, and her recent research focuses on
implementing acupuncture in community-based clinics, educating clinicians in evidence based medicine, and the use of Chinese herbs to treat COVID-19 symptoms.
Dr. Anderson was a member of the NIH National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health 2018-2021, serves as Deputy Editor for Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, and is Co-Chair of the Research Working Group of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) within the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM).
From 2009-2018 she maintained a Chinese medicine private practice at New York
University Fertility Center and is an internationally recognized expert in the use of
acupuncture to improve assisted reproductive outcomes. In 2020 Dr. Anderson completed the Duke University year-long Leadership in Integrative Health and Medicine program.
She was elected to the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners in 2023.
Janet Zand, L.Ac., O.M.D., Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, has over thirty years of private practice experience in natural medicine including: acupuncture, herbal medicine, functional medicine and nutrition. She has taught and lectured to physicians, acupuncturists, chiropractors and nurses since 1983.
Dr. Zand is the author of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child, A Parent’s Guide to Medical Emergencies, and Smart Medicine for Healthier Living (Penguin/Putnam Publishing, 1994, 1997, 1998, respectively).
She was the cofounder and Chairman of the Board of Zand Herbal Formulas, Inc. from 1978-2002.
In 2009, Dr. Zand engaged in a unique nitric oxide research project and the ultimate co-formulation with the University of Texas of NEO40, by Neogenis Labs. There have been more than 1.5 million doses of this ground breaking nitric oxide nutritional supplement sold.
In 2015, Zand was inducted into the Hall of Legends, and acknowledged by the National Nutritional Food Association and New Hope as a thought leader, innovator and leader in the natural products industry.
Zand began her first term on the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners in February, 2017 and was elected Chair of the Board in 2023.
Steven L. Rosenblatt, M.D., PhD, L.Ac
Steven L. Rosenblatt, M.D., PhD, L.Ac, is licensed as a medical doctor in California and Hawaii. He is residency trained in Family Practice at Kaiser Hospital, Riverside, California and is currently board certified in Urgent Care Medicine.
He graduated with a PhD in research from UCLA (Dissertation entitled, “The Electrophysiological Correlates of Acupuncture Points”) and then attended the prestigious Hong Kong Acupuncture College, under the direction of Dr. James Tin-Yau So. He was one of the first Westerners licensed to practice Acupuncture in the U.S., with license number 8 in the State of Oregon.
Dr. Rosenblatt was the Founder and past President of the California Acupuncture College. He was the co-founder and Clinical Director of the UCLA Acupuncture Clinic
He also served for 6 years as a commissioner on the national Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which conferred national accreditation on the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine schools in North America.
He is currently National Board Certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM) and in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
He is the author of several research articles and the best-selling book “The Starch Blocker Diet” published by HarperCollins. His most recent book “The Birth of Acupuncture in America: The White Crane’s Gift” was published by Balboa Books (October 2016).
Dr. Rosenblatt is a nationally recognized leader in the field of Integrative Medicine and his major interest is the utilization of dynamic clinical models to enhance the healthcare delivery system in the US. He maintains a busy clinical practice combining Family Practice medicine and complementary modalities at his office in West Los Angeles and at his clinical practice on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island in Hawaii. He is currently on staff at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.
Daniel Jiao, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, currently serves as a credentialed acupuncturist with the Sutter Home, Palo Alto Medical Center Foundation Medical Group in the Department of Integrative Medicine. He has served as the chief instructor for Oriental Medicine in the Medical Acupuncture Program at Stanford University. In addition, he taught in the Department of Health Sciences at California State University at Long Beach. Presently, Dr. Jiao is a part-time director in the Doctoral Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. He previously served as a consultant for the California State Acupuncture Board and site-visit team member for the State Accreditation Committee. Jiao also continues serve part-time as a faculty at the American College of TCM’s California Institute of Integral Studies.
Dr. Jiao has served on the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners in various positions, including Chair and Vice Chair. He was most recently elected to serve as Treasurer in 2023.
Dr. Majd, MD, MS, EAMP/L.Ac, Dip. ABFM, ABoIM, Dipl. Ac.(NCCAOM)®, DABMA, ABIHM, Certified GUNN-IMS, is the Founding Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Clinic at the University of Washington. He is an Integrative Medicine physician, who has a wholistic approach to health. In His practice, Dr. Majd, combines a whole-health approach with conventional medicine to optimize patients’ health.
Dr. Majd achieved his Master’s degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University, is an NCCAOM Board Certified acupuncturist®, and is also certified by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture (DABMA).
Dr. Majd serves as faculty at the Department of Family Medicine at UW, he is board-certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABoIM). He is actively involved with national and international organizations to promote and integrate acupuncture services in mainstream medicine. He also worked as a United States representative with International Organization for Standardization to set standards for acupuncture.
His clinical and research interests include an integrative approach to neurodegenerative disorders, pain management and immune wellness. He is strongly committed to the notion of a more inclusive and collaborative health care model that embraces and incorporates different disciplines and providers in patient care.
Dr. Majd joined the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners in 2014 and is passionate about teaching and sharing best practices regarding acupuncture and integrative medicine to the next generation of providers.
In his position as Immediate Past Chair, Dr. Majd will continue to be an advocate of qualified and competent acupuncturists through NCCAOM National Board Certification.
P. Divya Parikh, MPH, CAE
P. Divya Parikh, MPH, CAE is the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Data Governance for The Doctors Company (TDC), which is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. Prior to joining TDC, she served as Vice President of Research & Education for the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Association for nearly 15 years, with responsibilities in leading key strategic initiatives for research, education, and technology. Ms. Parikh has published numerous articles discussing MPL claims trends in medical journals as well as industry-related publications. She presents at workshops and meetings for the MPL industry domestically and internationally. Prior to joining the MPL community, Ms. Parikh served as the Clinical Research Coordinator and Intramural Training Director at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ms. Parikh holds a Master of Public Health Degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Mina Larson, M.S., MBA, CAE
Mina Larson, M.S., MBA, CAE
Mina Larson has utilized her association management and leadership experience to serve the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for the past 16 years, moving up to the Chief Executive Officer position in July 2019. Ms. Larson helped create the public relations and marketing department and launched a media campaign that brought national recognition to NCCAOM and its Diplomates. She also led the Advocacy team that has helped bring federal recognition to NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturist™.
Ms. Larson has devoted many hours overseeing NCCAOM’s Regulatory Affairs Department, partnering with states to adhere to NCCAOM standards for the safe and ethical practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM). She also utilizes her years of legislative and lobbying experience to advocate for the advancement of NCCAOM certification both at the state and federal level. Ms. Larson also spearheaded the Vision 2020 Plan that resulted in NCCAOM to become paperless, improved staff productivity, and enabled NCCAOM to move their headquarters to Washington D.C. with a focus on advocacy and services for its Diplomates. Prior to arriving at the NCCAOM, she served in former California Governor Pete Wilson’s Executive Office and Communications Office and handled media relations for the California State Assembly. Ms. Larson holds a Master of Science in Non-Profit Association Management and MBA from University of Maryland Global Campus as well as a CAE from ASAE. She also has a dual bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Government from California State University, Sacramento. She has also taught various training workshops throughout the country on improving media relations, marketing and advocacy.