Cynthia McMohan-King--Vice President
Cynthia McMahon King, LAc RPh is a graduate of NESA 89' and has been practicing Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine for 25 years. She holds a Master of Acupuncture and a BS in Pharmacy. Cynthia served on the AOMM board for 10 years and is president emeritus. Ms McMahon King was staff at Fallon Clinic in Worcester, worked at St Vincent's Hospital, Worcester and is presently staff at Emerson Hospital, Concord. She has lectured and presented on Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine at Boston College and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences as well as continuing education courses for nurses and pharmacists in the state of Massachusetts. Her private practice is in Westford, The Healing Point, offering acupuncture & integrative medicine. There she combines acupuncture, chinese and western herbs as well as homeopathy to facilitate wellness in her patients. Cynthia has 3 great healthy children, Luke 18, Moriah 22, Olivia 24 who grew up using natural modalities as a first choice medicine. Cynthia is an avid cyclist and skier. Ms McMahon King looks forward to serving on the AOMSM board as Vice President, Chair of the Membership Committee, and committee member of hospitals and legislation.
Rebecca Schirber--Past President
Rebecca holds master’s degrees in both Acupuncture and Physical Rehabilitation Counseling. Her professional background includes 17 years of experience in the mental health field, along with six years as a professional chef. She is also certified in Somatic Movement Therapy and Acupressure. Personal development and self-awareness are important to Rebecca. She recognizes that as we open to what we can learn in relationship, we deepen our connection to ourselves and others. As part of her practice as a chef, Rebecca has refined a holistic approach to menu planning and meal preparation, and offers food selection to address health concerns, such as gluten and dairy sensitivities. Rebecca loves the outdoors and being in nature, and she maintains a daily meditation and vigorous exercise practice.
Kathleen Tamilio-Awed--Membership Committee Chair, Hospital Affiliation Committee Chair
Since the early 1990s, Kathleen has been recognized as an expert in integrative medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine. She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture, becoming one of the first graduates of the Masters program of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
In 1991 Kathleen established Acupuncture Associates of Worcester, an integrative practice with a focus on restoring Health and maintaining lifelong Wellness. In 1994 she was elected Acupuncturist of the Year by the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She served two consecutive terms as President of The Massachusetts Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine between 2004 and 2008.
Her distinguished career and leadership in complementary medicine includes work in partnership with health institutions such as University of Massachusetts, Great Brook Valley Healthcare, Holy Cross College and WPI Health Services.
For the past 25 years, she has been involved in education as a parent, facilitator and child advocate.
Jimmy Chuang Duong--Student Representative
Jimmy is a licensed massage therapist, a certified Polarity Therapist and Reiki Master, however he will be a student for life. He combines western muscular therapy with acupressure, Tui Na, and Shiatsu to provide only the best results.
He earned a dual undergrad degree concentrating in Business Finance & Insurance and Marketing at Northeastern University. He is currently enjoying his 3rd year in a 4-year program as a candidate for a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Jimmy is here today to share his knowledge on pain. His burning desire is to help people improve their quality of life through pain and stress management.