All Volunteer Board of Directors
The WAEMA Board of Directors meet monthly to advance the work of the organization. To learn more about board leadership, or to request an issue to add to an upcoming agenda, please contact Christine Opiela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charis Wolf, Dipl. Ac., MSTCM, PhD-S
Charis Wolf, MSTCM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., is a Nationally licensed acupuncturist practicing in WA state, a clinical herbalist with a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been in practice for over 11 years and previously had 4 years of Chemistry including laboratory experience doing biomedical research.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT & TREASURER
Dr. JianFeng Yang LAc, MAc, EAMP
Dr. Yang graduated from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1970. He has taught acupuncture and TCM for more than 27 years both in China and the United States.
To date, Jianfeng Yang has received his master degree of medicine in China in 1983 and has held the position of visiting professor at the Chengdu University of TCM. He served as the president of the Acupuncture College at the Chengdu University of TCM, one of five members of the standing council, Sichuan Branch of the China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, as well as the Director of the Clinic Branch at the Chengdu Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
Dr. Catherine Dayhoff, DAOM, Dipl.Ac, LAc
Catherine Dayhoff, DAOM, Dipl.Ac, LAc received her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, OR and received her master degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle Washington. Catherine is licensed to practice in WA and CO.
Jeremy Gilsoul M.S. L.Ac
Jeremy earned his massage therapy certificate from East West Healing Arts Institute, in Madison, WI, before attending the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Racine, WI, where he earned a bachelor in nutrition science and his master’s in Oriental medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Jeremy is Nationally Board Certified by NCCAOM in Acupuncture and is licensed to practice acupuncture in both Washington and Wisconsin. Jeremy trained in balance method acupuncture under Dr. Richard Tan and began studying functional medicine under Chris Kresser L.Ac, through his Kresser Institute in 2016.
Tyler Martin L.Ac. EAMP
Tyler has been in private practice for over 13 years and is the owner of Fit Acupuncture in the Ballard area of Seattle. Prior to his training in acupuncture, Tyler worked as an international model based out of Paris, Milan, and New York. HIs work in advertising has given him a unique understanding of branding and promotion that he has used to build a robust private practice.
Carly Samish, LAc
Carly Samish is an acupuncturist with a clinical practice in Olympia serving people of all ages. She works with hospice organizations to provide acupuncture and advocacy for patients at end of life. She also teaches and writes about bodywork, Chinese medicine, and business practices.
WAEMA Past Presidents