Membership Meetings

Featured Speakers:

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.

She will present about the challenges and rewards of making a living as an acupuncturist.

Tyler Martin is an acupuncturist with a clinical practice in Ballard, WA serving people of all ages. In this most recent iteration Tyler has refined his unique combination of acupuncture, Tui-Na, and therapeutic exercise to offer his patients exceptional care while collaborating with a host of other providers in the area to optimize patient treatment.

He will present about marketing and branding your practice.

Meeting Agenda:



Welcome and Introduction

9:00-9:15 am

Local & National Update


9:15-9:45 am

Legislative Update

WEAMA Lobbyist, Leslie Emerick, 

9:45 am-10:30am

Speakers:  How I got a job in the Healthcare system;

Liz Artola:  Seattle Children’s

Carly Samish:  Hospice Care

10:30 am- 11:30 am

Statement from Fish and Wildlife


Lunch Break


Marketing and Branding your business:  Tyler Martin

1:00 pm-2:00pm

Treasurer’s report

2:00-2: 15 pm

Insurance update:  John Frostad

Billing 101:  Charis Wolf

(includes fee schedule/CPT codes, common diagnosis codes, how to sign up with insurance, intake forms)   

2:15- 2:45pm


Include passing of bylaws, 

name change, new board member(s)


Final Business / End Meeting