Jennifer Surjana - President
Jennifer is a reproductive health specialist and the owner of Source Integrative Health, a holistic fertility clinic in Norfolk VA. Jennifer received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree from the Pacific College of Health and Sciences in 2020 and her Master of Science degree in TCM from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006. She moved to VA from the west coast 6 years ago, and she is proud to be able to support couples in the Hampton Roads area.
Recognizing the important place ASVA holds for our profession, Jennifer is honored to do her part to support acupuncturists in Virginia by serving on the ASVA Board of Directors.
Haley Parker - Vice President
Haley is a Virginia State Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, a New Mexico State Board Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Haley received her Master’s Degree in The Science of Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Haley’s background as a Division 1 athlete contributed to her successful strategy working with student-athletes on sports-related psychologically, competitive performance, and nutritional aspects for their athletic training. Haley’s passion for athletics and physical fitness continued to serve her as she worked as the resident acupuncturist at the prominent El Gancho Racquet and Fitness Club in Santa Fe, New Mexico before she joined Princess Cruise Lines to travel the world for 5 years. Over this time, she became extremely proficient at teaching acupuncture to guests and jump-starting their healing while they were on vacation. The past 5 years, Haley worked for Palmercare Chiropractic in two locations in Northern Virginia. She onboarded and coached the newly hired acupuncturists into the company and helped them transition into their businesses. Her passion for teaching was ignited, and she joined the University of Integrative Medicine in 2021 to teach the practice management and clinical communications curriculum. She is currently serving as the Director of Clinical Operations for the University.
Haley has worked to represent acupuncturists, as well as the community, in the healthcare system. She is passionate about our acupuncture movement across the legislative and integrative healthcare systems. She is inspired to become more informed and involved through her work with her colleagues in the State and wants to continue to encourage our professional networks and group representation across the state, nation, and even further.
Ericka Schaefer - Treasurer
Ericka received her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science degree in Chinese Nutrition from Midwest College (MCOM) in 2019. The following year, she moved from Wisconsin to Virginia and started her acupuncture career. She is honored to be able to serve the Northern Virginia community.
Ericka values the work and mission of ASVA to maintain representation for our profession and availability of care to Virginia residents.
Katie Clifton - ASA Representative & Social Media Queen
Haunani Chong Drake - Recording Secretary
Haunani Chong Drake, [houW-nuh-nee] Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, is a Licensed Acupuncturist in California (since 2011) and Virginia (since 2014), an international Yoga and Ayurveda educator, adjunct faculty for the A.A.S Yoga Studies program at Pacific College of Health Sciences (PCHS), and lead facilitator for Tula Yoga & Healing Arts. She is a bridge builder and connector by nature who has served her local, national, and international communities with holistic body, mind, and spirit wellness for over 20 years. Because of her unique ability to cross-talk between East Asian Medicine and Ayurveda she is sought out by her colleagues for her unique perspective on both systems of healing and medicine. Haunani regularly gives workshops and trainings on topics of stress management, Yoga, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, cultural stewardship, and professional practice and ethics that integrate movement, breath, self-inquiry, neuroscience, and trauma-informed healing processes.
Haunani is a proud mixed-Asian American born in Hawai’i, a mom of two, and globe-trotting military spouse to an active duty Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Returning to Virginia in 2023, she is excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve on the ASVA Board of Directors so she can take an active part in uplifting other Licensed Acupuncturists and the profession of East Asian Medicine in America in the 21st century.
Thank you to our past Board of Directors. Without you, we wouldn't be where we are today! Updated June 2023
Elaine Wolf Komarrow - Recording Secretary
Elaine Wolf Komarow is the owner of Sirius Acupuncture in Annandale, Virginia. She graduated from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now MUIH) in the mid-1990s. In 1995, she became the 4th licensed acupuncturist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Throughout the course of her career, she has been very active in promoting the acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine profession. She is a former ASVA President and AAAOM board member. She also served on the Advisory Board on Acupuncture for 10 years. Elaine is a member and supporter of POCA. She has been writing about the profession in her blog since 2013.
Elaine joined the ASVA Board of Directors (again!) because: “It’s important to me that Acupuncture continues to be available to the growing number of people who want it. Demand for acupuncture is growing, but the profession is not keeping up with that demand. I’ve learned a lot from my years in the trenches, and I want to share that knowledge before I finally head for the woods. We worked too hard to get where we are to let it slip away.”
Vivianne Gantous - ASA Representative
Vivianne has been in practice for over 18 years specializing in internal medicine and autoimmune patients. She integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine with Bio-Energetics and Functional Medicine. She is currently focusing on supporting post-partum women and has created an East/West program approach to address post-partum issues. You can find her online for telemedicine appointments and in person at Boundless Well-Being, an Integrative Eastern Medicine clinic in Virginia Beach, Va.
Vivianne received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Sciences and her Masters of Arts degree from Emperor’s College in 2004. She received her BS from Johns Hopkins Accelerated Nursing Program in 2000. Vivianne has three girls and honored to share her knowledge both as a practitioner and as a mother to navigate patients through their current diagnoses and treatment options and to guide new parents through the post-partum period.
Vivianne celebrates the profession and is grateful to support the ASVA as the ASA representative of Virginia. She believes it’s important to keep abreast of what’s happening within the profession and participate in creating a plan for its future.