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Board of Directors

David Pacheco

David Pacheco

Chair of the Board

David Pacheco is a first generation Mexican American raised in what is now called Silicon Valley. His forty-year career in education administration and legislative policy development has always strived for the betterment of all Californians. For more than a decade, he has been the Director of the California Senate Fellows (ret’d.) one of the oldest and most distinguished civic education programs in the country. He is the former Director of Communications and Intercultural Studies at UCSC Extension. He is the former Chairman of the Board for Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and was Vice-Chair (Edmond G, Brown was chair) of the U.S. Delegation to the International Congress on Traditional Medicine (Beijing 2000). David is the President of Pacheco Development Associates, providing strategic planning, outcome evaluation and technical assistance to emerging health and human service organizations serving minority communities.

Dr. Glenn Oberman, OMD, LAc.

Dr. Glenn Oberman, OMD, LAc.

Board Member

Professor Oberman is board-certified in Acupuncture Orthopedics and appointed as a Qualified Medical Evaluator by California’s Industrial Medical Council. He earned his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and his MA in International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He later studied Oriental Medicine at the California Acupuncture College and earned his Oriental Medicine Doctorate from Samra University of Oriental Medicine. Professor Oberman has served as a Director of the California State Oriental Medical Association, and currently practices privately in Berkeley. In addition to his many roles at AIMC Berkeley, Dr. Oberman oversees a specialty externship, providing acupuncture to athletes at the University of California, Berkeley.

Peter Blackman

Peter Blackman

Board Member

Peter has been working in higher education for over 20 years. He has served as faculty, academic advisor, and administrator. He worked as Director of Academic Advising & Administration at AIMC Berkeley from 2014-2018. He holds a BA degree from UC Santa Barbara, and an MS degree from the University of Oregon. He has worked at numerous colleges, including AIMC Berkeley, the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz. He is a strong supporter of integrative medicine and holistic approaches to health and healing.

Nancy Starr

Nancy Starr

Board Member

As a long time patient of acupuncture, Nancy Starr brings patient representation and perspective. Nancy became interested in eastern medicine when she experienced her first acupuncture therapy which was very successful. In addition to her personal experience as a patient, she brings 32 years of professional experience in the healthcare industry. Her work as a nuclear medicine technologist led her to recognize the limitations of Western medicine due to its compartmentalization of care. She believes a unified approach to therapy is a better way to approach the health and well-being necessary for a healthy life. Nancy states that she has received excellent care at the AIMC clinic and is looking forward to serving on the AIMC board and offering whatever service she can.

Joyce Wu, LAc.

Joyce Wu, LAc.

Board Member

Joyce practices traditional Chinese medical arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was born and raised in Guangdong, China, where holistic medicine is part of daily life. When she was a teenager, she started assisting a master acupuncturist, learning by watching.

Later, Joyce attended AIMC Berkeley and its sister school in Tokyo, the Goto College of Medical Arts & Sciences. In Japan she trained in needling techniques that maximize comfort and relaxation for the patient, including treatments where needles only touch the skin.

In her spare time, Joyce aspires to eating her way through Southeast Asia and the American South.

Nina Jung, LAc.

Nina Jung, LAc.

Board Member

Nina Jung is a Board-Certified Acupuncturist, Asian American Herbalist and Strength Coach. Nina’s passion for women’s health started in her twenties, when she experienced various hormonal imbalances – adult acne, amenorrhea, constipation and anxiety. Unable to find a treatment that worked, she dedicated the next 8 years to studying movement, nutrition and East Asian Medicine to change how women view their body- mind. She is extremely passionate about integrating East Asian medicine healing with evidence-based practices in movement and neurobiology to help women optimize their big transitions and goals – career, pregnancy, postpartum, relationships, loss and life.

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