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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.

Joyce Wu, LAc.

Joyce Wu, LAc.

Secretary

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. Joyce attended the Acupuncture & Integrated Medicine College in 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. Joyce continued her education in Austria, where she received specialist training at the Wittlinger Lymphedema Clinic.

David de Figueiredo

David de Figueiredo

Treasurer

David has more than 32 years’ experience working in the financial services industry. He retired from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. where he was responsible for all aspects of Credit, Operational, and Compliance Risk for Wells Fargo Practice Finance, a $2 billion division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Prior to the acquisition of Greater Bay Bank by Wells Fargo & Company, David was Chief Credit Officer for the Specialty Finance Division of Greater Bay Bank, N.A. (which included Matsco, Greater Bay Capital, SBA Lending, Greater Bay Funding, Greater Bay International, and Greater Bay Residential Mortgage). Prior to joining Greater Bay Bank, N.A., David held various Credit and Risk positions with other banks and other Wells Fargo lines of business. In 2022, he rejoined the Board of Lincoln, a 140-year agency serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, where he previously held the positions of Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair. David termed off the Board of Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. in 2022 after serving as its Treasurer and then Vice Chair. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

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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