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Board of Directors

SHUJI GOTO, PhD

SHUJI GOTO, PhD

Board Chair

Dr. Goto is the President of the Goto College of Medical Arts & Sciences in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a PhD in medical sociology from the Showa University School of Medicine. He brings to the College extensive knowledge in the field of acupuncture on a worldwide basis. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (JSAM), President of the Council of Private Rehabilitation, College of Japan, and Chair of the Foundation for Training and Licensure Examination in Anma-Massage-Acupressure, Acupuncture, and Moxibustion in Japan.

DAN KENNER, PhD, LAC

DAN KENNER, PhD, LAC

Secretary

Dr. Kenner is a writer and consultant in alternative health care with 30 years of clinical experience in both East Asian and Naturopathic Medicine. He is author of Botanical Medicine: A European Professional Perspective(Paradigm, 1996), AHCC – The Japanese Medicinal Mushroom Immune Enhancer (Woodland, 2001) and the forthcoming Treatment of Infections Without Antibiotics (Holodigm, 2009), Whole-Body Healing for Cancer Recovery: Seven Steps to Support Treatment, Boost Immunity, and Build Better Health (New Harbinger, 2009) and Planning Longevity (Trédaniel, 2009). He is licensed to practice East Asian Medicine both in Japan and the U.S. and has a Ph.D. in Naturopathic Medical Science from First National University of Naturopathic Medical Sciences. film and video documentation of alternative medical breakthroughs from around the world.

HARO OGAWA, LAc, CMT, ATC

HARO OGAWA, LAc, CMT, ATC

Board Member

Mr. Ogawa is as the official team acupuncturist and massage therapist for the San Francisco Giants. Mr. Ogawa has an extensive sports medicine background and many years of professional experience working with multiple Japanese baseball, NBA, and NASCAR athletes. A Japanese-trained acupuncturist and certified Shiatsu therapist, his specialty utilizes the kinesiological field for manual therapy in sports medicine. Haro graduated with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley (AIMC Berkeley), where he supervises student interns in the school’s community clinic.

DAVID PACHECO

DAVID PACHECO

Board Member

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.

STEPHEN DAVIS, MSOM, LAc, CMQ

STEPHEN DAVIS, MSOM, LAc, CMQ

Board Member

Stephen Davis is a local native of the Bay Area where he practices Eastern medicine and is the owner of Hara Wellness in Oakland CA. He was inspired to create Hara Wellness as it connects many aspects of his lifelong study along the path of the warrior healer and his belief that everyone has a right to good health. His healing practice is an extension of his martial arts, qigong, and spirituality and how to integrate ancient Eastern philosophies into a modern context. Stephen completed his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) at Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College(AIMC)and holds certifications in numerous traditional and modern Japanese medicine modalities. Previously, Stephen had the opportunity to give back to the Bay Area community by working in the field of education as a classroom teacher, director of youth mentoring and tutoring, conflict mediation instructor, tutor to students with special needs, and as a job developer for pregnant and parenting teens. Stephen is the father of 2 small children who are his ultimate teachers of being in present moment.

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"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."

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