The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Board of Commissioners has announce that they have selected Mina M. Larson, NCCAOM’s former deputy executive director from a wide list of nationwide candidates, as its new CEO, effective July 22, 2019. Former CEO, Dr. Kory Ward-Cook, will stay on through December 2019 to assist with the leadership transition.
Larson has devoted the past 16 years to the NCCAOM overseeing various aspects of the organization, such as operations, development, regulatory affairs, advocacy, media relations, communications and marketing. She has played an instrumental role in helping restructure the organization to better serve NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturists, as well as the broader AOM community. She has been the primary contact for many state associations, regulatory boards, legislators, and members of the media. “With her long history of association leadership, credentialing supervision, government relations and her desire to advance the AOM profession, we are looking forward to her inspiring leadership. We are fortunate to have someone of Mina Larson’s caliber and experience to lead NCCAOM,” said NCCAOM Board Chair Afua Bromley. “She is well-respected by other AOM leaders. Our profession is at a critical moment and Mina’s business expertise, political savvy and leadership skills make her an exciting leader for the next phase of the NCCAOM’s development.”
“I am grateful to the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners to have provided me with the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization at such a pivotal time for our profession,” stated Larson. “I look forward to working with our dedicated Board and staff to make positive and meaningful impact on areas identified by our valued NCCAOM Board-Certified Acupuncturists such as public education, advancing NCCAOM certification in the federal arena, and improving professional development.”
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