Maryland Acupuncture Society Leadership

Service on the MAS Executive Board is open to any professional or student MAS member. Board members pay no membership dues and attend all MAS seminars for free! In addition, board members are given a travel allowance to attend conferences around the U.S.

Working with the MAS board is an excellent way to be of service to the acupuncture community, build professional contacts, and make a difference!

Click on each Board position title below for a photo of the current officer and more information on the position.

If you are interested in board service, contact the MAS board president by email at:

Current Board Members (updated April 11, 2019)
Title   Since Term Election
David Blaiwas
April 2016
2 Spring 2020
TreasurerChristina Van Norman April 2016
1 Sept 2019
Secretary / Newsletter Editor Grace Ganel (appointed) April 2019 1 Spring 2020
Vice President of Internal Affairs Sheri DePetro April 2016 2 Spring 2020
Vice President of External Affairs Tracy Soltesz April 2016 1 Sept 2019
Vice President of Public Affairs
Jennum O'Hara
March 2018 1
Spring 2020
Member-at-Large / Membership Chair Denise Tyson(appointed) June 2018 1 Sept 2019
Student Liaison Mark Greiner 2019 1 Appointed

Board members serve for a term of two years and can serve for no more than three consecutive terms in the same office. Most officers begin serving appointed (App. in the chart above)by the board and ratified by the membership at the subsequent annual meeting to fill out a term where the existing officer has resigned mid-term. Official terms start in even numbered years for the President, secretary, VP of public affairs, VP of Internal Affairs, and in odd numbered years for the remaining officers. The Student Liaison is a special position appointed by the board.

Service on a MAS committee is open to any MAS member. Committee members receive a 50% discount on MAS continuing education seminars! Committee Chairs receive a complimentary MAS membership and attendance at MAS seminars.

The following committees are currently active:

Continuing Education Chair: Sheri Depetro
Legislative Chair: Vacant

For more information or to apply, contact the president of MAS by email at:

The MAS board and committees are governed by the MAS Bylaws. Members of MAS may request a copy of the bylaws from

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