Anne Biris, DAc, MSOM, President
Angenette Van Lieu-Munos, JD, Treasurer
John Kokko, LAc, Vice-President
Misha Ruth Cohen, DAOM, LAc, Secretary
Andy Rosenfarb, ND, LAc, Chair, Special Advisory Committee
Anne Biris, DAc, MSOM is the founder and president of HAP. She is a Diplomate of Acupuncture and holds a Master’s in Oriental Medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. It is her belief that medical treatment should be accessible to everyone, especially those who are in desperate need of relief. Her inspiration for this particular project came from her visit to acupuncture clinics in Mumbai, India, established by Barefoot Acupuncturists. To read more about her experience in India, click here. She currently has a private practice, Eastern Integrative Services, in Dearborn and Ann Arbor, Michigan. (http://firstname.lastname@example.org)
Angenette Van Lieu, JD, has a Bachelors of Arts in Social Justice from the University of Michigan. She attended the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, graduating in 2011. She is a practicing attorney who specializes in nonprofit tax and small business, all the while enrolled in the Master of Laws Program at Northeastern University. Angenette will graduate from the program in 2016 with a concentration in International Human Rights and Economic development. She has been an intern at Community Legal Resources, a nonprofit legal services organization and presently councils HAP on legal issues. Angenette is working on the organization’s development and capacity-building plan. (http://email@example.com)
John Kokko, LAc, has been working in the field of community wellness and education for over a decade in the San Francisco bay area and in Hawaii. He has a private practice in Berkeley and also is an instructor at The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland. As a teacher and clinician, he is committed to preventive health as the first and primary measure in medicine. “A healthy community,” he observes, “depends on the integrity of every person working together in building a vibrant ecosystem. This entails accountability and the responsibility for us to help all life in every way we can, to ensure the health of the whole. It is our privilege and duty as citizens of this planet to make this happen.” He is honored to be a part of HAP in realizing this vision. (http://firstname.lastname@example.org)
Misha Ruth Cohen, OMD, LAc, is the Clinical Director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Executive Director of the Misha Ruth Cohen Education Foundation, and Research Specialist of Integrative Medicine at the University of California Institute for Health and Aging, all in San Francisco. Dr. Cohen is on the board of the Society for Integrative Oncology. She is also an elected Fellow to the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been studying and practicing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the past 40 years.
Dr. Cohen has written numerous articles, appeared on national radio and TV, and has published several books. Her most recent publication, The New Chinese Medicine Handbook: An Innovative Guide to Integrating Eastern Wisdom with Western Practice for Modern Healing, was released in October 2015. She is the author of The Chinese Way to Healing: Many Paths to Wholeness (Putnam Perigee, 1996; iUniverse, 2006), The HIV Wellness Sourcebook: An East / West Guide to Living Well with HIV/AIDS and Related Conditions (Henry Holt, 1998), and The Hepatitis C Help Book (St. Martin’s Press, 2000, 2001, and 2007). She was the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Editor for NUMEDX Magazine (http://numedx.com) and was featured as a columnist in Hepatitis Magazine / Liver Health Today for several years (“Ask Doc Misha”). She is also featured on Doc Misha’s Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine website. Recognized internationally as a senior teacher and leading expert in TCM, Dr. Cohen designed the HIV Professional Certification Program for Licensed Acupuncturists, which certified more than 200 practitioners between 1985 and 1990. In 1990 she designed the Hepatitis C Professional Training Program for Licensed Acupuncturists, which trained more than 450 practitioners from 1990 through 2009. She has trained Chinese medicine practitioners, including medical doctors in Europe and the United States, in gynecology, HIV, hepatitis, and other subjects. A full profile of Dr. Cohen may be found on Linked-In. (http://www.docmisha.com)
Dr. Andy Rosenfarb, ND, LAc, CA
Dr. Rosenfarb has been working in the field of acupuncture for over 15 years. He studied Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California, earning his Master’s of Traditional Oriental Medicine and then continuing his postgraduate studies at Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. He integrates TCM and cutting edge approaches of Naturopathic Medicine to maximize results for his patients.
Dr. Rosenfarb is the Clinical Director and founder of Acupuncture Health Associates, one of the largest and most reputable acupuncture practices in the country. He has successfully treated thousands of patients from around the world.
Dr. Rosenfarb specializes in helping people with degenerative eye conditions. He is currently among the world’s leading experts in the field of holistic eye health. He also works with patients dealing with severe chronic illness and systemic degenerative diseases using Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine to help many patients achieve recovery, while promoting long-term health and wellness.
In his spare time Andy enjoys teaching, surfing, snowboarding, hiking, martial arts and spending time with his wife Gina and three young boys David, Dalton, and Drew. (http://email@example.com)