I have a commitment to community service, and over the past several
years have been involved in national and international relief responses to natural disasters. Presently, I am the Haiti
Operations Manager with Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB), which has partnered with Pathways to Wellness (Pathways-www.pathwaysboston.org)
to launch a relief response to the crisis in Haiti. Over the
past year I have been an instructor with AWB, facilitating the all volunteer acupuncture corps trainings.
A Sarasota, Florida Herald Tribune Channel SNN6 news
segment reports on our first trip to Haiti in February.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and for the
next year-and-a-half, I made periodic trips to New Orleans to join AWB in delivering care to relief workers
and resident survivors following the devastation wreaked by the hurricane.
In 1998, following the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Mitch, I was recruited by Dr. Maria Dolores Diaz
to assist with the Honduras Healing Relief Project. As a fully bilingual and bicultural member of the team, I helped train
medical doctors, Red Cross workers and other first responders to provide acupuncture treatments.