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Board of Directors 2016-2017

Allison Blaisdell
Acting President


Tim Eng

Tim Eng is an LAc. (Massachusetts and Oregon) and Chinese Medicine Practitioner with particular expertise in sport, work and orthopedic-related injuries. He holds an M.Ac.O.M. from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, an M.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and is certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture®. In his previous career in the Nike Sports Research Lab, he evaluated the performance of their athletic footwear and equipment as a biomechanics researcher.

Tim is nationally board certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He served on the Oregon Health Authority’s Pain Management Commission helping pain patients by influencing public policy and legislation for 6 years until his recent relocation to the Boston area. His current interest with the AOMSM is to help increase patient access to acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. When he’s not working at the HolliBalance Well-Being Center in Boston, Tim practices tai chi chuan, bicycles, snowboards, and enjoys golf.
Amy Mager, Secretary

Amy Mager MS, Lic.Ac. Diplomate OM, (NCCAOM)  has been licensed to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 1990. She trained in CA where she was first licensed. Amy graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University and an MS in Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She apprenticed for two years with midwife and acupuncturist Dr. Raven Lang OMD.

Amy is a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has been in private practice in CA and MA for over 25 years. Amy was the staff acupuncturist at Cradle Maternal Wellness Center and is co-owner of The Wellness House in Northampton, a multidisciplinary healing center. She also runs a Women's Wellness low-cost clinic at the Wellness House on Tuesday evenings.

Amy is a trained birth assistant and childbirth educator through Informed Birth and Parenting. She was a volunteer breastfeeding counselor for 16 years through the WIC program and is a trained lactation counselor.

Amy has been published in the books Parenting From the Heart and Round the Circle as well as on Huffington She has a bi-weekly radio segment with Bob Flaherty on WHMP, "Healing Outside the Box, Inside the Heart". Most recently she was invited to speak at the ACOG Junior division conference for Medical students & Residents on the effectiveness of acupuncture in Women's Healthcare. For a more in depth bio of Amy please visit

Naomi Alison

Wyatt LaCoss

I am the owner and primary care provider for the New England Center for Acupuncture & Herbs in Arlington, MA and have been in practice since 2001.  I am a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Certified in Auriculotherapy by the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute and licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  

I studied and earned my Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (the oldest school in the country for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) specializing in Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture as well as in Chinese herbal medicine.  I received my instruction from Master Sensei’s Diane Iuliano, Shoji Kobayashi, Tetsuya Fukushima, Toshikatsu Yamamoto and Felip Caudet in the United States, Japan and Spain. In addition, I studied at the Institut d’Energétique et d’Acupuncture Traditionnelles Chinoises in Paris, France under Masters Thierry Bollet and Pierre-Marie Hazo. 

In addition to my practice, I have been an adjunct professor with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University:  New England School of Acupuncture for the past five years with the Japanese Acupuncture Department teaching and assisting all levels from the introductory to the advanced courses and preparing the students to enter their internships within professional clinics.

Previous to my career in acupuncture and herbal medicine, I received my Master’s Degree in International Business and Translation from Middlebury College and the Université de Paris X in Paris, France.  I have worked in legal contract administration, international sales and marketing, wind energy resource assessment consulting, bilingual account management and muscular therapy.

Lexy Lynch

 Meghan McGonagle  

Student Representative


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