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Member Profiles

Hildegarde Aguinaldo, of Los Angeles, has been appointed as a public member by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Acupuncture Board. Aguinaldo has been an associate at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith LLP since 2008. She was deputy of health and legal affairs at the Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcón in 2008, a law clerk at the Los Angeles City Attorney’ s Office Airport Division from 2006 to 2007 and administrative specialist for health education at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital from 2004 to 2005. Aguinaldo is a community board member of the Northridge Hospital Medical Center and commissioner on the Los Angeles County Hospitals and Health Care Delivery Commission. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Southwestern Law School. (Term 8/21/13 through 6/1/17)

Kitman Chan, of San Francisco, has been appointed as a public member by Governor Jerry Brown to the State of California Acupuncture Board. Chan has been deputy publisher of the Meizhou Huaren Wenyi magazine since 2007 and owner of Kitman Chan CPA since 1984. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. (Term 8/21/13 through 6/1/17)

Jeannie Kang, of Los Angeles, has been appointed as a licensed member by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Acupuncture Board. Kang has been chief executive officer and president at Serenity Total Acupuncture Treatment Center since 1998 and a guest lecturer at South Baylo University since 2007. She was a lecturer of master case studies at the American Association of Oriental Medicine in 2007. Kang earned a Master of Arts degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine from South Baylo University. (Term 8/21/13 through 6/1/17)

Francisco H. Hsieh has been appointed as a public member by the Assembly Speaker. Mr Hsieh has been a political and business consultant, with clients at the local, state, and federal levels since 1970. Most recently, Mr. Hsieh was a Special Assistant for former Assembly member, Fiona Ma. He has previously served on the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs, as member of the California World Trade Commission, and on the California Transportation Advisory Board. Mr. Hsieh actively promotes San Francisco internationally as a member of the San Francisco-Shanghai Sister City Committee, and as former co-chair of the San Francisco-Taipei Sister City Committee. (Term 6/1/13 through 6/1/17)

Nian Peng “Michael” Shi, L Ac. of Piedmont has been reappointed as a licensed member by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Acupuncture Board. Mr. Shi has been an adjunct professor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2009 and clinical director at Wellspring Clinic since 1991. He was an associate acupuncturist with Pacific Complementary Medicine Center from 1994 to 2005. Mr. Shi served as an expert examiner for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination Committee from 1995 to 1996 and an expert item writer for the California Acupuncture Committee from 1992 to 1995. Mr.Shi earned a Master of Science degree in traditional Chinese medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (Term 07/02/13 through 6/1/17)

Jamie Zamora of Los Angeles County has been appointed as a public member by the Senate Rules Committee. Mr. Zamora is an Assistant Director for the State Government Relations Unit within the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Government and Community Relations Department. Prior to his tenure at UCLA, Jamie served as a Congressional Aide in the district office of U.S. Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez. He earned his M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) Price School of Policy. He has a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University (SDSU), and his A.A from Fullerton Junior College. (Term 8/21/13 through 6/1/17)

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