Acupuncture Board Members
John C. Harabedian, Governor Appointee, Board President
Ruben A. Osorio, Senate Appointee, Board Vice President
Yong Ping Chen, Ph.D., Governor Appointee
Hyun “Francisco” Kim, L.Ac., Governor Appointee
Shu Dong Li, Ph.D., Assembly Appointee
Dr. Amy Matecki, MD, L.Ac., Governor Appointee
John C. Harabedian, 40, of Pasadena, has been reappointed to the California Acupuncture Board, where he has served since 2017. Harabedian has been an Associate Investment Manager, Legal Counsel at Omni Bridgeway since 2016. Harabedian served as a Deputy District Attorney at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office from 2015 to 2016. He was an Associate at Latham and Watkins LLP from 2011 to 2015 and a Law Clerk for the Honorable Josephine Staton at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California from 2010 to 2011. Harabedian was a Policy Analyst in the Los Angeles Mayor's Office in 2007, a Coro Foundation Fellow from 2006 to 2007 and an Analyst at Barrington Associates from 2004 to 2005. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School and a Master of Science degree in comparative social policy from the University of Oxford. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Harabedian is a Democrat.
Ruben A. Osorio, of Chula Vista, has been appointed as a public member to the Acupuncture Board by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León. Mr. Osorio is a Regional Sales Supervisor for Dion International Trucks. (Term 6/1/2017 through 6/1/2021).
Yong Ping Chen, 58, of Camarillo, has been reappointed to the California Acupuncture Board, where she has served since 2020. Chen has been a Professor at Alhambra Medical University since 2020 and an Acupuncturist at Chen's Chinese Medicine clinic since 2002. She was Director of the Experimental Acupuncture Teaching Department and Laboratory at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine from 2000 to 2002, Associate Professor and Deputy Chief Physician at Southern Medical University from 1989 to 1997 and Physician and Proctologist at Linhai Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital from 1984 to 1986. Chen was chair of the California Acupuncturists United Association from 2018 to 2020. She was founding Vice President of the California Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine Association and board member of American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety. Chen is a member of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association. She earned Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in integrative Chinese - Western medicine from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and a Master of Science degree in classical Chinese medicine from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Chen is a Democrat. (Term 6/21/2021 through 6/1/2025)
Hyun “Francisco” Kim, 56, of Fremont, has been reappointed to the California Acupuncture Board, where he has served since 2018. Kim has been an Acupuncture Practitioner at Harmony Holistic Wellness Center since 2019, Clinic Director and Acupuncturist at Healtones Medical Clinic since 2014 and Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2014. He was Partner at Eastridge Medical Group from 2012 to 2013 and Owner of St. Francis Clinic from 2004 to 2012. Kim is a member of the Association of Korean Asian Medicine and Acupuncture. He earned a Master of Science degree in oriental medicine and acupuncture from South Baylo University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Kim is registered without party preference. (Term 6/21/2021 through 6/1/2025)
Shudong Li, 50, of San Jose, has been appointed as a public member to the California Acupuncture Board by Assembly Speaker, Anthony Rendon. He has served as President of USA Tai Chi Foundation and a Board Member of the United States of America Wushu-Kung Fu Federation. He is a 20th generation descendant of Chen style Taijiquan and is a Doctor of Physical Education. As a national coach and team leader, he led the US national Wushu team to the World Games, Combat Games, and the World Wushu Championships a number of times. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Li is registered without party preference. (Term 11/5/2018 through 6/1/2021).
Amy Matecki, 54, of El Sobrante, has been reappointed to the California Acupuncture Board, where she has served since 2016. Matecki has been Medical Director for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center since 2008, where she was an Internal Medicine Hospitalist from 2004 to 2006. Matecki has been a Consultant for Integrative Medicine and an Internal Medicine Hospitalist at Northern California Hematology and Oncology Consultants Inc. since 2004. She was Chief of the Integrative Medicine Division at Alameda Health System from 2014 to 2019, where she was an Attending Physician from 2004 to 2019 and a Chief Resident for Internal Medicine from 2003 to 2004. She was Internal Medicine Hospitalist at Inpatient Consultants of California Inc from 2003 to 2007 and Chief Resident Clinic at the Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center from 2003 to 2004. Matecki is president of the International Center for Integrative Medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Chinese American Physician Entrepreneurs, National Federation of Chinese Traditional Chinese Medicine Organizations, Society for Integrative Oncology, California Medical Association and the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. She earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Qingdao University Medical College and a Master of Science degree in traditional Chinese medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Matecki is registered without party preference. (Term 6/21/2021 through 6/1/2025)
Acupuncture Board Committees
Members: Dr. Amy Matecki, MD, L.Ac. (Chair), Hyun "Francisco" Kim, L.Ac.
Addresses issues related to development and administration of the examination, exam policy, miscellaneous exam related issues, licensing policy, and license issuance and renewal processes, educational standards, tutorial programs, continuing education.
Executive and Legislation Committee
Members: Dr. Yong Ping Chen, L.Ac., Ph.D. (Chair), Dr. Shudong Li, Ph.D.
Addresses issues related to expenditures/ revenue/fund condition, legislation, outreach, committee policy/procedures, and special administrative projects.
Members: Ruben Osorio (Chair)
Addresses issues related to scope of practice, standard of care, competency, complaints, disciplinary decisions, probation monitoring, reinstatement of licensure, and miscellaneous issues.