Acupuncture Board Members

Dr. Amy Matecki, MD, L.Ac., Governor Appointee, Board President
Kitman Chan, CPA, Governor Appointee, Board Vice-President
John Harabedian, Governor Appointee
Ruben A. Osorio, Senate Appointee
Vacant, Licensed Member, Governor Appointee
Vacant, Licensed Member, Governor Appointee
Vacant, Public Member, Assembly Appointee

Member Profiles

Amy Matecki, 51, of El Sobrante, has been reappointed to the California Acupuncture Board, where she has served since 2016. Matecki has been chief of the Integrative Medicine Division at Alameda Health System since 2014, where she has been an attending physician since 2004 and was a chief resident for internal medicine from 2003 to 2004. She has been medical director for complementary and integrative medicine at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center since 2008. Matecki has been a consultant for integrative medicine and an internal medicine hospitalist at Northern California Hematology and Oncology Consultants Inc. since 2004. She is president of the International Center for Integrative Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Federation of Chinese Traditional Chinese Medicine Organizations, Society for Integrative Oncology, Society of Chinese American Physician Entrepreneurs and the California Medical Association. 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 6/1/2017 through 6/1/2021)

Kitman Chan, 65, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the California Acupuncture Board, where he has served since 2013. Chan has been deputy publisher of the Meizhou Huaren Wenyi magazine since 2007 and owner at Kitman Chan CPA since 1984. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institution of Certified Public Accountants and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Chan is registered without party preference. (Term 6/1/2017 through 6/1/2021)

John Harabedian, 36, of Sierra Madre, has been appointed to the California Acupuncture Board. Harabedian has been a member of the Sierra Madre City Council since 2012, serving as mayor of Sierra Madre from 2014 to 2015. He has been legal counsel at Bentham IMF 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. (Term 12/22/2017 through 12/22/2021)

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).

Vacant, Licensed Member

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Vacant, Public Member

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Acupuncture Board Committees

Education Committee

Members: Kitman Chan, Ruben Osorio

Addresses issues related to acupuncture educational standards, tutorial programs, and continuing education.

 

Enforcement Committee

Members: Ruben Osorio (Chair), Kitman Chan, Dr. Amy Matecki

Addresses issues related to scope of practice, standard of care, competency, complaints, disciplinary decisions, probation monitoring, reinstatement of licensure, and miscellaneous issues.

 

Examination Committee

Members: Kitman Chan (Chair), Dr. Amy Matecki

Addresses issues related to development and administration of the examination, exam policy, and miscellaneous exam related issues.

 

Executive Committee

Members: Kitman Chan,

Addresses issues related to expenditures/ revenue/fund condition, Executive Officer selection and evaluation, legislation/regulations, outreach, committee policy/ procedures, and special administrative projects.

 

Research Committee

Members: Dr. Amy Matecki (Chair), Ruben Osorio

Addresses special issues raised by the Board, such as multiple types of doctorate degrees in acupuncture and issues of scope crossover with other healing arts professions.