West Virginia Board of Acupuncture

2006 Annual Report
West Virginia Board of Acupuncture Examiners

The Board of Acupuncture was established by an act of the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Gaston Caperton in 1996, W. Va. Code §30-36-1 et seq. The Board was continued by the Legislature, W. Va. Code §30-36-20.

The Board is a self-sustaining licensure board which operates with fees collected from licensees. It does not receive funds from WV’s general revenue fund.

The Board of Acupuncture began the year with only two members, Dr. C. P. Negri, OMD, NMD, professional member and Chairman and Marian Hollinger, Public Representative, due to resignations of the other members of the Board. This left the Board with a lack of quorum to conduct new business.

Governor Joe Manchin, III, appointed and the Senate confirmed replacement members, Brian Stephen Love, MD, physician member, Michelle M. DeStefano, MS, MAc, professional member and Treasurer, Darrell E. Samples, ND, OMD, professional member and Secretary.

The Board resumed its normal functions of regulating the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine to provide for the safety of the citizens of WV.


Licensees Alphabetical (December 2006)

Christina R. Peraino Armbrecht, LAc

P.O. Box 1264
Charleston, WV 25325

304-344-3303

96138

Oct.
1999

Mar.
2008

Stephen J. Arnett, OMD

62 Van Borders Rd.
Falcon, KY 41426

606-789-7830

96174

June
2005

June
2007

Gary Lee Axley, OMD, DOM

420 Elm St.
P.O. Box 2256
Waldron, AR 72958

479-637-4766
877-767-8537
479-637-5513 Fax

96119

May
1998

May
2008

Sharon Ann (Ruby) Bienert, LAc

665 Blake Unger Lane
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
www.healingpoint.info
rubyacupuncture@hotmail.com

304-258-0987

96160

Sept.
2003

Sept.
2007

Andrea K. Brown, OMD

304 West Burke St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401
daojia@aol.com

304-267-7702

96140

Dec.
2000

Dec. 2006

Catherine R. Coudray, OMD

2252 Chantilly Terrace
Oviedo, FL 32765

321-303-5240

96183

Mar.
2006

Mar. 2008

Michelle M. DeStefano MS, MAc

P.O. Box 537
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Qimmd@Juno.com

304-261-8077

96131

Nov.
1998

Nov. 2008

Donna Lee DiMarco, ND, OMD

531 N. Ocean Blvd., #704
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

954-941-8558

96193

Nov.
2006

Nov. 2008

K.G. Dinning, M.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

P.O. Box 570
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

301-788-3632

96180

Nov.
2005

Nov. 2007

Joseph DiStefano, OMD

9629 Bay Pines Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33708

727-397-9118

96189

July
2006

July
2008

Nicholas Dudley, OMD

1521 Rambler Rd.
Charleston, WV 25314

304-206-7395

96181

Jan.
2006

Jan.
2008

Kristen Ericson, BS, MSTOM

1101 W. Portage Trail
Akron, OH 44313

330-929-4334

96194

Nov.
2006

Nov.
2008

Richard A. Freiberg, OMD

5467 Gate Lake Rd.
Tamarac, FL 33319

954-709-8850

96176

June
2005

June 2007

Patrick W. Hart, Jr., ND, OMD

5023 Southland Dr.
Woodstock, GA 30188-4663
drskipper@yahoo.com

770-992-7324

96161

Sept.
2003

Sept. 2007

Rose Marie Jacobs, OMD

516 C Goff Mountain Rd.
Cross Lanes, WV 25313

304-342-7136

96152

July
2002

July
2008

Theus Kesnel

22554 Blue Marlin Dr.
Boca Rota, FL 33428

954-429-8477

96182

Feb.
2006

Feb.
2008

Teresa A. Knudson

6120 Medici Ct., #102
Sarasota, FL 34243

941-284-9818

96175

June
2005

June 2007

Zauher Karim Mahalati, OMD

P.O Box 20307
Tampa, FL 33622

727-397-7175

96190

July
2006

July
2008

Tamora Rae Marggraf, MAc, LAc

P.O. Box 613
Great Cacapon, WV 25422

304-258-4959

96150

Mar.
2002

Mar. 2008

Danny Lee Martin, OMD, ND

619 East 6th St.
Texarkana, AR 71854
northfieldclinic@txk.net

870-772-8622

96123

May
1998

May 2008

Richard W. Merritt, DC, OMD

1253 W. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

863-687-8168

96186

July
2006

July
2008

Rodney W. Merritt, DC, OMD

1253 W. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

863-687-8168

96188

July
2006

July
2008

Thomas J. Mulvi, OMD, NMD

7320 Avenue T
Brooklyn, NY 11234

718-768-4300

96184

July
2006

July
2008

Edwin Muniz, OMD, PhD

809 E. Bloomingdale 421
Brandon, FL 33511
EdwMun9@aol.com

813-784-6803

96179

Sept.
2005

Sept.
2007

William J. Neff, OMD

365 Vail Dr.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
www.VitalBreathing.com

863-298-8668

96192

Aug.
2006

Aug.
2008

C.P. Negri, OMD

618 Fairmont Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
drcpn@drnegri.com

304-366-6606

96100

Jan.
1997

Jan. 2007

Tuan Anh Nguyen, MSAOM

956 Highland Ave.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

717-357-2089

96191

Aug.
2006

Aug.
2008

Per G. Otte, ND, DSc

916 Laurelwood Way
Landrum, SC 29356

864-895-0848

96153

Aug.
2002

Aug. 2008

Misti Gayle Oxford-Pickeral

P.O. Box 2263
Bluefield, WV 24701

304-320-1022

96162

Sept.
2003

Sept. 2007

Paul Reinhardt, OMD

325 South Jefferson St.
Beverly Hills, FL 34465
habeas@netzero.net

352-746-3523

96177

Aug.
2005

Aug.
2007

Nancy Crocker Rhinelander, LAc

2381 Mountain Run Rd.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

301-694-2383

96164

Sept.
2003

Sept. 2007

Tiffany Riley, DOM

13051 Sunshine View Ct.
Clermont, FL 34711

407-496-4991

96178

Aug.
2005

Aug.
2007

Stacy Lee Roman, LAc

1762 Blue Horizon Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26501

304-322-0093

96171

July
2004

July 2008

Heather Ronnbeck, LAc

550 Osprey Dr.
Richmond, GA 31324

912-604-7702

96168

Dec.
2003

Dec. 2007

Darrell E. Samples, ND, OMD

2429 Eighth Ave.
Huntington, WV 25703
docsamples@verizon.net

304-529-9355

96101

Jan.
1997

Jan. 2007

Michael T. Schaefer

2038 Iowa Ave., NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

727-323-3258

96187

July
2006

July
2008

David Schantz

341 Virginia Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26505

304-296-5066

96173

Nov.
2004

Nov. 2006

Qingguo Shang, OMD

5311 Edgebrook Rd.
Cross Lanes, WV 25313

304-757-3368
304-776-4165 (Fax)

96110

Mar.
1997

Mar.
2007

James Slaymaker, OMD

547 Melrose St.
Morgantown, WV 26505
acupuncture2heal@yahoo.com

304-216-2536

96170

Apr.
2004

Apr. 2008

Anne H. Strozier-Adams BA, MAc

8122 Stacey Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22308
ahsadams@yahoo.com

703-768-6253

96117

Mar.
1998

Mar. 2008

Orien L. Tulp, MD, OMD

P.O. Box 506
S. Mayfield Estate Dr.
Olveston, Montserrat
West Indies

664-491-5364

96185

July
2006

July
2008

Samantha von der Heydt, M.Ac.

100 East Main St.
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
svdh@citynet.net

304-536-5074
304-536-5112 (Fax)

96158

Dec.
2002

Dec. 2006

Min Wang, OMD

58 Sixteenth St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
lukemincui@us.sina.com

304-234-1911

96112

Mar.
1997

Mar. 2007

Zengxian Wang, OMD

111 Manor House Ln.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

304-258-6940
304-258-1924 (Fax)

96139

Apr.
2000

Apr. 2008

Erika Lyn Weshinskey, LAc

111 W Washington, Suite #2
Charles Town, WV 25414

304-728-9875

96124

May
1998

May 2008

Janis Robin Woronoff, LAc

2823 Swinging Bridge Rd.
Hedgesville, WV 25427

304-754-9207

96146

Sept.
2001

Sept. 2007

Jeffrey T. Worth, RN, OMD

14 South Main St.
Boonsboro, MD 21713
jtworth@hotmail.com

301-432-4940

96102

Jan.
1997

Jan. 2007


Complaints
During the two year period of 2005-2006 there were no complaints filed with the Board regarding any of the licensees. There were no disciplinary actions taken on any license during this period.

During the two year period of 2005-2006 there were no Board initiated procedures against any license. The Board had no hearings or investigations regarding any license during this period.


Continuing Education
The Code requires the Board to oversee the continuing education of the licensees and to establish Codes of Ethics. The Board routinely audits the licensees to check for compliance with the continuing education requirements and professional liability coverage.

The Board authorized one mandatory Continuing Medical Education course for twelve contact hours (12 CME) during the two year period of 2005-2006. This program covered the acupuncture practice act, W. Va. Code Chapter 30 Article 36, the Board’s issued Consolidated State Rules, 32CSR1 to 32CSR13, jurisprudence, scope of practice and ethics. The program was presented by Board members Drs. Negri, Samples and Love to the licensees.


Respectfully submitted,

Darrell E. Samples, ND, OMD
Secretary, WV Board of Acupuncture