Mina Larson Appointed to NCCAOM’s New CEO

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By Namwook Cho, L.Ac.

The National Certification commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)® Board of Commissioners recently announced that Mina M. Larson<Photo>, NCCAOM’s former Deputy Executive Director from a wide list of nationwide candidates, as its new CEO.  

Former CEO, Dr. Kory Ward-Cook, will stay on through December 2019 to assist with the leadership transition.   

“I am grateful to the NCCAOM Board of Commissioners to have provided me with the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization at such a pivotal time for our profession,” stated Larson. “I look forward to working with our dedicated Board and staff to make positive and meaningful impact on areas identified by our valued NCCAOM Board-Certified Acupuncturists such as public education, advancing NCCAOM certification in the federal arena, and improving professional development.”

Ms. Larson has worked the past 16 years to the NCCAOM overseeing various aspects of the organization, such as operations, development, regulatory affairs, advocacy, media relations, communications and marketing.

Prior to arriving at the NCCAOM, Larson served as a director to former California Governor Pete Wilson’s Executive Office and Communications Office and handled media relations for the California State Assembly.

She has been recognized as playing an instrumental role in helping restructure the organization to better serve NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturists™, as well as the broader AOM community.