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The focus of the Education Working Group (EWG) is on identifying and advancing educational projects that foster inter-disciplinary understanding and respect among professions. These projects inform students, practitioners, educators and the public about the role of interprofessional education in the advancement of integrative healthcare values and practices. EWG supports interprofessional education among the ACCAHC disciplines as well as the broader healthcare community. Members of the EWG are faculty and administrators from ACCAHC member organizations and members of the ACCAHC professions with an interest in creating educational content and programs which foster cross-disciplinary understanding. The most significant work from September 2009-June 2011 was a collaboration with the Clinical Care Working Group relative to developing, and then creating materials to support, Competencies for Optimal Practice in Integrated Environments.


  • Dale Healey, DC, Dean, College of Undergraduate Health Sciences, Northwestern Health Sciences University; Board Member, ACCAHC
  • Michael Wiles, DC, MEd, MS, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

  • Beth Howlett, DAOM, LAc, Faculty, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
  • Hong Jin, LAc, Chair of the Oriental Medicine Department, Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine


  • Ezra Cohen, DC, Asst Dean, Chief Academic Officer, Dept. of Clinical Sciences, National University of Health Sciences
  • Rob Scott, DC, PhD, MEd, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Life University

Massage Therapy

  • Dawn Hogue, MA, CMT, Chair, Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation; Senior Administrator, Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy
  • Whitney Lowe, LMT, Owner and Director, Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute
  • Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT,¬†Clinical Supervisor, IHH San Francisco Clinic

Naturopathic Medicine

  • Jennifer Johnson, ND, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Bastyr University
  • Tabatha Parker, ND, Director of Education, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine; Executive Director, Natural Doctors International

Board Members