Elizabeth Sommers, PhD MPH LAc is current chair of the American Public Health Association's Section on Integrative, Complementary, and Traditional Health Practices. A public health advocate, Dr. Sommers is committed to ensuring that healthcare including wellness is a right not a privilege. She can be reached at
Kristen Porter, MS, MAc, LAc is the founder of the Zen Executive, LLC, which provides practice coaching and free marketing bootcamps via their facebook page. Her two decades in integrated health included 16 years as a director at Pathways to Wellness, the creation of 15 hospital-based acupuncture programs, and NCCAM funded research on acupuncture, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. She is a student in the Gerontology PhD program at UMASS Boston.