Maryland Acupuncture Society Leadership

Service on the MAS Executive Board is open to any professional or student MAS member. Board members pay no membership dues and attend all MAS seminars for free! In addition, board members are given a travel allowance to attend conferences around the U.S.

Working with the MAS board is an excellent way to be of service to the acupuncture community, build professional contacts, and make a difference!

Click on each Board position title below for a photo of the current officer and more information on the position.

If you are interested in board service, contact the MAS board president by email at:

2020 Board Election Candidates (click to get to resumes)

Current Board Members (updated September 18, 2021)
Title   Since Term Election
Denise Tyson August 2019 1 September 2022
TreasurerChristina Van Norman April 2016
3 September 2023
Secretary / Newsletter Editor

Cindy Tran

Feb 2020 1September 2022
Vice President of Internal Affairs Sheri DePetro April 2016 3 September 2022
Vice President of External Affairs Lynne VanceDecember 2020 1 September 2023
Vice President of Public Affairs
Laura Sicari (appointed) September 2021 0 September 2022
Member-at-Large / Membership Chair Vacant September 2021 1 September 2023
Student LiaisonTonya Waddell 2021 1 Appointed

Board members serve for a term of two years and can serve for no more than three consecutive terms in the same office. Most officers begin serving appointed (App. in the chart above)by the board and ratified by the membership at the subsequent annual meeting to fill out a term where the existing officer has resigned mid-term. Official terms start in even numbered years for the President, secretary, VP of public affairs, VP of Internal Affairs, and in odd numbered years for the remaining officers. The Student Liaison is a special position appointed by the board.

Service on a MAS committee is open to any MAS member. Committee members receive a 50% discount on MAS continuing education seminars! Committee Chairs receive a complimentary MAS membership and attendance at MAS seminars.

The following committees are currently active:

Continuing Education Chair: Sheri Depetro
Legislative Chair: Vacant

For more information or to apply, contact the president of MAS by email at:

The MAS board and committees are governed by the MAS Bylaws. Members of MAS may view the bylaws on the member only area after logging into the website. 

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