|Board of Trustees|
Peter Martin, MAcOM, LAc, Board Chair
His professional credentials include a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine; diplomate status conferred by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; certificates of advanced study from the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China, and the World Health Organization International Acupuncture Training Center at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China.
Martin presently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and on the Executive Committee of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium. In 2004, he was named Deputy Executive Chair of the Nanjing International Forum on Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Second World Congress on Chinese Medicine.
Lisa Francolini, MAcOM, LAc, Board Secretary
Francolini is a diplomate of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice in Oregon by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. Her practice, located in Southwest Portland, involves acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutrition. She is an adjunct faculty member at the college, teaching practice management to both second- and third-year students. Her passion is to live life to the fullest. Francolini has been a Trustee of the OCOM Board since September, 1996.
Pamela Welch, MBA, Board Treasurer
As an executive leader, Welch has successfully motivated and coordinated people with diverse cultural and technical backgrounds. Her professional accomplishments include new business/organization start-ups; complex business problem resolution; functional and cross-organizational team leadership; mergers and acquisitions; project management; business process reengineering; and assignments as an expert witness. Welch has been actively involved in community activities for many years, including leadership roles with the Portland YWCA and the Junior League of Portland. Welch became a trustee of OCOM's board in June 2006.
David Bleyle, MPA
In 2000, Bleyle was assigned to Portland, Oregon, as Senior Advisor to a newly created nonprofit organization, the China/US Center for Sustainable Development. In October 2003, he retired from the Foreign Service and moved back to Portland where he began his current career as a consultant on China and Tibet. He travels frequently throughout China and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Bleyle is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northwest China Council and also serves on the Board of Advisers of the Kham Aid Foundation, a US-based nonprofit working in ethnic Tibetan areas of China, and on the Board of Trustees of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Bleyle became a trustee of the OCOM Board in January 2004.
Dean D. DeChaine, JD
A partner at Miller Nash LLP, DeChaine is a member of the Bars of Oregon, Virginia, and Washington. He has chaired both the Admiralty and Aviation sections of the Oregon State Bar. He is recognized as one of Oregon's "Super Lawyers," and for the past 18 years, he has been listed as one of the top lawyers in "The Best Lawyers in America," a directory that is based on an extensive nationwide survey of attorneys. Additionally, DeChaine is legal counsel to the World Forestry Center and serves on its Board of Directors. He has served as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, and as president of both Portland State University's Alumni Association and its Alumni Board. DeChaine has been a trustee of OCOM's Board since April 2004.
Lea Anne Doolittle, MBA
Doolittle received her MBA from the Atkinson School of Business at Willamette University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Redlands. She is a past president of the World of Work (formerly the American Compensation Association), Western Region, and was a member of the World of Work Board of Directors from 1992 to 1995. She has served as an instructor of World at Work certification courses and a teacher of graduate and undergraduate compensation courses at Marylhurst University.
In addition to OCOM's Board of Trustees, Doolittle currently serves as a Board member on two multi-employer Taft Hartley trusts and is currently a member of the Willamette University MBA program Advisory Board. She served on the Board and Executive Committee for the STARS Foundation from 2002 to 2006, as well as the United Way vision council focused on successful kids. She has been an active volunteer on the local YMCA Board of Directors.
Pete Eggspuehler, MS
In his current role as Director of Real Estate Development at Beam Development, Eggspuehler brings expertise in financial analysis, market research, forecasting, budgeting and new business development. With experience in tax credit syndication, public finance, design and construction, he has been able to bring multiple complex projects through financial structuring to completion. With more than 20 years of experience working with companies of all sizes, he continues to volunteer his knowledge to assist Oregon companies in their desire to grow.
Eggspuehler has two children: Jake, currently a completing his last year of high school, and Kaia, just starting college.
Charles Elder, MD, MPH, FACP
In addition, Dr. Elder holds a Clinical Investigator Appointment at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. He has been involved in a range of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) research projects, and has published several clinical trials focusing on mind-body interventions for obesity and diabetes management. Dr. Elder also has a clinical interest in Ayurvedic Medicine, serves as co-chair of Kaiser Permanente's Natural Products Advisory Committee, and is Director of Kaiser Permanente's Integrative Medicine program. Dr. Elder is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and became a trustee of the OCOM Board in September 2006.
Eileen D. Frack, MS
Frack has been passionate about leadership at all levels of the organization. At Daimler, she is a founding member of the Executive Diversity Steering Committee and helped insure that Daimler has a state-of-the-art child development center at their Swan Island location. She is also an Executive Sponsor for the Daimler Women’s Interactive Network.
In addition to her work with Daimler, Frack is the Board Chair for Lake Oswego Community Rowing, an Oregon nonprofit providing personal growth through rowing experiences at all levels, from juniors to masters. She is also a board member for the Executive Female MBA program at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Prior Board experience includes both local and national board participation in Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Washington D.C. Eileen and her husband Erick have a 13-year-old daughter (a very unique leadership challenge!) and reside in Portland.
William R. Haden, MA
Gene Hong, MD, DABMA
Hong Jin, DAOM, LAc, Faculty Trustee
Deborah Howe, PhD
Dr. Howe’s research and professional interests include land use systems, community planning for aging, affordable housing alternatives, and commercial land use patterns. She is currently Principal Investigator in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living grant examining the local adoption of land policy innovations that support a built environment enabling active, healthy lifestyles. Dr. Howe was the lead faculty member in the development of a training program on sustainable land use practices for the Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China. She was formerly the lead co-editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, the top academic journal in the field of planning. Dr. Howe is a site visitor for the Planning Accreditation Board and in that capacity has served on 10 site visit teams (seven as chair) for the reaccreditation of planning programs throughout the United States. In 2000, Dr. Howe was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, in recognition of her contributions to higher education. Dr. Howe has been a trustee of the OCOM Board since May 1998.
William "Bill" J. Keppler, PhD
A life-long birder, with a life list of over 450 species, Keppler is currently Vice President of the Seattle Audubon Society, volunteering for the Puget Sound Seabird Survey. He and his wife, Ann, are retired in Edmonds, Washington. Keppler is the recipient of the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal from the Secretary of the Army.
Juliet Moran, BA
Moran received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese from the University of Oregon in 1978, with a focus on international business. She has more than 30 years of experience in global brand marketing and international business. In 2000, she retired from her role at Nike as Vice President and Global Brand Director for Running. She has been an advisor for Nike’s Bowerman Track Renovation Program (1999-2009), board member/chair of advocacy for the YWCA (2000-2005), and board member/President of her local school foundation (2005-2008). She has spent countless hours giving back to her community, with a focus on health, education and the arts. A working artist and entrepreneur, she has co-founded Open Eye Art, a new business devoted to stimulating creativity and idea generation.
Dennis G. Mulvihill was born in Minot North Dakota and grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon. After high school, he spent two years in the US Army, including a year in Vietnam with the U.S. Support Command - Cam Ranh Bay, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. Returning to Oregon, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Oregon University. After 12 years of work in a variety of public-sector government relations and policy analyst positions he earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Portland State University.
Jacqueline M. Wilson, BA, Student Trustee (MAcOM Class of 2013)
A student at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Wilson also works at OCOM's Cherry Blossom and Hollywood clinics at the appointment desk. She has worked in clinic settings since she was 16 and has always enjoyed being able to help facilitate patient care. Wilson attended Marquette University. While there she worked with her adviser to get the curriculum and staff behind a new major, Health Care Ethics, as a way for students interested in medicine or health care law to get deep into the history and ethics of medicine. it combined disciplines of Philosophy, Theology, History and core nursing classes along with the ability to add on a pre-medical core. She graduated with a BA in Health Care Ethics and minor in Biology in 2007.
While in college, she held an internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Bioethics Center. She saw first-hand the work she could be doing upon graduation should she continue on the Bioethicist path and take the next step of completing her Juris Doctoris. Ultimately, she felt a calling to work with patients over being a policymaker. She was soon offered a job as the wellness coordinator at The Rosenthal Clinic in Chicago, an integrated care clinic that saw 300 patients weekly. There she learned for the first time about how natural medicine could work. The clinic ultimately dissolved with the loss of its founder, Allyne Rosenthal. Wilson then went on a search to find what path of medicine to follow. The search culminated at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
In her free time, she teaches and practices yoga. An avid traveler, you will find her renting a car with her husband on long weekends to explore Oregon and California and our surrounding states to camp, hike and go sightseeing.