Maryland Board of Acupuncture

About the Board

Welcome to the Maryland Board of Acupuncture. Our main goal is to protect the Maryland public through the licensure and regulation of acupuncturists. The Board reviews the credentials of all applicants and strives to ensure that only qualified individuals are permitted to practice acupuncture in Maryland. The Board is a place where the public can call with inquires about licensed individuals. The Board is also a place where consumers can turn to file a complaint against practitioners that they feel may be in possible violation of the law.

Another Board goal is to provide smooth and expedient service to individuals wishing to obtain acupuncture licensure in Maryland. The Board will try to answer any questions you may have regarding its law and regulations, continuing educational requirements or new trends in the field of acupuncture and oriental medicine.

Board Members and Staff

Board Members

Professional Member Brandie Armijo, DACM, Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM), L.Ac, LPN, BSN, Clinical Acupuncturist, Chair
Professional Member Sherrie Black, LAc, RN, JD, Vice Chair
Professional Member Christina Tian, DACM, CMD, MAOM, L.Ac
Professional Member Sharon Jennings-Rojas, DOM, M.Ac., L.Ac., RT
Professional Member Christina Van Norman, D.OM, M.OM, M.Ac, L.Ac
Consumer Member Barbara Huston
Consumer Member Lola Purnell

Board Staff

Tiffany L. Smith-Williams, Executive Director -​
Stephanie Coley, Deputy Director - 
David Finkler, AAG, Board Counsel, AAG, Board Counsel
Troy Pumphrey, Investigator​​