​​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

Thomas Ingengnor, L.Ac., Chair
Sheryl Hongsermeier, L.Ac. ,Vice Chair
Teal Beatty, L.Ac.
Sherrie Black, L.Ac.
Peter Marinakis, LA.c., Ph.D.
Barbara Heller, Ed.D. RN, Consumer
Jan Exler, M.Ed., Consumer

Board Staff

Penny K. Heisler, Executive Director - penny.heisler@maryland.gov
Cynthia Dobbins, Administrative Officer - cynthia.dobbins@maryland.gov
David Finkller, AAG, Board Counsel, AAG, Board Counsel
Danielle Vallone, Investigator