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Board of Directors

We believe in the importance of equal representation

Each population that makes up BAC has equal power in decision making. Our Board consists of an employee representative, patient representatives and volunteer representatives. They are a sociocratic, autonomous governing body that meets quarterly to ensure BAC stays true to our mission, vision, and values.

Get Involved!

Board Members serve two-year terms. Each year in January, about half of the Board positions are up for election. Applications are accepted for open board positions at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting. Anyone is welcomed to apply!

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

October 27, 2023 at 4:30 pm MST

Meeting Agenda

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Angie Marianthi (she/her) | President

Angie started her journey with community acupuncture in the spring of 2012. After two treatments she was feeling not only good as new, but also incredibly inspired. From that point on she has been a dedicated clinic volunteer as well as a community acupuncture enthusiast and advocate.

 

"I am endlessly inspired by BAC's unwavering mission to improve the health of their patients and ensure everyone is treated with upmost care and respect."

 

When Angie is not at a BAC board meeting, you can find her playing tunes at Boise Music Lessons with her partner, Marcus, hanging out with their two kiddos (both acu-babies!), or scolding her very naughty cat.

Volunteer Representative

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Gretchen Huettig (she/her) | Vice President

Gretchen Huettig has been practicing acupuncture since 2008. Gretchen enjoys being a part of the healing process and empowering patients to heal themselves. She appreciates community acupuncture because of what it adds to health.

 

"Community acupuncture creates an environment of healing that breaks through the isolation of dis-ease and supports each other to achieve our greatest health."

When not needling people, Gretchen can be found running around with her two boys and husband, and often a cat or two. She enjoys the outdoords and connecting with nature.

Employee Representative

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Sherri Potter (she/her) | Treasurer

Sherri was originally from CA, but has lived in FL, NC and WV.  She moved to ID in 1993 with her husband Scott and later graduated from BSU with her Bachelor's degree in Accountancy.  Several years later, she attended the University of Phoenix and received her Master's  degree in Information Technology. 

She is a wine drinking, dog mom who loves to golf, fish, read and enjoys spending time with her tribe at Boise Ranch Golf Course.  

Patient Representative

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Wayne Rysavy (he/him) | Director

Bio coming soon...

Patient Representative

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Christi Schofield (she/her) | Director

Christi is originally from Spokane, Washington and moved to Boise in 2017. She is a private criminal defense attorney and represents clients struggling with a wide range of mental conditions and addictions. 

 

She began exploring acupuncture in 2021 and uses it to promote her physical and emotional well-being. What drew her to the BAC is its mission of inclusivity and equity in providing service to all. 

 

In her free time, Christi is very active and enjoys cycling, yoga, exploring the outdoors, listening to podcasts, and going on adventures with her dog, Theo. 

Patient Representative

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Lizzy Camacho (she/her) | Director

Lizzy discovered deep rest, healing, and a sense of community in her first acupuncture treatment at BAC in 2022—and has been singing praises of acupuncture ever since! She believes strongly in the mission and values of BAC and is delighted to serve on the Board. Lizzy’s background is in nonprofit communications and web design, and she currently works in online course development at Boise State University. Lizzy enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their dogs, and indoors with a mug of tea in hand and a cat on her lap.

Patient Representative

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Pogo Saito (she/they) | Director

Pogo was born and raised in the Treasure Valley and returned in 2017 after a 30-year career as a professional actor and production designer in Los Angeles to start a second more mindful chapter playing soundbath meditation and doing energy healing. 

Pogo began using acupuncture in 1986 after being told to "just accept" a poor immune system and chronic pneumonia and a friend recommended acupuncture. It was life changing and needless to say 1986 was the last time they had pneumonia. By great good fortune, she found BAC fairly soon after moving back and was immediately impressed with the stellar level of care which led to volunteering and discovering what a true hub of healing and community BAC is for this area. 

Patient Representative

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