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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

April 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm MST

Meeting Agenda

2024
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MEETINGS

Second Quarter BOD Meeting Minutes

Third Quarter BOD Meeting Minutes

Fourth Quarter BOD Meeting Minutes

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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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Shanell Rodriguez (she/her) | Vice President

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Shanell has been getting acupuncture since she was a teenager. She got quick relief from a chronic foot problem that wasn't being helped by standard treatment. Since then, she's been consistently getting poked and eventually decided to learn how to poke others. She graduated from Five Branches University in 2015. 

 

"I am so grateful to be a part of this community and, with the help of our wonderful patients, be reminded everyday about the power of affordable, holistic health care."

 

When Shanell's not busy acupunking, you can find her in her garden, biking around town, enjoying live music, or in the woods with her love and their two dogs.

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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Lizzy Camacho (she/her) | Secretary

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 (they/them) | 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, they 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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Taryn Yates (she/her) | Director

Taryn Yates, LMSW, currently works as a Program Manager for Idaho Public Health. Taryn moved to Boise 18 years ago after receiving her master’s in social work from George Mason University. She started out as a community organizer working with low-income families regarding access to affordable health care and went on to build her skillset in nonprofit management.  Taryn has lived experience with chronic pain and has loved ones in recovery.  She joined the BAC board to support efforts to raise awareness and support for accessible acupuncture, especially for people experiencing these issues.

Patient Representative

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TBA | Director

Patient Representative

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