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.
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!
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.
Shanell Rodriguez (she/her) | Vice President
Se habla espanol!
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
TBA | Director
TBA | Director