Leith Nippes is a board member and co-founder of the Acupuncture Relief Project. Mr. Nippes received his Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. His master’s thesis covered the effectiveness of acupuncture on post stroke sequelae. Mr. Nippes also holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. While at Gettysburg, Mr. Nippes was a Division III College athlete and worked in the training room. Mr. Nippes later interned with Health South Rehabilitation in New Jersey. Mr. Nippes has traveled extensively in Asia, studied in China, and spent the last 10 years studying both yoga and Buddhism.