Leith Nippes | Acupuncture Relief Project | Volunteer Community Health Clinic | Nepal

Leith Nippes

Leith Nippes | AcupuncturistBoard Member
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.

Andrew Schlabach

Andrew Schlabach
President, Board Member
Andrew Schlabach is the co-founder and President of the Acupuncture Relief Project having received his Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. His master’s research project founded a… Read more:

Sheri Barrows

Sheri Barrows
Secretary, Treasurer, Board Member
Sheri Barrows is the Secretary and Treasurer of Acupuncture Relief Project as well as a professional bookkeeper and office manager in Portland Oregon.  Ms Barrows has traveled extensively in developing countries and has witnessed… Read more:

Leith Nippes

Leith Nippes
Board Member
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… Read more:

Diane Wintzer

Diane Wintzer
Advisor, Project Coordinator
Diane Wintzer is the Project Coordinator and an Advisor to the Board for the Acupuncture Relief Project. She has been volunteering as both a Project Lead and Practitioner with ARP since its inception in 2008. Diane graduated from the… Read more:

Elissa Chapman

Elissa Chapman
Advisor, Australian Liaison
Elissa Chapman is an advisor to the board and liaison for the Acupuncture Relief Project.  Elissa received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the University of Western Sydney in 2005 which included a… Read more:

Tsering Sango Sherpa

Tsering Sango Sherpa
Advisor, Nepal Liaison
Mr. Tsering Sangpo Sherpa serves as Acupuncture Relief Project's Nepal Liaison and is an Advisor to the Board. Born and raised in Nepal, Mr. Sherpa's comes from a family of professional mountaineers. His late father Sirdar Azewa lead many… Read more:

Sarah Richards

Sarah Richards
Volunteer Coordinator
Sarah Richards joined Acupuncture Relief Project in 2016 after serving as a volunteer in 2012 and a Team Leader in 2015. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Washington with over 15 years experience. Sarah is an intuitive bodyRead more:

Patty McDuffey

Patty McDuffey
Development Associate
Patty McDuffey is the Development Associate for Acupuncture Relief Project. She joined the ARP staff in April 2013. She received her BA in International Studies from Emory University in 2001 and her Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine… Read more:

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