College of

TRADITIONAL

CHINESE MEDICINE

PRACTITIONERS +

ACUPUNCTURISTS

of British Columbia

2023-2025 Board Nominations for Board Elections Now Closed. Here are Your Candidates!

October 07, 2022

Nominations are now closed for the three Board positions available for the 2023-2025 term. The Board Elections begin November 1, with voting taking place throughout the month.

Now is the time to get to know your candidates. They come from all areas of our profession, and each has committed to work to make sound policy and governance decisions in the public interest.


Fatemeh AHMADVAND

Registration Number: 101443

Registration Title: Registered Acupuncturist

City of Residence: West Vancouver, District 1 - Lower Mainland

Education: Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist

Employment: Downtown Health and Physiotherapy

College Involvement: N/A

Candidate Statement

I love to work with people. As a professional, and as fellow citizen and a human, I advocate and support the rights of public. Strong background of being a doctor and work with immigrants in the community and the strong history of management and guiding and supporting the people and professionals in the community gives me the ability to serve the board professionally. My assets are my educations and my experiences, being positive and energetic to dedicate time for our community.


Chia Wei CHENG

Registration Number: 04577

Registration Title: Registered TCM Practitioner

City of Residence: Burnaby, District 1 - Lower Mainland

Education: Ming Chuan University

Employment: Charity Wellness Center

College Involvement: N/A

Candidate Statement

Expand the services of Dr. TCM., R. TCM. P. R. TCM. H. and R. AC. for public health care, such as the inclusion of traditional Chinese medicine in MSP coverage and the legalization of acupuncture point injection as soon as possible, so that people can have the care of Dr. TCM., R. TCM. P. R. TCM. H. or R. AC. despite the shortage of family physicians.

The Education and Examination Committee of the CTCMA must be strengthened, and the province of British Columbia should handle high-standard bilingual license examinations and restore the Clinical(operational) physical examination.


Jian Ying (Jennifer) GAO

Registration Number: 03204

Registration Title: Doctor of TCM

City of Residence: Vancouver, District 1 - Lower Mainland

Education: Bachelor Degree of Medicine

Employment: President, Aroma Oasis Health Inc.; Faculty of Health, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

College Involvement: Board Member, Vice Chair, Executive Committee Member

Candidate Statement

Serving and protecting the public interest by playing a firm role as a board member, ensuring a functional and effective college, in order to regulate the safe, ethical practice of TCM in BC. In the past three years as a board member, She has gained rich experience in the areas of oversight, board effectiveness, strategic planning, and risk management.

Boosting a high quality and standard of TCM education as a seasoned TCM educator. Advocating for regulations under the “HPA” that are more suitable for TCM practice.

I will devote my efforts to strengthening a healthy, transparent, and functional board, thereby help create a bright future for TCM in British Columbia.


Martin Chia-Lung MA

Registration Number: 03197

Registration Title: Registered Acupuncturist

City of Residence: Burnaby, District 1 - Lower Mainland

Education: PCU College of Holistic Medicine

Employment: Self-employed

College Involvement: N/A

Candidate Statement

I have served BC public as an R. Ac for over fourteen years. Been volunteering as a TCM professional organization board member over last three years. My previous working experiences in administration and technology field in educational institution and management company will benefit me to smoothly transition into the new position n College.


Beverly Gail OSACHOFF

Registration Number: 02226

Registration Title: Registered TCM Practitioner

City of Residence: Grand Forks, District 2 - Outside the Lower Mainland

Education: B.Sc, DTCM Diploma from ACOS

Employment: Self-employed

College Involvement: Board member (2019-2021); Inquiry Committee Member (2019-2021); Focus Group (2004)

Candidate Statement

Fostering public protection while respecting daily clinical realities requires teamwork and the ability to explore perspectives. The 3 years I served as a registrant board member familiarized me with regulatory procedures, and my decade or so on professional association boards helped me appreciate the complex spectrum of practices and issues unique to TCM. There’s a lot to learn.

With upcoming regulatory changes, a strong college is critical to public confidence and the future of TCM. Registrant board members bring important experience and viewpoints to the table and as our table grows, so does our need for strong representation. Vote Osachoff.


Kimberley A. SCHNEBERK

Registration Number: 02407

Registration Title: Doctor of TCM

City of Residence: North Vancouver, District 1 - Lower Mainland

Education: Dr.TCM

Employment: Dr.TCM, Self

College Involvement: Current Board Member, Various committees and focus groups, Examiner

Candidate Statement

Having served on CTCMA Board since 2017 first via Board appointment and subsequently through Board elections, my commitment to serving the College’s mandate of ensuring public safety is strong.  It’s important work, and the Board has achieved much in these past few years despite a global pandemic! I wish to contribute further to this work as we move towards amalgamation to ensure registrant, public and government trust.  My CTCMA experience includes Jurisprudence exam development; Dr. TCM competencies and exam standard setting; Scope of Practice working group; Safety Course review; QAP working group; and Pan-Canadian exam development, to name a few. Currently, I’m a member of CTCMA’s Finance and Governance committees.


Kevin Donald SCRIMGEOUR

Registration Number: 01870

Registration Title: Registered Acupuncturist

City of Residence: Salt Spring Island, District 2 - Out of Lower Mainland

Education: BA (Hon) Psych, Dr. Acupuncture 4 year Degree

Employment: Salt Spring Island Wellness

College Involvement: N/A

Candidate Statement

I have dedicated two decades to building bridges of TCM wellness to the underserved in Canada. As an R.Ac. and wellness consultant I worked with various government health agencies including the GNWT and VCH. I cocreated programs and policies that integrated acupuncture into existing government health programs. I am committed to learning how to support safe growth and integration of TCM in the present health system. I lead impartially and communicate in an honest, straightforward way. I support the mission and values of the College and I will strive to bring these forward in a way that builds trust in the public and within the membership.


Gigi Marie Nadia VINCENTINE

Registration Number: 02626

Registration Title: Registered TCM Practitioner

City of Residence: Victoria, District 2 - Out of Lower Mainland

Education: B.A. - Concorida University

Employment: Self-employed

College Involvement: N/A

Candidate Statement

I honor the opportunity to serve in the public interest and to be a voice in service to the power and potential of Chinese Medicine. Listening with my heart, practicing compassion, being open minded, and being a critical thinker are my strengths. I have a Commerce Degree and have been self employed running my own clinic for the past 15yrs, and this has given me many opportunities to develop my communication skills, negotiation skills and fiscal financial skills. I love what I do and I'm very passionate about the healing process.


Qing Tian (Allen) WANG

Registration Number: 04182

Registration Title: Doctor of TCM

City of Residence: New Westminster, District 1 - Lower Mainland

Education: Doctor of Philosophy - Tohoku University; Bachelor of Medicine - Beijing Union University

Employment: Makoto Medical Clinical

College Involvement: N/A

Candidate Statement

1. enhancement the popularity of TCM & Acupuncture in BC

2.improve the technique of Acupuncturist

3. better serve the people, improve the quality of life and health


Zu-Ching (Steve) WU

Registration Number: 101151

Registration Title: Registered Acupuncturist

City of Residence: Burnaby, District 1 - Lower Mainland

Education: Bachelor of Applied Science - UBC

Employment: TCICTCM school clinic

College Involvement: N/A

Candidate Statement

As a veteran engineer with 20 years of experience & management, I’m well equipped with analytical & problem-solving skills.  Moreover, I value integrity, respect, and professionalism.  Participating in many local TCM promotional events while completing my DTCM curriculum has furthered my passion for advancing our profession in BC.  I believe in team play and I think that it is paramount to have effective communication between the Regulatory College & its Registrants.  Therefore, if elected, I shall work with the college & other board members to:

1) Be upfront and transparent to inform changes to the Registrants.

2) Establish feedback channels to listen to the Registrants’ criticisms and concerns.


Yu YANG

Registration Number: 102205

Registration Title: Registered TCM Practitioner

City of Residence: West Vancouver, District  - Lower Mainland

Education: Shanghai No. 2 Medical University

Employment: Canadian Western TCM Clinic

College Involvement: N/A

Candidate Statement

As the Registered TCM Health Providers and the Nominee, I share the responsibility to do whatever I can do to provider the patients with honest, safe, effective service with affordable price and create good practitioner jobs, and open up new doors of opportunity for the promotion of TCM.

That's my true north, my highest priority. And it's got to guide every decision that I make at every level!

If you work hard in TCM, no matter who you are, what you look like, you can make it; you can succeed. That's our goal, and I know that's the goal of all of you as well!

I look forward to our partnering!.


Peggy YU

Registration Number: 04946

Registration Title: R.Ac.

City of Residence: Surrey, District 1 - Lower Mainland

Education: MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor and R.Ac

Employment: EAP Clinician, Homewood Health; Owner, Private Practice

College Involvement: N/A

Candidate Statement

I am a Registered Acupuncturist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor.   My past working experience includes providing service to federally funded family programs, provincially founded outpatient substance use programs, and victim services with law enforcement units.  I also used to provide lectures on TCM Jurisprudence in College. 

My focus is to provide smooth communication between different parties by applying critical thinking skills, strategic planning, active listening, and solution-focused approaches with the public interest in mind.  I am open-minded and welcome diverse points of view.  It is my passion to support everyone in their best interest.  Familiar with Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.


To manage and conduct the 2023-2025 Board Elections we have once again engaged the services of Simply Voting, an independent elections contractor.

You will receive ballots and complete voting instructions from Simply Voting by November 1, 2022, the day polls open. Eligible registrants are entitled to 1 (one) ballot each and may vote for up to 3 (three) candidates in any of the electoral districts in British Columbia.

Completed electronic ballots must be submitted no later than 16:30 on November 30, 2022.

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Thank you for taking part in your Board Elections!