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   Board of Directors 2022

Maile McKain, LAc - President

Park City, UT 84060


I’m an acupuncturist, herbalist, educator, and absolute believer that healing is always possible. My life is creating and running a private Chinese medicine practice (Stillpoint Healing Center), with over 500 clients, developing an online community to teach and lead seasonal cleansing (Jiva), raising my daughter, spending quality time with my husband, and living a mountain town lifestyle (five pairs of skis anyone??).I am utterly dedicated to the practice of Chinese medicine, Eastern medicine, or as many people are now calling it, World Medicine.  As my experience as a practitioner grows, I am finding that the range of people and the conditions for which they are seeking help is expanding. 

Lisa Taylor-Swanson, PhD, MAcOM, LAc - Vice President 

Dr. Lisa J. Taylor-Swanson is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. A dual-trained clinician-scientist, Taylor-Swanson received her PhD in nursing science from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in acupuncture and & oriental medicine (MAcOM) from Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist with specialty training in women’s health, primarily infertility and the menopausal transition, and previously owned and operated a large private practice for over 15 years. Since joining the tenure-line faculty at Utah, Dr. Taylor-Swanson’s lab has investigated symptom appraisal and experience, including interoceptive awareness, using a complexity lens. She is presently investigating Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 and is developing an acupuncture and integrative group medical visit (AGMV) tailored for symptom clusters (pain, hot flashes; sleep, mood, and cognitive problems) experienced by peri- and post-menopausal women.

Rebecca Conde, MAcOM, Dipl Ac, LAc - Secretary 

Earth Center Acupuncture

Salt Lake City, UT 84016


Rebecca Conde is a licensed and NCCAOM-certified Chinese medicine practitioner in the state of Utah. She earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine in 2012. The school is known for it’s selective acceptance of incoming students, it’s rigorous and integrated curriculum, and its apprentice-style clinical training. Her training included both Chinese and Japanese style needling, comprehensive Chinese herbal medicine, Tui-na massage, Chinese translation of historical medical literature, channel palpation, moxibustion, cupping, nutrition, qigong, and meditation."

Prior to discovering Chinese medicine, Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. She went on to complete 2 years at the doctorate level in the Naturopathic medicine program. This science-laden foundation has been extremely beneficial to her acupuncture practice. 

Rebecca operates her clinic, Earth Center Acupuncture, in the Sugarhouse neighborhood. ECA exists to bring together Rebecca’s dream of a running a thriving practice with the goal of generating effective patient results and making a difference in her community. She is highly motivated to get to the bottom of things and enjoys working with clients one on one to assist them in reaching their health goals. 

Alethea Jones, LAc - Treasurer

Alethea Healing

Holladay, UT 84109


Alethea Jones is a Utah State Licensed Acupuncturist.  She received her Master’s Degree training in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Tx.   

Originally from New England, Alethea’s journey with natural therapies, herbalism, and energetic healing began in her teens when she began questioning western medicine’s approach to alleviating symptoms.  With a deep interest of preventative medicine she discovered yoga, herbalism, organic foods, and meditation.  Years later her interest of homeopathic care would lead her to Acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM).

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Alethea found resonance with the TEAM bridge recognizing the health of the being is intricately linked to the health of one’s environment and surroundings.  It is this connection she strives to make in both clinical practice and her daily decisions.  With this knowing, she believes that balance can be restored to not only the homeostasis of one’s being but to the ecosystems and planet we inhabit. 

After providing more than 3,000 sessions in a few years, Alethea Healing Acupuncture opened in December of 2018.  Her office is located near Holladay center and focuses on physical and emotional pain, acute and chronic injuries, immune boosting, digestion, hormone regulation, and more.

Working with the UAEAM board is an excellent way to be of service to the acupuncture community, build professional contacts, and make a difference! If you are interested in board service, contact the current UAEAM board by e-mail at If you are unable to serve on the board, but would like to serve on a committee or be a regional representative for the UAEAM, please contact the UAEAM board at


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