Celia Hildebrand, DAOM, L.Ac., NCCAOM Dipl. Ac.

A long-time AWB member, trainer and volunteer, Celia recently moved to Minneapolis, MN, having recently relocated from Fairfax, VA and Asheville, NC. Celia earned her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and her M.S. from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine (Santa Fe, NM) in 2002. She has been academic dean at two acupuncture colleges, and worked for over 25 years in the fields of health care delivery, strategic planning, community development, and health project financing with Native American tribes of the Southwestern U.S. Her doctoral studies focused on cultural approaches to cardiovascular health and disease, including Oriental Medicine’s public health role in this critical area. In April 2013, Celia organized and inaugurated the newest of AWB’s community clinics in a pilot project with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an international non-profit devoted to the resettlement of refugees in the U.S. The IRC works with refugee communities that have experienced trauma from political conflict, natural disaster, torture, and war.