About AWB

About Our Team

Acupuncturists Without Borders is a community of passionate and determined individuals, including volunteers, sponsors, staff and board, who seek to make a difference in the world. We couldn’t do what we do without the help and support of literally thousands of people around the world.

Meet Our Staff

Kathy Paxton, Office Manager


Carrie Jones, Training Program Administrator


Carol McGlauchlin, D.O.M, Accountant (part-time)

Yadira Ortiz, Bookkeeping (part-time)

Denise Weaver Ross, Webmaster for AWB’s  Website (part-time)

Mark Emery, IT Support (volunteer)

Terrie Harris, D.O.M., Female Veterans Clinic Coordinator (volunteer)

Diana Fried with Palestinian women in the West Bank

Diana Fried, Founder & President, M.Ac., M.A., NCCAOM Dipl. Ac., Acudetox Specialist

Diana founded AWB in 2005 and currently serves as the President. She works on program development, and supports Ravyn with general management. She runs the World Healing Exchange program, the Nepal program, Level 2 Training, special programs, helps with fundraising and national network development, and board management. president@acuwithoutborders.org

G. Ravyn Stanfield, Executive Director

G. Ravyn Stanfield, LAc, Executive Director
LAc. DOM, M.Ac, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac.

Ravyn is the new Executive Director. She has been involved with AWB since 2013. She is responsible for oversight of the organization, including financial management, and staff training. She directs the national Healing Community Trauma training and online education programs.executive@acuwithoutborders.org

Carla Cassler doing treatment at Bay Area Veterans Acupuncture Clinic

Carla Cassler, Associate Director (part-time), DAOM, L.Ac.

Carla oversees marketing, and outreach at AWB, as well as the Military Stress Recovery Program, the Community Service Clinic program, disaster relief, and the Israel-West Bank Program. She also works on fundraising and development. director@acuwithoutborders.org

Healing Community Trauma Program Training staff:

Melanie Rubin, M.Ed., Acudetox Specialist, Program Director and Senior Trainer
Carla Cassler, DAOM, L.Ac., Program Marketing and Senior Trainer
G. Ravyn Stanfield, L.Ac., M.Ac., NCCAOM Dipl. AC., Executive Director and Lead Trainer
Stacey Macfarlane, M.Ac., L.Ac., Lead Trainer

Meet the Board

Carla Cassler, director@acuwithoutborders.org
Diana Fried, president@acuwithoutborders.org
Celia Hilderbrand, celiahi@me.com
Cynthia Neipris, cneipris@pacificcollege.edu
Laurie Kleinman, laurie@lauriemd.com
Melanie Rubin, melanie@acuwithoutborders.org