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.
Diana Fried with Palestinian women in the West Bank
Meet Our Staff
Diana Fried, Founder & Executive Director,
M.Ac., M.A., NCCAOM Dipl. Ac., Acudetox Specialist
Diana founded AWB in 2005 and currently serves as the Executive Director. She is responsible for overall program administration and general management, World Healing Exchange program coordination, Nepal program, Level 2 Training, special programs, fundraising collaboration, national network development, and board management.
Carla Cassler doing treatment at Bay Area Veterans Acupuncture Clinic
Carla Cassler, Associate Director (part-time),
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.
Melanie Rubin doing training in Haiti