NEWTON, Mass., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New England School of Acupuncture (www.nesa.edu), the nation's first institution of higher education for Traditional Chinese Medicine (both acupuncture and herbal medicine), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Susan L. Gorman as its next president.
"NESA's board is confident that Sue's experience in running an educational institution and her extensive business background, as well as her energy and vision will help lead NESA at this time," says Laura R. Studen, Esq., Chair of the Board of Trustees of NESA. "After an independent assessment of the school's needs by higher education consultants Mitchell Thiede & Partners, LLC we realized that Sue has the exact leadership skills necessary for NESA."
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics have documented a dramatic rise in the number of adults visiting acupuncturists, increasing 32% between 2002 and 2007 (http://nccam.nih.gov/). NESA has also experienced increased interest in both its masters programs and its acupuncture clinic and herbal dispensary in Newton, MA. Ms. Gorman comments, "I am excited to offer a vision for NESA that creates new opportunities to meet the growing needs of a population that is just discovering the efficacy of acupuncture."
Ms. Gorman has held leadership positions at NESA since 2009 when she was hired as Executive Dean & Chief Operating Officer. In November of 2011 she was appointed Interim President. Previously she was Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at the Catherine Hinds Companies, the leading accredited school of esthetics in New England. She has also held senior management positions at Atlantic Data Services, Inc. and Systems Engineering, Inc. Sue has a passionate commitment to the local community and sits on the boards of Girls Incorporated of Lynn, Financial Executives International, and the Bentley Executive Club. Originally from Lynn, MA, Sue holds a BS from Bentley University and an MBA from Suffolk University.
Founded in 1975, the New England School of Acupuncture (www.nesa.edu) is the nation's oldest acupuncture school. Located at 150 California Street, Newton, MA, NESA offers masters degree programs in acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine as well as a joint masters with Tufts University School of Medicine in Pain Research, Education and Policy. NESA is recognized for its academically rigorous programs, modern clinical and herbal dispensary facilities, and federally funded research.