Board of Trustees
David Berkshire apprenticed with David Ford from 1998 – 2010, graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2001 and participates in the annual MAP℠ seminar with Judy Worsley. Currently David balances time with his wife and daughter with a busy clinical practice, running 2 large integrative medical clinics and serving the Worsley Institute as its Board of Trustees President.
“I love Chinese Medicine and Worsley Classical Five-Element Acupuncture reflects the heart of our medicine and my hope is through example I can help others see the power of the simplicity of nature.”
Annette Sessions, M.D.
Annette Sessions currently resides in Rochester, NY, where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Rochester. During this tenure, she experienced the power and beauty of Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture® through the sharp end of the needle. In hopes of offering this medicine to her own patients, she studied this lineage of acupuncture through GLITCA, completing the requirements in 2009 and participating in the subsequent Master Apprentice Programs (MAP℠). She now practices both WFEA and urology through the University. Prior education included earning an A.B. in French at Duke University (1989), a M.A. through Middlebury College’s school in France (1990), and a M.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1997). She completed her residency in Urologic Surgery at the University of Rochester, subsequently joining the Department of Urology.
Josh Luper, D.Ac., L.Ac.
Josh serves as Director for our Worsley Institute Service to the Earth℠ (WiSE℠) and is also a participant in MAP℠. He received his academic training at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute and earned his Doctor of Acupuncture from Pacific College. He co-owns and practices in an integrative naturopathic clinic in Portland, OR. In addition to his clinical focus and training in WCF-EA, Josh specializes in pain management and is also a Board-Certified Structural Integrator. When outside the clinic, he enjoys hiking and exploring the PNW as well as traveling to visit family in his hometown of Nashville TN.
Janet Darby, L.Ac.
Janet Darby trained at the College of Traditional Acupuncture (CTA), in Leamington Spa, graduating in 1996. With over 25 years of clinical experience, she is excited to be teaching the next generation of students with the Worsley Institute Team at Worsley Institute Training (WIT) UK to preserve the integrity of this beautiful system of medicine. For many years working in Sydney and Canberra, Australia, Janet was registered with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. True to Worsley Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, she has successfully completed Teacher Training in Colorado, US, as well as participated in the Masters Apprenticeship Program in Boston, US, and Norfolk, UK.
She was a member of the Great Britain World Cup-winning Ladies Modern Pentathlon Team in 1979, 1980 and 1981 as well as a member of the English World Silver Medal-winning Ladies Team for Mountain Running in 1989. Although not involved in competitive sport since commencing an acupuncture career, Janet continues to have an interest in a variety of different sports and in supporting athletes to maintain health and well-being.
Stella Jiang, R.TCM.P., R.N.
Stella’s interest in health of the body, mind and spirit led her to complete studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine University, China (2003). She is a registered TCM Practitioner, registered with College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia. Subsequent studies with Qin Ma and Nora Franglen introduced her to Five-Element Acupuncture which she began practicing in 2019, and she found an enthusiasm for this form of medicine. In seeking to deepen her knowledge and understanding of it, she joined the Worsley Institute and pursued additional training through the WIT program in 2022. Through this program, she truly developed a passion for the beauty and power of Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture. She currently practices in two clinics in Vancouver BC and White Rock BC.
In addition to being an acupuncturist, Stella is also a Registered Nurse specializing in Perinatal care and has been working in this capacity at BC Women's Hospital since 2010.
She is delighted to be a Board Member of the Worsley Institute, helping to preserve, protect, and promote the teachings of JR Worsley.
Eric P. Hartmann, DVM, M.Ac., L.Ac.
Judy Becker Worsley, J.D., D.Ac.
Adrienne Carlée, M.Ac.
Kirsten Diesler, Dipl.-Kffr. Lic.Ac.
Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, L.Ac.
Matt Cetlinski, Acupuncture Physician
Regina Miesch, M.Ac.
Tom Volf, Filmmaker, Photographer
Robert Abramson, D.D.S., M.A., M.D.
East Hampton, NY