David Berkshire, President
David Berkshire apprenticed with David Ford from 1998 – 2010, graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2001 and participates in the annualg MAP seminar with Judy Worsley. Currently David balances time with his wife and 7 year old with a busy clinical practice, running 2 large integrative medical clinics, teaching full time in the Classical Chinese Medicine program at National College of Natural Medicine and serving the Worsley Institute as its newest Board of Trustees President. “I love Chinese Medicine and Worsley 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.”
Eric Hartmann, Vice President
Eric Hartmann, DVM, L.Ac. is the Vice President of the Worsley Institute. Eric began his study of Five-Element Acupuncture in 1994 at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Maryland. Eric began directly studying with JR Worsley and Judy Worsley in 1997. In 2000, he was invited to attend MAP (Master Apprentice Program) which, at the time, was a twice yearly invitation-only training for practitioners devoted to maintaining the integrity of Worsley Five Element Training. For the past 15 years, he has coached in MAP trainings and continues to directly study with Judy Worsley. He has spoken at national and international conferences, given public talks and has attended Teacher Training Basic in 2007 and 2017. Eric maintains a full time acupuncture practice in Seattle, WA and continues to work part time as a veterinarian.
Janet Darby, Treasurer
Janet Darby trained at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa, England. Living in the South East of Scotland, she is delighted to be able to offer this powerful therapy to others from her home clinic in North Berwick, near Edinburgh. In 2010, Janet co-hosted Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture training in Sydney Australia with Judy Worsley and went on to successfully complete Teacher Training Basic in Colorado, US, as well as participate in MAP seminars in Boston US and Norfolk, England. Prior to a career in acupuncture Janet had a background in business and commerce through a twelve year career in stockbroking and in IT. A member of the Great Britain world cup winning ladies modern pentathlon team in 1979, 1980 and 1981. 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 sport.
Annette Sessions, Secretary
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.
Daniel graduated from the Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture in Santa Monica, CA, in 2002. He started practicing Worsley Acupuncture in Portland, OR in 2001 and now lives and practices in Boulder, Colorado. He has been a MAP™ participant since 2004 and joined the board in 2012. Daniel also enjoys web design and helping out with the Worsley Institute website. For more about Daniel, visit www.elementacupuncture.com.
Lisa graduated from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in 2006 with her Masters in Acupuncture. She lives and works in McCall, Idaho at St. Luke’s McCall Integrative Medicine Clinic and in Boise, Idaho as an employee of the hospital system. More recently, Lisa obtained a Health Coaching certification from Wellcoaches, Inc. and also spends time working as a health coach for the employees of the St. Luke’s Health system. She is the Director of the Bear Basin Nordic Ski School in McCall and enjoys teaching all levels and styles of cross-country skiing. When there is no snow, she is out biking, running, gardening, rafting and kayaking with her husband Dan and two dogs in our beautiful “back yard” – the West Central Mountains of Idaho. Lisa’s organizational skills will bring the Worsley Institute’s online CEU program to fruition.
Louise Webster graduated from the School of Five Element Acupuncture, London, UK in 2004 and works in the Wirral near Liverpool, England, UK. In 2018, she attended her first MAP™ USA, became a Board member and participated in Teacher Training Basic at ITEA, Colorado. Louise worked as a professional violinist in the 1990s, and subsequently as a Reflexologist, Sports Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher, external examiner at The Academy of Five Element Acupuncture, Oslo, Norway, and is currently studying Naturopathic Nutrition. Since graduating as an Acupuncturist, Louise has focused her practice on WF-EA, finding that incorporating the philosophies into every area of her life has brought a clearer understanding and greater appreciation of nature and humankind. “When we recognise the vast innate intelligence of the body, mind and spirit, we can assist our patients to access resources from within, allowing a return to their fullest, most vibrant selves.”
Judy Becker Worsley, J.D., D.Ac.
Adrienne Carlée, M.Ac.
Meriel Darby, M.Ac.
Kirsten Diesler, Dipl.-Kffr. Lic.Ac.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, L.Ac.
Regina Miesch, M.Ac.
Diane McCormick, M.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Diplomate, American Association of Medical Acupuncture
Toledo, Ohio 43623
Photographer and Film Maker
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