Our Organizational Structure
POCA’s governance is based on the principles of sociocracy; its structure works to organize the social capital of the CA movement. Social capital includes the time, energy, skills and goodwill that co-op members contribute. POCA would not exist at all without generous investments of time from many different co-op volunteers.
Current board members:
Community Member Bob Whirlow from Providence Community Acupuncture in Providence, RI
Community Member Donna Landazuri from East West Natural Medicine in Pinole, CA
Community Member- OL to GC Carol Young from Urbana Acupuncture clinic in Urbana, IL and BOD Vice President
Punk Member Mike Kalebich - BOD President
Punk Member Mackenzie Muir
Punk Member and GC Rep to the BOD James Lorr and BOD Secretary
POCA‘s main decision-making body is the General Circle. It is made up of the BOD's elected Operational Leader and two members of each Department Circle. Department Circles and their leaders are:
Membership Circle- Pam Chang, Mike Kalebich
Finance Circle-Molly Fread, Sarah Lefkowich
Publications and Content Distribution- Wade Philips
Events Circle- Cris Monteiro, Amy Severinsen
Clinic Success Cirlce -Jim Lorr, Cait Cain and Sonja Sivesind
POCA Regional Coordinators are selected on a local/regional basis. Other projects include legislative, jobs creation, and newsletter production.
The General Circle deliberates on matters concerning the co-op as a whole (mainly budgets and policy) and reviews proposals made by co-op members.
Any co-op member can bring a proposal to the GC.
Staff members are: Carmen Doerge -Financial and Administrative Coordinator; Wade Phillips -Technical Coordinator; and Peter Frey - Membership Coordinator