Barbara Solomon, RN (Retired), L.Ac.

Institutional Review Board Public Member

Barbara Solomon was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She moved to Oregon at 19 and loves it here. She became an RN in 1985 with an Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) from Portland Community College (PCC), continued with her schooling through PCC, Mt Hood Community College, Portland State University and Concordia College (now Concordia U) and obtained her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 2003.

In addition, she is a certified Qi Gong instructor and a Lineage Holder of Chinese Essence Qi Gong, is trained in reflexology and certified in several vibrational healing modalities, including Reiki, Reconnective Healing and Chios Energy Healing. She is a holistic coach and facilitates workshops on various aspects of aging including being a certified Conscious Aging facilitator through the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).

Barbara has worked in the health care field since the late 70s in a variety of areas including ICU, staff development, long-term care and end of life care, private practice and clinical research on both biomedical and complementary/integrative studies. She knows the importance of understanding the mind/body/spirit connection in our physical and emotional lives and loves to share that information with others.

She volunteers with the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program, Portland Veterans Acupuncture Project (PVAP), Volunteers Interested in the Emotional Wellbeing of Seniors (VIEWS), is a member of the City of Gresham Art Committee and on the board of the OCOM Alumni Association.