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Our Committees

Committees are the heart of the NQA. Volunteers plan and organize national and regional conferences, create the monthly Newsletter, develop promotional material, edit documents, canvas for membership, oversee finance, maintain databases, help maintain the website, search for Board nominees, interpret by-laws, set ethics guidelines, and more.

Committees meet through teleconference on a regular basis, usually once a month. Members participate on a consensus basis. Everyone’s ideas and opinions count. You can make a difference. You can contribute to the NQA in countless ways. Help us create new opportunities for people to discover the benefits of Qigong.


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Annual Conference Committee

Committee Chair: Michael McComiskey
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Contact Phone: 718.857.6598

The Annual Conference Committee’s job is to plan and execute the NQA’s Annual Conference each year. Our aim is to provide a professional conference that nourishes all who come, from the merely curious to seasoned practitioners and teachers, and which helps both the NQA and Qigong in America to grow.

Certification Committee

Committee Chair: Ted Cibik
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The Certification Committee facilitates the process of Professional Member Certification as a benefit of membership in the National Qigong Association. This provides an opportunity to inform the public of the depth and scope of the significant experiences that have helped mold the specialized careers of our members. Though certification is internal to the NQA as there is presently no national standard, it is supported by the full faith of our membership organization and may act to enhance and highlight one’s professional standing. Please contact Ted if you are interested in this certification.

Regional Committee

Committee Chair: Gary Paruszkiewicz
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The Regional Committee maintains the positive awareness of Qigong and the practice of Energetic Arts by encouraging local Qigong activity throughout the nation.

Ethics and Integrity Committee

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Our Mission:

The Ethics and Integrity Committee works to facilitate the resolution of ethical questions related to NQA membership and to serve as a resource for NQA members.

Our Policy:

The NQA Bylaws, Code of Ethics and Integrity, and the Code of Due Process are the guiding documents for this committee. The Ethics and Integrity Committee will make recommendations, about ethical questions related to NQA membership, to the NQA Board of Directors. Final decisions will be made by the Board. All members of the NQA, as a condition of membership, pledge to uphold the NQA Code of Ethics and Integrity.

Finance Committee

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Our Mission:

The Finance Committee shall be concerned with, and make recommendations on, all matters involving the finances and financial procedures of the NQA, including envisioning ways to improve the financial position.

Chair Person – Open Position / Please contact Chris Bouguyon –

updated 11/8/2011

Information Technology Committee

Committee Chair: Chris Bouguyon
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Vice Chair: Kimberly Ivy
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Through the effective use of technology, the Information Technology Committee facilitates communication and data management amongst the NQA Board of Directors, NQA Committees, NQA Members and the general public.

Membership Committee

Committee Chair: Eric K. Imbody
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The purpose of the Membership Committee is to grow the NQA community by continually working to improve the value of membership.

Nominations and Elections Committee

Committee Chair: Kimberly Ivy
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Vice Chair: Chris Bouguyon
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Nominations & Election Committee facilitates the recruitment, election and integration of new members onto the Board of Directors and the Executive Team to the management of a fair, impartial and transparent election process.

Outreach Committee

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Our Mission:

To create, nourish, and develop relationships with organizations for the purpose of expanding the awareness of Qigong and the NQA

Our Members:

Open Position / Please contact Linda Close –

updated 11/8/2011

Publications Committee

Chair Position: Lori Furbush
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The Publications Committee primary function is to monitor information and publications that originate from the NQA.

Research and Education Committee

Committee Chair: Kathy Levac
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The Research and Education Committee provides our membership relevant, current scientifically sound research that can assist them in the education of the public on the profound health benefits of Qigong and Medical Qigong in an easy to understand format. Additionally, we provide our membership an opportunity for participation in Qigong research.