Mark McKenzie, LAc, MsOM

Executive Director, The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


As an academic administrator, an educator, a health care professional, and a former ACAOM Commissioner, Mark has direct experience in education and accreditation. Mark earned a baccalaureate degree in biology and computer science from Augustana College and a Masters in Oriental Medicine from Minnesota College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. For 10 years, he has served as the Dean at the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CAOM) at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Overlapping with his time as Dean, he was also a member of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM), including serving a year as its Vice-President. In addition, he was active with the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota, including serving as its President for three years. Most recently he served as a Commissioner of ACAOM, which he resigned upon acceptance of the Executive Director position.