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About Us

Our Mission

Healing Opportunities, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is the education and promotion of complementary and integrative medicine within Santa Barbara, California.

Since 2001 we have successfully supported an array of programs in line with our mission. View our Past Events page to find out more.

Currently, we are hosting and supporting education opportunities for practitioners to receive CEU’s to maintain complementary medicine licenses and certifications.

We are so fortunate to have world-renowned practitioner and author, Giovanni Maciocia, living and teaching in our own back yard. Throughout the year we will be hosting “Evenings with the Masters”. This is an intimate venue where the practitioner brings case studies and together finds solutions for difficult cases. CEU’s apply.

We have also joined the Medical Reserve Corp to provide much needed care for Disaster Relief First Responders. Healing Opportunities is committed to bringing Acupuncture care to those assisting others during disaster relief efforts. Feel the joy of giving back and sign up with the MRC.

Board of Directors

Rachil B. Willig, L.Ac., C.N., President
Rachil has an eclectic approach to healing. She is trained in clinical nutrition, and has a master's degree in Oriental medicine, which includes: acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Constitutional Dietary Training, Shiatsu, Cupping Tai Qi and Qi Gong (energetic healing.) Rachil enjoys helping people heal themselves naturally. By educating her patients she empowers them to access their bodies' own healing powers: creating health and preventing disease. She is the founder of The Sage Center for Health, an integrative health center in Santa Barbara.Ms. Willig has lived in Santa Barbara for over 20 years and is dedicated to creating awareness and access to integrative medicine in our community. She has been working with Healing Opportunities since its inception in 2001 and is proud to now be the Chief Executive Officer.
LeAnne R. Keller, L.Ac, Vice President
Originally from Orange County, LeAnne got her start in the health care field eight years ago when she began working at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, from which she graduated in August 2005. LeAnne is passionate about bringing more public access to alternative healthcare, and empowers her clients to achieve a balanced lifestyle. Ms. Keller currently has a private practice in acupuncture, shiatsu, and herbology in lovely downtown Santa Barbara.
Renee Barsa, L.Ac., Secretary
Renee K. Barsa graduated from one of the oldest and most respected acupuncture schools in the nation, the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. Her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont provided a strong background in the sciences. She is California Board Certified, Facial Acupuncture Certified, and Nationally Licensed, as well as being a Yoga Therapist. Alongside her general practice, she also specializes in infertility and IVF treatments, and was the first acupuncturist to perform these treatments at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital.
Johanna Anderson, L.Ac, Treasurer
Johanna Anderson holds a masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine and is licensed to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine by the California Acupuncture Board. Johanna specializes in the treatment of infertility. She supports women at all stages of the fertility process, whether trying to conceive naturally or those looking to increase the effectiveness of western medical interventions such as Clomid, IUI and IVF. She also strongly believes in giving back to the community and works with Acupuncturist Without Walls, a division of Santa Barbara street medicine treating homeless women with acupuncture. Johanna's approach to health is to provide a soothing, nurturing environment with gentle treatments that calm the body and mind, promote healing, and enhance well being and vitality.
Timothy BigelowTimothy Bigelow CFA. Chief Financial Officer
Timothy brings over 20 years of experience working in the investment industry to Healing Opportunities. He has experience in business development as well as relationship management, portfolio management and investment banking. Timothy has also been on a spiritual path. He is a student of the Ageless Wisdom and has held leadership positions with a Western Mystery School from 2009 through 2013. He completed the Hoffman Institute Program in 2004 and has been studying Reiki Jin Kei Do since 2011. Timothy believes that we are all One and healing starts with ourselves. We can make a difference and heal the planet and humanity. Timothy has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island and he completed the Executive Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Behavioral Finance and Investment Decisions. He was Chairman of the Mentoring Committee at the CFA Society of Orange County for 2013, and he is a member of the Harvard Club of Southern California, and on the Advisory Board of Opus Connect. Timothy serves with honor as the CFO of Healing Opportunities.
Kathleen ZisserKathleen Johns Zisser, M.D.
Kathleen Johns Zisser is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has also done extensive training in Medical Acupuncture, Yoga therapy, Mindfulness, Guided Imagery and Reiki. She combines these areas of interest in her private practice East West Medicine of Santa Barbara where she focuses on pain management, orthopedic and neurological issues, stress reduction and wellness. A larger passion of Dr. Zisser’s is to bring many of these healing modalities into the hospital setting to provide truly integrated medical care that can address all of the complex needs of the hospitalized patient. She joined the board of Healing Opportunities in November 2013.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is currently being updated. More information will be posted here soon.

 

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856