CEO, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Kory Ward-Cook Ph.D., MT(ASCP), CAE has over 35 years of experience as a medical laboratory professional, educator, and executive in association management. She is certified as a medical technologist, MT(ASCP) and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Ward-Cook served as the Executive Director for the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) Board of Registry and Senior Vice President for the ASCP.
In the past, Dr. Ward-Cook has served as a faculty member and a program director for both a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program and a Medical Technology (MT) program. While serving as a faculty member and program director of the MT program in the School of Allied Health Professions at the Ohio State University, Dr. Ward-Cook also maintained a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology. As a tenured Associate Professor, Dr. Ward-Cook instructed and served as an advisor for undergraduate students in medical technology, graduate students in the School of Allied Health Professions and the Department of Pathology.
Currently, Dr. Ward-Cook serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). During her tenure at the NCCAOM® she has been instrumental in bringing computer based testing to the organization, and facilitated an 86% increase in the media and public awareness of the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession through press releases and pubic relations efforts. In 2007, Dr. Ward-Cook successfully orchestrated a successful relocation of the national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia to Jacksonville, Florida. In 2008 she co-directed the organization’s most recent practice analysis resulting in the publication of the 2008 Job Task Analysis: A Report to the AOM Profession. Dr. Ward-Cook also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) and the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC).