||Rev. Tara Welty
Tara is a Certified Practitioner member of the American Organization of Oriental
Bodywork Therapies and an ordained minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth.
Her practice, Great Blue Heron Healing Arts, offers Jin Shin Jyutsu, Plant Spirit
Medicine, Five Element Energetic Healing and wellness education to the Buffalo
community. A practitioner with over ten years of experience, she is also the
chair of the Standards of Practice and Ethics Committee for the Plant Spirit
Medicine Association. A graduate of the Foreign Service program at Georgetown
University, she has spent extensive time in study and travel abroad in Europe,
Russia and Asia. Her life-long study of traditional medicine is complemented
by her background in sustainable agriculture, viticulture, and native plant cultivation.
John is the editorial design director for the Buffalo News where he leads a team
of 23 designers, illustrators and photographers in the daily design and presentation
of news and features sections, in print and online. John has also taught
visual communication at the undergraduate level for seven years, and has designed
publications for local and national organizations including SUNY at Buffalo Law
School, Gibraltar Industries, Rich Products, The Buffalo Sabres, The Buffalo
Bisons and Niagara University. A student of Chinese martial arts since 1983,
John’s focus has shifted from the external styles of martial arts toward
the internal arts with an emphasis on Taoist and Buddhist Qigong and Reiki Tummo.
||Julie Lawson, B.Ed, Lic.Ac
(UK), L.Ac (MD)
Julie initially worked as a teacher before becoming an acupuncturist in the mid-90s.
Having lived most of her life in the UK, she moved to Canada in 2001 where she practices
acupuncture and Rejuvanessence in Fort Erie, ON. She also directs TendingShen International
which provides post-graduate acupuncture education in the US, Canada and Europe.
She is a mother and a grandmother, has experience in making furniture, stained glass,
fund-raising and conference organizing. A founder member of both Ongiara College
and Ongiara Foundation, she is currently a pro tem ex officio member of
the Board of Directors of Ongiara Foundation. Julie is the principal of Ongiara College
of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
The Ongiara Foundation Board of Directors is seeking
Are you passionate about any of the following?
- Western New York/Buffalo/Niagara region
- Preventative health care
- Low cost clinics
- Community health education
- Cost effective health care options
- The integration of western medicine and complementary medical
- Increasing awareness of the benefits of acupuncture treatment
- Actively supporting the training of complementary health
If you answered “yes” to any of the above – we
want to meet you!
Ongiara Foundation was initially established
to support Ongiara College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion,
opening in Fort Erie, Ontario in September 2009. Its
wider aims are to provide financial support for people who
would wish to pursue a career in acupuncture and to increase
public awareness of the benefits of acupuncture in integrated
Will you help us achieve this goal?
For more information, please contact Rev. Tara Welty
HOLD THE VISION…