Since the early 1990s, Kathleen Tamilio-Awed has been recognized as an expert in integrative medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture, becoming one of the first graduates of the Masters program of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Her distinguished career and leadership in complementary medicine are evident - she has served consecutive terms as the President of the Massachusetts Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; consulted and contracted with University of Massachusetts Memorial Complementary Medicine Program, AIDS Project Worcester, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Massachusetts, Great Brook Valley Health Care, Fallon Clinic;member of St Vincent’s Hospital Allied Health Profession Committee, UMass Medical Schools Complementary and Alternative Medicine Academic Interest Group
She also organized and chaired the eastern Regional Conference for American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
In 1994 she was elected Acupuncturist of the Year by the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Kathy regularly lectures to organizations and business groups throughout Central Massachusetts and is a published writer on the subject of complementary medicine. She is also called upon as a resource for the broadcast media. She has appeared on WCVB 5 with Susan Wornick's Consumer Report and various local cable channels.
Kathy spends a tremendous amount of time volunteering in the community having served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Y.W.C.A., Worcester , She helps to raise awareness and funds for abused,neglected children and serves as a board member of C.A.S.A. Project of Central MA. She has also served as President of the Massachusetts Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.