Meet Us

Joa Crowder, EAMP, LAc, LMP, MTCM

Owner and Practitioner

Joa Crowder EAMP, LAc., LMP, MTCM graduated in 2002 from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a four-year Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She is national board accredited as a Diplomat in Acupuncture and has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Washington.  Joa is a Washington native born and raised in Port Angeles, WA in the green foothills of the Olympic Mountains.

After attending school in Seattle for eight years, she and her husband fled to the quieter island life in Anacortes, WA where their twin girls were born.  Following her husband’s teaching job, she moved her practice to the sunny side of the state in 2007.   She and her family love Yakima’s unique beauty and blue skies and enjoy hiking, skiing, gardening and (most importantly) spending time with their family dog, Odin.


Selyna Janis

Clinical Operations Manager

Selyna is our multi-talented front desk and billing specialist.  She has been working with us since 2013.

Her background includes mental health counseling and various positions with local medical centers and hospitals.  She is the friendly voice on the phone, smiling face at the front desk and our insurance billing guru.

Selyna spent her childhood in both Yakima and North Carolina.  She loves hot weather, spending time with her family and has a talent for fashion and design.