Christine McCulloch, M.B.A
business operations manager
Christine Bwayo McCulloch is Kenyan and met her husband Wade McCulloch in college 15 years ago, when she came to study Hotel, Restaurant, Resort Management here in the US. She worked in Restaurant management and consulting until 2006. Things changed in 2007 when they started The Qi Spot Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic.
Christine comes from a Christian background and at first, was very skeptical about Acupuncture. After learning more about it and seeing the amazing things that it has done for most of their over 3000 patients, Christine has become a believer and works with her husband Wade to spread the "Acupuncture" word all over Portland, hopefully soon nationally and in Kenya.
Christine graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
She has a professional background in business development, administration, operations, customer service and management in both the hospitality (hotel, restaurant and guest house) and healthcare (dental and acupuncture) industries.
With past work experience from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) her focus at the Qi Spot are patient welfare and wellness. She works with other wellness providers to bring a holistic approach to healthcare for Qi Spot patients.
"Educating our patients about Acupuncture is so important because it helps patients understand how it works and why it is important to stick with their treatment plans. Those who do, end up getting better faster than those who don't follow their treatment plans. Patients also holistically become more aware of themselves and know when to go see an Acupuncturist or when to visit their Primary Care Provider. My next goal is to educate other healthcare providers to know when to refer patients to Acupuncture. We used to see many patients self refer for Acupuncture because they had tried everything or their family or friend told them to try Acupuncture for something, but now we are seeing more Primary Care Providers or Specialist refer their patients first to try Acupuncture before using invasive procedures. It will help patients heal and if not faster, and also save them a lot of money including unnecessary procedures"
On the side, Christine is a small business healthcare consultant. She works with practicing and student Acupuncturists (MSOMs & DAOMs) to develop and make sustainable Acupuncture businesses by using best practices. In March 2013 Christine and Wade McCulloch went to Kenya to introduce the topic of Acupuncture and current healthcare to some Kenyan doctors and it was well received. They have identified internship and volunteer opportunities for practicing and student Acupuncturists and hope to take a group back soon.
Christine has served on 2 boards: Red Sweater Project Board and Marylhurst University Student Alumni Board. She is currently on the Red Sweater Project Advisory Board (US & Tanzania) and The Chwele Community Development Advisory Board (US & Kenya). She is one of 3 coordinators for the Lake Oswego Moms Club's (LOMC) sub club - Working Moms Club and enjoys social activities and physical activities like golfing, and rock climbing.