Meet Our Clinical Practitioners
Susan Kim, L.Ac, Dipl. OM
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Co-Founder, Secretary, and Treasurer of Pacific Coast Community Acupuncture
Susan Kim is the heart of PCCA. It was Susan who had the initial vision to create a community acupuncture clinic, and the motivation to carry it through. Her caring energy and touch can be felt in every aspect of the clinic and the community.
Susan Kim, L.Ac, Dipl. OM, was awarded a Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University, where she graduated with honors. She is recognized by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Susan has a BS in sports medicine from the University of the Pacific. She has treated at Being Alive Los Angeles, Venice Family Clinic, the Yo San University clinic, and at the Veterans stand-down in Los Angeles. During July, 2015 Susan was part of the first team of acupuncturists to officially participate in the Olympics (the World Special Olympics in Los Angeles).
Craig Swogger, L.Ac, DAOM
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Co-Founder, and President of the Board of Pacific Coast Community Acupuncture
Craig Swogger was awarded both a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California at Davis, and a Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University where he graduated with Highest Honors. He is recognized by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Craig completed his doctoral work at Emperor's College in Santa Monica.
Helping others with Traditional Chinese Medicine was a natural choice for Craig, who has been practicing meditation for over 25 years. He has lead or taught meditation at New York Insight Meditation Center, Dharmapunx NYC, and currently teaches at Against the Stream Santa Monica.
Craig has treated at the Yo San University Clinic, Being Alive Los Angeles, and Visions Adolescent Treatment Center in Malibu. He has taught at UC Davis, the Shiatsu Massage School of California, and Yo San University. During July, 2015 Craig was a part of the first team of acupuncturists to officially participate in the Olympics (the World Special Olympics in Los Angeles).
Craig has specialized training in acupuncture for the treatment of immunity (including auto-immune and other immune system diseases), cardiac disorders, and nutrition.
Jenny Garcia, L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Jenny has practiced in several settings, including hospitals and clinics with integrative care, and with a diverse range of patients. Some of these settings include Being Alive Los Angeles, Yo San University Community Clinic, Venice Family Clinic, and LA County – USC Wellness Center. She continues to work at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on a chronic pain management team treating kids of all ages with acupuncture. Jenny has organized community clinics with different non-profit organizations and their members. In 2015 Jenny traveled to Beijing, China to attend the Advanced Acupuncture Seminar offered by the WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine at the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. Jenny has specialty training in Orthopedic Acupuncture, Women’s Health, and Pediatric Acupuncture.
Jenny holds a B.A. from Brown University in Literary Arts, is a Fulbright Scholar, and graduated with a Master’s from Yo San Universtiy where she received The William H. Hazen Foundation Scholarship and graduated with Highest Honors. She speaks Spanish, English, and Portuguese, and feels comfortable treating patients in any of these languages.
William Janes, L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
William Janes studied at Emperor's College School of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California and is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. At Emperor’s College, William refined his gentle needle technique and found a special calling to work as an ally addressing anxiety, stress and pain. William finds the most fulfillment in community, like volunteering his time at Being Alive, an HIV Clinic in West Hollywood. When not researching Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and east/west herbal medicine, William is immersed in the worlds of metaphor, archetype, mythology, healing practices of the diaspora and art.
Cassie Warren, L.Ac
Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Cassie Warren is a Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She has obtained a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University with specialized training at Being Alive, a clinic dedicated to patients with HIV. Cassie also attained advanced clinical training in China from the renowned China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center and the Institute of Acupuncture and Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. She is a dedicated practitioner and believes in the combination of both eastern and western practices to give the highest quality care and achieve the best results for her patients.
"I found acupuncture in my mid-twenties after nearly two decades of knee pain. I had explored a lot of different options throughout western medicine, with mixed results. After finally being referred to a local acupuncturist I experienced nearly immediate results. I know this may not happen for everyone but, it truly inspired me and set me on my road to becoming a medical professional. I dreamed of being able to provide that feeling of relief and overall well-being to as many people as I could. Now in partnership with Jessica De Leon and When in Tao I have the opportunity to offer that to everyone that passes through our doors. My goal here, and in life, is to provide the best care that I can and to give people access to the great benefits of Eastern Medicine that I have experienced first hand." - Cassie Warren L.AC
Meet Our Administrative Staff
Front Desk Coordinator
Cameron is a recent graduate from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine earning a Master of Acupuncture with a concentration in orthopedics and pain management.
Cameron has completed specialized externships in pain control at Venice Family Clinic in Venice, CA and YSU Blount Community Clinic in Los Angeles, CA.