About ~ Tammy Rome
Executive Director, The Headache Warriors Network
After living with migraine and cluster headaches for decades, Tammy finally got serious in 2007 when she entered graduate school.
She knew that frequent attacks could derail her career plans.
Determined to finally get both migraine and cluster headache attacks under control, she went online in search of answers. That search changed her life. Connecting with other patients and advocates eventually led her to find a solution that put both migraine and cluster headache in remission.
Tammy is a telehealth therapist, specializing in trauma and headache disorders. This is the career that was nearly derailed by migraine and cluster headache many years ago. In addition to serving the mental health needs of the community, Tammy devotes countless volunteer hours to educate patients, caregivers, physicians, and the general public about the burden of headache disorders.
The Headache Warriors Network is a partnership between what was formerly MigraineDisease.org and The Cluster Headache Support Group. Both of those organizations still operate within the Network.
We are a registered non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of those living with headache disorders. Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive community for patients and caregivers that offers patient education and access to accurate, relevant information and resources, as well as drive and support scientific research that results in treatment advances.
We partner with other organizations, physicians, and pharma to enhance our reach to those who need our support.
Company / Organization Website URL: https://headachewarriors.org/
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About ~ Danube Jacobs
Danube made her way to Tucson in 2013 seeking sun and the magic of the desert after several years in Portland, OR earning her masters degree in Chinese Medicine (BS in Journalism from CU Boulder). Originally from MA, she has also lived in SF, Maine and a couple of years working on a cruise ship which circumnavigated the globe. After past careers in copywriting and woodworking, she is so happy to have landed in the holistic medicine field. She loves yoga, cooking and hiking with her mutt, Cosmo.
I was fortunate enough to attend one of the most prestigious acupuncture schools in the States, OCOM, in Portland, OR 2017-2010. There, I treated patients in the school clinic under clinic supervision using acupuncture, herbs and manual therapies such as shiatsu and cupping. Immediately after school I went to Chapagaon, Nepal, where I worked in an acupuncture clinic in a rural farming community for 3 months, 15-20 patients a day in a low-cost clinic. Upon my return to Portland, I opened my own practice 2 days a week, while also working at a chiropractor’s office, a community acupuncture clinic and volunteering at a homeless shelter one day a week.
One year later, I accepted an offer I couldn’t refuse, leading the wellness programming for Holland America Cruise Lines as their “Lifestylist”, teaching daily Qi Gong and exercise classes, guided meditation and giving wellness lectures, on their longer 3-4 month cruises, such as the World Cruise. Once the cruise life was over, and having gotten used to sunny weather, I chose Tucson as my permanent home. I initially started my own practice upon arriving and taught at one of the two acupuncture schools at the time. After about a year, I jumped at the opportunity to take an associate acupuncturist position at Jade Star Acupuncture. I’ve been here for over 8 years now.
In addition to offering acupuncture, I also provide cupping, herbal and flower essence consults and prescriptions, craniosacral therapy, cosmetic acupuncture and colorpuncture. The clinic also offers facial cupping and cosmetic acupuncture as well.
Jade Star Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic is a large clinic with acupuncture and massage services. There are currently 6 acupuncturists and 3 massage therapists. Jennifer Parks started the clinic in 2010, and it has only grown every year since, from 3 employees when I started, to now 15. There are 8 treatment rooms, a beautiful lobby and many insurance companies cover acupuncture, and veterans are often referred to the clinic by the VA.
About the Host:
Barbara McClure, Executive Director
IMPACT of Southern Arizona
3535 E Hawser Street
Tucson, AZ 85739
Barbara McClure wakes up each morning passionate about going to work at a place that improves lives and inspires futures every day! She has been the Executive Director of a Tucson social service nonprofit called IMPACT of Southern Arizona, for ten years. What is it that keeps you passionate about your role Barbara?
Barbara has been a visionary and planner with decades of experience as a small business owner and in nonprofit leadership; her innovative ideas and strategic thinking, along with a talent for bringing the community together, has helped grow IMPACT five-fold in a very short time. Her talents and interests are diverse but all center around helping people, improving the community, bolstering education, building capacity and sustainability, being vocal about the rights and conditions of others, experiencing art, nurturing all inhabitants of your garden, and enjoying life to the fullest.
And now Barbara is about to experience another exciting chapter in her life with hosting a brand-new Radio Show Podcast here on the Tucson Business RadioX Network starting in November.
IMPACT of Southern Arizona is a 20 – year old social service nonprofit stabilizing families and seniors, and moving people out of poverty. IMPACT’s programs are designed to stretch household budgets so earned income can be spent on necessities such as improved housing conditions, fuel to get to work, utilizes, and needed medical attention and prescriptions. Its clients are your neighbors! People come to IMPACT because it is a welcoming place where they are always treated with dignity and respect, and where they find resources, referrals, coaching, and help to attain the skills that can move them forward into self-sufficiency.
Barbara grew up in Pasadena CA, moved to Long Beach for college, got married and started our family then moved to Seattle area ten years later. Took our youngest son on an 11-month motorhome trip to get to Tucson – Homeschooled for 10th grade.
We vacationed at a rustic cabin when I was growing up, where we had no phone or television; and spent all our time outside fishing, hiking, horseback riding, listening to old radio shows, playing pool, reading comic books from the local small grocer, and using our imaginations all day long. I always admired the superheroes who defended people and cities like Gotham and Metropolis, so when our three boys were born, we named them after familiar character: Colin (Bryce for an overlay of Bruce Wayne, Kent, and Parker. Our first grandchild was born last year, and as in the family tradition, named Logan, after the Wolverine. I used to always tell them they were my superheroes – and they still are today!
Barbara loves working with numbers and has always loved math and the organization of things, so accounting seemed perfect, but I soon realized that I if I became a CPA I would have to spend many months inside doing tax returns, and that did not appeal to me as a long–term career! I have a great imagination and enjoy creating things, so thought I should find a better path that might nurture that side of my personality. I was working in the shipping industry in SoCal at the time and fell in love with import and export, so shifted my majors to Marketing and International Business. Those were wonderful fits, and I imagined graduating and moving to the largest port on the planet, in Germany; then, I met my future husband and things took a different turn.
A little bit about how Barbara got into Nonprofit work:
All along with my husband and I were always involved in nonprofits and community volunteer opportunities, and often said it was too bad we could not make a living doing those things we loved so much. Leadership roles in PTO, Boy Scouts, Historical Societies, Junior League, Elks, Rotary and more. Then when we moved to Tucson I looked for a local opportunity to impact my community. A Board position was about to open at IMPACT, and my local bank branch manager, Peggy Smoot, suggested I would be very passionate about getting involved in the mission work there. I worked in the Food Bank.
There are thousands of nonprofits in Tucson. What makes IMPACT Unique is that they bring the community together to stabilize families and move people out of poverty. Our true success lies in partnering with a large number of businesses, agencies, social clubs and other nonprofits. We invest $2.5 million in the community each year, and we do it all with a lean staff of amazing professionals supported by more than 170 volunteer shifts each week! We have put great systems in place to run efficiently, effectively and with a commitment to sustainability and integrity, protecting the community’s investment in our work, striving for perfect audits, being innovative, building capacity and most importantly – treating everyone with dignity and respect. We are an award-winning nonprofit with numerous nods to incredible customer service. Our clients are your neighbors… We improve lives and inspire futures of people living in Southern AZ.
So, IMPACT is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and you have been at the helm half that time. Share with me the things IMPACT has accomplished over the years, and the things you have planned for this celebratory year.