Diana Fried is the Founder and Executive Director of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB), which she founded in 2005. She initiated AWB’s disaster work and herself worked in disaster settings worldwide, training and supervising thousands of trainees globally as part of AWB’s sustainable development programs, and envisioned and fostered AWB’s Community Clinic, World Healing Exchange, and Advanced Training programs. Fried received her MAc from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, is certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) as a Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and is a certified qi gong Instructor. She has studied traditional medicine of Mexico and the Southwest (Curanderismo) and is a graduate of the Buddhist chaplaincy at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. Fried is also a video producer, writer, and meditation practitioner.