Julie Suarez Cormier, Lic. Ac., MAOM, is an NCCAOM board-certified Diplomate in Acupuncture, as well as a Licensed Acupuncturist in New York and Vermont. She holds a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the New England School of Acupuncture. During the intensive 3 1/2 year program at NESA she studied Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Oriental medical nutrition, and Qi Gong.

Julie apprenticed with several acupuncturists in Central Vermont in the late 90‘s, and opened her first practice in New York City in 2001. She co-founded Acupuncture on Park, LLP, in midtown Manhattan with two of her colleagues from acupuncture school. While treating a variety of disorders, they specialized in infertility and held free weekly support groups and information seminars for their patients. In 2004, Julie opened a private practice in lower Manhattan where she provided acupuncture treatments until moving to Vermont with her husband in 2006. Julie practiced acupuncture at White Peony Oriental Healing Arts in Montpelier until accepting a position as Spa Director at Oasis Day Spa in Manhattan. Concurrently she opened New York City’s first community acupuncture clinic in Astoria, Queens in 2007. Now the Suarez Cormiers have returned to Vermont to raise their son,
and Julie is excited to be able to offer affordable acupuncture in a community setting here.

Julie began her career in wholistic medicine after graduating with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, where her focus was Genetics and Developmental Biology. She finds that her background in scientific research is a useful complement to her Traditional Chinese Medicine approach, especially when working with clients' primary care physicians. Tying Western and Eastern medicine together is her specialty!


© 2010-2016 Julie Suarez Cormier • 802.657.3700 • julie@VtCommunityAcupuncture.org


Hanna Curry DeFuria, L.Ac, received her Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. Subsequently, she acquired national board certification and is now licensed in both NY and VT.

In 2013, Hanna elevated her education in the fields of acupuncture, herbology, Chinese nutritional therapy and tui na massage while working in Chinese hospitals in both Chengdu and Shanghai.

Soon thereafter, she volunteered with a non­profit in rural Nepal treating isolated communities in the Himalayas. Returning home, Hanna is excited to share the knowledge and experience she gained abroad, here in the states. Her love for the medicine and nurturing others inspires Hanna's individualized treatment plans and ability to help place health back in the hands of her patients. As the newest member of the VCA family, Hanna is excited to establish her practice and give back to the Burlington community.


Marlena is a licensed Acupuncturist in Vermont, Connecticut and New York state. She is board certified through NCCAOM in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and is an awarded diplomat of Oriental Medicine. 

Having practiced as a massage therapist for 5 years, Marlena decided to deepen her knowledge by attending Bastyr University to complete a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Collectively, Marlena has been in the alternative healing arts for over a decade. Marlena has worked and volunteered in international Acupuncture clinics and seminars around the world, providing her with a more global perspective on health and wellness. 

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine resonates with Marlena because of its foundation based on the observation of nature and its holistic approach. Drawing on all her skills and experience, Marlena specializes in pain management, stress reduction, facial rejuvenation and overall wellbeing. She’s very excited to have the opportunity to serve her new community.


Julie Bibleheimer is a Vermont and Oregon licensed acupuncturist certified by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She attended the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. With acupuncture, Julie treats a variety of conditions including headaches, back pain, sleep disorders, weight management, anxiety and depression, colds and flu, digestive disorders, chronic and acute pain, reproductive and gynecological issues. Her goal in using Chinese Medicine is to remind each patient of what it feels like to be their original, whole self. In treating the root, rather than the symptom, of disease in the body, Julie brings her patients back to their natural birthright of health and integration. 

Julie also utilizes Chinese herbology, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching to assist her clients. She works with each client to create a personalized treatment plan. She offers a nurturing and attuned presence to ease the healing process.