Sister Charlotte Kerr, RN, BSN, MPH
Sister Charlotte Kerr (R.S.M. Religious Sisters of Mercy), RN, BSN (Univ. of Maryland SON, 1971), MPH (Univ. of North Carolina, 1973), M Ac (UK), L Ac, Dipl Ac, (NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare as a primary care nurse practitioner apprentice, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, consultant in public health, and practitioner and professor emerita at Maryland University Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute). She is an acupuncturist at University of Maryland's Natural Care Center, and in 2008 was certified in Zero Balancing. In 2011, she was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, and was appointed by US Senator Barbara Mikulski to the Senate Advisory Board that selects nominees to the US military academies. She has served on the Governor’s Acupuncture Advisory Council for Maryland, the Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health Alternative Medicine Program, and the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. She previously served on the advisory board of the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University, and was identified as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record in 2002.
In 2009 she was invited and testified at a US Senate committee hearing, "Principles of Integrative Health: A Path to Health Care Reform;" and was one of twenty community leaders invited by the Weinberg Foundation to participate in its Israel Mission. Her service was acknowledged in 2016 by Surgeon General Vivek Murphy in a Certificate of Appreciation, and by Senator Barbara Mikulski for her work on federal health policy.