Welcome William W. Goding, MED, RRT
Dear Community Members and Friends of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine:
It gives me great pleasure to announce that William W. Goding has accepted the position of
Interim Executive Director of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine (ACAOM). For the past year, Bill has served ACAOM in a variety of capacities,
including oversight of annual reports, standards assessment, and technology development.
Bill comes to ACAOM from Beverly, MA where he has served as Executive Director for the
agencies providing accreditation services for both Cardiovascular Technology and
Polysomnographic Technology. Bill also served as Interim Executive Director for the Committee
on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
As an academic administrator, an educator and a health care professional, Bill brings a unique
perspective to his view on accreditation. Bill holds a baccalaureate degree in chemistry from
Tufts University and a Masters in Education from Boston State College. For 25 years, he
served as Dean of Health Professions at North Shore Community College in Danvers, MA.
Overlapping with his time as Dean, he also served as the program director for the nationally
accredited Respiratory Therapy program. Before joining academia, he practiced as a
respiratory therapist in the hospital setting.
Bill’s background in accreditation includes service and leadership with the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Joint Review Committee for
Respiratory Therapy Education (JRCRTE), and Curriculum Review Board for Medical Assisting
as well as service on his profession’s credentialing agency, the National Board for Respiratory
Care (NBRC), and the professional association, the Massachusetts Society for Respiratory Care
As ACAOM enters a period of growth and expansion, Bill brings extensive experience and deep
understanding of accreditation challenges. We are certain that Bill’s leadership will further
strengthen the work of the Commission in providing the highest quality of accreditation services
to the colleges of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Carla J. Wilson, M.A, L.Ac
Chair, Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Announcement Date: September 20, 2010