We are so excited to introduce our new lobbyist, DeVivo and Sams Policy Partners, LLC.  With the rapidly changing national and local landscape of our profession, your Board of Directors at NCSAAM felt that it was necessary to hire a lobbying firm that could not only represent our interests but could also educate the legislators in the NC Legislature on the health benefits and cost effectiveness of acupuncture in treating multiple conditions.

Please take a moment to view their introduction video.  Thank you!

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Lobbyist Video

Laura DeVivo

Laura DeVivo

NCSAAM Lobbyist

Laura is a partner and founding member of DeVivo & Sams. Lobbying since 2011, she previously spent 12+ years in North Carolina’s legislative and executive branches. Just before beginning her career in government relations, she spent four years as Chief of Staff to N.C. Speaker of the House Joe Hackney whom she advised on legislative strategy, the state budget, public policy, legislative and political strategy. 


Angel Sams

Angel Sams

NCSAAM Lobbyist

Angel is a partner and founding member of DeVivo & Sams, representing clients at the legislature and in the executive branch. She has been lobbying in North Carolina since 2011 and has represented an array of clients and issues, and has successfully fought for clients’ diverse needs in the information technology, healthcare, agriculture, and nonprofit industries

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

North Carolina General Assembly

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