Dr. Ivonne Marcela Mosquera-Schmidt





(917) 449-1437




Dr. of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Highly skilled Licensed Massage Therapist, certified Running Coach and Reiki Master with experience treating diverse populations. Strong evaluation and communication skills to assess client needs, design individualized treatment plans, and deliver result-oriented health and wellness services. Additional experience as a Financial and business analysis professional, Project Manager, and Human Resources Leader. Ability to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously, and able to lead project teams between 5-30 people. Paralympic track and field athlete, competed in 2016 Rio De Janeiro 1500m finals.



NORTHWESTERN HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY Dr. of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, 2019-2023, Suma Cum Laude nbsp;

Honors Program Graduate.  Zicklin Finance and Investment Club Member.  GPA: 3.56


STANFORD UNIVERSITY.   B.S., Mathematics                                                                                              1999
Cap and Gown, Stanford University Women's Honors Society,  Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, El Centro Chicano, Stanford University    GPA: 3.4



Paralympic Athletic Experience:

Chula Vista, CA                                                  Paralympic Full Time Track & Field Athlete                            2014-Present

  • Nominated to Paralympic Track & Field National and International Teams from 2013-Present.
  • Competed in the 800m and 1500m at Grand Prix, World Championships, ParaPan American Games, and 2016 Paralympics.
  • 6th Place Finalist in the 1500m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Conducted workshops and interviews for Guide Runners.
  • 2015 Speaker for the City Parks of Encinitas Annual Lunch.
  • Speaker for Chula Vista schools and Track teams.


Professional Experience:

Practical & Creative LLC

  • Founder, Health Practitioner, and Consultant, Minneapolis, MN 2018 - Present
  • • Recruit and assess clients including Olympic/Paralympic athletes, individuals with chronic pain, migraines, stress, and anxiety. • Develop and deliver individualized therapeutic massage treatment plans optimizing recovery, health and wellbeing for clients. • Design, modify and administer acupuncture and massage treatments for NFL Vikings and retired players, MN Vixen, and University of MN football team, . • Formulate and administer therapeutic massage for corporate wellness programs. • Utilize CranioSacral and Reiki techniques when appropriate or in leu of massage. • Partner with healthcare providers including MD.s, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, and Physical Therapists to provide integrative health and wellness solutions for clients. • Create, deliver, and monitor sound and flexible walking/running coaching and Corrective Exercise programs. • Forecast and manage company budget, taxes, licensing, and insurance • Create and implement marketing plans to attract and retain clients.

    Robin Care

  • Consultant, Minneapolis, MN January 2020 – June 2021
  • • Develop educational and advocacy materials for patients diagnosed with cancer. • Deliver trainings and individual coaching sessions related to cancer treatment, recovery, and returning to work and activities of daily living. • Assess and recommend online resources for employers to personalize cancer support for patients and Caregivers.

    bsp; p;                         bsp;                 August 2008-March 2015

    Chula Vista, CA                                                  HR Leader                           March 2014-March 2015

    • Audited existing programs & initiatives.
    • Developed Disability training for leaders.
    • Disability Employees Network Steering Team Member.
    • Utilized sourcing strategies, screening methods and selection tools to ensure consistent results and high quality hires.
    • Tracked and reported recruiting statistics.
    • Assisted in providing guidance and mentoring to team members, sharing knowledge and supporting their development and effectiveness.

    • Philadelphia, PA                                                  Project Manager                           February 2011-February 2014

    • Managed projects in the areas of agriculture, Chemicals, Information Systems, Customer Service, Legal, Finance, and Supply Chain.
    • Held a minimum of 5 projects concurrently, and teams of 5-25+ members.
    • Proficient in budget management of projects ranging from $50M-$2MM in annual scope.
    • Delivered all projects at least 90% on time and on budget.
    • Managed projects using Agile, Six Sigma and other project methodologies.
    • Employed Microsoft Project to create task-based, resource-allocated project plans.
    • Worked with other departments and team Leaders to prioritize work, fill resource gaps and anticipate future resource needs.
    • Responsible for project scoping, shaping, requirements gathering and management, and production of weekly status reports.
    • Experience with global processes and teams.
    • ascertained project risks and future impact of project decisions to ensure project and deliverables stayed on track, escalating and working with Stakeholders’ expectations.
    • Experienced in sales, Marketing, and Pricing processes and technologies.

    • Midland, MI                                                  Finance Leadership Development Program                           August 2008-January 2011

      • One of 12 professionals within Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) at the firm’s headquarters. The FLDP is a two year program in which MBA graduates rotate through 3-4 functions within Finance.  Personal rotation track included Strategic Planning and Business Analysis, Auditing and Corporate Reporting.
      • Perform financial data modeling and analysis, contribute to the financial reporting process, and assist in the development of company-wide financial and operational strategies, including application of Dow's Strategic Decision Process.
      • Conducted audits across the company's Hydrocarbons and Energy, Insurance and Customer Service businesses.
      • Analyzed and tested work processes, filing and payment of claims, fulfillment of orders, and accuracy of the creation of invoices and applicable payment and discount terms for Dow's customers.
      • Collected, analyzed, and prepared data for financial reporting and investor relations for 17 of Dow's Joint Ventures, businesses that represented revenues of $6,000+mm.
      • Assisted businesses with preparation of documents for strategy week, the Long-Term Financial Plan (LTFP), data analysis and modeling.
      • Participate as the Project Manager within Dow’s Reporting Center of Excellence on projects as assigned.
      • Developed training program for new MBA rotational auditors.
      • Dow Ambassador.

      New York, NY                                             Global Business Services Intern                                                        2007

      • Developed strategies and projects to budget for and implement Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Management systems globally across various industries, including transportation, healthcare, and education.
      • Assumed project management tasks including updating project plans and schedules, identifying project risks and issues, and moderating weekly status calls.
      • Received full-time offer upon completion of program.

      New York, NY                                            Membership Acquisition Coordinator                                         2002-2006

      • Managed data collection, print production, and distribution of four direct marketing campaigns totaling 24.1 million pieces per year. Produced budgets, conducted cost reviews, and negotiated lower vendor costs to procure materials which resulted in a 30% decrease in costs.


      New York, NY                                                    Information Specialist                                                     2000-2002

      • Researched, performed queries and dispensed information and statistics globally for clients regarding vision impairments and resources for disabled individuals.



      Integrative medicine: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Clean Needle Technique, Tui Na, cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion; Swedish, Clinical/Orthopedic, prenatal, Sports, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Hydrotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, CPR / 1st Aid.

      Computer: MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Business Objects, and SAP EEC.

      Languages: Fluent Spanish and conversational French and Italian.



      Activities and Achievements:

      • Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa as part of the Achilles Track Team.
      • American Record holder for T11 women in the 1500, 3000, 5000 meters, and ultra marathon distances, and completed 14 marathons including the Boston and New York City marathons.
      • World Champion in Paratriathlon in the Sprint and Olympic distances (totally blind women).
      • United Nations Committee On The Status of Women (panelist), Center for Women Policy Studies (Congressional Speaker), Dow's Disability Employee Network (Implementation leader/Member/Speaker), Recipient of the 2008 New York State Women of Excellence Award, Girls On The Run Speaker.