Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin, L.Ac., E.M.B.A.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
E.M.B.A., Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China
Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
President Lin, along with her husband Paul Lin, are the founders of Texas Health and Science University, in 1990 – the first acupuncture school in Texas. After graduating from Taiwan’s Ming Chuan University, majoring in accounting and statistics, Ms. Lin studied traditional Chinese medicine with Dr. P. R. Sun, a renowned doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Taiwan. Ms. Lin has distinguished herself as a pioneer in the profession of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by her successful efforts to pass acupuncture legislation in the State of Texas; in her position as the first Chair of the Education Committee of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners; and in her work to set high standards for the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine throughout the United States. In 1993, then-governor Ann Richards appointed Lisa Lin to serve on the newly established first Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, on which she served until 1999. Ms. Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist and has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine in Texas for more than 30 years. She is the President of the Texas Association of Acupuncturists since 1999.
David G. Vequist IV, Ph.D.
VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, ASSESSMENT, AND RESEARCH
Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology/Management, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Teaching Specialization: Strategy, Management, Business Statistics, Organizational Behavior and Organizational Development
Dr. Vequist has served as Associate Professor of Management at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. He worked as project manager for Ernst & Young in the areas of competency modeling, organizational development, and customer relations manager. He also served as Director of Human Resources, Planning and Systems for Methodist Healthcare System. Dr. Vequist’s research interests include training technologies, management of technology, business strategy, project management, competency modeling, data warehousing, and knowledge management, organization behavior and effectiveness and quality improvement.
Paul C. K. Lin, L.Ac., M.A.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, FACILITIES, AND OPERATIONS
M.A., Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
B.A., Taiwan National University, Taiwan
Mr. Lin, along with his wife President Lisa Lin are the proud founders of Texas Health and Science University, established in 1990. Mr. Lin received his early education in Taiwan where he served as a fellow of the Research Institute of Acupuncture at China Academy, Taipei, and as an instructor and fellow of research at the Chinese Culture University. He traveled to the United States through a teacher exchange program and lectured at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Following the historic trip to China in 1971 by President Richard Nixon, which introduced acupuncture to the American audience, Mr. Lin was able to apply his knowledge through clinical practice in the United States and ultimately led him to pursue the establishment of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a professional career path in the U.S. Mr. Lin has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Texas since 1974, and was a pioneer in the successful efforts to pass acupuncture practice legislation in the State of Texas. He was the founding Academic Dean of Texas Health and Science University and served in that position until 2005. He currently serves as Director of Development, Facilities, and Operations.
Ronald W. Meyer, CPA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
B.B.A., Accounting, University of Texas at San Antonio
Mr. Meyer, a native of San Antonio, is a Certified Public Accountant who passed all four parts of the CPA examination on his first attempt in 1991. He joined a local public accounting firm the following summer. He is a member of the Austin Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a frequent speaker for such groups as the Austin Young Lawyers Association, Southwest Region of the National Society of Professional Engineers, South Texas Youth Soccer Association, Texas Association of Builders, and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He is the founder and Managing Member of Ronald W. Meyer, P.L.L.C., based in Austin, Texas. His areas of responsibility include preparation or review for individual, corporate, partnership, estate, trust, homeowner association, and non-profit organization tax returns.
Marty Calliham, L.Ac., M.S.O.M., LMT
PLACEMENT DIRECTOR/DEAN OF STUDENTS/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DAOM
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Texas Health and Science University
B.A., Music, Milton College, Milton, Wisconsin
Ms. Calliham has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1999, working in a variety of practice settings including her own clinics as entrepreneur, in chiropractic offices, and in an athletic club. She has worked in the administration of THSU for six years, assisting the school in accreditation and re-accreditation processes, as Dean of Students, school representative to annual meetings, and in support of legislative initiatives. Ms. Calliham is proud to support student success at THSU.
Maoyi Cai, M.D., Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM)
ACADEMIC DEAN/BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR (Austin Campus)
M.D., Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), U.S.A.
Medical Council of Canada (MCC), Canada
M.S. Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
Bachelor of Medicine, Clinical Sciences, Fu Dan University (formerly Shanghai Medical
Dr. Cai’s professional career in biomedical sciences spans nearly 30 years, and includes distinguished service in China, Canada, and the United States. After completing his Bachelor of Medicine degree he practiced as a physician in the Shanghai Medical University Hospital before migrating to North America. Dr. Cai has served as a board member of the Acupuncture Committee of Alberta, Canada, and also as the Dean of Academic Affairs at Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has taught a variety of biomedical science courses at colleges and universities in New Mexico and Texas. He is a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and has advised the committee on the construction of the national board examination. He has served as Academic Dean at Texas Health and Science University since 2008.
Roberto Guerrero, Lic.Ac., M.S.A.O.M.
ACADEMIC DEAN/DEAN OF STUDENTS (San Antonio Campus)
M.S.A.O.M., Texas Health and Science University
B.A., Psychology, The University of Texas in San Antonio
Associate of Arts, San Antonio College
Mr. Guerrero, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, is Owner of Alamo Acucare, a practice located in San Antonio, Texas, which specializes in pain management, chronic conditions, martial arts, and sport related injuries. He received his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, now known as Texas Health and Science University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. He is also Senior Instructor at the Mu Sool Won of San Antonio, Martial Arts Center. His love and involvement in the martial arts was the main catalyst for his initial interest, and later pursuit, of a career in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He holds a Third degree black belt in Ku Sool Won, and is a Fifth Degree candidate in Mu Sool Won, a Traditional Korean Martial Art. Mr. Guerrero joined the faculty of Texas Health and Science University in 2014.
Britany Dean, M.A.
REGISTRAR (Austin and San Antonio Campus)/ADMINISTRATOR
Master of Arts in Strategic Public Relations, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science in Communication, Indiana State University
Ms. Dean has worked in higher education for more than six years, holding positions in the Dean’s Office and President’s Office at both of the colleges she attended. She has also worked with several nonprofit organizations and has a certification in Nonprofit Management. She has a passion for helping students reach their greatest potential, and works to ensure students make the most of their education.
Kanok Li, M.S.A.O.M.
MARKETING & ADMISSIONS OFFICER (Austin and San Antonio Campus)
M.S.A.O.M., Texas Health and Science University
B.S., University of Texas at Austin
Mr. Li holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, in addition to his MSAOM from THSU. Fluent in three languages, and active in the greater Austin community, he is a valuable resource in building bridges between THSU and a broadly diversified public; his TCM education and training permits him to explain the programs of study from the perspective of a student and alumnus.
Leissa Kimball, M.L.S.
ADMINISTRATOR (San Antonio Campus)/LIBRARIAN (Austin and San Antonio Campus)
Master of Library Science, Texas Woman’s University
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ms. Kimball has worked for over twelve years as a professional librarian. She has spent most of her life working in and around academic libraries. Ms. Kimball earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2003, and Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University in 2007. She has worked at the St. Mary’s University Sarita Kenedy East Law Library and Brown Mackie College, and has also spent many years teaching subjects ranging from Language Arts and Mathematics to Microsoft Office Applications. Her professional interests focus on keeping abreast of the latest trends in educational technology, and digital libraries. As a member of the Texas Library Association, she has participated in the Digital Libraries Roundtable and served as the DLRT chair for 2014.
Jessica C. Tsing, M. Ac.
ACCOUNTANT (Austin and San Antonio Campus)
Master of Accountancy, University of Texas at Dallas
B.S. in Accounting and Finance, University of Texas at Dallas
Ms. Tsing has held a previous position as a senior audit assurance for RSM LLP in the Dallas office. Throughout her audit career, she worked in several industries such as not-for-profit, commercial, and SEC clients. During her 5-year program at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she received her B.S. in Accounting and Finance and her M.S. in Accounting, she was a Peer Advisor for University housing and held the position as the Multicultural and Diversity Chair for Student Union Activities and Advisory Board for the school. Ms. Tsing began working for Texas Health and Science University in Summer of 2016 and will begin her studies in Acupuncture at the THSU San Antonio Branch.
Jiaosheng Jiang, Ph.D.
FINANCIAL AID OFFICER
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Mr. Jiang has recently joined the administrative staff at Texas Health and Science University. Prior to taking his current role, he had worked in academic institutions, teaching and doing research in the mathematics and computer science departments.