Administration and Staff
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.
Christopher G. Ellis, Ph.D., MHSA/CCM, MHS
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT, AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS PROGRAMS
Ph.D., Education/Leadership for Higher Education, Capella University. Minneapolis, MN
M.H.S.A., Health Services Administration/ Clinical Care Management, Strayer University, Herndon, VA
M.H.S., Health Science, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
B.S., Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
Dr. Christopher G. Ellis has received extensive training in education and health care, both in the United States and Canada. He has taught in both secondary and post-secondary educational institutions in a variant of roles, including classroom instructor, department chair, dean of students, academic dean, and campus president. He has conducted professional development seminars, program assessments, and policy evaluations in education for private institutions, local, state, and federal governments, as well as academic enrichment and tutorial services for families. Dr. Ellis’ research interests include quality improvement in and adequate access to both education and health care.
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
M.S.A.O.M., 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.
Wai Lan Kuo, M.S.Ed
M.S.Ed., Special Education, University of Kansas
B.S., English, Tamkang University,Taiwan
Ms. Kuo has 25 years professional experience in industry in the fields of material planning and customer service. She joined THSU in 2005 and brought her wealth of customer service experience to the school’s administrative offices. She served as College Registrar/Administrator since 2005 and assisted the school in the accreditation and re-accreditation processes of Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Ms. Kuo manages the administrative main offices and services.
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
B.M.Sc, 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)
D.A.O.M., Texas Health and Science University
M.S.A.O.M., Texas Health and Science University
B.A., Psychology, The University of Texas in San Antonio
A.A., 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.
Erin Wallace, B.S.W.
REGISTRAR (Austin and San Antonio Campus)/ADMINISTRATOR
B.S.W., Texas Tech University
Ms. Wallace has worked in higher education for more than two and a half years, holding several positions within the Information Technology Division at Texas Tech University. She spent her time in college volunteering in nursing facilities, in animal shelters, and in a free clinic. Her degree in social work has helped cultivate a passion for working with people to help them feel successful in their personal endeavors.
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.
Ryan Haecker, MLIS, MRes
M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin
M.Res., Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham
B.A., History and Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin
Jessica C. Tsing, M. Ac.
ACCOUNTANT (Austin and San Antonio)
M.SA., Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas
B.S., 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.
Antonio Holloway, MBA
FINANCIAL AID OFFICER
M.B.A. Healthcare Management, Our Lady of The Lake-San Antonio, Texas
B.B.A. Finance, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas
Antonio’s professional career spans over twenty-five years in Title IV financial aid administration, and includes experience working with for-profit and private not-for profit institutions. He is very active in training provided by National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and has served before on committees with both organizations. He is also a member of Delta Mu Delta and Kappa Gamma Pi honor societies.
Angel K. Hakeym, MHA, MPA
ADMISSIONS RECRUITER / ADMINISTRATOR (San Antonio)
M.H.A., Healthcare Administration, University Maryland University College
M.P.A., Public Administration, Bowie State University
B.B.A., Business Administration and Human Resource, University Maryland University College
Ms. Hakeym has been working in Admissions and in the Education sector for over 10 years in Europe and in the USA. She has a strong background in Human Resource Management and has worked as a Human Resource Supervisor for 6.5 years. She believes in Education and likes to help people with their Education Goals. Ms. Hakeym has recently applied for a doctorate in management.