Administration and Staff

Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin, L.Ac., E.M.B.A. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

PRESIDENT/ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/
E.M.B.A., Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (China)
Ming Chuan University (Taiwan)

President Lin and her husband Paul Lin are the founders of Texas Health and Science University, in 1990.  After graduating from Taiwan’s Ming Chuan University, majoring in accounting and statistics, Ms. Lin completed a four-year internship under 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, the governor 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.

Alan M. Preston, Sc.D. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, ASSESSMENT, AND RESEARCH
CAMPUS DIRECTOR, DAOM DIRECTOR
Sc.D. in Health Services Research, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
M.H.A. in Health Systems Management, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
B.B.A. in Business Administration, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

Dr. Preston brings his extensive experience to Texas Health and Science University. Dr. Preston obtained his Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in Health Services Research at Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans.  He also earned a Master’s in Healthcare Administration (MHA) at Tulane and a BBA at the University of Louisiana.  Dr. Preston served as Chief Executive Officer for a number of HMOs in the 1990s, including Maxicare and PCA Healthplans as well as medical practices including Oncologics, a company of eight radiation and oncology clinics, and GMG Management Group, in which he was responsible for a number of business units under a holding company including primary care clinics, outpatient surgery center, physical therapy, occupational medicine, radiology and urgent care.  He was CEO and Founder of Synergyst Research, where he serviced co-owned research centers as well as contract research functions to various pharmaceutical companies.  From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Preston served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at THSU.  He has served as Professor at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio where he is the founder of the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) and taught at Texas A&M University graduate-level healthcare and management students in the areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, healthcare policy, health insurance systems, and healthcare management. As an expert on PPACA, he regularly consulted with members of Congress and Pharma regarding the 2010 legislation and gave numerous speeches to a number of healthcare trade organizations on the subject. He is also a regular contributing author to Medicine Magazine and often writes Op-Ed healthcare articles for the San Antonio Express News which caught the attention of CNN and the Wall Street Journal where he has been interviewed regarding his publications. Dr. Preston regularly consultants with large insurance companies and ACOs regarding population health management and other relevant healthcare policy issues.

Paul C. K. Lin, L.Ac., M.A. (Austin Campus)

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, FACILITIES, AND OPERATIONS
M.A., Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
B.A., Taiwan National University, Taiwan

Mr. Lin and 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, C.P.A. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

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., MSAOM, LMT (Austin Campus)

ASSESSMENT DIRECTOR/ ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR of DAOM PROGRAM
M.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 over ten years, assisting the school in accreditation and re-accreditation processes, in student services, and as school representative to annual meetings. Ms. Calliham maintains a private acupuncture practice in the Austin area and is proud to support student success at THSU.

Wai Lan Kuo, M.S. (Austin Campus)

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR/ DEAN OF STUDENTS
M.S., University of Kansas
B.S., English, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Ms. Kuo has over 25 years’ professional experience in industry in the fields of material planning and customer service.  She joined THSU in 2006 and brought her wealth of customer service experience to the school’s administrative offices.  She has served as University Registrar/Administrator since 2006 and assisted the school in the accreditation and re-accreditation processes of Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).  Ms. Kuo oversees the administrative main offices and services.

Maoyi Cai, M.D., Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM) (Austin Campus)

ACADEMIC DEAN/ BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR/INSTRUCTOR OF TCM
M.D., Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), U.S.A.
Medical Council of Canada (MCC), Canada
M.S. Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
Bachelor of Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Fu Dan University (formerly Shanghai Medical University, China)

Teaching Specialization: Biological Sciences

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 immigrating 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 biological science courses at colleges and universities in Mexico and Texas. He is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Cai joined the faculty of Texas Health and Science University in 2006. He has served as Academic Dean at Texas Health and Science University since 2008.

Kai-Chang Chan, L.Ac., DAOM (San Antonio Campus)

ACADEMIC DEAN/ CLINIC DIRECTOR/ INSTRUCTOR OF TCM
D.A.O.M., Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Texas Health and Science University
M.A.O.M., Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
B.A., Psychology, University of Texas in San Antonio

Teaching Specialization:  Acupuncture, Clinic, Herbology

Antonio Holloway, MBA (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID
M.B.A. Healthcare Management, Our Lady of the Lake – San Antonio, Texas
B.B.A. Finance, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas

Mr. Holloway’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.

Jessica C. Tsing, M. Ac. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Master of Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson
B.S. in Accounting and Finance, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson

Ms. Tsing has held a previous position as a senior assurance associate 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 the summer of 2016 and is beginning her studies in Acupuncture at the THSU San Antonio Branch.

Waine  Li, BS Accounting (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

BOOKKEEPER
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington

Mr. Li has held a previous position as a data evaluation analyst at Apple and a bookkeeper at a local daycare. While pursuing his BS in Accounting, he was a member of the Accounting Society, and even received honors. He began working for Texas Health and Science University in the winter of 2017.

Priscilla A Elizondo, M.S. (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

REGISTRAR
M.S. Organizational Leadership, Our Lady of the Lake, San Antonio
B.B.A. Management, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio

Ms. Elizondo has served customers, clients, and students over the past decade. She joined THSU in the summer of 2018. Her previous experience includes admissions, advising, and the reviewing of transferable credit. Additionally, she has participated in and attended many conferences servicing students at the higher education level. These include the National Association of Campus Activities, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, and the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling.

David Sylvia, MLS (Austin and San Antonio Campuses)

LIBRARIAN
Master of Science in Library Science, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing, University of Houston

David earned his master’s degree in library science online while working as a writing specialist in Houston and later as an assistant librarian in Dallas. He has visited and worked at several higher education institutions in Texas, and over the years has developed an affinity for campus libraries. This affinity has gradually led to a change of career and city of residence. He is very happy and proud to now be the librarian for THSU.