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 previously served as the Vice President of Texas Health and Science University from 2007 to 2009 (formerly Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine). He is Founder and Director of the Center for Medical Tourism Research, affiliated with University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. He has previously 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 brings to Texas Health and Science University his expertise in training technologies, management of technology, business strategy, project management, competency modeling, data warehousing, and knowledge management.
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.
Maoyi Cai, M.D., Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM)
ACADEMIC DEAN/BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR
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.
Sarah Jane O’Shea, Ph.D., M.S.A.O.M
DEAN OF STUDENTS/DIRECTOR OF STUDENT PLACEMENT
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Missouri at Kansas City
M.S.O.M., Texas Health and Science University
Dr. O’Shea began her professional career as a licensed psychologist in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1982 with a Ph.D. in counseling. She served as a psychological consultant to the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Sarah Jane O’Shea was a graduate school instructor in the Webster University School of Nursing in Kansas City. She was also an instructor at St. Edward’s University for seven years teaching courses in family counseling, organizational behavior, human resource development, business administration, practice management and ethics. From 2005 to 2009, Dr, O’Shea worked as an instructor and a clinic supervisor at Texas Health and Science University (formerly Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine). Dr. O’Shea has received diplomas in acupuncture, herbs, and oriental medicine from NCCAOM and has been practicing as a licensed acupuncturist in Texas since 2005. Dr. O’Shea brings her advanced degrees in both counseling and Chinese medicine to the positions of classroom instructor, clinic supervisor, and Dean of Students along with a deep personal commitment to help students with the academic challenges and personal growth opportunities afforded by the degree programs at Texas Health and Sciences University.
Wai Lan Kuo, M.S.
Master of Science in 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.
Ronald W. Meyer, C.P.A.
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
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DAOM PROGRAM
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.
Leon Liu, B.S.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND ADMISSIONS
B.S., Marketing Management, Virginia Tech
Mr. Liu serves as Director of Marketing and Admissions for the University and brings more than eight years of experience in higher education admissions, recruiting, and marketing to the position. At THSU, he is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive communications, marketing, and recruiting program, which results in a significant increase in qualified leads of prospective students for the University, including planning and developing advertising campaigns, social media, and organizing and implementing career fairs and recruiting events. He will also establish communication and relationships with area universities, colleges, schools, and governmental agencies, including the Veterans’ Administration, in order to identify prospective leads and candidates for the academic programs, as well as patients for the Intern Clinic. Formerly, Mr. Liu served as Student Recruitment Representative, as Director of Admissions, and as Admissions Officer at several colleges and universities.
Amy Sotuyo, B.B.A.
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Houston
Ms. Sotuyo joins the Texas Health and Science University administrative staff in the position of Registrar, with more than ten years’ experience in higher education administration. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at University of Houston, with a concentration in Management. Formerly, she served as an Assistant Admissions Support Coordinator and later as Registrar at Westwood College, Fort Worth, TX, and as Registrar at The Art Institute of Austin. In her current position, Ms. Sotuyo is responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining student records, and for planning and implementing administrative projects for the University. Her duties include: assisting students in the registration process; monitoring individual students’ academic performance, including class attendance, Grade Point Averages, Satisfactory Academic Progress toward graduation, and performance on the Second Year Comprehensive Exam, national NCCAOM Board exams, and Student Interns’ professional conduct and Clinic patient count; and conducting academic advising as needed.
Ryan Haecker, M.L.I.S.
Master of Library and Information Science, University of Texas
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Texas
Mr. Haecker graduated from School of Liberal Arts of the University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts in History and Philosophy, and from the School of Information of the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with a Masters Degree of Library and Information Science. He has formerly worked for many years as a retail caricature artist and website manager. In the course of his education, Mr. Haecker has presented guest lectures on history, philosophy and literature. He has formerly managed the St. Thomas Aquinas Library of the Notre Dame de La Salette Boys Academy. Ryan Haecker brings his liberal education, his background in design and technology, and his library management experience to the service of the General Shu-Ping Tsao Library.
Christopher Atkins, B.A.
FINANCIAL AID OFFICER
Bachelor of Arts, Boston University
Mr. Atkins has served in a variety of roles in higher education administration, primarily in the state of Texas. He served THSU from 2003 to 2010, assisting with Title IV programs, accreditation and regulatory compliance matters, international student advising, and library and learning resources coordination.
Ellen Underwood, B.A.
ADMINISTRATOR (San Antonio)
Bachelor of Arts, English and Chinese, Beloit College
Ms. Underwood graduated with departmental honors from Beloit College, Wisconsin. As an undergraduate, she studied English literature, as well as Chinese language and culture. Most recently, she served as an English Department faculty member at Henan University in China, specializing in teaching academic writing to college students. As an administrator at Texas Health and Science University, Ms. Underwood provides administrative support for the auxiliary classrooms in San Antonio, Texas.