Administration and Faculty
FCIM is administered by a seasoned team of experienced medical and business professionals, who bring to our school their unique skill-sets and actively participate in the formation, operation and evaluation of their respective departments.
Larry Han, originates from Taipei, Taiwan, with a long-standing family tradition of practicing in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Larry Han is the President of Florida College of Integrative Medicine where in 1996, under his leadership, began accreditation procedures to become accredited on a national level, and became the first Traditional Chinese Medicine School in the Southeast Region to receive full accreditation from ACAOM. He then continued to move the school forward to become the first licensed College in Traditional Chinese Medicine by the State of Florida to be able to grant a Bachelors Degree of Professional Health Studies and a Masters Degree of Oriental Medicine.
Larry Han studied under Professor Gao Wei-Bin of Hei-Long-Jiang University of TCM, Harbin, China and has mastered a unique application of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the treatment of various neurological disorders.
Larry Han is the English co-author and instructor of Modern Acupuncture Therapy for Neurological Disorders, and the book, Tension Point Therapy, where treatment extensively involves treating supportive and compensative injured muscles. He practices the treatment of muscular disorders with the application of this unique treatment method.
Larry Han owns and operates a private clinic in Orange Park, Florida (www.jacksonvilleacupuncture.com). He frequently gives Seminars and lectures on Neuro-Acupuncture and TPT to practitioners and leaders in the field of Acupuncture for Professional TCM Organizations and colleges in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Taiwan.
JenJen Han, a graduate of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jenjen Han’s medical experiences focus on holistic approach to anti-aging and rejuvenation. Her professional experience includes marketing accounts with major technological corporations. Jenjen Han is currently in charge of marketing development, international promotional campaigns and program outlook
Yuan-Yuan Han is NCCAOM board certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and is licensed in the state of Florida. She obtained her Master’s degree from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She has received extensive additional training in TCM in Anhui-Hui TCM University in China. Since 2008, she has served FCIM as Director of Student Services, Herbal Pharmacy Director as well as instructor. Yuan-Yuan Han has been a contributing writer for Asia Trend Magazine's monthly Health column since 2011. She is currently the Chief Quality Officer and is also the college's assessment program developer and coordinator.
Dr. Chai earned her Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine degree from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology. The Ph.D. degree was earned at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Chai studied diseases and treatment under the guidance of the celebrated Professor Dong Jian Hua. She completed a systematic study of the treatment infectious diseases and digestive system diseases with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled "The Clinical and Experimental Study of Stomach-Spleen Damp-heat Syndrome."
Dr. Chai has combined Acupuncture, Massage, scraping and other Traditional Chinese therapies, including Herbal Medicine, to treat a wide variety of diseases with positive results. From 1990 to 1996, she studied at Suzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She treated sequelae of apoplexy with Acupuncture, Massage and Herbal Medicine in Beijing. She worked as an attending physician in Dongzhimen Hospital. She has been professionally related to Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Zhen Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Jacqueline Cheng earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Hong Kong, China. She completed her master’s degree Suma Cum Laude in Oriental Medicine at Florida College of Integrative Medicine and was on the Dean List for six semesters consecutively. She is also NCCAOM, Nationally Board Certified, and Florida State Licensed. She has joined FCIM as a faculty member, instructor, clinical supervisor, and clinic director since 2011. Jacqueline ran a very busy practice in Miami having wonderful results for High Blood Pressure, Headache, Stroke, Stress & Depression Management, Pain Management, Gastro-intestinal Diseases and Internal Diseases and has been creating amazing results for Facial Paralysis, High Glucose, High Cholesterol, and Facial Rejuvenation for FCIM patients. As the Clinic Director for FCIM, her focuses are on improving clinical education standards, help patients in integrative medicine and promote community awareness on disease prevention. She has a diverse business and administrative background in customer relations. Her enthusiasm helps student interns to achieve their dream, their career and their great success.
Amy Anderson received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Before coming to the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, Amy had worked over ten years in Operations for the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, and later worked with a local public accounting firm.
Amy is the Records Administrator for FCIM and is responsible for the management of student grades, and records. She is also in charge of institutional, physician, faculty, student and instructor evaluations.
Michelle Colon is a passionate and hardworking admissions representative. She takes great joy in watching the benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the lives of her students and their patients. She is an excellent bilingual communicator in English and Spanish. Michelle studied nursing in Puerto Rico and professionally has five years administrative experience coordinating office management and special projects in healthcare administration. She then went on to work in variety of industries, but had to return to her passion for working in the medical environment. She loves having a career that allows her to meet people from so many backgrounds through the application process.
Susan Hoeh was born in Taiwan has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. She has been working in accounting and finance since 1990. She is certified in Autocad and has worked both in the civil and the structural sides of this field. She has recently earned her degree in Multimedia Technology, as well. She has worked for domestic and international corporations. She ran the accounting division for a large software distribution firm. While with a Beijing based company, she was responsible for restructuring corporate accounting and reporting procedures. Susan Hoeh is responsible for all accounting related duties at FCIM.
Max Liu graduated from the University of Central Florida and earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts along with a minor in Hospitality Management. Prior to joining FCIM, he worked in customer services while honing his skills in design. Max currently serves FCIM as the Associate Financial Aid Director.
Katie Mei comes to the college with a background in financing, customer relations and as a business owner. She has spent the last 7 years in the aviation industry working in the finance and customer service areas. With her past experience as both business owner and employee, she is very well suited in developing good customer relationships with patients and students in her role as clinic receptionist.
Prior to joining the clinic staff at FCIM, Betty Shelton's career path included Medical Office Management, and Insurance and Safety Administration; she was Director of Human Resources for a Central Florida residential retirement community, and most recently, worked as a Legal Assistant for six years in Orlando, Florida. Her skills have been finely honed through her broad range of experience, but it is helping our students achieve their high goals as health care providers that produces the greatest joy in Betty's work as the Clinic Manager.
Mary Simmons comes to the college with a background in management and customer relations. She currently serves FCIM as the Director of Student Services, Alumni relations as well as seminar coordination. As director of financial aid, Mary facilitates all loans and scholarships for all financial aid at the college and also acts as the college Registrar.
Originally from Hunan, China, Nieping has several years of experience in administration, media and language teaching, all of which she continues to study. Her college majors involved Chinese language, Computer graphic design, and Economic rules and regulations, which she studied at the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing, China. Nieping is responsible for providing reference services, collection development, and online resources. She brings with her a diverse business background, and enjoys sharing her knowledge.
Prior to coming to FCIM, Dianne Watkins has spent eight years with Marriott Hotels, seven years with Rosen Hotels and ten years with private county Clubs. She has taught Customer Serviece and Food Safety. She has experience in Finance and Human Resources. She came to the college because Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has changed her life.
FCIM Faculty Members and Supervising Physicians
Dr. Oksana Kless is a professor of Western Medicine and the Biomedical Sciences course at the FCIM. Dr.Kless has overall responsibility for the development, quality, content and implementation of majority ofWestern Medicine and Integrative Medicine courses at FCIM, including the NCCAOM Board Review . She is in charge of Continuing Education Program at FCIM and also teaches several seminars on Integrative and Anti-Aging medicine.
Prior to joining FCIM faculty in 2004 full-time, Dr.Kless graduated from the National Medical University of Kiev, Ukraine magna cum lauda, after which she got accepted into a two-year Clinical Fellowship program, receiving intensive training in diagnosis and treatment of gastro-intestinal and autoimmune disorders. Upon completion of the program Dr.Kless got specialized in general and pediatric dermatology while attending the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kiev, Ukraine. During the same period of time Dr.Kless attended a one-year training course and got certified in Homeopathic Medicine with intention to integrate Homeopathy into her western medicine practice.. Dr.Kless has been involved in medical education for over 18 years. In 2008 Dr.Kless successfully completed a PhD program in Human Physiology at the University of Lviv, Ukraine, and had her dissertation published the same year. The subjects of her research included, among others, lipid peroxidation and anti-oxidant systems of blood, cardiac adaptation to low and high doses of ionizing radiation under the intermittent hypoxic training conditions, etc. In 2007 Dr.Kless became a Diplomat of the European Society of Anti-Aging Medicine after presenting results of her research and a publication at the 1st European Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine in Vienna, Austria. Currently, Dr.Kless is teaching several Biomedical courses at the FCIM, while continuing her research on intermittent hypoxic training and oxidative adaptation and finishing a textbook for one of her courses.
Choyan Hsieh is a 4th generation Chinese Medicine practitioner from one of the oldest Taiwan herbalist family since 1875. She majored in Nursing, specialized in speech pathology and worked as a speech therapist in the National Taiwan University Hospital, all the while learning TCM under Dr. Wei-Chie Young. After over 20 years of being a case manager in home health care, she decided to pursue her dream as well as to fulfill her lineage duties of becoming a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She graduated from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and became NCCAOM board certified and licensed in the state of FL. After licensure and while working with Dr. Tsai, Choyan completed additional training program in China. She currently maintains her own private practice in Orlando and is the instructor for various Chinese Herbology courses. She also serves as the Chinese Herbology Department Chair at FCIM.
Robert Murphy graduated summa cum laude from Florida College of Integrative Medicine with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2009 and is board certified through NCCAOM. He started his path into studying the human body through Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Kung Fu in 1995 and has achieved the rank of Master through his training and teaching. After graduation he went to Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine to do an intensive internship studying Chinese herbs. He currently owns and operates a group practice in Orlando, Fl. He teaches Point Location I, Foundations of Oriental Medicine III, Tuina, Business Management and is the Acupuncture Department Chair as well as a clinical supervisor.
Charlene Wall is a Florida-licensed Acupuncture Physician and is nationally certified with the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Acupuncture. She attended the Florida College of Integrative Medicine where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Health Sciences. In 2008, she began working in the Longwood Healing Center and Spa and joined a Sports Chiropractic office where she has built her practice around the management of pain and sports injuries as well as other pain-related conditions, including migraine headaches, digestive pain and neurological pain disorders. Charlene returned to The Florida College of Integrative Medicine in 2012 as an adjunct Instructor and proctor for the CCAOM during the bi-annual CNT certification examination. Charlene currently also serves as the Foundations of Oriental Medicine Department Chair at FCIM.
Craig P. Adamson has been an instructor at FCIM since 1998. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the University of Central Florida in 1976 and worked as engineer in the high-tech electronics industry until the early 1990’s. He received a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Oriental Medicine in 1995 and a year later studied in Beijing, China where he received advanced training in acupuncture and TCM at the Xi Yuan Hospital. He first began to teach at the T’ai College of Oriental Medicine in 1997 where he taught Point Location, Food Therapy, and Gynecology for three years. He currently owns a successful private practice in Winter Park, FL. He currently teaches Point Location, Ear and Scalp Acupuncture and General Principles of Acupuncture at FCIM
Dr. Rosann Bryan received her M.D. from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Cayman Islands in 2009 and spent her clinical years interning in the US at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx NY; Wycoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, and St. John’s Episcopal, Far Rockaway, NY. Dr. Bryan also holds a Masters in Health Service Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine, and a BA in Psychology from Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. After realizing the significant role emotional balance and lifestyle decisions played in one’s overall health status, Dr. Bryan focused her efforts on integrative therapeutic approaches and research. Over the years, she collaborated with Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro of the Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center (formally Accordo Health Institute, Longwood, FL) researching the benefits of Functional Medicine in developing effective treatment protocols for ADHD, autism, pediatric allergies, and asthma. This fateful experience with Functional Medicine research led Dr. Bryan to pursue studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2013 at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine. While completing her TCM studies at FCIM, Dr. Bryan was afforded the opportunity to work alongside Dr. James M. Ray, an integrative Orthopedic Surgeon in Clermont, Fl, researching the effectiveness of innovative therapies in Regenerative Medicine for pain and injury recovery. Dr. Bryan returns to FCIM as a faculty member of the Biomedicine program instructing Western Diagnostics.
Dr. Minchu Chen is a licensed Acupuncture Physician and is a 4th generation Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. Her expertise is in immunological skin disorders, gynecological disorders and sinusitis, as well as pain management, allergy, migraine, insomnia, apnea, and arthritis remedies.
Her passion for TCM was cultivated since her childhood by her late father, who was a well-respected and reputable TCM practitioner in both China and Taiwan. Prior to pursuing her dream of becoming a TCM doctor, she majored in Classical Chinese Literature and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the National Chengchi University (NCUU) in Taipei, Taiwan. With her degree, she taught Chinese Literature at a top-ranked private University in Taiwan. She then moved to the United States to pursue a higher degree, and was accepted to the Ph.D program of Educational Technology offered by the College of Education at the University of Florida, where she received her Ph.D. in 2004.
After suffering from a non-healable and recurring immunological skin disorder, Dr. Chen turned to TCM and was able to fully recover without side-effects, thus renewing her passion for TCM and led her to enroll at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Oriental Medicine. She has since earned her licenses in both states of Florida and Texas.
Dr. Minchu Chen currently serves as an instructor for senior level Chinese Herbology courses at FCIM.
Ryoko Elzey believes her mission is to help people achieve optimum health. Native in Japan, Ryoko has been influenced by various natural approaches to maintain health; especially Kanpo (Japanese herbal protocol) was her mother’s first choice for her children. After moving to the US, she has rediscovered the wonder of Oriental Medicine and decided to study Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Herbalogy, Tuina, and also other healing modalities including Body Talk & Access Bar.
Ryoko Elzey graduated from Florida College of Integrative Medicine with a Masters degree with an honor and licensed as an Acupuncture Physician in FL, Ryoko has been passionate about integrating medicines that truly work for each patient. She currently serves as a licensed acupuncturist for a well known practice in Orange City, FL, to accommodate each patient’s need in professional yet caring manner. She is also a Japanese interpreter with 15 years experience. As an avid learner of music, she enjoys performing Japanese traditional instrument, Shamisen, in various occasions.
Todd Gegerson studied at the Florida college of Integrative Medicine, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Professional Health Studies and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. He received additional training from renowned physicians including Dr. Li-Chun Huang OMD in Advanced Auricular Acupuncture, Dr. Richard Tan OMD in the meridian. Balance Method and Dr. Bob Marshall PhD, DACBN in nutrition. Additionally, he has certification in Acupoint Injection Therapy and Homotoxicology as well as training in QRA and Contemporary Chinese pulse diagnosis. Todd ventured east and completed an internship in China at The Yantai Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital, where he was exposed to a complete understanding of Chinese healing and culture which is integrated into his practice. At the Florida College of Integrative Medicine he acts as a clinical supervisor guiding student interns through acupuncture treatments and herbal consultations. He also participates in the Grand Rounds program allowing students follow his entire consultation/treatment process as well as teaching courses in Philosophy and Western Herbal Medicine. He maintains a private practice at SaJune Institute for Restorative & Regenerative Medicine in Baldwin Park, FL.
Dr. Xiang Ling He graduated from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1966 with advanced studies in Endocrinology and Laser Medicine Science from Sen-yet San University of Science. She has treated over 300,000 patients and has over 35 years of clinical experience in areas such as Infertility, Diabetic Neuropathy, ADHD, Soft Tissue Injuries, Alopecia, Glandular Dysfunction, and Depression. She has served as a Medical Doctor at the Guangzhou Municipal Hospital and in the Kuwait Health Department, Kuwait. She has given many lectures across the United States and received prestigious awards for various publications. Dr. He currently acts as a supervising physician in the clinic and teaches Treatment of Common Diseases at FCIM.
Scotty Hudson was originally trained in Anthropology with a specialty in human brain evolution and the origin of language. His work as an Anthropologist inspired his interest in traditional medical systems. He is now a Licensed Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida where he graduated summa cum laude from the Florida college of Integrative Medicine. He currently works in private practice in a psychiatric setting specializing in mental-emotional disorders and internal medicine. At FCIM, he is a Clinical Supervisor and Instructor.
Sonny Lim received his doctorate in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the American Liberty University, and received his Masters’ degree at Baylo University in the state of California. He is dually licensed in both the state of California and Florida. Sonny has undergone clinical internship, instruction, and training from Dr. Hai Sha Ni in Merritt Island, Florida. He has also completed extra hospital training at the 301 Government Hospital in Beijing, China.
In addition to instructing and supervising in the clinic at FCIM, he maintains a private practice at Ni’s Acupuncture in Cocoa, Florida.
Steve Moreau is an Acupuncture Physician, licensed in the Florida. His interest in natural healing started in his early college years with an avid interest in herbal healing that has since expanded. After college while seeking answers for his own health he was introduced to acupuncture. This proved to be the beginning of a health odyssey of sorts and along the way completed several clinical tours in Sri Lanka in 1996 and 1997. His overseas experience exposed him to an integrated approach to health care. He graduated with a Masters in Oriental Medicine from The Florida College of Integrative Medicine in 2006. His interest in natural healing has leaded him into extensive training in nutritional consulting, metabolic disorders, and neurotransmitter testing and related modalities. His core belief is that true healing comes by assisting the body’s natural healing potential using the best of Eastern healing with the understanding of modern Western science. To this end he employs a wide variety of healing techniques from herbs and acupuncture to massage and nutritional supplements in the quest to heal the whole person. His main hobby is organic farming and has completed a 4 year farm apprenticeship where he observed the true health comes from properly grown produce and grass-fed animals.
Currently Mr. Moreau, is on the faculty of the Florida College of Integrative Medicine where he teaches a variety of courses including Acupuncture Point Location, and Integration of Herbal Medicine and Western Herbs.
Rudek L. Perez is NCCAOM Board certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine and licensed in the state of Florida. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida College of Integrative Medicine, receiving his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and Bachelors in Health Studies. He also earned a BA in Clinical Psychology from Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico and is a member of NCCAOM, FSOMA, and AAAOM. He has received additional training in Pain Management from Dr. Richard Tan and in infertility with Bob Flaws. He also received additional training in Functional Endocrinology and Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and Quantum Nutrition. Rudek Perez currently teaches Acupuncture Case Studies as well as Foundations in Acupuncture Needling Techniques and CNT.
Berenice Querales is a graduate of FCIM, Dr. Querales has over ten years of experience as an Acupuncture Physician. Certified in Acupoint Injection Therapy, Dr. Querales specializes in treating children with Autism, ADHD, and other medical conditions related to nutritional problems. She owns and operates a successful clinic in Winter Park, FL. Dr. Querales currently acts as a Supervising Physician in the clinic at FCIM.
Tara L. Reed is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida. She graduated with honors with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in 2010 and practiced for 5 years until transitioning into full time teaching. Though she no longer maintains a clinical practice she does still see some patients in their homes. Using the traditional approaches of Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Tui Na, Cupping and Herbal Medicine Dr. Reed has successfully treated a number of conditions with a major portion of her practice focusing on digestive issues and musculoskeletal pain. Since 2010 she has been teaching in the fields of Massage Therapy and Oriental Medicine and in 2015 began developing her own Continuing Education Courses in the field of Massage.
Dr. Nidal El Rimawi, "Dr. Rimawi", is a former Canadian Air Force officer, educated at the College Militaire Royale in St. Jean, Quebec where he studied Engineering and trained in flying several aircraft including Gliders, Single-Engine Aircraft, Helicopters and Jets. He still holds a pilot's License and flies occasionally for a hobby. He left the Air Force to attend Vanier College in his home town of Montreal, Canada, where he studied Pre-Medical Sciences with a minor in Film. He completed his Associate's Degree at Vanier College. He then pursued a B.Sc. In Marine Biology at McGill University, in Montreal and finished a summer internship at Cornell University's Isles of Shoals Marine Laboratory. While conducting research on coral reef ecology at the Belairs Marine Laboratory in Barbados, he decided to attend St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. This way he could study medicine and continue his work in marine biology. For his 3rd and 4th years in Medical School he completed his clinical training in New York City and Queens, NY in some of the busiest city hospitals. He completed his first residency in Family Medicine on Long Island in the North Shore Long Island Jewish network of hospitals and SUNY Stonybrook. He was trained in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Public Health in preparation for practice as a Family Doctor. His Second residency was in Aerospace Medicine at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Thereby combining his previous training in aviation and his training in Medicine. He trained with American Airlines, Air Canada, FAA and NASA.
In 2000, he was selected to be a NASA flight surgeon attending to the medical needs of NASA personnel and astronauts. He also coordinated several educational courses at Kennedy Space Center. He completed a Master's Degree in Aerospace Medicine with an educational thesis on the use of film in medical education. He has produced, written and directed several short films including a 2001 documentary film about the work of the Flight Medicine Department at Kennedy Space Center which won several awards.
He has worked in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine for the past 20 years and is now only practicing medicine part time while focusing on Teaching Medicine and Film Directing.
Monique Rogers has more than 15 years of training and experience in providing acupuncture services and counsel on a wide range of wellness issues. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Central Florida, Monique studied at the respected Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. There she received a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, followed by a clinical specialty in Gynecology and Infertility at China’s Nanjing University. Returning to Central Florida in 2003, Monique began her current practice in Altamonte Springs. Since 2012, she has been teaching Chinese Herbology as well as Acupuncture Case Studies at FCIM.
Lynn Hoffman Thames graduated UCF with a Masters of Arts degree in counselor eduction and has 16 years of experience as a mental health counselor in various settings. She completed her MSOM at FCIM and owns and operates her own private practice in Orlando where she specializes in gynecology, internal medicine, mental health issues, and food therapy. She currently teaches Case Studies II, Clinical Psychiatry, and Food Therapy. As part of the academic team at FCIM, Lynn is currently working on the Curriculum Review Committee and the development of new academic programs.