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Alberto Galvan, AP MAOM

CLINIC DIRECTOR Alberto is a 2007 alum of Dragon Rises College, possessing a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Alberto founded and managed Galvan Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, a well-known high-volume practice in Gainesville, Florida. He established extensive professional...

Shelby Havens, APRN, DNP, PMHNP-BC

FACULTY  Shelby is a graduate of the University of Florida and American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colorado. Her interests include mental health, holistic health, and social justice. She is a nurse practitioner at the Helping Hands Clinic in downtown Gainesville. She is a member of...

Lori Selby Scott, MD, RN

FACULTY Lori Selby Scott has enjoyed teaching Allied Health students for more than 25 years.  She graduated from Southern Adventist University School of Nursing with a Bachelor's of Nursing Degree and is licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.  She earned her Doctor...

James “Jim” Brooks, B.A., M.S., M.Ac., A.P.

FACULTY James “Jim” Brooks holds a BA in Psychology from the State University of NY at Albany, a Master of Social Work (MSW) also from SUNY Albany, and  Master of Acupuncture and Certificate of Advanced Study in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Academy for Five Element...

Laisha Canner, MAOM, AP

FACULTY Laisha has a long history with Dragon Rises College, including earning her Masters Degree, teaching, supervising in the clinic and working in administration, early on, as Registrar, Assistant to the Academic Dean and later as Clinic Director. She is a certified teacher of the Shen-Hammer...

Shannon Gonzalez, MAOM, L.Ac

CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY Shannon is an alumni of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, where she received her Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine and her Bachelors in Health Science. Her undergraduate degree was in Criminal Justice from Florida Southwestern State College. With this degree...

Jenna Wilsey, MAOM, M.Ed., AP

  FACULTY Jenna graduated from DRCOM in 2019.  She is a licensed Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida, as well as a NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. She earned a Master of Education from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing...

Bi-Tao Lian, M.D., AP

FACULTY Dr. Bi-Tao Lian (Becky) received her M.D. from Guangzhou Medical University. She has also studied for Advanced Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in Sydney, Australia. She has...

Vasanthi Vanniasingham, MAOM, Ph.D, AP

CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY (Now Retired) Vasanthi is a graduate from London University and Dragon Rises College (2004), and holds a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is Nationally Board Certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She started studying Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis...