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LuAnne Lilly, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANP-BC

Dr. Lilly received a PhD in Nursing from Indiana University in 2001; dissertation topic–caregiver response to behaviors of the person diagnosed with dementia. Areas of clinical experience and interest include outpatient/inpatient/and tertiary psychiatric care for adults and older adults, maternal-child health, public health, and primary care. Dr. Lilly has faculty and teaching experience at the undergraduate, …

Dr. Cynthia Edmunds, DACM, MSHHP, LAc

Dr. Edmunds is a board-certified licensed acupuncturist, Health and Human Performance coach, and certified practitioner of medical qigong. She completed her initial acupuncture studies at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (2014) and received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science (2019). She then received her Master’s in …

Marcy B Newman, DACM, RN, MPH

Dr. Marcy B. Newman serves as the Employee Whole Health Program Manager for the Phoenix VA Health Care System and transferred from VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in 2020. Her role helps empower and equip employees in their workplace and enables them by addressing “What Matters Most” to them, including Whole Health Program/Self-Care/Mindfulness (and …

Semira Semino-Asaro

Semira Semino-Asaro, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, is very grateful to be part of such a wonderful community of scholars. Her professional nursing background has been influenced by an abiding interest in human development across the life span with a particular emphasis on the complexities of sociocultural and psychological factors impacting health during major life transitions.  Her …

Yahaira Paulino

Yahaira Paulino BS, LMT, LE (she/her) Yahaira Paulino is a Pacific College of Health and Science MT graduate, a NY licensed aesthetician and health coach certified via the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Previous to her various trainings within the field of healthcare, Yahaira graduated with a degree in political science and international relations from Purchase College …

Jenny Hipscher

Jenny Hipscher, MA, LMT (she/they) Jenny Hipscher (she/they) has been a licensed massage therapist since 2005, establishing practices in New Mexico, California, Missouri, and now New York. She has worked in physical therapy clinics, spas, retreat centers, with college and professional athletes, and most recently at Third Root Community Health Center in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Jenny …

Christián Jovanovíc DACM, L.Ac

As an educator and clinician, Dr. Christián Jovanovíc has strived to advance the ethical and patient centered practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With a background in integrative medicine and higher education, he has assisted in creating a broader dialogue concerning the practice of Chinese Medicine in Minnesota and ensuring the training of future practitioners is …

Timothy Byars, MS, Cannabis Science and Therapeutics

Timothy is Pacific College’s Director of Cannabis Programs. He is a researcher, writer, and curriculum developer with over 20 years of experience writing, editing, and developing content, and has been active in the cannabis industry since 2014. In 2015, Timothy co-founded The Agathist Collective, a consulting and delivery service that helped members—most of whom were …