Mary E. Baker, B.Ed., M.Ed.,holds a Bachelor of Education in Advanced Education and a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia. Mary is a member of the International Reading Association, Wichita Area Reading Association and the Kansas Branch of the National Education Association. She is a recipient of the Andover Teacher Golden Apple Award and the Kansas Master Teacher Award. Mary is a Reading Specialist working with at risk students in Andover, KS. Mary is also Vice Chairperson of the College Advisory Board.
Mei Gong, TCMD (China), Dipl. OM (NCCAOM),is a graduate of the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, Beijing Union University and has been practicing TCM in North American and China for 19 years. Dr. Gong specializes in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She is Medical Director and an Instructor for the Kansas College of Chinese Medicine. Dr. Gong also holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Diana Guthrie,PhD,holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Change with concentration in Behavioral Sciences from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. Additionally, Dr. Guthrie holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. She received her Education Specialist in Counseling from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS and has a lengthy teaching career with her most recent assignment as Professor, Department of Pediatrics, at The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS. Dr. Guthrie serves as a member of the KCCM Faculty and is Chairperson of the College Advisory Board.
Maurice Henry VanStrickland,MD,is board certified in Pediatrics, Adult & Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology & The American Association of Certified Allergists. He is former Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Strickland has an active clinical practice in Wichita, KS with interests in allergy, immunology, fitness, nutrition, and environmental health.
Greg J. Mermis, Esq. is a shareholder in the Kansas City, Missouri office of Polsinelli Shughart PC and represents clients in both Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Mermis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. Before attending the University of Kansas School of Law, he practiced accounting with a national accounting firm and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Kansas and Missouri.
· Contributing author: ABA's Sales and Use Tax Deskbook and The State and Local Tax Lawyer.
· Retired from United States Air Force Reserve, with service in the first Gulf War and award of the Distinguished Flying Cross and Meritorious Service Medal.
· Certified Public Accountant: 1982, Kansas and Missouri.
Dr. Richard Yennie , founder Acupuncture Society of America (ASA)Richard Yennie, DC, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) was one of the first non-Asians in the modern era to bring acupuncture to the United States and the first to combine acupuncture and chiropractic in a healing arts practice. Dr. Yennie has included acupuncture as a central part of his chiropractic practice in Kansas City for more than half a century and has taught it to tens of thousands of chiropractors. When he began, acupuncture in North America was hidden in backrooms in the Asian-American communities of large cities, principally New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Now, it is well on the way to becoming an integral part of American culture and mainstream health care.