Board of Governors

AOMA’s five-member governing board is the legal body granted specific authority over the institution’s governance. This authority is delegated to the board of governors by the shareholders of the institution through the corporate bylaws. The governing board of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine consists of five members—prominent Texas citizens who are nominated by the board of directors and elected by the governing board in accordance with the corporate bylaws. The members of AOMA’s governing board are elected based upon their ability, skills, and experience to set the strategic plan and policies that ensure the institution will achieve its mission.

Kenneth H. Beck - Chair

Co-founder, The Crossings - Austin, Texas
Former Senior Vice-President, Dell Computer Corporation
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Glenda J. Flanagan

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice-President, Whole Foods Market - Austin, Texas
BBA, University of Texas at Austin

Glenda Flanagan is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Whole Foods Market, a publicly-traded company which is ranked #214 of the Fortune 500 companies.  Additionally,  FORTUNE magazine has ranked the Company on its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 17 consecutive years – from the list’s inception in 1998 through today.  Since Glenda joined Whole Foods as CFO in 1988, she has played a major role in the development of the Company as it has grown from six stores in the late 1980’s and going public in 1992, to 450 stores and more than $15 billion in sales today.  In February 2015,  Fortune Magazine cited Ms. Flanagan as the longest-sitting CFO among the then 58 women CFOs at Fortune 500 companies..  She is a member of the boards of directors of the three foundations sponsored by Whole Foods Market:  Whole Planet Foundation, Whole Cities Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation.  Additionally she is a member of the Board of Directors of two publicly-traded companies: since 2004 Credit Acceptance Corporation based in Detroit, MI, and since 2016 Fit Bit, Inc. based in San Francisco, CA.  

Michelle Sierpina, PhD

Founding Director - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston)
Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing
PhD, Union Institute and University
MS, Spertus Institute

Leslie Lynn Myers, JD, LAc

Consultant – Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education (former Program Director, State Bar of Texas, Professional Development) - Austin, Texas
MS, Oriental Medicine, AOMA
JD, St. Mary’s University

Richard D. Pomp, Esq.

Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law – University of Connecticut, School of Law
JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School
BS, summa cum laude, University of Michigan