AOMA Leadership

AOMA leadership uphold the institution's mission to transform lives and communities through graduate education in Chinese medicine.

The leadership at AOMA is exceptional. We are fortunate to have experienced and dedicated administrative staff and faculty who are committed to transforming the lives of those for whom they work. AOMA's leadership team participates in the development of the profession at the state and national level. Together, AOMA's leaders guide the institution to achieve AOMA's mission of transforming lives and communities through graduate education in Chinese medicine.

Board of Governors

AOMA’s 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.

President and CEO

Mary Faria, PhD, FACHE, has been serving as the CEO of AOMA since January 2018. Mary brings strong organizational leadership having served as Vice President of Seton Southwest Hospital. Active in the community and an avid runner, she also co-chairs the Austin Community College Advisory Council for the Pinnacle Campus and is vice chair of the Board of the Mayor’s Health Fitness Council.

President Emeritus

Betty Edmond, M.D. is the president emeritus of AOMA. Dr. Edmond brings strong leadership skills and experience to the organization, as a physician, a senior healthcare executive and an advocate for the advancement of Chinese and Integrative Medicine.

Academic Leadership

AOMA’s academic leaders are comprised of highly qualified Chinese- and Western-educated practitioners.

Administrative Leadership

AOMA's administrative staff strive daily to serve the needs of the institution, the students, faculty, and extended communities.


Engaging, accessible faculty members deliver a rigorous program of coursework at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. AOMA’s full-time, adjunct, and clinical faculty members share a love of teaching and a sincere desire to continue the transmission of medical knowledge from teacher to student.  The result is an educational experience that advances you confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Student Association

The AOMA Student Association (ASA) is made up of both full-time and part-time current students. Representatives are elected by academic class year and each class elects its representatives according to ASA bylaws. The group is autonomous and is, directed and governed according to the ASA constitution.

Organizational Chart

PDF of AOMA's Organizational Chart 2021



President's Cabinet

President's Cabinet is comprised of key leaders and leadership roles which meet weekly. The President, Dr. Mary Faria, chairs the cabinet and determines its members.

Vice President of Faculty: Dr. Jamie Wu

Vice President of Academics: Dr. Beth Howlett

Senior Director of Student Services, Alumni Services, Diversity and Inclusion: Dr. Dami Tokoya

Senior Director of Finance: Ms. Kim Magaldi

Senior Director of Doctoral Programs, Herbal Studies, Clinical Excellence-Education, and Research: Dr. Violet Song

Senior Director of MAc Program and Distance Education: Dr. Phil Garrison

Senior Director of Operations: Ms. Stephanee Owenby

Accreditation Liaison: Dr. Lesley Hamilton


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