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Laisha Canner, AP, MAOM

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, L.Ac, MAOM

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, AP, MAOM, M.Ed.

  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...

Brandon Weintraub, AP, MAOM

CLINIC DIRECTOR & FACULTY Brandon Weintraub is a 2015 graduate of Dragon Rises College possessing a Bachelors of Health Sciences and Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Classical Studies from the University of Florida. He has a background...

Vickie Dyal, M.S.E, AP, MAOM

FACULTY Vickie Dyal holds an Associate of Arts degree from Sante Fe Community College, a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Florida, and a Master's of Elementary Education from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. She is a 2017 graduate of Dragon Rises...

Teresa Bruggeman, M.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac, BSN, RN

FACULTY Teresa Bruggeman holds a Bachelors of Nursing from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Acupuncture from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture. She holds membership in Sigma Theta Tau, a nursing research fraternity. She has years of experience within the medical field...

Vasanthi Vanniasingham, Ph.D, AP, MAOM

CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY 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 in 2001...

Hamilton Rott, DOM, L.Ac., MS

CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY Hamilton Rotte has a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. He is NCCAOM certified in Herbal medicine. Hamilton studied in Hangzhou, China and completed post-graduate work in Chendgdu, specializing in Internal...

Eduardo Alvarez, Ph.D.

FACULTY Eduardo Alvarez is a graduate of the University of Florida in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. He has lead or directed several water, harpy eagle and gopher tortoise conservation projects in the Western hemisphere. He teaches at City College and has taught in the Alachua County...

Kathleen Leavy, ASN, SFCC, RN, AP, MAOM

CO-FOUNDER | CLINIC STAFF & FACULTY Kathleen Leavy holds an A.S. Degree in Biology and an A.S. Degree in Nursing. She has 12 years experience in critical care and dialysis. Kathleen is NCCAOM certified in acupuncture and herbology. In practice since 1992, Kathleen continues advanced studies with...