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Acupuncture Board Bios

 

Donna S. Guthery, L.Ac.

Donna S. Guthery

Donna S. Guthery, L.Ac.

of Bellaire, is the Presiding Officer of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. Guthery is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and family nurse practitioner in the State of Texas. She graduated from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston, Texas with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine, and received a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture in Austin. She also trained at Zhejiang College of TCM in gynecology, rheumatology and internal medicine and at The Institute of Classical Five Element Acupuncture.

Ms. Guthery has two master’s degrees in nursing, one in critical care and one as a family nurse practitioner. She has over 35 years of western medicine experience at various academic institutions in the Texas Medical Center. These include: Leukemia Service, Neurosurgery and Medical Breast Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Pediatric Cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. She has also been an Assistant Professor at UTMB Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.

 

   

Elisabeth Lee “Ellee” Carlson, L.Ac.

Elle Carlson

Elisabeth Lee “Ellee” Carlson, L.Ac.

of Garland, is an acupuncturist and owner of Southwest Acupuncture Clinic. She is a member of the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Carlson received a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Science in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego.

   

Sheri J. Davidson, L.Ac.

Sheri Davidson

Sheri J. Davidson, L.Ac. 

of Houston, is an acupuncturist, health coach, and owner of Element5 Acupuncture Wellness. She is a member of the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Business Networking International, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Health Network of the Texas Medical Center Committee. Additionally, she is a volunteer for Athletes with Disabilities. Davidson received a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the University of Houston, a Master of Arts in Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, and Integrative Health Coach Certification from Duke Integrative Medicine.

   

Maria M. Garcia

Maria Garcia

Maria M. Garcia 

of Plano, is a school crossing guard for the City of Plano. She previously served on the Plano ISD School Health Advisory Committee. Garcia received an Associate in Arts of Criminal Justice from Ontario Community College and an Associate in Arts of Science from the High-Tech Institute.

   

Samantha A. Gonzalez, J.D.

Samantha Gonzalez

Samantha A. Gonzalez, J.D.

of San Antonio, is an Associate Attorney at Hoblit Darling Ralls Hernandez & Hudlow LLP. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Association of Defense Attorneys. Gonzalez received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University Law Center.

   

Raymond J. Graham

Raymond J. Graham

Raymond J. Graham

of El Paso, received a bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey. He is president and owner of Frontera Manufacturing Support Services, LLC, and R & J's Construction, LLC. He is a member El Paso Industrial Development Authority, El Paso Workforce Retraining Advisory Committee, El Paso Manufacturing Cabinet, Upper Rio Grande Workforce Development Board, Vice Chairman Upper Rio Grande College Tech Prep Youth Consortium and President of Showtime El Paso. He served as chairman of the El Paso Civil Service Commission, president of the Society of Plastic Engineers, chairman of the Industry Retention/Expansion Committee for the El Paso Chamber of Commerce and president El Paso Community Concerts Association. He was also a member of the El Paso Employer Forum, the El Paso Cluster Team Development, the American Management Association, the Unite El Paso, the El Paso Education Summit, the Employment Services for the Guard and Reserve and the City of El Paso Airport Board.

   

Mary E. Hebert, M.D.

Mary Hebert, M.D.

 Mary E. Hebert, M.D.

of Nacogdoches, is a radiation oncologist at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Additionally, she is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the Institute of Functional Medicine. Hebert received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

   

Grant E. Weidler, L.Ac.

Grant. E. Weidler, L.Ac.

Grant. E. Weidler, L.Ac.

of Spring, is an acupuncturist and owner of Magnolia Crossing Acupuncture. He is a member of the American Botanical Council and a Clinical Practice Affiliate of The American Academy of Pain Management. Additionally, he is a member of Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Weidler received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from The American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. 

   

 

Rey Ximenes, M.D.

Rey Ximenes, M.D.

Rey Ximenes, M.D. 

of Spicewood, is a consultant at Balcones Pain Consultants. He is past president and a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the Austin Chapter of the Texas Pain Society. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Ximenes received a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School, Houston.