Governance and Administration

Sherri L. Green, Ph.D., LCSW
President - 2016

Dr. Sherri Green has had a successful career in both the North Carolina university system and as a senior manager in health focused non-profits. She holds a bachelor degree in social work from Warren Wilson College, a master degree in social work from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, a graduate diploma in acupuncture from the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine, a graduate certificate in executive leadership coaching from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in maternal and child health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Green has a strong track record in building health programs that have gained national attention, experience handling large multifaceted projects and programs, and a long career as an educator with bachelor, master, and doctoral students. Dr. Green has served as principal investigator on numerous research and program grants, primarily focused on substance use disorders, trauma, and maternal and child health. She served as director of graduate studies for her department at UNC before coming to Jung Tao School. Dr. Green has been honored for her work as a community leadership mentor and as an innovative teacher. She acknowledges that these roles are near and dear to her heart, as is her life-long love of this medicine and pursuit of self-awareness through techniques such as those taught at Jung Tao. 

Lora Moyle, LAc, MHS, RT, CNMT
President Emerita - 2016

Lora L. Moyle began her career as a registered Radiographer and Nuclear Medicine Technologist and was the first registered technologist to complete the B.S. in Radiologic Science Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She completed a Masters in Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has over twenty years of experience serving as a faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina, Vance-Granville Community College, where she was also the chairperson of Health Education, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In addition to her experience in the educational arena, Lora has been employed as the Director of Operations for a radiological physics consulting firm, President of a mobile mammography/health screening company, Business Manager of a health care consulting firm and a medical acupuncture network, and Associate Radiation Safety Officer at N.C. State University. Ms. Moyle graduated from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in 2004, and served as an instructor, Academic Director and Chairperson of the Board of Directors. She resigned from the Board to serve as the Interim and then second President of Jung Tao from 2011-2016.

Chris Osmond, PhD
Academic Dean

Chris Osmond began his education career as a middle and high school teacher in Washington D.C. before returning to graduate school at Stanford and UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about the role of the arts in education, the importance of autobiography in teaching, and the design and assessment of curriculum. Before coming to Boone in 2010, he held joint appointments in the Department of Social Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and the Department of Elementary Education at the UNC School of Education. He has also designed professional development curricula for nationally-disseminated programs. He is currently Associate Professor of Leadership & Educational Studies in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University. His wife, Joanna, is a counselor and intuitive healer who practices in the Boone area. They have three amazing boys together, and love these mountains!


Dana Roten
Director of Finances, Financial Aid Director (Interim), BOD Secretary

Dana Roten is a graduate of Appalachian State University with an undergraduate degree in Finance, and a Masters in Business Administration.  She began her career with General Electric in Hickory, North Carolina, and there completed the G.E. Financial Management Program.  Dana worked as Assistant Controller at Bernhardt Furniture in Lenoir, North Carolina until the birth of her first child.  Her family moved to Lexington, Kentucky where her husband completed the Doctoral Program in Finance at the University of Kentucky.  Her family of four returned to Boone upon her husband joining the faculty at ASU in the College of Business.  While in Boone, Dana has worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses, including Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine.

Barry Marshall, LMBT, NCTMB

Barry Marshall is a native to the area born and raised in Sugar Grove. He begin his martial arts training at the age of 19 with Master Rick Ward at Blue Ridge Kung Fu Academy in Boone, NC. He was awarded a Black Belt by the World Mushuquan Federation in 1993.

Barry began studying with Dr, Sean Marshall in 1994, and was awarded a white sash by Dr, Marshall in 1997, signifying him as an instructor of Taijiquan at Jung Tao School. He completed the three year Chinese Medicine certificate program at Jung Tao School in 1998. In 2007 he was awarded a red sash from Dr, Marshall, certifying him as a senior instructor of Taijiquan.

In 2007 Barry graduated from Caldwell Community Collage & Technical Institute’s Massage Therapy program and is state Licensed and nationally certified. His Bodywork is a mixture of several styles including, Tui na, Acupressure, deep tissue massage, Orthopedic massage, and Myofascial release.

April Calloway
Administrative Assistant

Twila Tuttle


Ms. Tuttle, a native of Minnesota, has a long background in public relations. Her experience with the public include working as a teaching assistant at Concordia College, from which she graduated in 1974; working with local farmers as a Grain Warehouse Examiner for the State of Minnesota; teaching beginning taijiquan classes; and managing a large chiropractic office in Vermont. Additionally, Ms. Tuttle was part of a committee responsible for organizing and administrating a large annual science fiction convention, where she served as treasurer. Ms.Tuttle began at Jung Tao as office manager and over the last few years has been promoted up through the ranks.

Matthew Klizek

Matthew Klizek is a graduate of Westminster College with a BA in History and Masters in Library Science from Appalachian State University. He began his career working in the Appalachian Collection in Belk Library at ASU and as a page at the Watauga County Public Library. He is also a certified librarian in the state of North Carolina.

Lamont Gilliland, E-RYT
Director, Technology & Strategy

Lamont Gilliland graduated from Clemson University in 1983 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He served as a software lead engineer for Texas Instruments Industrial Systems Division and Siemens Energy and Automation for the first decade of his career, later co-founding Paragon Control Systems. Lamont has done engineering design work for or under compliance with the FAA, FDA, NRC, DOE, and the IAEA (International Automic Energy Agency). In the middle 90’s he became the Chief Technology Officer and Principal for a, Cimtek Commerce. As an antidote his fast-paced technology career of 30+ years, he became interested in mindful practices including yoga. In 2007 he became a certified and registered yoga teacher and owner of two yoga studios in the Johnson City area of Tennessee. His continued interest in the healing arts and the desire to help others led to his current pursuit of acupuncture. Lamont is a recent graduate of the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Lamont resides with his wife, Kathleen Rayman PhD, here in Boone, North Carolina.



Board of Directors


Joseph A Allis. LAc
Board of Directors

Joseph holds a B.S. from University of N.H. and a masters diploma from the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. He has certifications in Qi Gong healing and Jin Shin Do and has studied Taiji for 30+ years with Masters, Sean Christian Marshall, Gene Golden (senior student of William C.C. Chen) and Peter Ralston. 

He continues his devotion to this ancient art by teaching the short form, sword and staff for the past 16years and for the foreseeable future. Joseph maintains two wonderful CCM practices in Dover and Wolfeboro  N.H. He remains very active in his passions for health care, sports and outdoor activities, such as, hiking, kayaking, tennis, racquetball ,auto repair and carpentry.



Shawn Arthur, Ph.D

Board of Directors - Chairman


Shawn received his Religious Studies BA and MA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxvlle, and his Ph.D. in Chinese Religion and Society from Boston University. His graduate training focused on religions (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and medicine in ancient China as well as their contemporary counterparts. Shawn's first monograph, Ancient Daoism Dietary Practices: Examining Ways to Health and Longevity (Lexington Books, 2013) analyses the ascetic religious diets of 3rd century Daoists and their relation to perceptions of the body and Chinese medical concepts. This study also analyses the ingredients and practices of these diets using theories and data from the fields of contemporary Western pharmacology, psychology, and parasitology.


Currently, Shawn is an Associate Professor of Religion at Appalachian State University who teaches about Chinese religions, Chinese medicine, global studies, religion and the body, and anthropology of religion.

Eric Karchmer, Ph.D., M.D. (China), LAc
Board of Directors

Eric is both a practitioner of Chinese medicine and a medical anthropologist, researching the contemporary practice of Chinese medicine in China. From 1995 – 2000, Eric was a medical student at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Medicine, focusing on both herbal medicine and acupuncture. Upon graduating, he set up his my own Chinese medicine clinic in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2001. This medical training in Beijing also served as the foundation of his Ph. D. research for a degree in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Eric completed his Ph. D. in Anthropology from UNC in 2005. His publications have explored the various ways in which doctors of Chinese medicine have responded to the encounter with biomedicine. Eric joined the Anthropology Department at Appalachian State University in 2013 and has kept an active clinical practice in his new home of Boone, NC.