Sherri Green, Ph.D., M.Dipl. Ac., MSW, LCSW
Dr. Sherri Green has had a successful career in both the North Carolina university system and as a senior leader in health focused non-profits. She is a graduate of the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine and has a Ph.D. in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, as well as a masters of social work, a graduate certificate in executive coaching, and a graduate diploma in acupuncture from the Jung Tao School. Dr. Green has a strong track record in building both academic and public health programs, experience handling large multifaceted projects and programs, and a long career as a university educator and administrator. Dr. Green has served as principal investigator on numerous research and public health grants. She is a research fellow in public health, and has been honored for her work as a community leadership mentor and as an innovative teacher. She brings with her a life-long love of this medicine and of the internal arts.
Jen Resnick, MSTOM, DAHM, LAc
An international champion and nationally-renown martial arts instructor, Dr. Resnick began her Chinese medicine practice in Oakland, CA, where she was the Head Instructor of a community martial arts center. There, she combined Chinese medicine theory with the practice of martial arts, qi gong, and meditation to investigate the path of somatic healing and empowerment through movement.
Her training in Qi Gong and Zheng Gu Tui Na trauma medicine allows her, in turn, to effectively treat sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain. She has since taught Zheng Gu Tui Na at national martial arts conferences, has been a visiting faculty member at Tri-State College of Acupuncture, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, PCOM-NY, and has taught continuing education courses in New York, California, Montreal, and France.
Dr. Resnick is also a founding member of the Global Alternative Healthcare Project, one of the first organizations to offer TCM-based medical aid internationally. She has led trips to Indonesia, Nepal, Navajo Nation, and Jackson WY to offer free, high-quality care to communities in need.
Dr. Resnick’s educational background includes a B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University, MSTOM from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and a DAHM from Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. She is nationally certified with the NCCAOM in Chinese herbs and acupuncture, and currently practices at Evolve Health + Wellness in NYC. Dr. Resnick teaches Classical Tui Na and Traumatology, an advanced optional elective course at Jung Tao School. As the CE and New Programs director, she is advising further development of the JTS orthopedics focus and new programs on tui na, herbal studies, a professional doctorate curriculum, and service-learning opportunities at JTS.
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.
Matthew Klizek, M.S.
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.
Jon-Erik Lido, B.S.
Director of Information Technology Services
Jon-Erik holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. He has a broad background in Information Technology. He has worked in private industry for software startup companies as well as in higher education at his alma mater, Virginia Tech. Over his career his roles have included desktop application development, enterprise-level middleware development, and web application development, before transitioning to information technology and administration. Jon-Erik Lido comes to Jung Tao as a generalist in computers, networks, and software development.
Beyond his I.T. role, Jon-Erik is also graduate of the acupuncture program at Jung Tao School. Don’t be surprised should you find Jon-Erik in the student clinic at Jung Tao, where he also serves as a long standing Clinical Supervisor a few days per month.
Misty Watson, CPA
Director of Finance
Misty is a highly qualified CPA with more than 25 years of experience in governmental, for profit and not for profit entities. She has worked with governmental entities in North Carolina including Watauga County, Town of Blowing Rock, Town of Newland, Town of Beech Mountain, Town of Banner Elk, Village of Sugar Mountain, Town of Lansing, Town of Banner Elk TDA, Watauga County District U TDA, Village of Sugar Mountain TDA and Beech Mountain TDA, and has performed audit duties for various not for profit and for profit businesses throughout Watauga and Avery County.
Sue Purser, BA
Sue holds a B.A. degree in Biology from UNC-Greensboro, as well as a Master’s degree in Science Education from East Carolina University. She worked for nearly 20 years as a research scientist at NC State University and East Carolina University School of Medicine. She then transitioned to teaching high school biology in Pitt County and later in Avery County. Upon retiring from teaching, she began working as a volunteer bookkeeper for a local non-profit food pantry, and has since held several bookkeeping positions with local/regional businesses. She finds bookkeeping to be a good “fit”, given her gift for attention to detail. When Sue is not working in the finance office at JTS, she is most likely reading, walking the trails of the High Country, or spending time with her daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons who live here in Boone.
Katrina Hitzeman, MS
Director of Financial Aid
Katrina has worked in higher education financial aid since 2019.
As Financial Aid Director, she is familiar with student programs, and related regulatory limitations. Highly organized and proactive with a strong work ethic and understanding of documentation requirements and processes, she is provides student assistance regarding financial aid, support with repayment procedures and regulatory requirements.
Katrina holds a BS in Psychology from Washington State University, and a MS in Educational Leadership and Policy from Portland State University.
Board of Directors
Shawn Arthur, Ph.D.
Board of Directors – Chairman
Board member since 2013
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 (Taoism, 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 third-century Taoists 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.
Michael Denbow, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Board Member since 2018
D. Michael Denbow, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Maryland, and, in 1980, his Ph.D. in physiology from North Carolina State University. He retired after 38 years at Virginia Tech where he published over 230 papers, and taught courses including Anatomy and Physiology, Neurochemical Regulation, and Chinese Medicine. He has studied martial arts and tuina as a member of the North American Tang Shou Tao Association since the late 1980’s. In 2006, he became a certified instructor for Jin Shou Tuina through the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®). He graduated from the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine where he also taught Anatomy and Physiology and served as the Academic Dean. Since obtaining his acupuncture license, he has continued to emphasize tuina and acupuncture as his main modalities is his acupuncture clinic located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr. Denbow has taught grand rounds and anatomy and physiology and served as the academic dean at Jung Tao School. He first joined the Board of Directors in 2018, then Dr. Denbow served as interim president for Jung Tao School for almost two years, and returned to regular board service in 2022.
Carrington Pertalion, RN, CNM
Eric Karchmer, Ph.D., M.D. (China), L.Ac.
Board of Directors – Vice-Chairman
Board member since 2015
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 Bachelors of Medicine, focusing on both herbal medicine and acupuncture. Upon graduating, he set up his 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. While his research often takes him to Asia, he keeps an active clinical practice in Boone, NC.
Yvette Marie Miller, M.D.
Board member since 2018
In addition to extension service as a board member for various nonprofit organizations, Dr. Miller has been with the American Red Cross since 1996, serving in various leadership capacities including regional Medical Director, Director of Apheresis Collections and Clinical Services Director. Additionally, while acting as Medical Director in Tucson, AZ, she served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology at University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Miller is currently the Executive Medical Officer for the Donor and Client Support Center in Charlotte, N.C. Having been in this position since 2008, she is responsible for determining allogeneic and autologous donor eligibility criteria, evaluating post-donation information and product suitability, approving donor reinstatement/reentry and providing medical guidance for donor complications management. Dr. Miller also oversee staff performing hemovigilance data management, product retrievals/market withdrawals, consignee notification and donor test result notification. Additionally, in this role, she acts as a subject matter expert for the development of processes and procedures related to donor qualification, suspect product disposition and blood product collection management.
As a physician, Dr. Miller’s personal philosophy is that there are significant benefits in the use of complementary medicine. Combining eastern and western medicine provides the best chance for patients to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She particularly believes in the healing benefits of acupuncture and has used acupuncture as her primary personal treatment modality for the last 20 years. That is why Dr. Miller relishes the opportunity to be a board member for Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine, to support the mission of and expansion of this unique school would be a benefit to the students and the community.
Burton Moomaw, L.Ac.
Board of Directors – Secretary
Board member since 2018 and Guest Lecturer
Burton Moomaw graduated from Jung Tao School in 2007 and has been in private practice in Boone, NC since then. Boone is Burton’s home, having lived here since 1986, starting three businesses in Boone, and having married in 1989, raising his two sons here. Burton studied with Dr. Tran Viet Tzung for seven years and now is immersed in compliment channel theory, studying with Ann Cecil-Sterman. Both of these traditions contain the knowledge that makes acupuncture a stand-alone modality. His other interests include travel, beekeeping, rock climbing and Jungian psychology. Burton joined the Jung Tao School Board in 2018 and currently serves as secretary of the board and is available to the school for guest lectures.