Health Education TEKS Review Content Advisors

Health Education TEKS Content Advisor Reviews

The health education content advisors provide feedback on the health education TEKS to the SBOE and work groups during the TEKS review process. The content advisors' reviews can be found on the following web page.

Health Education TEKS Content Advisor Reviews

Health Education TEKS Review Content Advisor Biographies

The following list includes individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve as content advisors for the 2019 review and revision of the health education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). 

Flip Flippen        Psychotherapist, College Station

Mr. Flippen is an expert in child and adolescent therapy specializing in suicidality, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, anti-social personality disorder, adjustment reaction disorder of adolescent family conflict issues. He has extensive experience working personally with over 17,000 patients, including extensive work with gangs with primary topic of violence and drugs. He built an out-patient clinic for at-risk youth and residential treatment facility for boys. Mr. Flippen served on Governor’s Commission on Children, Youth and Family Services’ Steering Committee for Project Child Save.

Focus areas: Mental health, personal effectiveness, addictions and substance abuse


Hazem Kanaan               Physician, Edinburg

Dr. Kanaan is an obstetric and gynecologist physician who is an osteopathic medical doctor. He completed his AOBOG specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology and specialized in obesity medicine and became a Diplomate of ABOM. He is the owner of 1. All Women Medical Clinic that cares for Women’s health and 2. RGV Medical Weight Loss Clinic that cares for men and women with obesity disease.

Focus areas: Women’s health and obesity


Jack Lesch       Family Physician, The Woodlands

Dr. Lesch practiced family medicine in The Woodlands for 40 years. He taught about sexual health for 20 years in the Conroe Independent School District  and served as the team doctor for The Woodlands High School in Conroe for 25 years. Dr. Lesch is also the past medical director of the Interfaith Community Clinic, which served indigent patients in Montgomery County.

Focus areas: Healthy lifestyles and the avoidance of substance abuse


Mikeal Love        Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Austin

Dr. Love is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist who has been in private practice in Austin since 1992. He completed his undergraduate studies at Houston Baptist University. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio before completing his residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Dr. Love has chaired the continuing medical education committee for St. David's hospital partnership which oversaw continuing education for physicians in seven central Texas hospitals, He is a fellow in the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a prior member of the American College of Medical Quality. In his 31 years as an OBGYN physician, Dr. Love has delivered more than 6,000 babies. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Love has served as a medical consultant to the Texas Attorney General's Office and as an expert witness in matters of standard of care for plaintiff and defense counsels.

Focus area: obstetrics and gynecology


Feyi Obamehinti        Educator, Keller

Dr. Obamehinti is a versatile and accomplished educator. Having taught math and science in public and private schools, she is adept in using her knowledge of pedagogy in training educators in best practices. She was born in Phoenix, AZ and grew up in Nigeria, Africa before coming back to the U.S. This international experience has been beneficial in her ability to evaluate diverse perspectives for a common goal. She is a council member on the Texas Diabetes Council, where she serves as the education liaison for the council and Texas public schools.

Focus areas: Standard setting, alignment, pedagogy and content rigor 


Dawn Riley     Mentoring director, Amarillo

Ms. Riley is the director of mentoring for Hope Choice where she develops character education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. She worked in public education for 32 years, serving as a teacher, gifted and talented district coordinator, and a dyslexia district coordinator. Ms. Riley is an active member of the  Association of Texas Professional Educators and has served on numerous regional and state ATPE committees.

Focus area: character education


Myiesha Taylor             Medical doctor, Southlake

Dr.  Taylor is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She founded the non-profit Artemis Medical Society to mentor and support women physicians of color globally.  For her work with Artemis, Dr. Taylor was honored by Disney Junior with the naming of the mother character, Myiesha McStuffins, in the highly acclaimed children’s TV show Doc McStuffins.

Focus areas: Health equity, health education, STEM health career focused program


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Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division
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