Lynn (Linda Hollis) is a native of San Antonio, Texas and now currently resides in New Braunfels, Texas. She started her career in the medical field as a Medical Assistant in 2008. Her eagerness and ambition to learn led her to perform various procedures such as sonography, radiology, allergy testing, and nerve conductive studies to name a few.
As a single mother of two, working with no financial support, she put herself through nursing school and graduated as an LVN in 2013. She continued her career in Urgent Care where she acquired expertise in IV hydration, phlebotomy, ACLS, and BLS. Through her efforts, she continued to grow becoming Logistics Manager for five Urgent Care clinics before leaving to become Director of Nursing in a Primary Care Clinic.
She continues on with her education in working towards her PA License through the Medical Board in preparation for the program at UT Health Science Center, in the best interest of one of the loves of her life, Empower Aesthetics, and all who are part of the Empower Tribe! With a humble heart, Lynn took an oath to do no harm as a nurse, to create beauty as an artist, and to create long-lasting and loving friendships with each Empower Aesthetics Family Member!
Pooneh Farah FNP-C is a Native Texan from Dallas, proud of her heritage as part Native American (Choctaw tribe) and part Persian. She is a former Army Combat Medic who worked her way through her LVN, RN then Nurse Practitioner training at the University of Texas at Arlington. Along the way, she also found the time to raise her four sons, ages 11-20, with the help of her loving husband.
She has traveled throughout Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. She has trained with Dermapro in Beirut and with a Plastic Surgeon in Beirut and Dubai. Her background in Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery makes her comfortable with procedures and proficient in ACLS, PALS, and she is a member of AORN. She has always been a detail-oriented person by heart and places patients/clients, ethics, and love into all she does.
Pooneh is an avid soccer fan, both playing and watching. She enjoys “reading, shopping, and coffee” when asked about her hobbies. She feels that she has a calling to help those who are less fortunate. She was on the spot assisting after the Beirut explosion helping to feed and clothe the victims of this international tragedy. She is excited to be working at a place where she can make people feel better about themselves and Empower fellow women. With a humble heart, she is passionate about learning all that she can for the absolute best interest of our members.
Richard Neel MD is from Lake Jackson, Texas. He is Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine and received his degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration (MPH) from Harvard University and completed his residency in Aerospace Medicine and his fellowship in Occupational Medicine. His Subspecialties are Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Family Medicine, and Occupational Medicine. Dr. Neel served over 20 years as a Chief Flight Surgeon in the U.S. Air Force before his retirement as a Colonel. He lived in Europe for eight years serving as a personal physician for Ambassadors, General Officers, and Senior State Department Personnel.
During his adventurous Air Force Career he was deployed for combat operations in the Middle East and Bosnia. He has over a thousand hours of flying time in jet fighters, bombers, and helicopters.
His many decorations include an Air Medal for assisting in the helicopter rescue of 32 people from a sinking tanker during a North Atlantic Hurricane. He led emergency response teams for NASA space shuttle emergency landing sites in Spain, Morocco, and The Gambia. On September 11, 2001, he led an Air Force Emergency Team at the Pentagon.
In his now quieter post-Air Force career, Dr. Neel has worked in San Antonio as a Specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine and wound care and as an Area Medical Director for a national company of occupational and urgent care clinics.
Richard Neel and Nurse Lynn worked alongside each other in Urgent Care many years ago and have a long-lasting friendship. He believes in women's empowerment and is happy to be part of the vision of Empower Aesthetics.