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Summer 2006

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Dr. Edward McGinnis, '41, Pawleys Island, S.C., was inducted into the South Carolina Chiropractic Association’s Hall of Fame.

Dr. John Dittman, ’47, Marysville, Wash., celebrated his 90th birthday in March of 2006.

Dr. Leonard Maynard, ’49, Freeport, N.Y., received the Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Republic of Korea on July 25, 2003. Phone: (516) 378-1418, e-mail:


Dr. William Ripley with B.J. charcoal sketch

William Ripley, D.C., ’51, recently placed his charcoal drawing of B.J. Palmer in an art show in Whiting, N.J. Dr. Ripley originally made the sketch of his instructor in 1950 based on a portrait on sale at the Bookstore on the Davenport campus. Later, while Dr. Ripley assisted B.J. at a book signing for “The Bigness of the Fellow Within,” B.J. commented that he liked the portrait, then signed and dated it, too.

Dr. John Bottorff, Sr., ’55, Plymouth, Ind., recently marked his 50th year in practice. Phone: (574) 936-2965.

Drs. Annette (McNeely) Young, ’55, and Jordan Young, ’57, Easley, S.C., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They marked the event by donating a gift to the College. Phone: (864) 855-2422

Drs. John Nolan, ’56, and Shaaron (Nolan) Elmslie, ’81, father and daughter, Wanganui, New Zealand, will be celebrating their 50th and 25th anniversaries, respectively, at Davenport’s Homecoming 2006. Phone: (64)-645-5807, e-mail:

Dr. Ron Kettmann, ’58, Houston, Texas, retired from his clinic in 2000 when his son, Brian Kettmann, took over. During his career, Dr. Ron Kettmann wrote two books, “Dynamic Range of Motion Testing of the Spine” and “Kinematic Motion Study of the Lumbar Spine in the Sagittal and Frontal Planes.” E-mail:

Dr. A. Joe Willis, ’59, Darlington, S.C., was inducted into the South Carolina Chiropractic Association’s Hall of Fame. Phone: (843) 395-2010.


Dr. Roger Roff, ’61, Dillion, S.C., was recently inducted into the South Carolina Chiropractic Association’s Hall of Fame. Phone: (843) 774-8227.

Dr. Irvin Parsons, ’64, Fort Atkinson, and his wife, Dolores, recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Dr. Parsons retired from his practice in 1991. E-mail:

Dr. Roger Waddall, ’65, Coralville, Iowa, published a paper entitled “Chiropractic Care for a Patient with Spasmodic Dysphonia Associated with Cervical Spine Trauma” in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Phone: (319) 337-4994.


Dr. Richard Burns, ’73, Moline, Ill. received his Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards on Nov. 11, 2005. E-mail: burns_r@

Dr. Muriel Shotwell, ’76, recently relocated her practice to 3433 Montrose Ave., Lauderdale, PA 19605. Phone: (610) 929-9882, e-mail:

Dr. Wayne Wolfson, ’77, Orlando, Fla., recently received the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine’s Distinguished Service Award. Phone: (407) 649-9699, e-mail:

Dr. George Baer, ’78, was elected president of the College on Forensic Science in September of 2005. Phone: (513) 422-7776,


Dr. Jeffrey Filippi, ’82, Redwood City, Calif., is a contributing writer for healthcare issues at Drum! magazine. Phone: (650) 369-2225, e-mail:

Dr. Steven Fischer, ’83, completed credentialing in 2005 to become a member of the medical staff of Feather River Hospital in Paradise, Calif. Phone: (530) 877-2620.

Lisa Killinger, D.C., ’83, was awarded the 2004- 2005 Distinguished Service Award at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Dec. 10-14, 2005, in Philadelphia. She also received a plaque for her service as section chair in 2004 with the APHA. E-mail:

Anna Livdans, D.C., ’83, recently wrote the case report, “Management of a low back pain patient with a prosthesis and a foot drop orthotic” which was published in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, December 2005. E-mail:

Dr. Ira Shapiro with Chad Hedrick

U.S. Olympic speed skater Chad Hedrick, left, who won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, meets with Ira Shapiro, D.C., ’83. Dr. Shapiro cared for more than 100 U.S. athletes at the Winter Games after being appointed to the medical staff of the U.S. Olympic Team by the U.S. Olympic Committee. In 2004, Dr. Shapiro had the same responsibilities at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Dr. Diane Fratto Swella, ’83, Yucca Valley, Calif. began working full-time as the bereavement program coordinator and bereavement counselor at Hospice of Morongo Basin in Joshua Tree, Calif., in September of 2005. She still maintains her chiropractic practice on a limited basis. Phone: (760) 365-1933, e-mail:

Dr. Harold “Hal” Lease, ’83, Walsh, Colo., has been elected president of the Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA). During the past six years, he has served as a CCA District Director and as a member of the CCA’s Executive Committee. Phone: (719) 324-5242; e-mail:

Drs. Mark and Roberta Walcutt, ’84, Hyannis, Mass., recently celebrated 20 years of practice by holding a patient appreciation day where free chiropractic care was given to patients who brought in a bag of groceries for a local homeless shelter. Phone: (508) 778-1050, e-mail:

Dr. Tom Dickerson, ’85, passed the Pediatric Board Exams in September of 2005. Phone: (309) 745-3280, e-mail:

Dr. Christopher Passalacqua, ’85, Troy, Mich., received his Diplomate in Chiropractic Philosophical Standards from the ICA and Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement. Phone: (248) 879-5540.

Dr. Michael Weinman, ’85, Newton, Mass., has been appointed for a second year as team chiropractor for the Boston Red Sox and will soon begin his seventh season as chiropractor for the New England Revolution, a Major League Soccer team. He has also moved his office to 1191 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02465. Phone: 617-969-3800 , e-mail:

Dr. Greg Dutson, ’87, Sandpoint, Idaho, was appointed by Governor Dirk Kempthorne to the Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians. He operates North Idaho Spine Clinic at 710 Superior, Ste. B, Sandpoint, ID 83864. Phone: (208) 265-2255.

Dr. Michelle DeFere, ’88, Hubertus, Wis., had a son, Hunter, Aug. 17, 2001, and a daughter, Nicole, May 9, 2004. Phone: (262) 628-1960, e-mail:

Dr. Sherri LaShomb, ’88, Getzville, N.Y., is the team athletic trainer for the Buffalo Bandits, an indoor professional lacrosse team. She is also the athletic trainer and chiropractor for the Buffalo Gladiators, a men’s semi-professional football team. Phone: (716) 754-7400, e-mail:

Dr. Randy Trice, ’88, and his wife, Beth, Madison, Ohio, had a son, Christian David, on March 4, 2006. Phone: (440) 428-2565, e-mail:

Dr. Mark Woodward, ’88, Bowling Green, Ky., was re-appointed to the Kentucky State Board of Chiropractic Examiners for the third consecutive time on Oct. 6, 2005. Phone: (270) 781-5644, e-mail:

Dr. Sherry Yale Minion, ’89, Ann Arbor, Mich., married Marcus Minion, on Sept. 7, 2002. They had a daughter, Destiny Joy, on Oct. 27, 2002, and a son, Demonte Mahdevi, on Jan. 9, 2004.

Dr. Minion opened Dr. Minion’s Alternative Care, LLC, on Feb. 9, 2004. Phone: (734) 477-5709, e-mail:


Dr. Kelly Mantonya, ’91, opened Dyer Mantonya Chiropractic on Dec. 1, 2005. Phone: (740) 522- 5500, e-mail: dyermantonya

Dr. Amy Morgan-McCurdy, ’93, and her husband, Stan, had a son, Jacob, on Oct. 22, 2005. Phone: (256) 447-2366, e-mail:

Dr. Sean Reif, ’94, Denver, Colo., was recently awarded the Rotary International Paul Harris Award. Phone: (303) 452-2678, e-mail: tfcchiro@

Dr. Robin Baker, ’95, Wausau, Wis., received her Diplomate of the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics from the ICA’s Council on Pediatrics in December 2005. Phone: (715) 675-4106, e-mail:

Dr. George Khoury, ’95, and his wife, Melissa, had a son, George Westin, on May 31, 2005. Dr. Khoury obtained his Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board in February of 2006. He is president of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, District 1. Phone: (412) 220-1800, e-mail:

Dr. Wendi Weinhardt, ’95, married Robert Preston, on June 12, 2004. Their son, Thomas Joel, was born in July of 2005. Dr. Weinhardt opened Preston Chiropractic in Canton, Ohio, in December of 2005. Phone: (330) 966-0030, e-mail: DoctorWendi@

Dr. Rachel Young, ’95, Wembley, W.A., Australia, married Dr. Gordon Benz, on Oct. 15, 2005. Phone: (61) 8-9383-9288, e-mail: rachel@ youngchiropractic.

Dr. Scott Cuthbert, ’96, Pueblo, Colo., was recently made Chairman of the Research Board for the International College of Applied Kinesiology. His research literature can be found at www. E-mail:

Dr. Jacqueline Thomsen, ’96, Woodbine, Iowa, recently became board certified in chiropractic pediatrics. Phone: (712) 647-3444, e-mail:

Dr. Jud Heldreth, ’97, was recently named Small Business Person of the Year by the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce in Lexington, S.C., for his work with children in and out of the office.

Dr. Perry Nickelston, Hewitt, N.J., opened Laser Therapy Center of New Jersey inside Bally Total Fitness Club, Saddle Brook, N.J. Phone: (973) 800-6570, e-mail:

Dr. Andrew Van Roo, ’97, Mondovi, Wis., earned a Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists on Nov. 19, 2005. He is in the process of building a new office building in Mondovi. Phone: (715) 926-6001, e-mail:

Dr. John Cerveny, ’98, Hastings, Neb., opened his second office in Red Cloud, Neb., on Dec. 1, 2002. He had a daughter, Sophie Maxine, on April 11, 2003, and a daughter, Isabelle Marie, on June 22, 2005. Phone: (402) 463-5111, e-mail: johncerveny@

Dr. Roger Hynes, ’98, Davenport, Iowa, received his Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards on Nov. 11, 2005. Email:

Dr. Todd Johnson, ’98, Guymon, Okla., has been nominated for the Best Chiropractor of Texas County (Okla.) for the last four years. Phone: (580) 338-2070, e-mail:

Dr. John Moody, III, ’98, recently opened Noble Healthcare Centre at 3955 S. Buffalo Ave. Ste. D- 102, Las Vegas, NV 89147. Phone: (702) 525-1027.

Dr. Lisa (Sadowski) Reid, ’98, operates Chiropractic Care Center in Franklin, Wis., which was nominated for Business of the Year 2005 by South Eastern Chamber United in Business. Phone: (414) 525- 9895, e-mail:

Dr. Paul Stoetzel, ’98, Homer Glen, Ill., married Robyn Roehlk on Sept. 6, 2003. They had a son, Jacob Paul, on Nov. 5, 2004. Phone: (630) 257-8700, e-mail:

Dr. Kathy Roth Pizzella, ’99, and her husband, Justin, had a son, Kristopher Jon, on Oct. 3, 2005. Kristopher was born at home. Phone: (412) 828- 0700, e-mail:

Dr. Karen Stone-Hall, ’99, Oakwood, Ga., and her husband, Daniel, had a daughter, Rachel Danielle, on Jan. 26, 2006. Phone: (770) 534-2225, e-mail:


Dr. Randal Boivin, ’00, married Stephanie Grilli, in Syracuse, N.Y. on Oct. 15, 2005. Phone: (315) 635-2333, e-mail:

Dr. Thorin Gault, ’00, Cornwall, Ont., Canada, and his wife, Beth, had a son, Xavier Dylan, on March 7, 2006. Phone: (613) 534-3827, e-mail:

Dr. Robin Henderson, ’00, Bartlett, Ill., recently received her Diplomate of the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. Phone: (630) 837-3707, e-mail:

Dr. Keith Messamore, ’00, Kalamazoo, Mich., and his wife, Misty, had a daughter, Marley Rae, on Jan. 10, 2006. Phone: (269) 978-4325, e-mail:

Dr. David Pflaum, ’00, and his wife had a daughter, Jordan Elizabeth, in March 2006. Dr. Pflaum is also featured on a radio show about chiropractic called “Changing People’s Lives” on WRDT-AM. Phone: (586) 268-6868, e-mail:

Dr. Emily (Smith) Nguyen, ’00, Eau Claire, Wis., recently completed her Diplomate of the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. Phone: (715) 832-2223, e-mail:

Dr. Christian Troutman, ’00, opened Troutman Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center, in Carthage, Tenn., in June of 2005. Phone: (615) 735-8448, e-mail:

Dr. Jennifer Jensen, ’01, Waterloo, Iowa, opened World Chiropractic Wellness Center on April 1, 2005. Phone: (319) 233-9355.

Dr. Ragini Pierce, ’01, has moved Angel Touch Family Chiropractic to 4265 Grand Haven Rd., Suite 104, Muskegon, MI 49441. She has recently begun her studies in pediatrics with the ICPA program and is working toward a diplomate. Phone: (616) 296-1873, e-mail:

Drs. Clifton and Maggie Brereton, ’02, opened Active Family Chiropractic in Algonquin, Ill., on Nov. 25, 2005. Phone: (847) 854-4545, e-mail:

Dr. John Bridges, ’02, opened Bridges Chiropractic in Centralia, Wash., in November of 2005. Phone: (360) 736-4321, e-mail:

Dr. Beth Lancaster, ’02, Pueblo, Colo., opened Lancaster Family and Pediatric Chiropractic. She married Eric Nielsen on July 14, 2005. Dr. Lancaster also received her Fellowship in the Pediatric Chiropractic Association. Phone: (719) 404-1489, e-mail:

Dr. Jason Haycock, ’03, Meridian, Idaho, opened Haycock Chiropractic on Dec. 19, 2005. Phone: (208) 855-2688, e-mail: drjasonhaycock@

Dr. Jason Holdahl, ’03, Woodland, Wash., opened Holdahl Family Chiropractic. Phone: (360) 225-1200, e-mail:

Dr. Kevin Jacob, ’03, Metamora, Mich, opened Jacob Family Chiropractic on Dec. 10, 2005. Phone: (810) 678-2414.

Dr. Wendy (Weinbeck) Grenier, ’03, married James Grenier on Dec. 28, 2005. Dr. Weinbeck Grenier practices at Weinbeck Chiropractic Office in Westford, Mass. E-mail:

Dr. Erin (Wells) Kline, ’03, Manassas, Va., and her husband, Brian, had a son, Joseph Patrick, on Aug. 17, 2005. Phone: (703) 368-9887, e-mail:

Dr. Abby Walker, ’03, Skowhegan, Maine, and her husband Eric, opened Chiro Care on June 27, 2005. Phone: (207) 858-0510.

Dr. Trea Wessel, ’03, Woodbury, Tenn., was married on April 16, 2005. Dr. Wessel opened her own practice in October of 2004. Phone: (615) 563-3320, e-mail:

Drs. Devin, ’04, and Lori Atkinson, ’05, opened Atkinson Family Chiropractic in Denver, N.C., on Jan. 16, 2006. Phone: (704) 248-2988, e-mail:

Drs. Jeff Koepfler, ’04, and Tammy Roza, ’06, were married on Oct. 22, 2005. They opened their own practice in Coldwater, Mich. on Jan. 21, 2006. Phone: (517) 279-2845.

Dr. Brenda Kress, ’04, St. Paul, Minn., was a cocontributor to a recently published book titled “One Minute Wellness,” by Dr. Ben Lerner. Phone: (612) 554-1290, e-mail:

Dr. Sara Lynn, ’04, Escanaba, Mich., opened Hearts and Hands Family Chiropractic out of her home in August 2005. She received Webster technique certification through ICPA. Phone: (906) 789-2783 e-mail:

Dr. Steven Wise, ’04, opened Wise Chiropractic in Fremont, Ohio, on Oct. 1, 2005. Phone: (419) 332-9900, e-mail:

Dr. Mike Eekhoff, ’05, and his wife, Malissa, Lacey, Wash., had a son, Aidan, on Sept. 21, 2005. Phone: (360) 491-1232, e-mail:

Dr. Mandy Halling, ’05, opened Halling Wellness Center in Urbandale, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 2006. Phone: (515) 334-0505, e-mail: mandyhalling@

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