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Reaching Out

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Fall 2006

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Dr. Rodger R. Fuller, ’50, Chandler, Ariz., was named Pioneer of the Year by the Chandler Historical Society on May 22, 2006. Phone: (480) 963-4473.


Dr. Homer Thompson, ’66, Springfield, Mo., has been appointed by Governor Matt Blunt to the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Phone: (417) 832-1262.


Dr. Richard Powers, ’70, moved his office on May 8, 2006, to 737 6th St. S.E., Medicine Hat, Alta., Canada T1B 3Y3. Phone: (403) 529-0504, e-mail:

Dr. William Pratt, ’70, Cashmere, Wash., was a recipient of the Washington State Chiropractic Association’s President’s Award in February. Phone: (509) 782-1312, e-mail: wdpratt@

Dr. Stanley J. Brendal, ’71, Rock Hill. S.C., retired from his practice on Dec. 31, 2005. Phone: (803) 327-5572.

Dr. David Butters, ’73, Seattle, Wash., was recently honored with the Washington State Chiropractic Association’s President’s Award. Phone: (206) 723-2820.

Dr. Kelly Reed, ’75, Bakersfield, Calif., recently celebrated 30 years in practice. For the last 15 years, each August, Dr. Reed has provided free chiropractic care and nutritional information at the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency (Mont.), in conjunction with the Forward Edge International Mission. Phone: (661) 322-3997.

Dr. Francis Corbin, ’76, Renton, Wash., was elected to serve as president of the Washington State Chiropractic Association Board of Directors on Feb. 11, 2006. Phone: (425) 226-6261, e-mail:

Dr. Ronald Goat, ’76, Oklahoma City, Okla., had a daughter, Katelyn Belle, on Feb. 5, 2005. Phone: (405) 634-1304.

Dr. Alvin Culbreth, ’77, Savanna, Ga., had a son, Blake, Sept. 6, 2005. Phone: (912) 354-1522, e-mail:

Dr. Mark G. Sprague, ’78, Quincy, Ill. has merged his practice with Dr. T.J. Vance, ’74, after 25 years in solo practice. Phone: (217) 288-9000, e-mail:

Dr. Michael David, ’79, Vero Beach, Fla., had a daughter, Keeley Ann, on Sept. 1, 2005. Phone: (772) 567-7777.


Dr. Eileen Schofield, ’81, Federal Way, Wash., was recently elected to serve on the Washington State Chiropractic Association Board of Directors as District 9 representative. Phone: (253) 946-4524.

Dr. Bill Davis, ’82, Ephrata, Wash., was named Chiropractor of the Year by the Washington State Chiropractic Association. Phone: (509) 754-2462, e-mail:

Dr. Richard J. Vahl, ’82, who is an honorary regional chairman for the President’s Physician’s Advisory Council, was awarded the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Medallion for 2005 by the U.S. Congress.

Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, ’83, opened The Chiropractic & Nutrition Wellness Center in Shelby Township, Mich., on May 1, 2006. Phone: (586) 731-8840, e-mail:

Dr. Joseph Murphy, ’84, Chatham, N.J., was appointed president of the New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners on Dec. 14, 2005. Phone: (973) 506-6935.

Dr. Robert N. Darnell, ’85 was recently awarded his Ph.D. as a doctor of philosophy in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich. E-mail:

Dr. Thomas Erkel, ’85, Bothell, Wash., opened a new office on April 1, 2006, in Bellevue, Wash. Phone: (425) 881-2000, e-mail: drerkel@

Dr. Robert Levine, ’85, Farmington Hills, Mich., has been elected president of the Michigan Chiropractic Society District 1. Phone: (248) 855-2666, e-mail:

Dr. Greg Scharlach, ’85, Turlock, Calif., is teaching at California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, while continuing to practice. Phone: (209) 669-6797, e-mail:

Dr. Chris Stucchi, ’86, and his wife, Cyndi, are scheduled to spend a year in Khartoum, Sudan, practicing chiropractic and teaching elementary school children. Phone: (978) 474-0836, e-mail:

Dr. Timothy Warren, ’86, Warwick, R.I., ascended the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, Cerro Acancagua, Argentina, on Feb. 20, 2006. This is the third of the seven summits that he has climbed. Phone: (401) 738-6477, Ext. 106, e-mail:

Dr. Matthew D. Colby, ’87, Baraboo, Wis., recently received his Diplomate in Chiropractic Philosophical Standards from the International Chiropractors Association and Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement. Phone: (608) 356- 9024, e-mail:

Dr. Brian Jensen, ’87, joined Foot Levelers, Inc. in January 2006 as the Assistant Director of Professional Education. Phone: (540) 345-0008, e-mail:

Dr. Michael Spadafino, ’87, East Brunswick, N.J., was recently appointed to the New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Phone: (732) 254-0800, e-mail:

Dr. Joesph D’Agostini, ’88, South Playfield, N.J. recently opened his fourth office, located in Bound Brook, N.J. Phone: (908) 757-0377, e-mail:

Dr. Russell Ficara, ’88, Hollywood, Fla., has opened his second office by taking over the practice of the retiring Dr. Ralph Martinez, ’79 in Homestead, Fla.

Dr. Simone M. Bahou, ’89, has moved to P.O. Box 19487, San Diego, CA 92159. E-mail: Sbahoudc@

Dr. Joel Charles, ’89, Whitman, Mass., had a son, Jason, on Aug. 28, 2005. E-mail: drjoel4@

Dr. Lisa Roth, ’89, Rosendale, Wis., is a threeyear cancer survivor. In August 2005, Dr. Roth competed in her first short-course triathlon. Phone: (920) 872-2969, e-mail: tlzsharp@


Dr. Kevin Barry, ’91, West Hartford, Conn., had a son, Ryan, Sept. 20, 2005. Phone: (860) 233-5522, e-mail:

Dr. David Eric Boll, ’92, Appleton, Wis., has been named operations manager and team doctor for the Safety First Suzuki professional motorcycle road racing team. Dr. Boll also has joined the Appleton Gargoyles Rugby Club as team doctor and trainer. Phone: (920) 450-6066, e-mail:

Dr. Brent Beyer, ’93, Arrowsmith, Ill., recently adopted two sons, Ilya and Nikolai, and one daughter, Natalia, from Russia. Phone: (217) 586-7535, e-mail: or

Dr. Luigi DiRubba, ’93, Cheshire, Conn., had a daughter, Sabrina Emanuela, Sept. 29, 2005. He also was selected as the 2005 Chiropractor of the Year by the Connecticut Chiropractic Council. Phone: (203) 272-3239, e-mail:

Dr. Rhonda Marty-Anderson

Rhonda Marty-Anderson, D.C., ’93, was a figure competitor in a bodybuilding competition for the first time in the Annual NPC Mid-Illinois Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure Championship on April 2, 2005, for which she earned a fourth place trophy. She then alumni adjustments placed second in the Illinois State Bodybuilding Championships & Regional Fitness and Figure Competition, qualifying her for the NPC Junior Nationals championships in June 2005.

Dr. Louis Abate, ’94, has moved his Boston practice to New York, N.Y., to join Sea Change New York. Dr. Abate brings his Network Spinal Analysis and Somato Respiratory Integration to the center. Phone: (212) 889-7300, e-mail:

Dr. Andrea Gonstead, ’94, Beloit, Wis., had a son, Quinn David, on Nov. 29, 2004. Phone: (608) 365-1656, e-mail:

Dr. David Juehring, ’94, and his wife, Michelle, Davenport, Iowa, had a daughter, Shelby, in June 2005. Phone: (563) 884-5455, e-mail:

Dr. Jared Lenz, ’94, Miliani, Hawaii, graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., on June 4, 2006. Dr. Lenz is starting a dual residency in Family Medicine and Psychiatry at Tripler Army Medical Center where he is currently on active duty. Phone: (808) 433-1490, e-mail:

Dr. Sean Reif, ’94, Thornton, Colo., has been appointed for a three year term as Northglenn city planning commissioner, voting on city zoning and planning matters.

Dr. Doug Briggs, ’95, Hockessin, Del., wrote a chapter on chiropractic and acupuncture for the reference book “Medical-Legal Aspects of Medical Records.” Phone: (302) 239-1600, e-mail:

Dr. Kendra Brough, ’95, Cambridge, Ont., Canada, married Jeff Topham on May 28, 2005. They had a son, Cal Jeffrey, on Dec. 21, 2005. Phone: (519) 653-3022, e-mail:

Dr. Jerry Heckler, ’95, Chardon, Ohio, is now an adjunct professor of Anatomy & Physiology and Kinesiology at John Carroll University and teaches Biologic Structure & Function and Genetics at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Dr. Brenda K. Houg, ’95 and her husband, Scott, Waukon, Iowa, had a daughter, Lynsey Mae, on April 18, 2006. Phone: (563) 568-0088.

Dr. Anthony Silvens, ‘95, Westfield, Ind., had a son, Owen, on Aug. 19, 2005. E-mail: ssilvens@

Dr. Juli Barrett-Leifheit, ’96, and her husband, Jason, Mendota, Ill., had a daughter, Lilly Belle, on April 27, 2006. Phone: (815) 538-7300, e-mail:

Dr. Leanne Cupon, ’96, Roswell, Ga., recently obtained the Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and the Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. She is currently on the clinic faculty and an associate professor at Life University. Phone: (770) 740-1999, e-mail:

Dr. Darren Dondero, ’96, and his wife, Kristi, Littleton, Colo., had a daughter, Kayla Darlene, on Nov. 15, 2005. Phone: (303) 948-9988, e-mail:

Dr. Bill Gischia, ’96, recently opened a new office in Keego Harbor, Mich. Phone: (248) 889-1784, e-mail:

Dr. Isabel Robichaud, ’96, St. Hyacinthe, Que., Canada, married Jean-Francois Martin on July 15, 2006. She continues to practice in the office she opened in October 2003. Phone: (450) 774- 4010, e-mail:

Dr. Carl Gillman, ’97, West Liberty, Iowa, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C. Dr. Gillman is also the current vice president of the Federations of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations. E-mail:

Dr. Daniel Joseph, ’97, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., had a son, Mason Edward, on Aug. 30, 2005. Phone: (608) 254-4244, e-mail:

Dr. Lisa Reid, ’98, Franklin, Wis., received a nomination for Business of the Year from her local Chamber of Commerce for her clinic, Chiropractic Care Center. Phone: (414) 525-9895, e-mail:

Dr. Chad L. Barber, ’99, Hempstead, Texas, married Heather Barber on June 7, 2003. They had a daughter, Riley Brooke, on April 22, 2004.

Dr. Barber opened Waller County Chiropractic on Feb. 21, 2006. Phone: (979) 921-0700, e-mail:

Dr. Leila Schubiger Lindquist, ’99 and her husband, Lars, had a daughter, LivAdiva Minerva on Oct. 7, 2005. Dr. Lindquist received the Young Entrepreneur of 2005 Award by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce. E-mail: Leilarsngirls@

Dr. J. Michael Schweitzer, ’99, Maple Valley, Wash., is currently serving as president-elect of the Washington State Chiropractic Association’s Board of Directors. Phone: (425) 868-9025, e-mail:

Dr. Aaron Stoltz, ’99, is the sole chiropractor on staff at a U.S. Army Hospital. He also has a parttime practice off-post to provide chiropractic care for military dependents and retirees. Phone: (573) 596-0270, e-mail: stoltz1@


Dr. Michelle Barber, ’00, Davenport, Iowa, joined the Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Department on Palmer’s Davenport campus in May of 2006 as the Rehabilitation resident. Phone: (563) 884-5106, e-mail: michelle.barber@

Dr. Laurie Blum, ’00, Reidsville, N.C., and her husband Detective Kevin Suthard, had a daughter, Riley Margaret, on May 30, 2006. E-mail:

Dr. Nichole Pankow, ’00, Jefferson, Wis., had a son, Caden, on March 21, 2005. Phone: (920) 674-6627, e-mail:

Dr. Franz Aukee, ’01, and his wife, Dana, Ironwood, Mich., had a daughter, Joana Virginia, on June 25, 2006. E-mail: franzaukeedc@

Dr. Scott E. Hansing, ’01, Helena, Mont., was recently elected to the Montana Chiropractic Association (MCA) board of directors. Dr. Hansing and his wife, Dr. Jamie L. Hansing, ’03, were also recently asked to represent the MCA on the Montana Chronic Pain and Symptom Multidisciplinary Panel. Phone: (406) 449-0814, e-mail:

Dr. Maggie Sellers, ’01, and her husband, Matt, Hiawatha, Iowa, had a daughter, Tessa Ann, on May 15, 2006. Recently Dr. Sellers formed a partnership, M&M Health Services, LLC, with

Dr. Michelle Nelson, ’02, of Nelson Chiropractic in Hiawatha, Iowa. Phone: (319) 393-7744.

Dr. Ronald (Paul) Swenny Jr. ’01, and his wife, Rhonda, Pana, Ill., had a son, Jacob Paul, on April 6, 2006. Phone: (217) 825-8359, e-mail:

Dr. Shawn Thomas, ’01, Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, purchased Long Lake Chiropractic Centre, on May 8, 2006. On May 2, 2006, he and his wife, Ashley, had a daughter, Emerson Hope. Phone: (250) 758-1531, e-mail:

Dr. Sandy Sachs, ’02, San Luis Obispo, Calif., had a daughter, Alana Marina, on July 23, 2005. Phone: (805) 541-1770, e-mail: drsachs@

Dr. Jamie Boyer, ’03, Indiana, Pa., had a daughter, Cassandra Lee, Sept. 8, 2005. E-mail: jamie1_b@

Dr. David Charney, ’03, Mill Hall, Pa., married Dr. Leah Kuk, ’04, on Aug. 6, 2006. They opened a practice together in October 2004. Phone: (570) 753-5357.

Dr. Lynda Greathead, ’03, Cape Town, South Africa, married David Heyneke on July 22, 2006. E-mail:

Drs. Diane, ’03, and Christopher Hayes, ’04, recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of their practice on Feb. 12, 2006, in Crown Point, Ind. They had a daughter, Megan Ashley, on Aug. 18, 2004. Phone: (219) 661-8680, e-mail:

Dr. Melvin Richard Edgil, ’04, opened Edgil Family Chiropractic in Amory, Miss., on Feb. 1, 2006. Phone: (662) 256-9609, e-mail: edgilfamilychiro@

Dr. Ryan Everhart, ’04, Utica, N.Y., recently became an associate at La Barbera Family Chiropractic, LLC, in Utica, N.Y. Phone: (315) 724-0368, e-mail:

Dr. Michael Hanifen, ’04, recently opened North Star Chiropractic Wellness Center, LLC, at 11001 O’Malley Centre Dr., Ste. 205, Anchorage, AK 95515. Phone: (907) 337-7463, e-mail:

Drs. Jessica, ’05, and Robert Benningfield, ’05, had a daughter, Ryann Evelyn, on April 14, 2006. E-mail:

Dr. Nathalie Denain, ’05, had a daughter, Maeva, on July 30, 2005. E-mail: Dr. Kelly (Hibler) Martinez, ’05, married Ken Martinez on Jan. 29, 2006. Dr. Martinez opened a new practice in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho, in August 2006. Phone: (208) 720-1203, e-mail:

Dr. Shauna Van Horn-Rogan, ’05, married Paul Rogan on April 1, 2006. Dr. Van Horn-Rogan also opened Healing Hands Chiropractic in Kingstree, S.C., on April 1, 2006. Phone: (843) 355-2225, e-mail:

Dr. Simone Ranes, ’06, recently opened Ranes Chiropractic PLLC in East Lansing, Mich. Phone: (517) 449-7927, e-mail:

Val McGaffin, C.T., ’06, had a son, Brenden Thomas Steinberg, on May 17, 2006. E-mail: valtical@

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