A chancellor for our times

A chancellor for our times

Spring 2010

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Davenport Campus


Dr. Elaine Falak, ’46, Warragul, Australia, who retired at age 75, recently turned 95 years old. Phone: (61) 3 5611 1126.

Dr. Stanley Bolton, ’48, Sydney, Australia, is excited to have five generations of Palmer College graduates in his family. More than 25 of his family members have entered the chiropractic profession. E-mail: boltsyd@bigpond.com.au.


Dr. Stan Suchey, ’55, Rudyard, Mich., and his wife, Colette, are proud to announce that their son Brandon J., is a third-generation chiropractor, having graduated from the Davenport Campus on Feb. 26, 2010. Phone: (989) 734-2747.

Dr. P. Reginald Hug, ’57, Birmingham, Ala., has written “Chiropractic in the heart of Dixie, A History of the Chiropractic Profession in Alabama.” The book details how chiropractic took root in the state and memorializes those who devoted themselves to chiropractic’s acceptance and licensure.


six portraits of doctors

Dr. Willard Smith, ’60, top left, was joined by fellow alumni, clockwise, Drs. Mark Ford, ’82, Laura Murphy, ’05, Larry Hirschy, ’74, Thomas Rexroth, ’70, and Fred Vlietstra, ’65, as part of a team of 19 chiropractors who participated in the Christian Chiropractors Association’s short-term mission to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Nov. 14-21, 2009.


Dr. Keith McDowall, ’65, Warrnambool, Australia, announces the death of this wife, Lesley McDowall, on Aug. 28, 2009. Mrs. McDowall was a long-time supporter of the chiropractic profession. Phone: (61) 3 5561 6044.


Dr. Robert B. Young, ’72, New Washington, Ohio, retired in December 2009. Dr. Young’s daughter, Dr. Thresa, ’90, took over his practice, Young Chiropractic Inc. Phone: (419) 492-2129, e-mail: rbydc1@verizon.net.

Dr. Nicholas Kiss Von Soly, ’73, Edithnale, Vict., Australia, is pleased to have his daughter, Suzanne Kiss Von Soly, enrolled in the D.C. program at Palmer College’s Davenport Campus. Suzanne is currently the only student from Australia enrolled. Phone: (61) 3 9772 3700, e-mail: solychiro@gmail.com.

Dr. Gerald Zelm, ’73, Oconomowoc, Wis., has put together a display of chiropractic artifacts in his practice. Among the items featured is a reproduction of the first adjustment ever made, similar to the exhibit on the Davenport Campus. Phone: (262) 567-4999, e-mail: zelmchiro@netwurx.net.

Dr. Frank Kollins, ’74, Beloit, Wis., celebrated 35 years in practice in August 2009. Phone: (608) 365-9636, e-mail: phr8nk@aol.com.

Dr. James Burt, ’75, Rotorua, New Zealand, currently serves as the president of the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association. Phone: (64) 7 348 5894, e-mail: burt_jamesanddenise@xtra.co.nz.

Dr. Steve D. Sanderson, ’75, recently opened a new clinic, Sanderson Chiropractic Care, at 22811 Meridian Ave., E., Graham, WA 98338. Phone: (253) 847-7517, e-mail: dcspine24@centrytel.net.


Dr. Kathleen Clark, ’80, Hartland, Maine, opened a satellite office in 2009. Phone: (207) 938-4880, e-mail: kathieclark@tds.net.

Dr. Nicholas Virgilio, ’82, New Hype Park, N.Y., was appointed by the mayor of Sea Cliff, N.Y., to serve on the city’s planning board. Phone: (516) 354-3651, e-mail: nvdc@optonline.net.

Dr. Steven Fischer, ’83, Paradise, Calif., completed his Masters in Physician Assistant Training at State University of New York at Stony Brook in June 2009. E-mail: fischerstevenjosep@sbcglobal.net.

Dr. Dianne Fratto Swella, ’83, recently earned certification in Death and Grief Studies from the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colo. She is the volunteer Bereavement Program coordinator at Hospice of Morongo Basin, in Joshua Tree, Calif. Phone: (760) 365-1933, e-mail: 2swell.mjs@verizon.net.

Advanced Muscle Reconditioning book cover

In September 2009, Brian Bronk, D.C., released his book “Advanced Muscle Reconditioning: The Groundbreaking guide to solving back and body pain (Volume 1).” According to the 1984 graduate, “The source of pain so often attributed to joints and discs is actually coming from your muscles, we just haven’t been treating them correctly.” The book stems from two decades of research Dr. Bronk has conducted in muscle reconditioning and is available through amazon.com.


Dr. Darryl Joe Hornback, ’84, has a new practice location, HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab, 13050 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., #B5 Avondale, AZ 85323. Phone: (623) 535-8984, e-mail: joehornback@gmail.com.

Dr. Thomas Potisk, ’84, Franksville, Wis., has retired from practice to teach and coach other chiropractors. Phone: (262) 835-1767, e-mail: tpotisk@ aol.com.

Dr. James A. Clark, ’85, has moved his clinic, Clark Chiropractic Care, to 12 Elston Rd., Lafayette, IN 47909. Phone: (765) 477-7707.

manual cover for Medicare for Chiropractors

Ron Short, D.C., published the reference manual “Medicare for Chiropractors” in the Fall of 2009. He’s currently writing a five-part series titled “How to Retain More of Your Medicare Money” for Dynamic Chiropractic magazine, which is available at www.dynamicchiropractic.com. Dr. Short is a 1985 graduate who also is a certified insurance consultant, peer-review specialist and Medicare compliance specialist.


Dr. Jeffrey Cappuccio, ’86, recently moved his practice to 1635 Brodhead Rd., Moon Township, PA 15108. Phone: (724) 457-1900, e-mail: dr.spine1@ verizon.net.

Dr. Denise Conner, ’88, College Park, Md., has retired after more than 24 years in practice. E-mail: drdc@covad.net.

Dr. Susan (Collins) Anderson, ’89, recently expanded and relocated her office, Anderson Chiropractic, to 1395 Jordan St., Suite D, North Liberty, Iowa 52317. Phone: (319) 625-2225, e-mail: andersonchiro1@southslope.net.

Dr. Patrick Smith, ’89, Berkeley Heights, is the Director of Smith Chiropractic Foundation. Phone: (908) 464-8899, e-mail: smithgalaxy@msn.com.


Dr. David B. Anderson, ’91, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., is serving a second term as president of the Palm Beach County Chiropractic Society. Phone: (561) 683 4971, e-mail: drdba@bellsouth.net.

Dr. Roger Brisbane, ’91, opened a new practice in Folsom, Calif. E-mail: docbris@sbcglobal.net.

Dr. Jeffrey Shaw, ’91, Traverse City, Mich., competed in the Bud Light National Ping Pong Championship in Las Vegas in June 2009. He finished in third place out of more than 500 players. Phone: (231) 947-0755, e-mail: docshaw@charterinternet.com.

Dr. Lawrence Bennett, ’92, and his wife, Karen, Lititz, Pa., had a boy, Dylan Gabriel, on Nov. 21, 2009. E-mail: bcnc95@dejazzd.com.

Dr. Camilla Ferguson, ’92, Beavercreek, Ohio, welcomed a grandson, Owen Michael, in May 2009. Phone: (937) 429-4445, e-mail: drcamilla@ earthlink.net.

Dr. Paul Bunkers, ’93, Sioux Falls, S.D., was recently voted a Local Best Chiropractor by the public for the fourth year in a row. Phone: (605) 335-7744.

Dr. Tyler S. Nelson, ’93, Fayetteville, N.C., was elected the 92nd president of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association in October 2009. Dr. Nelson has served 14 years in a NCCA leadership role beginning as an assistant to the district president. E-mail: tnelson11@nc.rr.com.

Dr. Terry Magee, ’94, has a new office, Dublin Chiropractic, 5194 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017. Phone: (614) 889-7499.

Dr. Randy Provick, ’94, recently moved from Chaffe County and the San Louis Valley to Colorado Springs, Colo., to be close to his son who is in the Special Forces at Ft. Carson. Phone: (719) 392-2006, e-mail: randy.provick@yahoo.com.

Dr. Mark Redwine, ’94, has retired from practice so that he and his wife, Marilyn, could become missionaries in Rosarito, Baja, Mexico. All mail should be addressed to 641 E. San Ysidro Blvd., B-3 PMB 220, San Ysidro, CA 92173. E-mail: mtmasai@aol.com.

Dr. Sean Reif, ’94, Thornton, Colo., completed a four-day mission of ChiropracTIC First Aid at the Aspen Ruggerfest in Fall 2009. Phone: (303) 452-2678, e-mail: tfcchiro@earthlink.net.

Dr. Lori Watterson, ’94, opened her second practice, Watterson Chiropractic, at 71 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780. Dr. Watterson’s other practice is in Onset, Mass. She has been selected for the Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers for 2010. Phone: (508) 273-0002, e-mail: wattersonchiro@comcast.net.

Energize your Brain cover

Jeffrey Donatello, D.C., has written, “Energize Your Brain, Change Your Life: An Introduction to Exercise With Oxygen Therapy.” The 1995 graduate “specializes in functional medicine and utilizes oxygen concentrators to help restore neuronal degenerative changes in sick patients.”


Dr. Greg Stokes, ’95, was elected mayor of his hometown, Riegelsville, Pa. Phone: (610) 749-0611, e-mail: dr.gpstokes@verizon.net.

Dr. Francine Lajoie-Walsh, ’96, and her husband, Jay Walsh, North Adams, Mass., had a daughter, Jenna Frances, on March 22, 2009. Phone: (413) 663- 5500, e-mail: drlajoie@usa.net.

Dr. Jason Christensen, ’97, Bellevue, Neb., is currently working at Offutt Air Force Base (AFB), Neb. He has worked in the Department of Defense healthcare program since 2003. Previously, he has been at Keesler AFB, Neb., and Eglin AFB, Fla. Phone: (402) 408-2225, e-mail: jcccctca@yahoo.com.

Dr. Joe Ierano, ’97, opened a new Atlas Orthogonal Clinic in Belconnen, Canberra, on Oct. 1, 2009. Dr. Ierano is a member of the Australasian College of Chiropractors. Phone: (61) 2 4655 4010, e-mail: joe@ierano.com.

Dr. April Marie (Roybal) Vierra, ’97, Spokane, Wash., married Gary Vierra, on Aug. 15, 2009. Phone: (509) 465-8400, e-mail: dravierra@gamil.com.

Drs. Hans Tofteland, ’98, and Grethe Flatjord, ’99, Ørsta, Norway, had a daughter, Pia Flatjord Tofteland, on Feb. 25, 2009. Phone: (47) 70-06- 68-00, e-mail: grethe_dc@hotmail.com.


Dr. Robert Boivin, ’00, and his wife, Stephanie, Baldwinsville, N.Y., had their second child, a girl, Mallory Claire, on Sept. 10, 2009. Phone: (315) 635-2333, e-mail: randyboivin@yahoo.com.


Mark William Cochran, D.C., ’01, Sandpoint, Idaho, wrote a book, “Oby’s Wisdom! A Caveman’s Simple Guide to Health and Wellbeing.” His book was named Best Non-fiction Book of 2009 by the Idaho Writer’s League. Dr. Cochran is donating 5 percent of the profits from his book to the Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center. His book is available at www.obyswisdom.com. He is also a co-founder of Bitterroot Mountain Publishing, LLC, an independent publisher in Hayden, Idaho. Phone: (208) 664-6359, e-mail: turnonlife@juno.com.


Dr. Ken Gabriel, ’01, and his wife, Jamie, Salem, N.H., recently had a boy, William Wallace. Phone: (603) 893-1013, e-mail: jig25@aol.com.

Dr. Andrew Harris, ’01, has opened a new practice, Balanced Healing Center, at 2 Worth Circle, Ste. 3, Johnson City, TN 37601. Phone: (423) 262-0339, e-mail: drharris@balancedhealingcenter.com.

Dr. Michael Orr, ’01, opened Beacon Health System Inc., at 2112 Cherry Valley Rd., Ste. 1, Newark, OH 43055. Phone: (740) 522-5483, e-mail: beaconhealth@hotmail.com.

Dr. Magdalana Reist Leder, ’02, and her husband, Lukas, Basel, Switzerland, had a daughter, Nadine, on July 7, 2009. E-mail: reist_m@hotmail.com.

Drs. Dave Charney, ’03, and Leah (Kuk) Charney, ’04, Mill Hall, Pa., had their second daughter, Brooke Michelle, on July 10, 2009. Phone: (570) 893-1808, e-mail; leahmcharney@yahoo.com.

Dr. Erin (Davis) McLaughlin, ’04, and her husband, Erik, Kanata, Ont., Canada, had a daughter, Reese Marie, on Oct. 19, 2009. Phone: (613) 831-9665, e-mail: dr.erindavis@gmail.com.

Dr. Roma Mouw-Westra, ’04, and her husband, Kevin, had a daughter, Pétra Lois, on Aug. 5, 2009. Phone: (214) 662-5312, e-mail: rkwestra@ yahoo. com.

Drs. Nicole (Scheirer) Stordy, and Sean Stordy, both ’04, Strathmore, Alta., Canada, had a girl, Malaya Hope, on Oct. 21, 2009. Phone: (403) 934-5633, e-mail: nscheirer@hotmail.com.

Dr. Michael Eekhoff, ’05, and his wife, Malissa, had a daughter, Lauren Grace, on Feb. 21, 2007. They had another daughter, Harper Faith, on Aug. 18, 2009. E-mail: mikeekhoff10@hotmail.com.

Dr. Erika Grushon, ’05, has moved Yellow Springs Chiropractic to 233 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Phone: (937) 767-7251.

Dr. Melanie Cook, ’06, and her husband, Thad, Beavercreek, Ohio, had a son, Owen Michael, on May 17, 2009. Phone: (937) 429-4445, e-mail: tcookm98@prodigy.net.

Dr. Michelle Head, ’06, and her husband, Travis, Honesdale, Pa., had a son, Benjamin Lewis, on Jan. 18, 2010. Phone: (570) 647-1500, e-mail: drmichellehead@gmail.com.

Dr. Alaina McAuliffe-Ferry, and Michael Ferry, both ’06, Orchard Park, N.Y., were married on Dec. 12, 2008. They opened Infinite Health Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Orchard Park, N.Y. They had a son, Luke Michael, on Jan. 18, 2010. Phone: (716) 667-2200, e-mail: laniiee@aol.com.

Dr. Kimberly Ball, ’07, started practice in February 2008 in New Hampton, Iowa. Dr. Ball, and her husband, Jared, had a daughter, Courtney Ann on Sept. 22, 2009. Phone: (641) 394-3911, e-mail: drkimberlyball@yahoo.com.

Dr. Craig Howenstine, ’08, Chattanooga, Tenn., had a son on May 31, 2009. Phone: (423) 475-6464, e-mail: chowenstine@yahoo.com.

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