Palmer alumni are keeping elite athletes at the top of their game

Palmer alumni are keeping elite athletes at the top of their game

Spring 2012

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Dr. Michael Staropoli, ’38, Newburgh, N.Y., has retired. E-mail:

Dr. Jim Loftus presents award to Dr. Sherry Walker

Dr. Jim Loftus, ‘56, Lake Geneva, Wis., presented a plaque from Palmer College to Dr. Sherry Walker, past president of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association (WCA), in late 2011 to acknowledge the WCA’s 100-year anniversary (above). In addition to the WCA, Palmer also acknowledged the North Dakota Chiropractic Association’s 100-year anniversary in 2011, and the Kansas Chiropractic Association’s 100-year anniversary in 2012 with special commemorative plaques.


Dr. Paul Greene, Jr., ’66, recently sold his Kansas practice of 41 years, moved to Tenkiller, Okla., and started a nutritional practice. E-mail: dotom@


Dr. Rebecca Ray, ’72. Ground Ball, Ga., was elected to the Georgia Council of Chiropractic Hall of Fame at their convention held in Atlanta. Dr. Ray was one of the founding directors and served as vice president and president. Dr. Ray has been practicing for more than 38 years. Phone: (770) 735-2814.

Dr. J. Richard Burns, Davenport ’73, attended the thesis defense and graduation for Palmer alumni and students who completed their Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers program through Sherman College of Chiropractic. The program can be used alone or as Year I of the International Chiropractors Association Council on Chiropractic Philosophy’s Diplomate in Chiropractic Philosophical Standards program. This was held in conjunction with the International Research and Philosophy Symposium Oct. 22-23, 2011, at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C. All four are or were interns in Dr. Burns’ private practice. Degree recipients were: Abel Montoro, 10th trimester; Dr. Troy Higley, Davenport ’99, Zumbrota, Minn.; Dr. Carolyn Kusek, Davenport ’12; and Dr. Rick Brescia, Davenport ’09, Frankfort, Ill.

Dr. James Caballer, ’74, Oxnard, Calif., has relocated his practice after 34 years in his previous location. He now shares an office with Dr. Jonathan Lemler. Dr. Caballer and his wife, Rosemarie, celebrated their 45-year wedding anniversary in March 2012. Phone: (805) 485-0160, e-mail:

Dr. Robert Barron, ’79, has announced his retirement. Dr. Barron opened the Barron Chiropractic Office in his hometown of Danvers, Mass., and has now relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. E-mail:

Dr. Greg Wademan, ’79, Alberta, Canada, graduated from Capella University with a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. Phone: (780) 735-9614, e-mail:


Dr. David W. H. Chan, ’80, is serving a church mission at the China Hong Kong temple in Hong Kong until Oct. 2013.

Major Jonathan McCullough, D.C., ’80, has been appointed Wing Medical Officer for the New Jersey Wing of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol. Dr. McCullough is the first chiropractor to serve as a wing medical officer. He also serves as medical Squadron Commander for the 105th Air Group at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburg, N.Y.

Dr. Jeffrey Marsalese, ’83, Murrysville, Pa., recently achieved diplomat status in the American Chiropractic Board of Neurology. Dr. Marsalese also attained diplomat status in the American Board of Chiropractic Nutrition and achieved his Certified Clinical Nutrition designation. Phone: (412) 793-3030, e-mail:

Dr. Noel Abood, ’84, Solon, Ohio, opened a new office in Spring 2010. Phone (440) 245-5070, e-mail:

Dr. Joseph D’Angiolillo, ’84, Franklin Park, N.J., was elected president of the 1,900-member Association of New Jersey Chiropractors during their annual convention. E-mail:

Dr. Mario Fucinari, ’86, has moved his office, Decatur Back & Neck Center, to 3350 North Water St., Suite A, Decatur, IL 62526. Phone: (217) 877-2404, e-mail:

Dr. Thomas Augat, ’87, Brunswick, Maine, was elected as chairman of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) on Nov. 12, 2011. The CCGPP is the profession’s national council on guidelines, evidence-based medicine and best practices. Phone: (207) 725- 7177, e-mail:

Dr. Carl Heigl, ’88, Racine, Wis., was recently inducted into his high school’s Graduates of Distinction Hall of Fame. Phone: (262) 681-2273, e-mail:

Dr. David Carter, ’89, Siloam Springs, Ark., is the team chiropractor for the John Brown University rugby team in northwest Arkansas. Phone: (479) 524-8379, e-mail:


Dr. Grant Gonchar, ’91, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, recently moved his clinic to a larger space for his growing, multi-disciplinary practice. Phone: (905) 957-1711, e-mail:

Dr. Kevin Ross, ’91, Tempe, Ariz., opened a BTI thermal imaging office in his practice. Phone: (480) 730-7950, e-mail:

Dr. Barbara Hunter, ’92, Longview, Texas, sold her chiropractic practice in December 2011. E-mail:

Dr. Janet Kerin, ’92, and her three sons appeared in a national TV production on Nov. 19, 2011, about raising awareness of foster children in the U.S. The family spoke with the Presidential Cabinet about foster and adoption issues. Dr. Kerin and her family were a featured family on the CBS special, “A Home for the Holidays.” Dr. Kerin recently started a chiropractic program in Colorado for all foster and adoptive children to receive free chiropractic care. Dr. Kerin fosters four boys. Phone: (303) 660-4747, e-mail:

Dr. Rebecca Noren, ’93, Lakewood, Colo., announced her engagement to Sam Lewis. Dr. Noren and Sam set Sept. 1, 2012 as their wedding date. Phone: (303) 984-1111, e-mail:

Dr. John Bomhoff, ’94, Wayne, N.J., has sold his practice of 16 years. E-mail:

Dr. Douglas Briggs, ’95, Wilmington, Del., was recognized as last year’s Chiropractor of the Year by the Delaware Chiropractic Society. Dr. Briggs serves as the Delaware delegate for the ACA and as the Society president. E-mail:

Dr. Jennifer Trachte Murphy, ’95, Pink Hill, N.C., published her second journal case study in JCCP. Phone (252) 568-6400, e-mail:

Dr. Steve Jobe, Davenport ’98, was elected as vice chair of the Chiropractic Care of Minnesota, Inc., board.

Dr. R.J. Harris, ’99, Barboursville, W.Va., was recently knighted into the Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table-Eastern Division. Phone: (304) 638-9346, e-mail:

Dr. Leila Lindquist, ’99, Metropolis, Ill., and her daughters, Svenja, LivAdiva, and Yolina, were the front cover story about chiropractic and BEMER therapy in Paducah Parenting & Family magazine. E-mail:


Drs. David Clark, ’00, and Tiffany (Juergens) Clark, ’01, Arlington Heights, Ill., had a son, Dawson Robert, on Feb. 2, 2010, and a daughter, Amelia Elizabeth, on Oct. 17, 2011. Phone: (847) 577-5400, e-mail:

Dr. Carrie Ann Oberster, ’00, and her husband, Zak Sharif, had a son, Harun Mikhal Zakriya, on March 14, 2011. E-mail:

Dr. Brad Cotton, ’01, was published in the December 2011 edition of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. His case study focused on a Bell’s Palsy patient who went five years without improvement until she sought chiropractic care.

Dr. Shane Staker, ’01, West Branch, Iowa, and his wife, Kelly, had twin boys, Ty Steven and Cash Isaac, on March 28, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. and March 29, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. Phone: (319) 643-5194, e-mail:

Dr. Cecilia Bergström, ’02, Lulea, Sweden, successfully defended her thesis, Impact of Psychosocial Characteristics in Neck and Low Back Pain, Long Term Outcome and Prognosis Concerning Sick Leave, on Nov. 25, 2011, at the Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research. Dr. Bergström is the first chiropractor in Sweden with a Ph.D. in medical science. Phone: +46920228810, e-mail:

Dr. Marci Fish, ’04, and her husband, Paul, had a daughter, Mya Jane, on July 4, 2011. E-mail:

Drs. Mike, ’04, and Krista Kelly, ’04, Minot, N.D., had a son, Macklin Michael, on April 2, 2011. Phone: (701) 837-5733, e-mail: drkristakelly@

Drs. Tonya, ’04, and Mark Westerbeke, had their third child, a son, Asa Edward, on Sept. 28, 2011. Also, they built and opened a new location for their office, Back to Health Chiropractic at 10990 Chicago Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464. Phone: (616) 546-3500, e-mail:

Dr. Kyle Schipper, ’05, and his wife, Jessi, had a daughter, Lyla Marie, on Oct. 10, 2011.

Dr. Schipper also opened Schipper Family Chiropractic on March 1, 2011, at 210 Bierman Rd., Epworth, IA 52045. Phone: (563) 876-3777, e-mail:

Drs. Greg and Dana Bindl, ’06, built and opened Bindl Family Chiropractic in Portage, Wis., in July 2011. They had their first child, Brooklyn Cynthia, on Nov. 25, 2011, at home. Phone: (608) 742-4300, e-mail: bindlfamilychiropractic@

Dr. Donna (Frederick) Cray, ’06, Muncie, Ind., was married to Frederick Cray, on April 23, 2011. Phone: (765) 286-9020, e-mail: dr_donna@

Dr. Jamie Marshall, ’09, Magnolia, Texas, opened Quality of Life Chiropractic in Magnolia, Texas, on March 1, 2012.


Dr. Timothy Fetter, ’11, Greensburg, Pa., opened Trifecta Chiropractic and Wellness Center, LLC, on Jan. 23, 2012. Phone: (724) 832-6700, e-mail:

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