Dr. J. Calvin Wenger, ’56, Manheim , Pa., previous
chairman of the Board and resident of Pleasant
View Retirement Community, was honored with
the LeadingAge PA 2013 Trustee of the Year Award.
Dr. Wenger received the award on April 25, 2013,
during a Life of Service Gala held in his honor at
Pleasant View. The Trustee of the Year Award is
given to voluntary leaders who have demonstrated
a significant contribution by enriching the lives
and well-being of seniors, displayed a personal
commitment to the life of the organization and
provided outstanding leadership to the organization
and the community at large.
A Manheim native, Dr. Wenger dedicated his professional
career to the health and wellness of the
Lancaster community through his chiropractic
practice. His father, Dr. S.G. Wenger, founded the
Wenger Chiropractic Groups in 1938, with Dr.
Calvin joining the practice in 1956. With more than
100 years of combined experience, they have
treated six generations of patients.
Dr. Douglas Valentine, ’67, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
retired in July 2013 after 45 years of practice.
Dr. Valentine graduated magna cum laude as
class co-salutatorian. He was a chiropractic consultant
for D.C.s for two years nationwide and has
successfully testified on behalf of D.C.s being
sued for malpractice. Phone: (319) 366-4118,
Dr. Tim Maack, ’72, Lincoln, Neb., celebrated 40
years in practice and is still enjoying it. Phone:
(402) 483-6633, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. K.S.J. Murkowski, ’72, Jackson, Mich., welcomed
Dr. K.S.J. (Duke) Murkowski II, Davenport ’12, to
Northwest Chiropractic Life Center (NCLC) in
Jackson. Dr. Duke Murkowski II is now NCLC
Department Head of Lab-Disc Decompression-
Rehab and Sports Injury. His father, Dr. K.S.J.
Murkowski, was recently elected vice president of
the Michigan Association of Chiropractors-District
4 and just received his 100-hour certification in
acupuncture. He’s obtaining a Fellowship in
Acupuncture (200 hours) and is participating in
Palmer’s CCSP certification program this fall.
Additionally, Dr. Murkowski has written a new book,
“W.A.D.S. II (Whiplash Associated Disorder
Syndromes and Subluxations”). He also unveiled
his new “Navigating the Medicare Mine Field
Seminar,” which helps prevent federal audits
and shows D.C.s and C.A.s the importance of
compliance. Dr. Murkowski was the ACA/ICA
Chairman of ICD-10-CM to the World Health
Organization and represented chiropractic to the
United Nations. He is a speaker for Foot Levelers
at various chiropractic state conventions.
Dr. Lonnie Jackson, ’74, Johnson City, Tenn., received
the Keith D. Bailey Chiropractic Service Award from
the Tennessee Chiropractic Association, for his “outstanding
and notable service toward the benefit of
the chiropractic profession in Tennessee.”
Dr. Roland Behemier, ’76, Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada, has retired and works for a charitable
foundation called Chiropractic for the World
Foundation. Dr. Behemier is the vice president.
The foundation’s mandate is to bring chiropractic
to third-world countries. Email: email@example.com.
Dr. Frederick G. Bianchi, ’76, Chowchilla, Calif.,
has been practicing for 34 years in California.
He does in-home visits and is part of the band
and road staff of The Eagles. Phone: (209) 617-
Dr. John (Jack) Cabral, ’76, is a lawyer in
Birmingham, Ala. Email: JECabral@aol.com.
Dr. James Hamtak, ’76, Carson City, Nev., has a
new granddaughter, Lily Paige Hamtak. Phone:
(775) 883-3113, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Neville Dugmore, ’77, Walmer, Port Elizabeth,
South Africa, is happy and proud to have four
children who are chiropractors and one who is a
chiropractic student. Phone: 041 581 1177, email:
Dr. Carmel Ann Mania, ’78, Bergenfield, N.J., was
awarded the Teal Heart award on June 5, 2013, at
the Northeast Region chapter of the New Jersey
Association of Women Business Owners for her
outstanding service to the organization. Email:
Dr. Linda Powers, ’78, Reno, Nev., opened Tahoe
City Chiropractic in Tahoe City, Calif. Phone:
(530) 518-9337, email: email@example.com.
Dr. Bruce Turino, ’78, Ishpeming, Mich., is excited
about the birth of his first grandson, Shiloh Stone
Turino, son of Brandon Turino, ’07. Phone: (906)
486-6901, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Don Cole, ’79, was recently elected to the
Tennessee Chiropractic Association as the
association’s District IX Director representing
the physicians of Fayette, Shelby and Tipton
counties on its board of directors.
Dr. Jim Larsen, ’79, retired and sold his practice in
Petaluma, Calif., to Dr. David Donaldson, ’83.
Dr. David Dyson, ’80, Durban, KZN, South Africa,
has been married to his wife, Cheryl, for more
than 30 years. They have two children, Candace
and Scott. Dr. Dyson is still in practice. Phone:
031 469 4192, email: email@example.com.
Dr. Susan Welsh, ’80, Tampa, Fla., was named
an honorary base commander at MacDill Air Force
Base. Phone: (813) 862-2489, email: drwelsh@
Dr. Efstathios Papadopoulos, ’81, Nicosia, Cyrpus, is
the current president of the Eastern Mediterranean
and Middle Eastern Chiropractic Foundation
(EMMECF). Dr. Papadopoulos served as the
president of the WFC from 2008-2010. Phone:
+357 22 318 676.
Dr. Brian Arnold, ’82, St. Clair Shores, Mich.,
recently celebrated 30 years of successful
practice. Phone: (586) 296-0991, email:
Dr. Hossein Hamadanchi, ’82, is excited about
the birth of his second grandson, Kason. Phone:
(269) 983-2221, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. John Neill, ’82, Montgomery, Ala., became
certified in COX distraction decompression
technique. Phone: (334) 265-4800, email:
Dr. Scott R. Corbin, ’84, was recently selected as
Chiropractor of the Year 2013 in Benicia, Calif. In
addition to maintaining an active private practice,
Dr. Corbin teaches the Sport Med Class at Benicia
High School. Email: email@example.com.
Dr. Paul Gerald DeMeritt, ’84, Owosso, Mich., is
proud to announce his son is a doctor of optometry
in Owosso. Phone: (989) 725-5210, email:
Dr. Darl Albrecht, ’85, Otsego, Mich., is proud
his son, Tyler, graduated from Palmer’s Florida
Campus. His son, Seth, started at Palmer’s
Davenport Campus this summer. Phone: (269)
694-9956, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Kurt Titze, ’85, Lansing, Mich., was appointed
by the governor to the state of Michigan Workers
Compensation Advisory Committee. Phone: (517)
394-3353, email: email@example.com.
Dr. James Carey, ’86, Sheboygan, Wis., published
a novel, “Echos from Home.” The book is available
from amazon.com or Dr. Carey. Dr. Carey has
been in practice for more than 20 years. Email:
Dr. Robert Kaplan, ’86, Plantation, Fla., has
authored three books on medical billing and
coding, “The Health Care Revenue Cycle,” an
accompanying workbook and a manual on the
ICD-10, published by Finney Learning Systems.
His books can be viewed at www.therightway.com.
Dr. Phillip Maxwell, ’86, Decatur, Ala., is the 1st
vice president of the Alabama State Chiropractic
Dr. Sherri LaShomb, ’88, Lewiston, N.Y. was elected
president of the ACA Council on Sports Injuries
and Physical Fitness. Dr. LaShomb was also chosen
team chiropractor for the USA team for the Summer
World University Games in Kazan, Russia. Phone:
(716) 754-7400, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Kevin R. Barry, ’91, is saddened to announce
that his wife, Stephanie Barry, died on Dec. 21,
2012 after a two-year battle with stage IV colon
cancer. Email: email@example.com.
Dr. Stuart Bernsen, ’92, founder and CEO of Chiro
One Wellness Centers, reports that Chiro One
Wellness Centers has been included in Modern
Healthcare magazine’s “Healthcare’s Hottest”
companies for 2013 in the “physician group
practice” category. This list recognizes the industry’s
fastest-growing companies and organizations as
measured by revenue growth. Official rankings are
listed in the magazine’s Sept. 30, 2013, issue.
This is the first time any chiropractic physician
group has made the list.
Dr. Mark Romnno, ’93, Pontotoc, Miss., is the
chairman of the board for the Chiropractic Trust,
a national organization representing the nontherapeutic
model of chiropractic. Phone: (662)
489-3322, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Mitch Siegal, ’93, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.,
licensed his song “Save the World” to air on
MTV’s hit show, “Catfish.” To listen to the song
for free, go to www.mitchsiegal.com. Phone:
(561) 624-3003, email: email@example.com.
Dr. Daniel Spencer, ’95, is a chairman of the board
for the Michigan Association of Chiropractors
Congress of Chiropractic. Dr. Spencer also is the
District 2 director of the Congress of Chiropractic
State Associations. Phone: (517) 448-3791, email:
Dr. Scott Cuthbert, ’97, has published two
chiropractic textbooks, “Applied Kinesiology
Essentials: The Missing Link in Health Care” and
“Applied Kinesiology: Clinical Techniques for Lower
Body Dysfunctions, “ which bring the outcomes
and basic science research underlying applied
kinesiology chiropractic technique up to date.
These texts continue the series of textbooks
begun by David S. Walther, ’59. Another textbook,
“Applied Kinesiology: Clinical Techniques for Upper
Body Dysfunctions,” is being developed.
Dr. Jeffrey Rub, ’97, and his wife Jana, ’97, Norfolk,
Neb., became grandparents for the second time in
June 2013. They also celebrated their 13th year in
practice at their current location in June 2013.
Dr. Ryan Bemis, ’98, opened a new chiropractic
office, Bemis Wilderman Chiropractic, with Dr.
Chris Wilderman, ’97, at 230 Regional Drive, Alton,
IL 62002. Phone: (618) 433-9333, email: frbemis@
Dr. David Haataja, ’98, Traverse City, Mich., will
open a new clinic soon. Email: dochaataja@
Dr. Victoria Ketch, ’04, recently opened Custom
Chiropractic at 18514 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Lutz, FL
33548. Phone: (813) 313-0500, email: drketch@
Dr. Brandon White, ’04, Traverse City, Mich., had
his first baby, a girl, Skyler Marie, on Dec. 22,
2012. Phone: (231) 933-0069, email: docbwhite@
Dr. Melissa (Bornemann) Osborn, ’06, Brighton,
Mich., was married in 2006. Dr. Osborn and her
husband have three children, Ava, and twins Alex
and Gabe. Phone: (810) 588-6314.
Dr. Mike LaBounty, ’06, recently opened a new
office, LaBounty Family Chiropractic, in Ankeny,
Iowa. Dr. LaBounty and his wife have three children.
Phone: (515) 965-8580, email: drmikelabounty@
Dr. Crystal Morse, ’06, had a son, Braydan James,
on March 14, 2013. Phone: (309) 923-7465, email:
Dr. Lisa Smith, ’06, married James Ver Meulen on
Nov. 11, 2011. They had a son, Tytus James, on
Sept. 30, 2012. Dr. Lisa moved her practice,
Grand Rapids Spine & Posture, into their home,
a one-acre farm at 4535 3 Mile Rd., NE Grand
Rapids, MI 49525. They are expecting their second
child in February 2014. Phone: (616) 551-5433,
Dr. Kara Timm, ’06, and her husband, John,
Rockvale, Tenn., had a son, Chase Edward, on
April 23, 2013. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Kristin Vike-Steinich, ’06, Mt. Horeb, Wis.,
opened a new office at 1317 E. Main St.,
Stoughton, WI 53589. Dr. Vike-Steinich had
her fourth child, Jaxson Dale, on June 22, 2013.
Phone: (608) 576-3093, email: KrKristin@
Dr. Rebecca Gennero, ’07, Sterling Hights, Mich.,
had a son, Bennett, on July 11, 2012. Phone: (586)
264-4700, email: email@example.com.
Dr. Daniel Iliff, ’07, St. Joseph, Mich., opened a
new office in June 2012. Phone: (269) 983-1800,
Dr. Julie D. Stubrud, ’07, Ocala, Fla., has been
appointed an adjunct instructor at Rasmussen
College, where she teaches Structure and Function
of the Human Body. Phone: (352) 732-2745, email:
Dr. Yasmeen Khan, ’08, opened Khan Family
Chiropractic in Redding, Calif., Phone: (530)
683-5426, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Tara Stateler, ’08, and her husband, Mark,
had a son, Jax Douglas, on Dec. 8, 2012. They
have two other children, Bo and Calla. Dr. Stateler
joined Luedtke-Storm-Mackey Chiropractic Clinic
in New Glarus, Wis., in June 2013. Email:
Dr. Meaghan Murkowski-Clemmons, ’09, is opening
her new office, Natural Health Chiropractic and
Wellness, in Naperville, Ill.
Dr. Min Shin, ’12, North Platte, Neb., was interviewed
in February 2013 for an article in the North
Platte Telegraph newspaper, as well as for a local
television newscast, about the hula dance classes
he began teaching in March at the North Platte
Dr. Joe O’Tool, ’12, opened Lifestream Chiropractic
with an open house and ribbon-cutting on Sept.
24, 2013. The new practice is located at 1830 SE
Princeton Dr., Ste. D, Grimes, Iowa. Email: drjoe@