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Spring/Summer 2015

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Dr. Kurt Malmberg,’50, Stockholm, Sweden, has retired from practice.

Dr. David Mayer, ’57, Clearwater, Fla., received the Florida Chiropractic Society (FCS) 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Mayer was a founding member of the FCS in 1965. Phone: (727) 446-6242, email:


Dr. Peter Trichardt, ’64, reminisced about his once-in-a-lifetime experience adjusting Ernie Banks following the famous Chicago Cubs’ player’s death in 2014: “In 2000, Dr. Daryl Davis (Davenport ’95) invited me to a golf outing at Willow Crest Golf Club in Oak Brook. At one of the holes, ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks was signing autographs. As we talked, he asked me what I do. When I told him I was a chiropractor, he asked for an adjustment. Of course I said ‘yes,’ so with him on his back on a golf cart, I adjusted my most famous neck. Although he graciously thanked me, I’m thankful for the unique experience and memory.” Email:

Dr. Gary Wooden, ’64, received an award from the British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) at their November 2014 conference recognizing his 50 years in practice. During the BCCA conference, Dr. Wooden also met up with Dr. Dwayne Hackett, Davenport ’96, whom he had referred as a Palmer student years ago.


Dr. Joe Ashton, ’75, Canon City, Colo., retired on Dec. 18, 2014 after 34 years in practice. Phone: (719) 275-9720.

Dr. Vernon Temple, ’77, Bellows Falls, Va., was presented with the Chiropractor of the Year Award from the Vermont Chiropractic Association. Phone: (802) 463-9522.

Dr. Sigfried Zierath, ’77, Kaslo, B.C., Canada, is retiring after 37 years of full-time practice and moving to Kootenay Lake, B.C., with his wife, Lois. Dr. Zierath plans to work part-time, fish part-time and have fun with his 10 grandchildren. Email:

Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania, ’78, Bergenfield, N.J., is the co-author of the book, “Being Well Within: From Distressed to De- Stressed.” Phone: (201) 525-0707, email:

Dr. Steve Barnett, ’79, was named the Georgia Chiropractic Association’s Chiropractor of the Year during the association’s 102nd Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show in October 2014. Phone: (404) 501-1000, email:


Dr. Scott Null, ’80, Independence, Kan., has served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Chiropractic Association for more than 20 years. Phone: (620) 331-1520, email:

Dr. Marcia Segura, ’80, Fort Thomas, Ky., is on staff with BGI Seminars. She is the past president of the Kentucky Association of Chiropractors. Phone: (859) 441-6058, email: drmarcia

Dr. Ken Muhich, ’86, has written a book titled “Fibromyalgia: Falsehoods, Fakers, and Facts.” He has treated patients with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions for more than 20 years. For more information about his practice and book, visit

Dr. Gregory Johnson, ’81, Houston, Texas, has been a TCA liaison to the Texas Workers Comp Commission for 10 years. He owns and operates Select Success Seminars for license renewal in all 50 states. Phone: (281) 405-2611, email:

Dr. Greg Bermeister, ’87, Eagle Grove, Iowa, retired after 27 years of practice in January 2015. Dr. Bermeister has a new address in Clive, Iowa. Phone: (515) 448-3387, email:

Dr. Reggie Clifton, ’87, Okinawa, Japan, is one of three chiropractors working overseas for the DoD and is opening the first chiropractic clinic in the Pacific at the USNH in Okinawa, Japan.

Dr. John Giovanelli, ’88, Fayetteville, Ga., is practicing at Pinewood Atlanta Studios on the Production Centre. Phone: (770) 487-1228, email:

Dr. John Crawford, ’89, Ringgold, Ga., is a commissioner for the Catoosa Utility District Authority. Phone: (706) 891-1011.


Dr. Douglas Cavanaugh, ’90, Viscovo, Croatia, has a chiropractic clinic in Viscovo and has written a book called “Into Hell’s Fire,” which he calls “a novel of espionage set in Bosnia and Croatia in 1992.” Website:, email: crochiro@

Dr. John Klinginsmith, ’90, Kearney, Neb., is the team chiropractor for the University of Nebraska at Kearney Athletics. Phone: (308) 234-4940, email:

Dr. Kevin Ross, ’91, Tempe, Ariz., and his son, Taylor, have started a business, BellyBabyBreast, selling affordable pregnancy pillows for women to lay tummy-down during pregnancy. The pillow can also be used in chiropractic offices. Phone: (480) 730-7950, email: dross@recharge

Dr. Ronald Adams, ’92, Jackson, Mich., experienced the loss of his wife of 25 years, Denise Adams, who unexpectedly passed away on Nov. 19, 2014. Denise was the job placement coordinator for the school of chiropractic technology from 1990- 92. She traveled the country recruiting the interest of chiropractors to help place C.T.s. Email:

Dr. Lea Cornish, ’93, Yorkville, Ill., received a diplomate in pediatrics and pregnancy from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Phone: (630) 385-6200, email: lacornish

Dr. Dan Spencer, ’95, was elected as second vice-president of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) at their annual convention on Nov. 8, 2014 in New Orleans, La. Dr. Spencer is the owner of the Contact for Health Chiropractic Centers in Hudson and Reading, Mich., and serves as a member of the Hillsdale Community Health Center physician staff. He also serves as chairman of the board of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. Phone: (316) 613-3386, email: drdan@


Dr. Carrie Oberster, ’00, opened a new office, Oberster Chiropractic, at 5008 N. Henry Blvd., Stockbridge, GA 30281 in April 2014 Dr. Oberster also has a practice in London. Phone: (770) 506-7788.

Dr. Vanda Corbett, ’04, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is excited to announce her election as president of the Emirate Chiropractic Association for a two-year term. Phone: +971567447398, email:

Dr. Jason Farmer, ’06, West Columbia, S.C., has started three chiropractic offices. Dr. Farmer also started Healthcare Financial Consultants, a business analysis consulting firm for chiropractors. Phone: (803) 244-9212, email:

Dr. Megan Silvia, ’07, Fall River, Mass., has moved her practice, Silvia Family Chiropractic, to 222 Milliken Blvd., Fall River, MA 02721. Phone: (508) 676-7700, email: dr.silvia@silviafamily

Dr. Jay Breitlow, ’08, Longmont, Colo., is the author of “Love, Not Guns.” Dr. Breitlow is an associate coach and consultant at Full Circle Coaching and a writer and teacher on love, universal principles and parenting values at Phone: (303) 776-6767, email:


Dr. Danielle Hommer, ’11, Ankeny, Iowa, is the only certified female Active Release Technique provider in the Des Moines metro area. Phone: (515) 964-8547, email: daniellehommerdc@

Dr. Lindsay Mumma, ’11, Raleigh, N.C., opened Triangle Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center at 6060A Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609. Phone: (919) 792-8682, email: lindsay

Dr. Christopher Bassler, ’12, Burlington, Iowa, joined Dr. Amy Clem, ’09, as an associate chiropractor at her office located at 3030 Flint Hills Drive, Burlington, IA 52601. The clinic offers chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, cold laser, vitamin D light therapy, nutritional and detoxification services, as well as weight loss services and features an attached yoga studio. Phone: (319) 754-1400, email:

Dr. Chris LoRang, ’13, Des Moines, Iowa, was presented with the “2014 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award” by the Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce in February 2015. He opened Capital Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center in Des Moines in 2013, and was named “2013 Business of the Year” by the chamber last year.

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