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Dr. Bill Moreau plus other Olympic alumni

Dr. Bill Moreau plus other Olympic alumni

Spring/Summer 2016

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San Jose alumna’s mission of care touches many

Dr. Tammi Clark (kneeling at right next to man in white) with other providers in the T.R.U.S.T. Program health fair. Dr. Nick Grant is left of Dr. Clark
group of providers posing outside of California State Prison sign

As a full-time member of the San Jose campus faculty and a doctor with a part-time practice, Tammi Clark, D.C., San Jose ’94, embodies the healing power that comes from the relational element of health care. She has traveled the world to make a difference in the quality of life for the disenfranchised and disheartened.

Dr. Clark has ventured to Fiji, India, Laos and Mexico to provide chiropractic care for those most in need. To facilitate this type of care worldwide, she and Nick Grant, D.C., San Jose ’14, recently initiated a non-profit venture called Global Outreach Healthcare Initiative.

For the past four years, Dr. Clark also has participated in a special program enabling her to join other health-care practitioners and take chiropractic care to a truly unique patient population— at San Quentin State Prison. The T.R.U.S.T. Program health fair is organized by the Alameda County Health Department, and inmates must demonstrate good behavior for the entire year in order to participate.

Dr. Clark understands how some people may feel incarcerated individuals don’t deserve any special treatments. “I went there the first time with an open heart and open hands,” she says. “And, from the experience, I’ve come to realize, more than ever, that the human experience is so much more complex than I could ever hope to truly comprehend—and while I’m there, they are simply my patients.”

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