Dr. Bill Moreau plus other Olympic alumni

Dr. Bill Moreau plus other Olympic alumni

Spring/Summer 2016

alumni news

Advancing the Profession: One step at a time

Dr. McAllister (third from right) and Dr. Theresa Whitney, faculty adviser to the F4CP student chapter (far left), with students at the San Jose campus.
Dr. Whitney and Dr. McAllister posing with 4 students

At each stage of her two-decade career, Sherry McAllister, D.C., CCSP®, San Jose ’96, has distinguished herself time and again by demonstrating a dedicated spirit and willingness to go the extra mile to promote Palmer College and advance the chiropractic profession.

While completing her studies at Palmer’s San Jose campus, Dr. McAllister served as Associated Student Government president. She has helped direct the San Jose campus continuing education and 13th Quarter field-training programs, and continues to represent her chiropractic alma mater at various Palmer alumni events.

Dr. McAllister recently became an even greater ambassador for the chiropractic profession when she was appointed executive vice president of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP).

She’s also a competitive triathlete. She’s always on the go—and that includes maintaining a part-time practice in San Jose while raising two sons with her husband, Don.

In addition to having a positive impact on the quality of life for the patients she serves in her practice (which last year received a “Best of San Jose” award), Dr. McAllister derives great pride in helping others enjoy the health benefits of chiropractic care. She advances the profession through her various roles as guest-speaker, Palmer alumni ambassador and F4CP executive vice president.

“Nothing feels better than when you have a patient tell you, ‘I had no idea I could feel this good again,’” she says. In her role as F4CP executive vice president she handles media relations, building relationships with corporate sponsors, and building resources and opportunities for D.C.s.

“I also enjoy meeting with alumni at Homecoming and at state and provincial meetings. They provide opportunities to share the exciting developments at Palmer, and show how alumni can help build a healthy future for chiropractic through similar service to the College and the profession,” she adds.

Dr. McAllister’s reflections of the past 20 years are filled with many pleasant memories and Palmer Proud moments. “I can sum up the past two decades in one word: blessed!” she says. “The patients, alumni, students and faculty I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with have brought tremendous joy to my life—and I’m confident the next 20 years will be even better!”

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