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Fall 2007

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Dr. Ralph Schramm, ’64, Guthrie Center, Iowa, retired from practice on April 30. Dr. Andy Allen, ’04, took over effective May 1. Phone: (641) 747-8247, e-mail:

Robert A. “Buzz” Peterson, ’65, Norton, Kan., was recently appointed by the Norton County Commissioners to serve on the board of directors of the Norton County Hospital for four years. Phone: (785) 877-3263, e-mail:


Dr. Jerry Gerrard, ’72, Mesa, Ariz., moved his practice in December 2006 after selling the building in which he’d practiced since November 1978. He is currently the District 16 governor of the American Chiropractic Association Board of Governors. Phone: (480) 834-7992, e-mail:

Dr. Bonnie May, ’74, Colorado Springs, Colo., published her first book “First, Heal the Children” which can be ordered at Phone: (719) 444-0700, e-mail:

Dr. Arthur G. Lensgraf, ’76, Nashville, Tenn., and wife Joan, had their first granddaughter, Isabella Nicole Willits, on April 25, 2007. Phone: (615) 383-5575, e-mail:

Dr. John Maltby

Dr. John Maltby, ’77, Blythe, Calif., was named the 2007 Chiropractor of the Year by the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) at its 81st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 28. Dr. Maltby is currently in his second two-year term as president of the ICA.

Dr. Daniel Gentner, ’78, Cadillac, Mich., opened a second part-time office in Okemos, Mich. Phone: (231) 775-6381.


Dr. Bruce Blakely, ’80, San Diego, Calif., and his wife, Pamela, had a daughter, Destiny, on Jan. 21, 2007. Phone: (619) 281-1999, e-mail:

Dr. Michael Shanks, ’80, Nixa, Mo., recently opened Nixa Family Chiropractic. Phone: (417) 725-8550, e-mail:

Dr. William Cox, ’82, Odessa, Texas, and his wife, Deb, just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Phone: (432) 550-2830, e-mail: drcox@

Dr. Brian Reilly, ’82, Hot Springs, Ark., was voted the best chiropractor by the Hot Springs Sentinel Record Readers Choice Awards 2007. This is also his 14th year as a President’s Club member. Phone: (501) 321-2225, e-mail: drbrainreilly@

Dr. Richard Vahl, ’82, San Diego, Calif., has been selected in the 11th edition of “Who’s Who among America’s Top Teachers, 2006-2007.” He is currently an adjunct emeritus professor in Health Science at several educational institutions. Phone: (619) 795-6477, e-mail:

Dr. Maurice Cyr, ’83, Rutland, Vt., has been voted the best chiropractor in her area for the seventh year in a row and was admitted as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic. Phone: (802) 775-6961, e-mail:

Dr. Daniel Robb, ’83, Monona, Wis., was recently a featured speaker at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wis., where he discussed chiropractic with patients who have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), their families and support staff. Phone: (608) 222-7731, e-mail:

Dr. Patricia Bender, ’84, recently opened a new office at 10198 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215. Phone: (513) 772-9065, e-mail: drbenderf@

Dr. Willa Duree, ’85, Shawnee, Okla., has sold his California practice after 20 years. In November 2004, he became certified in animal chiropractic, and is a member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Phone: (405) 275-6363, e-mail:

Dr. William Easley, ’85, Columbus, Ohio, received his doctorate in chiropathy from Romano Byzantine College, Fairfax, Va., in January 2005.

Dr. Ronald Short, ’85, recently bought the practice of Dr. Dan Mefford, ’76. The practice is located in Pittsfield, Ill. Phone: (217) 285-5641.

Dr. Kurt Titze, ’85, Lansing, Mich., started a second practice at Gilead Healing Center in Lansing. The center is the first of its kind in that it is affiliated with the Mount Hope Assembly of God Church and only holistic-minded practitioners work there. Phone: (517) 394-3353, e-mail: tytcchiro@

Dr. Timothy Warren, ’86, Warwick, R.I., is believed to have set a world record by giving a fellow Everest climber an adjustment at 21,500 feet in May 2007. Dr. Warren was able to reach an altitude of 24,000 feet himself before turning back due to a lung infection. Phone: (401) 738-6477, e-mail:

Dr. Thomas Donnelly, ’89, Wyoming, Mich., recently presented chiropractic to the people of Zambia, in southern Africa, via radio and TV. He also delivered care to 425 people and the country’s former attorney general. Phone: (616) 538-9880, e-mail:

Dr. Paul Ewert, ’89, New Hampton, Iowa, and his wife, Jennifer, had a son, Adam, on June 2, 2006. Phone: (641) 394-3039, e-mail:

Dr. George Freeland, ’89, Sparta, Mich., has been practicing at Ground Valley Health Center for two years and sits on the Ross Medical Schools Advisory Board. Phone: (616) 887-2400, e-mail:

Dr. Norbert Gallagher, ’89, Tulsa, Okla., had a son, Briggs Harrison, on Jan. 31, 2006. Phone: (918) 747-7463, e-mail:

Dr. Sherry Yale-Minion, ’89, has moved her office to 2035 Hogback Rd. Ste. 207, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Phone: (734) 477-5709, e-mail: dmacaa@


Dr. Frank Mandarino, ’91, Pasadena, Md., has opened his fourth office, located in the Bronx. His other three offices are in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y. Phone: (917) 750-5111, e-mail:

Dr. Camilla Ferguson, ’92, Beavercreek, Ohio, welcomes daughter Dr. Melanie Cook, ’06, to her practice. Melanie is the family’s fourth generation Palmer graduate. Phone: (937) 429-4445, e-mail:

Dr. Jon T. Saunders, ’92, Sioux Falls, S.D., moved from Sioux City, Iowa, to open Saunders Chiropractic and Decompression Center in January 2007 at 6001 S. Sharon Ave., Ste. 5, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Phone: (605) 977-0736, e-mail: saundersdc_drx@

Dr. Luigi DiRubba, ’93, Cheshire, Conn., and his wife, Anna Marie, had a son, Angelo Antonio, on Jan. 15, 2007. Phone: (203) 272-3239, e-mail:

Drs. Wendy Henrichs, ’93, and Scott Henrichs, ’93, Rhinelander, Wis., had a daughter, Abigale Nicole, in October 2002 and a son, Andrew, in February 2005. Dr. Wendy earned her Pediatric Diplomate in 2005 after being appointed to the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board in 2003. Phone: (715) 362-4852, e-mails: and

Dr. Tyler Nelson, ’93, Fayetteville, N.C., recently opened his sixth office with brother Dr. Garry Nelson, ’93. This year they were recognized by Up and Coming Magazine as Fayetteville’s number one chiropractors. Phone: (910) 964-2071, e-mail:

Dr. Kim Schmidt, ’93, Ft. Collins, Colo., and her husband, Carl, had a daughter, Eliana Rose, on Feb. 22, 2007. Phone: (970) 204-1391, e-mail:

Dr. Jeannie Allshouse Santoro, ’94, South Park, Pa., and her husband, Jeff, adopted a daughter, Jocelyn Alexis, in June 2007. Phone: (412) 381- 4422, e-mail:

Dr. Troy Brainard, ’94, Fremont, Neb., had his second son on April 16, 2007. Recently he celebrated his 10th year in office. Dr. Brainard runs a schoolto- career shadow program which has already recruited seven students interested in becoming chiropractors. Phone: (402) 727-8668, e-mail:

Dr. Michelle McCall, ’94, Princeton, Ill., married Greg Rowley on June 30, 2007. Phone: (815) 879- 0835, e-mail:

Dr. Sean Reif, ’94, Thornton, Colo., participated in the Run the Register skyscraper stair climb with 1,700 runners for the American Lung Association. Dr. Reif’s time for the 47 stories was 11:21. Phone: (303) 452-2678, e-mail:

Dr. Zoltan Fischer, ’95, Philadelphia, Pa., and his wife, Jeannie, had a daughter, Gabriella Jeanette, on Jan. 11, 2007. Phone: (215) 333-1915, e-mail:

Dr. Mark Meister, ’95, recently moved his practice, Meister Chiropractic, S.C., to 804 Liberty Blvd., Ste. 208, Sun Prairie, WI 53590. Phone: (608) 837-9114, e-mail:

Dr. Robin Jeffrey, ’98, Bowmanville, Ont., Canada, has owned and operated Bowmanville Chiropractic for the last eight years. She and her husband, Lance, had a son, Jack, in 2002, and a daughter, Rhys, in 2004. Phone: (905) 697-5932, e-mail:

Dr. Rodney Lefler, ’98, Neenah, Wash., has joined the Neuroscience Group of Northeast Wisconsin. The group comprises neurology, neurosurgery, physical medicine, anesthesiology/pain management and physical therapy. Phone: (920) 725-9373, e-mail:

Dr. David Otto, ’98, Orange Park, Fla., had a daughter, Kaitlyn Kristen, on June 28, 2007. Phone: (904) 272-6886, e-mail:

Dr. Lisa Provenza-Tabak, ’98, Canfield, Ohio, and her husband, John Tabak, Jr., gave birth to a son, Anthony John, on April 6, 2007. Phone: (330) 779- 0736, e-mail:

Dr. Lisa Sadowski-Reid, ’98, Franklin, Wis., and her husband, Dave, had a son, James Alan Reid, on Feb. 16, 2007. She was also nominated and became a finalist for the second time for Business of the Year by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. Phone: (414) 525-9895, e-mail:


Dr. Randal Boivin, ’00, Baldwinsville, N.Y., and wife, Stephanie, had a son, Drew Randal, on June 6, 2007. Phone: (315) 635-2333, e-mail:

Dr. Krista Bassett, ’01, Shelby Township, Mich., and her husband, Mark, had a son, Connor Andrew Bassett, on Nov. 15, 2006. Phone: (586) 781-6955, e-mail: Dr.

Dr. Brian Moravec, ’01, Escanaba, Mich., was recently elected chairman of the Downtown Development Authority Board. Phone: (906) 789- 5868, e-mail:

Dr. Michelle Stalter, ’01, Pittsburgh, Pa., graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine-Midwestern University on June 1, 2007. Phone: (480) 951-5386, e-mail:

Dr. Mark Wireman, ’01, Scottsdale, Ariz., recently opened a new practice. Phone: (480) 614-5560, e-mail:

Dr. Gillian Biggerstaff, ’03, Sioux City, Iowa, had a son, Caiden Michael, on March 29, 2005. Phone: (712) 276-4946, e-mail: DrGillian_wellness@

Dr. Masahiko Matsushita and Asako Watanabe

Masahiko Matsushita, D.C., L.C.P. (Hon.), ’03, married Asako Watanabe, C.T., ’07, on Sept. 18, 2007, in honor of Founder’s Day, which marks the first chiropractic adjustment ever given. Dr. Matsushita has been a member of the President’s Club since 2003. The couple reside in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Dr. Jason Stuckey, ’03, Janesville, Wis., and his wife had a son, Jameson Tye, on May 6, 2006. Phone: (608) 758-1700, e-mail: stuckeychiropractic@

Dr. Curt Buss, ’04, South Elgin, Ill., and his wife, Lisa, had a daughter, Alma Grace, on May 5, 2007. Phone: (847) 289-8282, e-mail: harmonychiro@

Dr. Stephanie Clark, ’04, Andalusia, Ill., opened her first clinic within three months of graduating. Phone: (309) 798-5555, e-mail: stephanieclarkchiro@

Dr. Marci Fish, ’04, Hudson, Iowa, and her husband, Paul, had a son, Gavin Johnstone, on June 29, 2007. Phone: (319) 988-9889, e-mail: drfish@

Dr. Andrea Grieser, ’04, had a son, Hudson Cash, on April 9, 2007.

Dr. Nicholas Helmich, ’04, Fairmont, Minn., and his wife, Anita, had a daughter, Ava Grace, on May 21, 2007. Phone: (507) 235-9462, e-mail:

Dr. Matthew Jessee, ’04, and Brandi Jessee, C.T., ’04, Wise, Va., had a daughter, Kathryn Jane, in January 2006. Phone: (276) 679-2311, e-mail:

Dr. Roma Mouw-Westra, ’04, Allen, Texas, and her husband, Kevin, had a son, Jude Thomas Westra, on August 7, 2006. Phone: (214) 662-5312, e-mail:

Dr. Tonya Westerbeke, ’04, Zeeland, Mich., opened a practice in August 2006 and was married on Sept. 2, 2006. Phone: (616) 748-0445, e-mail:

Dr. Jennifer Clark, ’05, Peoria, Ill., opened Clark Chiropractic Center, L.L.C. in March 2007. Phone: (309) 692-4704, e-mail:

Dr. Ann Marie Dahl, ’05, Madison, Wis., and husband, Alf-Harald, had a son, Thomas, in June 2006. Dr. Dahl also recently purchased a chiropractic practice. Phone: (608) 829-0074, e-mail:

Dr. Erika Grushon, ’05, Enon, Ohio, and her husband, Matthew, had a son, Isaac Theodore, on Dec. 6, 2005. Phone: (937) 864-0400, e-mail:

Dr. Nichole Herrick, ’05, Indianola, Iowa, and her husband, Tyrel, had a son, Nicholas, in 2006. Phone: (515) 962-2015, e-mail: chriopractictraditions@

Dr. Maryann Luxeder, ’05, Clinton, N.C., became an associate at Graybar Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center in August 2007. Phone: (724) 942-4444, e-mail:

Drs. Ashley Miller, ’05, and Chad Schwander, ’03, Jefferson, Iowa, were married on Oct. 14, 2006. They opened Jefferson Family Chiropractic on Oct. 23, 2006. Phone: (515) 386-3747, e-mail: jeffamchiro@

Dr. Nicole Palmer, ’05, Shelby Township, Mich., and her husband, Kirk, had a son, Brenden Michael, on April 11, 2006. E-mail: nlpalmer77@

Drs. Dana Farrell, ’06, and Greg Bindl, ’06, Rockford, Ill., were married Aug. 11, 2007, in St. John’s, Nfld., Canada. They both practice in Rockford. E-mails: danafarrell@hotmail. com and gregorybindl@

Dr. Erin Frankel-Jeansonne, ’06, Durango, Colo., had a son, Finley Mason, on Jan. 12, 2007. Phone: (970) 259-0773, e-mail: erinfrankeldc@

Drs. Jason King, ’06 and Jessica Melby, ’06, Manassas, Va., opened King Family Chiropractic and Health in March 2007. They were married on Sept. 29, 2007. Phone: (703) 365-2365, e-mail:

Dr. Lisa Shefchik, ’06, Green Bay, Wis., and her husband, Jeff, had a daughter, Peyton Rae, on Dec. 22, 2006. E-mail: shefchikchiropractic@

Dr. Mark Giebel, ’07, Mankato, Minn., married Kimberly on May 26, 2007. He recently opened Giebel Chiropractic, L.L.C. Phone: (507) 387- 8979, e-mail:

Dr. Christa Hubbard, ’07, Minot, N.D., recently completed the 300-hour Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology course at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. Phone: (701) 837-9355, e-mail:

Dr. Luke Willett, ’07, East Moline, Ill., married Janet Rose Maas of Quincy, Ill. on April 14, 2007. Phone: (309) 755-5351, e-mail: lukeawillett@

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