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Summer 2008

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Dr. Herman Thorstenson, ’48, and his wife, Jan, Gurnee, Ill., will soon celebrate their 60th year of marriage. Phone: (847) 782-5788.


Drs. Albertus Pretorius, ’58, and Magdalena Pretorius, ’59, Irene Glen, South Africa, continue to operate a practice. E-mail:

Dr. James Schimp

James Schimp, D.C., ’58, of Hartford, Wis., recently celebrated his 50th anniversary in chiropractic. Today he carries a full schedule, seeing patients three days a week in a career that he believes he was called to do. Phone: (262) 673-2341.


Dr. Ken Meyer, ’64, Davenport, Iowa, is retiring and selling his practice, North West Chiropractic, to Dr. Matthew Meyer, ’97. Phone: (563) 324-3817, e-mail:

Dr. Juan Ferry, ’68, Weymouth, Mass., recently celebrated his 40th year in practice and 65th birthday. His office is located at 440 Washington St., Weymouth, MA 02188.


Dr. John (Doug) Reeder, ’72, Lewiston, Maine, welcomed his son, Dr. Patrick Douglas Reeder, ’08, into practice with him. Dr. Patrick Reeder was presented his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree by his father and uncle, Dr. James Reeder, ’68. Phone: (207) 784- 7164, e-mail:

Dr. Bonnie May holding plaque with Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Bonnie May, D.C., ’74, was named the 2007 Woman Chiropractor of the Year by the World Congress of Women Chiropractors on Feb. 9 at the Parker Seminar in Las Vegas. She received the award for her 31 years in service and her book, “First, Heal the Children.” Dr. May is seen here with Parker College President Fabrizio Mancini, D.C.

Dr. Thomas Sawyer, ’75, built and opened a new office at 255 Sterkel Blvd., Mansfield, OH 44907 in Nov. 2007. Phone: (419) 524-4681, e-mail:

Dr. Ralph Du Mouchel, ’77, relocated his office to a new location in Concord, Calif., in 2005. Dr. Du Mouchel recently completed his doctorate in Addictionology. He is believed to be the only D.C. in northern California to perform drug and alcohol treatment. Phone: (925) 798-6300.

Dr. Vincent Erario, ’79, Atlanta, Ga., retired from practice in January 2007 due to a disability. He is now the quality assurance officer at Life University Clinic System in Marietta, Ga. Phone: (678) 264- 8808, e-mail:


Dr. Teresa Kleindolph Theobald, ’80, and her husband John, Wapello, Iowa, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 28, 2007. Phone: (319) 523-4515, e-mail:

Dr. Bill Puglisi, ’82, Totowa, N.J., recently released his new book, “Finally, the TRUTH About HEALTH.” In it, he addresses common healthcare myths and lists five keys to health to increase resistance to disease. The book is available at bookstores or by e-mailing him. Phone: (973) 890-0360, e-mail: elitewellness@

Dr. Drew Ackerman, ’85, has moved his practice to 114 Ryerson Road, Warwick, NY 10990. Phone: (845) 986-3322, e-mail:

Dr. Willa Duree, ’85, Shawnee, Okla., sold her California office in 2007 after 20 years in practice. A member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, in March 2008 she was the animal chiropractor at the National Agility Trials in Tulsa, Okla. Phone: (405) 275-6363, e-mail: dureedc@

Drs. Kevin Fogarty, ’85, Rockledge, Fla., and Michael Shreeve, ’74, Port Orange, Fla., wrote a retrospective case report titled “Reduction of Idiopathic Scoliosis in a 10-year-old Patient After 13 Months of Chiropractic Care: A Case Study,” which was presented in April at the ICA Conference and Research Symposium on Chiropractic Pediatrics in Gold Coast, Australia. The case report was published in the peer-review conference proceedings. Dr. Fogarty, phone: (321) 636-5200, e-mail:, Dr. Shreeve, phone: (386) 763-2715, e-mail:

Dr. Paul Dickerson, ’86, Phoenix, Ariz., was appointed acting chairman of the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology. Phone: (602) 235-9558, e-mail:

Dr. Frank Polverino, ’87, has been working in an integrated osteopathic/chiropractic clinic in northern New Jersey for the past two years. E-mail:

Dr. Ritch Miller, ’88, Omaha, Neb., was recently named the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) 2007 Delegate of the Year during the ACA’s annual business meeting. He also has been appointed to the White House Conference on Aging, which makes recommendations to the President and Congress to help guide national aging policies. Phone: (402) 345-7500, e-mail: downtownchiro1@

Dr. Lisa Royer, ’88, Marion, Iowa, opened Family Chiropractic Wellness Center at 3150 E. Ave., NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405. Phone: (319) 390-2970, e-mail:

Dr. Richard Theobald, ’88, has relocated his office to Edmond, Okla. after 20 years of practice in San Diego, Calif. to be closer to family. Phone: (405) 340-0007, e-mail:


Dr. Lawrence Bennett, ’92, Lititz, Pa., and his wife, had a daughter, Ashton Tabitha, on Dec. 28, 2007. E-mail:

Dr. Kathleen Kennedy-Doohen, ’92, and her husband, Stephen, Ankeny, Iowa, had a son, Connor Kennedy, on Feb. 8, 2008. Phone: (515) 965-3939, e-mail:

Dr. Heather Dehn, ’94, and Mike Morris, Sacramento, Calif., were married on Sept. 22, 2007. Phone: (916) 488-0202, e-mail:

Dr. Garrett Herring, ’95, Milford, Del., had a son, Wyatt Christopher, on Dec. 19, 2007. E-mail:

Dr. Brian Novak, ’95, and his wife, Kristen, Harrison City, Pa., had a daughter, Jillian Jaye, on April 8, 2008. Phone: (724) 744-1031, e-mail: bk.novak@

Dr. Wes Sheader, ’96, Grand Junction, Colo., and his wife, Dorothy, had a son, Joshua Eugene, on Feb. 3, 2008. Phone: (970) 254-2954, e-mail: drsheader@

Dr. Donald MacDonald, ’97, Edmonton, Alta., Canada, has become president of the Edmonton Chiropractic Society. E-mail:

Dr. David Lawson, ’98, Seattle, Wash., had a daughter, Isabella Grace, on Jan. 21, 2008. E-mail:

Dr. Anna Leonard, ’98, and her husband, Casey Eddy, had a son, Quaid Ethan, on Oct. 29, 2007. Phone: (641) 322-4895, e-mail: cfc98@

Dr. Paul McGee, ’98, recently moved his practice, McGee Family Chiropractic, to 52 Crest Ave., Ste. 6, Winthrop, MA. Phone: (617) 846-4553, e-mail:

Dr. Kenneth Stopa, ’98, Northville, Mich., nominated his mother, Karen Stopa, for consideration as the Michigan Association of Chiropractors’ (MAC) Chiropractic Assistant of the Year at a MAC convention this winter. She won the honor. Phone: (248) 735-9800, e-mail:

Dr. James Ver Voort, ’98, Kaukauna,Wis., and his wife, Susan, had a son, Maxwell, on Oct. 8, 2007. E-mail:

Dr. Roger Yaremko, ’98, Edmonton, Alta., Canada, was elected for a second term to the town council of Mundare, Alta. Phone: (780) 426-6349, e-mail:

Dr. Amie Bailey, ’99, and her husband, Ron, Greencastle, Ind., had a daughter, Harper Margeret, on Oct. 28, 2007. E-mail:

Dr. Chad Barber, ’99, Hempstead, Texas, had a daughter, Payten Kay, on June 27, 2007. E-mail:

Dr. Joel Carr, ’99, Williamsburg, Iowa, and his wife, Julie, had a daughter, Abby Jane, in May 2007. Dr. Carr currently operates both Williamsburg Chiropractic Clinic and Victor Chiropractic Clinic. Phone: (319) 668-2866, e-mail:


Dr. Michelle Barber, ’00, accepted a position as assistant professor and is working as a faculty clinician in the Campus Health Center on Palmer’s Davenport Campus. Phone: (563) 884-5106, e-mail:

Dr. Brett Hoeft, ’00, and his wife, Michelle, Verona, Wis., had a daughter, Natalie Noelle, on Dec. 11, 2007. Dr. Hoeft was also named a partner on Jan 1, 2008, at Luedtke-Storm-Mackey Chiropractic Clinics. Phone: (608) 848-4227, e-mail:

Dr. Troy Ludwig, ’00, and his wife, Jennifer, Kenosha, Wis., had a son, Jacob, on June 29, 2006. E-mail:

Dr. Keith Messamore, ’00, and his wife, Misty, had a daughter, Avery Lynn, on Dec. 14, 2007. Phone: (269) 978-4325, e-mail:

Dr. Kimberly Allen, ’01, Wilson, N.C., recently became certified as a pediatric specialist in the state of North Carolina. Phone: (252) 237-2166, e-mail:

Dr. Katherine L. Wiebe, 01, Essex Junction, Vt., is on the Vermont Chiropractic Association Executive Committee. Phone: (802) 878-4946, e-mail:

Dr. Kerry Wiebe, ’01, Essex Junction, Vt., is the team physician for the Green Mountain Glades Junior Hockey team. Dr. Wiebe is also the assistant coach for the Burlington Rugby team. Phone: (802) 878-4946, e-mail:

Dr. Bradley Burt, ’02, Walcott, Iowa, was named president of the Iowa Chiropractic Society in March 2008. Phone: (563) 284-6927, e-mail:

Dr. James Steveson Jr., ’02, Jonesville, Mich., and his wife, Angela, had a daughter, Ayvah Lillian, on June 12, 2007. Dr. Stevenson also recently celebrated four years in business at his practice, Chiropractic Health Clinic of Jonesville. Phone: (517) 849-7230, e-mail:

Dr. Timothy Wilbanks, ’02, and his wife Sarah, Washington, Iowa, had a son, Harrison, on Jan. 19, 2008. E-mail:

Dr. Tyler McClimon, ’03, Birdsboro, Pa., opened McClimon Chiropractic in June 2006. Dr. McClimon and his wife, Tara, had a son, Corey Robert, on April 16, 2007. Phone: (610) 582-4400, e-mail:

Dr. Melanie (Snow) Waskevich, ’03, Midland, Mich., and her husband, Joe, had a son, Jack Louis, on March 8, 2008. Phone: (989) 662-7285, e-mail:

Dr. Tyson Carter, ’04, opened Carter Family Chiropractic at 4425 E. Agave Rd., Ste. 104, Phoenix, AZ 85044 in Sept. 2007. Phone: (480) 619-4788, e-mail:

Dr. Michael Hanlon, ’04, opened Lifestyle Family Chiropractic in McMurray, Pa., on April 1, 2008. Phone: (724) 969-0800, website: www.

Drs. Kami Rathburn Mahony, ’04, and Orion Mahony, ’05, Eastsound, Wash., had a son, Jiles Ryland, on Dec. 18, 2007. Phone: (360) 376-5575, e-mail:

Dr. Trent Maly, ’04, and his wife, Tiffany, Lincoln, Neb., had a son, Malachi Trenton, on Dec. 2, 2007. Phone: (402) 483-6633, e-mail: drmaly@

Dr. Jessica Rose Peters, ’04, is the co-founder of Heart of Wellness: Healing Arts Center. Phone: (360) 705-1121, e-mail:

Dr. Tonya Westerbeke, ’04, and her husband, Mark, had a daughter, Ella Ann, on Oct. 10, 2007. E-mail:

Dr. Karl Wu, ’04, opened Dr. Wu and Associates Chiropractic Clinic Pte. Ltd. at 900 S. Woodlands Dr. #06-04, Woodlands Civic Centre, 730900, Singapore, on Nov. 1, 2007. Phone: 6219 1950, e-mail:

Dr. JoAnn Brunsvold, ’05, was named the 2007 Business Person of the Year for the Polk City Chamber of Commerce. Phone: (515) 984-9050, e-mail:

Dr. Teon Kowalyk, ’05, Ontario, N.Y., recently purchased Ontario Family Chiropractic in Dec. 2007. E-mail:

Dr. Scott Richmond, ’05, had a daughter, Shae Marie, on Oct. 14, 2007. Phone: (515) 278-5940.

Dr. Dennis Willert, ’05, Brookings, S.D., opened Willert Chiropractic in April 2008. Phone: (605) 692-0123, e-mail:

Dr. Sam Hallows, ’06, Mesa, Ariz., and his wife, Ruth, had a daughter, Anna Kay, on Feb. 15, 2008. Dr. Hallows opened Balance Chiropractic in Sept. 2006. Phone: (480) 985-0720, website: www.

Dr. Jill Hartzell, 06, and her husband, Rick, Waterloo, Iowa, had a son, Jackson Jerick, on Jan. 16, 2007. E-mail:

Dr. Kevin Rindal in the middle of 4 women hockey players

Kevin Rindal, D.C., ’06, center, is seen here with ice hockey players from the U.S. Women’s National Team for whom he was team chiropractor and Active Release Technique provider at their training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. In April, the team won a gold medal for beating Canada twice at the IIHF World Championships in Harbin, China.

Drs. Nathan and Tina Tews, ’06, Grayslake, Ill., had a daughter, Lily Marie, on March 2, 2008. E-mail:

Dr. Beau Browne, ’07, Pella, Iowa, held a grand opening for his new practice, Browne Family Chiropractic, on April 5. The office is located at 312 Oskaloosa St., Pella, IA 50219. Phone: (641) 628-3133, e-mail:

Dr. Derek Kasten, ’07, recently joined the practice of his uncle, Dr. Michael Haville, ’86, at West Lafayette Chiropractic Center in West Lafayette, Ind. Dr. Haville has been in practice for 22 years. Phone: (765) 464-0601, e-mail:

Dr. Kendra Litz, ’07, married Jeff George, on Feb. 18, 2008. Dr. Litz has also recently opened Litz Chiropractic in her hometown of Bellwood, Pa. E-mail:

Dr. Jay Peterson, ’07, Edergton, Wis., was nominated to the Edgerton Hospital Board of Trustees in April 2008, and recently opened a new practice. Phone: (608) 884-4643, e-mail:

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