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Dr. Richard Clark, ’58, Franklin, Pa., continues to practice chiropractic after 50 years in the profession. He now provides chiropractic care part time out of his home.

Dr. Donald Woodward, ’59, Bowling Green, Ky., recently wrote the book, “The History of Chiropractic in Kentucky,” which outlines chiropractic’s history in the U.S., early licensure legislation in Kentucky and the beginning of the Kentucky Chiropractic Society, whose Memorial Foundation funded the project. Phone: (270) 781-3679.


Dr. Stanley Casebere, ’66, Edgerton, Ohio, recently sold his practice and retired. E-mail: stansandy@

Dr. Larry Dail, ’66, has moved his practice, Dail Chiropractic Clinic, P.A., to 11134-C Broad River Rd., Irmo, SC 29063.

Dr. Doug Valentine, ’67, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently celebrated 40 years in practice. Dr. Valentine also recently celebrated his 65th birthday and 30 years of marriage. Phone: (319) 366-4118, e-mail:


Dr. Robert Goodwin Sr., ’71, Tupelo, Miss., won the professional-level Stone Mountain Harley-Davidson Southern nationals last April in Commerce, Ga. He continues to oversee four offices in Northeast Mississippi and speak at numerous events. Phone: (662) 842-2500.

Dr. Joe Ashton, ’75, and his wife, Diane, Canon City, Colo., recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Phone: (719) 275-0668.

Dr. Paul Bindell, ’75, received the DC Products Review Top 100 Award for the seventh year in a row for the ChiroSuite EHR paperless office management, billing and SOAP note programs. He is president of Life Systems Software. Phone: (973) 625- 3716, e-mail:

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James Forleo, D.C., ’75, has written “Health Is Simple, Disease Is Complicated,” which “proposes a return to the body as the site of self-healing.” The Durango, Colo., resident is a workshop leader and regular contributor to Today’s Chiropractic and Dynamic Chiropractic.

Dr. James Hamtak, ’76, Carson City, Nev., and his wife, Maureen, became grandparents of Isabella Michele, on March 18, 2009, daughter of their son, James, and his wife, Chelsie. Phone: (775) 883-3113.

Dr. Bruce Jon Hagen, ’77, Sioux Falls, S.D., was recently named Chiropractor of the Year by the South Dakota Chiropractors Association (SDCA). He recently completed a nine-year stint on the SDCA Board where he served as president, vice president and past president. Phone: (605) 631-0113, e-mail:

Dr. Vernon Temple, ’77, Bellows Falls, Vt., was honored by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards with the 2009 George R. Arvison award for meritorious service. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Phone: (802) 463-9522, e-mail:

Dr. Dennis Richards, ’78, Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia, is currently the president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia and 2nd Vice President of the World Federation of Chiropractic. He also is a Fellow of the Australian College of Chiropractors. Phone: (61) 2 5536-5799, e-mail:

Dr. Steven R. Brown, ’79, has moved his practice, Brown Chiropractic Center, to 30 Lynoak Cove, Jackson, TN 38305. Phone: (731) 668-3399.

Dr. Edmund Doyle, ’79, Bayside, N.Y., was recently installed as chaplain for his city’s fire department. Phone: (718) 423-5001, e-mail: edmunddc@


Dr. David Odiorne, ’81, Auburn, N.Y., is the executive director of Institutional Quality and Assessment at New York Chiropractic College. Phone: (315) 568-3188, e-mail:

Dr. Victor Dolan with Michael Bloomberg

Victor Dolan, D.C., ’83, right, was one of 12 community leaders to be invited to meet with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Aug. 20, 2009, to discuss healthcare and its delivery to residents of Staten Island, N.Y. Dr. Dolan is the Health Committee chair of Staten Island Community Board 2.

Dr. Lisa Killinger, ’83, Davenport, Iowa, is pleased to announce that her daughter, Yasmeen Khan, D.C., graduated Feb. 27, 2009, from Palmer College, magna cum laude. Dr. Khan practices in Bettendorf, Iowa. Phone: (563) 884-5902, e-mail:

Dr. Scott Corbin, ’84, Benicia, Calif., helped develop and now teaches a sports medicine course at Benicia High School in Benicia, Calif. Phone: (707) 748-1093, e-mail:

Dr. Paul Morin, ’84, Auburn, Maine, was named the 2009 Chiropractor of the Year at the Maine Chiropractic Association’s spring convention. He also was elected District III director of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Phone: (207) 784- 8002, e-mail:

Dr. Diane Sherwood-Palmer, ’84, Seattle, Wash., recently became present-elect of the Washington State Chiropractic Association. At Palmer Homecoming 2009 on the Davenport Campus, she attended the 25-year reunion and her mother, Dr. Jeanette Sherwood, ’59, attended the 50-year reunion, in honor of their 25th and 50th anniversaries, respectively. Phone: (206) 310-5094, e-mail: info@palmerchiropracticseatle. com.

Dr. Bryan Wolfe, ’85, North Bay, Ont., Canada, was recently elected to the Council of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. Phone: (705) 840-2255, e-mail:

Dr. Rod Dahlinger, ’86, Monroe, Wash., and his wife, Gina, had their ninth child, Naomi Joylyn, on June 8, 2009. Phone: (360) 794-3376, e-mail:

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Dr. Brian Dawson, ’88, has published “Breaking The Profit Barrier – The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide,” a book that aims to “assist the range of healthcare practitioners who are students to seasoned veterans in their business pursuits, so that they may obtain the business success that they desire and deserve.” The e-book version is available at

Dr. Jeffrey Brunner, ’89, Aurora, Colo., was a team doctor for the San Francisco Golden Gate rugby team when it beat Life University’s Running Eagles at the Super League Rugby National Championship in May 2009. Phone: (303) 766- 9626, e-mail:

Dr. Sarah Mesick, ’89, Davenport, Iowa, was honored at the Women in Business Today and Tomorrow luncheon held June 6, 2009, as the Contemporary Woman of Business for the establishment of the Mesick Family Chiropractic Clinic. Phone: (563) 344-0707.


Dr. Ken Brough, ’91, Ottawa, Ont., Canada, is on the board of directors of the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and chair of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Government Relations Committee. Phone: (613) 237-9000, e-mail:

Dr. Michael Chiaffitelli, ’91, Oklahoma City, Okla., sadly reports the death of his 19 year old son, Landon. Phone: (405) 681-2273,

Dr. Rodney Nagel, ’91, Saginaw, Mich., has received the “Best of the Best” award from the Saginaw News 2009 Readers Choice Awards for one of the three clinics he owns and operates in the Saginaw area. Phone: (989) 771-2225, e-mail: preferredchiropractic@

Dr. Heather Norman, ’91, Burlington, Ont., Canada, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Ontario Chiropractic Association. Phone: (905) 333- 1104, e-mail:

Dr. Kevin Pursel, ’92, Green Bay, Wis., was honored by the Back Pain Recognition Program for providing superior care to his patients suffering from low back pain. Phone: (920) 434-7393.

Dr. Jennifer Robison, ’93, moved her office to 146 S. Elk, Casper, WY 82601. Dr. Robison and her husband, Brian Loose, have two sons, Jason and Christopher. Phone: (307) 237-2050, e-mail:

Dr. Chris Molck, ’94, and Shawna Nylin, C.T., ’92, opened ChiroFitness Xtreme at 4014 Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island, IL 61201, in November 2007. Phone: (309) 788-8239, e-mail:

Dr. Frank Jeffries, ’95, Marquette, Mich., has developed the Jeffries Slant Board Adjusting Table, a new manual anterior adjusting table, which is intended to move segments that cannot be easily adjusted on standard tables. He has donated three of these tables to the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics on the Davenport Campus. Phone: (906) 226-7525.

Dr. Jennifer Trachte Murphy, ’95, Pink Hill, N.C., and her husband, Hal, had a son, Grayson Lloyd, on July 7, 2009. Dr. Murphy also has started and is chairman of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association’s Pediatric Council. Phone: (252) 568-6400, e-mail:

Dr. Ayla Azad, ’95, Ajax, Ont., Canada, currently serves on the Ontario Chiropractic Association Board of Directors. Phone: (905) 426-7690, e-mail:

Dr. Joe Carew, ’96, Columbia, S.C., was installed as the South Carolina Chiropractic Association secretary/ treasurer. E-mail:

Dr. Jeffery Stickel, ’96, recently opened ADIO Chiropractic located at 2913 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. Phone: (515) 255-3021, e-mail:

Dr. Don MacDonald, ’97, moved his clinic, South Side Chiropractic, to 7906B – 104th St., Edmonton, Alta., Canada T6E 4C8. Phone: (780) 439-3444, e-mail:

Dr. Scott Poindexter, ’98, Denver, Colo., has established the RuckHeads Tour Club to allow rugby players to travel to other countries to play or watch rugby. He is currently putting together a package for Palmer alumni, family and friends who want to attend Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand. For more information, go to Phone: (303) 921-8643; e-mail:

Dr. David Reiner, ’98, opened a new practice at 300 East 8th St., Watsontown, Pa. Phone: (570) 538-1001, e-mail:

Dr. Kenya Gaskin, ’99, moved her practice, Gaskin Chiropractic, to 2121D Clay St., Vicksburg, Miss. 39183, in September 2009. Phone: (601) 619-7122, e-mail:


Dr. Christy Agren, ’00, Mobile, Ala., was recently named Young Chiropractor of the Year in Alabama. Phone: (251) 380-0477, e-mail: dragren@chiropracticlifecenter. com.

Dr. Christopher Lau, ’00, Berlin, Wis., purchased Berlin Chiropractic Practice in June of 2009, and renamed it Lau Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Phone: (920) 361-9917, e-mail: Christopher.lau@

Dr. Michelle Mayer, ’00, Creston, B.C., Canada, was married to Aldo Alaia in August 2008. Dr. Mayer relocated her clinic, Core Chiropractic, to 1821 Canyon St., Creston, B.C. Phone: (250) 402-2044, e-mail:

Drs. Erik Hudak, ’03, and Heather (Schiefer) Hudak, ’03, Saint Joseph, Mich., had a son, Evan Brady, on Nov. 3, 2008. Phone: (269) 983-5527, e-mail:

Dr. Sloane Hunter, ’03, Calgary, Alta., Canada, married Mitch Wegmann, on Aug. 2, 2008. They are expecting their first child in October 2009. Phone: (403) 243-0155, e-mail:

Dr. Seth Kouba, ’03, recently purchased Spine Center and has merged it with his practice, Summit Family Chiropractic, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Phone: (816) 246-4325, e-mail:

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Nick Caras, D.C., ’04, has written, “Detoxify Your Lifestyle,” a health and wellness guide with advice on exercise, stress, fats, sugars and healthy food. More information on the book is available at www.detoxifyyourlifestyle. com.

Dr. Matthew Jessee, ’04, and his wife Brandi, Wise, Va., had a son, Matthew Layne, on Jan. 7, 2009. Dr. Jessee and Brandi also have a three-year-old daughter, Kathryn. Phone: (276) 679-2311, e-mail:

Drs. Bryan Mack,’04, and Melissa (Dencklau) Mack, ’04, had a son, Tyrus Raymond, on April 23, 2009. Phone: (602) 791-2281, e-mail: mackbryan@

Dr. Dawn Huntsinger, ’05, Mohnton, Pa., married Carl Staszak on June 28, 2009. Dr. Huntsinger also recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of opening her office, A Wellness from Within, LLC, located in Downington, Pa. Phone: (484) 593-4178, e-mail:

Dr. Jon Swanson, ’06, opened Bee Cave Chiropractic & Acupuncture in August 2008, at 11805 FM 2244 #500, Bee Cave, TX 78738. Phone: (512) 263-2233, e-mail:

Dr. Leah Thomsen, ’07, and Lee Malmstrom, ’06, were married on April 4, 2009. Both doctors own and operate Lifetime Chiropractic in Manchester, Iowa. Phone: (563) 927-9400, e-mail: drleahdc@

Dr. Natalie Newman Muth, ’08, married Dr. Carson Muth, ’08, on Aug. 16, 2008. They opened Plains Chiropractic & Acupuncture at 3750 32nd Ave. S. Suite #103, Grand Forks, ND 58201, in May 2009, and had a daughter, Ella, on Aug. 15, 2009. Phone: (701) 775-1034, e-mail:

Dr. Jeffrey Lybarger, ’09, Moline, Ill., is the official chiropractor for ten-time Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Spencer “The King” Fisher and his team, Evolution. Phone: (309) 721-1787, e-mail:

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