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Fall 2011

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Dr. Henry J. Malec, ’48, Plymouth, Mich., is still in practice at the age of 85 after 63 years. He was featured in an article in the May 29, 2011, Plymouth Observer remembering his days as a member of the U.S. Army’s 90th Division in World War II.


Dr. Anita Bigo, ’56, Latrobe, Penn., donated $10,000 to the Latrobe Police Department in April to help jump-start its new K-9 unit. She also offered veterinary care for a year for a new police dog. In an April 14, 2011 article in the Latrobe Bulletin, Latrobe Police Chief Jim Bumar was quoted as saying, “This kind of generosity is overwhelming. Dr. Bigo has really stepped up for the City of Latrobe.”

Drs. James Greenwald, ’54, and Daniel Soderholm, ’81, Madison, Wis., have been participating in Touched Twice Free Clinic in Madison, Wis., for the past seven years. The free clinic provides chiropractic, medical, dental and massage therapy care for patients in need twice a year. In addition to being treated, each patient is fed and provided with food and clothing to take home. E-mail: (Dr. Greenwald)

Dr. Rolf Peters, ’58, was recently honored with the Lee-Homewood Award, the highest honor of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, for his 20 years of research and publication of the early history of the profession. E-mail:


During the 2011 Davenport Campus Homecoming, Bobby Doscher, D.C., ’77, and CEO of the Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center, Marilyn Smith, D.C., ’69, former Palmer Board of Trustees member and trustee emeritus, and Alana Callender, Ed.D., senior director for Palmer History, were all given Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Sigma Phi Chi Sorority as part of its Centennial Celebration.

Dr. Michael Pardis, ’77, Helena, Mont., announces his retirement. E-mail:

Dr. Roch Parent, ’77, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada, recently celebrated 34 years in practice. Dr. Parent now practices with his daughter, Dr. Velika Parent, in their two clinics. Phone: (819) 373-2224.

Dr. Wayne Wolfson, ’77, Winter Park, Fla., received the Tulio Award from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 2010. Dr. Wolfson currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Bank of Commerce and NCMIC Group. Phone: (407) 649-9699.

Dr. Linda Powers, ’78, recently moved from Chico, Calif., to Reno, Nev. Phone: (563) 518-9337, e-mail:


Dr. Michael Bruns, ’84, moved his office, Bruns Chiropractic Office, to 800 W. Trailcreek Drive, Peoria, IL 61614. Phone: (309) 693-3800, e-mail:

Dr. Diane Sherwood-Palmer, ’84, Seattle, Wash., received the Presidents Gavel Award at the Washington State Chiropractic Association Spring Convention. She also received the Chiropractor of the Year Award. Phone: (206) 242-3700, e-mail:

Dr. Michael LaBlanc, ’85, moved his clinic, LaBlanc Chiropractic Clinic, to 15300 Watertown Plank Rd., Suite 150, Elm Grove, WI 53122. E-mail:

Dr. Jim Brockhohn, ’88, and his classmate and fellow Delta Delta Pi fraternity brother Dr. Robert Kauffman, ’88, produced an award-winning documentary film, “One Amazing Night … The Story of the Red Shoes Band.” The film was nominated and received achievement awards at the 20th Annual Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards on April 23 in two categories: Documentary and Voiceover Narration. From there, it was accepted into the 2011 Iowa Independent Film Festival, July 15-17.


Dr. Kevin Ross, ’91, moved his clinic to a new building doubling his square footage at 2405 E. Southern #3, Tempe, AZ, 85282. Dr. Ross has produced and released a training video for work on the Psoas muscle that is sold internationally. Phone: (480) 730-7950, e-mail:

Dr. Gary Wojeski, ’91, Kinston, N.C., was voted Best Chiropractor of Lenoir County for the seventh consecutive year by the community. Phone: (252) 523-2225, e-mail:

Dr. Jonathan Berg, ’92, began employment as the chiropractor for the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in Feb. 2011. Dr. Berg treats cadets at the academy as well as active duty service people from the Air Force and Army bases in Colorado. E-mail:

Dr. David Eric Boll, ’92, Adell, Wis., recently completed his Performance Enhancement Specialist certification program through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Dr. Boll continues to coach rugby, high school cross country ski racing and train athletes. Phone: (920) 450-6066, e-mail:

Dr. Russell Cox, ’92, moved his clinic, Cox Chiropractic Clinic, P.L.C., to 520 South Grand Ave., Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641. Phone: (319) 385-1430.

Dr. Tyler Nelson, ’93, Fayetteville, N.C., was named Doctor of the Year in 2010. Dr. Nelson was also appointed to serve as an alternate on the North Carolina Board of Examiners. He was inducted into the Marlboro High School Hall of Fame in the summer of 2010. Phone: (910) 964-2071, e-mail:

Dr. Mitch Siegal, ’93, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has an album, “The Beautiful End,” which was accepted on Pandora Radio. Three of the songs on his album have been licensed by MTV and two other songs are currently up for two separate movies. All of Dr. Siegal’s songs can be heard for free at Phone: (561) 624-3003, e-mail:

Dr. Mark Severance, ’94, Lake Zurich, Ill., published a book, “Mother Nature’s Healing Touch Therapies, The Remedy for an Ailing Health Care System.” The book is available on Amazon and by special order through Barnes and Noble. Phone: (224) 578-5175, e-mail:

Dr. Julie Niedwick, ’95, and her husband, Mark, Hummelstown, Pa., had their fourth child, Samuel Michael, on March 15, 2011. Phone: (717) 766-9700, e-mail:

Dr. David Phillips, ’95, Bloomington, Minn., married Miriam Wolfgram, on May 7, 2011. Dr. Phillips also recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of his clinic, Upper Cervical Chiropractic, P.A. Phone: (952) 884-6144, e-mail:

Dr. Dan Spencer, ’95, Hillsdale, Mich., was elected to a two-year term as president of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors in the MAC’s first-ever statewide ballot election.

Dr. Julie Dean-McCurdy, ’96, Moline, Ill., had a daughter, Macy Elizabeth, on March 11, 2010. Phone: (309) 757-8510, e-mail:

Dr. Christa Johnson, ’98, Manistee, Mich., had a son, Alec, on April 1, 2011. Dr. Johnson also received the Charles Schoadel Award for promoting and preserving recreation for the purpose of health and wellness in Manistee. E-mail: christajohnsondc@


Dr. Cory Ellerbroek, D.C., ’09, and Dr. Russell Cox, ’92, opened their new, larger clinic, Cox Chiropractic Clinic, at 520 S. Grand Ave., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, in February 2011. They would like to invite any members of the Palmer family to visit their new location. Phone: (319) 385-1430, fax (319) 385-1431.

Dr. Brett Myers’ 02, Portage, Mich., opened Elements Chiropractic Clinic in Kalamazoo, Mich. Phone: (269) 381-2200, e-mail: elementsclinic@

Dr. Seth Kouba, ’03, Lee’s Summit, Mo., and his wife, Grace, had a son, Mason James, on May 12, 2011. E-mail:

Dr. Jennifer Gelhar, ’03, and her husband, Joseph, had their fourth child, Henry Joseph. Dr. Gelhar joined with Dr. Shelda Fosso, ’96, to form Fosso Gelhar Chiropractors of the Fox Valley in Oshkosh, Wis. Their practice opened on Feb. 1, 2011. Phone: (920) 230-7600, e-mail: drgelhar@

Dr. Masahiko Matsushita, ’03, and his wife, Asako Matsushita, ’07 (CT), had a daughter, Emi Sophia, on March 18, 2011. Phone: (847) 290-9226, e-mail:

Dr. Carol Dubbs, ’04, Mount Clemens, Mich., and her husband, Kaled, had a daughter, Katie, on Aug. 4, 2010. E-mail:

Dr. Jennifer Rahe-Thompson, ’04, Ankeny, Iowa, and her husband, Brian, had a daughter, Emma Rahe, on Nov. 17, 2010. Dr. Jen also celebrated three years in private practice in June 2011. Phone: (515) 255-5330, e-mail:

Dr. Laura Lassiter, ’06, and her husband, Terry, had a daughter, Olivia Joy, on Jan. 29, 2011. Dr. Lassiter also recently opened a new office in Davenport, Iowa. Phone: (563) 344-6060, e-mail:

Dr. Jay Peterson, ’07, Edgerton, Wis., was elected Vice Chairman of Edgerton Hospital and Health Services Board of Trustees in Feb. 2011. Phone: (608) 884-4643, e-mail:

Drs. William and Stephanie Perry, ’08, moved their practice, Keystone of Health Chiropractic, to 7660 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise, ID, 83714. Phone: (208) 939-9859, e-mail: keystonofhealth

Drs. Skip Wyss, ’08, and his wife, Julie Wyss, ’08, had a son, Breckin Robert, on Jan. 18, 2011. They own a pediatric chiropractic office, Wyss Family Chiropractic, in Green Bay, Wis. They also re-established the pre-chiropractic club at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Phone: (920) 468-4199, e-mail:

Dr. Meaghan Clemens (Murkowski), ’09, opened Natural Health Chiropractic and Wellness at 1458 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL 60540, on July 5, 2011. Phone: (630) 357-0100, e-mail: mmurkowski@

Dr. Jamie Marshall (Griffis), ’09, The Woodlands, Texas, was married on March 19, 2011. Dr. Marshall is working on opening Quality of Life Chiropractic, in Magnolia, Texas. She hopes to have her new clinic opened in February 2012. E-mail: jgchiro2009@

Dr. Michael O’Donnell, ’09, and his wife, Jessica, had a son, Caden Michael, on June 24, 2011. Together, Dr. O’Donnell and his wife own and operate Back In Action Chiropractic in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Dr. Dominique Palser, ’09, opened Palser Chiropractic and Massage Therapy at 1102 Huebner Oaks #821, San Antonio, TX 78230. Phone: (202) 631-0399, e-mail:

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