Dr. Lydia Dever is a 2002 graduate of Life University. She also received her B. A. from Kent State University near her home town of Akron, Ohio. She has been in private practice in Kennesaw, GA as a Gonstead doctor since graduation. She is a GCSS Diplomate, Board Member, and chair of the Diplomate Committee. She has taught for GCSS at the Extravaganza in Mount Horeb, WI, the Gonstead Master’s program at AECC and at various other Gonstead workshops. Dr. Dever is an Associate Professor and the Division Chair of Chiropractic Sciences at Life University teaching a variety of classes including Gonstead. She is also one of the 4 Student Gonstead Club Advisors. She has been published as a co-author in the Journal of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice in a study titled: Attitudes and Views On Chiropractic; A Survey Of United States Midwives, as well as at ACC-RAC as a primary author in a survey on student attitudes on the use of X-ray and D.C use of x-ray in private practice.
Dr. DeLoe has been in practice for 21 years and is currently located in the Rochester New York area. At Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Dr. DeLoe was very involved in the Gonstead Study Club. After graduating in 1991, he worked with Dr. J. Larry Troxell and began teaching for the Gonstead Methodology Institute. After being an instructor, then a member of the board of directors, Dr. DeLoe served two years as that organizations vice president, and two more years as their president. Dr. DeLoe became a member of the GCSS board the fall of 2006. In addition, he has taught seminars at Life, Palmer, Northwestern, and New York College of Chiropractic. Dr. DeLoe enjoys time with his family, boating, playing guitar, reading, fishing, hunting, riding his ‘Harley’, working out, and most recently speed skating!
Dr. O’Hara is a 1981 graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College. After graduation he practiced in Santa Clara, California for three years with his uncle, Dr. Peter O’Hara. While in California, he was a technique instructor at Life West Chiropractic College. In 1985 he moved to Waterloo, Iowa where he has been in practice since. His wife Julie is his partner in practice, doing everything but adjusting patients. He has been a member of the Gonstead Research Society and an instructor with Gonstead Methodology. He currently serves on the board of the Gonstead Foundation which is responsible for the operation and preservation of Dr. Gonstead’s clinic in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. He has two sons, Danny, in the television and movie business in Los Angeles, and Michael, a chiropractor in private practice in Oelwein, Iowa.
Dr. Taylor graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College-West in 1986 and immediately set up practice in Santa Cruz, CA where she enjoys a full time practice. She earned her B.S. from University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.S. from San Jose State University prior to receiving her Doctorate. She served as a President of the PCCW Gonstead Club and after graduation she continued to be a volunteer speaker at the Gonstead and Pediatric Clubs of Life Chiropractic College-West and Palmer Chiropractic College-West. Dr. Taylor joined the Board of Directors in 2000 where she served a four year term as President then moved into the position of Executive Director in 2005. She continues to teach at both National GCSS Symposiums and local Monterey Bay GCSS workshops and privately but voluntarily tutors students and doctors in the Gonstead technique. She has been also been a guest lecturer at Anglo European Chiropractic College. Living at the beach offers immediate stress relief. However, she enjoys kayaking, camping, motorcycle riding and traveling if there is time.
Dr. Gabbert was born and raised in Dickinson, North Dakota. He graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in December of 1978. While attending NWCC, Dr. Gabbert was one of the original founding members of the first-ever Gonstead Study Club at NWCC. Today, he continues to be active with the study club as he has for the past 30 years by returning to NWCC to teach the students about the Gonstead System. Dr. Gabbert has attended over 40 Gonstead seminars in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin at the Gonstead Clinic and has assisted in the technique portion of the seminar for the past 25 years. Dr. Gabbert is licensed to practice chiropractic in North Dakota and Montana. He began his career in October of 1979 with Dr. Gary Pfaff in Laurel, Montana. While living there, Dr. Gabbert met and married his current wife, Cindy. They have two sons: Tyler (Jeni – Emma, Makenna, Corbin, Jace & Gage) and Caleb (Megan – James & William). Dr. Gabbert moved to Glendive, Montana in January of 1983 to start his own chiropractic practice. Professionally, Dr. Gabbert is a member of the Montana Chiropractic Association, Gonstead Clinical Studies Society and a graduate of the Total Solution seminar. He is also a member of the Junior Chamber International Senate, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Rifle Association, Glendive Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Dr. Geary earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1991, and founded Valley Chiropractic Associates the same year. He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern Health Science University within the Clinical Preceptor Training Program, where he trains and educates interns. Dr. Geary is a board member of the International Academy of Chiropractic Occupational Health Consultants, as well as member of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association. Dr. Geary also currently serves as past president and a board member of the Gonstead Methodology Institute, which trains chiropractic students and field doctors in the advanced application of the Gonstead Technique. He also serves as an active Gonstead Methodology Institute and Gonstead Clinical Studies Society lecturer and instructor on adjustive technique and case management. Dr. Geary is an international speaker and teacher having diplomate status in the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. He received his post-graduate degree in Spinal Trauma enabling Dr. Geary to manage and effectively treat difficult injury conditions. He is happily married and has four great children who occupy his enjoyment and remaining leisure time.
Dr. Gunlogson is a 2005 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic. Prior to that, he attained his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, Morris. He is co-owner of Cornerstone Chiropractic Health Partners in Montevideo, MN with his wife, Jennifer Gunlogson, DC. Dr. Gunlogson holds a certification in chiropractic spinal trauma and is a member of the ICA’s Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences. He currently also sits on the board of directors for Gonstead Methodology Institute (GMI), and he teaches for GCSS and GMI. Dr. Gunlogson is also a GCSS Diplomate. He spends his free time with his wife and two boys.
Dr. Johnson has been in practice in Monterey, CA since 1986. He has a B.S. in Biochemistry from U.C. Davis where he also played intercollegiate Football. At that time, he did research on Prostaglandins and Oxidative Phosphorylation at U.C Davis and the N.I.H in Maryland. After multiple spine injuries from football and skiing, he was helped by chiropractic and decided to pursue a chiropractic degree at Palmer-west. Dr. Johnson has served as a high school team doctor for the Seaside High football team and is a certified chiropractic sports physician through LACC. He has taught several sports injury seminars and Gonstead technique workshops. He has been a member of the Monterey Bay Gonstead Club since 1986 and is a Gonstead Diplomate. Dr. Johnson still enjoys playing competitive basketball, skiing and scuba diving. His daughter Stephanie is studying classical voice and creative writing at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and his son Eric is in the Marshall School of Business at USC. His wife Ellie runs the office and many marathons including the Boston and Big Sur.
Dr. Perugini has been in private practice in his hometown of Mukwonago, WI since 2001. He attended Marquette University, was a member of Triangle Fraternity, and graduated with a BS in Biology. Following graduation from Marquette in 1998, Dr. Perugini enrolled in Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned his GCSS Diplomate in 2005 and joined the Board of Directors in 2008. The most important things are his wife Mara and their three beautiful daughters, Milana, Daria and Valentina. In his free time Dr. Perugini also enjoys downhill skiing, bowling, and biking, ping pong and actively participates in car shows.
In 1990 at the age of 20 I went to play rugby for a rugby team that happened to have chiropractic school! Today it is called, Life University. It’s safe to say, I would not have become a chiropractor if it were not for rugby. The first day of school I saw my wife, Dr. Gerri. The second day of school I made it my business to meet her. We have been together ever since. In my last year of school I discovered the Gonstead System of Chiropractic and it has become my life’s purpose. 1997, during my second year of practice, I sought out Dr. David Rowe as my mentor. We have been training weekly on the Gonstead System. In 2005, I became a Gonstead Diplomate. I am currently the President of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. My wife and I have two wonderful rugby-playing sons and for the last 15 years have grown an incredible family wellness practice in the beautiful suburbs of Randolph, New Jersey, USA. I am honored to be invited to the AECC along with my mentor to share our Gonstead knowledge with you today. This is a pivotal day in my life.
Dr. Chelsa Winheim was born and raised in rural Nebraska. She stumbled into chiropractic her junior year of high school and enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport in March 2004. Upon graduation in 2007, she opened Heartland Family Chiropractic in Lexington, Nebraska. Dr. Chelsa quickly learned why she was called to be a chiropractor. Eight months into practice her only brother was in an auto accident, his car rolled three times and he was ejected from the vehicle. His injuries were so extensive he spent five weeks in the hospital. The events that took place during that time allowed her to see the dynamic spectrum of healthcare in the United States. Standing toe to toe with his very prestigious physicians, she argued that their recommendation of partial amputation of his leg was not his best option. Her brother decided to forego the surgery and let his body heal itself as it’s designed to do, with the help of chiropractic. Today he walks with a minor limp as opposed to using crutches or a wheelchair. This is when she knew exactly why chiropractic and its endless opportunities found her. Dr. Chelsa became a Gonstead Diplomate in April 2011 and currently teaches for Gonstead Methodology Institute Worldwide and occupies a seat on the Board of Directors. She enjoys spending time with her family and playing golf.
Original Board Members
The Original Board Members of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society were:
Dennis Acquaro, DC
Darald Bolin, DC
Dan Bourns, DC
Dwight Gunderson, DC
Charles Nelson, DC
Robert Petchauer, DC
Thomas Porn, DC
Thomas Sherman, DC*
Peter Thibodeau, DC
Richard Thornton, DC*
Dr. Alex Cox
Dr. Doug Cox
Dr. James Stoenner
Dr. Ray Clinton
*Original founders of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society