Awards and Nominations

2022 Award Nominations

Every year the California Chiropractic Association (CalChiro) seeks to honor individuals, districts and student chapters who have shown exceptional leadership in the organization, chiropractic profession and the community. 

The CalChiro award winners for 2022 were recognized at CalChiro’s Fall Conference 2022 at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa on Saturday, October 1. 

Doctor of the Year Award

The CalChiro Doctor of the Year Award is presented to the member doctor who has performed outstanding service to the profession.

Past Recipients

2022 – Alan Nunez DC

2020 – Nathan Yeargin DC

2019 – Phil Dieter DC

2018 – Anne Lundquist DC

2017 – Benjamin Griffe DC

2016- Timothy Gooing DC

2015- Daniel Gambino DC

2014- Daniel Gambino DC

2013- Jack Bourla DC

2012-  Leslie Hewitt DC

2011- Bradley Sullivan DC

2010- Brian Crawford DC

2009- John Bueler Jr. DC

2008- Marta Callotta DC

2007- R. Dean Harman DC

2006- Eric Mumbauer DC

2005- Robert Dubro DC

2004- Deborah Sampley DC

2003- Wayne Whalen DC

2002- Bradley Sullivan DC

2001- Martin Gallegos DC

2000- Peter Spencer DC

1999- Robert Argyelan DC

1998- Michael Pedigo DC

1997- Robert Dubin DC

1996- William Updyke DC

1995- Craig Little DC

1994- Bradley Sullivan

1993- Robert Martin, DC

1992- Kurt Hegetschweiler

1991- Robert Dark

1990- No Award Given

1989- Mary Anderson DC

1988- Michael Pedigo DC

1987- Jerilynn Kaibel DC

1986- R. Lloyd Friesen DC

1985- Roseann Slotkin DC

1984- John Du Bois DC

1983- Bill Uriarte DC

1982- Kurt Hegetschweiler DC

1981- Dean Cummings DC

1980- Gary Miller DC

1979- C. Robert Hastings DC

1978- Alfred Meadows DC

1977- Leroy R. Perry Jr. DC

1976- Andrew Jessen DC

1975- Dennis Swanson DC

1974- Arthur Breakiron DC

1973- Kai Drengler DC

1972- Leonard Savage DC

1971- Byron Anderson DC

1970- Willam Rosbury DC

1969- Willard Smith DC

1968- L.W. Umphrey DC

1967- Norman Marbeck DC

1966- Leonard Savage DC

1965- Alvin Shrader DC

1964- No Award Given

1963- Lowell Cripe DC

1962- Richard Gohl DC

1961- Robert Moore DC

1960- Beverly Cockrell DC

 

 

Student of the Year

The CalChiro Student of the Year Award is presented to a chiropractic student who has performed outstanding service to his/her student body and the chiropractic profession and has excelled in his/her personal achievement.

Past Recipients

2021: Kate Sakamoto – SCUHS

2020: Jonathan Anthony Enriquez Carlos – SCUHS

2019: Robert Butler

2018: John Maxwell Gooing

2017: Arash Aalem

2016: Tyler Meier

2015: Charlene Poderoso

2014: Jennifer Rathbun

2013: Nathan Yeargin

2012: Anne Bui

2011: No Award Given

2010: No Award Given

2009: Lance Cohen

2008: Erica Martin-Marbach

2007: Scott Elliott

2006: Misty Dickason

2005: Jennifer Chen

2004: Brant Pedersen

2002: Bryan Rudiak

Outstanding New Practitioner

The CalChiro Outstanding New Practitioner Award is presented to the member doctor who has made outstanding contributions to CalChiro, local district and/or the community within the first 3 years of licensure.

Past Recipients

2021: Robert J. Butler DC

2020: Arash Aalem DC

2019: Tyler Meier DC

2018: Bek Jarzombek DC & Meg Spicer DC

2017: Mindi Jenti DC

2016: Nathan Yeargin DC

2015: Christopher Norton DC

2014: No Award Winner

2013: Elizabeth Hoefer DC

2012: Ian Davis Temayne DC

2011: No Award Given

2010: Megan Mordcai DC

2009: Cathy Do DC

2008: David Schlute DC

2007: No Award Given

2006: No Award Given

2005: Maia James DC

2004: Micahel Brunner DC

2002: Kent Karras DC

Distinguished Service Award

The CalChiro Distinguished Service Award is presented to the member doctor who has performed outstanding service to their community.

Past Recipients

2021 – Sherry McAllister M.S. (Ed) DC, CCSP

2020 – Steven L. Smith, DC

2019 – Brian Stenzler, DC

2018 – David Valle, DC

2017 – Paul Hodgson, DC

2016- Robert Dubro, DC

2015- Richard Clymore, DC

2014- Danny Gambino, DC

2013- Victor Helo, DC

2012- Randal Jones, DC

2011- Robert Dubro, DC

2010- Michael Budincich, DC

2009- Robert Dubro, DC

2008- Duncan McCollum, DC

2007- Heather Dehn, DC

2006- Vernon Englund, DC

2005- Bradley Sullivan, DC

2004- Robert Dubro, DC

2002- Brian Zaleski, DC

Robert B Botterman Award

The CalChiro Robert B. Botterman Award is presented to a member who has done the most for the image of Chiropractic in the community.

Past Recipients

2021 – Steven L. Smith DC

2020 – Mehrak S. Assadian DC

2019 – Sherry McAllister MS(Ed), DC, CCSP

2018 – Sherry McAllister MS(Ed), DC, CCSP

2017 – William DeMoss DC

2016- William DeMoss DC

2015- Jason Deitch DC

2014- Leslie Hewitt DC

2013- Darrel Crain DC

2012- James Carter DC

2011- Ed Le Cara DC

2010- Robert Dubro DC

2009- Randy Jones DC

2008- Bradley Glowacki DC

2007- Robert Martines DC

2006- David Paris DC

2002- David Hoewisch DC

Thomas N. Truax Award

The CalChiro Thomas N. Truax Award is awarded to the CalChiro member or another person in the legislative arena who has shown exceptional dedication to governmental affairs and/or political action that supports the Chiropractic profession.

Past Recipient

2020: Meg Spicer DC

2019: William Updyke DC

2018: David Paris DC

2017: Clifford Tao DC 

2016: Wayne Whalen DC

2015: No Award Given

2014: Kathleen Kendra DC

2013: Eric Mumbauer DC

2012: Kassie Donoghue DC

2011: No Award Given

2010: Chris Braun DC

2009: Stephen Barkalow DC

2008: Robb Russell DC

2007: Robert Chatfield DC

2006: Robert Dubro DC

2005: Donald Ringer DC

2004: William Updyke DC

2002: Eric Mumbauer DC

Dr. Roy Garlett Jr. Volunteer of the Year Award

The Dr. Roy L. Garlett Jr. Volunteer of the Year Award is given to a member that the CalChiro staff wishes to recognize for their hard work and dedication to the association. 

Past Recipients 

2021: Drew Fogg DC

2020: R. Lloyd Friesen DC

Charles & Bette Adams Lifetime Achievement Award

The Charles & Bette Adams Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by the current CalChiro President to the member who has, throughout their career, strived to improve the profession of Chiropractic.

Past Recipients

2021: Leslie Hewitt DC

2020: Gerard W. Clum DC

2019: Wayne Whalen DC

2018: R. Lloyd Friesen DC

2017: Jerilynn Kaibel DC

2016: Bradley Sullivan DC

2015: Frank Sovinsky DC

2014: Charles Gibson DC

2013: Dennis Buckley DC

2012: Willard Smith DC

2011: William Updyke DC

2010: R. Dean Harman DC

2009: Kassie Donoghue DC

2008: John Bueler Jr. DC

2007: Robert Dubin DC

2006: Reed Phillips DC, PhD

2005: John Thie DC

2004: Robert Dark DC

2003: Bradley J. Sullivan DC

2002: Jerilynn Kaibel DC

2001: Michael Pedigo DC

2000: John David Hemauer DC

1999: Roy L. Garlett Jr., DC

1998: R. Llyod Friesen DC

District of the Year

The CalChiro District of the Year Award is given to the district that has made outstanding accomplishments for the Chiropractic profession and/or fulfillment of CalChiro programs for the year.

Past Recipient

2021: Orange County District

2020: Orange County District

2019: Orange County District

2018: Orange County District

2017: Orange County & San Diego District

2016: Orange County & San Diego District

2015: San Diego District

2014: San Diego District

2013: San Diego District

2012: San Diego District

2011: San Fernando Valley District

2010: San Fernando Valley District

2009: Orange County District

2008: Orange County District

2007: Santa Clara County District

2006: San Francisco District

2005: San Fernando Valley District

2004: San Fernando Valley District

2002: San Fernando Valley District

Student Chapter of the Year

The CalChiro Student Chapter of the Year Award is given to the student chapter that has made outstanding accomplishments for the Chiropractic profession and/or fulfillment of CalChiro programs for the year.

Past Recipient

2021: Southern California University of Health Sciences

2020: Southern California University of Health Sciences

2019: Palmer College of Chiropractic West

2018: Southern California University of Health Sciences

Most Improved District of the Year

The CalChiro Most Improved District of the Year Award is awarded to the district that made the most improvement in the previous year.

Past Recipients

2020: San Diego County District

2020: North District

2019: Alameda County District

2018: Riverside County District

2017: Long Beach District

2016: Santa Monica District

2015: San Gabriel Valley District

2014: Central Coast District

2013: No Award Given

2012: Long Beach District

2011: No Award Given

2010: Orange County District

2009: Monterey Bay District

2008: Monterey Bay District

2007: No Award Given

2006: North State District

2005: Long Beach District

2004: San Francisco District

2002: San Fernando Valley District

 

Industry Partner of the Year

The CalChiro Industry Partner of the Year Award is presented to a Professional Affiliate member who has performed outstanding service to the profession and association.

Past Recipients

2021: Shawn Steel Law Firm

2020: Michael Coates – Founder & President of Medical Lien Recovery

Presidential Award

The Presidential Award is given to members the President of CalChiro wishes to recognize for their hard work and dedication to the association. 

Past Recipient(s)

2021: Robert D. Chatfield DC

Mehrak Assadian DC CCSP

2020: Casey Tucker DC

2019: Lisa Thomson DC CFMP, CME

Eric Gofnung DC

2018: Sherry McAllister DC

2017: Gerald Clum DC

Life Chiropractic College West

Palmer West Chiropractic College

Southern California University of Health Sciences

Shawn Steel, Esq.

Keith Carlson, Esq.

Michael Schroeder, Esq.

2016: Floyd Minana DC

Jason Shumard DC

Eric Plasker DC

Bradley Glowaki DC

Clifford Tao DC

Kevin Joe DC

2015: Jeff Hayes

David Jackson DC

Jay Shery DC

Kenneth Winer DC

Roy Garlett Jr. DC

John Bueler Jr. DC

2014: Robert Chatfield DC

Rodney Cummings DC

Kathleen Kendra DC

Eric Mumbauer DC

Bradley Sullivan DC

2013: Leslie Hewitt DC

Eric Mumbauer DC

Bradley Sullivan DC

Grace Syn DC

Kenneth Winer DC

R. Dean Harman DC

2012: James Carter DC

Leslie Hewitt DC

Roy Garlett Jr. DC

Kim DeWeese

Steve Hammer DC

Rob Walsh DC

Jack Bourla DC

2011: Matthew Hubbard DC

Vernon Englund DC

William Howe

Kassie Donoghue DC

2010: Bradley Sullivan DC

Clifford Tao DC

Kevin Joe DC

William Updyke DC

Ed Cremata

2009: Brian Crawford DC

Kim DeWeese-Guyer

Kevin Joe DC

Bradley Sullivan DC

Scott Van Horn

2008: Juliano Callaci DC

William Howe

Fred Lerner DC

Bradley Sullivan

Kristine Schultz

Randy Waters DC

Wayne Whalen DC

Brian Stiger

2007: Robert Chatfield DC

Timothy Gay DC

Kerry Keiser DC

2006: William Updyke DC

Governmental Advocates Inc.

Jim Donoghue DC

2005: Misty Durr

Bradley Foster, DC

Patrick Shannon

Raymond Ursillo DC

2004: Wayne Whalen DC

Robert Jaramillo DC

Michael Sackett DC

Robert Dubin DC

Brian Zaleski DC

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