MEET THE EXPERTS
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PASSION
Dr. Tamara MacIntyre
Dr. Tamara MacIntyre (MSc, DC, DNM) is an internationally recognized authority in chiropractic care and functional medicine. She was the former Dean of Clinical Education at an accredited chiropractic college and has been touted as a “clinical genius” in her profession. She serves as a role model and mentor for female health care practitioners. What sets Dr. MacIntyre apart is her ability to translate her clinical expertise into tangible, useable information (www.drtamaramacintyre.com). She has a unique perspective on where both the educational and professional gaps are and is passionate about fulfilling this need for practicing chiropractors. She is the co-founder of The Prana Foundation (www.thepranafoundation.org) offering educational, personal and professional opportunities to health care professionals as well as chiropractic focused clinical mentorship programs.
Guy F. Riekeman is an international lecturer, author, and second generation Chiropractor who graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1972. He became a successful Chiropractor and businessman creating companies and seminar programs to improve Chiropractic practices and facilitate personal growth. After creating Renaissance, the first to pioneer video healthcare education in 1977, and Quest, the largest practice management and personal growth integrity seminar in Chiropractic, Dr. Riekeman decided to shift his energy and focus to academic education. He went on to become Chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic before becoming the fourth President of Life University in 2004. In 2017, he was promoted to Chancellor of Life University where he served until January 1, 2020 when he was named the first Chancellor Emeritus in the history of Life University.
Today, as the most known and visionary Chiropractor in the world, he is using his influence and passion to help spread Chiropractic across Europe and has developed MLiQ, the first Remote Patient Management system to bring healthy lifestyle advice and programs to Chiropractic patients. And if all of this wasn't enough, he is also currently opening Chiropractic Lifestyle Studios/clinics.
Dr. Riekeman is the proud father of two daughters, one of whom is a Chiropractor, three grandsons, two of whom are headed to Chiropractic college, a son-in-law who is a Chiropractor, and is in a loving relationship. He currently resides in Puerto Rico and Michigan.
Dr. Nicole Fenske is a chiropractor and certified functional medicine doctor. She is one of few certified functional medicine doctors in Wisconsin and has done extensive post- graduate studies in clinical nutrition and functional medicine over the last 20 years. She lectures frequently on topics such as cancer prevention, dysglycemia, endocrine balance, inflammation, gastrointestinal challenges and the basics of nutritional supplementation. She has attended both the Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University. Dr. Fenske practices in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Dr. Paten’s journey in health care began with achieving his Bachelor of
Science in Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation from Central Michigan
University. After graduating in 2013, he worked as a certified personal
trainer, developing fitness plans, providing nutritional guidance, and
educating clients on health and fitness.
In 2016, he started his new career path at Life University in Marietta, GA.
While a doctoral student, Dr. Paten took the maximum course load,
was involved in technique clubs, and also taught younger quarter
students Applied Kinesiology protocols. In March of 2019, Dr. Paten
graduated from Life University with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree
and is excited to continue his journey helping people at Back to Health
Dr. Ryan Cedermark graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life University in 2011. While in school, Dr. Cedermark enrolled in postgraduate neurology courses, earning his Diplomate in Neurology from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in 2013. Passionate about a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, Dr. Cedermark graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duke University and completed a Family Nurse Practitioner program at Georgia State University in 2018. Dr. Cedermark currently serves as adjunct faculty at National University teaching in the Master's Program. Dr. Cedermark is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and serves on the board of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR) as well as the Medical Advisory Board for SNA Biotech. Dr. Cedermark currently works full-time at Regional Medical Group in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Cedermark’s multidisciplinary educational background creates a unique approach in today’s healthcare environment
Yoga has always been a part of my life. I recall as a child, feeling deeply connected
to nature, spirituality, and energy. As an adult it has become a way of life to
maintain that union. On a quest for meaning and purpose I began yoga and
meditation as a teenager. Over time my interests have evolved to include
aromatherapy, herbalism, Ayurveda, Thai Massage and energy through Reiki. I
considers myself to be a humble student of life and it is my dharma to share these
interests with others so they too can attain balance and purpose in life.
In 2010, while working in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of
Michigan, I completed a 200-hr yoga teacher training. Deeply drawn to my personal
practice I found my true calling as a yoga guide. It was during this time I began to
explore healing through Reiki and have since received a Master Level Attunement. In
November 2017 I was ready to pursue advanced yoga training to earn a 500hr RYT,
expected graduation August 2020. As my interests evolve, I am pursuing continuing
education as a Naturopathic Practitioner.
Dr Monique Andrews is a chiropractor, neuroscientist and international award winning speaker who has been teaching about chiropractic, the brain and the mind-body continuum for 20 years. Prior to becoming a chiropractor Dr. Andrews was a a research scientist, who published peer-reviewed papers in the fields of Psychoneuroimmunology and the Neurobiology of Stress and Reward. Today, she teaches internationally on topics such as the Neurophysiology of Subluxation, Neurodevelopment of the Pediatric Patient, Evolutionary Impact of Chiropractic on the Brain and the connection between Chiropractic and Consciousness. Affectionately known as ‘Dr. Mo’, she is adored by students and docs for her ability to make even the most difficult concepts accessible. Last year Dr Mo co-founded The PRANA Foundation where she integrates western neuroscience with eastern spiritual practices to serve as a mentor and facilitates transformative retreats, meditation and breath workshops all over the world. She recently launched Dr Mo Knows, an interactive Science and Patient Education program for chiropractors and chiropractic students . Few people possess the expertise, presence and wisdom to make a meaningful impact on humanity. Dr. Mo is a rare gift.
Dr. Rachel Marynowski received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia. After working in corporate health for a large hospital system, Dr. Marynowski sought a more comprehensive medical model, based upon preventive rather than disease-based care; one that analyzes the whole body and encourages patients to take an active role in their own health. Naturopathy was the perfect fit. She graduated from National University of Health Sciences. She is a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Physician, and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She serves as an elected official on the Georgia Association of Naturopathic Physicians executive board and sits on the advisory committee for the naturopathic program at NUHS. She holds special interest in women’s health, gastrointestinal dysfunction & disease, environmental medicine, endocrinology/hormonal dysfunction, functional medicine, clinical nutrition and homeopathy. In 2016, she and three colleagues co-founded an integrative medical clinic where she currently practices as the head of primary care. Their clinic, VitalAtlanta, is in downtown Atlanta and includes the Atlanta Birth Center, psychotherapy, acupuncture, massage, craniosacral, chiropractic, lactation support, nutrition, midwifery, obstetrics and gynecology. She is also the co-founder of an online health & wellness initiative called www.kaleblossom.com Her goal is to increase access to integrative medicine and to nourish practitioner partnerships for the ultimate benefit to each individual patient’s health care, and to empower patients to reach their optimal health- mind, body and spirit.
Dr. Debi Silber is the founder of the Post Betrayal Transformation Institute and is a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert, the author of the #1 bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis and her newest book: Trust Again: Overcoming Betrayal and Regaining Health, Confidence and Happiness. Her recent PhD study on how we experience betrayal made 3 groundbreaking discoveries that changes how long it takes to heal. In addition to being on FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz Show, TEDx (twice) and more, she’s an award winning speaker, coach and author dedicated to helping people move past their betrayals as well as any other blocks preventing them from the health, work, relationships, confidence and happiness they want most.
Dr. Michael Husmillo is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in Integrative Biology with an emphasis in neurobiology. He did his thesis under the supervision of Dr. Marian C. Diamond studying the relationship between the endocrine, immune system and its effects on the cerebral cortex. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
As a result of is undergraduate research, he was naturally drawn to the field of Chiropractic Neurology. He completed a postdoctoral three-year neurology course through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies in Clinical Neurology leading to the certification of a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. In addition, Dr. Husmillo had completed advanced studies in the treatment of childhood learning and behavioral disorders. He is also holds a Fellowship from the American College of Functional Neurology. He is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. This has provided Dr. Husmillo the ability to create a unique approach to truly understanding the connection between the Brain-gut axis and its effect on people. Dr. Husmillo provides lectures on Chiropractic Neurology to chiropractors in Michigan. He also gives webinars on the Brain-gut axis to all doctors throughout the country. He is the clinical director at Optimum Chiropractic Neurology Center in Troy, MI
Dr. Lisa Olszewski is a chiropractor, naturopath and keto nutrition fanatic, known to travel across the world to meet friends for dinner and rack up frequent flyer miles. When she’s not adjusting spines in her chiropractic office, she’s passionately making healthy living simple through her online courses, virtual summits and one on one coaching so everyone can achieve a vibrant level of health. She maintains a wellness chiropractic office in Chelsea, Michigan, and made history in 2012 when she was elected the first female to serve on the Executive Committee of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, and became the first female President of that association in January, 2021.
Her mission is to help inspire people to become even healthier and live vibrant lives so they can be the role models for their families and communities. This is the reason she founded the American Institute of Healthy Living in 2017 to help make healthy living, simple. You can download her 10 Hacks to Vibrant Health at drlisao.com
Dr. Don Clum is a successful health care professional, sought after speaker,
business owner, and current student obtaining a Ph.D. in Health Psychology.
Proven ability to create integrated programs for insulin resistance and experienced
in presenting to large organizations or communicating one-on-one to create health
strategies and functional medicine protocols. Passionate in teaching complex
advanced health strategies to the public in understandable terms to improve their
Dr. Tom Preston
Dr. Tom Preston considers himself very fortunate to be a success in his ideal, both personally and professionally.Professionally his career started as a very successful family focused chiropractor where he started two practices from scratch right out of school. His focus on balancing his love of service with his love of family led him to define success by taking 10-12 weeks of holidays/year while working 25 hours/week and making a nice take home salary.
Many peers and other docs took notice and wanted to learn how to accomplish this so he started his coach/consulting business to help other health care providers. That role has evolved to where he is a highly sought-after trainer, advisor, consultant and coach to health care professionals and entrepreneurs worldwide. His personal life success revolves around his role as a deeply devoted family man. His 30+year marriage to the love of his life, Shelley and the five amazing daughters are his muse and the center of his time away from his career.
Throughout his long consulting career Tom has focused on helping his clients design and manifest the business and life of THEIR dreams based on their definition of success. He assists them in connecting to their most authentic version of self and then leverages the power, wisdom, and creativity of that connection to help them “be” more so they can “do” more and ultimately “have” more.
As a certified holistic health and wellness coach, Charlaine Raynor is passionate about creating a reliable supportive space for people to move forward in a direction they desire in mind and body. Charlaine understands each person is on their own personal journey and that health and wellness is not a one size fits all program. In the midst of her own health crisis in 2008, Charlaine was met with the challenge of finding the support she needed to change the direction her health was heading after a stressful episode. This experience created a very strong value for her on how people are supported. Charlaine believes very strongly that guessing about health and navigating through google is not enough to create an optimal state of health.
Emphasizing each of her client’s unique life experiences, goals, and dreams, Charlaine creates a custom action plan that supports them in moving forward toward living their best life. In addition to providing a deep and meaningful coaching experience to her clients, she also serves as a mentor and guide to motivate, and hold clients accountable to achieve their goals. Charlaine has worked with hundreds of people, with a focus on integrating family health at the core.
Michael Karlin is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Life University in the Positive Human Development and Social Change Department and the Associate Director of the Life University Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics. Karlin received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies from Emory University in 2014. His dissertation, “‘To Create a Dwelling Place for God’: Life Coaching and the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic Movement in Contemporary America,” is an ethnographic study of two Jewish life coaching programs that blend psychology, religion and contemplative practice in order to provide resources with which individuals can construct moral selves and heal psychological wounds. Karlin is also a Fellow of the Tam Institute of Jewish Studies and the Mind and Life Institute