Meet the GCSS Board of Directors

David A. Fowler, DC, FICPA — President
1269 Barclay Circle
Marietta, GA 30060

Dr. Fowler graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 2000. He served as Vice-President of the LACC Gonstead Study Club for six semesters. At that same time, he also completed advanced training to become certified as a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Following graduation, he spent the next 6 months travelling around Central and South America, and completed his trip by working with a pair of Gonstead chiropractors in El Salvador. He then returned to his hometown of Ridgecrest, CA and began practicing full time. Dr Fowler has been very active working with the students at LACC and he previously taught a Gonstead elective course at LACC for two years. Dr Fowler splits his time between working in his own practice and working in his wife’s pediatric dental practice. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, playing video games with his kids, and travelling.

Jerry M. Mendez, DC — Vice-President
141 Lincoln Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Dr. Jerry Mendez is a 2005 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. Upon graduation Dr. Mendez began his practice in Bergen County, NJ. Currently, Dr. Mendez operates a family practice attached to his home along with his wife Rachel of 13 years who manages the front desk and administrative responsibilities. Their plan has always been to have a home office in which to raise their three children (6 year old twins and a 9 year old) within a wellness environment. Operating a home based practice affords the luxury of having the children at arm’s length at all times and provides invaluable family time. Dr. Mendez successfully earned his Gonstead Diplomate status in 2009. He has also had the honor and pleasure to serve on the GCSS Board of Directors since 2014. Dr. Mendez's Gonstead journey began in second quarter during chiropractic college. He never missed a club or workshop during his time as a student at Life University in 2001 until his graduation from PCC-W in 2005. He has served as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President and President at the Palmer West Gonstead club. Dr. Mendez mentors students and field doctors by offering bi-weekly classes at his office. He enjoys unicycling and doing bicycle wheelies during his free time.

Sam Gunlogson, DC — Secretary/Treasurer
804 North 16th Street
Montevideo, MN 56265

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.

Jeanne Taylor, DC — Executive Director
1280 17th Avenue, Suite 101
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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 PCC-W Gonstead Club and after graduation continued as 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 Gonstead seminars both Nationally and Internationally and privately but voluntarily tutors students and doctors in the Gonstead technique. Dr. Taylor is an adjunct faculty for postceptorships through Palmer and Life Chiropractic Colleges. Living and working near the beach offers immediate stress relief. Extracurricular activities include hiking, biking, camping, singing, theater, traveling and wine tasting!

Stacy Jeff Aslan, DC
146 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

Dr. Aslan is a 1988 graduate of LACC.  He was introduced to the Gonstead technique when as a first semester student he asked Dr. Greg Plaugher what he thought of Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) and his response was, “If you want to learn real chiropractic come down to the Gonstead club meeting Thursday night.” Dr. Aslan never looked back. The class was on listings and it just made so much sense. He became president of the club for two trimesters. Dr. Aslan also spent many weekends at Dr. Richard Gohls office marking x-rays and learning adjusting. After graduation Dr. Aslan worked for a chiropractor in NYC who was a diversified guy but they had separate patients. After observing the doctor adjusting many patients, Dr. Aslan naively asked the doctor, “Does everyone have the same problem, because you keep adjusting them all the same way?” Six months later he started his own practice. Dr. Aslan earned his Gonstead Diplomate status in 2018 and joined the GCSS Board of Directors in 2019.

J. David Currie, DC
2140 Peralta Blvd, Suite 105
Fremont, CA 94536

Dr. Currie graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He has been actively in practice in Fremont since 1982. Specializing in chronic and difficult cases, Dr. Currie is an Associate Professor at Life Chiropractic College-West while maintaining an active practice. Dr. Currie's philosophy is "Find the Patient's Problem, Fix it, and Leave it Alone". He practices, consults and teaches the world famous Gonstead System of Chiropractic to students and doctors nationally and around the world. He is fondly known as the "Dancing Chiropractor" as one of his passions is ballroom and Latin/salsa dancing,

Lydia Dever, M.Ed., DC
1301 Shiloh Road, Suite 1310
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(404) 886-2300

Dr. Lydia Dever is a 2002 graduate of Life University. She received her B.A. from Kent State University near her hometown of Akron, Ohio, and her M.Ed. from the University of Georgia. 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, for Life University continuing education, and numerous other Gonstead workshops. Dr. Dever is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Dean of Chiropractic Sciences at Life University supervising a variety of classes including Gonstead. She is also one of 4 Student Gonstead Club Advisors. She has been published in the Journal of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, The Journal of Chiropractic Education, and is a reviewer for the History of Chiropractic Journal.

Kristin M. Fellows, D.C.
1590 Thomas Center Drive, Suite 110
Eagan, MN 55122

Dr. Fellows is a 2002 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic and a Diplomate of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. She experienced the Gonstead difference during her first trimester of school while under the care of Dr. John Thatcher, who immediately became her mentor. Dr. Fellows is the founder of Cornerstone Family Chiropractic in Eagan, MN which is now three doctors and several support staff strong. She is an active instructor with the Gonstead Methodology Institute (GMI) where her passion involves lecturing on the analysis portion of the Gonstead system. Dr. Kristin is secretary of the C.S. Gonstead Chiropractic Foundation Board of Directors which serves to maintain, preserve, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the renowned Gonstead Clinic in Mt. Horeb, WI. Dr. Fellows assists in furthering the education of chiropractic students as an adjunct professor at both Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, and Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, IA within the Clinical Preceptor Training Programs. She spearheaded the online Gonstead Ladies group to help train and encourage the women of Gonstead chiropractic to advance their skills, and create balance in their work and home lives. Dr. Fellows resides in a small town in Minnesota, with her loving husband John, who is an entrepreneur and software developer, and their three children. She loves meaningful connection, exploring her surroundings on scenic hikes, cozying up around a fire, and traveling with her family to northern Minnesota to experience the cooler weather and the peace of beautiful Lake Superior.

David R. Geary, DC
2999 West County Rd. 42 #212
Burnsville, MN 55306

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 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 Clinical Studies Society lecturer and instructor on adjustive technique and case management, and board member of the Gonstead Foundation. 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.

Randal C. Johnson, DC
1398 Munras Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940

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 Clinical Studies Society since 1986 and is a Gonstead Diplomate and Fellow. He was awarded Teacher of the Year by Gonstead Seminars inc in 1996. In the last several years, Dr. Johnson has volunteered to accompany his good friend and colleague, Dr. Steven Tanaka to Guatemala to provide chiropractic health care to the under-served people there. This inspired him to travel to Easter Island, Chile on a similar mission which was very well received. In 2015, Dr. Johnson decided to found Tanaka Chiropractic Missions LLC In order to continue Dr. Tanaka’s work and honor his legacy. He recruited Dr. Justine Rhee and Dr. Jennifer Liu to co-found this project which could not have happened without them. Dr. Johnson still enjoys playing competitive basketball, skiing and scuba diving. His daughter Stephanie is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and Manhattan School of Music and now lives in Paris, France. His son Eric is in the music business. His wife Ellie runs their chiropractic office in Monterey, CA and also runs many marathons including Berlin, New York, Stockholm and the Boston and Big Sur.

Joshua J. Lawlor, DC
616 Park View Plaza
Eldridge, IA 52748

Dr. Joshua Lawlor is the principal owner and operator of Lawlor Family Chiropractic. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Saint Clare College in Clinton, Iowa. Dr. Lawlor graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2005, Cum Laude – D.C. During the course of his Palmer studies, Dr. Lawlor had extensive training in the Gonstead work, serving as the Head Intern for the Troxell Intern Program (2004/2005). Service with the Troxell Intern Program continued as an Associate to Dr. J. Larry Troxell, founder of the program, and now serves as the director of the Troxell Intern Program, since the passing of Dr. Troxell in 2007. Dr. Lawlor has taught internationally with Gonstead Methodology Institute Worldwide (GMI) as an Instructor from 2005 to the present and serves on the GMI board, 2013-Present. In 2019, Dr. Lawlor was excited to begin working with the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society (GCSS) board as a new member. In his spare time, Dr. Lawlor enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Michelle, and their two sons Michael and Joel.

Daniel D. Lyons, DC, DPhCS
2920 S. Webster Avenue, Suite 100
Greenbay, WI 54301

Dr. Lyons is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and has since been in full-time private practice. His undergraduate degrees are in biology and biochemistry. He holds a Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic standards and is a GCSS Fellow. Dr. Lyons has served as the president of the Loyal Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers, The Gonstead Methodology Institute and currently serves as a board member for The Center for Chiropractic Progress, Gonstead Methodology Institute and the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. Dr. Lyons has been an instructor for Gonstead Methodology Institute since 1996 and regularly teaches Gonstead technique and Philosophy seminars for these groups as well as for other states and countries. He currently practices in Green Bay Wisconsin where he lives with his wife, Brookh and their two children. They love to travel and spend time watching their daughter perform in musicals and show choir and their son play soccer.

Rocco Perugini, DC
435 Rivercrest Court
Mukwonago, WI 53149

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.

Michael Tomasello, DC
6281 Autumn View Trace
Acworth, GA 30101

Michael Tomasello, DC is a 1993 graduate of Life University for his Doctor of Chiropractic and 2017 graduate for his Masters’ Degree in Sports Chiropractic. His B.S. degree is in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts in 1986. He has been practicing as a Gonstead chiropractor for the past 28 years. Dr. Tomasello is an Associate Professor at Life University working as a Faculty Clinician in the Outpatient clinic and as the lead Instructor for the Gonstead Technique class. He is also an advisor for The Gonstead Club of Life University. Currently he is a member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society Board of Directors and the Diplomate Committee. Dr. Tomasello has a passion for teaching chiropractic to students and to fellow chiropractors. Personally he enjoys time with his family, cycling, fitness activities, automobiles and archery.

David M. Waller, DC
2455 Ridge Road, Suite 147
Rockwall, TX 75087

Dr. David Waller is a Gonstead Diplomate, U.S. Army Veteran and 2000 graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic. Dr. Waller was taught and mentored by Dr. Larry Landers a long-time student and patient of Dr. Gonstead and took over for Dr. Landers upon his retirement in 2004. He has practiced across Texas as well as internationally in El Salvador where he managed 2 clinics. Today, Dr. Waller practices in Rockwall, Texas and is heavily involved in teaching the Gonstead work to Parker students via his Gonstead Advanced Practicum (GAP) program. He enjoys the outdoors and spends free time hunting and fishing. Dr. Waller currently serves on the GCSS Board of Directors and is the Chairman of the GCSS College Liaison Committee.

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