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Dr. Lisa Cowley and Victor Westgate

Dr. Lisa Cowley (D.C. '87), along with her husband, Victor Westgate, have recently published a book. Developed from more than five years of travel, interviews, research and personal experiences, "Pack Lightly: Making Sense of the Second Half of Your Life" is a practical roadmap for redefining one's purpose. They have assisted thousands of individuals in discovering their full potential as they move forward in the next chapter of their lives.


Zachary Ellingham-Hodge (D.C. '17) recently started a new position in Anchorage, Alaska, at Pairmore & Young Synergy Chiropractic. This clinic offers multiple doctors, ultrasound, laser, electric stim, and Cox Flexion Distraction, among other services. Zachary's employers were thrilled to know that not only is he familiar with the Cox Flexion Distraction table, but he's also well versed in the protocols. They also offer Standard Process supplements as well as Foot Levelers orthotics, two brands to which Zachary was introduced at NYCC. With an NYCC education under his belt, Zachary has been able to speak from a position of authority on these products and protocols, which has helped while informing patients in the treatment of their health concerns.

Cheri White (MSACN '17) recently started working with the Anchorage School District in the role of outreach dietitian. She works closely with other staff in the Nutrition School to improve the school meal programs in accordance with the revised USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Cheri also works with the staff to implement the new a la carte menu, providing students at all grade levels with healthier school meal options. Cheri works as part of a team to provide ongoing nutrition education to students, staff, and parents alike.

Dr. Eric Chu standing in front of the Spine Central reception desk

Eric Chun Pu Chu (D.C. '02) is currently the chairperson of Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong. He completed his post-graduate diplomate training from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), and is a fellow at the Royal College of Chiropractors.

Dr. Chu leads a group of clinics as part of a chiropractic, Chinese medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedic, and physiotherapy chain In 2014-17, the World Federation of Chiropractic recognized his teams with a global award. In 2015-17, his leadership in social service was honored by the Labour and Welfare Bureau, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

Dr. Chu holds various academic collaborations at universities internationally. He is a published researcher and some of his case reports have contributed to the current knowledge regarding the autonomic nervous system. He has also completed the Chinese version of the WHO Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Chiropractic, which is recognized as a keystone to educational policy setting.

Dr. Carol Ann Malizia (D.C. '89) passed away in April, 2019, and will be sorely missed by her patients, colleagues, friends, and family.  She practiced chiropractic for over 25 years in Newburgh, New York, and advanced the profession in many ways, including serving as a mentor to new professionals entering into practice as an associate. Dr. Malizia was a member of NYCC's Legacy Circle, having guided several prospective students to enroll at NYCC, and was a nationally recognized health expert. She appeared on cable news programs, was a featured author and the women's health editor of Chiropractic Fitness and Wellness Magazine, and served as a Board member of The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), where she traveled and worked closely with chiropractic spokesperson Ret. Brigadier General Becky Halstead.

Dr. Kaitlyn Connors (D.C. '13) recently passed the ICCSP examination becoming a board certified international chiropractic sports physician. She is in private practice in her hometown as well as an on staff physician in a large multidisciplinary practice. She has worked with numerous Olympic and US National team members as a staff chiropractor. She is a certified DOT medical examiner and was recently awarded the 2018 Young Professional of the Year Award for Greater Wilkes Barre.

Dr. Sherry Anne Lints (D.C. '98)  recently debuted at #5 on the Billboard Music Video Sales Chart for her latest project Sherry Anne LIVE! This 14-song DVD is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Sherry Anne continues to maintain a part time practice while making appearances on national television programs, national stages, and other platforms across the country. To see more of what she's up to visit