Meet the Team - UWS Connected Whole Health

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A Collaborative Team of Providers

Focused on Your Optimal Path of Treatment

Meet the Connected Whole Health Team

Connected Whole Health has brought together some of the brightest minds in sports medicine and chiropractic care to develop an evidence-informed approach to health and healing. We take the best of treatment and preventive care options that are customized to help every patient meet their unique health and healthy living goals. Our model is based the latest medical research, our university’s own data, and the knowledge and experience of our team members. We hold ourselves accountable for every aspect of this care, ensuring it is efficient, effective and affordable, while monitoring each patient’s health outcomes so they receive the most benefit from treatment possible.

Connected Whole Health team

Clinicians

Bill Moreau
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Bill Moreau

DC, DACBSP, FACSM

CEO & Chief Medical Officer
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As the leader of medical services for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Dr. Bill Moreau worked with Olympic and Paralympic teams where he was responsible for the care of thousands of Team USA athletes, provided by more than 200 clinicians from numerous health care disciplines. During his tenure at USOC, Dr. Moreau served as the Team USA chief medical officer during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games as well as serving as the medical director for the the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Over his more than 30-year career, he has also treated collegiate, high school and recreational athletes.

Dr. Moreau is a licensed chiropractic physician and a board-certified Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP). He has presented more than 500 lectures and postgraduate education programs throughout the world. Dr. Moreau is currently president of the ACBSP and is a member of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine editorial review board.

ACSM Fellow

Beverly L. Harger
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Beverly L. Harger

DC, DACBR

Director of Diagnostic Imaging
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Dr. Beverly Harger is a chiropractic radiologist with more than 26 years of clinical experience. In 1992, she completed her radiology residency at University of Western States (formerly WSCC) and attained her diplomate status from the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (ACBR). Her influential mentors were Dr. Appa Anderson (the first chiropractic radiologist and who started the radiology resident program at UWS – formerly WSCC) and Dr. Cynthia Peterson, Harger’s residency director.

She is the director of the MS in diagnostic imaging (MS-DI) as well as the clinical radiologist for the University of Western States. She believes that the radiologist is an integral part of the patient’s healthcare team and, therefore, should have direct communication with the doctor. In addition to her role as radiologist, she enjoys teaching post-graduate courses on imaging. As director of the residency in diagnostic imaging she is directly involved in training the next generation of chiropractic radiologists. When she is not in the proverbial dark room of the radiologist, she enjoys most outdoor activities except weeding.

Jaci Bergstrom
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Jaci Bergstrom

DC

Clinician
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Dr. Jaci Bergstrom is the clinical supervisor at the University of Western States. She began her career at UWS in 2018 as a clinician in the Campus Health Center. In 2021, she moved into the supervisor position and resides there. Dr. Bergstrom worked in private practice for 16 years prior shifting her focus to the instructional side of chiropractic. She feels this has been a great transition allowing her to incorporate her passion for chiropractic into the lives of the students as they pursue their dreams of providing care to their future patients.

Dr. Bergstrom graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn. in 2001 with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and St. Scholastica University in Duluth, Minn with her Master of Arts in Management in 2004. Beginning in 2002, she worked as an associate until starting her own practice in Fargo, ND in 2007. In 2012 she moved to the Pacific Northwest following an opportunity her husband received for his job. Throughout the course of practice, Dr. Bergstrom has truly enjoyed providing patient care and education on chiropractic, exercise, posture awareness and healthy habits.

In her free time, Dr. Bergstrom enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also tries to spend time being outdoors, exercising, cooking and traveling.

Jasmine Brewster Piper
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Jasmine Brewster Piper

DC, CCSP

Clinical Fellow
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Dr. Jasmine Brewster Piper was born and raised in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio where she found her passion for sports medicine and chiropractic. She completed her clinical experience as an intern with Dr. Moreau here at UWS, where she was able to learn and utilize the most innovative chiropractic techniques. It is where she acquired the knowledge and ability to diagnose, evaluate and skillfully treat patients based on their conditions. Because of her impactful experience, Dr. Piper decided to stay at UWS to become the first Clinical Fellow. 

Dr. Piper has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™). She is currently a regional representative for the American Black Chiropractic Association, a faculty advisor for the local Student American of Black Chiropractic Association chapter and a student advisor to the President of the ACBSP™

When Dr. Piper is not in clinic, you can find her exploring and connecting with nature with her husband or cuddled with her Australian Shepherd, Nakia, reading a new book. 

Lorraine Ginter
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Lorraine Ginter

DC

Clinician
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Dr. Lorraine Ginter received her Bachelor of Science in biology from University of California, East Bay in 1996. She attended the Holistic Health Institute in San Francisco and graduated with a holistic health educator and practitioner certificate in 1979, and graduated from University of Western States (UWS) in 1989 with a doctor of chiropractic degree. Dr. Ginter is board eligible for a diplomate in internal medicine. She also has additional training in Graston technique, kinseiotaping, enzyme therapy and primary care practice. She has been engaged in clinical teaching at UWS since 1991. Prior to becoming a licensed chiropractic physician, Dr. Ginter was a massage practitioner for 10 years in a chiropractic office, which motivated her to get more schooling so she could increase her skill set and provide care for more patients.

Dr. Ginter has a particular interest in treating the whole person, which means evaluating and addressing the patient’s primary concern, as well as taking a holistic approach by evaluating for and minimizing risk factors for illness and encouraging optimal health through nutritional and lifestyle support. She treats patients of all ages who present with most any condition, but specializes in chronic pain and palliative care.

Dr. Ginter maintains balance in her own life by engaging in activities with family and friends. She particularly enjoys interests that bring her closer to nature, which include gardening, bird watching and creating fiber art pieces through quilting and applique (check out her wool labyrinths in the UWS library)! She also maintains an active meditation and walking practice.

Lindsay Pelley
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Lindsay Pelley

DC

Clinician
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Dr. Lindsay Pelley’s experience with chiropractic care spans back to her athletic adolescence. After seeking chiropractic treatment for a soccer-related injury, Dr. Pelley developed an understanding and appreciation for the broad array of ways in which chiropractic care can promote well-being. 

Dr. Pelley understands well-being as living well, and her holistic approach places emphasis on equilibrium of both mind and body. She upholds this view by coordinating care unique to the individual which is achieved through the integration of treatment methods such as diversified manual adjustment of both the spine and extremities, Activator and drop table, myofascial manipulation, supplementation, kinesiotaping, IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation), and both preventative and recovery-based exercise therapy. 

Dr. Pelley’s specialty areas encompass working with a hypermobile population such as yogis and dancers, providing treatment for temporomandibular disorders, conducting functional movement assessments to enhance performance, and focusing on the fundamentals of health including diet and nutrition, diaphragmatic breathing techniques and mindfulness.

When not providing care to patients, Dr. Pelley enjoys spending time with her family, exploring and connecting with nature. 

Ryan Ondick
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Ryan Ondick

DC

Clinician
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Dr. Ryan Ondick began chiropractic practice in 2002 and has worked as a chiropractic physician in the University of Western States (UWS) clinic system since 2005. He started school at UWS in 1998 without ever being adjusted and fellow clinician, Dr. Ginter, was the first person to ever adjust him. He mentors and supervises 3rd and 4th year interns as they develop their clinical skills. Dr. Ondick also assists students as a sports medicine and outreach supervisor which involves overseeing the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients throughout the greater Portland metro area. While he considers himself a jack of all trades, rehabilitation is one of Dr. Ondick’s passions as it helps empowers people to have control over their own pain, aid in their rate of recovery and possible reduce reinjury. He currently serves as the faculty advisor for the UWS rehabilitation club.

Dr. Ondick is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys archery, lacrosse, running and the diverse beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Kathryn Ross
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Kathryn Ross

DC, CCSP

Clinician
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Dr. Kathryn Ross is a chiropractic physician at the University of Western States Health Center. She graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009 after receiving her bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minn. Like many who land in the Pacific Northwest, she stayed and practiced in an integrative health clinic with naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists and massage therapists in NE Portland until she started working at UWS in 2016. Her employment as a chiropractic physician combines mentoring and training interns with her love of helping patients achieve a healthier, pain-free lifestyle. Her chiropractic interests include prenatal, post-partum and pediatric care, as well as sports injuries and rehabilitation.

As a former competitive gymnast and figure skater, Dr. Ross also continues to be involved in a local gymnastics club, coaching and organizing strength and conditioning programs for the athletes. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest and spending time on the water wakeboarding, skiing or paddleboarding with her husband and two children.

Anne Venderley
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Anne Venderley

DC

Clinician
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Dr. Anne Venderley is a chiropractic physician at the University of Western States clinic. After graduating from Purdue University, she studied chiropractic medicine at National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Venderley practiced in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Denver, Colorado, while also teaching college anatomy courses. She enjoys working with student interns and teaching them how to use their knowledge in a clinical setting so they can learn to treat patients with skill and compassion.  

Dr. Venderley enjoys working with many different types of patients and conditions, including prenatal and postpartum care, chronic pain and sports medicine. Through rehabilitative exercises, she strives to empower patients by giving them tools for understanding and maintaining their health.

Outside the office, Dr. Venderley loves to visit the coast, hike, practice yoga and explore all the great restaurants and coffee shops Portland has to offer.

Peter Vuky
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Peter Vuky

DC

Clinician
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Dr. Peter Vuky is a chiropractic physician at the University of Western States Health Center. He enjoys providing patient care in combination with mentoring chiropractic interns in their clinical development. Dr. Vuky’s chiropractic interests include family practice, injury and rehabilitation care. He earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from UWS and serves on a subcommittee for the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners (OBCE). Outside of work, Dr. Vuky enjoys playing tennis and chess. Having lived in Oregon for more than 40 years, he is an avid Portland Trailblazers fan.

Office Staff

Monika Hernandez
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Monika Hernandez

MBA

Executive Director of Clinic Business Operations and Finance
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Monika Hernandez has a strong passion for health care, and has worked within the industry of health since 2011. She has worked closely with health systems and local private practices in bridging potential gaps in care through developing strategic initiatives of partnership and collaboration with health care professionals improving access to high-quality care for all communities.

Monika earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Monika was a first generation in the U.S. with family originating from Poland, she was raised in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys staying active, reading and spending time with her two sons, husband and mastiff.

Ashley French
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Ashley French

Receptionist and Medical Records Coordinator
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Ashley French has been with University of Western States since 2011 and has continued to bring her energetic attitude to the clinic ensuring a positive patient experience. Ashley prioritizes patient satisfaction and enjoys witnessing our communities achieve their optimal health with the help of the clinical team. Ashley was formally in a softball league from childhood through college, and enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter and family.

 

Alice Grenier
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Alice Grenier

Office Manager of UWS Clinics
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Alice Grenier joined University of Western States in 1999 and continues to proudly serve patients. Alice thrives on being part of a team that engages with students and helps them develop into health care professionals.

Outside of the clinic, as a native Oregonian, Alice prioritizes keeping her family outdoors visiting waterfalls, hiking near water and fishing on a regular basis.

Haley Hottinger
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Haley Hottinger

Receptionist
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Solome Mekbib
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Solome Mekbib

MSHMI

Clinic Health Care Analyst
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Solome Mekbib joined the University of Western States in 2020 as the clinic health care analyst. She serves as a data analyst and a liaison between UWS clinic and Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN); evaluating clinic performance metrics to improve efficiency, interoperability, safety and quality of patient-centered care delivery. Solome enhances clinical decision support through analyzing clinical data, developing workflow initiatives, process maps, enhancement packs and audit reports to optimize patient outcomes and communicate the current trends in the health care system. She provides EPIC leadership and training to clinicians, students and front office staff to improve user experience. She is scientific research pioneer who published an information systems and neuroscience article i.e. The Application of Biometric tools in Understanding Cognitive behavior.

Her interests are patient care, chronic care management, population health and clinical informatics. She is a member of American Medical Informatics Association, Oregon HIMSS and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.

Solome is of Ethiopian decent and likes sightseeing, waterfalls and visiting exotic places. Solome enjoys hiking in the Pacific Northwest, gardening, drawing and playing the piano.

Shauna Wagner
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Shauna Wagner

Receptionist
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