Dr. Courtney received his doctor of chiropractic degree from
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic/Southern California
University of Health Sciences (www.scuhs.edu) in 1981. He
went on to study postgraduate chiropractic orthopedics at
Texas Chiropractic College, Parker College of Chiropractic,
and LACC. He is proficient in neuromuscular thermography.
He is the first chiropractic physician to become a member of
the Arkansas Craniomandibular Society. He is certified in
acupuncture, botanical medicine and homeopathy. He holds
diplomate status in pain management and nutrition. Dr.
Courtney is a current member of the Arkansas State Board of
Chiropractic Examiners, a position that he was appointed to by
Governor Huckabee in 1999.
Dr. Dale Huntington graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic
College in Kansas City, Missouri in 1971. He became a certified
Chiropractic Sports Physician in 1991 and certified in
acupuncture in 1998. Dr. Huntington is a past distinguished
President and Lieutenant Governor of the Springdale Kiwanis
Club. He and his wife Teresa have three children. He is a
second generation chiropractor who gives his father the credit for
his choice to enter the chiropractic profession based on the many
people he witnessed being helped by his father.
|Dr. Dale Huntington D.A.B.C.O
700 West Sunset
Springdale, AR 72764
|Dr. Michael D. Courtney
Chairman of the Board
1421 Cherry Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
|Dr. Conrad Kaelin
PO Box 10213
Fort Smith, AR 72917
Dr. Conrad Kaelin graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic
College in Kansas City, Missouri in 1961. He has actively
practiced chiropractic in the Fort Smith, Van Buren, and Barling
areas since that time. His wife, Paulette Kaelin, currently serves
as the Executive Secreatary of the Arkansas Chiropractic
Society. They have five children. Dr. Kaelin has the distinction of
having been appointed to the Arkansas State Board of
Chiropractic Examiners by three different governors, first in 1982
by Governor Frank White, second in 1987 by then Governor Bill
Clinton, and finally in 1999 by Governor Mike Huckabee for a
|Dr. Mark Lazenby
Blytheville, AR 72315
Dr. Mark E. Lazenby obtained his bachelors degree in business
management from Oklahoma State University. He worked as a
plant personnel manager for Brockway Glass Company from
1977 until 1984. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in
Davenport, Iowa and graduated in June 1988. After passing his
state board exams, he opened a private practice in Blytheville,
Arkansas. He is married to Debra K. Holmes Lazenby and they
have four children. Dr. Lazenby is active in the First Tee Program
of Northeastern Arkansas, which is an organization to help kids
increase life skills, as well as, teach the game of golf.
|Dr. Dan Wolfe
1169 Hwy 70-71 East
DeQueen, AR 71832
|Dr. Christopher Cathey
Board Member & Legislative Committee
PO Box 21670
Little Rock, AR 72221
After serving in the Air Force, Dan returned to college to pursue
an agricultural degree in animal science and health. He did
not find this profitable and returned to Calpoly University and
received a secondary teaching credential. At this time he
enlisted in the Army Reserves and was assigned to a Mash
unit and passed the Special Forces medical program. He then
went on to chiropractic college and has been in practice for
over twenty years in DeQueen, Arkansas. Dan notes that he
has seen a real weakness in our profession by not serving a
broader clientele with more education and training in
emergency medicine and minor surgical procedures. This led
him to write his book, “First Aid and Beyond”.
A 1967 graduate from National College of Chiropractic in
Lombard, Illinois, Dr. Schmidt’s predominately visceral practice
addresses a variety of acute and chronic conditions which can
include blood chemistry and therapeutic nutrition. He holds
certifications in Dr. Pettibon’s Spinal Biomechanics Institute,
Spinal Impairment and Disability rating, and Certification in
Animal Chiropractic from the American Veterinary Chiropractic
Association. He also holds two Certifications in Acupuncture and
one Fellowship from the International Academy of Medical
He and his wife Kristen live on a mountaintop near Hot Springs
National Park, Arkansas.
|Dr. William Schmidt
Immediate Past President
Hot Springs, AR
Dr. Christopher Cathey is a native of North Little Rock and
currently practices at 301 North Shackleford in Little Rock. Dr.
Cathey attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and
received a degree in organic chemistry. He then went on to
graduate from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1996. He and
his wife Stephanie have two children, Brandon and Caroline. Dr.
Cathey enjoys running marathons and car racing.
Dr. V. Savelle Barnes is a graduate of Logan Chiropractic
College. He currently has a personal injury practice in Rogers,
AR. Dr. Barnes is past president of the Arkansas Board of
Chiropractic Examiners. He was appointed to the ASBCE by then
Governor Mike Huckabee and served five years on this board.
Dr. Barnes is an avid sportsman and fisherman.
|Dr. Savelle Barnes
First Vice President
After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in
Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Bennett came back to his home state to
practice. Since 1982 Dr. Steven Bennett has provided quality
chiropractic care to thousands of patients in Central Arkansas.
He offers chiropractic manipulation techniques that have made
chiropractic the leading non-medical form of health care in this
country. He also became a specialist in Chiropractic
Orthopedics. Today, he is one of seven Chiropractic
Orthopedists in Arkansas and was the first Chiropractic
Orthopedist in the state. Dr. Bennett has been very active in
maintaining and advocating high standards of practice for
chiropractic in this state.
|Dr. Steven Bennett
North Little Rock, AR
|Dr. John McMurry
4196 McCain Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72117
Dr. McMurry is a native of southeast Arkansas. He graduated from
the University of Arkansas at Monticello and received his Doctor
of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, Ga. He is certified
as a Whiplash & Traumatology Specialist via the Spine Research
Institute of San Diego. Dr. McMurry is committed to providing
thorough and effective chiropractic care to help patients achieve a
pain free and healthy lifestyle. In his free time Dr. McMurry enjoys
activities such as hunting, fishing, playing sports and spending
time with his family.
|Dr. Melissa Faulkenberry
11125 Arcade Drive, Ste. D
Little Rock, AR 72212
Dr. Melissa Faulkenberry attended the University of Arkansas in
Fayetteville, Arkansas, and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of
Science degree in microbiology. For the next three years Melissa
attended the Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City,
Missouri, where in 1997, she graduated with a Doctor of
Chiropractic degree. Dr. Faulkenberry is an active member of the
Little Rock Rotary Club and the Arkansas Chiropractic Society.
She also serves on the Medical Advisory Committee of
QualChoice. In 2011, she was honored as a finalist in the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper's "Best of the Best 2011"
award competition. In Dr. Faulkenberry's spare time she enjoys
family activities, reading, traveling, hiking, dining out, and playing
with her Border Collie, Misha, and her Australian Shepherd, Alex.