Sherman Shares - September 2010
Meet the Trustees: Dr.Michael Lenarz, Vice Chairman
Chiropractor, author and consultant Michael Lenarz, D.C., of Mount Vernon, WA, joined the Board of Trustees in June 2008. His manuscript, The Chiropractic Way, (Bantam Books, 2003) was the first introductory book published on chiropractic by a major publisher.
Lenarz is founder of Health First Chiropractic, with numerous upper cervical offices, serving clients throughout Washington State, and co-founder of Dynamic Life Chiropractic, serving people in Michigan. He previously served as a consultant with Five Star Management, and currently owns The Chiropractic Way Consulting firm, working with chiropractors throughout North America as a business management consultant.
Lenarz earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Sherman College in 1987 and completed business and pre-chiropractic courses at the Community College of Allegheny County, University of Miami and University of Pittsburgh; he completed the Blair Chiropractic Primary and Advanced Trainer Certification in 2007.
He is a member of the Blair Upper Cervical Society, Washington State Chiropractic Association, Sherman College of Chiropractic Alumni Association and Sherman College Board of Regents. He also serves as an extern faculty member for Palmer College of Chiropractic. Lenarz has presented at numerous public speaking engagements over many years at local, regional and national chiropractic functions and institutions. He received the Philosophy Distinction Award at his Sherman graduation in 1987 and the Blair Chiropractic Society named him Chiropractor of the Year in 2003.
Dr. Lenarz’s hobbies include gardening, travelling and spending time with his wife, Susan, daughter, Jennifer (and her husband), and granddaughter, Kahlan.
In regard to his participation on Sherman’s Board of Trustees, Lenarz states, “I decided to apply for and join Sherman’s Board of Trustees because of my desire to give back to the profession and my alma mater. I am dedicated to the preservation of chiropractic’s role as centered on correction of subluxation – and I see the critical role that Sherman plays in this ongoing effort.
“Since becoming a member of the Board I have learned an enormous amount about the complex environment that an educational institution exists within,” Lenarz continues. “This complex environment consists of many stakeholders and policy makers, including the chiropractic profession, accrediting institutions, college administration, staff and students. I have learned the value of working with a group of diverse professionals in a respectful, energetic and productive manner. It has been a remarkable and enlightening experience!”