Meet Our Leadership Core

Our leadership is committed to protecting, promoting and perpetuating chiropractic to benefit the citizens of New Mexico and the Doctors of Chiropractors serving them.

Phillip Uphold, D.C.

President
 
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Dr. Uphold is a New Mexico native.  He practiced for seven years with his father-in-law and sister-in-law in Farmington before relocating to Albuquerque in 2012.   He started getting adjusted as a young athlete by my wife’s father.  He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. and graduated in 2004.  Dr. Uphold is married and has three children.  His chiropractic passion is children. He believes as a parent the greatest gift we can give our children is good health. For his family chiropractic is not just a profession it is a way of life.

Damian Cata, D.C.

Vice-President
 
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Dr. Cata is an Albuquerque native and has been in practice since 2009. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA. He received his undergraduate training at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Cata became a chiropractor after benefiting from receiving chiropractic care, first hand, as a patient.  He has a passion for serving families and helping people who could not get better through traditional and alternative means. 

 

 

Jacob Robinson, D.C.

Secretary
 
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Dr. Jacob Robinson has been serving Rio Rancho, NM with chiropractic care since 2009. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, triathlons, reading, and helping people improve their lives through natural, drug and surgery free, chiropractic.

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Genter, D.C.

Treasurer
 
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Dr. Karen Genter is a 1995 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. She has 8 1/2 years of professional training, leading to a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree.  In addition, she has had many post-graduate classes and training in the special needs of pregnant women and in children.  Dr. Genter works to restore and maintain health and guides you in a personalized approach to overall wellness - through proper nerve function, joint motion, exercise and good nutrition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Sapp, D.C. RYT 200

Board Member
 
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Jen has been living in Albuquerque since 2011 working as a chiropractor at 1st Health, where she has helped hundreds of people heal through traumatic car injuries. Born and raised in Germany and Japan, Jennifer was exposed at an early age to the diversity of perspectives on health, nutrition, and spirituality. An interest in discovering the connections between these varied perspectives led her to college to pursue a degree in Biology along with a yoga and meditation practice to further her fascination of the power and connection between the body-mind and health and vitality. Following her undergraduate education, Jennifer decided that chiropractic school was the best application of her education, experience and desire to facilitate the wellness of others. Understanding and applying energetic and structural forms and techniques of chiropractic to support wellness, Jennifer has witnessed miracles in the body’s ability to heal through chiropractic. She now lives with her husband, Billy, daughter Quinn and is expecting a baby boy. 

Jennifer holds a B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a D.C. from Life Chiropractic College West and a RYT 200 certification from Bhava Yoga studio in Albuquerque.

Brian Dickert, D.C.

Board Member
 
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After 8 weeks of migraines at age 16 a friend of the family suggested I see a Chiropractor. After one adjustment my headaches were 80% relieved and then completely gone in a week. I continued to receive care because I noticed I slept better, did better in school and was a better athlete.  A year later my chiropractor asked what I was going to do when I graduated high school, and then suggested I would be a great chiropractor. I started Chiropractic school 2 years later at Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic and graduated from Sherman College in 1997. I practiced for 20 years in Charlottesville, Virginia before moving to Corrales, NM in May of 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rod Justice, D.C.

Executive Director
 
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Dr. Rod Justice (Sherman College of Chiropractic, 1979) practiced in Peachtree City, Georgia for 35 years before retiring and moving to New Mexico in 2016. While retired from active practice, Dr. Justice is not retired from chiropractic. He has been involved in chiropractic politics since 1976, including many different positions with the Georgia Council of Chiropractic. Upon moving to New Mexico, he, along with other chiropractors there, saw a need for a new state chiropractic organization. Thus, the Alliance of New Mexico Chiropractors.

The author of hundreds of chiropractic patient educational articles, Dr. Justice is the former publisher of In Touch Newsletter, a chiropractic patient education subscription service.

Dr. Justice is a qualified instructor for recreational tree climbing, specializing in tree climbing programs for the disabled. He also enjoys biking, photography, and messing around with old cars. He and his wife, Patty are owned by Maggie, Queen of the red Dachshunds.

 

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