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Arun Sahi. Ph.D. M.Sc.

Dr. Sahi is a 3rd generation practitioner in Ayurveda. His practice is based on chronic diseases, and has a practice which has been built up on recommendations of patients.

John Golden, M.D

Founder of The Integrative Wellness Center of the Quad Cities. The center, the first of its kind in the Quad-Cities, offers men, women and children a harmonious blend of traditional medicine with complementary therapies.

Karuparthy, M.D.

Dr. Karuparthy’s practice integrates traditional allopathic medicine with complementary modalities for chronic pain management.

Lisa Brothers Arbisser, M.D.

Dr. Arbisser is board certified in cataract and implant surgery by the American Board of Eye Surgeons. She is a founding member of Eye Surgeons Associates, P.C.

Prachi R. Garodia M.D

A Board certified M.D. in Internal Medicine, she is the Director of Integrative health and research center, Houston Tx.

Ann Boaden, Playwright and Actress

Master Bai Yong Min: CHI QUONG Master of 9th. Degree


Bill Fisher, President, Celtic Heritage Trail

Retired Policeman

Bill Hannah, Calligrapher, Artist, Professor Emeritus, BHC


Bruce Carter, Artist and host for Art Talks on WVIK

Cathy Wetzel, Musician

Clifton Bethel, D.C


Dale Haake, Poet Laureatte, Quad Cities, Attorney in the practice of Bankruptcy


Dale Hoffman, President Midwest Sustainable Energy Contractors Inc.

Dana Johnson, R.N. Nutritionist, Trinity Hospital

David Dehnel. Chair. Political Sciences department. Augustana


David Hill, Ph.D professor of philosophy, Augustana. Rock Island. Illinois.


David B. Larson: M.D. MSPH President of the National Institute for Healthcare research, Washington. DC.

Dr. Christine Deignan, MD, Acupucturist. Genesis Medical Center

Denise Strathdee, Rd. Ld. L.M.C.H.( Regd. Lic. Dietitian and Lic. Mental Health Counslor)

Dino Hayz, Licensed Massage Therapist (Iowa and Illinois)

Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Reiki Practitioner

Don Manning, Writer and Speaker on the Great Outdoors

past president Of Izaak Walton League, Black Hawk Chapter and a fisherman

Dorian Byrd, Director of Imani Dancers and Instructor of Dance, Augustana

Ellen Tsagaris, Ph.D. English. Kaplan University. Poet.

Ellis Kell, Muscian, Blues Guitar


Emeric Solymossy Asst. Prof. of Management and Entrepreneurship W.I.U. Quad Cities campus


Evan Kligman. M.D. Cultural Anthropolgist, Professor and Head of Department of Family Medicine, at the College of Medicine, University of Iowa.

Frank Claudy, M.D. Vice President Genesis Medical Center, Davenport


Fred McKee, mentor and coach of Public Speaking

Fred Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sanskrit and Classical Indian Religion, University of Iowa

Gale Karp, Cantor, Prof.

St. Ambrose University

Gene Huber, a published writer and journalist

Gwen Foulkes, writer, Celtic Heritage Historian


Heather Nobling, Storyteller


Heidi Moran-Sallows. Green Artist


Hungpo Kuo, M.D. ( Bejing, China) D.C. and Acupuncturist

Tel: 563 650 5869

Jacob Rayapati, P.Hd. English

Author and essayist.

Jan Keesan, Ph.D. Dept.of English, Augustana


Jean Brownson, therapist for Catholic Charities in Rock Island

Jeanneth Vazquez, P.Hd. Asst Professor of Spanish Augustana College. Faculty for Women and Gender Studies.


Jen Mei Ma. Ph.D.Department of Chinese, Augustana College


Jennie Mackenzie. The Davenport School of Yoga. Davenport. Iowa

Jim Winship, Ph.D.Professor of Political Science, Augustana. Chair of Freistat Endowment for International Peace.


Joe Nobling, Folk Music, Fiddle player Musician


John McBride, Ph.D and M.S.W.

Past-president of Quint City Poets assn.

Jon Stauff: PhD. Dept. of History, St. Ambrose University

Joseph Gusse Architect: Joseph Architectural Group. Rock Island, Illinois.

Joanne Beaumont, Playwright and Actress

Judith Lee, Environmental Planning Strategies, Inc.


Judith Sutherland. Fulbrite scholar. Chinese Culture and Language

Kathleen Lawless Cox, Poet and Artist

Kai Swanson, Asstt. to the President, Augustana College, Lecturer for Concert Converstations, Quad City Symphony


Kim Vivian, Ph.D German. Prof. of German

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Kirk Witherspoon, Ph.D. Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Bagpiper

Kristy Nabhan-Warren, P.Hd. Asst Professor, Department of Religion Augustana College


Lars Rehnberg, Advertisment dept. River City Reader

Leslye Killian

Libby and Curt Roseman: Historians

Lina Grady, Certified Consultant in Traditional Compass School Feng Shui

Linda Shoesmith, Musician. Hammered Dulcimer


Lisa Lockheart, Muscians

Lisa Zaynab Killinger, DC

Lori Pement Anderson: Opera Singer

Madhu Vedak Sharma, Meditation Instructor


Mark Fowler: Glass Artist. Department of Art: Augustana College


Mark McLaughlin, Author


Mark Ridolfi: Editor, Journalist Quad City TImes

Matthew Benson, Engineer Commonwealth Edison Nuclear Plant, Cordova. Illinois

Maureen Lemek, Historian

Michael Grady .B.A. Director of Visiting Angels Senior Care


Michael Sternfeld - Ramayana scholar, Master Storyteller

Michael Wenskunas, Ph.D. Social Sciences

Augustana College

Mike Carroll Assistant Chief Engineer at KLJB Television


Monica P. Castaneda: Feng Shui Consultant

Myron Fields. M.D., Phototgrapher

Naichi Ummonachi, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy. Scott Community College. Bettendorf

Nancy Laity; Celtic Heritage Historian


Narveen Virdi, Essayist and Artist, President, qcinstitute


Neil Dahlstrom, Archivist. Deere and Company, Author and Writer and Current President, Moline Preservation Society


Nirmala Salgado. Ph.D.Department of Religion, Augustana College


Olenka, singer/songwriter and recording artist

Pat Christy R.N. Reiki Instructor and practitioner


Paul Cioe, Ph.D. Prof. in English

Black Hawk Community College

Rev. Paul Weathers, President of Quad Cities Branch, Director of Alpha-Omega Research Institute, Inc. East Moline, Illinois.

Peter Xiao. Artist and Professor Department of Art. Augustana


Philip Lutgentdorf, Ph.D Chair: Department of South Asian Studies. University of Iowa

Prashant Shah, Katak Classical Dancer

Preston Duncan. Member of Meskwaki Fox tribe of Tama

Randy Arcenas, Musician, Guitar

Rebecca Wee, Ph.D. English. Augustana College. Poet Laureate of the Quad Cities


Reggie Shoesmith, Musician, Hammered Dulcimer>


Rick Jurasek, PhD. Dean of the College, Augustana

Ritva Williams, Ph.D. Professor in Religion at Augustana


Robert Haak. P.Hd. Professor, Department of Religion Augustana College


Roman Bonzon, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy. Augustana College

Ronald Tweet. Ph.D. Retired Professor of English, Augustana College and writer

Author of The Rock Island Lines.

Ryan Collins: Literary Arts Administrator

at Quad City Arts

Sean Leary, Entertainment Editor for The Dispatch, and Author


Sharon Sipp. R.N., childbirth instructor (Lamaze) and certified massage Therapist

Steve Russell, Engineer

Project Manager, Army Corps of Engineers

Steven C. Bahls, Augustana President

Talia Alvi, Cantor.

Tom Moran, Director: Director, Austin Library Systems, Austin, Texas


Tom Treadway, President Augustana College

Tony Cadoso, Featured Writer

Tony Ledtje Visual Artist

Wendy Allen, M.A. Feng Shui consultant