Chiro One Wellness Centers is the world's leading chiropractic provider group. Rooted in the standards, processes and procedures created in 1992 in the thriving practice of our founder and CEO, Dr. Stuart Bernsen, Chiro One officially formed in 2007. With the sole purpose of educating families and individuals to lead extraordinary lives of health and wellness, Chiro One offers affordable chiropractic care to all who seek it. At the organization’s numerous locations, and through Chiro One’s® Wellness Programs, Chiro One shares how an optimal functioning spine and nervous system can allow everyone to experience incredible health.

Our Vision, Mission and Promise

Our Vision:

That all human beings discover
their full potential.

Our Mission:

To lead our patients and communities to a life of optimum health and wellness through education and service.

Our Promise:

To exceed expectations and provide extraordinary service for our patients by setting the gold standard for chiropractic care.

Executive Team

Dr. Stuart Bernsen, D.C.

Dr. Stuart Bernsen, D.C.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Stuart Bernsen, founding partner of Chiro One Wellness Centers, has led the explosive growth of one of the fastest emerging chiropractic organizations in the world. In June of 2013, Dr. Bernsen was named Ernst & Young Midwest Entrepreneur Of The Year® in Healthcare. In addition to being named the 2007 Chiropractor of the Year, 2011 Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame member and a 2011 and 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® finalist, Dr. Bernsen is a published author, an extension faculty member of three graduate schools and a sought-after national speaker. He is considered one of the nation’s preeminent visionaries in the field of health and wellness. Dr. Bernsen is a proud alumnus of Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he received his bachelor's in biology, as well as his doctorate of chiropractic.

Dr. Sam Wang, D.C.

Dr. Sam Wang, D.C.

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Sam Wang, founding partner of Chiro One Wellness Centers, attended The University of Iowa with initial plans to pursue a career in medicine. During school, he suffered a personal injury due to a motor vehicle accident, which led to his discovery of chiropractic. After completion of his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Wang attended Sherman College of Chiropractic, where he graduated with honors. He holds board certifications as an Atlas Orthogonist and independent medical examiner. Dr. Wang is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Chiropractic Association and Illinois Chiropractic Society and was named a 2011 Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman College.

Sabrina Isherwood

Sabrina Isherwood

Chief Marketing Officer

Sabrina Isherwood sets the organization’s vision from a branding and growth standpoint while providing strategic leadership in all marketing, public relations, sales, corporate communication and new business development efforts. Isherwood stewards the Chiro One brand experience through aggressive growth initiatives and is transforming this multiunit, multistate business into a world-class healthcare organization. An adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, Isherwood has maintained high profile board positions throughout her career and diligently mentors up and coming young marketing professionals. Her more than 25-year marketing tenure includes progressively increased levels of responsibility in international and US marketing with Kraft International, Conagra, Welch's International, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Isherwood is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan, as well as Eastern Michigan University, where she earned her International MBA.

Dr. Stuart Bernsen, D.C.

Dr. Stuart Bernsen, D.C.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Stuart Bernsen, founding partner of Chiro One Wellness Centers, has led the explosive growth of one of the fastest emerging chiropractic organizations in the world. In June of 2013, Dr. Bernsen was named Ernst & Young Midwest Entrepreneur Of The Year® in Healthcare. In addition to being named the 2007 Chiropractor of the Year, 2011 Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame member and a 2011 and 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® finalist, Dr. Bernsen is a published author, an extension faculty member of three graduate schools and a sought-after national speaker. He is considered one of the nation’s preeminent visionaries in the field of health and wellness. Dr. Bernsen is a proud alumnus of Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he received his bachelor's in biology, as well as his doctorate of chiropractic.

Dr. Sam Wang, D.C.

Dr. Sam Wang, D.C.

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Sam Wang, founding partner of Chiro One Wellness Centers, attended The University of Iowa with initial plans to pursue a career in medicine. During school, he suffered a personal injury due to a motor vehicle accident, which led to his discovery of chiropractic. After completion of his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Wang attended Sherman College of Chiropractic, where he graduated with honors. He holds board certifications as an Atlas Orthogonist and independent medical examiner. Dr. Wang is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Chiropractic Association and Illinois Chiropractic Society and was named a 2011 Chiropractor of the Year by Sherman College.

Sabrina Isherwood

Sabrina Isherwood

Chief Marketing Officer

Sabrina Isherwood sets the organization’s vision from a branding and growth standpoint while providing strategic leadership in all marketing, public relations, sales, corporate communication and new business development efforts. Isherwood stewards the Chiro One brand experience through aggressive growth initiatives and is transforming this multiunit, multistate business into a world-class healthcare organization. An adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, Isherwood has maintained high profile board positions throughout her career and diligently mentors up and coming young marketing professionals. Her more than 25-year marketing tenure includes progressively increased levels of responsibility in international and US marketing with Kraft International, Conagra, Welch's International, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Isherwood is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan, as well as Eastern Michigan University, where she earned her International MBA.

Jim Debruzzi

Jim Debruzzi

Chief Finance Officer

Jim DeBruzzi oversees all accounting, finance, human resource, payroll and benefits, reporting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and information technology functions, as well as the organization’s banking, lending and tax relationships. DeBruzzi’s 30-year career includes positions with Ernst & Young, John O. Butler Company, Maurice Sporting Goods, Scentex, Inc., as well as serving as CFO for Outer Circle Products, Camping World and Kerasotes Showplace Theatres. During his 12-year Kerasotes’ tenure, he was the key liaison with Kerasotes’ private equity partner, its senior and institutional lenders, investment bank, legal, audit and tax counsel, as well as the rating agencies, leading to execution of the highly successful strategic sale of 93 of Kerasotes’ 96 operating movie theatres to AMC Entertainment. DeBruzzi, a CPA, received his bachelor’s in accountancy from the University of Illinois and his MBA in finance from DePaul University.

Nancy Alonso

Nancy Alonso

Chief Human Resources Officer

Nancy Alonso provides leadership, strategy and direction in various areas within the Human Resources function. Through talent acquisition, learning and development, employee compensation, rewards and recognition, employee relations, organization development, regulatory compliance and employee communications, Alonso is leading Chiro One’s commitment to be one of the world’s best employers. Prior to joining Chiro One, she was Vice President of Human Resources for Vista Health Systems and NeuroSource, leading several change management initiatives to increase employee engagement in support of business goals. Alonso earned her master’s in Industrial Relations and bachelor’s in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Bill Budig

Bill Budig

Chief Information Officer

Bill Budig provides vision and leadership for all Chiro One information technology initiatives. He directs the planning, implementation and management of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development. Throughout his 30-year career, Budig served in various IT roles for Waste Management and then moved on to Kerasotes Showplace Theaters, where he served as CIO for 10 years, honing his strategic planning, process reengineering and performance management expertise. Budig serves on the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana. He received his bachelor’s in Business Administration from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Jim Debruzzi

Jim Debruzzi

Chief Finance Officer

Jim DeBruzzi oversees all accounting, finance, human resource, payroll and benefits, reporting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and information technology functions, as well as the organization’s banking, lending and tax relationships. DeBruzzi’s 30-year career includes positions with Ernst & Young, John O. Butler Company, Maurice Sporting Goods, Scentex, Inc., as well as serving as CFO for Outer Circle Products, Camping World and Kerasotes Showplace Theatres. During his 12-year Kerasotes’ tenure, he was the key liaison with Kerasotes’ private equity partner, its senior and institutional lenders, investment bank, legal, audit and tax counsel, as well as the rating agencies, leading to execution of the highly successful strategic sale of 93 of Kerasotes’ 96 operating movie theatres to AMC Entertainment. DeBruzzi, a CPA, received his bachelor’s in accountancy from the University of Illinois and his MBA in finance from DePaul University.

Nancy Alonso

Nancy Alonso

Chief Human Resources Officer

Nancy Alonso provides leadership, strategy and direction in various areas within the Human Resources function. Through talent acquisition, learning and development, employee compensation, rewards and recognition, employee relations, organization development, regulatory compliance and employee communications, Alonso is leading Chiro One’s commitment to be one of the world’s best employers. Prior to joining Chiro One, she was Vice President of Human Resources for Vista Health Systems and NeuroSource, leading several change management initiatives to increase employee engagement in support of business goals. Alonso earned her master’s in Industrial Relations and bachelor’s in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Bill Budig

Bill Budig

Chief Information Officer

Bill Budig provides vision and leadership for all Chiro One information technology initiatives. He directs the planning, implementation and management of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development. Throughout his 30-year career, Budig served in various IT roles for Waste Management and then moved on to Kerasotes Showplace Theaters, where he served as CIO for 10 years, honing his strategic planning, process reengineering and performance management expertise. Budig serves on the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana. He received his bachelor’s in Business Administration from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Brett Penager

Brett Penager

Chief Culture Officer

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, founding partner of Chiro One Wellness Centers, Brett Penager, has a varied background as a world class coach, entrepreneur and author. As a wrestling coach, he developed champions at every level of accomplishment as State, National, World and Olympic athletes, built a flagship Coaching Education Program for the United States Olympic Committee and authored a national bestseller. As a business executive, he has been a founding partner and leader in developing three multi-million dollar companies. Penager, a passionate philanthropist, sits on the board of the American Lung Association in Illinois-Greater Chicago, Camp HOPE and Beat the Streets Wrestling Program Chicago.

Brett Penager

Brett Penager

Chief Culture Officer

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, founding partner of Chiro One Wellness Centers, Brett Penager, has a varied background as a world class coach, entrepreneur and author. As a wrestling coach, he developed champions at every level of accomplishment as State, National, World and Olympic athletes, built a flagship Coaching Education Program for the United States Olympic Committee and authored a national bestseller. As a business executive, he has been a founding partner and leader in developing three multi-million dollar companies. Penager, a passionate philanthropist, sits on the board of the American Lung Association in Illinois-Greater Chicago, Camp HOPE and Beat the Streets Wrestling Program Chicago.