Meet the Staff

Clinical Support Team


Clinical Assistant

Kelly, a Licensed Chiropractic Assistant, brings to the AWC Team an extensive background in medical assisting, reception, and office management. Kelly assists both Dr. Herb and Dr. Beckerman with patient intake, therapies, and pitching in around our ever-bustling back office. Kelly takes the most joy from working with patients and being part of their healing process, getting to know each patient as a person with unique needs and goals. She aims to assure all questions are answered and that the patient knows their comfort and health outcome are the top priorities. As the mother of four beautiful grown children with kids of their own, Kelly understandably has a very active family and social life. When not at work, Kelly is often hiking the beautiful Eugene-area trails or staying in with friends to watch football. You will be hard-pressed to find another person with a greater love of sloths and other furry creatures.


Clinical Assistant

Originally hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Kyra has been proud to call herself an Oregonian for years now. Kyra has a Bachelor’s of Science with a Major in Dance performance from the University of Oregon, which fostered her continued interest in blending physical science and performance art. She is also a licensed Chiropractic Assistant. Kyra incorporates her professional dance training with the medical field in order to fully understand and facilitate what it takes to recover from injury, and maintain an active lifestyle. When not performing or choreographing for local dance projects, Kyra enjoys spending time with her fur baby Ben (a chubby, lovable domestic shorthair cat), wine tasting at Oregon’s beautiful array of vineyards, and watching food & cuisine documentaries.


Business Office & Reception

Whitney Herb, J.D.

Co-Owner / Chief of Finance and Operations

Whitney is an Oregon native, having grown up on a farm in Florence, OR. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from the Robert D. Clarks Honors College at the University of Oregon, and then graduated cum laude with a law degree from the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, OR, with special training and certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution. After developing a career in business, finance, and real estate in Portland, OR, she and her husband (Dr. Herb) moved to Eugene to own and operate Absolute Wellness Center. Whitney wears all hats at the clinic, happy to serve as clinic bookkeeper, marketer, IT specialist, legal and business consultant, and office comedian. With Dr. Herb spending most of his day in with patients, Whitney is always happy and available to deal with any questions or concerns that come up. In her off hours, Whitney is very athletic and enjoys spending time with friends, family, and Cleo the Wonder Pug.


Office Manager

Katie is a true local having lived in Springfield/Eugene her entire life. She brings a fantastic 15+ years of experience in medical and chiropractic billing. She is always happy to make herself available to patients to help them with any and all issues that come up with insurance and billing, ensuring their time can be spent on their health and wellness instead of their insurance company. Katie has a passion for small local businesses. She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Entrepreneurship from Western Oregon University. Katie is an avid Duck fan who spends her off hours enjoying life with her loving husband and two adorable children.


Assistant Office Manager

Michele is originally from Washington State but has called Oregon home for over 20 years. She has a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Washington and is also a licensed Medical Office Assistant with 12 years of experience, including small clinic management.  She is passionate about making sure each patient has a great experience and that they feel comfortable coming to her with any questions that may arise. When not at work, Michele enjoys time with her husband and three children, and is excited to have her three grandsons living close by. She loves hiking to all of the waterfalls that the great Northwest has to offer, and never passes up a chance to try out new local restaurants.


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Medical Records Specialist / Chiropractic Assistant

Jamie is a Colorado native who turned out to be a perfect fit for the gorgeous Northwest. She received her formal training as a massage therapist, and is also a licensed chiropractic assistant. Jamie brings a much-appreciated level of calm and organization to our hectic office. With a warm, gentle smile, Jamie does a great job attending to the little details that keep our team and office running smoothly.  In her off hours, Jamie is a true Eugene local, designing and making her own jewelry, enjoying the outdoors, and exploring local eateries.


Medical Receptionist / Chiropractic Assistant

An ever-smiling face at our front desk, Sara brings over 8 years of experience as a licensed medical assistant, front office specialist, and supervisor. Her love of helping patients and seeing them improve and progress is what keeps her passionate about healthcare. She is also a licensed chiropractic assistant. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Sara can be found chasing her two young sons and her chickens in her free time.

ShivaniShivani, Absolute Wellness Center Reception

Medical Receptionist

Shivani is the friendly face keeping the chaos at bay in our busy reception area. Shivani brings to the team both a Bachelor’s of Science and Art from the University of Oregon, an Associate’s of Science in Nursing from Umpqua Community College, and an Associate’s of Medical Assisting from Lane Community College.  Her love of education and people has brought her to healthcare where she can use her skills and passion to help people. She has more than 10 years of experience with customer service and office administration, and her attention to detail helps her advocate for patients by preventing the hiccups that so often slow people down on their healing path. Shivani is often found at local events in the community, helping friends with wedding and event planning, or visiting her parents in Germany.

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Cleopatra (“Cleo”)

The Office Wonder Dog

Cleo is our resident greeter, ensuring every patient gets a warm welcome (whenever she isn’t sleeping on the job). She is currently pursuing a challenging dual career as office comedian and guest star of the clinic Facebook page.