New Members Will Begin the Work of Reforming the Board
TRENTON – Governor Murphy today announced three new appointments to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The new appointments, once confirmed by the Senate, will replace holdover appointees. The Governor’s nominees are Dr. Kelly Blundy, Dr. Uchenna Abba Onyeani, and Dr. Michael Kaufman.
“I am excited to nominate this slate of highly-qualified individuals to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners,” said Governor Murphy. “The Board’s recent decision to reinstate the license of a convicted sex offender was shocking and offensive. We must begin the work of reforming this board now, and I look forward to working with the Senate to confirm Drs. Blundy, Onyeani, and Kaufman to get started on this important effort.”
Dr. Blundy is a chiropractic physician and co-owner of the Spine and Health Center of New Jersey, a chiropractic practice with locations in Montvale and Closter. She previously served as the Team Physician for the Clemson University Track and Field team, and as a Chiropractic Associate with Manhattan Spine & Sports Medicine. Dr. Blundy holds a certification in Functional Medicine from the Institute for Functional Medicine, and received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Logan College of Chiropractic, a school from which she also received her bachelor’s degree. She serves on the Board of the New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance. Dr. Blundy also serves on the Pascack Valley Board of Education.
Dr. Onyeani is a 12-year board certified licensed chiropractor, and the owner and operator of WGA Healthcare in Union. Dr. Onyeani has previously served in positions at Soul Focus, the East Orange Department of Health, Signature Health and Wellness, the Denville Medical & Rehabilitation Center, as well as other chiropractic practices. He has served as a guest lecturer in at Rutgers Medical School, Essex County College, and other academic institutions throughout New Jersey. Dr. Onyeani received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, and his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University-Newark. He is a member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, International Chiropractors Association, and the Ivy Hill Neighborhood Association.
Dr. Kaufman is the owner and clinic director of Kaufman Chiropractic in Lawrenceville. He has owned and operated his family chiropractic practice for over 18 years. He previously served as clinic director for Wellness Chiropractic Care and the Freedman Chiropractic Center. Dr. Kaufman has served as a guest lecturer and speaker for Bloomberg L.P., Johnson and Johnson, and Bristol Myers Squibb. Dr. Kaufman received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Life University School of Chiropractic, and his bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College. In addition to his work as a Chiropractor, he has served his community as a prior President of the Montgomery Township Fire Company, and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Association for the Advancement of Mental Health.