Meet The Staff

Clinical Staff

Richard Sheerin, DC, CSCS - Owner & Clinical Director

Education:

  • Cornell University '98
    B.S. Nutritional Sciences with concentration in Exercise Science
  • Texas Chiropractic College '02
    Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude
Rich is a graduate of Cornell University. While at Cornell, Dr. Sheerin captained the varsity football team and was named to the All-Ivy League Defensive Team in his senior year. During his athletic career at Cornell, Dr. Sheerin was introduced to Chiropractic care and advanced rehabilitation techniques for injuries sustained in competition. These experiences led Rich to Texas Chiropractic College to satisfy his desire to help others through natural and effective rehabilitation strategies. While at TCC and after graduation, Dr. Sheerin has committed himself to the study of advanced chiropractic, physical therapy, therapeutic exercise and nutritional therapies/procedures in order to serve his patients effectively. Dr. Sheerin has also earned the distinctive Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist degree from the National
Strength and Conditioning Association ensuring that he can design and implement advanced exercise/rehab procedures to maximize patient results.

Dr. Sheerin has been practicing in NJ for 20 years and is a member of the Association of NJ Chiropractors (ANJC), the ANJC's Nutritional Education Council, the NJ Sports Injuries Council, the and the American Chiropractic Association.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Sheerin is also a adjunct professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Monmouth University. He strives to properly educate the next generation of health care professionals so they can fully serve the community with the same passion and knowledge that he brings to his practice.

Rich and wife, Sabrina, were married in 2009 and welcomed their first child, Henry in 2013 and their second child, Thomas in 2014. Dr. Sheerin is the youngest of 8 children and enjoys surfing and adventure travel.

Kathy Donovan, DPT

Education:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
    B.S. Physical Therapy
  • Widener University
    Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Donovan is honored to be part of the Riverside Wellness Center. She has dedicated her extensive career in physical therapy to improving function in all patients. She provides professional and compassionate physical therapy services.  Kathy is competent in treating patients from infants to the elderly. She has mentored many students from prestigious universities and colleges.

Kathy is a life member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad, where she provided volunteer emergency care to the community. She was an enthusiastic instructor for the American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross.

Kathy’s biggest and best accomplishment is being the mother of five children, Kristen, Elizabeth, James, Edward and Kathryn. Kathy and her husband Charlie are now really, really proud grandparents since the birth of six grandchildren, John, Sophia, Logan, Olivia, Gavin, and Cameron. The family all participate in watersports as soon as they can walk.

Robert Ziemanis,  LAc

Education:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Eastern School of Acupuncture & Traditional Medicine
    Licensed Acupuncturist
​Robert is the only specialist of Shakuju (Acupuncture Core) Therapy in New Jersey. A NJ Licensed Acupuncturist, he is a certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  After graduating from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, he turned his focus of practice exclusively to Shakuju Therapy, a dynamic and gentle method of healing utilizing acupuncture developed in Japan.  He deepened his commitment to this medicine by studying in Japan with its originator, Dr. Shobi Kobayashi and becoming one of the few certified Shakuju Therapy instructors in the United States.

Robert offers a thoughtful and highly-individualized approach to treatment. For over a decade he had been successfully providing natural solutions to many musculoskeletal and chronic conditions  by combining the practice of Shakuju Acupuncture Therapy and lifestyle mentoring. 

Brian Sheerin, LMT

Brian comes to RWC with over 17 years experience in the field of massage therapy. A Somerset School of Massage graduate, Brian has extensive training and certifications various massage techniques including, but not limited to: pregnancy massage, neonatal massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage techniques. Outside of the office, Brian is a trained chef and is an avid outdoorsman. Brian studied and played football at New Jersey City University (formerly Jersey City State College).

Administrative Staff

Dawn Starnes - Office Manager

Dawn has over 20 years of medical office management experience and has worked in the fields of chiropractic, pain management and orthopedics and has also worked in hospital settings. Her invaluable experience and vast network of healthcare contacts and relationships built through her years in the healthcare office management and coordination settings are a valuable asset to this practice and our patient base.

Kelly Ross - Chiropractic Assistant /Pre-certification Specialist

Kelly has been a fixture at the practice for the past decade. Kelly's experience with the processes of diagnostic testing and DME pre-certification and authorization are a great asset to RWC's patient base. An active singer and actress with an impressive body of work, Kelly will again be seen in the 7th incarnation of the original show "The Housewives of Monmouth County" (don't miss it) and is an acting instructor at the Algonquin Arts Theatre.

Real Reviews

Real Customers. Real Results
They are the best, treating the whole person.
Meg CodyMeg Cody
14:57 30 Sep 20
Overall great experience. The staff is fantastic, professional and welcoming! One person is nicer than the next. Kathleen is amazing. I highly recommend.
Lisa RizzielloLisa Rizziello
12:47 27 Jun 20
I love all the employees who work at RWC. From Kelly and Dawn who check you in, to Brian who works on patients with massage, to Dr. Sheerin who is a fantastic chiropractor. I have been to many chiropractors over the years, and Dr. Sheerin is the best. He is patient, listens, and has unique gentle adjustments for the most tricky problems. He has helped me with my back, neck, hips and ribs. I would give more than 5 stars if I could! I travel an hour one way to see Dr. Sheerin for adjustments. Worth every mile.Lisa From Pennington.
Veronica SVeronica S
23:58 18 Jun 20
Everyone here cares about your well-being...never rushed to get to the next patient. Would highly recommend!
Theresa MeireTheresa Meire
17:28 26 Jan 20
Dr. Sheerin is an actual doctor and so is Dr. Donovan, the PT. No mumbo jumbo about new age nonsense here, just real techniques to relieve your pain! Everyone here has a wonderful bedside manner. They really do care about their patients. Brian is the massage therapist who also does the soft tissue manipulation before your adjustment and he is genius of massage therapy. You will be happy you went here!
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