President - Dr. Aaron Wahl
Dr. Aaron Wahl has always had a passion for helping patients find natural solutions for their health problems. He has been in the natural holistic healthcare field for 19 years as a student, supplement distributor, marketing specialist, entrepreneur and Chiropractic Physician. Along with his passion to help others, Wahl is a passionate supporter of the medical cannabis industry and the natural benefits it will bring to Missouri patients.
Dr. Wahl is a 2004 Graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. He has also earned a Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and a bachelor’s in human biology. He holds a Diplomate with the American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, a Pediatric Certificate, a Neurodiagnostic Imaging Certificate, and a Brain and Spine MRI/CT Interpretation Certificate.
Dr. Wahl is a successful entrepreneur who started two chiropractic offices from scratch, one in Missouri and one in Illinois. He successfully managed these businesses, and the health of his patients with integrity and heart while always taking an active role in the communities he served. After 14 years of running his successful chiropractic practices, Dr. Wahl took on an additional challenge helping his family start a natural allergy relief center in St. Louis. Dr. Wahl serves as the Director of Marketing at the allergy relief center while continuing to be a part-time treating Chiropractic Physician. St. Louis Allergy Relief Center has become the fastest growing natural allergy relief option in the St. Louis area.
While Dr. Wahl is honored to have helped the thousands of patients he has served and continues to, however, it is his service to the community that he is most proud. Outside of his healthcare practices, Dr. Wahl serves as Committee Chair for the Chesterfield Alliance for Parents and Youth (CAPY), a Mayor-appointed position for the City of Chesterfield, Committee Chair for Tour de Fun Committee for the Jewish Community Center; and is a member of the Board of Trustees and Sunday School Traffic Safety Committee for Congregation Shaare Emeth.
Dr. Wahl just finished serving two terms as President of the Parent-Staff Organization (PSO) at Highcroft Ridge Elementary School and is a Past Board Member of the Missouri Chiropractic Physicians Association (MCPA), MCPA Past President of District 1 and Past Secretary of the MCPA Executive Board.
His passion for helping people heal naturally is so important to his life’s mission that he developed an option for people to get care in his office whether they could afford it or not. He donated time and services to Room at the Inn serving their homeless residents offering Chiropractic care at their different locations and he has been an ardent supporter of Operation Food Search.
Dr. Wahl was the recipient of the in 2017: City of Chesterfield Bravo Volunteer Award, Congregation Shaare Emeth Volunteer Award, and Jewish Community Centers Emerging Leader Award. Dr. Wahl is also the Founder and President of Jewish Business Professionals which is currently the largest Jewish networking organization in St Louis.
Vice President - Philip Manaois
Philip Manaois, better known as Spanky to most, is a professional musician who was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a classically trained pianist under the Suzuki method before eventually having more conventional lessons and learning to read music.
Spanky makes his living performing dueling pianos with his company, Spanky Entertainment. They perform for a variety of events, including weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, and Spanky’s favorite, fundraisers! Spanky puts the FUN back into fundraisering with his dueling pianos show.
He donates to Operation Food Search through Spanky Entertainment’s partnership with Good Meets World. This is one of the areas that really brings him joy! Every contract signed equals 100 meals donated! From January 2019 through May 2019, 105,000 meals have been donated!
Spanky also performs in many bands, including The Provels, a St. Louis based quartet that plays funky, funky music! Spanky loves baseball (St. Louis Cardinals season ticket holder for 16 seasons currently), music, his family, helping others and seeing the world as he travels for gigs.
Vice President - Kala Schultz
Kala Schultz grew up in Alton, Illinois and attended Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Ms. Schultz recently accepted a position with Thomas Insurance Advisors helping people maximize their savings while minimizing their risk. Ms Schultz spends a lot of time networking in the business community and has taken on leadership roles with Networking Today International and IKAGG Connect.
Vice President - Anna Ortiz-Aragon
Anna Ortiz-Aragon, professional organizer and yoga teacher, grew up in the Bay Area, California. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelors degree in communication. Anna worked for a non-profit for foster children before becoming a K-12 teacher.
After working at 7 different schools, coaching soccer, coaching volleyball, and serving at a juvenile detention, Anna decided to serve families in another way. She created Declutter With Anna, a holistic decluttering and organization service. By letting go of what no longer serves us - we make room for more.
Anna loves to be with her friends and family, coach soccer and travel the world.
Treasurer - Dr. Ian Wahl
Dr. Ian Wahl has been involved in the healthcare field since 1972 first as a psychotherapist and then as the founder and director of one Chicago’s largest natural health centers. Dr. Wahl is currently the founder and director of the St. Louis Allergy Relief Center. Dr. Wahl specializes in the treatment of allergies and hypersensitivities in children and adults. He is a graduate of both Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University and completed further post-graduate degrees from the College of Oriental Medicine. He holds a Doctor of Acupuncture (RI), two Master’s Degrees, a Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM), is Certified in Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, and licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, and Rhode Island. Dr. Wahl has been published in several professional journals and is one of the authors featured in the book Dynamic Health.