Matthew Sleppy, D.C.
After graduating from Penns Manor High school, Dr. Sleppy received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, Dr. Sleppy received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University, graduating magna cum laude.
Dr. Sleppy has acquired advanced training in extremity injuries and golf injuries, for which he has developed a thorough understanding. Dr. Sleppy’s prior experience as a personal trainer has given him a unique insight into rehabilitation and wellness of the working body. Both his knowledge and experience have allowed him to develop a large spectrum of expertise in seven different chiropractic techniques, including pediatric care, pregnancy care and post-surgical.
Dr. Sleppy resides with his wife Jen and their four children Molly, Macey, Parker, and Patrick.
John DePasqua, D.C.
Dr. John DePasqua is extremely excited to join Sleppy Chiropractic and be a part of a dynamic and innovative team that is committed to blazing a path to health and wellness. His vision is to provide a place where exceptional Chiropractic healthcare can be experienced. Dr. John is committed to excellence and is driven through his burning desire to help patients live a pain free life. He has more than 20 years of experience in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders.
John’s professional experience also includes countless hours dedicated to relationship building, business marketing, outside lectures, continuing education classes, health screenings and community fairs. John has previously volunteered for The Rehabilitation Institute in Squirrel Hill.
He has treated many geriatric patients at various local assisted living homes. He was also named as exclusive South Pittsburgh’s Workman’s Compensation panel provider for UPMC, Highmark and other companies. John has had the opportunity to treat a variety of patients, including military personnel (a 1-star general), ballerinas, TV personalities, Olympians and professional athletes.
John is National Board Certified and is licensed to practice chiropractic in the state of Pennsylvania. He also held previous licenses to practice in Georgia and South Carolina. He also received an adjunctive license to practice physical therapy modalities and rehabilitation from the New York Chiropractic College. Dr. John completed academic work toward a master’s degree in athletic training.
As a student-athlete, John received his BA in Pre-Law from Penn State in 1987 and was a Letterman on the 1986 National Championship Football Team. In 1983, he was awarded the United States Army Scholar Athlete of The Year Award. In 1998, John earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Just as Dr. DePasqua prepared himself for championship college football and for a successful career in the healthcare industry, he is prepared to be a member of the Sleepy Chiropractic and Wellness Team. Dr DePasqua’s goal is to do what he loves the most, which is helping sick people get well through Chiropractic care.
Dr. DePasqua is actively involved in the community and has served as a one-term President of the Mt. Lebanon Parent Athletic Council, a fundraising organization for disadvantaged youths. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, Business Referral Network, Penn State Letterman’s Club and Varsity S Club.
He currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Susan and 2 children Alexis (23) and Jake (20). John and his family have volunteered to help feed the needy and homeless through a nonprofit organization called Livingstones.
Dan McPherson, NC, CEM
Dan is a Nutritional Consultant certified by the Global Institute for Alternative Medicine and has also earned certifications in Educational Microscopy, Meridian Stress Assessment, Nutritional Response Testing, Zyto Screening and Personal Fitness Training. He has over 17 years of clinical experience. Besides having his own office at Sleppy Chiropractic Family Wellness Center, he works with/for various health practitioners. Most notably, the late Dr. James Winer, of the Winer WellnessCenter, Pittsburgh, PA.
Recently Dan has incorporated Laser Energetic Detox which helps the body detoxify and overcome allergies/sensitivities. This technique was pioneered by Dr. Lee Cowden, M.D. one of the most respected names worldwide in bio-energetic medicine.
Dan uses his knowledge of nutrition and supplementation along with the results of the Asyra Pro system and muscle testing to design the best nutritional/lifestyle program for each individual. His website is www.danmcpherson.weebly.com.
Randi Eckenrode, Dietitian
Randi Eckenrode is a dietitian who specializes in dietetic counseling. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and from there she earned her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics in 2007. She began dietetic counseling in the fall of 2008 and has been practicing for the last 9 years. She married her husband in 2011 and they have two sons and one daughter.
- Weight management
- Meal planning
- Food allergies (i.e. gluten, dairy, etc.)
- Medical conditions (i.e. IBS, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, gout, etc.)
- Exercise & fitness implementation
- Autoimmune diseases
- Underweight children and elderly
Randi also created a 12-week “Get Fit” program which allows people to follow a nutrition plan for 12 weeks that focuses on overall health. The program teaches people how to eat healthy, find a balance that fits their lifestyle, and make changes that last a lifetime. During the 12 weeks, participants will be held accountable by a weekly individual weigh-in, given recipes and cover a new topic each week. This program has helped people reach their optimal health for the last 3 years.
Sharon Yurky, Office Staff
Sharon Yurky is one of the front desk workers for Sleppy Chiropractic. She has lived in Indiana with her husband Jim for 40 years. They have three dogs and a big back yard in which they spend much of their spare time. She also enjoys traveling and then scrapbooking the trips. She loves chocolate and can be easily bribed for a quick appointment.
Mary Kimmel, Office Staff
Mary started at Sleppy Chiropractic in April, 2014. She lives in Shelocta with her two Furry children; “daughters”, Lacey and Lola (dogs). Her favorite activities include kayaking, lap-swimming, and cross-country skiing, reading, movie nights with friends after horseback riding. Her bucket list includes learning how to waterski, jet-ski, and ride a motorcycle, meeting and marrying her husband, improving her downhill skiing and horseback riding skills. Mary would love to travel to South Africa to visit friends. Mary is a member of the Summit Church in Indiana where she serves on the youth leadership team (going on 17 years) and the tech team.
Carol Affolter, Office Staff
Carol recently joined the practice as one of the back/front desk workers. She is an IUP alumni and a long- time resident of Indiana. Although her background includes a degree in criminology and employment as a medical records librarian, she is enjoying this new season of life working in a chiropractic office. Outside of work, Carol enjoys being with her family and visiting friends. She also enjoys the outdoors and likes to travel.
Peggy Schorsch, Office Manager
Peggy Schorsch is our new office manager. She comes to us with 20 years of Chiropractic office management. She recently relocated from the Pittsburgh area to Johnstown for her husband’s promotion. She has been married to her best friend and the love of her life for 26 years. She has two grown sons and welcomed her first grandbaby in January 2018. Her favorite things to do include camping, bicycling, Steelers football and crafting. She aspires to ride the C&O and GAP from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh in 2021.