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LSBCE Board Office

8621 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

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Denise Rollette, D.C.
Board Member 

2108 Rue Simone
Hammond, LA  70403

Ned J. Martello,  D.C.

942 O'Neal Lane
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816

Michael N. Traxler,  D.C.
Board Member
505 N. 18th Street, Ste. B
Monroe, Louisiana 71201

Mark J. Kruse,  D.C.
 Immediate Past President 
Vice President

4416 Trenton Street
Metairie, Louisiana 70006

Michael R. Cavanaugh, D.C.
Board Member 
105 Independence Blvd., Ste. 3
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506

R. Buckley VanBreemen, D.C., 

2107 S. Burnside, Ste. 1
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737

Ms. Peggy E.  Anselmo
Board Consumer Member 
13751 Tuckborough Rd.

Baton Rouge, LA  70810




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Ned J. Martello, D.C.

Dr. Martello  was appointed to the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners in February, 2009.  

Dr. Martello is originally from Independence, LA, and his family relocated to Baton Rouge in 1972.  He is a 1979 Istrouma High School graduate and a 1989 graduate of Texas Chiropractic College.  From an early age, he was interested in healthcare - particularly orthopedic surgery; however, on a canoeing trip in 1984, he injured his back and found amazing results with chiropractic care from his cousin, Dr. Cosimo "Tony" Martello, one of the Louisiana chiropractic pioneers.  He decided to follow in his cousin's footsteps!  After graduating from TCC, he returned to Louisiana to practice.  In January, 1997, he was asked to co-author the criteria for chiropractic's inclusion in the LA Medicaid program.  He served on the Peer Review Committee of the LA Board of Chiropractic Examiners from 1994 to 2009. From 1998 to the present, he participates regularly as an "examiner" for NBCE's Part IV practical exam. He has 2 sons ages 13 and 10.  

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Mark B. Kruse, D.C.

Dr. Mark Kruse was appointed to the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners in July, 2000.  

A graduate of the National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Kruse has been in private practice since 1990.  He received his certification in Chiropractic Sports Medicine and served on the chiropractic medical staff for the 1992 Olympic Track and Field Trials. 

He is a board certified chiropractic orthopedist and a board certified chiropractic consultant. He is a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors.

He is published in the Journal of Neuromuscular Skeletal System.

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Denise Rollette, D.C.

Dr. Rollette's info to follow!

Dr. Rollette was appointed to the Louisiana  Board of Chiropractic Examiners in August, 2016 by Dr. John Bel Edwards.


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Michael R. Cavanaugh, D.C.

Dr. Cavanaugh graduated from National College of Chiropractic and went into practice in 1967.  Shortly after graduation, he was drafted and served in the United State Army in Vietnam.  Upon returning to the U.S., he resumed private practice in New Orleans, LA. He was in the original group of chiropractors licensed in 1974 by then Governor Edwin Edwards.  Dr. Cavanaugh was the chiropractic consultant for Blue Cross Blue Shield from 1975-1977.  He also served on the Peer Review Committee for the Louisiana Chiropractic Society and was chosen for the advisory panel of the LA Board of Chiropractic Examiners for a "peer review" committee formation and later served on the initial "peer review" committee until 1997.  He received his C.C.S.P. in 1995 and works with numerous athletes in all levels from grade school to professional.  He was appointed by Governor Kathleen Blanco to the LA Board of Chiropractic Examiners on August 25, 2006.  He is a member of the Louisiana Chiropractic Society, the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana and the American Chiropractic Association.

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Michael N. Traxler, D.C.

Dr. Traxler's info to follow!

Dr. Traxler  was appointed to the Board in February, 2021 by Governor John Bel Edwards


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R. Buckley VanBreemen, D.C.

Dr. VanBreemen graduated from high school in Bridge City, Texas and began his college education under a pre-dental curriculum at Steven F. Austin University in 1971.  After transferring to Lamar University in 1973, he earned his B.S. degree in Biology in 1976.  

Dr. VanBreemen taught high school level Biology and Chemistry in Corpus Christi, Texas for one year before beginning his chiropractic education at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas.  He later transferred to Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia and received his doctorate degree in chiropractic in September, 1980.

Dr. VanBreemen is a member of the American Chiropractic Association as well as the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana and the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.  In 1999, he became a Board Eligible Chiropractic Orthopedists.

 Dr. VanBreemen is a longtime resident and business owner in Ascension Parish and is a charter member of the Rotary Club of East Ascension Parish..

Dr. VanBreemen was appointed to the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners on September 5, 2001, by Governor Mike Foster. 

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Ms. Peggy E. Anselmo

Ms. Anselmo  is a longtime resident of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Ms. Anselmo was appointed to the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners on October 30, 2020, by Governor John Bel Edwards.