We, Drs Raymond and Charmaine Lanjopoulos were both born and raised in South Africa and immigrated to the USA in 1989 along with daughter, Damaris, a 2010 graduate of Life University, currently practicing in Norway. Married for 42 years, we have been active all our life and Chiropractic made such a radical difference in our lives, that we were compelled to study to become Chiropractors and share the marvelous message of living to your full potential.
Graduates of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic (6-1980), we had initially returned to South Africa to be with our families, and had the opportunity to run one of the largest practices in the country. Politics in the profession and the country drove us back to the USA and in June 1989 we settled in Grand Ledge.
We both have been active very in the community. Dr. Charmaine has, in the past, worked on several Chamber of Commerce Committees and Dr. Ray served on the Eaton County Parks Commission for 10 years. He has been a member of Rotary for 24 years. Dr. Ray was made a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in 2013. Seven times in the past few years, we have been fortunate to have been voted the #1 Chiropractor in Grand Ledge.
We have been actively supporting the Grand Ledge High School athletes since the1989 and many members of the football, swimming and basketball teams are under our care. We also travelled extensively with the Grand Valley Rowing Team for 4 years while our daughter was part of the team.
Our Community project since we first arrived in Grand Ledge has been the Grand Ledge Food Bank and each year in November, we head up the Stuff the Bus for Hunger campaign which until 2013 was held at the Felpausch/Family Value Grocery store We received a Community Service award in 2008 for this project.
We have received several other awards from both the community of Grand Ledge and our Chiropractic College in recognition of the work we have done to help those in need and while awards are nice, the feeling of “doing good” is unbeateable.
We have been on the Board of Regents of Sherman College since 1990 and this year will also see Dr. Charmaine head to Norway to speak at a Women in Chiropractic Conference.