Dr. Tim Hignite

Dr. Tim Hignite grew up just east of Ada in the small community of Atwood. After studying Biology at East Central University, he pursued his passion for the healing arts and went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Cleveland University in Kansas City. While in school, Dr. Hignite worked with a variety of patients, including athletes, children, and the elderly. He was vice president of the Motion Palpation Club on campus, and has traveled around the country to ensure his patients have access to progressive, evidence-based healthcare.

Dr. Tim is a member of the Ada Rotary Club and is a previous board Member for the Ada Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Tim utilizes multiple techniques, including Diversified, Thompson, Activator, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and many manual muscle techniques. He is also certified in Integrative Dry Needling, Cupping Therapy and Functional Movement Technique (FMT).

Dr. Tim and Dr. Bonnie have three small children: Hudson, Harrison and Harper.


Dr. Bonnie Hignite

Dr. Bonnie Hignite grew up in rural Nebraska and moved to Oklahoma while in middle school. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Pre-Medicine from the University of Tulsa. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Cleveland University in Kansas City in April 2011, graduating magna cum laude. While in school she was President of Beta Chi Rho (a philanthropic organization), a campus Ambassador, and participated in an internship program at the Kansas City Free Clinic.

Dr. Bonnie has extensive training in prenatal and pediatric care through the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). She is a member of the ICPA, American Chiropractic Association, Ada Chamber of Commerce and is a previous Board Member for the Ada Regional United Way.

Dr. Bonnie’s treatments are light and comfortable for everyone; techniques include Thompson, Arthrostim/Activator, Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Koren Specific Technique (KST), Webster Technique (for pregnancy), and specialized treatment for children. She is also certified in Integrative Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy and Functional Movement Technique (FMT).

Dr. Tim and Dr. Bonnie have three small children: Hudson, Harrison, and Harper.


Dr. John Germany II

Dr. John grew up in the small town of Coleman, Oklahoma. After graduating from Coleman High School he went on to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences. Dr. Germany earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Parker University in Dallas, Texas, in addition to a second Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Wellness. Dr. Germany is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), and is one of only nine chiropractors who hold this certificate in the state of Oklahoma.


Dr. Emmalynne Splichal

Dr. Emmalynne Splichal grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, where she played 3 years of collegiate volleyball. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2019. Dr. Emmy was her class representative, as well as a rehab intern while attending Palmer.

Dr. Emmy utilizes multiple techniques, including Diversified, Thompson, Activator, and Soft Tissue Techniques.

During her free time, Dr. Emmy enjoys playing sports (especially volleyball), hiking, kayaking, and shopping!


Elyse Mullicane

Chiropractic Assistant, Manual Therapy Specialist

Elyse Mullicane has over six years of experience in manual therapy. She has an associates degree in massage therapy, and has been trained by our doctors to help eliminate your pain. Elyse utilizes many techniques with her patients, including Myofascial Release (MFR), Trigger Point Therapy, Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR) and Active Isolated Stretching (AIS).


Chesna Whelchel

Chiropractic Assistant, Manual Therapy Specialist

Chesna grew up on her family’s farm in the small community of Lula, OK. She enjoys family time & has a love for music, horses, dogs, & the great outdoors. In 2014, she graduated from ECU with honors & a degree in Biology. She attended Body Business School of Massage Therapy & became a licensed massage therapist in September 2018. Her achievements include; certifications in Equine & Canine massage, Cupping therapy, & RockTape Sports taping. Chesna recommends massage for anyone and believes it to be so important for health & wellness. She is grateful that she can promote positive touch & healing in others. She’s thankful to have found the career she is passionate about & loves being a massage therapist!


Jewel Owens

Chiropractic Assistant, Manual Therapy Specialist


Carrie Jolley

Chiropractic Assistant, Manual Therapy Specialist


Lanita Anderson

Billing, Finance & Insurance Specialist

Lanita has been a valued member of the AFC team for six years, and enjoys working with such a great team.


Corey Pierce

Front Desk Coordinator

Corey was born and raised in Ada, OK. She graduated from Byng High School then decided to attend Cosmetology the following year, receiving a certificate as a manicurist. After having her first child, a daughter, in November of 2008, she decided to go back to school at Pontotoc Technology Center where she received a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding in 2012.

In March 2012, before graduating PTC, she joined Ada Family Chiropractic as a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. She brings 10 years of retail and customer service experience with her to Ada Family Chiropractic.

Corey is married to Tyler Pierce and together they have been blessed with two children, Keaton and Stormy. They are members of Oak Avenue Baptist Church and she is regularly involved in the children’s ministries.

Corey’s favorite season is summer, and she loves shopping and road trips with her family.


Melissa Shaw

Marketing & Patient Relations Coordinator

Melissa Shaw was born in Stillwater, OK, but grew up in Chattanooga, TN.  Melissa and her family moved back to Stillwater when she was fifteen years old.  After graduating Stillwater High School, Melissa went on to attend Oklahoma State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Marketing and International Business.

Melissa is a certified Chiropractic Assistant and has been the WOW Coordinator at Ada Family Chiropractic since 2014.  She brings over twenty years of customer service and business development to the clinic, with an expertise in scheduling and correspondence.

Melissa is married to her college sweetheart, Ryan Shaw, and they have one daughter, Abigail. They are residents of the Ada area and regularly attend First United Methodist Church.

Melissa and her family love living in the small town of Ada, and look forward to a bright and happy future!


Erin Cawthon

Patient Care Coordinator

Erin Cawthon grew up in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma where her father was the pastor of Cornerstone Community Church. After graduating high school, she moved to Ada to attend East Central University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling – Services to the Deaf. Erin later went on to earn a Master of Education in Special Education.

After working for Ada City Schools for four years she decided to leave education for the time being to spend more time with her daughter. Erin started working at Ada Family Chiropractic in February of 2019.

Erin is married to Jeff Cawthon, and they have one daughter, Thea. She enjoys seeing Broadway shows and camping with her family.


Lauren Smeltz

Patient Care Coordinator
Lauren Smeltz grew up in Ada, Oklahoma. After high school, she attended East Central University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
While in school, Lauren served as the chair of Career and Personal Development for the Chi Omega sorority on campus.

After college, she decided to stay in the Ada area and continue serving her hometown community. She is married to Jacob Smeltz and they are looking forward to raising a family in Ada where both their families are located.

Lauren joined Ada Family Chiropractic in September of 2020.