Richard Sheerin, DC, CSCS - Owner and Clinical Director

Rich is a graduate of Cornell University. While at Cornell, Dr. Sheerin captained the varsity football team and was named to the All-Ivy League Defensive Team in his senior year. During his athletic career at Cornell, Dr. Sheerin was introduced to Chiropractic care and advanced rehabilitation techniques for injuries sustained in competition. These experiences led Rich to Texas Chiropractic College to satisfy his desire to help others through natural and effective rehabilitation strategies. While at TCC and after graduation, Dr. Sheerin has committed himself to the study of advanced chiropractic, physical therapy, therapeutic exercise and nutritional therapies/procedures in order to serve his patients effectively. Dr. Sheerin has also earned the distinctive Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist degree from the National Strength and Conditioning Association ensuring that he can design and implement advanced exercise/rehab procedures to maximize patient results. Dr. Sheerin has been practicing in NJ for 15 years and is a member of the Association of NJ Chiropractors (ANJC), the ANJC's Nutritional Education Council, the NJ Sports Injuries Council, the and the American Chiropractic Association. 

In addition to private practice, Dr. Sheerin is also a adjunct professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Monmouth University. He strives to properly educate the next generation of health care professionals so they can fully serve the community with the same passion and knowledge that he brings to his practice. 

Rich and wife, Sabrina, were married in 2009 and welcomed their first child, Henry in 2013 and their second child, Thomas in 2014. Dr. Sheerin is the youngest of 8 children and enjoys surfing and adventure travel.


  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
    B.S. Physical Therapy
  • Widener University
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

Kathy Donovan, DPT 

​Dr. Donovan is honored to be part of the Riverside Wellness Center. She has dedicated her extensive career in physical therapy to improving function in all patients. She provides professional and compassionate physical therapy services.  Kathy is competent in treating patients from infants to the elderly. She has mentored many students from prestigious universities and colleges. 

Kathy is a life member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad, where she provided volunteer emergency care to the community. She was an enthusiastic instructor for the American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross.

Kathy’s biggest and best accomplishment is being the mother of five children, Kristen, Elizabeth, James, Edward and Kathryn. Kathy and her husband Charlie are now really, really proud grandparents since the birth of six grandchildren, John, Sophia, Logan, Olivia, Gavin, and Cameron. The family all participate in watersports as soon as they can walk.

Clinical Staff

Administrative Staff


  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Eastern School of Acupuncture & Traditional Medicine
    Licensed Acupuncturist

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  • Cornell University '98
    B.S. Nutritional Sciences with concentration in Exercise Science
  • Texas Chiropractic College '02 
    ​Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude

Kelly Ross - Chiropractic Assistant/Precertification Specialist
    Kelly has been a fixture at the practice for the past decade. Kelly's experience with the processes of diagnostic testing and DME precertification and authorization are a great asset to RWC's patient base. An active singer and actress with an impressive body of work, Kelly will again be seen in the 7th incarnation of the original show "The Housewives of Monmouth County" (don't miss it) and is an acting instructor at the Algonquin Arts Theatre.

Brian Sheerin, LMT
    Brian comes to RWC with over 15 years experience in the field of massage therapy. A Somerset School of Massage graduate, Brian has extensive training and certifications various massage techniques including, but not limited to: pregnancy massage, neonatal massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage techniques. Outside of the office, Brian is a trained chef and is an avid outdoorsman. Brian studied and played football at New Jersey City University (formerly Jersey City State College).

Riverside Wellness Center

Dawn Starnes - Office Manager
    Dawn has over 18 years of medical office management experience and has worked in the fields of chiropractic, pain management and orthopedics and has also worked in hospital settings. Her invaluable experience and vast network of healthcare contacts and relationships built through her years in the healthcare office management and coordination settings are a valuable asset to this practice and our patient base.

Robert Ziemanis, LAc
Robert is the only specialist of Shakuju (Acupuncture Core) Therapy in New Jersey. A NJ Licensed Acupuncturist, he is a certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  After graduating from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, he turned his focus of practice exclusively to Shakuju Therapy, a dynamic and gentle method of healing utilizing acupuncture developed in Japan.  He deepened his commitment to this medicine by studying in Japan with its originator, Dr. Shobi Kobayashi and becoming one of the few certified Shakuju Therapy instructors in the United States.

Robert offers a thoughtful and highly-individualized approach to treatment. For over a decade he had been successfully providing natural solutions to many musculoskeletal and chronic conditions  by combining the practice of Shakuju Acupuncture Therapy and lifestyle mentoring.