Who We Are
Dr. William Ellis, IX
Yes, you did read that correctly, Dr. Ellis is the ninth generation William Ellis! Originally from Fostoria, a rural town in Northwest Ohio, Dr. Ellis grew up in a small family with a younger sister and an ingenuitive attitude towards life. He always knew his aspirations would take him beyond the opportunities available in his home town.
Upon graduating from high school with honors, in 2001, Dr. Ellis kept his family tradition alive by enrolling in The Ohio State University for the 2001 fall semester. 5 years later, Dr. Ellis graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Education in Exercise Science. He spent the next two years working as a Chiropractic Tech/Personal/Group Fitness Trainer at the same office where he had completed his internship.
In February of 2008 Dr. Ellis made the move to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. Although graduate school was a bit of an adjustment with all of the late nights and long hours of coursework, Dr. Ellis embarked on the daunting journey towards pursuing his passion. Along the way, he was fortunate to have met some life-long friends, while at the same time reveling in the clashes of collegiate banter from his classmates. Along with his studies, he enjoyed Palmer bowling intramurals and being an Ambassador for Palmer’s Center for Business Development. After ten trimesters and three and a third years of intense coursework, Dr. Ellis graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in the summer of 2011.
During his leisure time, Dr. Ellis enjoys several hobbies including watching sports, especially his beloved Buckeyes, Strength Training, Woodworking, and Electronics.
Dr. Karen Hannah
Dr. Karen Hannah is originally from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. She lived there until she was eight, when she and her family moved to Davenport, Iowa. After being a student athletic trainer for ﬁve years in high school, she pursued a pre-medicine career at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.
She graduated as Magna Cum Laude and earned her Bachelor of Science (Zoology) and minors in Psychology and Chemistry in May of 2006. And in October 2009, Dr. Hannah earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. In September 2010, Dr. Hannah opened Touch of Wellness Chiropractic in Morton, Illinois.
Since opening her practice in 2010, Dr. Hannah has pursued post doctorate certifications and degrees in Acupuncture, Animal Chiropractic, and has become a certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation. She has had the opportunity to serve not only her community as an Ambassador for the Morton Chamber of Commerce and Sweet Shop Co-Chairman of the Morton Pumpkin Festival, but also impoverished communities around the world as one of the doctors of Peak Potential Outreach. Dr. Hannah has experienced 7 week long health mission trips to Fiji with Peak Potential Outreach, providing care to thousands of patients with the non-proﬁt organization.
In her free time, Dr. Hannah loves to travel, enjoy the outdoors especially if she is at the beach, or surrounded by a body of water. However, if the weather is less than desirable, she enjoys playing with her dogs, Hercules & Apollo (who frequently come to work), playing cards, playing volleyball, and watching sports (particularly the Bears, Cubs, and the Ohio State Buckeyes).
Dr. Adam Gingras
Adam Gingras is a native of Central Illinois and grew up in the small town of Tremont Illinois. After high school his studies continued at Illinois Central College and then Illinois State University. He received his bachelors of science in 2005 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. While in college he knew he was destined to be in the healthcare field but wanted to try his hand in aquatic ecology first. Dr Adam joined the Illinois Natural History Survey for several years as a fisheries technician, but soon found his true calling as a chiropractor.
In October of 2009, Dr. Adam began his studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. The coursework was challenging but he excelled at his studies and skills. While at school, he was assigned to Dr. Bill Ellis as a student patient and the two have been in contact off and on over the years. Just to make things more challenging for himself, Dr. Adam would travel back and forth to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana to see his fiance and now wife, nearly every weekend. On February 22 2013, Dr Adam graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic and returned to Central Illinois to practice.
In 2021, the stars aligned and an opportunity arose to join Dr. Bill Ellis in practice along with Dr. Karen Hannah at Touch of Wellness Chiropractic.
Outside of his work as a chiropractor, Dr Adam spends his time keeping up with his three kids and making sure his wife has a helping hand around the house. His family loves the outdoors and you can find them hiking, fishing, and camping around Central Illinois.
Our Office Staff
Riley has qualified three different times for the National Barrel Horse Association world championships. While training for these qualifications she and her horses have won 15 belt buckles throughout the many years they have trained together. In the future Riley hopes to be able to achieve her goal of graduating from Illinois Central College and discovering what she truly wants to do for her career. Including her horses, Riley has more pets than she does extended family members.
Reesie is a current member of the National Honors Society. She is a highly talented special effects make-up artist who specializes in Halloween concepts. She is an enthusiastic writer of a kombucha blog and spends a portion of her daily routine working on helping others with her blog. Reesie hopes to increase her knowledge in the medical field to better, not only herself, but also those at Touch of Wellness. She is eager to gain more responsibilities at work.
Toni has a goal of renovating her entire home, which includes adding a bedroom, landscaping an acre, and finishing the basement. She was a competitive swimmer in high school and finished her first 500 yard swim in under 8 minutes. Toni graduated in 2017 with Summa Cum Laude honors in Graphic Design and Asian studies. Toni has learned three languages; English, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese.