Minga Guerrero, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic Alumna

Minga Guerrero Head Shot

Graduation Year: 1984

Minga Guerrero, DC, graduated from University of Western States in 1984. Dr. Guerrero moved to Portland just in time to witness the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and start her chiropractic education! She worked 30 hours a week during her second, third and fourth quarters at UWS, helping with computer input for Fred Colley’s microbiology courses and working an overnight shift caring for mentally challenged group home residents. In her second year of chiropractic education, Dr. Guerrero sat for the massage therapy board exam and obtained an LMT license, adding extra hours of work to pay for her education.

Dr. Guerrero owned and operated a chiropractic clinic for more than three decades while serving on Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiner (OBCE) committees, including Experimental Tests, Devices and Procedures (ETSDP), Rules Advisory Committee (RAC ) and State Board Test Writing. She served as president and member of the OBCE and as Oregon Delegate to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) and Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) for six years, helping to write national board exams.  She has been an expert medical witness for two decades helping patients with cost recovery following injuries.

Dr. Guerrero has guest lectured for UWS, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Eastside Retired Teachers Association and several elementary and secondary classrooms. She taught safety at Eastside Waste Management and Northwest Natural Gas and was a yoga instructor at Cascade Athletic Club for more than 15 years. She enjoyed being director of Youth Ministries at Unity Church in Gresham, Ore. as well.

In 2018, Dr. Guerrero was named the UWS Alumna of the Year.