Meet the Doctors


Dr. Michael M QuartararoAAC Family Wellness | Dr. Michael Quartararo, Chiropractor

Dr. Michael Quartararo grew up in Rotterdam and spent many summers in Saratoga Springs where he nows lives with his wife Ashley and their 7 children. He graduated cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest chiropractic college in the world, in 1993. While in college, he received specialized training in pediatrics and specific upper cervical adjusting techniques. He has been certified in Erhardt X-Ray training, EMG studies and performance. Dr. Quartararo is a member of the New York Chiropractic Council. Recently he founded Holistic Health Marketplace, a doctor approved market for natural supplements and nutritional support.

Dr. Todd M. Defayette

AAC Family Wellness | Dr. Todd M. Defayette, Chiropractor

Dr. Todd M. Defayette grew up in Plattsburgh, and graduated magna cum laude from the New York Chiropractic College in 1997. While in college, he trained in chiropractic pediatric and geriatric care. He also has advanced specialty in sports science and biophysics (posture science). When Dr. D. isn't turning people's power on, he enjoys exercising, sports, and spending time with his wife of 12 years, Lauren, and their children, Jake, Jack, and Mia. Dr. D. is a member of the Doctors Speaker Bureau. This organization's mission is to educate families on the value of wellness chiropractic care. Dr. D. also has a teaching degree from SUNY Cortland in physical education.

Dr. Dermot Jinks

Dr. Dermot Jinks of AAC Family WellnessDr. Dermot Connole Jinks practiced in Swampscott and Peabody, MA for 16+ years before joining AAC Family Wellness Centers.  In that time he expanded his education and experience in a posture-based, exercise-oriented approach to chiropractic called Chiropractic Biophysics.  His experience in pediatric development and adult health are a "natural" complement to the family-oriented care that has long been the foundation of AAC Family Wellness Center.  An advocate for life-long learning, he brings a wealth of educational experience to our practice.  


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Meet the Staff

Ballston Spa

Vera Durden

After a career teaching high school for 33 years, Vera joined the staff at AAC in 2004.
She enjoys gardening, working out and reading. Vera attributes her good health to living the chiropractic lifestyle.


Susan Verhaeg

Susan first joined the AAC team in 1994. In 1997 she had the pleasure of becoming a stay-at-home mom and raised 2 amazing kids, Emily and Alex. Susan was lucky enough to be able to rejoin the AAC staff in 2013 and loves being a part of the wellness lifestyle that AAC is so proud of!


Kate Henderson

Kate joined AAC in 2020 as a Chiropractic Assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys kayaking, music and spending time with her two kids, Danika and Alex and her dog Bailey.

Claire Martin

After a career as a physical therapist for 37 years, Claire joined the staff at AAC in 2022. She was grateful to find a work community with a holistic mindset. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren whom she enjoys spending time with. She also enjoys hiking and kayaking.


Rotterdam Staff

Rosemary Zullo

Rosemary retired from the Schenectady City School district after 25 years and joined the AAC Family in January of 2014. She enjoys morning walks and reading a good book.


Mary Mooney

Mary joined the ACC team in June of 2021 from a retail management background, She enjoys being part of a thriving wellness community, dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing. She is passionate about contributing to a fun and positive atmosphere that makes a meaningful impact on people's lives through chiropractic care. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, camping, kayaking, and is always planning her next trip to the Florida Keys.