We interviewed Dr. John DenBoer. Within the realm of Clinical Neuropsychology, he is widely regarded as a leading authority figure. That is a personal statement he made to us during the interview, which is included below. A competitor in business attempted an unfriendly acquisition of a piece of his firm, threatened him and his family with bodily damage and financial ruin, and required that his former workers submit fake complaints against his license to practice psychology in the state of Arizona.
My name is John DenBoer. I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Myself and my family were fortunate enough to move back home this past year. We have been blessed to be around family and have felt welcomed and invigorated by the State and people that we have missed so much.
Despite this warm welcome, there have been various misconceptions and false allegations, some of which who have affected our sense of safety and security in a community we know and love. This statement is an attempt to correct these inaccuracies.
It may be unlikely that your opinion of me may be swayed by this - please note that although your feelings towards me may be something that I consider highly, it is more important to me to set the record straight for my own personal reputation and that of my family; you may draw your own conclusions when presented with the facts.
The purpose of this is to offer a research-based and clear statement on the various false allegations that have been levied against me. I am including references as necessary, which any interested reader may validate my assertions against.
As some of you may be aware, I have trained as a Clinical Psychologist and Geriatric Neuropsychologist. Although I maintained a successful personal and professional practice for almost 12 years, in the last 3 years my professional reputation has been plagued by an untrue past accusation of unethical practice, most likely perpetuated by a slanderous and untrue political defamatory piece written about me in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . This article, written by Dan Bice as a political "hit piece," ran approximately 1 week prior to the Elm Grove Trustee election (where I was running as a Trustee applicant), implied that I surrendered my Psychology license in Arizona due to unethical practice. The allegations contained in the article are very far from the truth. The fact is that I voluntarily did give up my license in anticipation of our family making a final decision to reside in WI permanently. This surrender did occur in the context of a former business rival leveling false and defamatory complaints against me and other members of our company after we had to remove this individual from the company.
Simply put, many people are not aware that I entered into a voluntary, no-fault consent agreement to surrender my license in December of 2020. Surrendering one's license when moving is a common regulatory requirement; what was unique in my situation was that various false complaints had been levied by a former investor aimed at retaliation over a business dispute. To be clear, I did not admit to any fault and the Board did not find any fault.
I was disappointed to see this represented the way it was in the MJS without the context I just provided. I can understand that people take great pride in their civic positions and want ethical people leading their community. Nevertheless, these types of lies are unnecessary and unfairly demean myself and my family and, if allowed to perpetuate, diminish the quality of our civil dialogue and Village as a whole.
My case has been highlighted as an example of false and defamatory information by various news outlets, including The Truth Project (www.the-truth-project.org) as an example of false incrimination and slander. Additionally, the Arizona Supreme Court and Department of Justice have both taken issue with the unfair and unjust treatment that I have received.
I live a faith-centered life that takes into account a strong spiritual foundation, God-driven mission to help others, and a strong faith in family and the community to which I was born. This is exemplified clearly in my documentary, This is Dementia (www.thisisdementia.com) and in my daily blogs/vlogs on my website (www.johndenboer.com).
I greatly thank you for your time in reading this and your fair consideration of my character.