Dr. Marlene Mahipat

Dr. Marlene Mahipat started from humble beginnings in Trinidad and moved to the United States in 1990 with $300 and two suitcases containing her entire life. Overcoming many obstacles, which included working three jobs and going to school full time, she persevered and completed her education to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in 2001.

Dr. Marlene Mahipat moved to Maryland in 2002 and started a company called Mediquest in Maryland in 2004 which has expanded to Florida. Mediquest provides chiropractic, physical therapy, and a holistic approach to wellness through nutritional guidance, genetic testing, hair, stool, and urine analysis, along with detailed blood work. This information is used to map and identify problems and deficiencies in the body.

Dr. Mahipat also founded Helping Orphans Prosper Everywhere (H.O.P.E.) in 2006, a non-profit human services foundation which focuses on assisting children and families in need, including the homeless, elderly and disabled. One of her programs provides children with mentorship and educational supplies. Each child’s progress is measured, evaluated, and systematically tracked and recorded and then used to assist in the successful mentorship of other children and to set future goals. Additionally, she started People Letting Every Animal Survive Euthanasia (P.L.E.A.S.E.) in 2006, a non-profit pet foundation which focuses on helping otherwise healthy animals from being put to sleep and on-going projects to help low income clients with food and vet bills for their pets.




  • Baltimore County Woman Making A Difference Award


  • Daily Record Health Care Heroes Award
  • Women in Business Trailblazer Award
  • Fashion Umbrella Impact Award


  • CEO Report Mid-Atlantic Women’s Leadership Award
  • CEO Report Velocity Growth Award


  • Top 100 MBE Award (3rd time)
  • Associated Black Charities Women On The Move Award
  • Smart CEO Baltimore Future 50 Award


  • Stevie Awards Lifetime Achievement for Nonprofit Winner – Gold
  • Let’s Talk Success An Empowered Woman Honoree


  • Enterprising Women of the Year Award
  • Maryland Top 100 Women Award (3rd time) Circle of Excellence
  • Citizen of the Year – Knights of Columbus


  • Broward College Alumni Hall of Distinction Service to the Community Award – finalist
  • Enterprising Women of the Year – Honorable Mention


  • Grandfamilies PTSA Community Partner of the Year (for HOPE)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Content of Character Award
  • Maryland Top 100 Award (2nd time)


  • Top 100 MBE Award (2nd time)


  • Maryland Chiropractor of the Year
  • Maryland Health Care Heroes – Finalist
  • Sherman College of Chiropractic – Distinguished Service Award
  • Trinidad & Tobago Association of Baltimore, Inc. – In Recognition of Community Service Award


  • 100 Black Men Honor WPO: Women of Color Award
  • Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame
  • Top 100 MBE Award


  • Maryland Top 100 Women Award
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteer of the Year


  • Women Making a Difference Award from the Baltimore County Commission for Women


  • Smart Woman/Smart CEO Bravo Business Achievement Award


  • Harlow Fullwood, Jr. Service Above Self Award

The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Times, Chiropractic Journal, Fox 45 News, Howard County Times, Putting Power In Your Purpose, The Sebastian Daily, Sherman College Alumni, Spice 4 Life, Trinidad & Tobago Mirror, Today’s Chiropractic Lifestyle

Honorary Chair at the Office of Stephanie Rawlings Blake – Baltimore City Mayor
Women’s Presidents Organization
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland – Board Member
Maryland Chiropractic Association
Florida Chiropractic Association
The International Women’s Leadership Association
LifeBridge Health and Fitness – Advisory Committee
H.O.P.E. Foundation – President and Founder
P.L.E.A.S.E. Foundation – President and Founder
Mediquest, LLC – President and Founder
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland – volunteer, delivery driver and greeter
National Organization for Women