Molica Anderson, D.C.
Ron Boesch, D.C.
Steve Capobianco, D.C., medical director for Rocktape, is a board-certified sports chiropractic physician and exercise rehabilitation specialist. Prior to establishing Symmetry Sports Therapy and Performance Care, Dr. Capobianco spent four years as the director of spinal care and rehab at TEAM Clinic Sports Therapy in Santa Clara, Calif. In addition to being appointed the official team chiropractor for San Jose State University in 2003, he has treated many professional and amateur triathletes, soccer players (San Jose Earthquakes), rugby players (San Jose Sea Hawks), and more. Dr. Capobianco is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and performance enhancement specialist (NASM). He has been training athletes for more than 15 years, implementing a movement-based conditioning program that tailors the exercise programming around an individual athlete’s needs. Dr. Capobianco has earned a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (DACRB) and is board certified as a Sport Chiropractic Physician from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), as well as an Active Release and Graston Technique practitioner.
Robert Cooperstein, D.C., graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1985 and has a master’s degree from the University of California Berkeley. He is a professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West Campus and is the director of Technique and Research. He has written many articles for peer-reviewed publications and co-authored a book titled “Technique Systems in Chiropractic.”
Ed Cremata, D.C., has been in private practice in Fremont, Calif., for 28 years. He is a continuing education instructor for both the Division of Workers Compensation and Life Chiropractic College West. He is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Academy of Forensic and Industrial Chiropractic Consultants. He has been a Qualified Medical Examiner since the inception of the program. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT).
Ed Feinberg, D.C., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose Campus in 1983. He has been a professor at the San Jose Campus since 1984 and has served as the adviser to Palmer’s San Jose Campus Sports Council since its inception, as well as operating his own practice, Saint Claire Chiropractic. He has his Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians and teaches many classes at the post-graduate level on topics related to sports and physical therapy. Dr. Feinberg also is a published author.
Mary Frost, D.C., graduated from Palmer in 1996. After graduation, she moved to Arizona and was in private practice with her husband for 11 years. Dr. Frost is an assistant professor in the Philosophy and Practice Management Department on Palmer’s Davenport Campus. She currently teaches Healthcare Marketing, Financial Management, Practice Management, Regulatory Issues and Planning for Success. Previously, she was a part-time faculty clinician in the Palmer Community Clinics. Dr. Frost enjoys her role as instructor and business coach for Palmer’s students. She has twice been awarded Faculty of the Year by the students of Palmer College. Since accepting her position at Palmer, she has been an invited speaker at Palmer Homecomings on all three campuses and at community events. She has been both a presenter and workshop panelist at Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conferences. In 2013, her scientific article, “Using computer assisted learning to engage diverse learning styles in understanding business management principles,” was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education.
Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., is the vice chancellor for research and health policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Palmer College, she spent four years as an independent scientist and in research administration positions of increasing responsibility at the Samueli Institute. Before that Dr. Goertz was a Program Officer at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), managing a $50 million portfolio focused on musculoskeletal disease, pain, and health services research. Her research interests are primarily focused on CAM treatments for cardiovascular disease and pain syndromes. She currently serves as a member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors and is Chair of the PCORI Program Development Committee. She also is Chair of the American Chiropractic Association Performance Measurement Workgroup, and a member of the American Medical Association, Measures Implementation and Evaluation Advisory Committee, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.
Nate Hinkeldey, D.C., is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport Campus. Prior to enrolling at Palmer, he earned a degree in Biology from Iowa State University. During his time at Palmer, he was a part of the Vogt Leadership Society, served as the President of Motion Palpation, was an intern in the Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department and Active Care Lab, and was nominated for the John Connolly Award for most outstanding graduate. Dr. Hinkeldey also was fortunate enough to be chosen for a DoD/VA internship at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, M.D. This was an integrative experience consisting of two parts. First, he delivered chiropractic care to our nation’s heroes, and second, he participated in morning report and participated in rotations with medical residents and interns in many different departments at the hospital. This experience stressed the importance of service and evidenced-based multi-modal care models. Following graduation, he opened Team Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Johnston, Iowa, and he also teaches at Des Moines Area Community College. In addition, he is the chiropractor for Grand View University Sports Medicine Team, and he speaks nationally as an instructor for Graston Technique.
Thomas Hyde, D.C., graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1977. He began private practice in Miami, Fla., and became the Chiropractic Consultant to the Miami Dolphins, working with them for seven years until an injury prevented him from performing adjustments. He was introduced to Graston Technique in 2001 and later became an instructor for the technique. Dr. Hyde worked with athletes of all ages and abilities during his active years of practice. The second edition of his text, “Conservative Management of Sports Injuries,” was released in 2006.
Brian Justice, D.C., Is a graduate of National College of Chiropractic (now national University of Health Scineces. Prior to enrolling at National, he earned a degree in psychology from the State University College at Brockport. In 1992 he earned his diplomate in orthopedics from the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He is a co-founder of the Rochester Chiropractic Group. Dr. Justice has had an active service career. He has been on the Steering Committee of Unity Hospital, affiliated with the Women’s Health Center at Unity, and practiced complementary and alternative medicine at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital. He has been involved with National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an early adopter for its Low Back Pain Recognition project. Dr. Justice is a published author and has made many significant professional presentations.
Tony Kearns, D.C.
Ed Le Cara, D.C.
Daniel Lord, D.C.
Michael Lord, D.C.
Craig Liebenson, D.C., is the director of L.A. Sports & Spine, a pain management, rehabilitation and performance enhancement center providing one-on-one musculoskeletal care. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences, at Murdoch University, Perth Australia, and consultant for the Anglo-European Chiropractic College M.Sc. programs in Chiropractic Rehabilitation. The first-ever chiropractic member of the McKenzie Institute (U.S.) Board of Directors, he serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including: the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation; the PM&R Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation; the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy; and Journal of Manual Therapy. Dr. Liebenson is the first health care provider in California to receive a Certification of Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on Achievement of Recognition for Delivery of Quality Back Pain Care. He is actively engaged in ongoing research on the spinal stabilization system as a visiting scholar at Pr. Stuart McGill’s Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Liebenson publishes extensively and is the editor of the book/DVD “Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual (2nd ed.),” 2007. He worked as team chiropractor for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers from 2005-2009 and is currently a consultant for the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks, Athletes Performance International, and Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group. His upcoming DVD series, “Yoga & Ergonomics: Core Stability Training and Functional-Performance Training,” will be released later this year and accompany his next book, “The Functional Training Handbook.”
Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., is the fourth chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic. A native of western Pennsylvania, Dr. Marchiori completed his prerequisite work at Penn State University before earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Regents College in Albany, N.Y. He graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport Campus in 1990 and went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Anatomy from Palmer in 1992. In 1995, he completed a three-year residency in radiology at Palmer College leading to Diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. Dr. Marchiori received his doctorate in Policy, Planning and Leadership from the University of Iowa in 2005. He has had faculty appointments in the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research as well as the Diagnosis and Radiology Department. His administrative tenure includes the roles of department chair, dean, vice president of Academic Affairs for the Davenport Campus, and vice chancellor for Academics for the College system. In addition to his teaching and administrative service, he has published numerous scientific articles and three editions of a comprehensive textbook in radiology, titled “Clinical Imaging.”
Austin McMillin, D.C.
William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., is president of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose Campus. Prior to that, he was vice president for research for Palmer College of Chiropractic and the director of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR). During his tenure, the PCCR was awarded significant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct chiropractic-related research and advance the scientific education of chiropractors. Dr. Meeker is a former member of the National Advisory Council of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the NIH, and a former member of the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association. He serves on the editorial boards of The Spine Journal, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, and other publications. He received the prestigious “George B. McClelland Researcher of the Year” award from the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Meeker is a graduate of Wabash College, Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose Campus and San Jose State University.
William Moreau, D.C., DACBSP®, is a 1981 graduate of Palmer College’s Davenport Campus. Currently, Dr. Moreau is the managing director of sports medicine for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) where he leads the integrated multidisciplinary care for the USOC, directs games sports medicine, and leads the development of the USOC National Medical Network. He also is the founder and educational coordinator for DConline and coordinates the Palmer Continuing Education and Events Department’s sports programming. Dr. Moreau holds specialty certifications with the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He was the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness Sports Chiropractor of the Year for 2000.
Scott Munsterman, D.C., is the former mayor of Brookings, S.D., and currently is in a second term as a South Dakota State House Representative as a Majority Whip Leader, and serves as Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, Chair of the State Affairs Committee and Chair of South Dakota's Legislative Planning Committee. Dr. Munsterman graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1984, and has been in private practice with an integrated care clinic. He founded and operates Chiropractic Associates and the Best Practices Academy, and is also serving the role of Chief of Care Delivery at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Brian Porteous, D.C., practices chiropractic in Newport Beach, Calif. He is a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic and serves as president of the International Chiropractors Association California. A member of the California Chiropractic Association, Dr. Porteous is the co-founder of the Academy of Chiropractic Continuing Education, a CSBCE-approved CEU provider.
Jerry Rice is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State College and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1985, where he won three Super Bowl Championships during his 16-year career there. He enjoyed three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, including a Super Bowl appearance and one season with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 2005. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2010. At his retirement, Rice held career records for receptions (1,547), receiving yards (22,895), touchdowns (208) and receiving touchdowns (197) during the regular season; and post-season records for receiving yards (1,848) and receiving touchdowns (22). Rice was rookie of the year for the 1985 season, most valuable player for 1987, Super Bowl most valuable player in 1989, and NFL Player of the Year for 1990 and 1997. He helped the 49ers win three Super Bowls (1989-90,1995).
Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR, currently serves as Director of Clinical Radiology at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Port Orange Campus. Dr. Richardson is a board-certified chiropractic radiologist through the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, and is proud to have trained in radiology under the guidance of Dr. Ian McLean and Dr. John Taylor. He is published in peer-reviewed literature, and assisted with editing the second edition of the radiology text “Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities.” He also wrote components of Palmer Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori’s textbook “Clinical Imaging with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials, 3rd Edition.”
Jay Robbins, D.C., DABCN, graduated with honors from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1988. He has a successful chiropractic/nutrition practice in Covina, Calif., and lectures on nutrition nationally at such venues as the ACA Council of Nutrition annual seminar and several state organizations. Dr. Robbins is a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and a Certified Clinical Nutritionist.
Alan Sokoloff, D.C.
Michael Tunning, D.C., ATC, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2006. Shortly after graduating he was hired by the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics to work in the Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department. In this department he continued to focus on incorporating active rehabilitation into chiropractic care. In 2009 he was hired as a full-time academic faculty member and teaches active and passive rehabilitation. Dr. Tunning continues to teach at Palmer while also seeing patients at his clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
William Updyke, D.C., has worked as a treating chiropractor at the Cisco LifeConnections Health Center since November 2008. During that time he also served as the Director of Administrative Services for North First Street Medical Group at the Cisco LifeConnections Health Center (Feb. 2010 to May 2011), and has served as Leader, Physical & Complementary Medicine at the Cisco LifeConnections Health Center since June 2011. Prior to his appointment at Cisco, Dr. Updyke was a member of Palmer’s San Jose Campus clinic faculty for 13 years, and he now holds “adjunct faculty” status. A 1985 Cleveland Chiropractic College-Los Angeles graduate, he maintained a private practice in southern California for 10 years before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Updyke, who has published more than 30 articles in various professional and research journals, is a past president of the California Chiropractic Association (2007-08), and was honored as CCA “Doctor of the Year” in 1995.
Wayne Whalen, D.C., graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Nursing in 1978, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West Campus in 1986. He was Board certified as a chiropractic neurologist in 1993 by the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology. Dr. Whalen has served as President of the California Chiropractic Association and as chairman of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters. He has received numerous honors, including Student of the Year, New Doctor of the Year and CCA Doctor of the Year, in addition to awards for community service and legislative action. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology, and a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors. He is co-founder of Empowering Chiropractic, an evidence-based practice development consulting firm which seeks to help doctors develop prosperous sustainable practices based on sound business systems and evidence-based care. He writes and lectures throughout the state on Workers’ Compensation issues, insurance coding and billing, and is a Qualified Medical Evaluator and course instructor for the state of California. Dr. Whalen has been in private practice in Santee, Calif., since 1988, where he lives with his wife and three children.