David Chapman-Smith, LLB (Hons), is a Toronto lawyer who has been in practice since 1969, acting full-time for the chiropractic profession since 1982. He is the former secretary-general of the World Federation of Chiropractic, editor/publisher of The Chiropractic Report, and author of “The Chiropractic Profession.” He also is general counsel for the Ontario Chiropractic Association. His introduction to chiropractic was as legal counsel for the New Zealand Chiropractors' Association before the New Zealand Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic in 1977-78.
| ||Cynthia English, M.P.P., is a client service consultant with Gallup. Ms. English advises on research design for many of Gallup's key domestic and international studies, developing content for hundreds of quantitative and qualitative research studies annually. She also served as research director for the United Kingdom and Germany Gallup Daily tracking polls from 2010-2012. Her primary research areas include press freedom, international relations, education, poverty, well-being and youth development. Ms. English has published more than 80 articles on Gallup.com and authored numerous research reports for Gallup. She has co-authored several conference papers that have been presented in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the United States. Ms. English is also a frequent presenter at conferences and events and was a guest on Radio Free Asia. Her expertise includes: survey research, qualitative research design, quantitative research design, communications, cross-cultural, cross-national research, public and nonprofit sectors and international and cultural policy.|
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, National Institutes of Health, 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.
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, with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials.”
|George P. McAndrews J.D., counsels clients in all phases of patent, trademark, antitrust, civil racketeering, corrupt practices, fiduciary duty, unfair competition, warranty, and other intellectual property law. He is also a skilled litigator, primarily in mechanical, electrical and chemical IP and technology, before juries, in federal and state courts throughout the United States and before such administrative bodies such as the International Trade Commission. He received a bachelor's degree (with honors) in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and received his J.D. from the same university, ranking second in his class and having served as editor-in-chief of the Notre Dame Law Review and Chairman of the National Council of Law Review Editors. He has also received honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters and of Human Biology. George's clients have included DuPont, General Foods, Laporte, Merck, Genlyte, American Home Products, Spalding, Heil, Solo Cup, Fort Howard, Beloit, Prestolite, Maremont, Evenflo, Rexam, Belden, Arachnid, Thetford, CSP Technologies, Inc., Rockwood Specialties, Inc., E.H. Wachs, Co., The American Chiropractic Association, Weyerhaeuser, and other national and international companies. He was lead trial counsel for the successful plaintiffs in the celebrated 15-year antitrust case entitled Wilk et al v. AMA et al. This last case was a seminal case eliminated formal oppostion of the medical profession toward the chiropractic profession.|
William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., is president of Palmer College of Chiropractic's San Jose, Calif., 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.
Louis Sportelli, D.C., has been president and officer of NCMIC Group, Inc., since 1995. He served as president of the World Federation of Chiropractic from 1998-2000. He also served as chairman of the board of the American Chiropractic Association from 1989 to 1990. Dr. Sportelli has co-authored several risk management textbooks. He has authored “Introduction to Chiropractic,” a widely used patient education book, and has lectured throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and Mexico. He currently serves on the advisory board of The Chiropractic Report newsletter, and has been a trustee of the Palmerton Hospital since 1992 and the newly merged Blue Mountain Health Systems board since 2004.