Prospective Speakers Are you interested in becoming a speaker for a Homecoming event? Please complete and submit the Speaker Application form to be considered for a program. Acrobat Reader is required. Completed forms may be typed or hand-written and submitted via mail, fax or e-mail. Please contact heather.starr@palmer.edu with any questions.

2016 Speakers

 

Lance Armstrong, D.C.

Michelle Barber, D.C., M.S.W.

Jody Bell, R.T.

Judy Bhatti, D.C., M.S.

Ron Boesch, D.C.

Linda Carlson, R.T.

Casey Crisp, D.C.

Greg Doerr, D.C., CCSP®

Mr. William Esteb

Ed Feinberg, D.C., DACBSP®

Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A.

Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®

Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.

Mimi Guarneri, M.D., FACC, ABIHM

Anthony Hamm, D.C.

Nate Hinkeldey, D.C.

LaKeisha Holloway, M.B.A.

Anthony Lisi, D.C.

Tracey Littrell, D.C. DACBR, CCSP®

Mitch Mally, D.C.

Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.

Stacie Martel, D.C., M.S.

Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR

Lia Nightingale, Ph.D.

Kyle Prusso, D.C., CCSP®

Chris Roecker, D.C., M.S., DACO, DACBSP®

Stacie Salsbury, D.C.

Dan Sullivan, D.C.

John Stites, D.C., DACBR, DACO

Michael Tunning, D.C., ATC

Robert Vining, D.C.

Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D. 

2016 Speakers 

 

Barber, Michelle 16Michelle Barber, M.S.W., D.C., earned a Master of Social Work degree from Ohio State University in 1993, and worked in the child and family welfare field for seven years. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000 and has practiced for 16 years in Colorado, Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa. She started her career at Palmer College in 2006 and has had faculty appointments in both the clinics and the Life Sciences department teaching Microbiology, Biomechanics, Public Health, and Toxicology.  In 2016 she began her administrative tenure after being named Associate Dean for Life Sciences and Foundations and continues teaching Microbiology.  Dr. Barber has received the Faculty of the Year Award from the Student Council every year since 2008. She was named Palmer College's Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011. She received the ICAA Female Chiropractic Achievement Award in 2010 and 2013, and the Sigma Phi Chi Chiropractic Service Award in 2014 and 2015. In addition to her teaching and administrative service, Dr. Barber regularly presents continuing education seminars and also has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Biernat, JoeJoseph Biernat, D.C., graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University. In 1998, Dr. Biernat co-founded Specific Family Chiropractic in Maplewood, Minn., and in 2001, to meet growing demands of his patient base, he opened a satellite office in Spring Lake Park. In 2004, he co-founded Spinal Decompression of Minnesota to provide FDA-cleared non-surgical treatment of herniated and bulged discs. He has completed more than 800 hours on the topic of human nutrition and speaks to doctors nationally for Standard Process Inc.

 

Cooperstein, Robert

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 San Jose 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.” 

 


Forcum_Ted10Ted Forcum III, D.C.
, DACBSP® received his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and his doctor of chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Ore. Dr. Forcum has taught postdoctoral programs and lectures internationally on sports injuries, soft-tissue treatment, rehabilitation and biomechanics. He’s also an instructor for HawkGrips and KT Tape. He has been a member of the medical staff for various sports teams, including the Portland Winterhawks and Portland Timbers, as well as for countless national and international events including the USA Track & Field Championships, Olympic Trials, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also is very active in the politics of sports chiropractic, currently serving as an advisor to the ACA Sports Council, and a board member of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Research. Dr. Forcum has served the Beaverton and Portland area with distinction for more 25 years. 

Frost, Mary

Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A. graduated from Palmer’s Davenport campus 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 at Palmer’s Davenport campus. She currently teaches Financial Management, Practice Management, Regulatory Issues and Planning for Success in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program. Previously she was a part-time faculty clinician in the Palmer Community Clinics. She has been awarded Faculty of the Year by the students of Palmer College in 2011, 2013, and 2015. She has been both a presenter and workshop panelist at Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conferences. A life-long learner, Dr. Frost earned her M.B.A. from St. Ambrose University in 2015. She also is an active volunteer in the community.

Fysh, Peter 16Peter Fysh, D.C., FICCP, graduated from the Phillip Institute School of Chiropractic, Melbourne, Australia, in 1980. He is an emeritus professor of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose campus and is former chairman of the department of Philosophy and Practice and Technique on the campus. He is a Fellow of the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and a widely published author on the subject of chiropractic pediatrics. He currently owns and operates a private practice in Sunnyvale, Calif.  

Todd Hubbard, D.C., CCSP®, is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College’s Davenport campus. He was in private practice for eight years and currently is an associate professor on the Davenport campus as a faculty clinician in the Academic Health Center. He earned a master’s degree in clinical research from Palmer in 2010. Dr. Hubbard is the past president of and an advanced instructor for the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society and was named Chiropractor of the Year for the society in 2002 and 2009. He was named Palmer’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2012. His publications include the “Blair Upper Cervical” textbook as well as multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals. He also was an instructor for the upper cervical diplomate program offered through the International Chiropractors Association.  

hyde_dr.tomThomas Hyde, D.C., DACBSP®, 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.  

 

Jacobs, Brad16Brad Jacobs,M.D., M.P.H., ABIHM, ABIOM, is a recognized leader in integrative medicine, lifestyle medicine and corporate health, and an experienced physician, educator, and senior health and wellness industry executive. Dr. Jacobs is founder and medical director of BlueWave Medicine, a community-based medical practice with offices in Sausalito, San Francisco and Palo Alto, Calif. BlueWave Medicine is an integrative medicine, primary care and second-opinion practice rooted in providing committed individuals comprehensive, personalized and technology-enabled health care. This approach utilizes the best of conventional, genomic, lifestyle and alternative medical practices to help patients achieve meaningful and lifelong improvements in health and well-being. For the past 10 years, Dr. Jacobs has been leading executive health and corporate health workshops for such companies as Google, PepsiCo, Gap Inc., Lilly Pharmaceuticals, PG&E and UCSF and Stanford medical schools.  

He’s founding chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Pharmaca Inc. and a board member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. He was an endowed professor and founding medical director for the UC-San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Clinical Programs. Dr. Jacobs has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is senior editor of “The American College of Physicians Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” ACP Press 2009. He’s also co-author of “The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook” with Amanda Haas, Chronicle Books 2016. Dr. Jacobs is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine, and received post-graduate training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, fitness, stress management, yoga and martial arts. 

Lord, DanielDaniel Lord D.C., CCSP®, received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose campus in 2008 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has completed postgraduate work as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, and is certified in the Functional Movement Screen and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. In 2007 Dr. Lord attended the First International Fascia Research Congress at Harvard Medical School on spinal and soft tissue biomechanics. Dr. Lord currently practices at the on-site, multidisciplinary, Facebook Health Center in Menlo Park, Calif. He also is the team sports chiropractor for Oracle Team USA in San Francisco, winners of the 2013 America's Cup.  

Marchiori, DennisDennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., is the fourth chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He graduated from Palmer College’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’s 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.”  

Sherry McAllister, D.C., M.S. (Ed)., CCSP®, serves as executive vice president for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the national public relations organization creating billions of positive impressions of chiropractic each year. Along with her work at the F4CP she also has worked to continue success for the profession by consulting with such entities as the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. A graduate of Palmer’s San Jose campus, Dr. McAllister also serves her alma mater in a number of capacities, including as a guest speaker for student clubs, alumni ambassador, preceptor doctor, commencement speaker and community liaison. She also has been a faculty member for Palmer Continuing Education. A Qualified Medical Examiner and Expert Chiropractic Witness for the State of California, she has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996.  

David Quist, D.C., EMT-D, DIBCN, is a 1988 graduate of Palmer College. He practiced in Wisconsin until 1992 when he joined the Palmer faculty. Dr Quist serves as a faculty clinician and teaches Emergency Procedures. While at Palmer, he earned a diplomate in neurology and is a frequent speaker for Palmer’s Continuing Education and Events Department, lecturing on Emergency Procedures for the CCSP program throughout the country. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Quist was an EMT in Milwaukee and Racine, Wis. He’s still a licensed EMT and also teaches for the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.  

Richardson, MatthewMatthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR, currently serves as director of Clinical Radiology at Palmer’s Port Orange, Fla., 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 Dr. Dennis Marchiori’s textbook “Clinical Imaging with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials, 3rd Edition.”  

 

Ramin Shiva, D.C. graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 2004. He became a Qualified Medical Examiner in 2008. He has served as an expert witness in several personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. He currently serves as the clinic director for the California Spinal Rehab Clinic in San Mateo, Calif.  

Souza, TomThomas Souza, D.C., graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1983. He currently serves as dean of Academic Affairs at Palmer College’s San Jose campus. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, private practice, publications and consulting.  

Robert Walsh, D.C., CCSP®, completed his undergraduate education at Simon Fraser University in Canada in 1991 with a B.S. degree in kinesiology. He went on to earn his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer’s San Jose campus in 1995. Dr. Walsh was a part-time instructor at Palmer from 1995 to 1998. He also has been in practice in Pleasanton, Calif., since 1997. He became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®) and developed a sports practice, which resulted in various opportunities, including working with the National Football League Players Association as the designated chiropractor for the Oakland Raiders from 1999-2001. He also has created interdisciplinary health committees for the Ballistic United Soccer Club and Rage Girls Soccer Club for youth. He is a continuing education presenter for diagnosis and treatment of upper- and lower-extremity conditions. Dr. Walsh served on the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) executive committee from 2010-2013. In December 2015 he became a staff chiropractor at the Veteran's Administration in Palo Alto, Calif.  

Wong, KevinKevin Wong, D.C., is a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of Palmer’s San Jose campus. He graduated with Clinical Excellence and Student Fellow Awards, which he used to forge a career of practicing and teaching. He has been in private practice and a teacher in chiropractic continuing education for almost 17 years. Currently Dr. Wong teaches more than 100 hours each year in the United States and internationally. He has been a Foot Levelers instructor since 2004 and was the 2012 recipient of Foot Levelers’ Instructor of the Year Award. He’s a frequent article contributor to Dynamic Chiropractic, The American Chiropractor and Chiropractic Products magazines. He also gives webinars for Foot Levelers, Chiroview Presents and Future Health software. Currently, Dr. Wong lives in the East San Francisco Bay Area and practices in Orinda, Calif.  

2016 Speakers

Michelle Barber Michelle Barber, D.C., M.S.W., earned a Master of Social Work degree from Ohio State University in 1993, and worked in the child and family welfare field for six years. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000 and has practiced in Colorado, Ohio, and currently in Rock Island, Ill. She started her career at Palmer College as a resident in the Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department, then joined the Palmer clinic faculty in 2008. In June 2011 she joined Palmer's Division of Life Sciences faculty and is currently an assistant professor. Dr. Barber received the Faculty of the Year Award from the Student Council in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. She was named Palmer's Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011. She received the ICAA Female Chiropractic Achievement Award in 2010 and 2013, and the Sigma Phi Chi Chiropractic Service Award in 2014.Dr. Barber has presented seminars on various topics related to sports injuries in the female athlete, evidence-based clinical practice and active learning in education, and also has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Charrette_MarkMark Charrette, D.C., is a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He authored a book on extremity adjusting, produced an instructional video series, is a frequent guest speaker at various chiropractic colleges, and has taught more than 1,400 seminars worldwide. His lively seminars on extremity adjusting, biomechanics and spinal adjusting techniques emphasize a practical, hands-on approach.

Crisp_Dr. Casey06Casey Crisp, D.C., M.S., ACP, a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic's Davenport campus, served as assistant professor at Palmer College from 2003-2012. He has been a clinical mentor to more than 200 chiropractors. Dr. Crisp provides continuing education with an emphasis in ethics, documentation, risk management and coding procedures. He has served as co-lecturer for athletic trainer continuing education hours. He currently provides support to more than 150 chiropractors in the areas of ICD-10 implementation, clinical documentation, utilization management and evidence-based guidelines.

Frost, Mary Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A., graduated from Palmer's Davenport campus 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. 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. She has twice been awarded Faculty of the Year by the students of Palmer College. She has been both a presenter and workshop panelist at Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conferences.

Fucinari, Mario

Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986. Dr. Fucinari has helped train doctors and staff over the last 20 years. He completed studies in chiropractic orthopedics and attained his certification as a chiropractic sports physician. Dr. Fucinari currently practices full-time in Decatur, Ill., and is on the faculty and post-graduate faculty at Logan Chiropractic College. He is a certified medical compliance specialist and received the 2003 President's Award from the Illinois Chiropractic Society for his work with education and training.

Fuhr_ArlanArlan Fuhr, D.C., is the president and co-founder of Activator Methods International, Ltd. Dr. Fuhr is also the president and founder of the National Institute of Chiropractic Research. He graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1961. He holds six patents for assessment, analysis and chiropractic treatment, and was awarded the first grant ever given to chiropractic by the National Institutes of Health in 1985.

Nate Hinkeldey

Nate Hinkeldey, D.C., is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. 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 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 rotated with medical residents and interns through 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.

Todd Hubbard, D.C., CCSP®, is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic's Davenport campus. He was in private practice for eight years and currently is an associate professor on the Davenport campus as a faculty clinician in the Academic Health Center. He earned a master's degree in clinical research from Palmer in 2010. Dr. Hubbard is the past president of and is an advanced instructor for the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society and was named Chiropractor of the Year for the society in 2002 and 2009. He was named Palmer's Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2012. His publications include the “Blair Upper Cervical” textbook as well as multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals. He also was an instructor for the upper cervical diplomate program offered through the International Chiropractors Association.

Lavell_JeffJeff Lavell, D.C., graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University (formerly Northwestern College of Chiropractic) in Bloomington, Minn. He established Specific Family Chiropractic in Maplewood in 1998. In 2001, he opened his satellite office in Spring Lake Park to meet the growing demands of his patient base. Spinal Decompression of Minnesota soon followed in order to help those with herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative discs and sciatica in a non-surgical format that could not be helped by other conservative methods. Dr. Lavell has extensive training in human nutrition as well as human biomechanics and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, with a focused emphasis on the non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation of lumbar disc herniation's, carpal tunnel syndrome, and whiplash injuries. Currently, Dr. Lavell serves as a team chiropractor for The Minnesota Menagerie Women's Rugby Team as well as athletes from the University of Minnesota Men's Rugby Team.

Littrell_TraceyTracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR, DACO, CCSP®, is an assistant professor in the Diagnosis and Radiology Department of Palmer College's Davenport Campus, teaching Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Psychology. She has more than 10 years of clinical practice and teaching experience in continuing education courses, board review courses, radiology, physical diagnosis and clinical psychology. She also is the author of the normal anatomy chapter of “Clinical Imaging, 2nd Edition,with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials.”

Marchiori, DennisDennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., is the fourth chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He graduated Palmer College'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.”

Peter Martin 14 Peter Martin, D.C., graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1964, then earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1968. He served in faculty and administrative positions at Palmer College and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic from 1968 to 1978; owned a chiropractic equipment and supplies business for the next four years; and had a private practice in Lancaster, Calif., from 1982 to 2000. Dr. Martin was president of Palmer College's San Jose, Calif., campus from 1992 to 2000, when he accepted a position as dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport. He returned to the San Jose campus in 2004 as interim president and was named president in February 2005. In July 2005, he assumed the additional duties of president of Palmer's Port Orange, Fla., campus, and since the appointment in November 2006 of Dr. William Meeker as president of the San Jose campus, has been serving as president of the Port Orange campus exclusively. Dr. Martin is a past president of the Council on Chiropractic Education and the California Chiropractic Association and is a former board member of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.

Mark Murdock, D.C., has served as a professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic for 10 years. He is a registered nurse and chiropractor who has taught first aid, CPR, venipuncture and blood-borne pathogens. His experience in the emergency room combined with more than seven years of clinical practice will help you understand HIV in multi-faceted way with practical information that you can use.

John C. Nab, D.C., is the director of professional development for Standard Process Inc., a whole-food manufacturer located in Palmyra, Wis. Dr. Nab is responsible for advancing the company's academic partnerships across practitioner disciplines, furthering the development of educational initiatives and training programs, and oversees strategic initiatives in women's health and military programs. Dr. Nab graduated Cleveland Chiropractic College (CCC) in 1994. He is a member of multiple chiropractic associations including the Chiropractic Summit and High Country Knights of the Chiropractic Roundtable. He was elected to CCC's board of trustees in 2004 then joined the CCC administrative team in 2006 until he became the college's vice president of institutional advancement and alumni services. Dr. Nab also worked in the financial sector as vice president of Gold Bank, where he managed multiple business lines, implemented best practices for customers and helped chiropractors get and stay in business.

Matthew Richardson Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR, currently serves as Director of Clinical Radiology at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Port Orange, Fla., 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 the textbook "Clinical Imaging with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials, 3rd Edition."

Steve Savoie Steve Savoie, D.C., F.A.C.O., is a 1978 graduate of Palmer College's Davenport Campus, earning his Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1985. He was a member of the Palmer faculty from 1979 to 1987 in the departments of diagnosis and clinics, and has been a member of Palmer's continuing education faculty since 1979. Dr. Savoie returned to Palmer in 1995 as director of programs for the Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement. He currently practices in Clermont, Fla.

Jonathan Soltys, D.C., M.S., Cert.MDT, has spent his professional career in both academic and clinical settings. In 2014, he was appointed as the executive director of the Chiropractic Branch of the McKenzie Institute International. From 2003 to 2013, he served as the dean of Postgraduate Education at the National University of Heath Sciences (NUHS), where he developed numerous continuing education programs. Since 1994, he's taught clinical orthopedics and adjusting courses as well as medical-legal specialty lectures at NUHS, where he is an associate professor. For 18 years, he also practiced as a chiropractor in Illinois in multi-disciplinary clinics. In that time, he gained invaluable experience collaborating with various specialists in working with patients suffering from chronic pain conditions.

sportelli_dr.louis15Louis Sportelli, D.C., a 1962 Palmer graduate, has served in many capacities throughout his 54-year career in chiropractic. He currently serves as president of the NCMIC Foundation and formerly served for 25 years on the NCMIC board, including 20 years as president of NCMIC Group, Inc. Dr. Sportelli has lectured extensively on ethics, risk management and incorporating sound procedures to risk-proof a chiropractic practice. He has a keen interest in patient education and wrote the book, “Introduction to Chiropractic™,” which is used by chiropractors worldwide. He was featured in the 2013 chiropractic documentary “DOCTORED” and the 2015 documentary “UNDOCTORED.” He has served as president of the World Federation of Chiropractic and as chairman of the American Chiropractic Association board. He currently serves as vice chair of the Blue Mountain Health Systems hospital network.

Tanis_LoraLora Tanis, D.C., DICCP, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1989. In 1997 she received her Diplomate from the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, and she has served on the ICA Council on Pediatrics since 2001. Dr. Tanis currently operates a private practice in West Milford, N.J., where she focuses on family and pediatric care.

Tunning, MikeMichael 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 rehabilitation and NMS diagnosis.

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