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2015 Speakers

allen_anna09Anna Allen, M.S.N., R.N.,CPHIT, CPEHR, is a professional relations representative for NCMIC Chiropractic Group. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Grandview College and a master's degree in nursing education and administration from Drake University. She has conceived, planned and presented workshops nationally on health care fraud and care of chronically ill patients, plus given hundreds of other presentations throughout the United States. Ms. Allen is an adjunct professor for post-graduate education at National University of Health Sciences and is an adjunct assistant professor to the postgraduate and continuing education faculty of New York Chiropractic College.

Cody Allen, CRSP, is a graduate of Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. He has more than 10 years of experience in the financial industry and has attended Cannon Financial Trust School for administration and retirement planning. He also holds the designation of CRSP (Certified Retirement Services Professional). Mr. Allen is an active member of the Quad Cities Young Professionals Network. His responsibilities include business development, new customer relationships and retirement plan administration.

Barber, MichelleMichelle 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 and 2009-2010, as well as the ICAA Female Chiropractic Achievement Award in 2010. She was named Palmer's Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011. 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.

beck_david09David Beck is a director with RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen LLP's Central Plains Practice. He has been with the firm for more than 14 years. Mr. Beck specializes in serving manufacturing, distribution and professional service organizations and physician practices. He provides tax planning and compliance services as well as business advice to closely-held, entrepreneurial businesses and their owners. Some specific areas of expertise include entity selection, S corporation taxation, stock options and corporate ownership of aircraft as well as IRS audit representation.

bell_jody05Jody Bell, R.T., graduated from Scott Community College with a degree in Radiologic Technology. Prior to joining Palmer as an instructional radiographer, she worked for a traveling X-ray company out of Chicago.

boesch_ron09Ron Boesch, D.C., is a 1991 graduate of Palmer's Davenport Campus and is the dean of clinics on the Davenport Campus. He started in private practice in 1991, moved to the clinical teaching arena in 1999 and has had subsequent administrative appointments. Dr. Boesch has spent long hours in the study of neurology, pain management and quality assurance. He has a strong interest in sports injuries and working with athletes of all ages.

carlson_lindaLinda Carlson, R.T., received her master's degree in health education and promotion from Western Illinois University in 2004. She is a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Mississippi Valley District of Radiologic Technologists. Ms. Carlson is currently the program coordinator of radiographic positioning at Palmer College.

Leanne Cupon, D.C., DABFP, DACRB, earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1996. She is currently an assistant professor in the division of life sciences at Life University College of Chiropractic as well as a postgraduate instructor at several chiropractic institutions. She has earned diplomates in rehabilitation, forensic professional and chiropractic consulting. She also has a position at the Chiropractic Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center in Roswell, Ga. She has numerous presentations and publications to her credit. 

chapman-smith_david.mr05David Chapman-Smith, LLB (hons), an attorney from Toronto, Canada, was secretary-general of the World Federation of Chiropractic for 27 years from its formation in 1988 until his recent retirement from that position on June 30, 2015. He is editor/publisher of The Chiropractic Report, and author of the text “The Chiropractic Profession” published by NCMIC in 2000. He currently serves as general counsel to FICS - the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic. Mr. Chapman-Smith is originally from New Zealand, where he graduated from Auckland University with a bachelor of laws with honors degree in 1972 and subsequently was a trial lawyer and partner in the law firm Holmden Horrocks and Co. His introduction to chiropractic was as legal counsel for the New Zealand Chiropractors' Association before the famous New Zealand Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic in 1977/78. He moved to Canada in 1982, requalifying as a lawyer in the Province of Ontario. Over the past 30 years he has advised doctors of chiropractic and their national associations throughout the world on professional, legislative and educational matters. His wife, Dr. Sira Borges, and two of his stepsons, Dr. Iury Rocha and Dr. Ian Rocha, are Palmer College graduates.

depice_dr.dean10Dean DePice, D.C. a practicing chiropractor since 1987, has been serving the profession as well as his patients for his entire career. His educational background in chemistry and biology combined with his lifelong experience and knowledge of chiropractic, positions him to be a doctor who pursues knowledge with a balanced focus on the practical application of science and philosophy upon patient outcomes. He founded TLC4Superteams with a conviction to provide a unique design of individualized practice coaching and accountability. TLC is redefining coaching for chiropractors. Dr. DePice is an experienced international lecturer, practice coach, CE presenter, and contributor to the chiropractic profession. Building team-driven practices, cash practices and lifetime care are all cornerstones of TLC coaching.

English_CynthiaCynthia 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. 

Frost, MaryMary 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. 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.

Fucinari, MarioMario 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.

Goertz, ChristineChristine 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 currentlyserves 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.

Elise G. Hewitt, D.C., DICCP, FICC, is an internationally recognized speaker, author and leader in the specialized field of chiropractic pediatrics. She is board certified in chiropractic pediatrics and a craniosacral therapist. Dr. Hewitt has been in private practice since graduating Summa Cum Laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1988. In her waiting-list, pediatrics-only practice, Dr. Hewitt specializes in the care of infants. Dr. Hewitt is a co-author of the “Chiropractic” chapter in “Integrative Pediatric Medicine,” part of Andrew Weil's “Integrative Medicine” textbook series. She is a member of the well-respected NCMIC Speakers Bureau. Dr. Hewitt currently serves as president of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) Pediatrics Council. She is a founding member of both the ACA Pediatrics Council and the Pediatrics Council of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). In addition, she served on the Board of Directors for the multidisciplinary Integrative Pediatrics Council (IPC).

Todd Hubbard, D.C., CCSP®, is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA. He was in private practice for 8 years and is currently an associate professor at Palmer College, Davenport, as a clinical faculty member in the Academic Health Center. During this time he completed a master's degree in clinical research at Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in 2010. Dr. Hubbard is the past president and is an advanced instructor for the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society and has been named chiropractor of the year for the society in 2002 and 2009. Palmer College of Chiropractic awarded Dr. Hubbard with the award for outstanding faculty of the year for 2012. Publications include the Blair Upper Cervical textbook as well as multiple articles in peer reviewed journals. In addition he was an instructor for the upper cervical diplomat program offered through the International Chiropractic 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.

Warren Jahn, D.C., M.P.S., earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National College of Chiropractic in 1976 and his master's degree in in professional studies from Lynn University in 1994. He's been a member of the faculty at National College of Chiropractic and has served on the postgraduate faculty for nine different institutions. He holds numerous diplomates, in orthopedics, forensic examination, chiropractic consulting and biomechanical trauma, as well as a CCSP certification. He is a chiropractic hospitalist at Fort Benning, Martin Army Community Hospital, and is also based at the Chiropractic Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center in Roswell, Ga. He has been published in many professional publications and made presentations on a wide variety of topics. 

juehring_dr.davidDave Juehring, D.C., DACRB, CCSP®, C.S.C.S., is the director of the Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department and Rehabilitation Residency program at the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics on the Davenport Campus. He is board certified in rehabilitation following his three-year rehabilitation residency. Currently he is a board member of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board, which is responsible for testing board-eligible candidates, along with chairing committees on topic and program design for accredited rehabilitation programs. He is a post-graduate speaker on various rehabilitative and health-related subjects and has been published on similar topics. He was involved with the U.S. Olympic Bobsled program for 12 years, helping the women's team win a gold medal and the men's team win silver and bronze medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.

Marchiori, DennisDennis 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.”

mcandrews_dr.andrew15George McAndrews, J.D., is one of the firm's founding partners. Today, he counsels clients in all phases of patent, trademark, antitrust, 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. George received a bachelor's degree (with honors) in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where he was elected “Engineer of the Year.” He 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. He lectures widely on intellectual property law and trial techniques before juries and judges, and has addressed circuit conferences of United States judges on various aspects of trial practice. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.

McLean, IanIan McLean, D.C., DACBR, a 1979 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, is a professor and the director of the chiropractic clinical residencies and related support services for the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. He also is director of Clinical Radiology and coordinator of the Radiology Residency Program.

Meeker_Dr.Bill14William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., is president of Palmer College of Chiropractic's West Campus in San Jose, Calif. 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 West Campus and San Jose State University.

Franklin Mitvalsky, J.D., is a practicing attorney and shareholder with Califf & Harper, P.C., located in Moline, Ill. His practice areas include simple and advanced estate planning techniques, trust and estate administration, corporate law, business planning, contract law and business succession planning. He has made numerous presentations at estate planning and business law seminars on topics ranging from the role of simple will, the benefit of will trusts, asset protection techniques, non-competition agreements and advanced estate tax planning. He also is involved with several local and statewide planning and tax associations. Mr. Mitvalsky's firm, Califf & Harper, P.C., has been representing businesses and families in the Quad-City area since 1908.

Shawn M. Neff, D.C., M.A.S., FACO, earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003, his Master of Applied Science in musculoskeletal management degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2011, and earned a diplomate from the Academy of Chiropractic. Dr. Neff is the staff chiropractic physician at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.V. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Life University College of Chiropractic and Parker College of Chiropractic. Dr. Neff has published articles in the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He also has presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC and the New Horizons in Rehabilitation Care. Dr. Neff has lectured and facilitated extensively on clinical topics, provider communication and patient-centered care. 

Nightingale, LiaLia Nightingale, Ph.D., earned her Ph.D. in food science and human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 2006. Dr. Nightingale is an assistant professor in the Division of Life Sciences at Palmer's Davenport Campus, where she teaches Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Clinical Nutrition. She was awarded Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011 and has been awarded the Thelma Fordyce-Mack Award four times for innovation in teaching. Dr. Nightingale has worked in research and development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, Tate & Lyle North America, and Whitey's Ice Cream, has volunteered as an educator for several nanotechnology camps, and was co-investigator for a $265,000 grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to use Dr. Nightingale's doctorate research to entice junior high students into choosing a science-based career. She has published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Science, Journal of Chiropractic Education, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, and Journal of Texture Studies. Dr. Nightingale has presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC, ICA/ACA Joint Pediatric Conference, and the Institute of Food Technologists; but she greatly enjoys the numerous community lectures she provides for local groups and area hospitals.

James O'Connor, APR, serves as vice chancellor for Marketing & Communication at Palmer College of Chiropractic. Prior to joining Palmer in 2013, he was with the University of Northern Iowa for almost 14 years -- the last five years, serving as executive director of the Office of University Relations. An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), he leads Palmer's marketing and communication efforts and is the college's primary spokesperson during crises. A 29-year marketing and public relations veteran, Mr. O'Connor started out as a radio and TV broadcaster. He worked as a counselor with Morgan&Myers and CMF&Z, two of the country's top agriculture- and food-related marketing and public relations firms. And he was the director of development at Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo, Iowa. In 1997, he was a member of a team that won the PRSA's Silver Anvil award -- the highest award given in the public relations profession. In 1998, he led a team that won the Silver Anvil Award of Excellence. He's a past president of the PRSA Cedar Valley (Iowa) Chapter. He holds a bachelor's degree in Communication/Public Relations from UNI and is a graduate of the prestigious Department of Defense Information School; the Community College of the Air Force; and North Iowa Area Community College. 

pettersson_dr.howardHoward Petersson D.C., is a 1976 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. He was in private practice for five years before joining Palmer's Davenport Campus faculty in 1981 as a clinical teaching resident. He is currently an associate professor in the Technique Department. Dr. Pettersson has studied various chiropractic techniques over the years, including Sacral Occipital Technique, Applied Kinesiology, Pierce-Stillwagon Technique, Thompson Technique, Barge and Gonstead. He attended his first Activator Methods seminar in 1974, and introduced Activator Methods to Palmer through Special Programs in 1986. Dr. Petersson was the senior editor of “Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, College Edition,” published in 1989. He completed a textbook titled “Pelvic Drop Table Adjusting,” published in 1999. This technique utilizes the Gonstead analysis of the pelvis, but employs the drop table mechanism to correct all of the ilium, sacral and coccyx listings. His most recent publication, published in 2003 and written with Dr. J. R. Green, is “How to Find a Subluxation.”

Steven Powell is the chief operating officer of Powell Financial Group. He is very active in the Quad-City community and serves on several boards and committees. Mr. Powell is a member of the Palmer College Planned Giving Council.

David Quist, D.C., 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 is still a licensed EMT and also teaches for the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.

Christopher B. Roecker, D.C., M.S., DACO, DACBSP®, earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2010, his Master of Science in clinical research degree from Palmer in 2012, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Roecker is an Instructor within the Life Sciences Department at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where he serves as the lead instructor of the Pathology I & II courses and is an assistant in the Gross Anatomy cadaver lab. He has published articles in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, and Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He also has presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC and the Chiropractic Sports Science Symposium. Dr. Roecker also enjoys volunteering as a member of the Ski Patrol in Andalusia, Ill., and the Putnam Museum of Natural History in Davenport, Iowa.

Savoie, SteveSteve 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.

David Schimp, D.C., DACNB, DAAPM, FICCN, is a 1991 magna cum laude graduate of Northwestern Health Science University. He completed his neurology residency at National University of Health Sciences in 1995 and became a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management in 1996. Dr. Schimp has taught orthopedics and neurology at Palmer's Davenport campus and clinical neurology at various locations throughout the U.S. as an instructor for the International Chiropractors Association's pediatric, orthopedic, and neurology advanced degree programs. Up until September 2014, he was an associate professor of clinical sciences and attending clinician at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas, where he was among faculty members that received the W.D. Harper Science of Existence Achievement Award for 2013. He has published more than 20 articles in such publications as the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, Chiropractic Technique, Topics in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Economics and The Pain Practitioner. Dr. Schimp is a certified medical examiner for the Department of Transportation and is qualified to perform driver physicals. He is also certified by the State of Wisconsin in nutritional counseling. 

Jonathan Soltys, D.C., Cert.MDT, has spent his professional career both in the academic and clinical settings. In 2014, he was appointed as the Executive Director of the Chiropractic Branch of the McKenzie Institute International. From 2003-2013, he served as the Dean of Postgraduate Education at the National University of Heath Sciences where he developed numerous continuing education programs that were attended by thousands of DC's each year. He's taught clinical orthopedics and adjusting courses as well as medical-legal specialty lectures at NUHS since 1994 where he holds the rank of Associate Professor. In his 20 years of teaching experience, he's received ten awards for teaching excellence. Concurrently, for 18 years, he 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., 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.

Alfred K. Sundqvist is a 6th trimester student at Palmer College of Chiropractic. He began his studies at Palmer after a 12-year career in construction and construction management in New England. He's active at Palmer as the current Student Council President, as a member of the Campus Guides, and he serves as a tutor for Neuroanatomy, Spinal Anatomy and Pathology courses. Additionally, he's participating in Palmer's Research Honors program, which involves completion of a student-led research project.

Tunning, MikeMichael Tunning, D.C., M.S., 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 rehab and NMS diagnosis.

Marlin “Hap” Volz, received his B.A. in economics in 1965 and his J.D. with distinction in 1968 from Duke University. Upon graduation he joined the trust department of the former Davenport Bank and Trust Company. He presently serves as the senior vice president and trust officer of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and specializes in the areas of estate planning and trust administration.

Thomas Young, D.C., DACBSP® is an assistant professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida Campus, teaching biomechanics, active care, physical examination and sports chiropractic. He also is co-advisor to the campus Sports Council and an adjunct faculty clinician who travels to sporting events with student to treat athletes. Prior to joining the faculty in 2009, Dr. Young practiced in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, N.C., where he had practices in fitness clubs and a multi-disciplinary facility. He also serves as the Florida Campus representative to the Palmer College Alumni Office.

2015 Speakers

Barber, Michelle

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 and 2009-2010, as well as the ICAA Female Chiropractic Achievement Award in 2010. She was named Palmer's Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011. 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.

Robert Chatfield, D.C., is a 1982 graduate of Palmer College's San Jose campus and was a world class swimmer, All American swimmer and water polo player in college whose interest in health and physical fitness began in grade school. His lifelong interest in athletics and health inspired him to take as many post graduate courses that were available and read as much as possible in an attempt to understand Chiropractic and its influence on the brain and body. He is an avid reader of the literature and has over 180 hours in the Carrick Institute's diplomate program and over 120 hours in various spinal rehabilitation programs along with countless other courses. He has been looking at extremities on every patient, every visit for over 25 years (over 3 million adjusts) and has developed unique and effective protocols and insights into the lower extremities influence on health and it's functional and essential integration in the brain and central nervous system.

Tracy Cole, D.C., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1989. He has served in numerous positions within the California Chiropractic Association, including as Past President from 2012 to 2013. He was head of the CCA's Ethics Committee for many years, and has lectured extensively throughout California on ethics issues since 2010. He currently serves as an Alternate Delegate for Northern California for the American Chiropractic Association as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the California Chiropractic Association. He has maintained a private practice in Crescent City, California since 1991.

Colloca, Christopher

Christopher Colloca, D.C., is a world renowned chiropractic researcher, educator, and inventor. The CEO and Founder of Neuromechanical Innovations, a research-based medical device manufacturer and postgraduate education company with its headquarters in Chandler, Ariz., Dr. Colloca has given hundreds of lectures to thousands of chiropractors and medical physicians on six of the seven continents. Among his patented works include his invention of the Impulse Adjusting Instrument®, a chiropractic treatment device used in thousands of chiropractic offices around the world, and Impulse IQ®, a computerized instrument for dynamic spinal analysis and treatment. Dr. Colloca's inventions have revolutionized chiropractic practice changing the game from traditional manual methods to technologically advanced techniques that are easier on doctors and patients alike. He graduated cum laude from Life College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga., in 1995. His award-winning original research has been presented at numerous international scientific conferences resulting in more than fifty scientific journal publications. A distinguished scientist, Dr. Colloca has multi-disciplinary research collaborations around the world and he is a reviewer for the Journal of Biomechanics, Spine, and European Spine Journal, among others. Entrepreneurially, Dr. Colloca has created a multi-million dollar business from ground zero from his core values in innovation, leadership and vision.

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 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."

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Ed Feinberg, D.C., DACBSP® graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic's, West Campus in 1983. He has been a professor at the West Campus since 1984, 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 is also a published author.

Goertz, Christine

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.

Dean Greenwood, D.C., FACO, is a founding partner of the Vancouver Spine Care Centre in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC. He is a1981 graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, a board certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, a member of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences and a certified Cox Technic practitioner. He completed his Masters of Advanced Clinical Practice program at National University of Health Sciences in 2012. He has recently published his first peer-reviewed journal article in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine about his success with Cox Technic in relieving back pain in a patient as well.

Haldeman, Scott

Scott Haldeman, M.D., Ph.D., D.C., graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He received his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of British Columbia, and later his M.D. from the University of British Columbia. He served a residency in neurology and is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He holds a Diplomate status with the American Board of Electrophysiology and Neurophysiology, the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurology, University of California Irvine. Dr. Haldeman serves on numerous editorial boards including those of Spine, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics and the Journal of the Musculoskeletal System. Dr. Haldeman is an accomplished author, having published numerous articles and textbooks.

Harrison, Deed

Deed Harrison, D.C., graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1996. He has authored 50 spinal research articles. Dr. Harrison is a reviewer for the orthopedic journal Spine , a certified instructor for CBP Seminars, and is the vice-president of CBP Nonprofit, Inc. Additionally, he maintains a clinical practice in Elko, Nev.

Hinkeldey, Nate

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.

Lavell, Jeff

Jeff Lavell, D.C., holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern College of Chiropractic (now re-named Northwestern Health Sciences University) in Bloomington, Minnesota. After completing his internship in St. Paul, Dr. Lavell established Specific Family Chiropractic in Maplewood in June of 1998. In the spring of 2001, he opened his satellite office in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota to meet 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 and has completed over 300 post doctorate hours in the study of this topic. This area is one of his true passions. For many years dating back to his undergraduate studies he helped work with bodybuilders to help them get in shape for their shows and events. He also has well over 150 hours of post graduate study has been performed in human biomechanics and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, with a focused emphasis on the non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation of lumbar disc herniations, 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 many athletes from the University of Minnesota Men's Rugby Team. He also has lectured to various organizations and companies on such topics as "Workplace Safety & Ergonomics", "Carpal Tunnel Injuries, Treatment, & Prevention", and "Prevention and Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniations".

Marchiori, Dennis

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."

McLean, Ian

Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR, a 1979 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, is a professor and the director of the chiropractic clinical residencies and related support services for the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. He also is director of Clinical Radiology and coordinator of the Radiology Residency Program.

McMillin, Austin

Austin McMillin, D.C. provides contemporary perspectives to rehabilitation and active care for the spine and musculoskeletal system, and emphasizes effective, research-based approaches for busy health care providers. His coursework draws on thousands of hours of functional training and research review, along with nearly 25 years of clinical practice and rehabilitation experience in patient care. After completing a post-doctoral chiropractic rehabilitation program, his focus has continued to investigate and apply emerging research to improve active care and functional rehabilitation expertise. In addition to maintaining a full-time chiropractic rehabilitation practice, Dr. McMillin is a popular lecturer/instructor for integrated care and active rehabilitation strategies. His workshops maintain a focus on practical and easy integration of leading-edge, low-tech approaches to clinical practice driven by the evolving clinical knowledge base. He has a special interest in streamlined and reimbursable protocols, and has pioneered upright triplanar stability and dynamic load control approaches. His lectures and workshops have received outstanding cross-professional reviews. He has been regularly requested as an expert in spine injury cases, and has been chosen to provide expert representation in issues relating to spinal manipulation training, integrated care, chiropractic care within the health care arena, and chiropractic coding and service valuation.

Morgan, William

William E. Morgan, DC, DAAPM, FICC, FIM, FPAC, LLD (hc), practices in Bethesda's Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the President's Hospital. He has been credentialed at five hospitals and serves as a consultant to various United States government executive health clinics in Washington, D.C., caring for government leaders. He has served as a consultant to the White House, the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army. Dr. Morgan holds faculty adjunct appointments at institutions of higher learning: He is an assistant professor for F Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Additionally he is on the Board of Trustees for Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Morgan is the team chiropractor for the United States Naval Academy football team. A veteran of military service, he has served in Naval Special Warfare Unit One, Marine Corps Recon, and in a Mobile Dive and Salvage Unit. Dr. Morgan is a 1985 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. In addition to many other awards, he has received the American Chiropractic Association's Chiropractor of the Year Award. He has also been featured on CCN.com and has been interviewed by the Washington Post. William Morgan has authored scores of articles and papers: These writings range from technical peer-reviewed papers, to educational expositions, to clinical articles, and opinion-editorial articles. He is an international lecturer for both medical and chiropractic venues in the United States and abroad.

Nightingale, Lia

Lia Nightingale, Ph.D., earned her Ph.D. in food science and human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 2006. Dr. Nightingale is an assistant professor in the Division of Life Sciences at Palmer's Davenport Campus, where she teaches Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Clinical Nutrition. She was awarded Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011 and has been awarded the Thelma Fordyce-Mack Award four times for innovation in teaching. Dr. Nightingale has worked in research and development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, Tate & Lyle North America, and Whitey's Ice Cream, has volunteered as an educator for several nanotechnology camps, and was co-investigator for a $265,000 grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to use Dr. Nightingale's doctorate research to entice junior high students into choosing a science-based career. She has published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , Journal of Food Science , Journal of Chiropractic Education , Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics , and Journal of Texture Studies . Dr. Nightingale has presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC, ICA/ACA Joint Pediatric Conference, and the Institute of Food Technologists; but she greatly enjoys the numerous community lectures she provides for local groups and area hospitals.

Pearson-Weary, Kelli

Kelli Pearson-Weary, D.C., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic's West campus in 1982. Ten years later she became one of the first three chiropractors in the U.S. to earn an HMO appointment and have staff privileges at Group Health Cooperative, a consumer-governed nonprofit health care system. She currently operates her own practice along with a collaborative care clinic with physical therapists, a collaborative care clinic with sports medicine family physicians and a clinic at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., that treats the university's athletes.

Suzanne Sims, M.D., M.P.P., graduated from Harvard Medical School. After completing a joint M.D./M.P.P. at Harvard, Dr. Sims completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford Medical Center. Before joining the LifeConnections Health Center, Dr. Sims spent eight years in private practice, the last three of which were in a concierge internal medicine practice with a focus on highly personalized medical care. Additionally, she has been an emergency room physician at the Palo Alto VA Hospital, an occupational medicine physician at Stanford, and has spent several years performing executive physicals.

Sklar, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Sklar, D.C., Director of Chiropractic Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia and Palmer 1997 graduate, has served as the alternate Pennsylvania Delegate for the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), serves on the ACA committee for Health Promotion and Wellness; currently Philadelphia District Director for the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association; Dr. Sklar has been featured in numerous magazine articles and television interviews about chiropractic treatment and integrative care for cancer patients; He is also a member of the Cancer Fighters Thrive magazine editorial board. Dr. Sklar was awarded the Cancer Treatment Center "Starfish Award" in 2013 for clinical innovation.

Jonathan Soltys, D.C., Cert.MDT, has spent his professional career both in the academic and clinical settings. In 2014, he was appointed as the Executive Director of the Chiropractic Branch of the McKenzie Institute International. From 2003-2013, he served as the Dean of Postgraduate Education at the National University of Heath Sciences where he developed numerous continuing education programs that were attended by thousands of DC's each year. He's taught clinical orthopedics and adjusting courses as well as medical-legal specialty lectures at NUHS since 1994 where he holds the rank of Associate Professor. In his 20 years of teaching experience, he's received ten awards for teaching excellence. Concurrently, for 18 years, he 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.

St. Claire, Susan

Susan St. Claire, D.C., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic's, West Campus in 1984. She has her Diplomate from the American Board of Nutrition and is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Dr. St. Claire has been a member of several professional organizations and currently owns her own practice in addition to teaching at the West Campus.

Tunning, Mike

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 rehab and NMS diagnosis.

Updyke, William

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 the West 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.

Brett Winchester, D.C., lectures throughout the world, teaching his functional approach to patient care, combining manual therapy, including joint manipulation and neuromuscular stabilization, with therapeutic exercise. Dr. Winchester effectively treats functional pathologies and acts as a catalyst for patients working to enhance their performance. He is the founder of Winchester Spine and Sport located outside St. Louis, Missouri. His currently serves as an advanced biomechanics course instructor at Logan College of Chiropractic, instructor and board member for the Motion Palpation Institute, Chiropractic rehabilitation instructor through Dr. Craig Liebenson's rehab diplomate program, teaching three modules and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization instructor trained by Pavel Kolar. Dr. Winchester's published research includes topics such as offering a multidisciplinary approach for treatment of the pregnant population. Various chiropractic journals have also featured Dr. Winchester for his patient-driven treatment model. Dr. Winchester enjoys treating professional and collegiate athletes and has gained a reputation for his sports medicine background. Still, his passion remains with diagnosing and treating the ailments of a diverse patient population with conservative-based protocols.

2015 Speakers

Michelle Barber Michelle Barber, 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 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.

Charles L. Blum, D.C., is in private practice in Santa Monica, Calif., director of research for Sacro Occipital Technique Organization - USA, adjunct research faculty member at Cleveland Chiropractic College, and teaches the Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) elective at Palmer College of Chiropractic's San Jose campus and the Southern California University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Chris Colloca Christopher Colloca, D.C., is a world renowned chiropractic researcher, educator, and inventor. The CEO and Founder of Neuromechanical Innovations, a research-based medical device manufacturer and postgraduate education company with its headquarters in Chandler, Ariz., Dr. Colloca has given hundreds of lectures to thousands of chiropractors and medical physicians on six of the seven continents. Among his patented works include his invention of the Impulse Adjusting Instrument®, a chiropractic treatment device used in thousands of chiropractic offices around the world, and Impulse IQ®, a computerized instrument for dynamic spinal analysis and treatment. Dr. Colloca's inventions have revolutionized chiropractic practice changing the game from traditional manual methods to technologically advanced techniques that are easier on doctors and patients alike. He graduated cum laude from Life College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga., in 1995. His award-winning original research has been presented at numerous international scientific conferences resulting in more than fifty scientific journal publications. A distinguished scientist, Dr. Colloca has multi-disciplinary research collaborations around the world and he is a reviewer for the Journal of Biomechanics, Spine, and European Spine Journal, among others. Entrepreneurially, Dr. Colloca has created a multi-million dollar business from ground zero from his core values in innovation, leadership and vision.

James Cox 11 James Cox, D.C., graduated from National College of Chiropractic in 1963. Dr. Cox is a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, the author of several textbooks, including "Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, Treatment," now it in its 6th edition, and "Neck, Shoulder and Arm Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, Treatment," now in its 3rd edition. Dr. Cox also is a private practitioner in Fort Wayne, Ind., at Cox Chiropractic Clinic, a division of Chiropractic Associates.

Mary Frost, D.C. 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. 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.

Mario Fucinari Mario Fucinari, D.C., 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.

Deed Harrison Deed Harrison, D.C., graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1996. He has authored 50 spinal research articles. Dr. Harrison is a reviewer for the orthopedic journal Spine, a certified instructor for CBP Seminars, and is the vice-president of CBP Nonprofit, Inc. Additionally, he maintains a clinical practice in Elko, Nev.

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.

Dave Hogsed David Hogsed, Dipl. Ac., Dipl. O.M., is in full-time practice with his father, James Hogsed, D.C., at the Natural Healthcare Professionals clinic in Fort Myers, Fla. His practice specializes in providing effective nutritional support for endocrine, digestion, musculoskeletal and immune system health. Dr. Hogsed is a regular guest speaker at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine, and has been a post- graduate faculty member of Texas Chiropractic College. He has also served as a clinical consultant and speaker for Standard Process of Florida since 2003, providing inspiring clinical nutrition seminars for healthcare practitioners.

 

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.

Bryan Muth 14 Bryan Muth, D.C. is all about being proactive in the name of prevention. As a chiropractor and personal trainer, not only does he provide on-site chiropractic services and nutritional counseling for Standard Process employees, he is instrumental in developing chiropractic, nutrition and fitness protocols for Cultivate - training our chiropractors in everything our on-site wellness program offers.

Lia Nightingale Lia Nightingale, Ph.D., earned her Ph.D. in food science and human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 2006. Dr. Nightingale is an assistant professor in the Division of Life Sciences at Palmer's Davenport Campus, where she teaches Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Clinical Nutrition. She was awarded Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2011 and has been awarded the Thelma Fordyce-Mack Award four times for innovation in teaching. Dr. Nightingale has worked in research and development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, Tate & Lyle North America, and Whitey's Ice Cream, has volunteered as an educator for several nanotechnology camps, and was co-investigator for a $265,000 grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to use Dr. Nightingale's doctorate research to entice junior high students into choosing a science-based career. She has published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Science, Journal of Chiropractic Education, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, and Journal of Texture Studies. Dr. Nightingale has presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC, ICA/ACA Joint Pediatric Conference, and the Institute of Food Technologists; but she greatly enjoys the numerous community lectures she provides for local groups and area hospitals.

Michael Olson, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic's Davenport campus. In 2011, Dr. Olson graduated as class Salutatorian, Summa Cum Laude, and was a Presidential Scholar. During his time at Palmer, Dr. Olson enhanced his education by becoming involved in many extra-curricular educational programs to enhance his treatment capabilities. These training programs included Graston Technique, Active Release Technique, Flexion-Distraction Technique, Functional Anatomy Club, Sports Injury Club, Upper and Lower Extremity Symposium classes and Motion Palpation seminars. He also has areas of special interest in sports injury rehabilitation and the use of chiropractic in preventative health. Following graduation he was hired by the Bigfork Valley Hospital (BVH) to implement its first Chiropractic department into the hospital. He is currently employed by BVH and runs a full time practice there. He also acts as the Bigfork High School football team physician, providing sideline care at all their home and away games. He administers pre and post-concussion screenings on all of the high school athletes as well. In 2014, Dr. Olson joined Graston Technique as a clinical instructor.

Michael Petrie, DC, Ph.D(c), graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.S.E in Biomedical Engineering in 2008, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic's Davenport Campus in 2011. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa. Dr. Petrie is an associate faculty member and graduate research assistant in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa. Currently, Dr. Petrie is investigating the effect physical activity has on gene and protein regulation in human paralyzed muscle. His work is supported by grants awarded to his advisor Richard K. Shields, PT, Ph.D. from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. In 2013, Dr. Petrie was awarded a 2-year post-doctoral educational fellowship from the NCMIC Foundation to support the completion of his research degree. Following the completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Petrie plans to pursue his research interests involving the role physiologic and environmental stressors have on human health and disease progression, particularly the immediate and long-term effects of these stressors on the neural, muscular, and skeletal systems.

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.

Michael Shreeve 06 Michael Shreeve, D.C., is a 1974 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic's Davenport campus. After 30 years of chiropractic practice in Tampa, Florida, he joined the faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange, Florida. As a professor in Academic Affairs, he teaches upper cervical specific techniques, clinical methods, chiropractic philosophy, recordkeeping, Florida laws and rules, ethics, jurisprudence, risk management, spinal biomechanics, patient communications, and chiropractic history. He continues to maintain a part-time chiropractic practice in Port Orange, Florida. He has authored several articles published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, the Journal of Chiropractic Education. Dr. Shreeve is a past Board Member on the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine. He is a past-president of the Florida Chiropractic Society and is currently Vice President of the Grostic Procedure Society. Dr. Shreeve is frequently an invited lecturer at state, national and international chiropractic conventions. Dr. Shreeve has been honored by the Florida Chiropractic Society with the Lifetime Achievement Award and by the Florida Board of Chiropractic with the Distinguished Service to the Chiropractic Profession Award.

Jeff Sklar 14 Jeffrey Sklar, D.C., Director of Chiropractic Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia and Palmer 1997 graduate, has served as the alternate Pennsylvania Delegate for the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), serves on the ACA committee for Health Promotion and Wellness; currently Philadelphia District Director for the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association; Dr. Sklar has been featured in numerous magazine articles and television interviews about chiropractic treatment and integrative care for cancer patients; He is also a member of the Cancer Fighters Thrive magazine editorial board. Dr. Sklar was awarded the Cancer Treatment Center "Starfish Award" in 2013 for clinical innovation.

John Ventura, D.C., DABCO, is a chiropractor with 30 years of full-time clinical experience and is owner of Rochester Chiropractic Group, LLP. In addition he currently serves as adjunct clinical assistant professor at D'Youville college and served for more than 15 years as clinical instructor in family medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and assistant clinical professor at New York Chiropractic College. He volunteered for more than 20 years at the Mercy Outreach Center, a free multidisciplinary community health center. He serves as a board member on the United States Bone and Joint Initiative; he is on the musculoskeletal committee of National Quality Forum; and is on the technical expert panel for the Physician Quality Reporting System of CMS. He is a partner in Spine Care Partners, a consulting company that establishes spine centers in hospitals and health care organizations.

Brett Winchester, D.C. lectures throughout the world, teaching his functional approach to patient care, combining manual therapy, including joint manipulation and neuromuscular stabilization, with therapeutic exercise. Dr. Winchester effectively treats functional pathologies and acts as a catalyst for patients working to enhance their performance. He is the founder of Winchester Spine and Sport located outside St. Louis, Missouri. His currently serves as an advanced biomechanics course instructor at Logan College of Chiropractic, instructor and board member for the Motion Palpation Institute, Chiropractic rehabilitation instructor through Dr. Craig Liebenson's rehab diplomate program, teaching three modules and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization instructor trained by Pavel Kolar. Dr. Winchester's published research includes topics such as offering a multidisciplinary approach for treatment of the pregnant population. Various chiropractic journals have also featured Dr. Winchester for his patient-driven treatment model. Dr. Winchester enjoys treating professional and collegiate athletes and has gained a reputation for his sports medicine background. Still, his passion remains with diagnosing and treating the ailments of a diverse patient population with conservative-based protocols.

Wong, Kevin Kevin Wong, D.C., is a 1996 Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West. 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. At this point, Dr. Wong teaches over 100 hours per year in the United States and internationally. Dr. Kevin has been a Foot Levelers Instructor since 2004 and was the 2012 recipient of Foot Levelers Instructor of the Year Award. He is 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, CA.

 

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