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2016 Speakers coming soon!


2016 Speakers coming soon!

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.

Lori Holt, R.N., B.C., joined the Corporate Relations staff at NCMIC Group in 2012 and hit the ground running-literally, as she travels to various colleges and state associations to present on risk management and office emergencies. She also assists at homecomings and other events where NCMIC has a presence. She has extensive nursing experience, including an emphasis in cardiology and working in the ER.

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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