Ambassador Responsibilities
The Palmer Student Ambassadors (SA's) are a hand-selected group of highly motivated future chiropractic business professionals. The SA's provide an indispensible service to Palmer College of Chiropractic by serving as liaisons to current and prospective Palmer students, the community, Palmer faculty and staff, Palmer Alumni, and business professionals. These students will serve as the face and voice of the Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD), and provide the community a look at what it is to be a Palmer Professional.

As a Palmer SA, each member is expected to be a significant contributor to the future development of the PCBD as well as the well-being and development of each Palmer student in their pursuit to become a member of the professional chiropractic community. Through the positive attitude portrayed by each member and the cohesiveness of the group, the Palmer SA's are the epitome of chiropractic leadership.

Expectations:

  • Complete a minimum of 4 hours per month of PCBD work related projects
  • Attend mandatory monthly meetings
  • Attend designated events
  • Complete a series of Business Modules

Membership Benefits

  • Gain experience in public relations (meeting people, public speaking, representing the college)
  • Be part of a dynamic, highly visible, customer service oriented organization
  • Work with and learn from business professionals in marketing and entrepreneurship
  • Broaden contacts among faculty, staff, students, administration, and business professionals
  • Possible travel opportunities to events with PCBD staff
  • Letters of Recommendation provided to the SA by the PCBD for potential job opportunities
  • This is a work-study position.

Student Ambassadors

 

Brookley Pavnica

Brookley Pavnica email: bpavnica@gmail.com

My name is Brookley Pavnica. For me, chiropractic is a profession of service and dedication to the community and to the patients that we, as doctors, will work to heal. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University. The Center for Business Development facilitates development of skills critical to integrating ourselves into the communities where we practice.It is a unique opportunity to learn how to transfer the healing skills that we learn into a successful business concept. After graduation, I plan on working with military service members and veterans, and ultimately ending up with a practice in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rob Harward

Rob Harward email: robharward@gmail.com

My name is Rob Harward. Chiropractic has impacted my family and myself deeply and I am excited to be a Palmer student! I am fortunate to also be involved with the business center with all its resources that will help me and my fellow students achieve and our goals as chiropractors and become great at our business. After I graduate, I will open up my own practice and educate many people on healthy living and improving their quality of life.

Corey Harrington

Corey Harrington email: corey.harrington@live.palmer.edu

My name is Corey Harrington and I am from Raleigh, NC. I chose to enter the chiropractic profession because I believe in natural, conservative care as a first option. Like other health professionals, chiropractic physicians have to balance their role as both a clinician and a businessman. In other words, the physician must be skilled in their art to help patients, but to ensure the delivery of these treatments they must also possess a minimum competency in the science of business. The Palmer Center for Business Development provides students with an opportunity to enrich their educational experience by gaining these additional skills.

Judd Gines

Judd Gines email: juddg9@gmail.com

My name is Judd Gines. As a young man my father taught me to be where I was supposed to be, when I was supposed to be there, doing what I was supposed to be doing. I have total conviction that being a part of Palmer College at this time in my life, is fulfilling my father's admonition. As I strive to become the best doctor I can be, I feel it essential to become a knowledgeable business leader. The Center for Business Development is giving me the tools needed to build a successful practice focused on touching and improving the lives of those I will have the pleasure to serve.

Paul Kite

Paul Kite email: paul.kite@palmer.edu

My name is Paul Kite and I am from Atlantic Iowa.  I received my bachelors degree in biological psychology from Northwest Missouri State University.  I chose chiropractic because I believe in a natural and conservative approach to health.  The opportunities in this profession are endless.  I am thankful to be a part of the Palmer Center for Business Development team.  I feel that in order to be a successful chiropractor one must master both the science, art, and philosophy of chiropractic as well as the fundamentals of running a sound business.

Amanthi Mapalagama

Amanthi Mapalagama email: uvini.mapalagama@1897.palmer.edu

My name is Uvini Amanthi Mapalagama and I'm from Colombo Sri Lanka. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Biology from Iowa State University. I strongly believe that chiropractic is a great approach to a healthy, fulfilling life. The Center for Business Development is a great resource to all Palmer students to become successful doctors and obtain knowledge to become full rounded physicians with great business skills. I'm grateful to serve as a business ambassador and share my knowledge and skills with other students to fulfill their educational needs.

  Mariah Payne

Mariah Payne email: mtpayne91@gmail.com

My name is Mariah Payne. I am from Lynwood Illinois. Chiropractic to me is a profession that focuses on natural healing with a main focus on prevention of sickness and disease by maintaining the neuro-musculoskeletal system. My passion is helping people get healthy and remain healthy which is why I chose chiropractic. The center of business development helps me gain experience with public relations as well as how to be a successful business professional as a chiropractor. After graduation,I plan on working near or close to my hometown in the south suburbs of Chicago, and ultimately opening my own practice focusing on family care.

Mary Beth Jacobson Cretney

Mary Beth Jacobson Cretney email: marybeth.jacobson@palmer.edu

My name is Mary Beth Jacobson Cretney and I am from Waukesha, WI. What drew me into chiropractic was the bond and hands-on relationship I will build with patients as both a proactive and reactive health care provider. The Palmer Center for Business Development has opened my eyes to new approaches for personal and professional success. As an ambassador I am able to help get my fellow classmates involved, preparing them for the business ventures they pursue. I am eager to get out in the field and use my skills as a Doctor of Chiropractic as well as a businesswoman and plan to open up a practice in rural Wisconsin.

Cassie Asmondy

Cassie Asmondy email: cassandra.asmondy@palmer.edu

Hello, my name is Cassandra Asmondy and I am from Tomahawk, Wisconsin. I completed my bachelor degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. I was drawn to chiropractic not only because of my frustration with traditional medicine but also because of chiropractic's natural, non-invasive way of helping people. Through our holistic approach, we can help people achieve their highest health potential. Working with the Palmer Center for Business Development will take me from the level of a skilled chiropractor to a well-rounded business professional. Upon graduation, I plan to start a general practice in northeast Wisconsin.

Allie DiSalvo

Allie DiSalvo email: alliedisalvo@gmail.com

My name is Allison Di Salvo. I am from Lowell, Massachusetts and received my bachelor's of science degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. I was drawn to chiropractic because of its unique ability to help people of all ages, races, and sizes get healthy and, more importantly, stay healthy. Furthermore, it does so without adding anything foreign to the body. In order for me to be able to effectively utilize the clinical and technical skills I learn at Palmer to help patients, it is essential that I know how to run a successful business. For this reason I am thrilled to be a part of the Palmer Center for Business Development.

Andrew White

Andrew White email: 70.awhite@gmail.com

Hello, my name is Andrew White and I am from Jackson, Michigan. My decision to enter the chiropractic field was greatly influenced from witnessing my mother benefitting from chiropractic care after a work related injury. My hope has always been to one day be able to help patients, like I witnessed through my mother years ago. Becoming a student business ambassador has truly been a highlight of my experience here at Palmer. It has helped me become more efficient at public speaking and has given me a greater understanding of what it will take to become a successful doctor, leader, and businessman.

Matt Hill

Matt Hill email: matthew.hill@palmer.edu

My name is Matt Hill and I am from Sierra Vista, Arizona. I received my bachelor's degree in Business Accounting and Management from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. My decision to attend Palmer and become a Chiropractor began 7 years after I started my career in business. Chiropractic had been such an instrumental part of my two children's upbringing and my family's life that I felt a strong calling to help other families and kids experience the same benefits my family did.  I am very fortunate to be involved with the Palmer Center for Business Development. The resources, classes and experiences they offer will help me and my fellow students help an epic number of kids and families. After graduation I plan to open a family/pediatric practice in Arizona.

Alyssa Condomitti

Alyssa Condomitti email: alyssa.condomitti@palmer.edu

Alyssa hails from Cornwall, NY and obtained her undergraduate degree from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Pre-medical studies with a minor in Biochemistry. On top of being a Palmer Business center Ambassador, she plays, and holds an executive position on the Palmer women's rugby team and is a member of the Gonstead club. Alyssa decided to become an ambassador after realizing the importance of business education and leadership skills for later on in opening up her own practice. Her goal as an ambassador is for all students to utilize the business center to their advantage, with the end goal of strengthening the Palmer alumni reputation to the fullest.

Drew Flack

Drew Flack email: flackrd@gmail.com

I grew up in the small tourist town of Galena, Illinois, where I was active and lived a holistic and religious life. After graduating from high school, I departed for a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and upon my return I attended Brigham Young University. While in my undergraduate studies, I was married and had two children. My professional goal has always been one thing: "How can I provide the greatest service to mankind?" Thus I chose the career that made the biggest impact on quality of life. I plan to start a practice right after graduation in Heber City, Utah. The Business Center provides us with all the tools we need to be successful right away. It is just a matter of using them.  

Amanda Lajoie

​Amanda Lajoie email: ajl9221@gmail.com

My name is Amanda Lajoie. I am from Nashua, New Hampshire. I received my Bachelors in Biology from Fairfield University. I have dreamed about becoming a Chiropractor since I was little. Chiropractic is such an amazing profession; it's not simply a career, but a way of life. I feel extremely blessed to be here at Palmer and to be apart of the Center for Business Development. The Center for Business Development is an extremely valuable resource because it provides students with the skills that are necessary to succeed after graduation. I believe it is extremely important for the success of the Chiropractic profession as a whole that students receive a well-rounded education.

Danae Sunderman

Danae Sunderman​ email: danae.sunderman@palmer.edu

My name is Danae Sunderman, and I'm from Fremont, Nebraska.  I completed my Bachelor's Degree of Exercise Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University.  I'm dedicating my life to chiropractic because I want to serve and love people in the best capacity that I possibly can.  I care for people to their core, and I know that the power of chiropractic heals people in a way that drastically transforms lives.  I want to give people hope and help them be in the best health possible so that they can live life to the fullest.  Chiropractors should be passionate and have big dreams, but we also need to personally invest ourselves in a solid business education.  I am excited to be a part of the Palmer Center for Business Development because they are dedicated to equipping every student with the tools necessary to operate a chiropractic office with excellence and confidence.

The Business Ambassadors invite all West Campus students to the business modules. A schedule can be found on www.palmer.edu/business/modules/. RSVP using the Palmer CareerNetwork.


Jacqueline Prins web

My name is Jackie Prins and I’m from Manistique, Michigan. Becoming a Student Ambassador for the Center for Business Development is important for me because it allows a number of opportunities while in school to strengthen my competency and experience with the different components of entrepreneurship. It is an opportunity to connect with practicing docs and hear some of their successes. Being a student ambassador will help me to be a well-rounded, knowledgeable chiropractor so I can help many patients in my future career.

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