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

We are accepting applications from students who will begin 2nd Trimester in November.

Application Packet Due: Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Letter of Recommendation Due: Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Stop up in the Business Center for an application. ​Thank you.


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.


Missy Wessels

Missy Wessels email: melissa.wessels@palmer.edu

My name is Missy Wessels and I am from Manchester, Iowa. I received my Bachelor's degree in Biology from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. The holistic approach and the determination to make a difference in people's lives is why I have chosen to be a Chiropractor. I am passionate and committed to showing others that through Chiropractic care, our bodies can heal, nourish and maintain itself in ways that provide long term benefit and overall health. I believe that the Palmer Center for Business Development will equip students to be strong and innovative practitioners in the Chiropractic field as well as develop into successful business professionals. I am incredibly fortunate and blessed to be a part of the Palmer Center for Business Development and the Ambassador Program.


D'Anthony Doss

D'Anthony Doss email: danthony.doss@palmer.edu

Hello, my name is D'Anthony Doss and I am from Eureka Illinois. I received my bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Eureka College, Illinois. The word “excitement” would be an understatement on how I feel about attending Palmer College of Chiropractic. What brought me into the world of chiropractic was the idea of being able to serve others, to heal others, through the power of my hands. The Palmer Business Center for Development is a great on campus destination for those eager to learn, and be more exposed to the ins and outs of running a business. I'm very pleased to be on the ambassador team and look forward to spreading the knowledge I gain from this program to my fellow peers, and hopefully you!


Kalie Harrod

Kalie Harrod email: kalie.harrod@palmer.edu

Hello, My name is Kalie Harrod and I am from Louisville, Kentucky. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky. I have been around Chiropractic my entire life. My Dad is a Chiropractor in Louisville and I cannot wait for the day when I finally get to practice with him. Chiropractic is not only my career path, but it also saved my quality of life. Without the treatment my dad gave me after a bad car accident, along with the treatment I received for a congenital back problem, I would not be the same person today. I have seen first hand how important the business side of a Chiropractic profession is and how vital the Business Center at Palmer can help me, along with the rest of the Palmer students, succeed after graduation. I am excited and very fortunate to be a part of the Palmer Center for Business Development that will help me gain knowledge that I can bring from this program to my peers!


Darin Toone

Darin Toone email: darin.toone@palmer.edu

My Name is Darin Toone and I am from Tremonton, UT. I graduated from Weber State University with a major in Microbiology. I chose to enter the field of chiropractic based on my desire to help others not only heal, but to do so in a natural way. Coming from a largely science background I found my confidence in the business aspect of practice to be lacking. The business center offers all of the tools and knowledge needed to become an efficient business owner. I therefore find myself very grateful to be involved as a business ambassador. With the education gained at Palmer and the business savvy developed from the business center, I willI feel confidant walking out of the doors of Palmer ready to take on the challenges of being a Chiropractor.


Felicia Devine

Felicia Devine   email: felicia.devine@palmer.edu

My name is Felicia Devine and I am from Tucson, Arizona. I received my bachelor’s degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I was drawn to chiropractic because of a personal injury and its all natural approach to healing. Knowledge in the business field is key to running a smooth and successful practice and the business center is geared towards helping current and former Palmer students in gaining those skills. I also play for and hold an executive position on the Palmer women’s rugby team.


Nichole Giesken

Nichole Giesken   email: nichole.giesken@palmer.edu

I am from Ohio and excited to be at Palmer pursuing a second career. I worked in Human Resources for over 15 years. This role included Career Development consulting with the workforce to help examine if their job matched their skills, strengths, interests and values.  A desire to apply my own strengths and values is what led me here. Chiropractic care has been a benefit in my life and I want to be part of sharing the gift of chiropractic with others. I’m grateful to have an opportunity as a Student Business Ambassador to collaborate with my peers in strengthening our business savvy so that our chiropractic skills can be effectively shared.


Chris Gouveia

Chris Gouveia   email: chris.gouveia@palmer.edu

My name is Chris Gouveia and I am from Ottawa Canada. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph, majoring in Human Kinetics. After suffering several stubborn injuries playing competitive hockey I was referred to a chiropractor for treatment, which opened my eyes to chiropractic's different approach to health care. After several successful rehabilitation stints I knew that chiropractic was the profession for me. My long term goal is to open my own chiropractic rehabilitation practice in order to help athletes recover from their injuries and get back to their sport. The business centre has provided me with the tools and resources to complement my education at Palmer and will help me achieve my business goals. As an international student my goal is to help other international students like myself get involved in the business centre. I am excited to be a part of the Student Business Ambassador program and look forward to helping my peers realize their chiropractic business potential.


Logan Gill

Logan Gill   email: matthew.gill@palmer.edu

My name is Logan Gill and I am from Wake Forest, North Carolina. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from High Point University in May of 2015. My decision to attend Palmer was strongly influenced by my chiropractor, a Palmer graduate. During my time here in Davenport, Palmer will undoubtedly provide the tools necessary to become an incredible heath care provider. The Center for Business Development will provide the tools necessary to successfully translate the science, philosophy, and art of chiropractic to those in need. Through skills learned in the Center for Business Development, you will feel confident in your ability to head out into the work force, and ultimately become the best and most successful doctor you can be. Our job as student ambassadors is to help you! Please feel free to contact me/us with any questions you may have!

Jared Brown

Jared Brown email jared.brown@palmer.edu 

 

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.

We are accepting applications for the work-study position of Business Ambassador. Click here to download the application.


Leanna Liu

Hello, my name is Leanna Liu. I am from Bellevue, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington Seattle with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. What drew me in to the chiropractic profession was how effective it is at helping patients with diverse backgrounds. The holistic approach help transform patients and dramatically increases the quality of life. I am passionate about helping others and showing them there are alternative ways to heal the body. Every Doctor of Chiropractic has such a big heart; however, we need a solid business background in order to succeed. I am very blessed to be part of the Business Ambassador Program here at Palmer West. It allows me to bridge the gap between working professions and our students here at school. Upon graduation, I wish to work for an integrated healthcare practice, and eventually gain enough experience to open my own practice. 


Matt Fryauf

My name is Matt Fryauf. I was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Rogers, Arkansas. I received a bachelor’s degree in Small Business Management at the University of Arkansas and minored in Spanish and Economics. I was first interested in chiropractic because of the cost efficient business model. After seeing the majority of patients’ pains significantly decrease while working for three chiropractors in Northwest Arkansas, I decided that Chiropractic is the career I want. I want to build personal relationships with each of my patients and aid them in achieving the best quality of life possible by helping patients develop good nutritional habits, exercise habits, and eliminating any neuromusculoskeletal problems. As a Business Development Ambassador, I hope to help my fellow students understand and discover business endeavor opportunities that they will have after graduation. Upon my graduation I hope to work as an associate for several chiropractic clinics in different states before I start my own practice in North West Arkansas.

2a Ayushi Sinha

My name is Ayushi Sinha and I am from San Jose, California and graduated from University of Colorado in Boulder. I have always leaned towards a non-invasive and drug free approach to health. I have seen that people have been evolving and leaning towards more natural and healthy lifestyles which showed me what a potential chiropractic holds for the future. 
As a student ambassador I would like to take the opportunity to understand the necessary skills that we would need to obtain to apply the practical knowledge of what we learn in school to the real world. I want to be learn how to build a better basis and expand my network to embrace and expose myself to a variety of possibilities chiropractic holds.  With my experience I want to be able to spread that knowledge to my fellow classmates so together we can be more confident when we step out into the real world on our own. 

2b Monique Hamon

Hi my name is Monique Hamon and I am from the East Bay Area in California. I have my A.A. in Math and Science from Las Positas College in Livermore, Ca. I was passionate about chiropractic from the moment I realized it had augmented the vitality of my family’s lives, including my own life. I always knew I wanted to be apart of a profession that cares for others and I am very grateful to be a part of chiropractic! One benefit of being a chiropractor is the option of being self-employed and creating the ideal practice that you want to provide your patients. It is not easy to build your own practice and manage it, so as a Student Ambassador with experience working under my father in his many successful businesses and the knowledge gained from business classes from my undergraduate education, I am excited and prepared to advise and support my peers the best I can on business and chiropractic. Upon graduation, I hope to work for a chiropractor in the Bay Area and eventually open my own practice in California. 

2d Jake Halverson

Hello, my name is Jake Halverson.  I am from Ogden Utah, where I graduated from Weber State University with a B.S. degree (zoology) with Summa Cum Laude honors. In high school, I worked as a medical assistant in the office of Palmer Davenport alumnus Stan Larson, where I developed an appreciation for holistic health. Over the years, my views have been reinforced that the human body is truly an amazing piece of machinery.  I know that we are healthier beings when we trust our bodies to heal themselves. It’s my goal to help liberate my patients from the unnecessary use of drugs and surgeries through chiropractic care. I believe that the utilization of chiropractic care will expand as the profession continues to grow, and more people recognize its utility in achieving and maintaining optimal health. I am attending a Palmer campus because I know that Palmer is a great school, by the quality of care provided by its alumni, and because of the number of chiropractors who are Palmer graduates. I want to learn all I can, so I can become a good doctor, just like them.  As a member of the Palmer Business Development Center, I want to help our profession reach more people by maximizing our exposure.  I feel that by reinforcing business skills with my peers, and learning all I can from practicing doctors, I can make a difference.  Upon graduation from Palmer West, I hope to gain enough experience working as an associate to open a practice of my own.  I am also interested in working with corporations as a part of an on-site integrated health clinics.

2e Marc Gusse

My name is Marc Gusse.  I was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI.  In 2005, I received a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.  I’ve worked as a logistics manager since my graduation.  Managing my customers' transportation and managing coworkers of my department has given me a lot of valuable business experience.  Running a small business takes time, initiative, hard work, and the ability to step out of your comfort zone.  After a serious car accident where my chiropractor helped with my rehabilitation, I decided to leave logistics and pursue a profession dedicated to helping others.  Here I am today pursuing my passion and direction at Palmer West.  As a Business Development Ambassador, I hope to use my business background to help my fellow students gain an advantage before they are out in the real world as doctors running their own businesses.  I want to help students network with doctors so we can learn from those who have gone before us and avoid making mistakes they have made while developing their businesses.  We chose this profession to be of service to people in our communities.  I want to do what I can to prevent my classmates from struggling on the business side, which hopefully makes it easier for them to focus on helping their patients.  When I graduate, I hope to run a private practice back in Michigan and to work on the high school athletes I coach!

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My name is Ledia Mati and before coming to Palmer I attained an Honors Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, majoring in Human Biology and Italian Studies.
I have chosen chiropractic as a career because I believe on the impact Chiropractors have on others and I hope to use this profession as a way to channel my passion, my experience, and my skills to help communities around me.
Pursuing Chiropractic as a career became the clear path while managing a sports medicine center in Toronto. The position exposed me to a first-hand approach of Chiropractic in a clinical setting where I worked closely with a team of integrated health care professionals. Being around various health care specialists, soon I clearly understood the important role and impact that Chiropractors bring to our health care system. As an OM for twenty five integrated health care provides in a very busy clinic, presented the opportunity to understand and implement vigorous business plans. I am excited to be part of the Student Ambassador Program and have the opportunity to represent my school, my profession and assist my fellow students to prepare for the business aspect of building a successful practice. Upon graduation I wish to work with corporations and join an on-site integrated healthcare practice.

 

 

The Florida campus is seeking quarter one students to apply for the Student Ambassador work study position beginning Winter171. If interested in becoming a Student Ambassador for the Center for Business Development, please visit the Career Development Center, Room 2143 to pick up an application or use the link below to download and print. Must be second quarter status by Winter 2017 term. Applications Due: December 2.

Click here to download and print the Ambassador Application


portrait - Kelsey Clevenger - Port Orange Campus

Kelsey Clevenger - kelsey.clevenger@palmer.edu

Kelsey Clevenger grew up in Chehalis, Washington. She had a spinal fusion at age 15, which started her fascination in the human body, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. After graduating from Washington State University with a Bachelors in Kinesiology, Kelsey worked, primarily, as a personal trainer and wellness coach, eventually operating her own small business in the fitness industry.

Limitations caused by her back surgery and amazing results after seeking Chiropractic care, Kelsey was inspired to pursue a new career in Chiropractic. She is most passionate about helping people attain healing, optimal health, and improved performance. As a Student Ambassador, Kelsey is eager to help her peers become prepared to operate their own successful Chiropractic offices and serve their communities well.


portrait - Donnie LeBlanc - Port Orange Campus

Donnie LeBlanc - donald.leblanc@palmer.edu

Donnie LeBlanc is from a small town called Sussex Corner, in the eastern province of New Brunswick Canada. He studied at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from 2010-2014 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology. He has worked in the forestry industry for the last few summers with a reforestation company. He came to Palmer Florida to continue his passion for human physiology and patient care through the amazing world of Chiropractic. The Palmer Student Ambassador Program was a great opportunity to discover all of the tools and resources available through the Career Development Center, and he looks forward to helping other Palmer students who came to Palmer, like himself, with little business knowledge.


portrait - Jon Poss - Port Orange Campus

Jon Poss - jon.poss@palmer.edu

Jon Poss was small town born and raised in DeLand, Florida. He studied Business Marketing and Biology at Stetson University, rounding out his undergraduate career with a study abroad in Innsbruck, Austria. Upon graduation in 2011, Jon developed invaluable business and communication skills through several corporate positions at top Fortune 500 companies including Disney and Home Depot. With a passion for vitalistic health and wellness, Jon was drawn to Chiropractic’s patient centered care model. The Palmer Student Ambassador Program was naturally the perfect opportunity to further develop his professional skill set within the healthcare industry.


portrait - Justin Willis - Port Orange Campus

Justin Willis - justin.willis@palmer.edu

Justin Willis is a true Floridian, living most of his life between Miami and the Daytona Beach area. He attended Daytona State College, where he received a degree in Supervision and Management with a focus in Life Sciences. Professionally, Justin has over a decade of management experience and he is the owner of a mobile health and wellness business. He is a Massage Therapist, Rehabilitation Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Health Coach, and health writer for a local newspaper. As a Student Ambassador, Justin is excited to use the knowledge he has attained through his degree and experience of small business ownership to help his fellow students understand the importance of using the Center for Business Development's resources in order to bolster their own success in the chiropractic profession.

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