Meet our admissions counselors

We’re committed to preparing you for success. That begins with the admissions process. Palmer’s knowledgeable, friendly and helpful admissions counselors are here to help you learn about the exciting career opportunities that start at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

They have helped thousands of people decide the best path toward their career. If you’ve got questions, your admissions counselor has the answers!

Main campus

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Amanda McCullough

Amanda graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science in human services leadership and a Master of Science in educational leadership. While in college, she realized her passion for student enrollment and loves the excitement of working with prospective students.

Amanda serves Canadian prospective students, as well as those in: Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

She joined Palmer in 2017 and enjoys meeting students while traveling for the Admissions Office, educating the public about chiropractic and helping students reach their goals.

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Darcy Sromek

Darcy graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in interpersonal communication. Joining the Palmer family in 2018, Darcy enjoys the rich history, incredible work ethic, and strong outcomes Palmer College of Chiropractic students and alumni bring to the health care field.

Darcy serves international prospective students, as well as those in: Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

“My goal is to be a stepping stone for students to achieve their dreams of becoming Palmer chiropractors; so that their care can then reach people around the world.”

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Emily Danger - IA Admissions Counselor

Emily Danger

Emily graduated from Monmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations. After graduation, she moved to Florida and began working for the Walt Disney Company through their Disney College Program. Upon conclusion, she moved back to the Quad Cities to obtain her Master of Science degree in college student personnel: higher education leadership at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities. 

Emily serves prospective students in: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.  

“As an Admissions Counselor, my goal is to assist students in taking the next step in their educational journey by offering them support and guidance throughout every step of the process. My hope is that every student I encounter feels supported and prepared for their program. The culture Palmer has created welcomes innovation and teaches our students to think with their head, love with their heart and heal others with their hands. This philosophy not only prepares our students to be exceptional chiropractors, but also continue to grow them into exceptional people.” 

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Kelan Ritchie

Kelan is a Quad City native, born in Rock Island, IL. He received his education at Lincoln College, where he earned an A.A. Liberal Arts degree, and Augustana College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. He first joined Palmer College in 1996 having worked in Admissions/Recruitment for most of his tenure. He has helped over 1,300 students realize their dreams of becoming Palmer chiropractors. He enjoys advocating for the college and profession to prospective students, college/university instructors, advisers, administrators, as well as distinguished Palmer alumni.

Kelan serves prospective students in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

“To say I have a passion for chiropractic and Palmer College would be an understatement. It was chiropractic that taught me the most about myself. It has played a direct role in my own health and wellness and it has given me the clearest understanding of what the true essence of health and wellness is. Above all, it made it that much easier for me to take Palmer’s mission on the road and do what I love most: representing this institution to prospective students and working closely with their support channels as they navigate their way to matriculation.”

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Kelley Van Keulen

Kelley has been serving the Palmer Admissions Department for over 15 years after she spent a number of years working as an accountant in the Financial Affairs Department. Kelley holds an Associate of Arts degree in accounting and business administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational management.

Kelley serves prospective students in: Alabama, Hawaii, Iowa, Nevada and North Dakota.

“My motivation comes from promoting Palmer College and the chiropractic profession and helping prospective students to achieve their goals.”

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Florida campus

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Cordie Darden

Cordie was born and raised in Georgia. She received her education at Valdosta State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication with an emphasis in public relations and her Master of Public Administration degree. Cordie enjoys working in higher education and has previously worked for college admissions in South Georgia.

Cordie serves prospective students in: Northeast Fla., Southwest Fla., the Panhandle, Gainesville/Ocala area, Tampa/St Petersburg area, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. 

"I love the atmosphere here at Palmer, and I am excited to help students achieve their goals."

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Ben Hucker

Ben, a Chicago native, received his education at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in secondary education and history. He also worked as an EMT on an ambulance in Chicago for several years while completing his degree. After graduating, Ben taught high school history/social studies in Chicago before moving into college admissions.

Ben serves prospective students in: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 

"I have a passion for both education and the health care field, and I understand the profound impact each can have on a person’s life. I love helping students join the Palmer family, so they can go out into the world and help others."

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Buro, Susan - FL

Sue Buro

Sue is originally from Northeast Pennsylvania. She received her education from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education and physical science. Sue came to Palmer in 2011, and loves assisting students as they fulfill their goals to become doctors of chiropractic.

Sue serves international prospective students, as well as prospective students in: Arkansas, the Bahamas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and the Virgin Islands. 

“Palmer strives to provide students with the very best in chiropractic education, and I am so happy to assist students in any way that I can.”

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Nelson, Katelyn - FL

Katelyn Nelson

Campus Visit Coordinator

Katelyn serves prospective students in the Orlando area, South Fla./Miami area, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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West campus

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Bill Riley

Bill is a California native and grew up as a chiropractic kid.

“My father was a chiropractor, so I know firsthand the benefits chiropractic care can have on a family’s health and well-being. I love helping individuals transition into a career where they can make such a positive impact on people’s lives.”

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Teresa Salazar

Teresa is the lead Admissions Counselor at Palmer's West Campus.

"Among the things I enjoy most about working at Palmer is one-on-one contact with students and helping them in any way that I can. I am also very fortunate to work with a great team!"

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Danielle Breaux

Danielle, a Bay Area native, received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Art Institute of San Francisco and her Master of Business Administration degree (with a focus in marketing) from DeVry’s Keller School of Management. Most of Danielle’s professional career has been as a graphic artist or outreach specialist, but that all changed when she decided to become an Admissions Counselor in 2016.

"Working at a chiropractic college is so fulfilling, as I am able to help students achieve their dreams that will impact the health of their community."

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