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Homecoming Speaker Biographies

Alumni and friends of Palmer College are welcomed for Homecoming events at each of the Palmer campuses. 

Palmer Main Homecoming

2022 Speakers to be announced

Palmer Florida Homecoming
Please join us February 25-27, 2022

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Jason Nicholas Belcher, D.C.

Jason Nicholas Belcher, D.C., (Florida, '13) became a CME through the NRCME in 2014. Dr. Belcher became aware of the critical role of the CME and the commercial motor vehicle driver which led to the development of the NRCME Training Course.

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Kimberly Besuden, D.C., CFMP

Kimberly Besuden, B.S., D.C., CFMP, brings 25 years of skilled alternative health care to the training table. She combines her passion for wellness by bringing balance in the way of chiropractic, fitness and nutrition. Dr. Besuden graduated from Purdue University in 1982 and completed her chiropractic education and training at Life University in Marietta, Georgia in 1994. She was awarded “Clinician of the Year” at graduation. She was trained as an educator and taught in OCPS in the mid-80’s. She continued her passion of wellness by creating a personal training company called “Ultimate Fitness”. Now in a successful private practice as a chiropractic physician and certified functional medicine practitioner, she promotes wellness to her patients with the “practice what you preach” model. As an author and frequent radio guest and contributor to magazines, newsletters, and online journals, she has insights, education, and specific life and wellness tools to share with audiences of all types.

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Erica Boland, D.C.

Erica Boland, D.C., (Main, ’13) is the BIRTHFIT Professional Director, BIRTHFIT Wisconsin Regional Director, a doctor of chiropractic, doula, DNS D practitioner, and a core and pelvic floor enthusiast. She is co-owner of Coulee Health alongside her husband Kyle, in West Salem, Wisconsin where she recently opened her BIRTHFIT WI studio. Her mission is to set a standard for postpartum care.

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Steven Conway, D.C., DABCOH, Esq.

Steven Conway, D.C., DABCOH, Esq., is a 1983 graduate of Logan Chiropractic College. Dr. Conway, along with his father Dr. Richard and his wife Dr. Cindy, successfully provided chiropractic services to southern Wisconsin. Dr. Conway entered the legal profession in 1996 after graduating from Stetson University, College of Law. He has since combined both legal and chiropractic backgrounds to successfully defend chiropractors with Medicare audits and state board complaints. His work with Medicare has transformed the chiropractic profession. 

Together with Dr. Michael Jacklitch, Dr. Conway personally met and worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and all Chief Medical Directors of the national Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to update the review process for chiropractic documentation. His experience with chiropractic Medicare audit defense led to a universal interpretation and subsequent harmonization of review criteria for chiropractic documentation. Drs. Conway and Jacklitch trained the MAC reviewers on the process creating a level playing field for chiropractic. They are now training chiropractors across the United States on the new Medicare documentation interpretation. Doctors of chiropractic are now universally accepting this training and implementing the process learned, providing them the tools to successfully navigate audits.  

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Steven Cuono, D.C.

Steven Cuono, D.C., (Main, '00) holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Dr. Cuono has been an associate professor at Palmer Florida for the past 17 years, where he teaches in the chiropractic sciences department. He has been an adjunct instructor in the Alternative Medicine program at Everglades University since 2011. Dr. Cuono is certified in medical acupuncture and chiropractic extremity practices, and holds an active Florida Chiropractic Physician’s license. He has practiced chiropractic in Florida, Georgia, and New Jersey. Dr. Cuono has a passion for chiropractic technique and alternative healing methods, as well as playing and collecting guitars.

Dr. Cuono has been married to his wife Donna for 21 years and has two sons, ages 12 and 15, and two dogs, Jack and Gabbie. He was born and raised in New Jersey and resides with his family in Port Orange, Florida.

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Chris Frogley, D.C.

Chris Frogley, D.C., (Main, '81) is the third son of Dr. H. Ronald Frogley, well-known chiropractic educator, administrator, and practitioner. As such, he has five brothers who are all chiropractors.He was raised in a health-centered home where home gardening, healthful cooking and a healthy lifestyle were a way of life. Dr. Frogley knew from a young age that he wanted to be a chiropractor and never really deviated from that course. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where his father had both taught and served as executive vice president under David D. Palmer. Since graduating, Dr. Chris, as known to many of his patient’s today, has practiced in Italy; Davenport, Iowa; Logan, Utah; and Bountiful, Utah. He has also studied extensively in nutritional sciences, functional medicine and intention-based medicine. Currently, he is the director of functional medicine at Integrated Wellness in Bountiful, Utah, a multi-discipline-based health center that he helped to found with one of his brothers and his partner. He loves to work with the difficult patients that have seen many other physicians but who have yet failed to find the key to health.

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Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A.

Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A., (Main, ’96) was in private practice with her husband for 11 years. Since 2008, Dr. Frost has held various positions at Palmer College. She was as a part-time clinician and taught in the Doctor of Chiropractic program before accepting the role of Senior Director of Accreditation and Licensure Compliance in 2016. Her education, practice and compliance experience inform her classroom and online teaching. Dr. Frost has served as the Senior Director for Continuing Education since 2018. She is also an advisor to the Palmer Center for Business Development.

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Kenice Grand, D.C., D.H.Sc., DACBN

Kenice Grand, D.C., D.H.Sc., DACBN, CWP, has been a faculty member at Palmer Florida since 2005. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1986 and was in private practice in a variety of integrative settings for 19 years. During her time with Palmer College, she has served in diverse roles from coordinator of clinical academics to faculty clinician, and most recently as an academic faculty member. She earned a doctorate in health sciences in 2016, is a board-certified clinical nutritionist, and is a certified wellness practitioner. She has published scholarly articles and presented at many academic conferences. Her passion is making the world a better place through chiropractic and natural health care, expanding the reach of this goal through educating others to be chiropractic physicians and healers.

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Nate Hinkeldey, D.C., DACRB

Nate Hinkeldey, D.C., DACRB, (Main, ’11) is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and earned a degree in biology from Iowa State University. During his time at Palmer, he was a member of the Vogt Leadership Society and served as the president of Motion Palpation Club. Dr. Hinkeldey was chosen for a DoD/VA internship at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This experience stressed the importance of service and evidenced-based multi-modal care models. After graduating, he opened Team Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Johnston, Iowa. He also teaches at Des Moines Area Community College and is the chiropractor for Grand View University Sports Medicine Team, and he speaks nationally as an instructor for Graston Technique. 

Dr. Hinkeldey serves on Palmer College's Board of Trustees.

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Jesse Hodges, D.C., M.S.

Jesse Hodges, D.C., M.S. (Florida, ’13) grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Having a passion for health and wellness, he owned and operated a personal training business while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in biomechanics. He continued his education by earning a master’s degree in biomechanics and human performance. After graduating from Palmer College, Dr. Hodges opened his own practice in Lafayette, LA in 2013. He returned to Palmer Florida in 2017 to begin teaching biomechanics and active care classes. Dr. Hodges has many certifications in kinesiology, biomechanics, and human movement. To bring clinical application to his classes, Dr. Hodges still maintains a part time practice in Ormond Beach, Florida. 

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Siri Leech, D.C., DACBR

Siri Leech, D.C., DACBR, (Main, ’11) is a chiropractic radiologist and educator. She earned her diplomate (DACBR) from the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology in 2016. She continues her radiology expertise through Leech Radiology Consultation. She was appointed to the Palmer faculty in 2016 as an Assistant Professor where she teaches radiology and practice development courses.

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Marc Lucente, D.C., M.A., DIANM

Marc Lucente, D.C., M.A., DIANM is an associate professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus. He earned a bachelor’s in business from Wake Forest University, a master’s in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida, and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. He currently teaches classes in differential diagnosis, passive care and ergonomics, and the detection and treatment of myofascial trigger points. Dr. Lucente is a diplomate in the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and is an associate editor of the journal Nutritional Foundations. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals, authored a textbook on X-ray positioning, and is a licensed chiropractic physician in the state of Florida.  

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Peter Martin, D.C.

Peter Martin, D.C., (Main, '68) 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.
He owned a chiropractic equipment and supplies business for the next four years, and had a private practice in Lancaster, California from 1982 to 2000. Dr. Martin was president of Palmer College’s West campus in San Jose, California, 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 West 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 Florida campus in Port Orange, Florida. Since 2006, he’s served as president of the Florida campus exclusively.

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Sherry McAllister, D.C.

Sherry McAllister, D.C., M.S.Ed., CCSP®, (West, ’96) serves as executive vice president for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the national public-relations organization creating billions of positive impressions of chiropractic each year. Along with her work at the F4CP she also consulted with such entities as the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. McAllister also serves her alma mater in a number of capacities, including as a guest speaker for student clubs, alumni ambassador, preceptor doctor, commencement speaker and community liaison. She has also served as a faculty member for Palmer’s Continuing Education department. A qualified medical examiner and expert chiropractic witness for the State of California, she has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996.

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Scott Munsterman, D.C., DICC, CPCO

Scott Munsterman, D.C., DICC, CPCO, is an acknowledged expert on the transforming model of health-care delivery and compliance with a commitment to the promotion and advancement of the chiropractic profession. Dr. Munsterman is founder and CEO of Best Practices Academy, a clinical improvement organization providing focused leadership to bring practices into compliance with regulatory standards, equip them to improve clinical outcomes, and integrate into the transformed care delivery system. Dr. Scott believes chiropractic has a significant role to serve but challenges to face to achieve the chiropractic profession’s rightful role in care delivery. Dr. Munsterman is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University, where he has served as vice-chair of the Board of Trustees and on the President’s Cabinet as chief of care delivery. He was awarded Chiropractor of the Year in South Dakota and the Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC). He is a professional compliance officer. Dr. Munsterman served two terms as mayor of the city of Brookings and three consecutive terms in the South Dakota House of Representatives, where he chaired the House Health and Human Services Committee and chaired the Legislative Planning Committee. He is author of the books “A Vision for South Dakota”, “Care Delivery and Chiropractic: An Opportunity Waiting”, and “Unfinished Business”. However, he states his greatest accomplishment has been his five daughters and six grandchildren — with more success to come.

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Mark Murdock, D.C., R.N.

Mark Murdock, D.C., R.N., has served as a professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic for 10 years. He is a registered nurse and chiropractor who teaches on 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 multifaceted way and provide practical information that you can use in your daily practice.

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K.S.J. Murkowski, D.C.

K.S.J. Murkowski, D.C., (Main, ’72) is a past PCC-Alumni President, past Michigan State Association President, past Chairman of the Board, and Michigan Governor appointed to Malpractice Board of Directors. Dr. Murkowski has been voted twice for Doctor of the Year in Michigan, as well as Doctor of the Year USA and Doctor of the Year International. He has been the ACA-ICA Chairman ICD-10 Codes to WHO/United Nations for 10 years. Dr. Murkowski is considered by many attorneys as chiropractic’s top malpractice and forensic expert witness. In addition, he is an international educator and motivational speaker, as well as a proud father of two Palmer alumni.

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H. Michael Olson, D.C., CCSP®, ICCSP

H. Michael Olson, D.C., CCSP®, ICCSP, (Main, '11) graduated as class salutatorian, summa cum laude, and was a Presidential Scholar. He also has special interest in rehabilitation and the use of chiropractic in preventive health. Following graduation, he was hired by the Bigfork Valley Hospital (BVH) to implement its first chiropractic department. He’s 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 the high-school athletes as well.

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Kevin Percuoco, D.C., Cert. MDT

Kevin Percuoco, D.C., Cert. MDT (Main, ’16) is an evidenced-based chiropractor with more than three years of clinical experience, seeking to improve patient outcomes through patient education, interdisciplinary collaboration, and personal clinical growth. He is currently an instructor in the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. 

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Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR

Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR, (Main, ’06) serves as director of clinical radiology on Palmer’s Florida campus and provides diagnostic imaging interpretation services through richards (Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology) in 2010. He is published in peer reviewed literature and contributed to ”Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities, Second Edition,” “Clinical Imaging with Skeletal, Chest,” and “Abdomen Pattern Differentials, Third Edition.” 

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Greg Rose, D.C.

Greg Rose, D.C., is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic and holds an engineering degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Rose specializes in sports biomechanics, strength and conditioning, manual therapy, rehabilitation, nutritional supplementation and therapeutic exercises as they each relate to sports. Combining an engineering background with an expertise on the human body, Greg helped pioneer the field of analyzing 3-dimensional motion capture models of athletes. That research has helped teaching professionals all over the world gain a better understanding of how the body works during athletic movements.

Greg is the Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), located in Oceanside, California. TPI is the world-renown research and testing facility built by Titleist, to help analyze, train and develop the best golfers in the world. TPI’s “Body-Swing Connection” seminar series has made Greg one of the most requested speakers in golf health and fitness. Greg was the co-host of The Golf Fitness Academy seen on the Golf Channel for 10 years and was shown in over 30 countries. Greg is also one of the co-developers of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and co-owners of FMS (Functional Movement Systems). FMS has revolutionized the field of movement assessment and changed the way many sporting organizations and healthcare practitioner diagnose musculo-skeletal injuries.

Greg founded and launched RacquetFit and OnBase University. RacquetFit is the first tennis-specific certification program offered by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) for health and fitness professionals. While, OnBase University (OnBaseU) is the first baseball-softball specific certification program of its kind, offered for health and fitness professionals.

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Trevor Shaw, D.C., DACRB, CSCS

Trevor Shaw, D.C., DACRB, CSCS, (Florida, ’10) is the new head of clinical rehabilitation and sports performance at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus. He is board certified in chiropractic rehab (DACRB), and a professional strength and conditioning coach (CSCS). He believes in bridging the gap from injury to athleticism and looks forward to sharing knowledge and clinical development with the Palmer community.  

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Michael Tunning, D.C., M.S., ATC

Michael Tunning, D.C., M.S., ATC, (Main, ’06) served as Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences for five years, overseeing the Diagnosis & Radiology, and Technique Departments. Additionally, he previously taught Active Care and Neuromuscular Skeletal Diagnosis, while also assisting in anatomy labs, the Advanced Soft Tissue elective, and Technique coursework. As a faculty member, Dr. Tunning served for three years as the Faculty Senate President and received the Faculty of the Year Award in 2014.

Dr. Tunning completed a Master of Medical Education Leadership degree in 2015 with his master’s project focused on building an academy of educators, a structural approach to building excellence in teaching. Dr. Tunning is actively involved as a member of the Affiliate Partnership Council and Graduate Chiropractic Education Committee with the VA of Central Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Tunning was named Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences in 2016, then named Dean of Academic Affairs for Palmer Main campus in 2021.

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Susan Welsh, D.C.

Susan Welsh, D.C., DACBSP®, FPAC, (Main, ’80) practices in Florida and has extensive experience caring for Tampa Bay teams such as the NHL’s Lightning, the NFL’s Buccaneers, the AFL’s Storm, and the MLS’s Mutiny. In 2015, Dr. Welsh joined the clinical faculty at the University of South Florida (USF) in the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair. Although she continues to practice full-time in the USF Morsani Health Center, she also mentors fourth year medical students, teaching them about chiropractic in an integrative setting. 

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Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D., DACRB

Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D., DACRB, (Main, ’96) is the provost for Palmer College of Chiropractic. Prior to that appointment he served as Main campus provost, interim vice president for Academic Affairs, dean of Academic Affairs and department chair for the Diagnosis and Radiology Department. As a faculty member, Dr. Weinert has taught Physiotherapy, Biomechanics, Anatomy and Physiology and Biochemistry. He is currently a professor in the Division of Life Sciences. Dr. Weinert received six Thelma Fordyce Mack Faculty Incentive Awards for Teaching Excellence from 1999 through 2005. He was the recipient of the student body’s Faculty of the Year Award for second trimester each year from 2002 through 2010. His master’s degree is in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts, and he received his Ph.D. in higher education, leadership and policy from the University of Iowa. He is a graduate of Palmer’s Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Residency Program, where he earned a Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board and passed the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination. 

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