Homecoming Speaker Biographies

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2020 Speakers (In alphabetical order)

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2020 Speakers

Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A., graduated from Palmer’s Davenport campus in 1996. She was in private practice with her husband for 11 years before joining the Davenport campus faculty in 2008. In 2010, she was a part of the business curriculum task force. More recently, she served as Senior Director of Accreditation and Licensure until she accepted the position of Senior Director of Continuing Education in 2018. Dr. Frost has regularly studied and reported on state laws affecting chiropractors, as well as serving as the College's Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Higher Learning Commission. She is also an advisor to the Palmer Center for Business Development.

Siri Leech, D.C., DACBR, is a native of both Montana and South Dakota. She earned her doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus in 2011 and her diplomate from the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology in 2016. She was appointed to the Palmer faculty in 2016 as an assistant professor, teaching in the Life Sciences Department.

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 and had a private practice in Lancaster, California, from 1982 to 2000. Dr. Martin was president of Palmer College’s West 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 Palmer West 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, and since the appointment in November 2006 of Dr. William Meeker as president of Palmer West, has been serving as president of the Florida 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., 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.

Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR, serves as director of Clinical Radiology at on Palmer’s Florida campus and provides diagnostic imaging interpretation services through Palmer Imaging Consultation Services. He completed his doctor of chiropractic degree at Palmer’s main campus in 2006. Dr. Richardson became board certified chiropractic radiologist (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, and Clinical Imaging with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials, Third Edition.

Michael Shreeve, D.C., is a 1974 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus. After 30 years of chiropractic practice in Tampa, Florida, he joined the faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus. He also maintains a part-time chiropractic practice in Port Orange, Florida. He wrote several articles published in peer-reviewed literature and is a past board member on the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine. He is past-president of the Florida Chiropractic Society and currently vice president of the Gnostic Procedure Society. Dr. Shreve lectures internationally and was honored by the Florida Chiropractic Society with the Lifetime Achievement Award and by the Florida Board of Chiropractic with the Distinguished Service to the Chiropractic Profession Award.

Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D., DACRB, 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. Dr. Weinert is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. As a faculty member, he has taught Physiotherapy, Biomechanics, Anatomy and Physiology and Biochemistry. He’s 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’s 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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