Dr. Colucci is vice president of the FCLB—the first woman officer in
the organization’s 90-year history. She’s also a director of the National
Board of Chiropractic Examiners and vice president of the Chiropractic
Physicians Board of Nevada. Plus she has a busy practice in Las Vegas
and three children.
She clearly believes it’s important to serve in leadership roles, but why? “I believe the importance of
serving in a chiropractic leadership role is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the chiropractic
profession and the services we provide for our
patients,” she says.
Dr. Colucci’s role as an FCLB officer and her involvement
during the past decade has been to create,
facilitate and promote projects that help to
protect the public and serve state regulatory boards.
She’s chaired multiple committees, including the
Chiropractic Sports Mobility Task Force—also
known as FCLB’s Passport.
This work has prepared her well for her next
FCLB role: president. One of her goals as president
will be to launch FCLB’s Passport program,
which will allow chiropractors to mobilize with a
temporary chiropractic license from state to state
for travel-to-treat, travel-to-teach and crisis care,
Dr. Colucci says. Currently, chiropractors who
cross a state line to practice chiropractic and don’t
have an active license or temporary license in that
state would be practicing chiropractic without a
license and without malpractice coverage. FCLB’s
Passport program will host
the databank and act as liaison
between chiropractic state regulatory
boards to credential
temporary licensees and notify boards that appropriate
temporary licensure is in place.
How does she balance her leadership roles, practice
and family? “As a woman healer and leader, I always
want to give and serve,” she says. “Family and God
have always been my first priority and focus. With
this solid foundation, I’m able to be of service on a
state and national level. It’s my way of giving back
to our great profession of chiropractic.”