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From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

Winter 2016

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Donna Craft, D.C., achieves milestone for women at the NBCE

It’s no surprise the first woman elected president of the National Boardof Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) is a Palmer graduate.

profile of Donna Craft

Donna L. Craft, D.C., F.P.A.C., Davenport ’86, of Brooklyn, Mich., was elected president of the NBCE in May 2014, and served a two-year term ending in 2016. She was the first woman elected president in the organization’s 51-year history. Dr. Craft served as NBCE vice president from 2012-2013, treasurer in 2010 and secretary from 2005-2006.

She was first elected to the NBCE Board in 2003 and served as an atlarge director. In 2007, she was elected (and re-elected in 2010 and 2013) as District II director, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Other firsts for Dr. Craft include being part of the first class to earn a Diplomate of the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) in 1996 and being a founding member of the Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.

At the state level Dr. Craft served on the Michigan Board of Chiropractic from 1996 to 2004 and was chairperson for two years. She was named 2002 Chiropractor of the Year and received a President’s Award in 1999 from the Michigan Chiropractic Society (now Michigan Association of Chiropractors).

Dr. Craft was inducted as a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic in 2015 and named an International College of Chiropractors, Inc., Fellow in 2016. She was appointed to the Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees in late 2016. She practices in Ann Arbor, Mich., and remains active in professional organizations on the state and national level.

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