Friday, December 14, 2018

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Farrel Grossman, D.C.
Dr. Grossman was elected President of the FCLB at the 2015 Annual Congress in New Orleans.  He has previously served as Vice President, Treasurer, District V Director, and Executive Board Chair.

A former member of the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners, in 2010 Dr. Grossman was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from Sherman College and named Chiropractor of the Decade by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association.  Dr. Grossman has also received 2008 Chiropractor of the Year Award from the SCCA as well as the 2006 Presidential Pillar Award from his colleagues in South Carolina.

Professor Leslie Biggs
Professor Biggs is the Immediate Past President of the
Councils on Chiropractic Education International and currently serves as Chair of the Standards Mapping and Review Steering Committee.

Lisa Blanchard
Ms. Blanchard began working with the
North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 2007 and has served as the Executive Director since 2011.  She is an active member of the FCLB PACE Committee and dedicated chiropractic regulator.
Beth Carter
Ms. Carter has been Executive Director for the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners since 2000 and has worked with the Board since 1999. She is presently the Chair for the Chiropractic Board Administrators Committee.
Steven Conway, D.C., J.D.
Dr. Conway is the NBCE Secretary and At-Large Director. He is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic and holds a juris doctorate from Stetson University, College of Law. Dr. Conway is a partner at DeWitt Ross and Stevens law firm. He is an ACA national spokesperson and chairman of the ACA Audit Defense Task Force. He is a former member of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board. Dr. Conway is the recipient of the 1992 Chiropractor of the Year from the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association.

Daniel Côté, D.C.
Dr. Côté is the NBCE District I Director and President of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

In every aspect of the chiropractic profession, Dr. Côté is committed to use his leadership and consensus-building skills. As a member of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Dr. Côté aims to keep the name of chiropractic honorable by protecting the public from those who simply cannot differentiate between right and wrong correcting, by focusing on those doctors that may have momentary lapses in judgment. Dr. Côté says that “at the state level, I can help protect chiropractic scope of practice, the right to practice on a level playing field for all chiropractors regardless of their philosophy.“ On a national level, Dr. Côté wants to improve recognition, acceptance and usage of chiropractic. He believes that through standardized testing, the National Board can help close the gap between the very high percentages of Americans with a positive perception of chiropractic and the low percentage of Americans who actually utilize chiropractic.
Donna Craft, D.C.
A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Craft has served on the NBCE Board of Directors since 2003 and is currently the Board President.  Dr. Craft is a former chair of the Michigan Board of Chiropractic.  She holds a Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics and is a founding member of the ICA's Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.

Dr. Craft has always believed that “if you want to make a difference, you have to be involved. Apathy will get us nowhere as a profession.” To that end, Dr. Craft believes that being involved with a high quality testing organization, such as the NBCE, is an honor. Along with helping the NBCE maintain professional excellence in testing, she focuses on conservative fiscal responsibility. Dr. Craft says, “When I graduated from Palmer in 1986, there were very few women attending professional meetings. Not only have the numbers of female chiropractors increased, but I am excited to see how many more are participating in our professional organizations.”
Kevin Fogarty, D.C.
Dr. Kevin Fogarty is a 1985 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Fellowship in Applied Spinal Biomechanics in 1989, his certification in Spinal Whiplash Trauma in 1994 and earned his title Legionnaire of Chiropractic Philosophy, L.C.P. in 2002.

Dr. Fogarty served on the Florida Chiropractic Board of Examiners from 1994 until 2001, and was President of the State Society from 1996 until 2000. He continues to serve for the Florida Department of Health Administration, being appointed to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine from September 2011 to present and currently serves as its Chairman. He is also a Trustee for Life University in Marietta Georgia from 2009 to present and currently serves as its Chairman. Special honors Dr. Fogarty has acquired include being Voted Fellow in the International Chiropractic Association, F.I.C.A., 2000 Chiropractor of the Year, Florida Chiropractic Society, awarded his Philosopher of Chiropractic, PHC in 2006 and most recently the International Chiropractic Assoc. Representative of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedication and Service to the Chiropractic Profession both in 2010. In 2012 he was awarded the President’s Award by the International Chiropractic Association and in 2014 the Life University Honorary Alumnus Award.

Dr. Fogarty has been published in “Philosophical Contemplations” in 2002 and in 2008 in the Proceedings as presented at The Conference and Research Symposium in Chiropractic Pediatrics, Gold Coast Australia. He speaks internationally on an array of subjects from philosophy to ethics to regulatory issues concerning the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Fogarty lives by the Chiropractic Philosophy and his greatest joy is to share chiropractic with others.

Patricia Gilbert
Ms. Gilbert is the Executive Director of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Hank Hulteen, D.C.
A long-term practitioner, regulator, and educator, Dr. Hulteen brings vast experience and a dedication to service that he willingly shares with the FCLB community.

Dr. Hulteen's extensive service to chiropractic regulation began with the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners where he served seven terms as chair. Dr. Hulteen has also served multiple terms on the FCLB Board of Directors and was recently elected to the NBCE board as well.

With more than four decades in practice and multiple awards for leadership and service, Dr. Hulteen has become an annual meeting icon for the FCLB.

John Hyland, D.C.
Dr. Hyland is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, Dr. John Hyland practiced for more than 20 years in Colorado. In 2004, he completed his Master’s degree in Public Health, specializing in health education and promotion. He now serves as Chief Advisor for Test Development for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. In addition to his specialty board certifications in chiropractic orthopedics and radiology, Dr. Hyland is nationally certified as a strength and conditioning specialist and a health education specialist.

Stacey Kjeldgaard, MBA
Ethics and Boundaries Services Executive Director Stacey Kjeldgaard holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. In 1998, Kjeldgaard co-founded a mobile medical device company that was sold to Boston Scientific. During her tenure at Boston Scientific, she led a business unit in the Urology and Gynecology division. Before joining EBAS, Kjeldgaard devoted her expertise to the global launch of a medical device. 

James T. Kurtz, D.C.
Dr Kurtz is the clinic director for NW Sports Rehab. He has been the team chiropractor for the Seattle Seahawks since 2009. He is a former team chiropractor for the Seattle Sounders. He spent many years as a member of the sports medicine staff of the PGA TOUR. He also holds the distinction of being the first chiropractor ever selected by the US Olympic Committee to an international Paralympic event. He was team USA’s chiropractor to the Parapan American Games in Rio in 2007 and the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.

Dr Kurtz was awarded the Sports Chiropractor of the Year in 2014 by the American Chiropractic Associations Sports Council and again in 2015 by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians becoming the first chiropractor to receive this honor by both organizations. 

John LaMonica, D.C.
Dr. John J. LaMonica has been a Chiropractor since 1985. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New York Chiropractic College. After working as a covering doctor, he opened a private practice in 1987 in White Plains, New York, where he is still presently located. He has won many awards throughout the years for his contributions to the profession. They include the Council’s District Service Award, Willing Spirit Award, Distinguished Service Award as well as the Council’s Chiropractor of the Year-Beacon Award. He has been the host of the cable television show “Ways to Better Health”. He has been a local and national Speaker on a variety of topics that include Insurance Documentation, New York Workers’ Compensation Guidelines, Medicare and Electronic Health Records. He has served the profession for over two decades in various positions for both State and National Chiropractic Organizations. He presently holds the position of President for the New York Chiropractic Council as well as Vice-President for the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. 
Salvatore D. LaRusso, D.C.
Dr. LaRusso is the NBCE Treasurer and an NBCE At-Large Director. He is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. Dr. LaRusso is the former chair of the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine and the former president of the Florida Chiropractic Society. He is the recipient of the 1994 Chiropractor of the Year from the Florida Chiropractic Society.

Craig S. Little, D.C., M.Ed.

Dr. Little served as a practicing doctor of chiropractic for over 30 years. Dr. Little has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Chapman University. Dr. Little is board certified by the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists and is a Fellow of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedics. Dr. Little’s professional experience includes prior leadership roles with CCE as its Chair, Executive Committee member, and Councilor. He served the chiropractic profession as President of the California Chiropractic Association; as a board member of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations; and, in multiple roles with state as well as national chiropractic organizations.

Paul Morin, D.C.
Dr. Morin is the NBCE Vice President and District III Director. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and is serves as chair of the Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure. He is a member of the Registered Parliamentarian (RP), National Association of Parliamentarians and past president of the Maine Association of Parliamentarians. He is a recipient of 2000 President’s Award and the 2009 Chiropractor of the Year from the Maine Chiropractic Association. He is also a recipient of the 2009 Special Presidential Recognition Award from the FCLB.

Patricia Oliver
Ms. Oliver is the Executive Director for the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners and currently serves as the Administrative Fellow Director for the FCLB.
Norman Ouzts, D.C.
Dr. Ouzts is a graduate of Life University, College of Chiropractic and the NBCE District V Director. He is the former president of the NBCE and the former FCLB District V Director, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. He is the former chair of the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the former president of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA) Board of Directors. He is a recipient of the 2011, 2010 and 2008 President’s Cup, SCCA and the Chiropractor of the Decade 2000-2010, SCCA. He has also been awarded the 2010 Palmetto Patriot Award by the South Carolina Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and the recipient of the SCCA 2006 Chiropractor of the Year and the SCCA 2005 Presidential Pillar of Strength Award. 

Professor Stefan Pallister
As well as being a CCEI director, Prof. Pallister is the Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Chiropractors Board, an Executive Member of CCEA and has Chaired CCEA's recent Standards review process.

Amy Richardson

Amy H. Richardson is an associate attorney with the law firm of Atkinson & Atkinson, LLC, located in Northbrook, Illinois, where she has been practicing since 2006. Atkinson & Atkinson represents numerous associations of regulatory boards in all matters relating to their operations as not-for-profit corporations, including education and accreditation, disciplinary actions, model legislation and applications, and all phases of the development and administration of licensure examination programs, licensure transfer programs, licensure credentials verification, and storage. In addition to association law, Ms. Richardson works in the areas of estate planning and estate administration, real estate, and corporate law. She received her law degree at the University of Miami and her BS in psychology from Lewis and Clark College. She is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association, and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Trade and Professional Associations Law Committee.

Margaret Seron, D.C.
Dr. Seron is a graduate of Los Angles College of Chiropractic (SCUHS) and has earned chiropractic diplomates in both orthopedics and radiology. She has been on the faulty of two chiropractic colleges and is the owner of and radiologist for Mountain Imaging Consultants in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Seron is Senior Chiropractic Specialist of the Part IV Practical Examinations for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. She has published over 35 articles in chiropractic journals, and is a contributing author to the most widely-used chiropractic radiology textbook Essentials of Skeletal Radiology. 

Kirk Shilts, D.C. 
A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Shilts has served as Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors.  Formerly the District III Director of the FCLB, Dr. Shilts was elected Treasurer in 2015.

Dr. Shilts has served on numerous committees and has been instrumental in the development of multiple FCLB projects.

Dr. Shilts received FCLB recognition awards in 2007 and 2009 and earned the FCLB President's Blue Flame Award in 2013.

Larry Spicer, D.C.
Dr. Spicer has been in the health care profession for 45 years as a lecturer, author, educator, practitioner, and regulator.

Dr. Spicer has taught many health care subjects including radiation physics, anatomy, physiology, and chiropractic technique, as well as regulatory and professional boundary issues. He has taught throughout the country and in many other parts of the world including Japan and Korea, where he was one of the instructors for the medical component of the Korean Olympic Committee preparing for the 1988 Olympics. Dr. Spicer is currently serves in his 24th year as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and was the 2003 recipient of the FCLB’s George Arvidson Award. Dr. Spicer recently completed two terms as the Executive Fellow Director to the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.

Cynthia Tays, D.C.
Serving as the District IV Director to the FCLB, Dr. Tays is also a long-time member of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  Dr. Tays was awarded the FCLB Pillar of Regulation award in 2014 and has been a presenter at previous FCLB annual meetings.

Dr. Tays has served as an NBCE Test Committee Member and an Examiner.

Currently, Dr. Tays acts as an independent medical/ chiropractic examiners for dispute cases in Texas.

Paul Townsend, D.C.
Dr. Townsend graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic and is currently NBCE Director of Practical Testing Research and Development. He served as the team leader for the development of NBCE Part IV Examination when it was introduced in 1997. Prior to his work with the NBCE, he taught at Palmer, first as an associate professor and later in the post-graduate education department. 

Ronald Tripp, Jr., D.C.
Dr. Tripp is the NBCE District IV Director. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic He is the former president of the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners and former chair of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. He is a recipient of the 2010 George W. Arvidson Award from the FCLB. He is also the former president of USA Judo.

Keita Vanterpool, D.C.
Dr. Keita Vanterpool is the FCLB District III Director, having assumed the position at the 2015 Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Vanterpool is the Acting Chair of the District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic.

A graduate of Life University, Dr. Vanterpool has served as an NBCE Examiner and is also a certified personal trainer.
Carol Winkler, D.C.
Elected Board Chair in 2015, Dr. Winkler also serves as the FCLB District I Director.

Dr. Winkler is a past president of the North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners and continues a family tradition of protecting the public through service to regulation.
Wayne C. Wolfson, D.C.

Dr. Wayne C. Wolfson graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1977, following graduation from the University of Tennessee. He is a fellow of the American College of Chiropractors and past member of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Chiropractic Peer Review Committee.

He has served in various leadership positions, being past chairman of the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine, director of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and past president of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. He has served as a College Site Team Examiner for the Council on Chiropractic Education, Commission on Accreditation. Dr. Wolfson was named President of NCMIC Group, Inc. and National Chiropractic Mutual Holding Company in 2015.

Dr. Wolfson was honored as the Florida Chiropractor of the Year in 2002 by the Florida Chiropractic Association, and receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine in 2005. He received the George Arvidson Award for meritorious service from the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the Paul M. Tullio Award for Dedicated Service to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Active in his community, he is the former member of the Valencia Community College, Board of Trustees, Orlando Museum of Art, the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau and in 2004 was Chairman of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Bank of Commerce. He resides with his wife and son in Winter Park, Florida.

Dr. Wolfson is also the founder of the FCLB Wolfson Scholarship for student leaders.

Kylie Woolcock
Ms. Woolcock is Executive Officer of CCE-Australasia.
Terry Robert Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR, FICC

Dr. Terry R. Yochum is a second-generation chiropractor and a cum laude graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, where he subsequently completed his radiology specialty. He is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity (1967). He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology and served as its Vice-President and President for seven years (1983-1990).

Dr. Yochum is currently Director of the Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, Colorado, and an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at the Southern California University of Health Sciences (formerly LACC).

On September 27, 1996 Dr. Yochum was bestowed the honor of "Fellow" by the American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR). He is the youngest recipient ever to receive this award, which has only been given to eight DACBR’s since the inception of the ACCR in 1958. The title of Fellow is the highest honor awarded to any member of the ACCR for distinguished service and contributions in the advancement of chiropractic radiology. Dr. Yochum was also honored with an appointment to the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine as a skeletal radiologist, where he has been on staff since January of 1991. In June of 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006 he was unanimously voted “Best Faculty Radiology Instructor of the Year” by the 40 radiology residents at this university. He is the only person ever to have won this award nine times. Dr Yochum is the recipient of the “Dr. Monte Greenawalt Chiropractic Excellence Award”, presented in Las Vegas, Nevada, in February 2003, Dr. Yochum was voted the co-chiropractor of the year (2006) in his home state of Colorado.

Dr. Yochum has been inducted into 4 Hall Of Fames. In 1998 – The St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame: 2010 - The National College of Chiropractic Hall of Honor; 2011 – The National Fraternity – Sigma Chi Hall of Fame – given the designation of “Significant Sig; 2014 – Inducted into Cleveland High School Hall of Fame, St. Louis – where both he and his father attended high school.

Dr. Yochum has presented over 1,200 lectures worldwide. He has had over 250 scientific articles published in both the chiropractic and medical literature. The first edition of Dr. Yochum's text, “Essentials of Skeletal Radiology”, is a benchmark publication for the profession. This textbook sold over 100,000 copies since 1987. It is the required text in radiology at all 40 chiropractic colleges worldwide and is being used in over 100 medical schools around the world. The third edition of Dr. Yochum’s text was released in 2005 and has expanded to 1,900 pages with a new chapter entitled “Masqueraders of Musculoskeletal Disease”.

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