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Vision Statement: The FCLB is the premier international resource for information and consolidated services for ensuring the safe, ethical practice of chiropractic
Mission Statement: Protecting the public by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation through service to our member boards.

 

deadlines
January 15, 2019 
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February 3, 2019
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March 5, 2019
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April 2, 2019
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April 4, 2019
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speakers

Dr. Maggie ColucciDr. Margaret (Maggie) Colucci was elected FCLB President at the 2017 91st Congress in Orlando, Florida. 

She has previously served as Vice President, Treasurer, and District IV Director. 

Dr. Colucci has been involved in Chiropractic testing and regulation since 1999.  She has had four Nevada governor appointments and currently is a member of the Chiropractic Physicians' Board of Nevada.  She has previously served as CPBN President, Vice President and chair of the test committee.

In 2009, Dr. Colucci was named the Nevada Chiropractic Association Chiropractor of the Year.  Dr. Colucci is a 1989 Palmer College of Chiropractic Chi Rho Theta research honor graduate.

Dr. Colucci practices in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, enjoying time with her husband and three children.

Mr. Dale Atkinson, who received his law degree from Northwestern School of Law, Portland, OR, is the sole, managing member of the Northbrook, Illinois, law firm of Atkinson & Atkinson, LLC, which represents various associations of regulatory boards including:
  • American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation
  • Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO)
  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) 
  • Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB)
  • Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB)
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
  • Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB)
  • International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Foundation (NABPF)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)

Mr. Atkinson represents these associations in all matters relating to their operations as not-for-profit corporations, including regulatory activities, 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. He is a frequent speaker before these association clients as well as other regulatory groups and also produces numerous writings on these subjects for publications.

Mr. Atkinson also serves as Executive Director of FARB, a not-for-profit association whose governing members consist of associations of regulatory boards, which facilitates cross-professional interaction and provides educational programs for board members, staff, investigators, and attorneys related to regulation in the interest of public protection. 

Ms. Mona Baskin is an Assistant Attorney General in the Licensing and Enforcement Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.  She has represented numerous regulatory agencies, including Arizona’s Board of Chiropractic Examiners, along with the optometry, nursing, physical therapy, accountancy, technical registration, and cosmetology boards. She has also represented Arizona’s Registrar of Contractors and Department of Weights and Measures. Ms. Baskin has provided extensive Board training on investigative and disciplinary proceedings, criminal law, fundamentals of Board procedures, and open meeting law. Prior to her work in administrative law, Ms. Baskin was a criminal prosecutor and appellate attorney in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. She represented the State of Arizona in cases before the Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court, federal district courts, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Prior to her employment at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Baskin served as a judicial clerk in Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals. 
Ms. Baskin is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Education. Ms. Baskin has authored several legal publications, served in leadership positions in the Arizona State Bar, as President of the Public Lawyers Division of the Maricopa County Bar Association, and as a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Ms. Baskin has always been involved in the community in philanthropic organizations with a special focus on the homeless and children’s issues. 
Dr. Joseph Brimhall has been President of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon since July 2003.  He graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri and was in private practice as a chiropractic physician in Ogden, Utah for 22 years.  He was appointed to the Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board where he served for ten years, six of those as Chairman.  He was a Commissioner for the United States Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE-US) Commission on Accreditation (COA) and served three years as Chairman of the COA.  He also served three years as a Director and as a Commissioner for the Council on Chiropractic Education of Canada (CCEC).  He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Councils on Chiropractic Education-International (CCEI), and was President of the CCE-US accrediting agency.  

Dr. James Buchanan was elected District I Director at the FCLB's 2017 Congress in Orlando, Florida.

He has served on the Wyoming State Board of Chiropractic Examiners since 2008, and volunteers with Babe Ruth Baseball, Legion Baseball, and coaches USA hockey.

Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III is a fourth generation doctor of chiropractic, grandson of the founders, and the third president of Cleveland Chiropractic College, now Cleveland University-Kansas City. He is a tireless ambassador for the chiropractic profession as represented by his service history. Having served as president of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, and president of the Council on Chiropractic Education, he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, the National Chiropractic Legal Action Fund, and the William M. Harris Family Foundation. Cleveland III is a founding member of the Chiropractic Summit, and has served as national spokesperson for the ACA/ICA Alliance for Chiropractic Progress. He teaches Foundations in Philosophy and Science of Chiropractic.

Dr. Robert Daschner was elected District II Director at the FCLB's 2017 Congress in Orlando, Florida.  He is the current FCLB Board Chair.

Dr. Daschner has served on the Minnesota Board of Chiropractor Examiners since 2007 and is a past president.

In 1999, he was named Minnesota Young Pracitioner of the Year.

Dr. Daschner has also served on the board of Big Brothers/Sisters.

Mr. Christopher GerardMr. Christopher Gerard is an Assistant Attorney General for Washington. Christopher has law degrees from the University of Cambridge (England), and the University of Washington. Christopher was admitted to practice law in Washington since 2015 and since then has worked solely in the health law arena. In his current role, Christopher represents various client programs for the Washington State Department of Health including, but not limited to, the Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission.
Mr. Ajay Gohil is a Health Care attorney, who has handled regulatory and administrative work with various federal and state agencies, including the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Georgia State Attorney General's Office (where he represented the Georgia State Board of Chiropractic Examiners), and the Office of General Counsel for D.C. Health (where he currently represents the D.C. Board of Chiropractic).
He received his J.D. from Emory University Law School and his B.A. from Duke University in Political Science and History.
Dr. Kristin Grace graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1989, further completed her residency training and achieved DACBR qualification in 1993. Dr. Grace has held academic positions in the US, New Zealand and UK. More recently her focus has been on education, accreditation and regulation. She is currently Chair of the New Zealand Chiropractic Board, Chair of the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) and Vice President of the International Chiropractic Regulatory Society (ICRS).

Dr. Farrel Grossman is the FCLB Immediate Past President.  He has held the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, District V Director, and Executive Board Chair.

A former member of the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Dr. Grossman was named the 2008 Chiropractor of the Year by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association and the SCCA 2010 Chiropractor of the Decade.

Dr. Grossman is a Sherman graduate who earned the 2010 Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Hank Hulteen is a long-term practitioner, regulator, and educator.  He began attending FCLB meetings in 1983.  He 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 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.
Dr. Jason JaegerDr. Jason Jaeger has practiced since 1999 and has been a chiropractic physician in Las Vegas since 2001 where he has brought his passion for health and wellness to the community that he and his family have called home since the late 1940’s. He is the Administrative Director of Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine, one of Nevada and the country’s leading integrated physical medicine practices.
Dr. Jaeger is one of only approximately 1000 chiropractors around the world appropriately trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®; www.idealspine.com), a highly advanced, scientific, and proven chiropractic technique which corrects and restores your spine back to alignment, and one of only 21 instructors for the CBP technique. Dr. Jaeger is also Board Certified in Nevada in CBP®. He is the developer of the Universal Tractioning System (UTS) and received the “2014 Researcher of the Year” award for the Advancement of Chiropractic Science at the Annual Chiropractic BioPhysics® Research Symposium held in New York City, and the “2015 Chiropractor of the Year” award for the Advancement of Chiropractic Science at the Annual Chiropractic BioPhysics® Research Symposium held in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Jaeger attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) during his undergraduate program and graduate school at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS). As class representative and Student American Chiropractic Association Vice President SCUHS chapter, he successfully lobbied in Washington D.C. for such issues as Medicare and HMO reform. Dr. Jaeger participated in a rotation through Cal State Northridge’s prestigious Physical Therapy program where he successfully integrated neuromusculoskelatal therapies on paralysis and stroke victims.
Dr. Jaeger currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA; Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, KS; Parker University in Dallas, TX; and Palmer Chiropractic University in Davenport, IA. He is the Secretary of the International Chiropractic Association’s (ICA) Research and Guidelines committee (FACTS). Dr. Jaeger is a professional speaker and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia on spinal biomechanics, research and the clinical work he has performed. He is a published author in the peer-reviewed literature on clinical biomechanics. Dr. Jaeger is a literature-reviewing doctor for the International Chiropractic Association’s Best Practices Guidelines, a guideline recognized & accepted federally by the National Clearinghouse of Guidelines. He is a past board member for the Nevada Chiropractic Association (NCA), and a past board member and founder of the Nevada Chiropractic Council (NCC) and has been deemed an expert by the courts in the State of Nevada. Dr. Jaeger was appointed by Govenor Brian Sandoval to the Nevada Chiropractic Physician Board in 2015.
Dr. Jaeger is licensed to practice Chiropractic in Nevada, Arizona and California and is proud to bring his experience and enthusiasm to the Southern Nevada community. He is married to his wife Carrie and has two boys, Aden and Sebastian.
Mr. Wade Jewell

Mr. Wade Jewell began his professional career in the private sector following graduation from the University of Richmond, VA (Go Spiders!) with an accounting degree, working for Reynolds Metals Company and Smith-Midland Corporation.

Mr. Jewell then had the privilege of serving Virginia State government, retiring in July 2018 after a 30-year career. His state experiences included fifteen years with the Department of Corrections (to include positions of Financial Systems, Financial Reporting and Budget Managers), and positions with the Department of Social Services (Accounting & Reporting Manager), the Department of Transportation (Director – Richmond Toll Facilities), J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Director – Financial Operations), and the State Compensation Board (Assistant Executive Secretary with responsibilities for the Budget, Finance, Auditing, Reporting & Policy Sections of the agency). Mr. Jewell closed out his state career as the Executive Director of Virginia’s Board of Accountancy for nine years.

Mr. Jewell has been most recently blessed to join NASBA in August 2018 as Director of NASBA’s International Evaluation Services group as well as President of AEQUO, providing international evaluation services to Boards of Accountancies and other professional boards and organizations.
 

Dr. George Khoury is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University. He has been a practicing chiropractor since 1995 and has been the sole proprietor of Cecil Chiropractic in Cecil, PA since 1997. A few years ago, Dr. Khoury wanted to be able to expand the care he provides his patients and is now a Board Certified Rehabilitation Specialist, approved by the American Board of Chiropractic Rehabilitation. This is a three-year 300 hour post-graduate degree held by only 1,500 of the 65,000 chiropractors in the United States.
Dr. Khoury is active in a variety of civic organizations and has established a leadership role in the community. He is a member of the American Academy of Spinal Physicians (AASP) is an organization comprised of chiropractic physicians and neurosurgeons committed to improving the quality of spinecare through cooperative and conservative efforts), American Chiropractic Association (ACA), and the Greater Southwest Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is currently on the state board for chiropractic; appointed by our Govenor. Dr. Khoury is also listed as an honored professional in the National Register's "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals" and has been selected as one of "America's Top Chiropractors".
A firm believer in the basic worth of every individual, and the incredible healing power of the body, Dr. Khoury is a true doctor of the people.
"My mission is to get sick people well, and once well, to keep them that way. My goal is to provide you with the highest level of chiropractic healthcare possible. I believe that your treatment must be a planned, careful process that begins with understanding the cause of your condition and your health history."
Ms. Beth KiddMs. Beth Kidd has been employed with the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners since October 1999. In July 2001 was promoted to the Executive Director position for the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Mrs. Kidd currently also serves as Chair on the Chiropractic Board Administrators Committee.
Mr. Louis LingMr. Louis Ling has represented Nevada’s administrative agencies since 1991.  During that time, he has represented twenty-one different occupational licensing boards and has prosecuted over 1,000 administrative cases, several of which have been taken to the Nevada Supreme Court and were upheld in reported opinions. Mr. Ling presently represents the boards that regulate architecture, interior design, residential design, veterinary medicine, chiropractic medicine, osteopathic medicine, accountancy, opticians, and contractors. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law cum laude in 1987. He lives in Reno, and in his real life he is a musician, songwriter, and composer.

Dr. Daniel MurphyDr. Daniel Murphy has more than four decades of experience in chiropractic practice.  As an educator for Life Chiropractic College - West, Dr. Murphy currently teachers Management of Spinal Disorders and Spinal Pathology Neurology.

Dr. Murphy served for six years as Vice President of the International Chiropractic Association and was named their Chiropractor of the Year in 2009-2010.  In 2014, Dr. Murphy was awarded the Lifetime Achieveman Award from the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR).

Dr. John ScaringeDr. John Scaringe was appointed President for the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) in May 2010 after serving as Interim President. He began his career at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) as faculty in 1991. Dr Scaringe served as Chair of the Chiropractic Procedures Department and the Department of Diagnosis for LACC before directing the University Health Center in Whittier, the largest outpatient care facility at SCU. In 2001, he became Dean of Clinical Education and in 2005 was named Dean of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2007.
Dr Scaringe is a published author and has served as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation and on the editorial advisory board of Manual Therapy. In addition to private practice and over 25 years of teaching experience, Dr Scaringe has developed a reputation in change management and is a frequent lecturer on academic leadership and trends in healthcare education.
Dr Scaringe has extensive experience in higher education accreditation serving on and chairing numerous regional and professional evaluation teams. He currently serves as a Commissioner for the Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and served eight years on the Council for Chiropractic Education (CCE).
Scaringe holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College, a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach.
He is married to Christine and they have two talented daughters, Danielle and Gabriella.

Dr. Kirk Shilts was elected Vice President of the FCLB at the 2017 Congress in Orlando, Florida.  He has previously served as Treasurer, District III Director, and District III Alternate Director.

Dr. Shilts was awarded Special Presidential Recognition from the FCLB in 2007 and again in 2009.  In 2013, he was honored with the FCLB President's Blue Flame Award.

Currently, Dr. Shilts is a member and former Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors.  He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Carol WinklerDr. Carol Winkler was elected Treasurer of the FCLB at the 2017 Congress in Orlando, Florida.  She has previously served as Board Chair, District I Director, and District I Alternate Director.

Dr. Winkler is a 1987 graduate of Palmer College and is a second generation chiropractor and regulator. She practices in Bismarck, North Dakota with her husband Dr. Cameron Nemecek.  They have three children and have almost survived raising teenagers. 
Dr. Winkler has been involved in chiropractic regulation since 2003 having served the state of North Dakota for ten years. She was named North Dakota Chiropractor of the Year in North Dakota in 2016. 

Dr. Brian ZachariahDr. Brian Zachariah is the Chief Medical Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the state agency which licenses and regulates over 60,000 medical providers in Illinois, including allopathic, osteopathic and chiropractic physicians, as well as Physician Assistants. Prior to assuming that position in 2011, Dr. Zachariah spent over twenty years in the clinical and administrative practice of Emergency Medicine including at some of the nation’s busiest and best known academic medical centers. He has authored over two dozen peer reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters and is a frequent speaker to both medical and lay audiences.