Online Continuing Education Instructors

Meet your Online Education Instructors

Colleen G. Auchenbach, DC, MCS-P, CPMA

Dr. Colleen Dr. Colleen decided to follow in her father’s footsteps, after being raised in a chiropractic family, and attend Cleveland Chiropractic College where she graduated Cum Laude in December 1998. She immediately joined a busy family practice and enjoyed practicing chiropractic for over 20 years.

Due to the increase in regulations in healthcare and the need to stay on top of all things related to chiropractic documentation and coding, she completed the 100-hour Insurance Consultant/Peer Review certification in 2015 through Logan University College of Chiropractic. Dr. Colleen continued her training by successfully completing the Medical Compliance Specialist Physician (MCS-P) course, becoming certified in 2016. Additionally, she became a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) in December 2022.

She joined KMC University as a Specialist in November of 2020 and enjoys working with Chiropractors and their teams to reach their practice goals. Because of her time in patient care as an associate doctor in a large practice, she understands the need for accurate, up to date information regarding documentation, coding, billing, and compliance. One of Dr. Colleen’s goals is to contribute to the chiropractic profession by supporting doctors and helping them reach for and attain peace of mind by lowering their risk through compliant systems allowing them to concentrate on what they love doing, taking excellent care of their patients.

Dr. Colleen lives in Florida with her wonderful family and is eternally grateful to be experiencing lifelong family dreams of living by the ocean!

Shawn Allen, DC

Dr. Shawn Allen Dr. Shawn Allen is a 1995 graduate of the National Chiropractic College, now National University of Health Sciences (NUHS). He completed his post-graduate in-house residency in orthopedics at NUHS in 1999 and prior to that graduated with his first bachelor of science degree from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) in kinesiology. Dr Allen works with a broad base of patients including Olympic, professional, para-professional, collegiate and All-American sprinters, distance runners, swimmers, marathoners, gymnasts, dancers (ballet, modern and ballroom), football, baseball and Olympic distance, Sprint and IRONMAN tri-athletes. His private practice is in Westmont, Illinois a suburb of Chicago. He is a postdoctoral instructor with the University of Bridgeport Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department and a postgraduate instructor with OnlineContinuingEd, LLC. He has lectured nationally on foot-ankle, gait biomechanics and orthopedics. He is a regular lecturer/speaker for many fitness, coaching and healthcare companies. He is a former chiropractor for the Chicago Joffrey Ballet professional dance company, former physician for Newman/Haas Indy Car Race team (the late actor Paul Newman) and Team Physician and consultant for many private athletic teams. He, along with Dr Ivo Waerlop authored the textbook: Pedographs and Gait Analysis: Clinical Applications and Pearls, along with numerous articles on lower extremity and gait mechanics. They also founded "The Gait Guys" in around 2009, a national and internet presence gait information resource and consortium where they blog and podcast weekly.


Dr. Michael Allen Dr. Shawn Allen likes to tell his patients that their doctor is 100% homegrown! He is the Healthcare Director of Allen Chiropractic, PC, and the Founder of HealthBuilderS®, the educational branch of Allen Chiropractic, PC, both located in Lake Forest, California. He has been serving the people of Southern California since graduating with honors from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1977. He is licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in California and as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) in Arizona. He has received four Diplomates: The International Board of Applied Kinesiology (DIBAK), the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology (DABCN), the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (DCBCN) and the American Academy of Integrative Medicine (DAAIM). Dr. Allen has also been awarded a Fellowship in Functional Neurology from the American College of Functional Neurology (FACFN), specializing in the treatment of movement disorders and pain management. Dr. Allen has experience with all types of patients from infants to adults, including professional, Olympic, and world-class athletes. He has successfully treated professional baseball, hockey, football, tennis, wrestling, boxing, swimming, and weightlifting champions. He also has a remarkable passion for people with learning disabilities, having taken extensive training in their unique circumstances. Dr. Allen’s clinical and professional expertise has earned him acclaim in tens of countries on four different continents as a teacher and the author of two books: What Your Brain Might Say if It Could Speak, for the public, and Receptor Based Solutions™; Functional Neurology Every Doctor Should Know, for doctors of various licenses. Dr. Allen also developed The New Mother's Program of pre- and postnatal nutrition for a nationally recognized and professionally focused nutritional supplement company. Dr. Allen has served the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) as the International Council's Vice-President and a two-year term as its President, overseeing 18 chapters worldwide. He has also served as the Secretary, Vice-Chairman, and Member-at-Large of the United States Chapter of the ICAK. He has most recently served the International Board of Examiners (IBE) as its examination secretary and neurology consultant. Dr. Allen has been the Neurology Editor for the International Journal of Applied Kinesiology and Kinesiologic Medicine. He was awarded the Goodheart Award, “the Georgie” for a lifetime of service to the ICAK. He also received The Key to the City of New Orleans as an Honorary Citizen, and he is an Honorary Member of the German Medical Society for Applied Kinesiology (DÄGAK). He is a past Member of the esteemed International Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table (1983-2008) and he has twice applied to NASA to be a Mission Specialist onboard the Space Shuttle.

Trevor Berry, DC, DACNB

Dr Trevor Berry was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. He completed his pre-medicine requisites at the University of Calgary and went on to complete his Doctorate at Parker University in Dallas, Texas where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Salutatorian. He became a board-certified Chiropractic Neurologist in 2000 through ACNB and has over 3500 hours in post-doctoral studies in integrative neurology, functional medicine, and low-level laser therapy. He is involved in multiple laser studies and has been the principal investigator for Level 1 FDA clearances. He was awarded the 2014 researcher of the year for Erchonia lasers. He is the founder of Arizona Chiropractic Neurology Center and has been in practice since 1997 in Chandler, AZ. As an international speaker since 2010, he lectures on nutrition and functional medicine, laboratory testing, neurological diagnostic testing, functional neurology, and low-level laser therapy. Dr. Berry co-founded BTB Health Systems and was hired as the Chief Clinical Officer for Applied Functional Neurology (AFN) in 2022.

Because lasers profoundly influenced his own health status and family, Dr. Berry has dedicated himself to bringing innovative non-thermal laser applications to the health care system and was one of the pioneers of brain-based laser therapies for neurological disorders. He takes a fully integrative approach to complex neurological conditions to help those with difficult cases or are looking for brain-body optimization. Dr. Berry’s expertise stems from a deep personal interest in finding ways that would help him work conditions afflicting the brain and nervous system which controls all other functions of the human body.

David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN

Dr. Brady Dr. David Brady has 28-years of experience as an integrative medicine practitioner and over 24 years in health sciences academia. He is a licensed naturopathic medical physician in Connecticut and Vermont, is board certified in functional medicine and clinical nutrition, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and completed his initial clinical training as a doctor of chiropractic. He currently serves as the Director of the Human Nutrition Institute and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He maintains a private practice, Whole Body Medicine, in Fairfield, CT. Dr. Brady is also the Chief Medical Officer for Designs for Health, Inc. and Diagnostic Solutions Labs, LLC. He is an internationally sought-after presenter on nutritional, functional and integrative medicine. He has appeared on the speaking panel of some of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field including; IFM, ACAM, A4M, IHS, AANP and many more. Dr. Brady has published a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbooks related to chronic pain, autoimmunity and functional gastroenterology and is a featured contributing author in the medical textbooks; Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients-2nd Ed. (edited by Kohlstadt I-Johns Hopkins Univ.), Integrative Gastroenterology (edited by Mullin G-Johns Hopkins Hospital) and Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine -2nd Ed. (edited by Bralley & Lord). His latest popular book, The Fibro-Fix, was published by Rodale and released July of 2016. You can learn more at and


Dr. Brandon Brock Dr. Brandon Brock is a practitioner in Dallas, Texas who holds a Doctorate in Family Nursing Practice from Duke University, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He has a Diplomate in Functional Neurology, Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, and Integrated Medicine as well. He holds Fellowship status in Childhood Disorders, Neurology, Electro-diagnostic Medicine, and Neurochemistry, and is a Global Clinical Research Scholar from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Brock has been named Neurology Instructor of the Year five times by various organizations, received the Living Legacy Award from Samford University, and was Duke University's Spotlight Student of the Month. He works as a clinician at Carpathia Collaborative in Dallas. He is a clinical educator for Functional Neurology Seminars as well as Erchonia and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Xymogen Nutrition.

Dr. Brock earned his Stem Cell Fellowship from The American Academy of Anti-Aging and Medicine (A4M) and recently completed Duke’s Orthopedic Residency. He is currently working on his PhD studying cardio-vascular disease. Dr. Brock enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, helping his patients, and learning new things to integrate into patient care and student lectures.

Robert Brody, ND, MS, FABNG

Dr. Brandon Brock Dr. Robert Broody received his doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and his Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport Nutrition Institute. He is currently licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in the State of Connecticut. He completed his residency at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine under Dr. Peter D’Adamo. Dr. Brody has also attended and graduated from the New England School of Homeopathy. After completion of his residency, Dr. Brody opened a practice in Bridgeport, CT, and later an insurance-based clinic in Newtown CT. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport where he teaches Anatomy and Physiology and former profession from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine where he taught genetics, gastroenterology, and ran multiple clinic rotations. Dr. Brody is a board-certified Fellow from the American Board of Naturopathic Gastroenterologists (FABNG). He specializes in Small intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) and other functional digestive disorders. Dr. Brody is also certified in Generative Medicine aka Functional/Evidence-Based Natural Medicine. He uses tools such as nutritional genetic analysis software (Opus23), the SWAMI nutritional program, and different Microbiome analysis tools to make unique personalized medical treatment plans. His practice uses botanical medicine, vitamins, minerals, supplements, homeopathics, and naturopathic manipulation, along with diet and lifestyle modifications to treat patients holistically. Dr. Brody is a board member of the Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Physicians (CNPA) and members of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Institute of Naturopathic Generative Medicine (INGM), and the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (GastroANP).

Jake Cooke, MChiro, MScAPP, DACNB, FEAC

Dr. Cooke Dr. Jake Cooke graduated from the AECC in 2009 and passed the American Chiropractic Neurology Board exams in 2014. In 2021, he completed his Masters in MSK Neuroscience with a focus on chronic pain and dizziness/balance disorders. He’s the current Chairman for the European Academy of Chiropractic’s neurology special interest group, with the goal of showing how neurology can be used to improve your assessment, treatment, and outcomes.

Neurology lies at the heart of movement, balance, posture, and pain. Jake’s goal is to make neurology simple and useful, not only for the weird and wonderful cases, but for every patient you see in practice. Neuroscience helps us to understand and explain what our patients are experiencing and how to help them. Neurology doesn’t need to be a complex subject, full of hard to read and remember words and pathways. It can be taught in a way that is logical, easy to learn and apply.

Leanne N. Cupon, DC, DACRB, DABFP

Dr. Leanne Cupon Dr. Leanne N. Cupon graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport , IA during 1996. Prior to moving to Georgia, her professional time in specialty practice, concentrating in rehabilitation and forensics, was divided between serving as Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance at the multidisciplinary Spine Center in Bethlehem, PA and doctoring in her own facility, Penn Jersey Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Clinic, PC in Phillipsburg, NJ. She is one of the first women chiropractors to have completed the Forensic Science and Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certification programs. Recently she attained board certification from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. Dr. Cupon is a chiropractor with focused interests on rehabilitation and prevention, and the treatment of personal and work?related injuries as it applies to chiropractic. Her practice is family oriented as she enjoys working with children and adolescents, as well as adults. Dr. Cupon's forensic work includes second opinion examinations. Social Security disability determinations, and impairment ratings. Determination and selective educational pursuits are a requisite for patient care in an evidenced/outcome based era of managed care. Her extensive background in rehabilitation and forensics provides a rare perspective on documenting and instituting present and future care for the patients under her care.

Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

Dr. Debra Dent Debra Dent boasts over four decades of experience as a Physical Therapist, specializing in manual therapy for the spine. She graduated from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1977 with a Diploma of Physiotherapy, and in 1979, she earned her Bachelor of Physical Therapy. In 1989, she achieved certification as a Part A Manual Physical Therapist from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division. In 1994, she received her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and was a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) until her retirement in 2019. She also became an APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 1996, was recertified in 2006, and received Emeritus status in 2016.

Debra Dent has been an educator for physiotherapists since 1989, initially as an instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division before moving to the USA in 1993. From 2003 to 2005, she served as a guest clinical instructor at the University of South Florida, teaching the Spinal Manual Therapy Program. Debra has conducted numerous live manual therapy courses in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean through organizations such as Cross Border Seminars, Cross Country Education/VYNE Seminars, and TLC Physical Therapy and Rehab. She is the author of "Segmental Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine" for Northeast Seminars Online programs. She has a four-part series titled "Proximal Imposters" with, catering to Occupational Certified Hand Specialists in 2017.

Debra Dent has a strong online presence, offering various courses and videos in Canada on and in the UK on Physiopedia. She has also developed online courses for the general public, including "Breathing Essentials" on the platform, addressing issues related to breathing dysfunction and core dysfunction.

Her courses on and cover a range of topics, including "Breathing Essentials," "Core Stability," and "Physical Diagnosis" with a focus on the "Differential Diagnosis of the Spine", "Cranio-Cervical Instability”, “Making Sense of Hip Pain” and “Statins in the Musculoskeletal Landscape”. In 2016, she authored and published the "Differential Diagnosis of the Spine" in both softcover and Kindle editions, available on Amazon.

Michael Epitropoulos, DC, PhD

Dr. Michael Epitropoulos holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree as well as a Doctorate of Applied Clinical Nutrition degree. His training is extensive including medicine as well as specialized training in Applied Kinesiology, Contact Reflex Analysis, and Energy Medicine. He has been a contributing writer to 2 books as well as several natural health publications and taught clinical nutrition at colleges in North Carolina, Michigan, and Florida. He speaks all over the country and is a featured speaker at Chiropractic Conventions teaching Doctors how to incorporate Natural Medicine in their practices. He has hosted popular radio shows on natural healing in both Florida and Michigan. He has been practicing Chiropractic and Functional Medicine for well over 35 years and currently is in private practice in Ormond Beach Florida where people come to him from all over the U.S. because of his work in Natural Medicine. His company Doctors Natural Health Solutions is a consulting company for doctors and includes a line of unique specialized nutritional formulations as well as a natural medicine educational resource center. He has done extensive research over the years in Nucleotide Science for over 16 years and continues to do clinical studies with Nucleotide Supplementation in his office. He is the Chief Science Officer for AmpLIFEI and Hapinss Brands.

Joseph Ferezy, DC, DACAN, FIACN

Dr. Joseph Ferezy Dr. Joseph Ferezy is a native of New York City, New York. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1982 from Northwestern College of Chiropractic (NWCC), where he also received certification in meridian therapy (including acupuncture). Dr. Ferezy later completed a two-year residency in Clinical Sciences (Neurology) and later served as an instructor and ultimately at the rank of assistant professor at NWCC. Dr. Ferezy is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology and a Fellow of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology. He is author of the chiropractic textbook, “The Chiropractic Neurological Examination” by Aspen Publishers. Dr. Ferezy has published many professional articles and was awarded a 2nd place “Best Scientific Paper Award” by the American Chiropractic Association Journal of Chiropractic. Dr. Ferezy has been the program coordinator and lead lecturer for the Neurology Diplomate Programs for Northwestern Health Science University, New York Chiropractic College, University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College, and Palmer Chiropractic University. Dr. Ferezy has been the key speaker at hundreds of professional lecture engagements including several international engagements. He has served as a test developer and proctor for the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners and as an expert witness for the State of Iowa. He currently serves as President of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology (IACN) and was past president of the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology (IBCN). Dr. Ferezy maintained a private practice for 25 years. Dr. Ferezy's chiropractic practice employed a wide range of complementary and alternative treatments including manipulation, acupuncture, decompressive traction, and other chiropractic physiotherapies. The Ferezy Clinic of Chiropractic and Neurology, located in Windsor Heights, Iowa. Dr. Ferezy currently maintains a referral only practice as a specialist in chiropractic neurology.

Jill Foote - Healthcare IT Specialist

Jill Foote currently contracts with KMC University as a subject matter expert. She had over 13 years of chiropractic clinic experience in billing and practice management prior to working for the American Chiropractic Association. In her past position as Senior Manager of Coding and Practice Management she served as staff liaison to the ACA’s Coding Manual Workgroup, ICD-10 Taskforce, and the Coding Committee where she was instrumental in coordinating the association’s coding initiatives and educational campaigns. She has developed a wide variety of curriculum for KMC University and has provided training to state associations and Chiropractic colleges in several states. As she worked with doctors on a national level, she saw a growing need for training in HIPAA compliance, especially as it relates to the IT world. She holds a certification as a HealthCare IT Specialist and is currently the owner of Easy Tech Compliance. Her ‘hands on’ yet practical approach to HIPAA implementation has resulted in establishing successful HIPAA compliant clinics as well as business associates, nationwide. She enjoys spending her downtime in her volunteer work, assisting refugees, and learning foreign languages.

Gregg Friedman, DC

Dr. Gregg Friedman Dr. Gregg Friedman is a 2nd generation chiropractor and is a 1986 graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, now Southern California University of Health Sciences. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University. Dr. Friedman has practiced his entire career in Arizona and has been teaching continuing education seminars to chiropractors on the subject of documentation for many years. Dr. Friedman became certified in 2004 by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners and performs record reviews and Independent Medical Examinations for both plaintiff and defense for personal injury, workers comp, malpractice and state boards.

Eleonora Gafton, DCN, MS, CNS, LDN, CHHC

Dr. Eleonora Gafton is an associate professor and professional chef in the Nutrition and Integrative Health program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, one of the nation's top graduate schools for health and wellness studies. Growing up on an organic farm and winery in Romania, Dr. Gafton developed a passion for natural foods. She completed her chef training at Ministerul Turismului International in Bucharest, Romania, to work in a three-star hotel, becoming the first female executive chef in a communist country. Dr. Gafton later received a bachelor's degree in hotel management from Cornell University and worked in the hotel industry in Washington, DC, for 20 years. Dr. Gafton also holds a doctoral degree in clinical nutrition (DCN), a master's degree (MS) in herbal medicine and clinical studies, a PMC in Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and a certificate in health coaching (CHHC) from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in N.Y.

Dr. Eleonora Gafton is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Licensed Nutritionist in the State of Maryland (LDN). Throughout the Washington, D.C. area, she has been practicing a combination of conventional, holistic, functional, and complimentary nutrition and health coaching, including telehealth. She specializes in those with chronic disease, such as but not limited to gastrointestinal discomfort, diabetes, cardiovascular and vascular diseases, depression, arthritis, allergies, and weight issues. As a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, an Herbal Medicine practitioner and Health Coach, CNS, Dr. Gafton is a master in the use of herbs, whole foods, and dietary supplements.

Eleonora's private practice in Alexandria treats patients nutritionally and as a health coach with all levels of illness. She holds nutritional workshops and seminars at venues in Alexandria and Maryland.

Kirk Gair, DC, IDE

Dr. Kirk Gair, DC, IDE Dr. Kirk Gair, DC, IDE graduated with honors from SCUHS in 1999 and was the first-person Dr Datis Kharrazian did a functional medicine workup on clear back in 1996 while they were classmates and friends. He started using non thermal, low-level lasers in 2004 after attending a Dr Dan Murphy seminar and being amazed at the results he experienced being treated with lasers at that event. With his unique combination of lasers, chiropractic, and functional medicine/neurology, he has treated Super Bowl champions, World Series Champions, NL MVPs, College World Series Champions, Gold Medalists and World Record Holders, as well as weekend warriors and non-athletes. He was featured in the documentary The Thyroid Secret and The Human Longevity Project for his work with lasers to support patients with auto immunity symptoms and was in the Tae Bo workout videos as an athlete and fitness expert. Dr Gair has conducted clinical trials in laser research and has had papers published in medical journals regarding the use of lasers for chronic low back pain and chronic neck and shoulder pain. He has continued his training in functional medicine/neurology with Dr Kharrazian and incorporates those methods into his courses that he teaches. “Doctors who attend Dr Kirk Gair's seminars and webinars have raved that he does a great job of taking complex concepts and making them simple to understand and more importantly implement, while also being very entertaining and never boring. If you want to learn methods that can be implemented Monday morning and start generating referrals and better outcomes, then his seminars are a great place to start. Doctors who take his courses come out of them transformed and ready to make big changes with their patients.”

Karen Gardner, DC

Dr. Karen Gardner Dr. Karen Gardner graduated from Life College in 1993. She has two practices; one is within the walls of a local birth center and cares for dozens of moms to be each and every week.  Although she is considered by many in her community to be a pregnancy and family care specialist she enjoys caring for the entire family. For more than two decades, Dr. Karen Gardner has diligently worked and studied the mechanisms of breech and transverse presentations, pregnancy and delivery and has written two books on the subject that can be found in chiropractic offices and schools around the world.  Among dozens of other locations, Dr. Gardner has guest lectured at The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia on the importance of Chiropractic care during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period. Dr. Karen has, on more than one occasion, been a featured guest speaker for the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) on Optimal Fetal Positioning at Penn State and other locations.  She also spoke for the Florida Chiropractic Society on Prenatal Chiropractic care during their "Pediatric Extravaganza" in Palm Beach, FL.  Dr. Karen has been invited to speak at the Philadelphia Conference for Midwifery Today Magazine and is continually featured in many chiropractic, pregnancy and midwifery publications.

Joshua Goldenberg, ND

Dr. Joshua Goldenbert Dr. Joshua Goldenberg is a researcher, teacher, naturopathic doctor, and more recently, has become interested in forensic epidemiology. He is passionate about how we evaluate and utilize evidence both in the clinic and courtroom.

Dr. Goldenberg is an active researcher with numerous publications in high-impact scientific journals such as JAMA, BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine and The Cochrane Library. His research focus includes small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, evidence-informed practice, and research methodology. He is Acting Associate Research Investigator at the Helfgott Research Institute and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney. He has presented nationally and internationally on evidence-based medicine as well as probiotics and research methodology. His work has been highlighted by the BBC and The New York Times, among others, and his research publications have been ranked within the top 5% of all research tracked by Altmetric.

Dr. Goldenberg is a passionate educator and is faculty for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine’s Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, where he teaches critical evaluation of the medical literature and evidence-informed practice. He is past adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, his alma mater, in which he enrolled after receiving honors and distinction in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He guest lectures widely and currently teaches post-graduate students at Helfgott in advanced research synthesis methods.

In 2014 Dr. Goldenberg created the medical education website in order to share his passion for the interplay of evidence and clinical practice with the larger integrative medicine community.

As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Goldenberg focuses on integrative approaches to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and irritable bowel syndrome as well as other gastrointestinal complaints working in concert with patients’ conventional gastroenterologists. Dr. Goldenberg is passionate about the professionalization and development of the specialty of Naturopathic Gastroenterology and served as President of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians from 2017 to 2019. He is a proud member of the first cohort of Fellows of the American Board of Naturopathic Gastroenterology (FABNG).

Dr. Goldenberg’s interest in evidence has taken him to forensic medicine where he has cofounded three businesses focusing on brain injury litigation and forensic epidemiology. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Forensic Epidemiology at Maastricht University where his dissertation focuses on advanced methodology in causation analysis.

Kristen Halland, DC, DABCA, CCN

Dr. Jennifer IllesDr. Kristen Halland is a seasoned Functional Medicine clinician with a focus in Clinical Nutrition. She practices in Chicagoland (and virtually) in an interdisciplinary practice to help people feel their best and live life fully by maximizing their conservative and natural treatment opportunities. Dr. Halland graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic (Iowa) in 2010 and continued her education to earn additional board certifications in Acupuncture and as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

With over a decade in practice, she keeps up with numerous certifications in nutritional protocols and hundreds of hours of continuing education in functional medicine. Teaching is one of her favorite outside-of-clinic passions!

Alan Hickey, N.C.T.M.B. Florida L.M.T.

Alan Hickey received his certification in Massage Therapy from Emerald Coast Massage School, Fort Walton Beach Florida, in June of 2004, his national certification from the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (N.C.B.T.M.B.) and his state of Florida license to practice massage in Jan 2005. Since Jan 2005 he has continued his education in massage by becoming certified in infant massage, hot stone massage, pre and post pregnancy massage, sports massage, and several other massage modalities and techniques. He is currently enrolled in Oklahoma City University as a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Studies with an emphasis in Business. He just completed a sixteen month massage instructorship in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where, in addition to teaching massage, he became involved in curriculum development, course scheduling, marketing and promotion, spa area/services development and design, and massage business applications for the nationally certified school. He is currently involved in the Oklahoma coalition for massage licensure for the state of Oklahoma. Prior to teaching massage, he directed the creation/operation of a day spa in the Destin Florida area that included contributing to the design, building, equipping, and day to day operation of the spa. As Corporate Vice President and Spa Director, his duties included equipment purchase and installation, hiring and management of all personnel, marketing and promotion to include print advertising, televised publicity, and numerous special events. He designed and published the spa menu and all printed material for the spa. He performed massage therapist duties at the spa. His own personal versions of the Hot Stone Massage and Couple's Synchronous Massage, with two massage therapists performing identical massage movements and techniques in perfect unison, set the standard along the Emerald Coast of Florida. He practices as a massage therapist in the Oklahoma City metro area and in several of the surrounding cities throughout the state. Some of his Modalities/Techniques include; Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre and Post Pregnancy, Infant, Thai, Sports, Hot Stone, Neuro-Muscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Lymphatic drainage, Spa Clay/ Mud/ Algae/ Seaweed body services, Aromatherapy treatments, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. His plans include publishing a book in early 2008 that will take massage therapists step by step through the arduous journey of opening their own spa business. He also will complete a Master's degree in Business in early 2009.

Jennifer Illes, BSc, DC, MS

Dr. Jennifer IllesDr. Jennifer Illes is a dynamic communicator who brings over 15 years of combined clinical and academic experience. She is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College and her experience includes treating professional athletes with sports related injuries. She is well experienced in extremity evaluation and management, spinal adjusting, nutritional application, and women's health and wellness. Dr. Illes currently serves as an associate professor at Keiser University's College of Chiropractic Medicine in West Palm Beach, FL. She has been teaching clinical technique, assessment and management classes. She holds roles as the current FACA president, and ACA Rehab Council faculty advisor.

Gary Italia, DC, PhD

Dr. Gary ItaliaDr. Gary Italia Dr. Gary Italia has been practicing chiropractic for over 30 years and nutrition and exercise for even longer. He is a state licensed chiropractic physician as well as a state licensed nutritionist in Connecticut. He has bachelor’s degrees in human biology and exercise science, a master’s degree in human nutrition, a Chiropractic degree from National College in Chicago and a Ph.D. in Nutrition. His Ph.D. concentration was in anti-aging and using nutrition and lifestyle to slow the aging process. He also attained two chiropractic diplomate board certifications in neurology and nutrition. He has acquired multiple certifications in the health, nutrition, and fitness arena such as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), a certified clinical nutritionist (CCN), a certified personal trainer, a certified medical exercise specialist, a certified martial arts instructor, a certified functional training specialist and a certified MMA conditioning specialist. He is also certified in acupuncture as well as detox acupuncture.

He has significant teaching experience instructing master level college students as well as chiropractic physicians. Specifically, Dr Italia has taught nutritional therapeutics (nutrition and disease) and sports nutrition in the master’s program at the University of Bridgeport as well as teaching with a private seminar company. In terms of chiropractic practice, he maintains two multi-disciplinary chiropractic centers in the state of Connecticut. He practices nutrition with both patients and fitness/martial arts club members where he is consultant. He is a former competitive bodybuilder and martial artist, who has worked with elite bodybuilders, boxers, wrestlers, and martial artists. He has practiced kickboxing and martial arts for over 34 years. He has been a team physician for various organizations including karate and bodybuilding teams, including the American Bodybuilding Team. He still enjoys and actively trains in jujitsu, boxing, kickboxing, and MMA.

Jodi Jacobs, DC

Jodi Jacobs, DCDr Jodi Jacobs, DC

Born in Jamaica West Indies and raised in New York City, Dr Jacobs attended Boston University; obtaining a degree in Biology. After working at Boston University Medical Center, as an immunohistotech, she decided to pursue her dream of helping others.

Jodi Jacobs D.C. graduated from Life University College of Chiropractic (Marietta, GA) in 2006 with her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.

Dr. Jodi is an associate professor at the College of Westchester and adjuncts at Iona University, where she teaches classes in Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Procedures, Medical Terminology, Public Health, and US Healthcare Systems. She believes in every principle of Chiropractic and honors the foundation of the power that creates; heals the body. Within this frame, Dr. Jacobs appreciates and embraces the cooperation of ALL areas of healthcare. She currently owns 2 Multidisciplinary clinics in NYS- Jacobs Healthcare Group. Dr. Jodi Jacobs participates in multiple philanthropic and chiropractic associations.

She currently sits on the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists Board as the Clinical Advisor. Dr. Jacobs is married and is the proud mother of two school-age daughters.

Warren T. Jahn, DC, MPS

Dr. Warren T. Jahn Dr. Warren T. Jahn graduated from the National University of Health Sciences (formerly National College of Chiropractic) in December 1976. He was one of the first orthopedic residents in chiropractic and was the first acting chairman of the department of orthopedics at the NCC’s Patient and Research Center. Dr. Jahn received his Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree concentrating in biomechanical trauma from Lynn University in conjunction with the University of Miami Medical School. He has attained board certifications in biomechanical trauma (DAABT), chiropractic orthopedics (DABCO), sports (DACBSP), forensics (DABFP), independent medical examinations (CICE), quality assurance and utilization review (DABQAURP) and chiropractic consulting (DABCC). During the past 47+ years he has trained thousands of chiropractors in chiropractic orthopedics, impairment rating, forensics, sports, IMEs and federal and state disability programs for nine chiropractic colleges. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and contributed to several chiropractic textbooks.

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CSCS, CCSP, ICSC, CNS

Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz is the founder of Bucks County Center for Functional Medicine and is involved in the research, coordination, and execution of new product development and product reformulation as well as clinical and technical support for Designs for Health. He has been studying nutrition and wellness for the past 18 years and is an adjunct clinical instructor for the renowned Master of Science in Human Nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport as well as Sonoran University of Health Sciences. Dr. Jurgelewicz is Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, a Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He is also a member of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition’s Item Writer’s Committee and is the author and contributor to several professional publications. Dr. Jurgelewicz specializes in functional medicine in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions.

Brett L. Kinsler, DC

Dr. Brett KinslerDr. Brett L. Kinsler earned his B.A. from the University of Rochester where he also completed post-graduate work in microbiology and immunology. He received his D.C. degree from the University of Bridgeport after graduating summa cum laude, salutatorian and was awarded the Joseph Janse Research Award for working to develop the student research program at the College of Chiropractic. He has a master's certificate in Healthcare Data Analytics from Johns Hopkins Medical School and is a certified clinical informaticist. Dr. Kinsler was a long-time member of the American Chiropractic Association and former district vice-president and state delegate of the New York State Chiropractic Association. He has taught for the American Red Cross, University of Rochester Department of Pre-hospital Care, and the American Board of Trial Attorneys.

Dr. Kinsler's work experiences range from twenty years in private practice, research at a pain treatment center (work published in the journal PAIN), startup medical device research, pharmaceutical clinical trials, and surgical recovery of human organs and tissues for transplant. He is a former emergency medical technician and past operations director of an ALS/BLS ambulance service. Kinsler is a past officer and board member of the West Hartford Group, an international chiropractic think tank. He was a partner and Director of Clinical Services for Strategic Interests, a healthcare technology consulting firm, Associate Director of Strategy and Thought Leadership for Bidscale, a startup focused on accelerating innovation in the Federal Government, Defense Health Agency, and US Department of Defense, and currently is the Chief Innovation Officer at the Huntington Study Group, an international clinical research network focused on a rare neurodegenerative disease.

George Kukurin, DC

Dr. George KukurinDr. George Kukurin is a member of the charter class of chiropractic neurologists and has been practicing chiropractic neurology for more than 20 years.  He has been affiliated with a number of postgraduate education departments including the Carrick Institute and Parker College. His interests are the translation of clinical neuroscience research into novel applications for patient care. The results of his pioneering techniques have been presented at international scientific conferences and symposiums including the International Symposium on Clinical Neuroscience, the Australian Functional Neurology Conference:  AAFN Symposium, International Brain Injury Association-10th World Congress on Brain Injury, Pannonian Symposium of Central Nervous System Injury, the Peripheral Nerve Society International Symposium and Johns Hopkins Medical School Conference on Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kukurin has postgraduate education from Johns Hopkins Medical School, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School. He has taken postgraduate education courses in Moscow Russia and Guadalajara Mexico. He has authored a textbook on the treatment of peripheral neuropathy and the results from a number of patient cases from his office have been published in journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine. He has participated in collaborative research with the University of Wisconsin's Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory. Dr. Kukurin is board-certified in chiropractic neurology and also has completed chiropractic Advanced Practice training through National University of Health Sciences. He maintains active practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Phoenix, AZ.

Marc G. Lawson, D.C. QME

Dr. Marc LawsonDr. Marc G. Lawson graduated with Bachelor’s Science degree in Physical Education / Sports Medicine from San Diego State University in 1984 and received a Chiropractic Degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1987. He holds a lifetime Community College teaching credential in the field of Health Sciences and Related Technology, is a Qualified Medical Examiner in the State of California, and possesses a Radiography and Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator license/permit. Dr. Lawson started his chiropractic practice in 1988 and is still treats patients today. Dr. Lawson previously hosted professional seminars for chiropractors (and their office staff) on the policies and procedures for treating patients, documenting care, reporting progress, and billing for California workers’ compensation.  Dr. Lawson created the content for the seminars that were intended as office training manuals for the staff as well as the practitioner. Seminar attendance ranged from 20-75 chiropractic medical professionals and their staff.   Throughout his 28 years in practice Dr. Lawson strove to diagnose and treat his patients while continually promoting on-going good health through examination, treatment, nutrition, exercise, and ergonomic review.  At the same time, he worked within the community to educate health professionals and their staff through instructional seminars and online relicensing courses.  Dr. Lawson is married with one son and enjoys his free time in beautiful San Diego.

Sarah LoBisco, ND, IFMCP

Sarah LoBisco Sarah LoBisco, ND, IFMCP is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM). She is licensed in Vermont as a naturopathic doctor and has earned her certification in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). Dr. LoBisco also holds a Bachelor of Psychology from State University of New York at Geneseo and an Applied Kinesiology certification.

She is a speaker on integrative health, has several publications, and does independent contracting for companies regarding supplements, nutraceuticals, essential oils, and medical foods. She currently incorporates her training as a naturopathic doctor and functional medicine practitioner through writing, teaching, private practice, and through her independent contracting work. She maintains her private wellness consultation practice through virtual consultations. Dr. LoBisco also enjoys continuing to educate and empower her readers through her blogs, social media, and hosting the Essential Oil Revolution podcast. Her recent blog can be found at

Jan Martensen, DC, PhD, DACBR

Dr. Jan Martensen is a cum laude 1984 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Ia. He did his internship in departments of chiropractic technique and radiology and residency in diagnostic radiology at Palmer College in Iowa. Following residency Dr. Martensen entered private practice of radiology in 1988 in Toledo, Ohio where he still remains. Dr. Martensen is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (D.A.C.B.R.) and has specialty certification in CT and MRI interpretation. Dr. Martensen graduated from the Medical University of Ohio at Toledo in 2004 with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Medical Sciences, concentration in radiology. Dr. Martensen's professional involvement is extensive. He is past president of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR). Dr. Martensen also heads up the ACCR Commission on Radiological Physics and Safety as Commission chair and is a senior physicist for the Commission. He represents the ACCR and American Chiropractic Association (ACA) as a liaison to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD). He is also a physicist liaison on the prestigious US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Device and Radiological Health (CDRH) Nationwide Evaluation of X-ray Trends Committee (NEXT) and is contributor to multiple books published jointly by FDA and CRCPD regarding the committee's work In his home state of Ohio, Dr. Martensen is a member of the board of directors of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association(OSCA) and chairs the OSCA Council on Diagnostic Imaging. Dr. Martensen lectures frequently on topics ranging from advanced imaging, MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, radiology, radiological physics, radiation safety and health to anatomy, pathophysiology, rehabilitation and active care. He is on postgraduate faculty of multiple chiropractic colleges and a frequent contributor of online CE education courses. Dr. Martensen also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and Topics in Diagnostic Imaging and Advanced Imaging.

Robin Mayfield, DC, ACN, Lac

Dr. Robin Mayfield Dr. Robin Mayfield has been helping women feel great using holistic healthcare since 1992. As a Chiropractor, Applied Kinesiologist, and Certified Functional Nutritionist in Austin, TX, Dr. Mayfield focuses on women's health and all it's complicated issues. Her specialty is chronic conditions, especially those with no definitive onset such as Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, IBS/DD, and hormonal complaints. Proper diagnosis is the key to the best treatment and outcome, and she utilizes both modern lab testing and the chiropractic arts to reach the best diagnosis possible. Her talent in taking a complex subject and presenting it in an easy to understand manner has given her high ratings from Doctors taking her continuing education courses. Dr. Mayfield graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 1991, graduating cum laude. Michael and Mary Morton feature her expertise in compassionate natural healing in the book Five Steps to Selecting the Best Alternative Medicine, and she has been a guest speaker on KVUE24 Sunday morning news in Austin and surrounding areas. She is devoted to providing the clients in her busy practice with the most up-to-date practices in alternative and biological health techniques and testing.

Robert Melillo, DC, DABCN

Dr Robert Melillo is one of the world’s most sought after and respected experts in Developmental Functional Neurology, Brain Imbalances, hemispheric integration, and the correction of most neurobehavioral disorders and learning disabilities. In 2006, he created Brain Balance Achievement Centers which has approximately 150 centers and has helped tens of thousands of families. He is a prolific author and brain researcher and coauthored approximately 20 chapters in other texts on various subjects related to Dyslexia, Attention, Frontal Lobe Development and approximately 50 peer reviewed papers. In addition, Dr. Melillo has also written 5 best-selling books including his best-known Disconnected Kids which has been translated into 10 languages. He has presented at numerous scientific and clinical conferences around the world and has taught his own course in a post graduate level for over 20 years as an Associate Professor of Developmental Disabilities at National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Melillo has multiple graduate degrees in Chiropractic, Neurology, Neuroscience and Clinical Rehabilitation Neuropsychology. He has now created the Melillo Center for Developing Minds and see’s patients in private practice all over the globe both adults and children.

Evan Mladenoff B.Sc., D.C., D.I.B.A.K., F.A.S.A.

Dr. Mladenoff Dr. Mladenoff was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc in Physiology + Biochemistry in 1974. He began his professional studies and successfully completed the Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College June 1978. He completed his Diplomate of International Board of Applied Kinesiology in 1981, and the Fellow of Acupuncture Society of America 1981.

He is The ONLY Team Doctor in 2 countries Team Doctor Canadian National Canoe Team at International Canoe Federation World Championships 1978 and 1979.

He and his family moved to the United States in 1984. He has been an NFLPA second opinion physician from 1990 to the present. In 1993 the NFL Kansas City Chiefs hired Dr. Mladenoff to be a Game Day Doctor preparing athletes for game day readiness. He continued in that position from 1993 – 2005. In 2016 he was an attending meet doctor at the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Portland, Oregon.

He continues to care for current NFL players from multiple teams.

Dr. Mladenoff helped found and establish the Sedca-Ceutics nutritional company in 2013. He serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Sedca-Ceutics LLC nutritional company.

In 2014 he published the ‘DIY 30 Day Stress Makeover’. A complete guide for individuals to take care of themselves and their families.

In 2015 Dr. Mladenoff received a registered trademark for Concussionology®.

His current book manuscript ‘Doc, When Can My Kid Play?’ has been accepted for publication by a major book publisher. It is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2024. You can learn more at

He is a nationally and internationally sought-after presenter on concussion examination and treatment protocols, nutritional targeted recovery of athletic performance, acupuncture management of head trauma and athletic injuries.

Dr. Mladenoff has been in practice 44 years. He has 2 children that are following in his footsteps.

Nancy H. O’Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Nancy O’Hara is a board-certified Pediatrician. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. O’ Hara entered general private practice in 1993, and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs. Since 1999 she has dedicated her functional medicine practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with chronic illness and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Lyme, and ASD. She is also a leader in the training of clinicians, both in the United States and abroad. Dr. O’Hara has written a comprehensive guidebook, “Demystifying PANS / PANDAS: A Functional Medicine Desktop Reference on Basal Ganglia Encephalitis”, which is available on Amazon in e-book or soft-cover formats.

Erica Oberg, ND, MPH

Erica Oberg, ND, MPHErica Oberg, ND, MPH has practiced integrative & natural medicine since 2003. She has held leadership positions in medical schools, NIH research, public health, and clinical practice. Her approach to health and medicine combines the rigors of science with the wisdom of nature and our bodies. She is passionate about helping people experience health as a state of vibrancy and vitality. As such her expertise is in preventing, reversing, and taming chronic disease, neurodegeneration, and aging. Dr. Oberg specializes in nutrition & lifestyle, IV micronutrient therapy, and identifying the underlying causes of disease using advanced testing. Her lectures dive deep into nutritional biochemistry and the research behind popular health trends. Dr. Oberg received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine in 2003 from Bastyr University, where she also did her residency. She was awarded a prestigious NIH fellowship at the University of Washington where she conducted and published research on health behavior change, nutraceuticals, and health creation. She has gone on to practice in several internationally renowned integrative clinics and is currently owner of two locations in Southern California – a concierge practice in La Jolla and VitaLab Wellness, a med spa featuring IVs, vitamin shots, regenerative aesthetic therapies.

Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

Dr. Melanie OsterhouserDr. Melanie Osterhouse was the valedictorian of the National University of Health Sciences (formerly known as National College of Chiropractic) and was the recipient of the Joseph Janse Outstanding Graduate Award that year. She continued her education as a Logan College of Chiropractic resident and obtained board certification in chiropractic radiology (D.A.C.B.R.) in 2002. She became a full-time faculty member at Logan College of Chiropractic, teaching geriatrics, rheumatology, x-ray physics, and physical diagnosis. She had a radiology consulting practice for four years, reading plain film and MRI. Dr. Osterhouse moved to Maryland and is currently a tenured full professor at the College of Southern Maryland where she teaches anatomy and physiology, nutrition, mathematics, and microbiology.

Richard Powers, DC

Dr. Richard Powers Dr. Richard Powers studied premedical curriculum at Tulane University, majoring in Physics. In 1980 he received his doctorate in chiropractic medicine, graduating summa cum laude. Over the past forty years, Dr. Powers has received extensive post-graduate training both in the U.S. and abroad and is well versed in the fields of biological and functional medicine, clinical nutrition, detoxification, cancer and disease prevention, exercise physiology, homeopathic medicine, and lifestyle counseling. Dr. Powers is a founding member of the Xymogen Medical Advisory Board and Thought Leaders Council - one of the largest nutraceutical companies in the United States. He is also a scientific/medical advisor for Neurohacker Collective. Dr. Powers is a former Biological Medicine Research Associate of the Occidental Institute Research Foundation and is a current member of the American Holistic Health Association. In 1983, Dr. Powers established and was Medical Director of the Holistic Healing Center in Atlanta, GA, and in 2001 relocated to Stuart, Florida, where he co-founded the Holistic Medical Center. He currently founder and medical director of Intelligent HealthQuarters, also in Stuart, FL. Dr. Powers has appeared on numerous cable network broadcasts and radio talk shows, has written three books, published numerous health-related articles, and has been teaching courses in healthy living and thinking to both lay and professional audiences for over four decades.

Stephanie Powers, DN, ARNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CPAN

Dr. Stephanie Powers received her Doctorate of Naturopathy degree from Clayton College of Natural Health in 2009. She is a second degree Reiki Healer and her practice includes Therapeutic Touch Energy Balancing and other modalities based on natural health and eastern principles. She is a student of Qigong (a Chinese system of combining postures, stretching, breathing and meditation with the intent of strengthening chi). In the western conventional field of medicine, Dr. Powers received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University in 1997 and is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and state licensed as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Her earlier experiences included working as a Critical Care Nurse in the area of Post Anesthesia while achieving and maintaining National Certifications from American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). She is a National member of The American College of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the Florida and National chapters of Post Anesthesia Nurses and Vascular Nurse Practitioners and completed all Provider course requirements for the ENA Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). Dr. Powers is a Captain in the United States Naval Reserves.

Angelica Redleaf,DC

Dr. Angelica Redleaf Dr. Angelica Redleaf graduated from NY Chiropractic College in 1977, now knows as Northeast College of Health Sciences in Seneca County, NY. Before chiropractic school, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, part of CUNY with a double major in Anthropology and Education. She taught in the NYC school system and in Los Angeles, before becoming a chiropractor. Dr. Redleaf practiced chiropractic predominately in Providence, Rhode Island. She has studied and researched ethics and the doctor/patient relationship ever since opening her practice. She has had numerous articles published on those topics and speaks on the subject of Ethics and Professional Boundaries. In 1998 her first book, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Gender, Sexuality & Touch in the Doctor/Patient Relationship" was published by Auburn Books. That book has been updated and is now entitled BOUNDARIES IN HEALTHCARE. Since the publication of her book, she has traveled the world speaking, writing, and consulting on ethics, addictions, and Professional Boundaries. She is also now teaching courses in Cultural Competency, which involve understanding and learning how to care for people from other parts of the world. She believes this topic is a very important one since the population of the U.S. is undergoing a major transformation in the composition of its citizens. It is believed that by 2050, the population of the U.S. will no longer be predominantly white. We all need preparation for this change

Erik Reis, DC, DACNB, CBIS

Dr. Erik Reis is a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist at The Neural Connection in Minneapolis, MN, USA. He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University, graduating with magna cum laude honors, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. Dr. Reis holds a Diplomate in Neurology from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and has completed a vast amount of additional post-graduate coursework utilizing clinical applications and therapeutic interventions in the neurological and nutritional rehabilitation of traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and vestibular disorders through the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience. Dr. Reis is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the American Brain Injury Alliance and has been a clinical educator with Erchonia for the past two years after working extensively with their world-class technologies for nearly a decade.

At The Neural Connection, his practice primarily focuses on treating complex neurological disorders that range from traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s), dysautonomia, sport-related concussions, vestibular-related disorders (Vertigo/Dizziness), complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS), headaches/migraines, and chronic pain syndromes. His treatments focus on individualized neurological rehabilitation protocols to increase function through sensorimotor training and neuro-orthopedic exercises. He manages pain and dysfunctional movement by utilizing corrective exercises, gait-retaining protocols, and individualized neuromuscular training programs that fit his patients' specific needs. He also utilizes comprehensive nutritional and metabolic testing to address potentially limiting dysfunctions of the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems.

Dr. Reis believes the connection between neurological function and nutritional status is essential to understanding how to fully maximize brain function, which is why he takes a multifaceted approach to improving his patient’s brain health and wellness. Dr. Reis is also the Director of Health and Wellness, Co-Founder at Nobody Studios; A high-velocity venture studio focused on the radical ideation, innovation, and creation of people-first start-up companies.

Jerome Rerucha D.C., B.S., C.S.C.S. C.H.P.S.®

Jerome Rerucha is a practicing clinician, and a speaker teaching integration of advanced clinical treatment applications and competitive strength and conditioning principles. Prior to clinical practice he was a full-time strength coach, competed in powerlifting for 14 years and won a Lifetime Drug Free World Title and The Best Lifter Award in 1999. Dr. Rerucha has been involved with numerous Division 1 strength programs. Having the personal competitive lifting experience, coaching numerous types of athletes and elite strength athletes provides additional benefits when teaching his dynamic clinical applications

Hector Rivera-Melo, DC, DACBR, RMSK®

Dr. Hector Rivera-Melo graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) in the fall of 2009 with a doctorate in chiropractic (DC), and shortly after began a residency in radiology there. In 2012, Dr. Rivera-Melo completed his residency and was awarded the title of Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiologists (DACBR). Having a passion for teaching and radiology, Dr. Rivera-Melo decided to pursue a teaching position at SCU. In 2017 Dr. Rivera-Melo obtained his certificate in musculoskeletal ultrasound (RMSK®). He is currently the Director for the Center of Diagnostic Imaging, head radiologist and Associate Professor II at SCU, where he teaches several radiology courses. He has authored several papers and lectured at numerous seminars and conferences nationally and internationally on various imaging related topics.

Richard P. Saporito, DC, FACO

Dr. Richard Saporito earned his bachelor degree from New York University in 1976 and graduated New York College of Chiropractic in 1980. Dr. Saporito joined the faculty of the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic (formerly the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic) in 1991 as an adjunct professor. He served as the director of postgraduate education for 10 years before accepting a full-time appointment and is currently a tenured, associate professor of clinical sciences. In addition to his current faculty appointment, Dr. Saporito is a clinical educator at the Community Health Center of CT, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center, as part of the residency in musculoskeletal medicine training program. Dr. Saporito has published research focusing on cultural awareness in chiropractic education as well as physiological therapeutics. He has authored and presented numerous post-doctoral courses including topics on anatomy, physical therapeutics, suicide awareness and prevention, child and elder abuse, human trafficking and cultural competency. 

Virginia Norris Schafer, D.C., M.D., MBA

Dr. Virginia SchaferDr. Virginia Schafer, Life graduate 1980, had several successful practices in Georgia and South Carolina and is now semi-retired. Dr. Schafer has been teaching and lecturing to health care professionals for over twenty years. Many of her research papers have won awards and accolades. Her favorite subjects are current topics in health care that include the medical/natural medicine approach to common ailments, especially in the senior population. Dr. Schafer is also an avid volunteer, serving on many boards. Her passions include Hydo farming and missions to teach farming in Africa and the Caribbean. She currently spends her time writing, researching, traveling, and spending time with the grandchildren.

Robert Schwer, DC

Dr. Robert Schwer Dr. Robert Schwer, a graduate of National College of Chiropractic, was valedictorian of his class in 1987. His under-graduate training at the State University of New York at Buffalo emphasized cell and molecular biology. Since graduation from National, he has been in the continuous private practice of Chiropractic. His subjects of special interest include neurology, physical rehabilitation, and diagnosis. Board eligible in Chiropractic Neurology he has obtained over 300 post-graduate hours from Logan College of Chiropractic in this area. Dr. Schwer's modules for bring practical clinical applications to situations encountered daily in the practice of Chiropractic.

Paul R. Sherman, DC

Dr. Paul Sherman Dr. Paul R. Sherman received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from Park College in Parkville, Missouri and his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College Kansas City, Missouri. He also completed a one-year – clinical internship at the Cleveland Chiropractic Clinic and a one-year – clerkship with Michael Sherman, D.C. Dr. Sherman has been with the University of Bridgeport since 1998. Currently, Dr. Sherman is serving as the Director of the School of Chiropractic and as an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Sherman has also served in several other administrative capacities at UB in the chiropractic program. These consisted of Interim Director, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Interim Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Coordinator of Academic Affairs. In addition, he is a postgraduate faculty member for the University of Bridgeport, School of Chiropractic.

Dr. Sherman has been published and is an author, writer, and instructor for, a continuing education website for chiropractic. He is licensed to practice chiropractic by the Connecticut State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and was in private practice in New Jersey for 16 years.

Dr. Sherman has earned postgraduate certificates in Scoliosis Determination Procedures, Interesting and Challenging Chiropractic Case Studies, Musculoskeletal Applications of MRI, Hospital Protocol and COVID-19 Contact Tracing. Dr. Sherman holds an active membership with the American Chiropractic Association.

Grant Shapiro, DC, MCS-P

Dr. Grant Shapiro, maintains a Chiropractic family practice in Chandler, AZ. He attained his Bachelor of Science from University of Manitoba (Canada), and his DC degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1997. He is duly licensed to practice Chiropractic in both USA and Canada. He was placed on the Dean's Honor list and received the NCMIC student scholarship for academic achievement, in 1997. Dr. Shapiro has a special interest in health, quality of life, and wellness given his health history. He was diagnosed with severe asthma at 11 months old and numerous severe allergies during childhood. Later in life he suffered a number of concussions and severe sprains from numerous sports injuries and MVAs. The impact of Chiropractic and natural medicine on him was profound. These became his passion and life pursuit, so he positively impacts others. He has certifications in manipulation under anesthesia, MUA, medical and chiropractic office compliance, MCS-P and is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). He and has experience in auditing Chiropractic records and claims. Proving medical necessity is a hallmark of his documentation and coding teachings. He is an avid consumer of healthcare research with a focus on natural/functional medicine, orthopedics, and coding. His offerings include Functional medicine 405, Allergy & Immunology 201 and 202, Nutrition 157, and Documentation 200.

Satya Sardonicus, DC, CACCP

Dr. Satya Sardonicus is a strategic healing consultant and founder of Fascial Flow Method™, a groundbreaking body-based approach to unwind stored tension and become more resilient to physical, mental, and emotional stressors. Dr. Sardonicus brings a unique perspective of the healing process; her deeply personal experience with trauma and chronic illness inspired her to innovate treatment strategies that accelerate healing by activating the body’s self-healing function. A second-generation chiropractor in a family full of holistic providers, Dr. Sardonicus is actively informed by a passion for neuroscience, biotensegrity + fascia, and a vitalistic philosophy. Her multidisciplinary framework to facilitate therapeutic change, NeuroFascial Integration™, is a “unified field theory for healing” to provide sustainable, transformative, trauma-informed care that is easier and more effective for both provider and patient. Above all, Dr. Sardonicus is an innovative thinker, healer, and champion of human potential.


Dr. Robert Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist, national/international speaker, author of Amazon’s #1 bestseller “Inside-Out Health,” founder and CEO of Westchester Integrative Health Ctr. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and has a Master of Science in human nutrition. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. Dr. Silverman is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and the media. Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice, a frequently published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications. Dr. Silverman was the principal investigator on two Level 1 laser FDA studies. His new book, Amazon’s best seller, Immune Reboot, was released in December 2022.

Linda Simon, DC

Dr. Linda SimonDr. Linda Simon, a practicing Chiropractic physician in Scottsdale, Arizona has co-owned Simon Chiropractic, P.C. an Interdisciplinary Health Clinic for over thirty years focusing on Soft Tissue and spinal rehabilitation. Born, Linda Bloomberg in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Simon is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Pace University in New York City with her 1981 degree in Biological Research. With a 1985 diploma from New York Chiropractic College, she and her husband opened Simon Chiropractic as a family practice specializing in complicated cases. Dr. Simon began her writing career immediately after arriving in Arizona as the Health Editor of Today's Arizona Woman and contributing author to Arizona Living Magazine. Hired as an expert case writer, she has also developed extensive Independent Medical Reviews on behalf of the patient and their attorneys and appeared as expert witness in arbitrations. Dr. Simon has contributed much to the Chiropractic community as Executive Secretary for the Chiropractic Association of Arizona and the Arizona Association of Chiropractic for a period of over five years. During this time, she was instrumental in the development of protocol and educating doctors for the advent of the Evaluation and Management Coding. Also, she was an invited member of the small committee that developed the most recent but now obsolete Arizona State Chiropractic oral licensing examination and was instrumental in its administration. Dr. Simon has attended the annual Congress of State Chiropractic Associations (COSCA). For many years, Dr. Simon has been very involved with the Fibromyalgia community as lecturer for The Fibromyalgia Network and local Fibromyalgia support groups. Dr. Simon has over 150 hours in Auto Accident Management and over 100 hours in X-ray evaluation. At present, Dr. Simon is kept busy practicing Chiropractic on people, dogs, cats, and horses, authoring CE courses and presenting teleseminars for, and as owner of Dance Fusion Studios, a dance, fitness and yoga studio for adults and youth.

James D. Strange, DC, MS

Dr. Strange Dr. James D. Strange grew up in Longview, WA., and attended Lower Columbia College (LCC). After completion of his degree at LCC, Dr. Strange attended Washington State University-Vancouver, where he majored in biology and minored in psychology. Dr. Strange was then accepted into the chiropractic program at University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2007. Upon completion of his doctoral degree, Dr. Strange moved back to Longview, Wash., where he practiced until 2011 when he accepted a full-time faculty position as an attending physician at the UWS Campus Health Center. In November 2011, Dr. Strange completed his post-graduate certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and then went on to obtain his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from University of Western States (2014). In 2015, he obtained his CrossFit Level I Training certification. In the summer of 2018, Dr. Strange transitioned from the campus clinic into the classroom and is currently teaching in the chiropractic sciences department. Dr. Strange has spent many hours specializing in conditions such as sports injuries, whiplash, trauma, disc herniations, headaches, arthritis, and many other common health related conditions.

Dean L. Smith, D.C., Ph.D.

Dr. Dean Smith Dr. Dean Smith is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University. He maintains a private practice in Eaton, Ohio at Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center. At Essence of Wellness, Dr. Smith incorporates lifestyle intervention (exercise, nutrition, other non-drug methods) with chiropractic adjustments and other manual methods to encourage optimal wellness. He has helped countless adults and children lead a life of wellness. He has international certification in sports chiropractic (ICSC). Dean is founder and host of Chiropractic Science which is dedicated to publicizing chiropractic research through podcast interviews with leading scientists. He has a master’s degree in exercise science, and a PhD in brain and cognitive science from Miami University. Dean’s research is focused on how chiropractic and exercise affect motor and postural control as well as human performance. He has over 65 peer reviewed publications and conference presentations. He is the recipient of the 2018 Researcher of the Year award from the American Chiropractic Association and is the 2021 Chiropractor of the Year from the Ohio State Chiropractic Association.

Ronald Steriti, ND, PhD

Dr. Ronald SteritiDr. Ron Steriti is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. His main interests are clinical nutrition and botanical medicine combined with classical homeopathy. His experience includes being a medical advisor for a dietary supplement company and senior course analyst (editor) for an online continuing education provider. He also writes articles summarizing research on natural therapies for chronic diseases. Dr. Steriti is currently the researcher for Dr. Jonathan Wright.

Jeffrey Swift, DC, DABCN

Dr. Jeffrey Swift earned his chiropractic degree at the National University of Health Sciences. He completed an internship and Diplomate degree in Neurology from Logan College of Chiropractic. He currently holds post-graduate faculty position at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and continues work in post-graduate education for doctors of chiropractic. Dr. Swift is a consultant for the Massachusetts Board of Chiropractic Registration, as well as NCMIC the largest malpractice insurance carrier for chiropractors. Dr. Swift serves as Impartial examiner for the Massachusetts Dept. of Industrial Accidents. Dr. Swift specializes in treating musculoskeletal pain related to the spine, as well as radiating pain in to the arms and legs. He utilizes his post graduate training to integrate chiropractic manipulation with current medical treatment of spinal disorders.

Instructor: Ty Talcott CHPSE

Dr. Ty Talcott, the Compliance Guy specializes in ensuring the healthcare profession is protected and able to focus on the important business of healing people. One of the ways he does this is by regularly attending the national cybersecurity symposium every year in Washington D.C., where government enforcers pull back the curtain on how they catch violators, who they are after, what they do to them, and even which parts of the law are not being enforced. Dr. Ty takes this information right from the enforcers mouth each year, develops his programs accordingly and then conducts CE license renewal presentations in nearly every state in the nation. Dr. Ty and his highly qualified team also offer the most cost-effective, easy to use, self-guided and turnkey HIPAA compliance programs available, with a customized solution for every situation.

David N. Taylor D.C., D.A.B.C.N., F.I.A.C.N., F.I.C.C.N.

Dr. David TaylorDr. David Taylor obtained his DC degree from National University of Health Sciences and graduated from the Neurology Residency program at Logan College of Chiropractic, earning his Diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology. Since then, he has been awarded a Fellow from the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology and the International College of Chiropractic Neurology. He currently serves on the executive board of the ICCN and as a board member on the ABCS of the ACA.

Dr. Taylor was the founder and president of Multimed Center, Inc, for 30 years. He was the first chiropractor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to own a multidisciplinary practice that employed chiropractors, anesthesiologist/pain specialists, physiatrist, osteopath, physical therapist, physical therapy assistants, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and psychologists. Dr. Taylor was also the president of Healthcare Review & Consulting, Inc., a medicolegal consulting company, and the owner of Pioneer Neurodiagnostics, a neurological testing and consulting company. He was appointed by two governors to serve on the Massachusetts Board of Chiropractic Examiners, has served on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, as an examiner for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and the test evaluation committee. He has also served as a fellow of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, as chairman of credentialing and quality improvement for Spine Managed Care and as consultant to many insurers and as an expert witness in medicolegal cases. He has lectured internationally, published numerous research papers and clinical practice guidelines in numerous peer reviewed journals and authored the text “Chiropractic Hospital Privileges” for the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society. He has served the profession as a member of the Council of Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters and currently serves on the Scientific Commission of the CCGPP. After serving as clinic director at Texas Chiropractic College, he currently is a professor of clinical sciences and continues to serve as adjunct professor in the post-graduate department of other chiropractic colleges.

Shawn Thistle, DC

Dr. Shawn Thistle Dr. Shawn Thistle is a practicing chiropractor, educator, international speaker, knowledge-transfer leader, entrepreneur & medicolegal consultant. He is the Founder & CEO of RRS Education, a continuing education company providing weekly Research Reviews, informative Seminars & convenient E-Learning options for chiropractors around the world. Dr. Thistle specializes in helping his colleagues effectively integrate research into high-quality, patient-centered chiropractic care. Shawn has also lectured as a part-time faculty member at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (Toronto, Canada) for 15 years. Dr. Thistle serves on the Guideline Executive Committee for the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative and the Research Committee for the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation.

Todd Turnbull, DC

Dr. Todd Turnbull Dr. Todd Turnbull graduated from Life University in 1991, Dr. Turnbull has maintained a sports practice focused on helping athletes unleash their full potential. He completed the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician program at Palmer University in 2001.  Dr. Turnbull has been post-graduate faculty for several Chiropractic institutions, has developed online courses for, and has written numerous articles about concussions, sports performance, soft tissue diagnosis, rehabilitation and disc herniations.  Dr. Turnbull has spent his chiropractic career developing and refining treatment protocols that identify and correct neuro-muscular dysfunction quickly, and stretching techniques to maximize athletic performance. This has led to the creation of PreActive Stretching (SM) and Myotonic Facilitation Technique.  In 2016, Dr. Turnbull developed the Visual Error Scoring System for evaluating traumatic brain injuries. In 2017, The Integrative Medicine Journal published an article titled, “Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis:  Alternatives to Surgery: A case report” which Dr. Turnbull co-authored.

Scott Tauber, DC, DABCO, CPC

Dr Scott Tauber is the COO and Director of Education for the American Institute of Personal Injury Physicians (AIPIP). He is a 1984 graduate from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, GA., a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, and a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Dr. Tauber has over 25 years of active clinical and healthcare consulting experience and has served as an expert witness for both plaintiff and defense med-legal cases, been an independent consultant for several major automobile insurance carriers, healthcare companies and state regulatory agencies.

In addition, he is a national speaker on the topic of Personal Injury and has been a guest instructor at professional conferences, state association events and professional schools and has been published in several national journals.

Dr. Tauber is the developer of the “Personal Injury Success Blueprint” system, which helps providers maximize the Personal Injury portion of their practice, get more referrals, and increase profitability without taking years to navigate this competitive industry on their own.

Jim Ventresca, D.O.M. (NM), Lic. Ac. (MA), Dipl. Ac. NCCAOM)

Dr. Jim Ventresca Dr. Jim Ventresca has trained thousands of Chiropractors, Doctors, Acupuncturists, Medical Students, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals in virtually all aspects of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. A 1984 graduate and past faculty member of the New England School of Acupuncture, he was among the first group of acupuncturists in the United States to achieve National Board Certification as a Diplomate of Acupuncture, and licensure in the State of Massachusetts. Dr. Ventresca also holds licensure as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, in New Mexico. In addition to practicing in busy clinical settings and teaching acupuncture since 1984, Dr. Jim is a co-founder of a publicly funded HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse Treatment Center. Dr. Jim has served on the Faculty of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and as the Medical Director for Integrative Medicine at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He served as Academic Dean for Southwest Acupuncture College from 1995 through 2001, where he also held the position of Campus Director and was a Full Professor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine through 2008. Dr. Jim is currently the Director and Principal Instructor for AcuPractice® Seminars, providing classroom, distance, and online training programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine to chiropractors, and other doctors.

Federico E. Villafañe DC, DACBR

Federico E. VillafañeDr. Villafañe is a board-certified chiropractic radiologist with a keen focus in acute/chronic pain and diagnosis. He was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he completed his bachelor’s in general science from the University of Puerto Rico. He then graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles, California, with a degree in Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Shortly after, he completed a 3-year diagnostic imaging residency at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, and is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR). He then completed an 8-month fellowship on diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Villafañe provides diagnostic imaging interpretation for Gulf Coast MRI and Diagnostic centers in Clear Lake and Pasadena, Texas. Dr. Villafañe also has his private imaging consultation practice where he provides primary and secondary imaging interpretation to a variety of referring physicians. He taught as assistant professor teaching radiology and physical examination courses at Texas Chiropractic College at Pasadena, Texas. Additionally, he teaches online Continuing Education courses for numerous healthcare providers through He is currently the Director of the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at the Universidad Central del Caribe at Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Peter VanTyle BA, MA, JD, LLM

Peter VanTyle Attorney Peter VanTyle holds law degrees from Syracuse University and Boston University as well as a Master’s from Dartmouth, and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An attorney experienced in both civil and criminal litigation, he has practiced law in both New York and Texas. Former In-House counsel for New York Chiropractic College, he also instructed Ethics, Practice Management & the Law as well as several postgraduate courses.

Ivo Waerlop, DC

Dr. Ivo Waerlop or "Dr Ivo" as most people call him, is a 1986 summa cum laude graduate of the New York Chiropractic College. He received his post-graduate neurology diplomate from Logan Chiropractic College; he became board certified in 1990. Dr Ivo works with a broad base of patients including Olympic level, professional and paraprofessional running, skiing and cycling athletes at his private practice in Dillon, Colorado. He is an adjunct faculty member for post graduate education with the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, a life science faculty member of the Colorado Mountain College in Dillon, Colorado, and is on the post graduate faculty of, an online post graduate education center. He lectures nationally on foot-ankle and gait biomechanics, rehabilitation, acupuncture and beginning this fall, dry needling. He, along with Dr Shawn Allen authored the textbook: Pedographs and Gait Analysis: Clinical Applications and Pearls, along with numerous articles on lower extremity and gait mechanics. They also founded "The Gait Guys", a national and internet presence gait information resource and consortium. Dr Ivo is an avid telemark skier, runner and cyclist (he has also been known to play bass in several bands on more than one occasion). He enjoys spending his downtime in the great outdoors of Colorado with his wife and 2 sons.

John Wallman, DC

Dr. John Wallman Dr. John Wallman is a chiropractic physician with a post-doctoral specialty in clinical nutrition and practice emphasis in exercise biomechanics and endocrinology.  His family background in healthcare starts in the early 1900’s with his great uncle and later his father as pioneering doctors of chiropractic who helped advance the profession to become one of the leading portal of entry health care professions in the world. He received his undergraduate education at SUNY Stony Brook and his graduate education at National College of Chiropractic and University of Massachusetts.  Dr. Wallman has been president of the Diagnosis Foundation (DxF) for the past 7 years and established major program areas of diagnostic education and testing. He is an active faculty member in their College of Diagnosis program as well as additional educational activities including:  Director of Academic Affairs - International Space University; Faculty for the University of Phoenix, Online CE; Past instructor for National University of Health Sciences, SUNY Stony Brook; Instruction topics include: anatomy, diagnosis, biomechanics, health & wellness, muscle strength assessment, nutrition, sport techniques; Executive Director – YogAnalysis, a program of 108 assessments to create custom yoga routines that match your physical capabilities.  He played a major role helping to start the graduate level International Space University (ISU).  As their lead academic administrator, he supervised their research, curriculum, faculty and admissions.  Athletic activities include working with college and high school teams as well as professionals at the US Open golf championship from 2016 through 2018

Kathy Weidner, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA

Kathy Mills ChangKathy Weidner Since 1983, Kathy, better known professionally as Kathy Mills Chang, has been providing healthcare providers and teams with hands-on training, advice and tools to improve the financial performance of their practices. As a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist (MCS-P), a Certified Professional Chiropractic Coder (CCPC) and a Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistant (CCCA), Kathy is a well-known and sought-after speaker throughout the country. She has served in National and State level Organizations and sits on diverse boards and advisory councils related to the profession. In 2007, Kathy Mills Chang, Inc. was created to bring hope and peace of mind to the business side of practice. Its analysis and training arm, KMC University, provides professional assessment and self-paced or instructor-led education to help companies implement solutions to increase revenue and/or decrease healthcare compliance regulation risk in their business. Kathy leads a team of professionals with over 250 years' hands-on experience to deliver these solutions to the profession, both personally and virtually. making the implementation quick and cost-effective. You can find out more about KMC University at

Steven L. Weiner, MD, DC, DACBR

Dr. Steven L. Weiner Dr. Steven Weiner is a 1990 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic, now a college of Northwestern Health Sciences University, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He completed a three-year residency in chiropractic radiology at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic from 1992-95, a college of Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS), where he qualified to sit for the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology certification exam, earning his board certification (DACBR) in 1995. Subsequently, Dr. Weiner served as Assistant Professor of Radiology at SCUHS and maintained a private radiological consultation practice.  Several years later, he returned to medical school at Ross University School of Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2010, graduating valedictorian of his medical class. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 2011.  He went on to complete two years of nuclear medicine residency in the department of radiology, nuclear medicine section, at MCW and its affiliated hospitals including Froedtert Hospital, a 516 bed academic tertiary-care regional level-one trauma center and comprehensive stroke center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Dr. Weiner also completed both general medical and radiology-related rotations at the Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center, a tertiary care subspecialized Dean's Committee medical center, as well as at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, both located in Milwaukee.  He completed his medical radiology residency in 2016 at St. Vincent's Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital for the Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, in Bridgeport, CT, a 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital with a Level II trauma center. In addition to his board certification in chiropractic radiology, Dr. Weiner earned board certification in nuclear medicine by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine in 2015, as well as board certification in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology in 2016. He completed his neuroradiology fellowship at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, a 371-bed academic tertiary care Level I trauma center and comprehensive stroke center, where fellows are trained in standard neurological CT and MRI protocols as well as advanced techniques such as functional MRI, diffusion tensor tractography, quantitative MRI for seizure and dementia evaluation, CSF flow imaging, MR spectroscopy, arterial spin labeling perfusion MRI, and dynamic contrast enhanced MRI.   Dr. Weiner has authored articles in both chiropractic and medical journals and has given many post-graduate continuing education lectures on the topics of musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, head & neck imaging, nuclear medicine, and radiological differential diagnosis. Dr. Weiner is currently a staff radiologist at Hot Springs Radiology Services in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he makes his home with his wife Melissa.

Lindsey Wells, ND

Dr. Lindsey Wells is a naturopathic physician. She focuses her practice on pediatric integrative care for PANS/PANDAS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Tickborne Illnesses, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Also, she cares for the parents of her pediatric patients which allows for a comprehensive model of care for the whole family. She is the immediate past President of the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association (CNPA) and is a Fellow of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. She frequently lectures on PANS/PANDAS and ASD to both professional and parent organizations, and is the author of the children’s book, Super Sam and the Battle Against PANS/PANDAS.