Joel Alcantara, D.C. holds the distinct and unique position of Research Director for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Chair of Pediatric Research at Life Chiropractic College West.
In both capacities, he is spearheading the profession's largest and most successful Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN) while continuously supervising numerous projects relevant to evidenced-informed family chiropractic care. He is instrumental in involving members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to validate the necessity, safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for pregnant women, children and general family wellness care.
Dr. Alcantara was born in the Philippines and grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to attending Chiropractic College, he was trained in Chemistry-Biochemistry and Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology at the University of Calgary. He is married to his wife Christine and they live in San Jose, CA.
Jack Bourla, D.C., has been in private practice for the past 16 years, serving chiropractic care to persons of all ages. His political focus is making sure that chiropractic care, as described by our forefathers, is available to all persons from their birth until their last breath of life. He is active in promoting chiropractic worldwide in his capacity as co-founder of Schubel Vision Seminars and as a Board member of the IFCO. He is proud to be a Sherman Regent.
Robert "Bob" Braile, D.C., has been involved in almost every aspect of chiropractic life, including a successful high volume practitioner, an author, and a political figure. He has been the president of the Georgia Council of Chiropractic and the International Chiropractors Association. Dr. Braile has received "Chiropractor of the Year" from an unprecedented four chiropractic associations. He runs a practice in Marietta GA, and is the founder and CEO of Now You Know Inc internet education for chiropractic."
Emily Broniak, D.C., graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport, Iowa – U.S.A. in 2006. Since then she has been serving thousands of people in numerous cities across the country of Peru. She is one of the most successful chiropractors to ever work with Centro Quiropractico Schubel. Her powerful mission is to educate, adjust and inspire people to live a subluxation free life. Dr. Broniak pioneered the opening of 4 new offices in the outlying areas of Northern Peru in order to bring chiropractic closer to the people who need it most. She is especially passionate about her work with orphanages and at-risk communities, as she believes that eliminating subluxations in these populations is their only hope for a better future. Dr. Broniak will help to reconnect you to your passion for Chiropractic. Don’t miss her!
Sue Brown, D.C. , L.C.P.
Dr. Sue Brown is the creator and developer of Bio-Geometric Integration, which was chosen as one of chiropractics ten great approaches in an article in the American Chiropractic magazine.
She is a 1987 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Brown is an international speaker and teacher and is owner of Essence Quality of Life Center, a successful multi-disciplinary practice in the western suburbs of Chicago. Her experience both in practice and teaching, as well as her studies and theories of force dynamics and seismic events as relates to the formation of subluxations, and the sacred geometry of the body have provided her with both a unique perspective and new approaches to the dynamics of chiropractic. Dr. Brown is a member of the President’s Club of Palmer College of Chiropractic and was awarded membership in the Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers. Her paper entitled “Subluxation and Human Evolution: A Philosophical Model of Subluxation” was published by Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research.
Anthony Carrino, D.C. is a 1989 graduate of Life Chiropractic University in Marietta, Georgia. He has been a doctor of chiropractic and the clinical director of the Chiropractic Family Wellness Centre for the past 23 years in West Islip, NY, specializing in family and pediatric wellness care. For the past 15 years he has lectured extensively throughout the United States and internationally on the benefits of alternative health care for the pediatric population. He is the past president of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and one of its founding board members. He is presently the president of ChiroFutures, a research think tank and risk management company focused on the safety and efficacy of chiropractic within pediatric and family health care models. He is also an active member of the New York Chiropractic Council.
Ron Castellucci, D.C. earned an A.S. from Nassau Community College, B.S. from the University of New York and is a 1988 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. He has ACP certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers. After 10 years of successful practice in Lexington, MA, Dr. Castellucci moved south to join the Sherman College faculty in 1998. He currently teaches full spine techniques, spinal palpation and patient education.
Judy Campanale, D.C., A.C.P., practices in Levittown, PA at the Strauss Chiropractic Center, which is widely recognized as one of the longest-standing, high-volume, cash practices in the world. After 20 years with the practice, Dr. Judy became its second owner in May 2013 when her mentor and friend, Joe Strauss, retired after nearly 46 years in practice.
Her contributions to chiropractic are many and varied including serving as editor of many of the “Blue Books” written by Dr. Joe Strauss which range in topic from philosophy, to history to motivation and are now available at nearly every chiropractic college.
She is a Past President of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO, formerly the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations) and the first woman to hold the president’s position in any national or international chiropractic organization in the history of the profession. She currently serves on the IFCO Board of Directors and IFCO Executive Committee. She is a sought after platform speaker who always shares a delightful and heart-warming yet philosophical perspective.
She has been honored and recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including the coveted FSCO Chiropractor of the Year in 1999 and Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Chiropractor of the Year in 2000 (the first woman ever to receive either of these awards) as well as the honorary title of Fellow in the College of Straight Chiropractic in 2001. In 2008, she was awarded the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) degree after successfully defending her thesis, “Practice Objective and its Impact on the Future of the Chiropractic Profession.”
W. Scott Cochran, M.B.A., has been Director of Career Services and Dean of The Space at the Mungo Center for Professional Excellence at Wofford College since June 2008. Mr. Cochran served as a vice president for UPS Capital and was responsible for marketing and technology, as well as UPS Capital's credit card business. Before joining UPS Capital in 2001, he served in a number of senior management roles in finance, operations, sales and marketing with GMAC financial services, including two years in Germany, designing and implementing a marketing structure for GMAC Europe. During his 20-year career in business, he developed a track record of solid performance in finance, marketing, sales, and international operations. His responsibilities included offices in Europe and Asia as well as the US, which lends practical experience to his global perspective. Mr. Cochran is a 1988 graduate of Wofford and holds an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He is also a Liberty Fellow, a South Carolina leadership initiative that is part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Danny Constable, D.C., is a 2000 magna cum lauda graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, USA. Although Dr Danny was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia life lead him to Germany directly following graduation where has been in private practice ever since. In addition to his DC degree, Dr Danny is certified in Advanced Sacral Occiptal Technique (SOT) and is a board certified craniopath. He is the current vice-president of Sacral Occipital Technique Organisation (SOTO) - Europe and has been teaching SOT to Chiropractors and Chiropractic Students since 2008. Dr Danny is the Germany representative for the IFCO as well a member of Barcelona College of Chiropractic`s Vital Force 100 group.
In 2008, life took an unexpected turn and after 8 years of "medipractic", Dr Danny found out what chiropractic is. His journey from one end of the professional spectrum to the other has inspired many and his passion and energy for what he does and who he is is infectious. Dr Danny has been known to set himself on fire when talking about his beloved chiropractic and both members of the public and chiropractors across Europe have enjoyed getting warm by the fire!
Matthew Christopher, D.C., C.C.P.C., is a 2009 graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic. He and his wife, Elizabeth, practice in Williamsburg, KY. Dr. Christopher is a Certified Chiropractic Professional Coder through the American Association of Professional Coders. He is passionate about teaching chiropractors to accurately tell each patient's chiropractic story in their documentation, superbills and/or insurance claims.
Beth Ehlich, D.C. is a 1990 graduate of Sherman College. She has practiced along side her husband, Dr. Chris Ehlich, also a Sherman graduate, in Greer SC for the last 23 years. She has served as an Examiner for the South Carolina State Board of Chiropractic Examiners where she also served as an Examiner for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. She is a member of the PSCA, the SCCA and the ICA. Recently, she began as an Associate Professor at Sherman College. She is a mom to three children.
Dean DePice, D.C., a practicing chiropractor since 1987, has been serving the profession as well as his patients for his entire career. His educational background of having majored in chemistry and biology combined with his lifelong experience and knowledge of chiropractic, positions him to be a doctor who pursues knowledge with a balanced focus on the practical application of science and philosophy upon patient outcomes.
He founded TLC4Superteams, with a conviction to provide a unique design of individualized practice coaching and accountability. TLC is redefining coaching for chiropractors. Dr. DePice is an experienced international lecturer, practice coach, CCE presenter, and contributor to the entire chiropractic profession. Building team driven practices, cash practices and lifetime care are all cornerstones of TLC coaching. Experience Dr. Dean and how TLC is redefining coaching for chiropractors.
Michael Hall, D.C., F.I.A.C.N., is an accomplished chiropractor with advanced training and specialization in functional neurology. He has been teaching in the clinical arena for well over two decades.
He lectures extensively in the area of functional neurology with emphasis on removing subluxation and restoring neurological integrity. He and his wife maintain an active clinical practice in Coppell, TX where they provide care to a variety of patient populations from pediatric to geriatric. He has received numerous awards thru the years for his commitment to clinical excellence and passion for teach. He strives to educate and empower all patients and chiropractors on the adverse neurologic consequences of impaired function of the human nervous system.
Kelly Hayford, M.A., C.N.C. is a former junk-food junkie turned nutrition and health coach. She is the award-winning author of the bestselling book, If It's Not Food, Don't Eat It! and one of the world’s foremost experts on making the transition to a natural foods diet. She is also a former Chiropractic Assistant who knows the ins and outs of a busy practice. She combines what she learned then with what she does now, to teach chiropractors about the devastating consequences of our health-robbing food culture – and more importantly, quick, effective ways to help patients eat healthier and get the most from their care.
Julie Mayer Hunt, DC, DICCP is a 1981 Life College graduate and a second generation Upper Cervical Chiropractor practicing in Clearwater Florida. Her office, Mayer Chiropractic is celebrating its 56th year of Atlas patient care. Dr Hunt has recently been appointed to the Florida State Board of Chiropractic and is currently serving as Secretary of the ICA Upper Cervical Care Council and the Co-curriculum Chair of the Upper Cervical Diplomate sponsored by the ICA which is currently in its second year. She is also currently serving as president of Orthospinology and is an ICA representative for Florida.
Amanda Hess, D.C. has been a practicing chiropractor in Georgia since 2003. Her practice specializes in specific chiropractic care for families with an emphasis on babies and toddlers. She practices with her husband Dr. Jeremy Hess and the amazing team at Discover Chiropractic in Stockbridge, Ga. who all have a heart of serving the community’s health through chiropractic. She is a graduate of Life University, and has been a member of the Georgia Council of Chiropractic since 2000. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations and a Lifetime Member of the International Chiropractors Association. She is also a Co-Founder of the AMPED Mentorship Program for Chiropractors and natural health providers. Currently Drs. Hess own and operate the busiest chiropractic practice in the state of Georgia and one of the busiest in the world and are writing a series of books called, “Designed by God.” The first book “Baby Designed by God” was released in 2013. Additional titles coming in the future are “Woman Designed by God” and “Food Designed by God.” They live in Lake Spivey, Ga. with their two children, Alyssa & Gabriel.
Jeremy Hess, D.C.,has been a practicing chiropractor in Georgia since 2000. His practice specializes in specific chiropractic care for families with an emphasis on babies and toddlers. He practices with his wife Dr. Amanda Hess and the amazing team at Discover Chiropractic in Stockbridge, Ga. who all have a heart of serving the community’s health through chiropractic. He is a graduate of Life University, a member of the Georgia Council of Chiropractic since 1998, a board member since 2007, and serving as Vice President from 2010-2013. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations and a Lifetime Member of the International Chiropractors Association. He is also a Co-Founder of the AMPED Mentorship Program for Chiropractors and natural health providers. Currently Drs. Hess own and operate the busiest chiropractic practice in the state of Georgia and one of the busiest in the world and are writing a series of books called, “Designed by God.” The first book “Baby Designed by God” was released in 2013. Additional titles coming in the future are “Woman Designed by God” and “Food Designed by God.” They live in Lake Spivey, Ga. with their two children, Alyssa & Gabriel.
Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D., F.C.C.I., is an attorney and a chiropractor. He is a Diplomate and Fellow of the ICA College of Chiropractic Imaging, and taught radiology courses at Palmer and Palmer-West. He is co-author of the text Case Studies in Chiropractic MRI, and the diagnostic imaging chapters in Pediatric Chiropractic, Somatovisceral Aspects of Chiropractic, and Contemporary Chiropractic, as well as articles in popular and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kent is a Regent and member of the Sherman College Board of Trustees.
David B. Koch, D.C., D.Ph.C.S.D, graduated from Sherman College 1980, taught in its D.C. program beginning in 1981, and went on to become president of the college from 1997-2000. He joined the Palmer College philosophy faculty in 2001, and in 2002 he was named vice president for professional and international affairs for the Palmer Chiropractic University System. Koch earned his Diplomate in Philosophic Chiropractic Standards in 2005. In 2006, he was appointed professor of philosophy in the Division of Chiropractic Sciences of Life University's College of Chiropractic. Koch has lectured and written extensively on chiropractic philosophic themes.
Tedd Koren, D.C., is a 1977 graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic. He was a founder and teacher at a chiropractic college and is a popular speaker at chiropractic conventions, schools and state organizations. Dr. Koren lives with his family in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He calls the discovery of KST "the brightest feather in my cap, helping more people than anything else I've ever done."
Michael Lenarz, D.C., is founder of The Seattle Upper Cervical Research Institute, and Health First Chiropractic, with numerous offices throughout Washington State, and co-founder of Dynamic Life Chiropractic, serving people in Michigan. He currently owns The Chiropractic Way Consulting firm, working with chiropractors throughout North America. Lenarz serves on the Board of Directors of the Blair Upper Cervical Society, and is a member of the Washington State Chiropractic Association, Sherman College of Chiropractic Alumni Association, and Sherman College Board of Regents. He is past Chairman of Sherman College Board of Trustees. Lenarz presents at numerous public speaking engagements at local, regional and national chiropractic functions. He received the B. J. Palmer Philosophical Distinction Award at his Sherman graduation in 1987 and the Blair Chiropractic Society named him Chiropractor of the Year in 2003. He received Chiropractor of the year from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2012. Lenarz also teaches Blair Seminars as an Advanced Certified Instructor.
Matthew Loop, D.C., is an established author, chiropractor, speaker, and the highest paid social media revenue strategist in North America. He's the president and CEO of DCincome, which is the world’s largest social media training company for chiropractors. Since social media's infancy in 2005, he's been successfully teaching doctors and entrepreneurs how to reach and impact more people.
Nalyn Marcus, D.C., is honored to present the 16th Women in Chiropractic Jam Sessions as it’s founder since 1998. She practices in Bethlehem PA since 1991 in her “Healing Place to Come Home to” aka, Marcus Family Chiropractic! A proud 1990 Sherman alumna and Regent, Nalyn provides loving care to her community of all ages and enjoys educating and sharing her own chiropractic story. She has been a featured lecturer both in and out of the profession and enjoys creating unique ideas to raise awareness about the chiropractic lifestyle. Whether it’s a cookbook, a parade, a formal tea party, kindergarten or corporate luncheon, the ease, passion and excitement of comes through Dr. Marcus heart and hands. She is the founder of the Sylva Ashworth scholarship, awarding it live annually during the Lyceum seminar, and welcomes new friends and students to staying in touch at Nalyn@chiromom.com.
Matthew McCoy, D.C., M.P.H., is currently a Professor at Life University, CEO of the ChiroFutures Malpractice Insurance Program, Vice President of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation and the publisher of several chiropractic research journals focused on vertebral subluxation. He has devoted his entire professional career to research, education and policy regarding public health and vertebral subluxation
Jeanne Ohm, D.C., a chiropractor since 1981, brings years of clinical and educational expertise to her classes. Ohm focuses her attention on the care of newborns. In addition to her time in her chiropractic office, she travels internationally on weekends teaching D.C.s specific skills to care for pregnant women and children. She is on post-graduate faculty for numerous chiropractic colleges and is the executive coordinator of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Additionally, she is editor of the parent magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness.
Valerie S. Pennacchio, D.C.
Graduate and past philosophy department chair of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic and Palmer College Florida, Valerie is the Vice Principal of McTimoney College of Chiropractic. She has been involved in chiropractic education, specifically teaching philosophy, since 1979. Most recently joined McTimoney from New Zealand where she was Vice President of the NZ College of Chiropractic. Her extensive teaching experience includes Sherman College, Palmer College Florida, MasterPiece Training, and BioGeometric Integration with guest lectures at Life Chiropractic College West.
Dana Pittner, C.A., is a no fear “On Fire” Consultant who doesn't just talk the talk. After 8 years as a Chiropractic Technician & office manager for a high-volume family and pediatric office and then 5 years with Petty Michel & Associates as the Director of Client Services. Dana has taken her experience with training & Chiropractic Coaching to a higher level. She spends her days working within doctor’s offices by helping get the results they want to grow to their higher purpose. Travels nationwide to share her passion for systems, procedures and philosophy. As the mom of three chiropractic kids, an experienced chiropractic assistant/technician, and a self-professed Chiroholic, wellness advocate, Her goal is to give you every basic you need to be a dynamic, practice building team member with an on purpose practice building mindset from the inside out. Her greatest love is to teach every DC and CA that having a passion and purpose to be on fire with chiropractic. This will only bring your office a more successful and peaceful atmosphere for everyone everyday.
Kevin Power, D.C., is an assistant professor of clinical sciences and a member of the health center faculty, where he mentors interns and holds quarterly workshops on cervical chair adjusting, applied kinesiology, and extremity adjusting. He is an assistant instructor in technique classes.
Power has a D.C. from Sherman College (1981) and was in private practice in Australia and the U.S. until he joined the college faculty in 2002. He enjoys golf, bass guitar & racquetball. He has four children and one grandchild. He chose chiropractic as his career for several reasons: it helped him recover from a rugby injury, he saw his four brothers helping people in their practices, and that gave him a way to be able to work for himself.
Bradley Rauch, D.C., graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1979. During his career he has owned high volume family chiropractic offices in New York, Vermont and is a partner in offices in the Dominican Republic. Currently his passion continues to spread subluxation centered chiropractic around the world with new offices planned for Europe in 2014. He lectures frequently on high volume/low overhead practice and international chiropractic.
Todd Riddle, D.C., R.K.T., C.S.C.S., C.C.S.P., is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Registered Kinesiotherapist, with over 16 years of experience in sports medicine, performance training and rehabilitation. He is an assistant professor of clinical sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic, where he also graduated top of his class. His expertise in the areas of physiotherapy, diagnosis and case management have afforded him opportunities to teach sports chiropractic courses across the United States. Riddle attended the University of Toledo on an athletic scholarship as quarterback for the football team and throwing the javelin for the track team. He has trained thousands of athletes across the country, ranging from amateur to professional to improve performance. Currently, Dr. Riddle owns Southeast Sports Chiropractic and serves as the team chiropractor for several area teams.
Andy Roberts, D.C., came into Chiropractic from an epiphany of understanding, touched by the words of another Chiropractor that resonated so strongly with him, that he immediately turned full circle from a lucrative career in engineering sales to start completely anew at Chiropractic College. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1996, where he had the privilege of studying under and being mentored by E.L. Crowder, DC, PhC, the foremost authority of Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic of the time and protégé to the Developer of Chiropractic B.J. Palmer. Dr. Roberts completed a rigorous 3-year Associate Clinical Externship in Specific Cervical Chiropractic Analysis, X-Ray, Technique and Philosophy. Dr. Crowder's method of critical thinking, impeccable attention to detail, knowledge, expertise and unwavering stance on the Principle of Chiropractic and the Practice of the Upper Cervical Specific System are the greatest gifts Dr. Roberts received from him.
Dr. Roberts joined Quiropractica Mundial in the country of Costa Rica, helping to grow it into one of the largest upper cervical clinics in the world. While there Dr. Roberts was part of the team that authored legislation for the protection of Chiropractic and the Costa Rican people. Through the years In addition to active practice, Dr. Roberts has had the privilege to train and mentor many Chiropractic students and Chiropractors in the procedures and protocols of the upper cervical system. He is the co-founder of The Art of The Specific, an Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic system that presently has teaching programs around the US and internationally. He also shares his passion for Chiropractic by speaking around the world on the topic of Chiropractic Philosophy.
Matthew and Roy Sweat, D.C.s
Dr. Roy W. Sweat, Pioneer & Founder and his son. Dr. Matthew H. Sweat, Developer; practice and teach the world the Revolutionary Chiropractic method, Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic. They practice at the Sweat Institute for Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlas Orthogonailty is the scientific, state of the art Chiropractic Procedure which uses an instrument to align the first cervical-C1 vertebrae. Seven instruments have been updated for precision and excellence over the years. The doctors speak & teach at five chiropractic colleges, and in six countries.
Dr. Roy Sweat has worked hard all his life and studied with the best. He began his studies with BJ Palmer and Dr. John F. Grostic. And in 1978-1980, he designed and developed the Percussive Instrument, to adjust the Atlas bone with low force.His son, Dr. Matthew H. Sweat started his studies with his Dad in 1985.Dr. Matthew Sweat graduated from Life University in 1989. With at that time over 1000 extra hours of Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic studies. Their 67 combined years of teaching, developing and practicing strive for the goal to improve the health of the human race and teach them that their head should be straight on their neck.
Egill Thorsteinsson, D.C., was born in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 7th, 1968.
As a teenager, Egill was serious about playing soccer, playing on the Icelandic youth team. After seeking help from many health professionals for injuries, he became interested in health and different approaches to health.
He looked into many disciplines, but when he heard Dr. Reginald Gold explain Chiropractic, he knew instantly that he wanted to become a chiropractor. He graduated from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in 1997, after having served both as the vice-president and the president of the Sherman College Gonstead Study Club. He runs his own office, "Kiropraktik," in Reykjavik and serves as president for the Icelandic Chiropractic Association. He has been instrumental in improving laws concerning the profession in Iceland.