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WFC ELECTIONS SEE HOST OF NEW FACES ON COUNCIL

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February 1, 2016                                           

WFC ELECTIONS SEE HOST OF NEW FACES ON COUNCIL

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has announced the results of its recent elections for the period 2016-2019.

Those who will take office at the WFC’s annual Council meeting, to be held in May in Dubai, United Arab Emirates include newly elected members from the African, Asian, European, North American and Pacific regions.

Ballots were held in the African and European regions, where the number of candidates exceeded the number of Council vacancies. In both areas, participation in the ballot was strong, with the vast majority of member associations submitting their votes.

Current WFC President, Canada’s Dr Greg Stewart, commented, “This year’s elections prompted a high level of interest, which reflects the WFC’s reputation as the respected leader in the international chiropractic community. While we shall be sad to see the departure of longstanding members of Council who have decided not to seek re-election, the fact that over 30% of our new Council comprises women is an endorsement of the WFC’s stated commitment to equality and diversity.”

Dr Stewart added, “These are extremely exciting times for the chiropractic profession. Transformation in health systems is seeing chiropractic increasingly positioned as a leader in non-surgical spine care and the chiropractic momentum is building. The WFC is proud to be at the forefront of these developments, which is seeing more and more patients benefit from the services doctors of chiropractic are providing around the globe.” 

WFC COUNCIL 2016-2019

Africa                                     Dr Musimbi Ondeko                       Kenya

Asia                                       Dr Kei Takeyachi                           Japan

Eastern Mediterranean           Dr Efstathios Papadopoulos           Cyprus

Europe                                  Dr Espen Johannessen                  Norway

                                             Dr Vivian Kil                                  Netherlands

Latin America                        Dr Carlos Ayres                            Peru

North America                       Dr John Maltby                             USA

                                             Dr Michele Maiers                         USA

                                             Dr Rick McMichael                        USA

                                      Dr Deborah Kopansky-Giles           Canada

                                      Dr Greg Stewart                            Canada

Pacific                                  Dr Laurie Tassell                           Australia

                                            Dr Corrian Poelsma                        New Zealand

 

Notes 

The WFC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). Its voting members are 88 national associations of chiropractors worldwide, and the WFC represents the chiropractic profession globally.

With its head office in Toronto, Canada, the WFC’s Secretary-General is Dr Richard Brown. He is supported by other members of the Secretariat.

For more information on the WFC, its leadership and activities visit www.wfc.org.

 

 

                                    


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