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ChiroCongress Members Elect 2020 Board of Directors

Wednesday, December 18, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Congress of Chiropractic State Associations Members Elect

2019-2020 Board of Directors

December 18, 2019                                Lizz Klein, 503-922-2933

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At the ChiroCongress annual meeting held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, CA, members voted unanimously to elect the following candidates to the 2019-2020 Board of Directors:

Dr. Daniel Spencer (MI) – President
Dr. Brenda Holland (WI) – First Vice President
Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA) – Second Vice President
Dr. Julie Bird (IL) – Secretary
Kristine Dowell (MI) – Treasurer
Barbara Contessa (NY) – Executive Director at Large
Dr. Gerald Stevens (NY) – District 1 Director
Tiffany Stevens (TN) – District 3 Director
Dr. Brian Stenzler (CA) – District 5 Director


Dr. Don Cross(FL), Chair of the Nominating Committee and Immediate Past President, continues to serve in both esteemed positions. Prior to the November elections, Dr. Kendall Payne(KS) served on the Executive Committee as Secretary and will continue as the ChiroCongress District 2 Clinical Compass Representative.


Dr. Julie Bird (IL), formerly serving as the District 2 Director, was elected to the Executive Committee as Secretary. Marc Abla, Executive Director to the Illinois Chiropractic Society has been appointed as District 2 Director. Dr. Rachel Wendt (CO) will continue her term as District 4 Director.


Marc Abla had this to say about his recent appointment as District 2 Director..."I look forward to working with a strong leadership team that is dedicated to advancing the chiropractic profession and serving our state association members. As a diverse, focused and unified organization, ChiroCongress is poised to move doctors of chiropractic to be an integral part of everyone's health care team."


In addition, the Districts elected ChiroCongress Clinical Compass Representatives as follows:


Dr. Thomas Augat (ME) – ChiroCongress District 1 Clinical Compass Representative
Dr. RJ Crawford (TN) – ChiroCongress District 3 Clinical Compass Representative
Dr. David Paris (CA) – District 5 Clinical Compass Representative


Dr. Kris Anderson (MN), District 4 Clinical Compass Representative will now serve on the Clinical Compass Executive Committee and a District 4 Representative will be appointed to fill the vacancy.


For additional details about the Board or Directors, please visit us online at or contact Lizz Klein, Executive Director at 503-922-2933 or email



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