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 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

11/2018 - 11/2019

     
   Dr. Dan Spencer comes from a chiropractic family. His father, brother, and sister all graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law graduated from Palmer’s Chiropractic Technologist program. Dr. Dan was high school valedictorian and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. Dr. Dan graduated in the Chiropractic Centennial class in 1995, and is named for the founder of Chiropractic, Dr. Daniel David Palmer. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Chi professional fraternity at Palmer College.  Dr. Dan earned a degree in Biology from Adrian College in Michigan prior to enrolling at Palmer, and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega undergraduate fraternity. Dr. Dan has practiced his entire career in his hometown of Hudson, Michigan, as well as the community of Reading, Michigan. He has also been a member of the physician staff at Hillsdale Hospital since 2001. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® and is also certified in the Cox® Technic.

Dr. Dan served as President of the Michigan Club while at Palmer, and has been active in state associations ever since. He held numerous leadership positions in the Michigan Chiropractic Society (MCS), and served on the transition executive committee during the historic merger of the MCS and the Michigan Chiropractic Association in forming the Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC). Dr. Dan served as President of the MAC in 2011-2012, and Chairman of the Board in 2013-2014, serving over 1600 fellow doctors of chiropractic.  He was honored as MAC ‘Chiropractor of the Year’ in 2012. During his leadership tenure, Dr. Dan had the opportunity to testify before members of the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate, and meet with both Governor Granholm and Governor Snyder.  He remains active in the MAC, and previously served as District 2 Representative and then Second Vice-President of COCSA.

Having received his first chiropractic adjustment at birth, Dr. Dan has personally experienced the healthy lifestyle that chiropractic care offers. He feels that all people need to have appropriate access to chiropractic care, as it focuses on true health. He also feels that DC’s should be reimbursed fairly for their vital services. Dr. Dan’s goal is for all chiropractic organizations to be as successful as possible so that society can realize the benefits of safe, effective and affordable chiropractic care! Dr. Dan currently resides in Hillsdale, Michigan with his wife, Michelle and their children, Nathan, Katelyn and Nicholas.
 

President

 
 Phone:  (517) 448-3791

email:  Dr. Dan Spencer

 
 
    Brenda Holland, DC is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. Since graduation, she has served on chiropractic and community committees. Dr. Holland has been actively teaching courses including anatomy, x-ray positioning, nutrition, and therapy modalities. She holds a Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, and currently practices at the Chiropractic Company in Germantown, Wisconsin.  

 1st vice president

 
Phone:  (262) 250-1948

email:  Dr. Brenda Holland

 
 
 

Dr. Thomas Wetzen, has been helping people live pain free as a licensed Chiropractor since 1989. He graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the prestigious, Life University, Marietta, GA, formerly known as, Life Chiropractic College. Dr. Wetzen is a leader in the Chiropractic profession, he is the immediate past President of The Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association and Vice-President for the East Coast Associations Independent Physicians Network. Prior to his presidency, he served as the Vice-President of The Unified VCA. He was also the the Northern Virginia District Representative for the Virginia Society of Chiropractic from 1998 - 2006 and Vice President of the VA Society from 2206-2009. He is currently the District 3 Representative for the Congress of Chiropractic State Association. Dr. Wetzen has helped numerous people with chiropractic care at his practice, Wetzen Chiropractic Clinic located in Columbia, SC until 1997, and at his current practice, Family and Sports Chiropractic, located in Falls Church, VA. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and has provided care for the Russian Olympic swim team prior to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, as well as numerous high schools, colleges and professional athletes. He is also recognized for his exemplary service, he provided care for rescue personnel at the Pentagon following the 9/11 attack. He received Chiropractor of the Year Award in 2008 and 2015, Service and Commitment Award in 2002, and Chiropractic Service Award in 2001.

Honors

Chiropractor of the year award-United Virginia Chiropractic Association 2015
Fellow International Chiropractic Association 2015
Premier member - Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association, 2009-2015
Chiropractor of the Year Award - Virginia Society of Chiropractic, 2008
Service and commitment Award - Virginia Society of Chiropractic, 2002
Admirals club, political actions committee - Virginia Society of Chiropractic, 2002
Chiropractic service Award - Virginia Society of Chiropractic, 2001
BJ Palmers Development Award - Virginia Society of Chiropractic. Northern District, 2001


Associations & Memberships

District 3 Director for Congress of Chiropractic State Associations 2015-2018
President - Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association 2011-2015
CCGPP Representative for District 3 of Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) 2013-2015
Vice - President -East Coast Associations Independent Physicians network 2011
Vice - President - Unified Virginia Society of Chiropractic 2010
Vice - President - Virginia Society of Chiropractic 2007-2009
Board Member Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association 2009
Northern Virginia District Representative for Virginia Society of Chiropractic 1998-2006
Treasurer - Northern Virginia Society of Chiropractic 1998-2002
Member South Carolina Chiropractic Association Convention Committee 1992-1997
Lifetime member of International Chiropractic Association

 2nd Vice president

 

Phone:  (703) 560-4730

email:  Dr. Thomas Wetzen
 
 


  Ms. Dowell has been the Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC) since the merger of the state’s chiropractic associations in 2007. Prior to the merger, she had served as Executive Director of the Michigan Chiropractic Society since 1995. She works with the Board of Directors and is responsible for the development and implementation of all organizational policies and programs. She supervises all personnel, executes contracts, administers the legal, legislative, fundraising, advocacy and membership agendas, and oversees all other aspects of the MAC.

 Treasurer

 
 Phone: (517) 367-2225

email: Kristine Dowell

 

 

 

 Dr. Kendall Payne, Kansas Chiropractic Association

Secretary 

Phone:  (913) 685-0022

email:  Dr. Kendall Payne 
 

 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECtor at Large

  Phone: (718) 497-0970

email:  Barbara Contessa

 
 
   Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Dr. Cross moved to Tallahassee to work at Florida Baptist Children’s Home.   He worked in residential treatment centers for abused and troubled children and teens for over 10 years.   During a trip to Tallahassee in 1987, he and his wife were injured in a severe auto accident. It was during his recovery from this accident that chiropractic made its first major impact on his life.   After seeing the miraculous effects of chiropractic on his self, Dr. Cross entered Logan Chiropractic College in January, 1991.   Upon his graduating in April of 1995, he and his wife returned to Florida. After gaining experience working in two older chiropractor’s offices, he purchased a retiring doctor’s practice in Quincy, Fl. on January 1, 1997. He began solo practice while continuing to study and develop his training and treatment skills.             

Dr. Cross has been very active in his profession.   He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Chiropractic Association in 2000. During his 12 years of service to the FCA Board, he held all elected positions including President. Dr. Cross also began teaching his fellow chiropractic physicians continuing education courses. Dr. Cross later became involved with national chiropractic issues and made several trips to Washington to lobby for various patient’s rights issues and health care issues in general.   He was recognized for his efforts by being commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 2005. He has also been honored with Fellowships from other national professional organizations as a result of his advanced training.   In 2008, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. 

In the spring of 2012, after being in solo practice in Quincy for 15 years, Palmer Chiropractic College offered him a professor position at their Florida campus. In July of 2012, he started teaching the young doctors during their last year of their doctoral program. He still owns and manages the clinic in Quincy, and occasionally still sees patients. 

 Past President

  

 Phone: (850) 875-1747

email: Dr. Don Cross

 



Dr. Gerald Stevens is an associate professor at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). He teaches chiropractic in clinical settings at SUNY Buffalo, Lighthouse Free Chiropractic Clinic and the Depew Health Center. Dr. Stevens has an extensive education receiving his DC at NYCC (2001), M.S. in Pathology (LSU Medical Center, 1995) and a M.P.H. in Public Health (SUNY Buffalo, 2005). Dr. Stevens dabbles in chiropractic research as well having multiple publications to his credit.

Dr. Stevens serves as a director on the board of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA). He also serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York chiropractic advisory board. Dr. Stevens organizes an extremely successful a continuing education fundraiser for NYSCA with over 200 chiropractors in attendance each of last four years. He received the NYSCA District 17 Chiropractor of the year award (2008). He was the first chiropractic intern to serve at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Dr. Stevens is an avid traveler, visiting 29 countries, 6 continents and 48 states. Gerald enjoys hiking with his crowning achievement climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. He is has been involved with Toastmasters International for over 11 years achieving its highest rank of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Dr. Stevens actively competes in speech contests on a regular basis. He and his wife Maureen, adopted a family of 4 (3 girls, 1 boy) all at once. Lastly, Dr. Stevens proudly served his country for six years in the Army National Guard as an infantryman.

 District 1 Director

 

Phone: (716) 474-4511

email: Dr. Gerald Stevens
 

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DISTRICT 2 DIRECTOR

 
 Phone:  (618) 529-5172

email:  Dr. Julie Bird

 

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District 3 Director 

 

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  Dr. Rachel Wendt, Colorado Chiropractic Association

District 4 Director 

 

Phone:  (303) 755-9011

email:  Dr. Rachel Wendt 



Dr. Brian Stenzler, California Chiropractic Association

DISTRICT 5 DIRECTOR

 
Phone: (858) 274-2225
ext 104

email: Dr. Brian Stenzler

 
 

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