Holly Tucker, DC (’11), MPH, CHES, FASA was recently reappointed to the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Board of Directors as a representative for North America.
“My primary role is to represent our region by being involved in the promotion and advancement of the chiropractic profession globally,” Dr. Tucker said. “My goal is to serve as a bridge of communication between chiropractors here and around the world. I share health care developments and trends happening in the U.S. with representatives from other regions, and I report on what’s happening around the globe to the chiropractic community here.”
First appointed to the WFC Council in 2019, Dr. Tucker has always been passionate about advancing chiropractic to increase interprofessional collaboration in health care. After graduating from Logan, she interned for the World Health Organization (WHO) and went on to earn a master’s degree in public health. She is also involved in numerous state and national organizations, including the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), American Public Health Association – Chiropractic Health Care Section, and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association.
“We have a lot of work to do to ensure chiropractors fit into the global health care landscape,” Dr. Tucker said. “I enjoy being a part of an organization like the WFC that is dedicated to moving our profession forward, not only in the U.S. but throughout the world.”
Through her position on the Board of Directors, Dr. Tucker is working on progressing a variety of WFC initiatives, including making it easier for DCs to practice in multiple countries. “Improving mobility for chiropractors can help grow the profession in other regions so more people have access to care,” she said.
Representing early-career chiropractors, Dr. Tucker brings a unique perspective to the organization. “I’m a voice for newer DCs,” she said. “I advocate for incorporating the latest trends and ensuring we remain nimble in our efforts to promote what’s going on in the world of chiropractic.”
The professional connections Dr. Tucker made as a Logan student helped to inspire her career.
“During my second trimester, a recent graduate and student ACA leader came to Logan to talk about her experience being the first chiropractor accepted to the WHO Internship Programme,” Dr. Tucker said. “Hearing her speak set my sights on something bigger than just graduating. From that day on, I knew I wanted to make a positive impact on the health care system around the world.”