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Beatrice B. Hagen Award Presented at Logan’s 2023 Symposium

Logan University graduate Beatrice B. Hagen (‘40) went on to break two notable chiropractic gender barriers: serving as the first female president of an accredited chiropractic college (Logan University, 1982-92) and the first woman to serve on the Council of Chiropractic Education (1986-88). Dr. Hagen’s passion for education and furthering the profession of chiropractic care while breaking gender barriers continues to inspire female chiropractors to this day.

To ensure Dr. Hagen’s legacy lives on, Logan selects one individual each year to receive the Beatrice B. Hagen Award. The winner is announced every year at Logan University’s Symposium.



2021 – Dr. Christine Goertz

Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, is a professor in musculoskeletal research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the director of system development and coordination for spine health in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University. She is also chief executive officer at The Spine Institute for Quality.

Dr. Goertz received her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1991 and her PhD in health services research, policy, and administration from the University of Minnesota in 1999.


2018 – Dr. Jean Moss

Jean Moss, DC, MBA, was appointed President of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1991, being the first woman to serve in this position. While working at CMCC, Dr. Moss helped establish an international reputation for excellence and helped achieved many firsts in Canadian chiropractic history. Dr. Moss also serves as the CEO and President of World Spine Care.

Dr. Moss obtained her DC degree from CMCC in 1970 and her Master of Business Administration from York University in 1988.




2017 – Dr. Michelle Maiers

Michelle Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD, is the executive director of research and innovation at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She also serves on the board of the World Federation of Chiropractic as its second vice president.

Dr. Maiers received her DC degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2000, her master’s in public health from the University of Minnesota in 2006, and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Southern Denmark in 2015.



2016 – Dr. Sharon Vallone

Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP is the editor of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics and serves as the chair of the International Chiropractors Association Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. Dr. Vallone has also served as Chair of the Board of Kentuckiana Children’s Center, a not-for-profit multidisciplinary center that provides care for children with special needs, for over a decade.

Dr. Vallone graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1986 and completed her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 1996 from Palmer College. She was appointed as fellow in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2003.




2015 – Dr. Donna Mannello

Donna Mannello, DC (’87), graduated from Logan University and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Mannello worked at Logan between 1987 and 2020, and also served as the co-director of Logan College Ergonomic Department for three years.

You’re invited to the 2023 Beatrice B. Hagen Award presentation ceremony, which is taking place at this year’s Symposium. Logan’s 2023 Symposium will be held Thursday, April 13 through Sunday, April 16 on Logan’s Campus and at St. Louis Union Station. The Symposium will provide continuing education opportunities, chiropractic exhibitors, networking events and an address by Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD.

To register for this event, click here. Early bird pricing ends March 1, 2023. For questions or to request more information, please call 1-800-842-3234.

If you’re interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, download the informational packet, which can be found here.