Logan Grad Dr. Holly Tucker Appointed to WFC Council

April 5, 2019 -- Holly Tucker, DC, MPH, CHES, FASA, a chiropractor dedicated to making an impact in the health care system, was recently appointed to the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Council. 

Dr. Tucker traveled to Berlin, Germany, in March for the biennial Congress meeting, where she spent eight days with other council members attending meetings under the WFC’s “EPIC” theme (evidence-based, people-centered, interprofessional and collaborative). 

“Every discussion was so compelling. There are 13 Council members, from all over the globe, which allowed each conversation to have a unique perspective,” Dr. Tucker said. “Chiropractic care is so diverse across different parts of the world, so hearing positions and opinions on a variety of situations served as a great learning experience.”

In addition, the council members discussed the role of WFC in advancing the profession forward, while supporting and empowering chiropractors around the world. The Council worked behind the scenes by drafting new bylaws, strategic plan implementation and listened to special programs and presenters.

After the Council meeting, representatives from every country joined them to attend the General Assembly. WFC members gave reports about the current state of chiropractic care in their region. Congress, the educational portion, in conjunction with the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) Convention, consisted of continuing education keynote speeches, breakout sessions and research presentations.  

“This year, the WFC focused the event much more on research-based presentations,” Dr. Tucker explained. “This event is becoming the premier place to present chiropractic research, and a place for greater collaboration to translate this knowledge into practice. I think this will involve the clinical community on a much greater level than ever before.”

Dr. Tucker is very passionate about engaging with other members of the chiropractic community. She is involved in almost a dozen different organizations and being an active member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is what led her to this prestigious WFC appointment.

She plans to further educate ACA and Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) members about the WFC by developing informational content and utilizing speaking opportunities. 

“I want to get students more involved by showing them all they can do and how they can use their knowledge to really make a difference in the world of the chiropractic profession after they graduate,” said Dr. Tucker. 

   

Dr. Petrocco-Napuli Featured in The American Chiropractor

March 4, 2019 -- Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC, professor in Logan's College of Chiropractic, was featured in the March 2019 issue of The American Chiropractor for her dedication to helping women achieve the health they deserve. 

See the full feature on page 34 of the magazine


American Chiropractic Association Re-Elects Logan Alumna

January 25, 2019 -- Congratulations to Kathy Boulet, DC, DAAPM, FIACA, CCAC of Lewiston, Maine, who was re-elected to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Board of Governors and appointed as a member of the Nominating Committee.


Dr. Boulet, who graduated from Logan University in 1989, was elected to the Board of Governors in 2018. She served previously as ACA's Maine delegate and is a past president of the Maine Chiropractic Association.


Dr. Boulet has been in private practice in Maine since 1993 where she has been a pioneer in hospital privileges for chiropractors and has worked as a consultant in integrative medicine with the Central Maine Medical Center.   


Continuing his service on the ACA Board of Governors is public member Steven C. Roberts, Sr., JD, LLM, of St. Louis, Missouri,, who was appointed Finance Committee Chair.  


Mr. Roberts serves as Trustee Emeritus for the Logan University Board of Trustees and is a former long-time chairperson of the Board. He is recognized as a national business leader and public servant, having served on several local community boards and national boards, such as the U.S. Congressional Awards Commission, the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters and the Multicultural Media, Telcom and Internet Council.

Mr. Robert’s 2018 election to the ACA’s Board of Governors made him the first non-Doctor of Chiropractic to be elected to the Board.  


Members of the ACA Board of Governors are (from left to right), Dr. Kathy Boulet, Dr. Michele Maiers (vice president), Steven C. Roberts, Dr. Leo Bronston, Dr. Robert C. Jones (president) and Dr. Karen Konarski-Hart.

Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm Named Sports Chiropractor of the Year

January 4, 2019 -- Congratulations to Jonathan Wilhelm, DC, MS, CCSP, CCEP, CSCS, ICSSD (2004) who was honored as the 2018 Sports Chiropractor of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Sports Council. Dr. Wilhelm, owner of Pro Chiropractic in Bozeman, Montana, was honored during the annual symposium of the ACA Sports Council.

“I am so surprised and grateful to have been recognized by my peers in this way,” said Dr. Wilhelm in a press release from Pro Chiropractic. “I love helping athletes achieve, and to be recognized for doing something I so genuinely enjoy is really something special. This award tells me is that I have represented sports chiropractic well and I hope to empower others to do so moving forward.”

Dr. Wilhelm has worked with competitive Olympic, college, and professional athletes as well as local high school and youth athletes experiencing sports-related pain or lack of performance. During his career, Dr. Wilhelm has served USA Bobsled Skeleton and USA Gymnastics as the Traveling and Event Team Sports Chiropractor.  In February 2018, he became one of a select few sports chiropractors to serve the U.S. Olympic Team in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at the XXIII Winter Olympic Games.


The Power of One: Dr. Steven Clarke

January 2, 2019 -- Steven Clarke, DC (January 1983) can talk about strength in numbers.

He is one of more than 2,000 members of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC), one of the largest and most active chiropractic state associations in the country.  

With a unified vision and voice for chiropractic advocacy, the ANJC has made significant strides for chiropractic patients and the profession, working to change outdated and unfair legislation, taking on biases and injustices from health insurance companies, and educating individuals on a drug-free approach to health care.  

“Everyone understands that if we all work together, we can get big things done,” Dr. Clarke said. “But the first step is getting involved.”

Dr. Clarke admits that when he joined the state association after graduating from Logan, he knew little about the inner workings of the profession. Eager and willing to get involved, he joined the legislative committee, soaking up knowledge from veteran members and learning step by step how to get involved and make an impact for the profession. Eventually he became President of ANJC, and with a dynamic group of board members, started to attain successful outcomes that they had never seen before. 

Over the past fifteen years, he and other leaders within the organization have chipped away at health care barriers and antiquated laws, working tirelessly to ensure improved access to chiropractic care in New Jersey. 

And their work continues today. 

Dr. Clarke, along with the ANJC Board of Directors as well as an active organization membership, has dedicated extensive time and efforts to promoting anti-discrimination bills, the first Licensed Chiropractic Assistant (LCA) license and a number of other initiatives. Just recently, they drafted and are working to introduce opioid legislation that will move patients away from the drug model to more conservative approaches.

“We are educating policymakers and patients on the importance and value of chiropractic as part of the solution to the opioid epidemic,” he said. “Many MDs are in support of our initiatives, but we all have to work together. We have to take a multi-prong approach to educate, to get stories out there and to market them appropriately,” continued Clarke. “We were never part of the drug problem, but we can be a big part of the solution.” 

Dr. Clarke said by getting involved, everyone can have a small part in making a large impact. “The younger chiropractors absolutely need to get involved,” he said. “Just like athletes, as the older players retire, the younger ones come up. You have to be involved, and the more involved you are, the more successful we can be as chiropractors and as a profession.”


The ANJC Board with Dr. Clarke (seated, far right) and Dr. Michael Kirk (2000), former ANJC President (standing, second from right).

#LeadersMade: Jacob “Blake” Brumbelow

December 7, 2018 -- Jacob “Blake” Brumbelow, president of Logan’s Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA), is strengthening the group’s ties with ACA National through open dialogue, relationship building and routine communication. Over the past few months, Jacob and members of SACA have been working closely with ACA to bring more events and speakers to Logan’s campus. As a result, they’ve increased SACA’s membership and have been building better connections with faculty and staff at Logan. 

“When taking the position of president, I knew I wanted to increase engagement among the student body and build better relationships with the faculty, staff and administration,” he said. “When we had our first meeting, we decided as a team to start small and not over-promise. Since then, we’ve blown away even my expectations for the organization.”

Jacob credits the growth to the student body as well as to the SACA leadership team and trimester representatives whom he said work tirelessly to spread the word to their classmates. “They have all grown into their leadership roles. Witnessing that improvement has made me a very proud president,” he said. 



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