Logan faculty, staff and alumni were recognized during the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) 2018 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference held earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
ACA Board of Governors
Robert Jones, DC, Michele Maiers, DC, PhD, N. Ray Tuck Jr., DC Karen Konarski-Hart, DC, Kathy Boulet, DC
Logan University Alumna Kathy Boulet, DC, DAAPM, FIACA, CCAC, of Lewiston, Maine, and Logan University Board Member Emeritus Steven C. Roberts, Esq., of St. Louis, were recently elected to the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Board of Governors. The elections took place by the House of Delegates of the ACA at its annual meeting as a part of the Leadership Conference.
Dr. Boulet graduated from Logan University in 1989 and has been in private practice in Maine since 1993. She previously served as the ACA’s Maine delegate and is a past president of the Maine Chiropractic Association. She has also dedicated time as a consultant in integrative medicine to Central Maine Medical Center.
During the Conference, Dr. Boulet received the Delegate of the Year Award, recognizing exceptional service, achievement or leadership to the profession.
Mr. Robert’s (pictured at right) election to the ACA’s Board of Governors makes him the first non-Doctor of Chiropractic to be elected to the Board.
Mr. Roberts is a former long-time chairperson of the Logan Board of Trustees. 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.
ACA Women’s Health Council
The ACA House of Delegates approved a resolution to establish a Council on Women’s Health as brought forth by Logan adjunct faculty member Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC.
The new council is charged with increasing education, care and awareness of conditions that impact the female patient population and will also identify and support research, patient-centered evidence-based practices and relevant quality measures.
Dr. Petrocco-Napuli, DC says it is truly ground breaking for the profession to take a stance on the health of female patients.
“For a long time, women’s health has been clumped with pediatrics, and we believe it has its own place. When we work with females, we want to look at the true physiological journey of females so we can better address health conditions, whether that’s menstrual cramps, menopausal changes, hormonal changes, or migraines.”
Dr. Petrocco-Napuli says she is passionate about women’s health and educating practitioners who are eager to learn more. “I’m incredibly excited to see this come together in a way that will have a lasting impact on patients and provides an avenue for practitioners to excel at providing quality patient care for women.”
ACA members are encouraged to join the Women’s Health Council at any time.
Academician of the Year Award
John Stites, DC, and Patrick Montgomery, DC, MS, FASA
Logan Professor Patrick Montgomery, DC, MS, FASA, presented the Academician of the Year Award to John Stites, DC, director of community clinics at Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport, during the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference.
Dr. Montgomery has served on the ACA’s Awards Committee since 2016, the same year he received Academician of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual for his efforts in advancing the profession through academic or educational excellence.
“Dr. Stites is the foremost advocate to developing evidence-based curriculum in chiropractic education,” said Dr. Montgomery.
The Academician of the Year Award was given to Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology in 2005 and to Logan alumni James Lehman, DC (1963) in 2010.