Our mission: To protect the public by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation through service to our member boards
Our vision: The FCLB is the premier international resource for information and consolidated services for ensuring the safe, ethical practice of chiropractic
2022 - 95th Annual Conference (Denver May 4-7)
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January 15, 2022
February 6, 2022 (90 days prior)
Proposed Bylaws Amendments Due
March 1, 2022
Scholarship Recipients Announced
March 8, 2022 (60 days prior)
Intent to Run Letters & CVs Due
Voting Delegate & Alternate Designations Due
Early Bird Registration Ends
April 7, 2022 (30 days prior)
Proposed Resolutions Due
Late Registration Begins
Room Block Closes
Early Bird (until March 8) $450
Regular Registration (until April 7) $495
Late Registration $595
Honorary Fellow Registration (no deadline) $250
HotelGrand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton St
Denver, Colorado 80202
Fly into Denver International Airport (DIA)
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Denver Taxi and Rideshare Services
Need a refresher on Delegate Responsibilities? Check it out here!
Who can attend the FCLB business meeting? All interested individuals are welcome!
Who votes at the business meeting? Each member licensing board has one vote, to be cast by the delegate (or in that person's absence, the alternate).
How do I register a delegate?
IMPORTANT! NBCE delegates MUST be registered separately with the NBCE. For information about registering your NBCE delegate, contact Caroline Yielding at (970) 356-9100.
How can I submit a bylaws amendment?
Click here to review the current bylaws. Bylaws amendments must be postmarked no later than February 6, 2022. Please see Article XVI, Section I of the FCLB Bylaws
How do I run for office?
The open offices for 2022 are
• District III Director
• District III Alternate Director
• District IV Director
• District IV Alternate Director
Also open are the five positions on the Nominating Committee.
Please see the bylaws for complete eligibility requirements.
How do I submit a resolution?
Resolutions must be submitted by a member board in good standing either directly or through its delegate, or the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee, or the FCLB Board of Directors. Resolutions may be proposed at any time during the year, but must be received no later than 30 days prior to the meeting. Advance submission allows the Resolutions and Bylaws Committee adequate time to review the ideas and to work with the sponsor(s) to ensure proper format and clear language.
|Alabama||Dr. Brian Wells||Dr. Kimberly Ogletree||Yes|
|Arizona||Dr. Wayne Bennett||Dr. Richard Guarino||Yes|
|Arkansas||Dr. Michael Courtney||Dr. Tanya Holt||Yes|
|California||Dr. Dionne McClaine||Dr. David Paris||Yes|
|Colorado||Dr. Mike Simone||Dr. Alex Zuccarelli||Yes|
|Connecticut||Dr. Karlos Boghosian||Dr. Candito Carroccia||Yes|
|District Of Columbia||Dr. Stephanie Johnson||Dr. Justin Klein||Yes|
|Florida||Dr. Cal Melton||No|
|Georgia||Dr. Robert Alpert||Dr. Andrew Krantz||Yes|
|Hawaii||Dr. Rachel Klein||Dr. James Pleiss||Yes|
|Idaho||Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing||Yes|
|Illinois||Dr. Shami Goyal||Dr. Douglas Matzner||Yes|
|Kansas||Dr. Steve Gould||Dr. Jerry DeGrado||Yes|
|Kentucky||Dr. Chad Henderson||Yes|
|Louisiana||Dr. Ned Martello||Dr. Kelleigh Payne||Yes|
|Maine||Dr. Chandra Sasseville||Dr. Paul Morin||Yes|
|Maryland||Dr. Kindra Ingram||Yes|
|Minnesota||Dr. Derek Doty||Dr. Nicole Zaret||Yes|
|Mississippi||Dr. David Allen||Dr. Desmond Hoda||Yes|
|Missouri||Dr. Darren Kirchner||Dr. Marty Freihaut||Yes|
|Nebraska||Dr. Heather Henrichs||Dr. Brian Stevens||Yes|
|Nevada||Dr. Margaret Colucci||Dr. Nicole Canada||Yes|
|New Hampshire||Dr. Stephanie Ryan||Dr. Denise Pickowicz||Yes|
|New Jersey||Dr. Pasquale Pucciarelli||Yes|
|New Mexico||Dr. Brad Fackrell||Yes|
|New York||Dr. Bruce Steinberg||Dr. Fiona Jarrett-Thelwell||Yes|
|North Carolina||Dr. Chris Outten||Dr. John Hammer||Yes|
|North Dakota||Dr. Eric Froehling||Ms. Christa Mellum||Yes|
|Ohio||Dr. Mickey E Frame||Ms. Jessica Voltolini||Yes|
|Oklahoma||Dr. Matthew Aguilar||Dr. Jason Drake||Yes|
|Oregon||Mr. Glenn Taylor||Ms. Lori Schmidt||Yes|
|Pennsylvania||Dr. Joseph Halloran||Dr. William Aukerman||Yes|
|Rhode Island||Dr. Kevin Donovan||Dr. Stephen Estner||Yes|
|South Carolina||Dr. Michael Coon||Dr. Antony Kyles||Yes|
|South Dakota||Ms. Marcia Walter||Dr. Jay Ortman||Yes|
|Tennessee||Dr. Jason Hulme||Dr. Curtis Damien||Yes|
|Texas||Dr. Mark Bronson||Dr. Scott Wofford||Yes|
|Virginia||Dr. Jennifer Rathmann||Yes|
|Washington||Dr. David Folweiler||Dr. Vanessa Wise||Yes|
|West Virginia||Dr. Barry Stowers||Yes|
|Wyoming||Dr. James Buchanan||Dr. Tyler Tonso||Yes|
|Nova Scotia||Dr. Janis Noseworthy||Yes|
|Quebec||Dr. Philippe Lariviere||Yes|
|US Virgin Islands||Dr. Jayson Williams||Dr. Robert DeBonis||Yes|
Conference Election Candidates
District IV Alternate Director
Dr. Cathy Riekeman
District IV Alternate Director
Dr. Dionne McClain
District III Director
Dr. George Khoury
District IV Director
Dr. Karen Campion
District IV Nominating Committee
Dr. Mark Bronson
District I Nominating Committee
Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing
Ajay Gohil is a Health Care attorney, who has handled regulatory and administrative work with various federal and state agencies, including the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services from 2007-2008, the Georgia State Attorney General's Office from 2000-2007 (where he represented the Georgia State Board of Chiropractic Examiners), and the Office of General Counsel for D.C. Health since 2012 (where he currently represents the D.C. Board of Chiropractic). He is also one of the founders of the FCLB Chiropractic Board Legal Advisers Committee (CBLAC). He received his J.D. from Emory University Law School and his B.A. from Duke University in Political Science and History.
Brian Francis was the top executive of the largest occupational licensing agency in the state of Texas while winning slam competitions across the nation and being a finalist at the National Poetry Slam in his spare time. His personality is as unforgettable and unique as his experience. Brian has 36 years of regulatory experience , 22 of which were in executive level roles. He combines the wisdom of his real world experience with the knowledge gained from his MBA in Public Finance from St. Edwards University, Austin Texas. Brian also brings an internationally learned perspective gathered from the Transformative Leadership Program offered by the University of Adelaide in South Australia and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin Texas. Brian’s strategic leadership style and accomplishments has garnered the praise of legislative leaders from both sides of the aisle, a diverse array of professional and industry stakeholders and most importantly his most valued allies - his employees. He shares his hard-earned insights into building diversely dynamic teams that embrace challenges, create options and deliver on missions. When Brian hits the stage the audience cannot help but lean in, laugh and learn.
Dr. Carol Winkler was elected President of the FCLB at the 2021 Congress. She has previously served as Vice President, Treasurer, Board Chair, District I Director, and District I Alternate Director. Dr. Winkler is a 1987 graduate of Palmer College and is a second generation chiropractor and regulator. She practices in Bismarck, North Dakota with her husband Dr. Cameron Nemecek. They have three children and have almost survived raising teenagers. Dr. Winkler has been involved in chiropractic regulation since 2003 having served the state of North Dakota for ten years. She was named North Dakota Chiropractor of the Year in North Dakota in 2016.
Serving as the Bill Daniels Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the University of Denver, Corey Ciocchetti is one of the University’s most popular and highest-rated professors. Corey joined DU after graduating with a law degree from Duke University School of Law, a Masters degree in Religious Studies and two Bachelors degrees in Finance and Economics—summa cum laude—from the University of Denver. Corey is a talented speaker and teacher and has won multiple teaching and speaking awards including the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award and the Joel Goldman Award for most respected speaker on the CAMPUSPEAK roster. He currently teaches classes on business law and ethics in a department ranked by the Wall Street Journal and Business Week in the top ten nationwide for producing students with high ethical standards. Corey also speaks to tens of thousands of individuals each year about “authentic success” and living an ethical life and is the author of the book Inspire Integrity: Chase An Authentic Life. He has spoken to diverse audiences in over 250 cities and 47 states over the past ten years. A Colorado native, Corey resides in Denver with his wife, Jillian and daughters Sophia and Sydney.
Dale Atkinson, J.D. received his law degree from Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon, is a partner in the Northbrook, Illinois law firm of Atkinson & Atkinson which represents various associations of regulatory boards including: American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Foundation (NABPF) Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) Mr. Atkinson represents the referenced associations in all matters relating to their operations as not for profit corporations, including regulatory activities, education and accreditation, disciplinary actions, model legislation and applications, and all phases of the development and administration of licensure examination programs, licensure transfer programs, licensure credentials verification and storage. He is a frequent speaker before these association clients as well as other regulatory groups and also produces numerous writings on these subjects for publications.
Dr. Hank Hulteen is a long-term practitioner, regulator, and educator. He began attending FCLB meetings in 1983, after being the youngest member ever elected to the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners the preceding year. In 1987, Dr. Hulteen was elected to the FCLB Board of Directors, setting another record for the youngest elected to that board. His service to regulation continued as he participated in NBCE test committees and eventually served on their board. Dr. Hulteen brings vast experience and a dedication to service that he willingly shares with the FCLB community. He has been a mentor and friend to generations of leaders. With nearly five decades in practice and multiple awards for leadership and service, Dr. Hulteen has become an annual meeting icon for the FCLB.
Ian Kildow has been with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office for over ten years. He started with the office as a Criminal Investigator in 2011 and focused solely on investigating various types of insurance fraud. In 2017, he was promoted to supervise the Financial Fraud Unit. In his current position, he oversees nine sworn criminal investigators dedicated to investigating insurance fraud and securities fraud. Ian frequently presents to industry and law enforcement groups on the topic of insurance fraud and criminal investigations. Ian began his career in law enforcement at the Arvada Police Department in 2004. He was promoted to detective in 2006 and remained in that position until joining the Office of the Attorney General.
Janelle came to the FCLB from the banking industry with a history of customer service. She is a University of Northern Colorado graduate with a degree in psychology. Janelle's friendly demeanor and excellent problem-solving skills make her a valuable addition to the FCLB staff.
Jennifer Herlihy is an experienced trial attorney handling a variety of civil litigation matters, including medical malpractice, product liability, toxic torts and personal injury. Jennifer defends medical providers in medical malpractice cases and represents physicians, chiropractors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, hospitals, medical facilities, optometrists, nurses, dentists, speech pathologists, physical therapists, massage therapists, pharmacists, mental health providers, surgical technologists, social workers, attorneys and other professionals in both state and federal courts and before licensing and administrative boards. She has also handled Board matters through the various appellate options. Jennifer was selected, based on a vote of all licensed attorneys in the state and a review by an independent blue ribbon panel, as a "Rising Star" Super Lawyer from 2005-2010 and as a "Super Lawyer" from 2011-2019.
Jon Porter is a partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, L.L.P., Austin, Texas. Mr. Porter has worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector, Mr. Porter was a legislative aide for Texas Representative Senforia Thompson. He was an investigator for the Texas Medical Board for several years before attending law school. Mr. Porter returned to the Texas Medical Board as a prosecuting attorney and later became the Director of Investigations and Compliance. Mr. Porter joined as a partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay Porter & Weitz, L.L.P on December 20, 2002. His current practice focuses primarily on health care provider licensure defense. He frequently works with health care professionals who are experiencing standard of care issues, chemical or mental impairment, licensure matters and boundary issues. Mr. Porter is frequently called on for speaking on topics of medical regulation and medical-ethical issues, especially professional boundary issues and appropriate medical records.
Dr. Schwartzbauer brings significant educational, chiropractic, and leadership experience to the role of Executive Director of the FCLB. A distinguished member of the chiropractic community, Dr. Schwartzbauer is a former chiropractic college president, educator, and practitioner.
Dr. Karen Campion currently serves the FCLB as the District IV Director as well as Chair of the Board of Directors. A former member of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Dr. Campion worked on a number of committees, including the Enforcement and Rules committees. Dr. Campion is spearheading the FCLB’s Specialty Council Task Force and developing the Recognized Chiropractic Specialty Programs initiative. A recipient of the Texas Chiropractic Association's Ford Johnson Award for outstanding service and dedication to the chiropractic profession, Dr. Campion is a passionate advocate for ethical, patient-centered chiropractic care.
Past President of the FCLB, Dr. Karlos Boghosian has served on the Connecticut Chiropractic Board of Examiners since 2015. Dr. Boghosian is the Founder and CEO of SoVita™ Chiropractic Centers and has been a member of the Board of Trustees Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford since 2016. Under Dr. Boghosian’s presidency, the FCLB expanded its online presence and began a program of outreach to practicing doctors of chiropractic. Advocating for patient protection, Dr. Boghosian’s outreach initiative undertook to educate licensees about the importance of regulation and accountability for patient care. Additionally, Dr. Boghosian’s leadership during the beginning of the Pandemic allowed FCLB to maintain communication among licensing boards and ensure patients continued to receive the care they needed.
Kelly Webb is responsible for coordinating the PACE program, developing and maintaining the FCLB websites, and for assisting with writing and correspondence needs of the Federation.
Lisa Blanchard is the Executive Director of the North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners. She has held this position since 2011. She assisted the previous Executive Director for 3-years prior to being hired by the Board. Lisa is the current chair of the Chiropractic Board Administrators Committee, a member of the FCLB CCCA Committee, and past member of the FCLB PACE Committee.
Currently the Treasurer of FCLB, Dr. Daschner began his service on our board in 2017 as the District II Director. Dr. Daschner chairs the FCLB Finance Committee and the PACE Committee. He is a member of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a past president of that board. He has participated in NBCE test development, as well. Dr. Daschner's volunteer service also includes time on the board of Big Brothers/Sisters. FCLB is proud to have Dr. Daschner on our team.
I have one trick: I train leaders to monitor and manage their thinking. Dr. Roger Hall is the author of Staying Happy Being Productive: The Big 10 Things Successful People Do and Expedition. He is a Business Psychologist with clients all over the country. He has one trick: He trains leaders to monitor and manage their thinking. Great leaders work on themselves first, and then success in their companies follows. His clients are entrepreneurs, professionals, and business owners. He is especially qualified to help entrepreneurs who have had a financial event find meaning, purpose, and happiness for the next phase of their lives. He helps leaders become better versions of themselves so they can lead their people better. He has had the chance to consult and speak to all sorts of groups -- from judges in federal courts, people in the intelligence community, company owners, executives, and university faculty, to social workers, teachers, and nurses, to construction workers, landscapers, and box-makers. He loves his work as a keynote speaker for financial services companies, judges, and technology companies. Roger received his Doctorate in Psychology from Ohio State University in 1991. He has worked with thousands of leaders – from Fortune 20 companies to small entrepreneurial firms. He is currently an executive coach for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. He and his wife live outside Boise Idaho where they watch the osprey fish from a nearby stream and the elk eat their shrubs. You can learn more about Dr. Hall at: www.compassconsultation.com and www.drrogerhall.com.
Ronne Hines was appointed Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) in August 2016. DPO is an umbrella agency that regulates more than 50 professions and over 500,000 licensees. As the Division Director, she is responsible for licensing nearly 15-percent of the state’s workforce and protects consumers through the enforcement of rigorous licensing standards and standards of practice. DPO strives to provide excellent customer service, to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden including working to expand access to healthcare across Colorado, and to break down silos among professions to help solve some of the State’s toughest challenges such as prescription drug abuse. Ms. Hines has been with the Department since February 2008 and has served in a variety of senior-level positions in DPO, most recently as its Deputy Director for Healthcare with responsibility for approximately 250,000 healthcare professionals in the state in more than 25 different regulatory boards and programs. Prior to her role as Deputy Director for Healthcare, Hines was a program director charged with the day-to-day operations and enforcement for six mental health regulatory boards. Previously, Ms. Hines was an attorney in private practice. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver, earned her Juris Doctorate from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.
Sherry McAllister, DC, M.S. (Ed) CCSP, serves as the President for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the national not-for- profit organization showcasing the benefits of chiropractic care across multiple platforms with over 29 000 members. Dr. McAllister earned her Master’s in Education from the University of California East Bay and is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, where she served as an Associate Professor. Recently appointed to Forbes Non-Profit Council. Dr. McAllister served as a Qualified Medical Examiner, Expert Chiropractic Witness for the State of California, and has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996. She has been Featured in several publications including: Forbes, Becker's Spine Review, Momtastic, LiveStrong, Managed Healthcare Executive, BOSS Magazine, News Break and Martha Stewart Living. Awarded: Top Women in Healthcare: PR News Access Intelligence, Person of the Year Dynamic Chiropractic, Chiropractor of the Year by Women DC organization. The Foundation has been honored with: PR World Awards Gold Winner in Healthcare Achievement, Digital Healthcare Award Adjusted Reality Podcast (Host) and the prestigious Telly Award for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Advertisement.