ChiroCongress Committees

2021-2022 Committees & Task Forces

Committees and task forces are comprised of ChiroCongress Board of Directors and current State Association member leadership.  Committees and Task Forces are seated annually. New task forces or members may be added from time-to-time throughout the year upon approval of the President and/or Board of Directors. State designation and district representation are reflected below (i.e., WI-1 = Wisconsin, District 1).

Education & Events Committee

Purpose: Develops and delivers events and education programs to members, evaluates  program effectiveness, cultivates student engagement, and oversees membership affairs.

Members: Dr. Rachel Wendt (Chair)(KY-3)
Dr. Brenda Holland (WI-2)
Dr. Julie Bird (IL-2)
Marc Abla (IL-2)
Dr. Chad Carpenter (TX-4)
Dr. Garry Baldwin (WA-5)
Julie Connolly (VA-3)
Dr. Brandy Spaulding (OH-2)
Dr. Travis Oller (KS-4)
Elizabeth Klein


Task Force: 2024 District 4 Convention

All District 4 Executive Directors serve on this task force to assess state/city site opportunities for the 2024 convention.

Dr. Chad Carpenter (Chair)

Executive Committee

Purpose: Charged with the oversight of the Executive Director. To work with the Executive Director to manage and resolve issues that come up between board meetings and report on these items to the full board. The Executive Committee actions are subordinate to the Board of Directors.

President – Dr. Brenda Holland (Chair) (WI)
1st VP – Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA)
2nd VP – Dr. Brian Stenzler (FL)
Immediate Past President – Dr. Dan Spencer (MI)
Treasurer – Dr. Gerald Stevens (NY)
Secretary – Dr. Julie Bird (IL)
Executive Director @ Large – Dr. Rachel Wendt (KY)
Executive Director – Elizabeth Klein (OR)

Clinical Compass Committee

Purpose: To participate in matters relating to guidelines and best practices. To act in the best interest of ChiroCongress members and the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Dan Spencer (MI) (Chair)
Dr. Brenda Holland (WI)
Dr. Nick Karapasas (CT-1)
Dr. Christopher Dolecki (MI-2)
Dr. RJ Crawford (TN-3)
Dr. Carson Muth (ND-4)
Dr. Ron Wilcox (WA-5)
Elizabeth Klein (OR)


Finance & Budget Committee

Purpose: Oversee the preparation of the annual budget and financial performance of the organization. This committee is also responsible for overseeing fundraising and affiliate non-dues revenue relationships.

Dr. Gerald Stevens (Chair)
Dr. Brenda Holland
Elizabeth Klein

Future of Chiropractic Strategic Plan

Purpose: Act as the coordinating committee for development of a strategic plan for the benefit of the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA-3) – At Large Member
Kristine Dowell (MI-2) – Intra-Profession Communications Chair
Dr. Rachel Wendt (KY-3) – At Large Member
Marc Abla (IL-2) – Chair
Tiffany Stevens (TN-3) – Vice-Chair
Barbara Contessa (NY-1) – Ex-Officio ChiroCongress Cares Member
Dr. Jay Greenstein (DC-1)
Dr. Ray Foxworth (MS-3)
Dr. Karlos Bogohsian – At Large Member
Kristi Hudson – Fundraising Chair
Lizz Klein – Ex-Officio ChiroCongress Member
Dr. Michaela Edwards – Public-Facing Communications Chair

Click here to learn more about the Strategic Plan for the profession.

Governance Committee

Purpose:  To regularly review ChiroCongress Bylaws and Policies & Procedures. Make recommendations to Board of Directors and membership on changes. To coordinate annual nominations for open positions on the Board of Directors and assist in filling any vacancies during the year.

Members: Dr. Gerald Stevens (Chair) (NY-1)
Dr. Brenda Holland (WI-2)
Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA-3)
Dr. Brian Stenzler (FL-3)
Dr. Dan Spencer (MI-2)
Tiffany Stevens (TN-3)
Elizabeth Klein

Presidential Advisory Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the Presidential Advisory Committee is to provide input to the current president about ChiroCongress programs, initiatives, goals, and other efforts.

Dr. Brenda Holland (Chair) (WI-2)
Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA-3)
Dr. Brian Stenzler (FL-3)
Dr. Joe Baudille (NY-1)
Dr. Kreg Huffer (OH-2)
Dr. Glenn Jaffe (NC-3)
Dr. Adam Rogers (KY-3)
Dr. Travis Oller (KS-4)
Dr. Jon Stucky (UT-5)
Elizabeth Klein

Previous ChiroCongress Presidents also serving as advisors: 
Dr. Kassmeier (NE-4)
Dr. LaMonica (NY-1)
Dr. Don Cross (FL-3)
Dr. Dan Spencer (MI-2)

Public Policy Initiatives Committee

Purpose: Identify and act as the coordinating team for programs or policy-making initiatives (i.e. Medicare) with partner and/or state/national associations. Tracks on legal issues impacting the profession. 

Kristine Dowell (Chair) (MI-2)
Dr. Brenda Holland (WI-2)
Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA-3)
Dr. Dan Spencer (MI-2)
Dr. Rachel Wendt (KY-3)
Marc Abla (IL-2)
Tiffany Stevens (TN-3)
Sheri Ryan (AK-5)
Lori Grassi (WA-5)
Dr. Chris LoRang (IA-2)
Elizabeth Klein