ChiroCongress Committees 2020

Committees, Subcommittees & Task Forces

By-laws Committee

Purpose:  To regularly review ChiroCongress Bylaws and Policies, and to make recommendations to Board of Directors and Membership on changes.

Members: Dr. Gerald Stevens (Chair)
Dr. Dan Spencer
Dr. Brenda Holland
Dr. Don Cross
Tiffany Stevens
Elizabeth Klein
Marc Abla. 

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.

 

Members:
President – Dr. Brenda Holland (WI) – Chair
1st VP – Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA)
2nd VP – Dr. Brian Stenzler (CA)
Immediate Past President – Dr. Dan Spencer (MI)
Treasurer – Kristine Dowell (MI)
Secretary – Dr. Julie Bird (IL)
Executive Director @ Large – Dr. Rachel Wendt (CO)
Executive Director – Elizabeth Klein (OR)

Guidelines & Research Committee

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

Members: 
Dr. Thomas Wetzen (Chair)
Dr. Christopher Dolecki (Mi-2, Clinical Compass)
Dr. Carson Muth (ND-4, Clinical Compass)
Dr. Brandon Steele (IL-2)
Dr. Thomas Augat (ME-1, Clinical Compass)
Dr. RJ Crawford (TN-3, Clinical Compass)
Dr. David Paris (CA-5, Clinical Compass)
Elizabeth Klein

Task Force: G&R Strategic

Purpose: To identify strategies and tactics to increase awareness and understanding about guidelines and their impacts. Functions under Guidelines & Research Committee.

Members:
Dr. Thomas Wetzen (Chair)
Kristine Dowell
Tiffany Stevens
Dr. Jay Greenstein (D.C.-1)
Dr. Louis Crivelli (MD-1)
Lori Grassi (WA-5)
Dr. Ray Foxworth (MS-3)

Nominating Committee

Purpose: To manage the nominations process for all available Board of Directors’ positions.

Members: Dr. Don Cross (Chair)
Dr. Dan Spencer
Dr. Brenda Holland
Dr. Thomas Wetzen
Barbara Contessa
Elizabeth Klein

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.

Members:
Kristine Dowell (Chair)
Dr. Don Cross
Dr. Thomas Wetzen
Dr. Rachel Wendt
Elizabeth Klein
Dr. Dan Spencer
Dr. Brenda Holland
Tiffany Stevens
Kelly Todd (IA-2)

Subcommittee: Legal Issues

Purpose: To monitor class action lawsuits and other legal cases that impact the chiropractic profession.  Functions under Public Policy Initiatives Committee.

Members:
Tiffany Stevens (Chair)
Dr. John LaMonica (NY-1)
Dr. Gerald Stevens

Education & Events Committee

Purpose: Develops and delivers events and education programs to members and may be tasked with evaluating program

Members: Dr. Rachel Wendt (Chair) Dr. Dan Spencer, Dr. Brenda Holland, Kristine Dowell,
Barbara Contessa, Dr. Brian Stenzler

Subcommittee: Student Education & Engagement 2020

Purpose: Cultivate successful students to become active members of state associations. Functions under Education & Events Committee.

Members:
Dr. Brenda Holland (Chair)
Dr. Julie Bird
Dr. Gerald Stevens
Anne Fehr (MO-2)
Dr. Travis Oller (KS-4)
Lisa Love-Smith (MI-2)
Nicole Rathje (Palmer College, IA-2)

Task Force: 2022 District 2 Convention

All District 2 Executive Directors are invited to participate.

Marc Abla (Chair)

Task Force: 2023 District 4 Convention

All District 4 Executive Directors are invited to participate

Dr. Rachel Wendt (Chair)

Finance & Budget Committee

Purpose: Oversees 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.

Members:
Kristine Dowell (Chair)
Dr. Dan Spencer
Dr. Julie Bird
Dr. Brian Stenzler
Elizabeth Klein

Membership Committee

Purpose: Responsible for validating all membership (associations, vendor, honorary, individual, etc.) delegates, voting and seating.

Members: 
Dr. Julie Bird (Chair)
Dr. Brenda Holland
Dr. Rachel Wendt
Elizabeth Klein
Barbara Contessa
Marc Abla
Dr. Brian Stenzler

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. 

 

Members:
Dr. Dan Spencer (Chair)
Dr. Brenda Holland
Dr. Thomas Wetzen
Dr. Joe Baudille (NY-1)
Dr. Kreg Huffer (OH-2)
Dr. Glenn Jaffe (NC-3)
Dr. Travis Oller (KS-4)
Dr. Garry Baldwin (WA-5)

 

Future of Chiropractic Strategic Plan

 

Purpose: Act as the coordinating Task Force for development of a strategic plan on behalf of the profession

 

Members:
Dr. Dan Spencer (MI) 
Dr. Brenda Holland (WI)
Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA)
Dr. Julie Bird (IL)
Kristine Dowell (MI)
Barbara Contessa (NY)
Dr. Don Cross (FL)
Dr. Gerald Stevens (NY)
Marc Abla (IL)
Tiffany Stevens (TN)
Dr. Rachel Wendt (CO)
Dr. Brian Stenzler (CA)
Dr. Ray Foxworth (MS)
Dr. Tom Klapp (MI)
Dr. Jay Greenstein (DC)
John Murray (WI)