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Join us for the second Women Chiropractors Convention with over a dozen of the top women in chiropractic on stage sharing Her Vision for Chiropractic in 2020 and beyond.
16 CE Hours Available. Credits sponsored by Palmer Chiropractic College. Most states accepted, will post more details asap.
The Women Chiropractor's 2020 What's Her Vision Convention is a creation of a collective group of women D.C.'s for WDC's.
The main convention is for all women chiropractors and students, regardless of where you are in your career. There will be information we think you will really benefit from along with connections to make for a lifetime.
This year's convention will have the opportunity to grab 14+ CE hours. States accepted will be announced before year-end. Palmer will be accrediting so we hope to cover the majority similar to last year.
Topics and speakers were scheduled this year based upon feedback from last year's convention and discussion time in the Women Chiropractors group to bring you the information you can use and have requested!
LUNCHEON- INCLUDED SATURDAY
** WELCOME RECEPTION FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY NIGHT IS OUR BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING RECEPTION.
Friday, May 1st:
- 10 AM - Registration begins
- Platinum/Speaker Brunch (by invitation only)
- 1 PM to 5:30 PM - 4 CE hours and 4 Different Workshops to choose from
- 6 PM - Welcome Reception (hors d'oeuvres included)
- 2 hours CE Keynote Speaker Presentations
Saturday, May 2nd:
- 7:30 AM - Coffee with Our Vendors
- 8 AM - Opening Morning Reception (all together)
- 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Breakout Sessions
- LUNCH INCLUDED
- 2 PM to 5:30 PM - Breakout Sessions
- 7 PM - Awards Reception and Cocktail Party
Sunday, May 3rd:
- 8 AM to 12 PM - 4 CE WORKSHOPS
Dr. Sonia McGowan
PANS/PANDAS (2 CE)
Dr. Sonia O'Donnell McGowin, DC is a Chiropractor and DAN! Doctor and is pursuing her MAPS (Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs) certification. Dr. McGowin is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City and lives in Jefferson City, MO with her husband, Shannon, and her children Libby and Roan. For 14 years, she was the Deputy Director of Outreach Services for the Judevine Center for Autism (now called Easter Seals Midwest), working with families with autism across 92 counties of Missouri. The current focus of her practice is children with autism and other neurodevelopmental issues. She uses a biomedical and nutritional approach to addressing their specific issues.
Dr McGowin is also a parent of a child with unique needs. As a toddler, her son displayed many troubling issues, such as a severe speech delay, self-injurious and aggressive behaviors; traditional medicine offered no hope or help for her family. After undertaking biomedical intervention, he is now indistinguishable from his peers. She uses a variety of approaches in her practice, including chiropractic, the IonCleanse by AMD, lab testing, Emotion Code, Nutrition Response Testing, supplements, food allergy and sensitivity testing, and essential oils.
Dr. Kristin Hieshetter
Brainfully Be-YOU-tiful (2 CE)
Dr. Kristin Hieshetter is a healer, a chiropractor, a metabolic biochemist, and a low-level laser specialist. Her core expertise is in maximizing neurological function using chiropractic mediated facilitation, anti-inflammatory protocols, and Erchonia lasers. She has recently made a cross-country move from Michigan to South Carolina with her husband and two young daughters, after an amazing 11-year run in two successful chiropractic clinics she owns. Dr. Kristin is currently recalibrating the career compass so that her life will include venues to share information with other doctors, particularly in the realm of low-level laser therapy. Dr. Kristin will continue her work in chiropractic, low-level laser, functional medicine, and completing the books she is composing. She was awarded the Newberry Michigan Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year Award in March 2019. Dr. Kristin served as UP Chiropractic Association President from 2015-2019. She is currently integral in setting up an Alzheimer’s Study at Central Michigan University with Erchonia Lasers and Dr. Gary Dunbar, PhD, in the Behavioral Neuropsychology Department.
Dr. Kristin has given several corporate wellness talks to women’s groups and has served as a continuing health coach for clientele nationwide. She has a passion for teaching clients the key strategies for maintaining brain health, the fortunate side-effect of which is a healthy body.
When she’s not juggling the wife/CEO/Doctor/Mommy circus, you can find Dr. Kristin running in the woods with her German Shepherd and Rottweiler, or on a Stand-Up-Paddle board on the Great Lakes or ocean. If not there, she’ll be in her back yard reading her informative nerd books or research articles… actual paper books, to mark things to reference.
*Sponsored by Erchonia
Dr. Anna Villareal
LEGALITIES IN PRACTICE
Dr. Anna Villarreal is a chiropractor and lawyer practicing in Ohio. She brings a very unique perspective with the legal background specifically that chiropractors want to know.
Dr. Beth Zogg
Thompson Technique Workshop (2 CE)
A native to Muscatine, Beth graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Dance in 1991. She earned her doctorate of chiropractic from Life University in 1995 and has practiced in both Georgia and Iowa. Dr. Beth has been an instructor at Life University in Upper Cervical X-Ray Analysis and Thermography and has been a post-graduate instructor in the Thompson Technique at Life University and Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Beth has also taught Nutrition and Anatomy & Physiology at Muscatine Community College in Muscatine, IA. She taught Pilates Reformer sessions at the University of Iowa Dance Dept. and has completed course work in rehabilitation with Polestar Pilates. Beth is also a certified Yoga instructor. At this time, Dr. Beth is focused on Chiropractic practice with the exception of teaching a few ballet classes at a local dance studio.
Dr. Cynthia Long
CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH (1 CE)
Cynthia R. Long is Professor and Dean of Research at Palmer College of Chiropractic and Director of the Office of Data Management & Biostatistics (ODM) at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR). She holds a M.S. degree in statistics from Iowa State University, a Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Iowa and is an accredited professional statistician. Dr. Long joined the faculty of the PCCR at its inception in 1995 and contributed to developing PCCR’s research infrastructure by creating the ODM to support the research design, data management, data analysis, and clinical trial management needs of research investigators. Since 2005, the ODM staff has been data coordinating centers for more than 15 on-site, off-site and multi-site federally-funded clinical trials of chiropractic care. From 2007-2017, Dr. Long was the principal investigator (PI) of a grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance research literacy and integrate evidence-based clinical practice into the curriculum at Palmer College. She is currently the co-PI of the NIH-funded pragmatic clinical trial VERDICT (Veterans Response to Dosage in Chiropractic Therapy), which is part of the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory. Beginning in Fall 2019, VERDICT will enroll 766 veterans with chronic low back pain in 4 VA chiropractic clinics across the country. She is also co-director of the Interinstitutional Network for Chiropractic Research with Dr. Peter Wayne, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dr. Anthony Lisi, Center for Medical Informatics at Yale University. Dr. Long has been a mentor to many doctors of chiropractic pursuing research training and careers, as well as young statisticians; the majority of her mentees have been women. She has been a member of more than 50 NIH Special Emphasis Panels and chaired an additional 14, where she reviews research grant applications. She is on the editorial boards of Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, and recently completed a 3-year term as an elected member of the American Statistical Association board of directors.
Dr. Liz Anderson Peacock
SPECIAL NEEDS (1 CE)
Dr. Liz Anderson-Peacock is a dynamic keynote speaker, dedicated coach, inspiring author, and an award-winning chiropractor.
As a speaker and writer passionately advocating positive leadership and personal transformation, Dr. Liz captivates audiences all over the world. Her loving and empowering message encourages everyone to uncover “The Best Version of You”, and her audiences and executive clients call her message “pivotal and transformational”. She is passionate about helping others heal through personal empowerment. Awarded Canadian Chiropractor of the Year and WCWC Woman Chiropractor of the Year, she also was recognized in the magazine “Women with Vision”. Dr. Liz is often invited to teach at numerous colleges, universities, and associations.
In addition to professional accomplishments, Dr. Liz at the end of 2017, entered a new world as she became a below the knee amputee. “LimBitless” and recognizing she was so much more than a body part, she openly shares her transformation of limb loss to life gained. His first year from amputation, if broken into quarters, involved accomplishing the Achilles Run shy of 4 months; Paddleboarding at 6 months; Rappelling the Toronto Harbour Castle Westin Hotel 33 stories at 9 months; and Scuba diving in the Maldives at 12 months. 2018 was quite a year.
Dr. Krysti Wick
Practice Growth and Life Success Workshop
Dr. Krysti Wick is a chiropractor, coach, speaker, and practice growth strategist that hails from humble southeastern Wisconsin. She is a self-declared design addict, lives for lululemon leggings and listening to Lizzo (say that five times fast), and — to the surprise of many— does not drink coffee.
Over the past 12 years, she has built a thriving pediatric and family practice that houses a full staff of doctors and CAs caring for patients every day. As her practice grew over 500% from 2013-2018, so did Krysti’s desire to share her story through speaking and mentoring other chiropractors. Inspiring colleagues to find their strength within and build the practice of their dreams is one of her true passions in life.
Described by her industry peers as “The Rachel Hollis of Chiropractic,” Krysti’s passion resides in the empowerment of women in the field. Her fresh approach to coaching and building community has garnered praise across the nation. Krysti’s latest venture, The Illuminated Squad, became a rapid success and already holds a waitlist for membership.
Whether watching Krysti’s videos, reading her blog posts, or perusing her social media feeds, you’ll get very relevant advice for starting, growing, and scaling your practice as well as personal growth strategies to illuminate your life, YOUR way.
Dr. Nicole Igrado
COMMUNICATING CHIROPRACTIC (2 CE)
Dr. Nicole Ingrando, former business development and senior sales executive for Marriott International joined the chiropractic profession in July of 2009.
As the founding physician of a successful grass-roots start up practice, she has helped to infuse a culture of innovative growth into her practice and the chiropractic profession. While working within an exclusive division of Marriott, she had the chance to learn some of the most valuable tools for business growth. Partnering her unique training and experience with evidence based spine care, Dr. Ingrando has helped grow her practice to become a powerful leader in the community.
A lecturer, author and contributor, Dr. Ingrando has helped develop integrative practice models and rehabilitation strategies for hundreds of organizations. She works with hospital partners such as Adventist Health and Kennedy Krieger Institute providing consulting in business growth and integrative educational resources.
Known for her energetic, candid and relatable lectures, Dr. Nicole Ingrando provides advice and real-life tools to help Doctors of Chiropractic overcome their biggest challenges in practice. In a market teemed with patients seeking relief from pain, she believes that every practicing Chiropractor has the opportunity to be successful, if they apply the right tools with consistency.
Dr. Ingrando has a track record of business development success and she inspires in people a dynamic desire to search out new ideas and innovation to uncover their own success.
*Sponsored by NCMIC
The Balancing Act
Dawn Galbraith is the Senior Vice President of Foot Levelers. She oversees sales and marketing for the company after having spent time in almost all positions throughout the company. She is married to her husband, Tony, and has three children. Dawn has worked at Foot Levelers for 16 years and runs the day-to-day operations.
* Sponsored by Foot Levelers
Dr. Lora Tanis
PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC (2 CE)
As a child, Lora Tanis, D.C., DCCP, F.P.A.C. (Main, ’89) struggled with allergies, eczema, and tonsillitis. In her teenage years, she baby-sat for a chiropractor who noticed her skin and offered care. Within just two weeks of regular adjustments, her health improved and her life was changed. She ended up working for that chiropractor, and so began her lifelong passion for chiropractic.
Dr. Tanis established her private practice in New Jersey in 1990, where she continues to practice today. She obtained her diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics in 1996 and served as chairwoman for the International Chiropractors Association Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics from 2005 -2018. Now she teaches pediatric techniques to chiropractors around the world.
Dr. Julie McLaughlin
NUTRITION (2 CE)
Dr. McLaughlin has been a Chiropractor at McLaughlin Care in the Lake Forest / Lake Bluff community for 30+ years. In addition to Chiropractic, she is an expert at creating wellness for people through functional medicine with functional labs.
Dr. Shea Stark
SPORTS CHIROPRACTIC WORKSHOP (2 CE)
Dr. Shea Stark graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 2014. There she was extremely involved in multiple activities including Student Body Association, SACA and served two consecutive terms on the ACA Sports Council’s National Student Executive Board as Secretary and 2nd Vice President. After graduation, she moved to Bozeman, Montana to pursue a career as a sports chiropractor at Pro Chiropractic.
Since graduation, she has achieved multiple sports chiropractic and advanced training certifications including Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Graston Technique Specialist (GTS), Dry Needling Level 1, Dynamic Tape, Rock Tape FMT 1 and 2, Select Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), FAKTR, Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries, and Safe Sport.
Dr. Stark is the team physician for the Manhattan High School volleyball team in Manhattan, MT and has traveled around the country to work sporting events including the FIVB Las Vegas Open beach volleyball tournament, National High School and Collegiate Tae Kwondo Championships and the AVP Seattle Open beach volleyball tournament.
She has continued her service to the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council since graduation, first doing committee work, then joining the Executive Council. She served a year as Secretary before advancing to 2nd Vice President for a year. She continued by serving as the 1st Vice President for an additional year and took over as President of the ACA Sports Council in October 2019.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Nicole Cowley is a technology enthusiast with a heart and passion for Chiropractic. Her roots are derived from having two close family members as Chiropractors, Dr. Cherie Goble and Dr. Mark Heal.
Nicole is a Senior Technology Solution specialist for a premiere Chiropractic EHR and Practice Management software company. During her time there she developed the passion for the business side of social media and online marketing tools.
She leveraged social media to grow the technology company. In the winter of 2015, Nicole launched ChiroSocialTech, LLC to teach her methods to more Chiropractors. ChiroSocialTech continues to grow with a goal to really move the needle for the amount of people that experience chiropractic care and get their spine checked by a licensed chiropractor.
ChiroSocialTech has a membership site for full training and resources chiropractic clinics can use to learn and leverage social media for their local offices. Nicole also offers her services on a custom consulting basis for chiropractic businesses, associations and groups.
Dr. Amy Spoelstra
Dr. Amy Spoelstra is a practicing pediatric and family chiropractor. She has been practicing in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho since April of 2008 and continues to expand her services for families to achieve a higher level of health and a better expression of life. Her husband, David and she are the founders of Spoelstra Family Chiropractic and the FOCUS program, Neuro-Deflective Retraining Method ™ ,FOCUS Educational Seminars, The FOCUS Academy ™, Brain Blossom Program ™ and co-founder of Navigate your Healing My specific area of interest in practice is the developing brain and mind of children and specifically the stress response that may lead to deflected development. The FOCUS program is a multi pillared approach incorporating both clinical, educational and mentoring aspects of deflected childhood development. This approach enables them to help fill the “gaps” in brain development that may be leading to altered behavior, learning and socialization.
Dr. Kanema Clark
TEAM BUILDING (1 CE)
Dr. Kanema Clark is a passionate, energetic, fun loving student of life. She recognizes her duty to serve, her passion to help others realize their potential, and her gift of empowering others to excel. Nurturing humanity comes second nature, as she consistently demonstrates support for the people around her, whether through friendship or the chiropractic principle. “There is no greater joy than to watch people grow into the vibrant, healthy beings they were designed to be”.
Dr. Kanema is a native of Queens, New York with bachelor degrees in Biology and Secondary Education from the University of Miami and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She feels immensely grateful for having found her life’s purpose through Upper Cervical Chiropractic and for possessing the ability to serve as a conduit for health, healing, and vitality. Serving is about displaying unconditional love while creating the opportunity for people to reconnect to themselves and experience a full expression of LIFE through the Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustment.
Dr. Kanema’s personal mission in life is to shift consciousness one touch at a time. She looks forward to positively impacting the community that she now calls home! Currently Dr. Kanema is not seeing patients as she is overseeing our newest addition to the Arc of Life team, Baby Kayla.
Dr. Denisa Cloud Weber
KEYNOTE SPEAKER (1 CE)
Captivated by the thriving power of the human body at an early age, Dr. Denisa was led to pursue the healing arts. Her extensive background in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading made her appreciate the potential her body held to perform at a high level. Gymnastics led to her first adjustment, and she realized the impact chiropractic made on her performance.
Her studies at Texas A&M University in exercise physiology gave her more insight and understanding into the inner workings of the human body. This further ignited her passion to awaken others to reconnect with their own innate ability to express pure HEALTH and POTENTIAL.
Dr. Denisa and her family live in the Park Cities area where her husband coaches football and baseball for Highland Park. They welcomed their daughter in a beautiful waterbirth at home with the help of a midwife and doula. Her birth was an empowering and bonding experience for their family and they have been forever changed because of it.
As a facilitator of healing, Dr, Denisa is honored to serve her community through her Dallas chiropractic office and inspire others to be led from withIN in health and in life.
Dr. Lavonne Pineda
Pelvic Floor Rehab Workshop (2 CE)
Dr. Lavonne Pineda, D.C., earned her Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. She has received postgraduate training and continuing education in various areas including nutrition, neurology, and chiropractic techniques Gonstead and Thompson. She is an avid learner and researcher. She believes in continuous education in order to keep herself up to date with the latest in alternative healthcare so that she can help her patients live healthier lifestyles.
Most recently, Dr. Lavonne Pineda is the International Best-Selling Author of Decoding Pelvic Pain. She has also curated a comprehensive online program called Pelvic Pain Program™ to help people suffering from pelvic pain challenges. This program incorporates her proprietary P4 Method highlighting her extensive research and her own pelvic pain healing journey.
Dr. Lona Cook
KEYNOTE SPEAKER (1 CE)
From the books she has written and coauthored for the chiropractic profession to also hosting some of the events and mentoring options that she has participated in, we are thrilled to hear this WDC Platinum Member's Chiropractic (Her)Story.
Dr. Lona's vision is to keep being creative within her abilities and love for chiropractic. This has allowed her to use her passion for writing to create several books to help new chiropractors (Just Tell Me Where to Start ?) and chiropractic teams/CAs (CA/DC Synergy) as well as some books that she has been part of.
Since 2010, Dr. Lona has practiced in Chippewa Falls, WI where she now loves getting to spend her days helping others through the benefits of chiropractic and the message of health from within. She has been so blessed by chiropractic and its teachings and wanted to share and give this knowledge and benefits to others.
Dr. Nicole Lindsey
MARKETING TO MD'S
Dr. Nicole Lindsey is a chiropractor on a mission to bridge the gap between Chiropractors and Western Medicine to improve healthcare and help Chiropractors build successful practices. Dr. Lindsey owns and operates a practice in Asheville NC. She graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in 2001.
In addition to practicing full time, Dr. Lindsey is the founder of Dominate ChiroMarketing, which is an online program designed to teach Chiropractors how to build profitable relationships with MDs. Dr. Lindsey is a sought-out speaker, author, and an MD Marketing Coach, as she currently coaches clients in 30 states and 3 countries.
Dr. Lindsey enjoys mentoring other chiropractors and sharing “what works” regarding marketing, business strategies, hiring and training associates, becoming debt-free at 40 and running your practice like a boss as she does so when hosting ChiroSecure’s Empowering Women in Chiropractic Show.
When Dr. Nicole is not serving patients in the office or coaching clients, she is spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs. Dr. Lindsey enjoys the outdoors, mountain biking, CrossFit and creating adventurous travel excursions with her girlfriends.
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