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It is envisioned that the WikiChiro Board of Trustees will congregate here to vote on resolutions and discuss organization-related issues.
( Link to Scientific Advisory Board)
(Link to Board Minutes)
Robert's Rules of Order Online
Currently there are six Board Members who meet quarterly to govern and guide the development of WikiChiro.
- 1 The Board of Directors
- 1.1 Board Officers
- 1.2 Board Members (at large)
- 1.2.1 Ezra Cohen, DC, CMT, Board Member - United States
- 1.2.2 Stephen M. Perle, MS, DC, Board Member- United States
- 1.2.3 Reed Phillips, DC, PhD, DACBR, Board Member- United States
- 1.2.4 Robert M. Press, MS, DC, Board Member/Tech Dir.- United States
- 1.2.5 Todd Reiter, MD, DC, DABCN, FIAMA, Board Member- United States
- 1.2.6 Kim Ross, BSc, MSc, DC, PhD, Board Member - Canada
- 2 Articles of Incorporation
- 3 By-Laws
- 4 Certificate of Registration
The Board of Directors
Stephen Press, DC, PhD, CCSP, FACSM, FICC, ICCSP, Board Chairman- United States
Dr. Press was the founder of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic, the IAOCO, and the Russian Chiropractic Association. Together with his son Robert Press BS, MS, they founded WikiChiro as a central database and information source for people seeking non-biased, objective information on Chiropractic and alternative medical modalities.
Anne Jensen, BSc, DC, ICCSP, PGCert., PGDip,MSc, MSc, MACC, DPhil (cand.), Board Secretary - United Kingdom
Anne Jensen, DC, MSc, recently became the first chiropractor to graduate from the University of Oxford in Oxford, U.K. Dr. Jensen graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1993 and practiced in New York for several months before moving to Queensland, Australia, where she practiced for 11 years. She then enrolled at the University of Oxford, receiving a postgraduate diploma in sports performance in 2006, and a master’s degree in evidence-based social intervention in 2007. When asked about her motivation to attend the prestigious university, Dr. Jensen said, "I was interested in doing clinical research for chiropractic, but after several solo attempts, I knew I needed more formal education - I had to ’learn’ how to do proper research. So I thought, why not go to a university that has a reputation of being a ’gold standard’ in academia?" For her thesis at Oxford, Dr. Jensen performed a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of neuro-emotional technique (NET) for people with a common anxiety disorder: arachnophobia. Results of this study have been published and can be found on PubMed. Presently, she is completing her PhD degree through Oxford in evidence-based health care, with research focusing on nonconscious beliefs.
Board Members (at large)
Ezra Cohen, DC, CMT, Board Member - United States
Dr. Cohen is an Associate professor at National University of health Sciences.
Dr. Cohen has been a full-time faculty member at National University of Health Sciences for 15 years and is Chair of the NUHS Training and Assessment Center.
Dr. Cohen is passionate about teaching others to serve as healers and working with patients and students. "I have seen many positive chances during my 15 years at National, but a most fortunate constant in all that time has been the excellence and dedication of our students, and also the wonderful focus of our patients as they journey to recover and improve their health."
Dr. Cohen emphasizes chiropractic as a primary care health delivery system. There is no such thing as "localization of affect," he believes. Just as whatever affects on person in society affects the whole society, so, too, whatever affects one part of the body affects the entire body. One cannot fully treat conditions without attending to nutrition, exercise, emotional stresses, etc. Dr. Cohen believes personal responsibility is a keystone to health care. The patient-doctor relationship is a shared journey, embracing the patient's history and the doctor's expertise, knowledge, skills, and compassion.
Dr. Cohen has lectured extensively on a variety of health related topics and trained instructors for both the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society and is now affiliated with the American Heart Association. He has published a research paper on "The Role of Experience in Spinal Manipulative Therapy," and has written numerous popular articles on health care.
Dr. Cohen and his wife, Christine, have three sons and two grandchildren. He enjoys photography, hiking, camping, scuba diving, and reading. Currently, he is working on a certificate that will allow him to assist handicapped children to experience scuba diving. His community-wide activities have included serving as a science fair judge, Cub Scout den and pack leader, and vice president and newsletter editor of his townhouse association. He has won numerous awards from educational and community organizations over the years.
Most recently, Dr. Cohen received a certificate in hypnotherapy and is now a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. He has added this therapy to his faculty practice to assist patients with a variety of conditions.
Stephen M. Perle, MS, DC, Board Member- United States
Stephen M. Perle's unique background and diverse areas of expertise provide an interesting and well-rounded risk management presentation. His energetic style, coupled with his sense of humor, make topics like ethics and evidence-based practice practical and easily relatable for your doctors.
Dr. Stephen M. Perle holds a tenured appointment as an Professor of Clinical Sciences with the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. Prior to his 1991 appointment to the faculty of UBCC he practiced in New York City, specializing in sports chiropractic.
A 1983 graduate of the Texas Chiropractic College, Dr. Perle earned his M.S. in Exercises Sciences from Southern Connecticut State University in 2002, with a thesis on the effects of ankle manipulation. His research interests include human performance effects of manipulation of the extremities, bio-mechanics of manipulation, measurement of therapeutic ‘dosage’ of manipulation and comparative evaluation of chiropractic treatment methods.
Dr. Perle lectures extensively on a variety of topics, has been published in a variety of peer reviewed publications and has contributed a half a dozen textbook chapters. In 2004 he was honored by the American Chiropractic Association as their Academician of the Year. Currently Dr. Perle is the ethics columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic and ACANews. He is an associate editor for the journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies .
Reed Phillips, DC, PhD, DACBR, Board Member- United States
Dr. Phillips received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago in 1973 and his Diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Radiology in 1976. He subsequently obtained an MSc in Community Medicine and a PhD in Sociology from the School of Medicine, University of Utah.
Following ten years in private practice in Salt Lake City he served as Director of Research at the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research then at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic where he then served as President in 1990 – 2008.
Dr. Phillips has over 60 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed publications. He has been a member of the WFC Research Council since it was formed in 1988. Dr. Phillips is currently serving as Executive Director for the Councils on Chiropractic Education, Int'l.
Robert M. Press, MS, DC, Board Member/Tech Dir.- United States
WikiChiro was Rob's idea, and together with his father, Dr. S. Press, they founded this site. Robert received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in computer science from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey. In 2012 he graduated (Cum Laude) from National University of Health Sciences Lombard, IL clinic, where he held the Spinal Morphology Fellowship. As part of his fellowship, he served as webmaster for the MassageNet Practice-Based Research Network project and maintain the website. He also served as the student member of the Institutional Review Board of NUHS. His research interests include optical and photonic computing, laser acupuncture, and the immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D. Rob represented NUHS at the 2011 World Congress of Chiropractic in Rio de Janeiro
Todd Reiter, MD, DC, DABCN, FIAMA, Board Member- United States
Dr. Todd Reiter graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1989. He was co-owner of a 6 office multi-disciplinary chiropractic group including physical therapy in Orlando, FL at which time he served as team physician for three local high schools. He earned his Diplomate of American Board of Chiropractic Neurologists and his Fellowship of International Association of Medical Acupuncture. He entered medical school in 2000, graduated Cum Laude/Salutatorian and received outstanding research paper of the year in his graduating class. He completed his medical internship at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC in 2006.
He was Chief Academic Resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at East Carolina University. He served on the Resident’s Council, Medical Records Committee, Peer Review Committee, Infectious Control Committee and was involved in 3 research studies in the area of curriculum development. He is currently performing a Sports and Interventional Spine Fellowship program in Michigan. He serves as an Executive Board Member and Chairman of the Membership and Ethics Committee for the International Sports Chiropractic Association, now the WOA Liaison commission of FICS. He has also been appointed as the US Sports Medical Coordinator for the Philippine Olympic Committee.
Kim Ross, BSc, MSc, DC, PhD, Board Member - Canada
Dr. Kim Ross received his Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo in 2003 under the supervision of Dr. S. McGill. Dr. Ross graduated from The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (C.M.C.C.) in 1987.
Since 1988, he has been teaching chiropractic skills and body biomechanics at C.M.C.C. and currently holds the title of Associate Professor. In 1999, he obtained the position of Chair for the Department of Applied Chiropractic.
Since 1995, he has been invited to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in Colorado annually,to help develop part four of the National Board Exams. He has been published in the journals Spine and Clinical Biomechanics.
In 2003, he received an award as Researcher of the Year from the Ontario Chiropractic Association. He is presently the Director of Clinical Services & Research at The Orthotic Group. Dr. Ross has lectured in over 50 cities across the globe on foot biomechanics and body biomechanics including Canada, USA, Ireland, Australia and Switzerland. His audiences include student chiropractors, chiropractors, chiropodists, podiatrists, physiotherapists and faculty members at various educational institutions.