Speakers

May Bagnell

May Bagnell is the Center Director at Bagnell Brain Center.  She is also an international personal brand photographer and consistently successful motivational coach for women with extensive experience in the art of visual branding, storytelling, personal and professional development with a career spanning over 20+ years.  May co-authored the best-selling book, Common Sense but Uncommon Knowledge with Brian Tracy.   She has been mentored by some of the best in the industry. She has been taught by the Robbins-Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention, Gina Devee’s Divine Living, Landmark Education and others.

May Bagnell works with her clients to move past limitations, embrace what is possible and tell their stories in a compelling way.

Speaking:  Sat., Aug. 21 – 3:30-5:30pm
Topic:  The CA Masterclass:  The Art of Communication
Speaker sponsored by:  BrainTap Technologies

Michael Bagnell, DC, FABBIR

Dr. Michael K. Bagnell has been in clinical practice for 30 years in South Florida. He has achieved his Fellowship in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and studied extensively in Functional Medicine, QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback. He authored, Health Detectives-Solving The Mystery of Health Through Neuroscience, Nutrigenomics, and Mechanobiology in 2016, which explores the integration of neuroscience into solving complex cases and improving athletic performance through brain and metabolic applications. He sees patients and provides doctor specialized training at the Bagnell Brain Center in Pinecrest, Florida. www.bagnellbraincenter.com

Speaking:  Sat., Aug. 21 – 1:30-4:30pm
Topic:  The Brain Lab for the Modern Chiropractor – Moving Toward a Brain-Based Model
Speaker sponsored by:  BrainTap Technologies

Michael Carberry, DC

Mike Carberry, DC is an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. He was born in PA but raised in NJ, with seven other siblings. He attended Stockton University and obtained Bachelor of Applied Science with a major Marketing from 1979 – 1983. After an accident occurred that changed the course of his life, Dr. Carberry decided to pursue chiropractic practice. From 1987-1991, he attended Life University in Atlanta, Georgia to obtain a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Carberry is a nationally sought-after speaker on topics ranging from business to health care, economics, and the opioid crisis. He can be found regularly hosting the AMI Today podcast and has delivered Continuing Education on Medical Necessity in Texas, Ohio, Florida, and California, as well as on-line in 35 States. In his recently published book, The Death of American Healthcare, he provides a fearless description of how we are part of a pill-based healthcare system that created the opioid crisis and as he mentions it, there is a cure to all this.  As co-founder of Advanced Medical Integration, Dr. Carberry is forwarding a model of responsible pain management by helping businesses dominate local, regional, and national markets. As AMI’s visionary leader, his mission is to help end the Opioid Crisis in the US through healthcare reform.

Speaking:  Sun., Aug. 22 – 9:00-10:00am
Topic:  The DC in Multi-Disciplinary Practice and Inter-professional Collaboration
Speaker sponsored by:  Advanced Medical Integration 

Don Cole, DC, FICC

A native Memphian, Dr. Cole is a second generation chiropractor. He often comments, “I did not choose health care. It chose me”.  Dr. Cole graduated in 1979 from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the premier college of the chiropractic profession. He holds both national and state board certifications.

Dr. Cole is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. Dr. Cole has served in virtually every elected position of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association, including president. He is the only chiropractor in Tennessee to be awarded Chiropractor of the Year twice.  In 2004, Dr. Cole was awarded the highest accolade in the chiropractic profession, Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic (FICC).

Dr. Cole’s focus is on spinal orthopedics with additional interest in nutrition and exercise rehabilitation. He believes that recovery is a co-operative venture between doctor and patient.

Speaking:  Fri., Aug. 20 – 1-4pm
Topic:  Doctors Boundaries, Ethics & Jurisprudence

Andria D'Amato, DC, DABCA

Dr. Andria D’Amato graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in September 2009.  While attending chiropractic school, she also began working toward a Diplomate in Acupuncture. In 2011, she earned her Diplomate in Acupuncture from the American Chiropractic Association’s American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture. She attended the second International Symposium on Integrative Medicine, in Beijing, China in 2012 and completed a supervised medical internship while in Beijing.

She teaches continuing education to healthcare practitioners of all types on various topics of acupuncture including, but not limited to, dry needling, gua sha, moxibustion, battlefield acupuncture and women’s health/fertility.

She is currently the secretary for the Council of Chiropractic Acupuncture, a national organization affiliated with the American Chiropractic Association to offer standardized quality continuing education for chiropractic physicians and healthcare providers.  She works full time for the Veteran’s Health Administration in the Pain Management Department of Louis Stokes Hospital in VISN 10 offering chiropractic and acupuncture treatments.  Additionally, she treats patients in her private practice setting.

Speaking:  Sun., Aug. 22- 8am-3pm
Topic:  Women’s Health & Fertility Support

Dean DePice, DC

Dr. Dean DePice is a dedicated practicing Doctor of Chiropractic who has been practicing for three decades and has proven himself competent at integrating research into daily practice. His capacity for bringing chiropractic to people everywhere uplifts the entire profession.  He excels at breaking down complex wellness, evidence based, vitalistic and allopathic concepts into practical steps to better patients’ lives through chiropractic.

Speaking:  Fri., Aug. 20 – 3-5pm
Topic:  Lifetime Wellness Care from Hello
Speaker sponsored by:  TLC4SuperTeams

Gregory Doerr, DC, CCSP, SFMA

Dr. Doerr is a Chiropractor from Cliffside Park, NJ.  He graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Biology, and is a graduate from New York Chiropractic College.  He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics of Sports Medicine, Rehab, Taping and soft tissue procedures.

He is the developer of Functional Taping for MSK Injuries (FTMI), the developer of Functional Soft Tissue (FST), the co-developer of FAKTR, a former instructor for SpiderTech taping, HawkGrips, Graston Technique and the Council on Chiropractic and Extremity Procedures.  He has done lectures at the Plymouth Hospital in MA, Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Mt. Sinai hospital in NY, US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Penn State University, University of Colorado and internationally in India at RECOUP Hospital, Colombia at the Central American Sports Medicine Congress, Feevale University in Brazil, Mexico, Salford University in England and at AECC in England.  In total, Dr. Doerr has lectured on 6 continents and 32 of the US states over the last 22 years on topics of soft tissue, taping and rehabilitation.

Dr. Doerr has worked with sports teams at all levels with high points including the University of Colorado, Penn State, the Washington Redskins, AVP Pro Volleyball Tour, The Gold Cup International Soccer, US Track and Field Championships and the Central American Games.

Speaking:  Fri., Aug. 20 – 8am-12pm
Topic:  Advanced Treatment Methods of Frequent Lumbar Spine & Shoulder Injuries

John Floyd, Jr., JD

John Floyd, Jr. is a trial lawyer with jury trial experience, including first-chair experience, at the state and federal trial court levels.  He is also well-versed in pre-trial practice and has successfully argued pre-trial motions ranging from summary judgment in healthcare liability cases to contempt petitions in divorce cases.  John focuses his practice on matters involving medical malpractice, business and corporate litigation, and divorce and family law.

In 2013, John graduated from Sewanee:  The University of the South where he earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in Political Science and a minor in Classical Languages.  He was the recipient of the Pearigen Award for Commitment to Community and a three-year volunteer of the Sewanee Fire Department.   He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 2016 from the University of Memphis where he served as Articles Editor of the University of Memphis Law Review and received a CALI Award for the highest grade in Civil Rights.

Admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee in 2016, John is an active member of the Tennessee Bar and his local community.  He is married to Caitlin, who is also an attorney, and enjoys traveling, exercising and the outdoors.

Speaking:  Sun., Aug. 22 – 10am-12pm
Topic:  Cervical Manipulation & Strokes:  An Update

Kristi Hudson, CPCO

Kristi is from central Mississippi, where she also began her journey into the chiropractic profession. In 2010, Kristi began working as the personal assistant to Dr. Ray Foxworth, president and founder of ChiroHealthUSA. She very quickly learned her passion for chiropractic.
With her constant desire to learn more and to contribute, she developed what is now one of the largest webinar series within the profession.

In 2016, Kristi took on the additional role of Administrator of the ChiroHealthUSA Foxworth Family Scholarship. The scholarship awards one chiropractic student $10,000 for tuition, $5,000 cash and their school receives a $10,000 donation.

Kristi has presented for a number of chiropractic state associations, ChiroCode, ChiroHealthUSA, ChiroTouch Software, and more. She has also written a number of articles on the topics of billing, collections, staff training and compliance. Kristi continues to learn and serve the chiropractic profession and has received professional certification as a Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO).

Speaking:  Sat., Aug. 21 – 4:30-5:30pm
Topic:  Panel Discussion
Speaker sponsored by:  ChiroHealthUSA

George Kousaleos, LMT

George Kousaleos, LMT, is the founder of the CORE Institute, and the Director of the XPECORE Sports Bodywork Mentorship Program. During the past four decades he has been a member of the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and the Charter Chair of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. George was the General Manager of the British Sports Massage Team for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and was the Co-Director of the International Sports Massage Team of the 2004 Athens Olympics. He is currently the coordinator of Massage services for the Florida State University Football Team and works with NFL athletes and NFL Combine athletes at XPE Sports in Boca Raton, FL. George has taught throughout the US and in 13 countries, developing courses in Structural Integration, Myofascial Therapy and Sports Bodywork.

Speaking:  Fri., Aug. 20 – 8am-3pm and Sat., Aug. 21 – 8am-3:30pm
Topics:  CORE Myofascial Therapy 1 – Pelvis & Legs and Core Myofascial Therapy 1 – Chest, Shoulders, Neck & Head

Mark Sanna, DC, ACRB Level II, FICC

Many people go through life and never experience their true calling.  Dr. Mark Sanna is one of the few to find his absolute life’s work.  Dr. Sanna is at the forefront of a new wave of healthcare leadership.  Beginning in private practice, he went on to an award winning practice management career.  He is the President and CEO of an international consulting firm, Breakthrough Coaching, which teaches an outcome-based, functionally-oriented system of procedures, proven to establish medical necessity, and support the growth of chiropractic practices.  A second generation chiropractor, Dr. Sanna is proud of his chiropractic heritage.  He is the author of the best-selling books, “Breakthrough Thinking” and “Breakthrough Living”.

Dr. Sanna is the recipient of many awards, including the endorsement of the American Chiropractic Association.  He is a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic.  Dr. Sanna has served as a Subject Matter Expert for over 19 Boards of Chiropractic Examiners as well as for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.  He is regularly called upon by, the FBI, OIG and the IRS to assist these agencies in healthcare fraud investigations.

Dr. Sanna doesn’t just talk practice management; he lives it. He understands what works, what doesn’t, and why.  His combination of expertise, substance, inspiration and humor, invigorates and energizes audiences to take action in their personal and professional lives.  He helps physicians maximize their resources, solve people problems, and collaborate in integrative settings.  The secret to Dr. Sanna’s success is his ability to take the seemingly complex and break it into manageable, understandable and memorable strategies for improvement.

In addition to the production and development of his products, personal coaching and management of his own business enterprises, Dr. Sanna conducts more than 75 days of keynote presentations, and professional training seminars over the course of the year.  He is in high demand as a keynote speaker and seminar leader by many National and State professional associations.  His presentations are a breath of fresh air and bring new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change, and transformational leadership.  “High-energy and fun – entertaining and educational” are the words most often used to describe Dr. Sanna’s presentations.

Dr. Sanna has a passion for impacting others.  When his gifts on the platform help people, he says, “I’m just the messenger, it’s what happens inside of them that makes the real difference – that’s the miracle of personal achievement.”

Speaking:  Fri., Aug. 20 – 1pm-3pm and Sat., Aug. 21 – 4:30-5:30pm
Topics:  Low-Tech Functional Tests that Establish Medical Necessity and Panel Discussion
Speaker sponsored by:  Breakthrough Coaching

Robert Silverman, DC, MS, DABCN, DCBCN, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR

Dr. Robert G. Silverman is a chiropractic physician, clinical nutritionist, international speaker and author of, “Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body,” an Amazon No. 1 bestseller in 2016. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. His extensive list of educational accomplishments includes six different degrees in clinical nutrition. Dr. Silverman also maintains a busy private practice as founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center.

Dr. Silverman is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and within the media, as well as a frequent health expert contributor on national blogs such as Consumer Health Digest, NewsMax.com. He has appeared on FOX News Channel, FOX&Friends, NBC, CBS, and The Wall Street Journal Live, to name a few.

He was invited as a guest speaker on “Talks at Google” to discuss his current book. As a frequent published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications, including Thrive Global, Integrative Practitioner, MindBodyGreen, Health Radar, Muscle and Fitness, The Original Internist and Holistic Primary Care journals, Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice.

Speaking:  Sat., Aug. 21 – 10am-12pm
Topic:  Optimal Health & Immunity:  A Natural Perspective for a Novel Time
Speaker sponsored by:  NutriDyn

Alan Smith, DC, FICPA

Dr. Alan Smith, or simply Dr. Alan as he is known by his patients, received his Chiropractic license in 2001, from Parker University College of Chiropractic. Upon graduating he was unsure of where to begin his future so he threw a dart at a map which landed on Ft. Collins, Colorado. This is where he opened a small Chiropractic office, Pivotal Chiropractic, and quickly began to grow his patient base through referrals.

In 2001, he began to realize that Fort Collins had a real need for a wellness center where people could come and receive many different types of services under one roof. With that said, he opened a comprehensive wellness office that offered chiropractic, massage therapy, physical therapy, counseling, acupuncture and yoga.

After almost a decade with heartfelt deliberation, Dr. Alan felt it was time to hand his dream over to a family of chiropractors so he could move to be with his.  Today, in addition to teaching, Dr. Alan runs a family-based, subluxation-centered cash practice to which he owes much of his success through the education vs. selling philosophy. His journey in practice is vast which includes; a multidisciplinary approach as well as an Atlas-only approach to embrace the necessity and value of custom arch support. His energy and passion are apparent while living as congruent as he can in life and practice. Due to this, his patients become like family who know and trust the education and all that is recommended for their health journey.

Speaking:  Sun., Aug.22 – 1-4pm
Topic:  Mastering the Drop Table
Speaker sponsored by:  Foot Levelers

Tiffany Stevens, ED, CTA, CXT

Tiffany Stevens has worked within the healthcare profession for over 25 years in a variety of capacities throughout her career, including management, operations, membership and marketing for both non-profit and for-profit organizations.  She brings to her presentations a wealth of clinical knowledge, having served and managed several highly successful multi-doctor practices.  She maintains her licenses as a Chiropractic X-ray Technician (CXT) and Chiropractic Therapy Assistant (CTA), having played a major role in developing the current CTA certification and distance learning program.  In 2010, she co-authored the textbook Chiropractic Therapy Assistant – A Clinical Resource Guide which is a nationally-recognized resource for the chiropractic paraprofessional.

Ms. Stevens has extensive association management experience.  Early on in her career, she co-founded the Chiropractic Assistants of Tennessee (CAT) and served on its board for a number of years, including the position of President.  She currently leads the TCA as Executive Director working with the Board of Directors to form goals and strategies shaping the future of chiropractic in Tennessee.  Ms. Stevens directs the government affairs activities of the TCA, including lobbying for the chiropractic profession in Tennessee and our nation’s capital.  Prior to her current position, she served in the roles of Director of Member Services and Executive Vice President.  Combining her dedication for the advancement of the chiropractic profession along with her interest in quality education, she continues to lecture on various components of the chiropractic practice and writes articles for local, state and national publications.

Speaking:  Fri., Aug. 20 – 9am-12pm and 3-5pm
Topic:  Doctors Boundaries, Ethics & Jurisprudence and CTA/CXT Boundaries, Ethics & Jurisprudence

Wendy Varish, DC, FACO, CCSP, CCOHC, MCS-P

Dr. Wendy Varish attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL.  She obtained a B.S. in Science and Human Biology and a Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic.  Dr. Varish then went on to achieve her degrees as a Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DACO), as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), a Certified Chiropractic Occupational Health Consultant (CCOHC), and a Medicare Compliance Specialist-Provider (MCS-P).  She has also been accepted by the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists as a Fellow and holds the distinction of FACO.  She has advanced training and is certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA).   As an Adjunct Instructor at Lakeland University, Dr. Varish taught Medical Terminology in the Exercise Science Studies Program.    Dr. Wendy Varish has special interests in family care, sports injuries, work injuries, nutrition, and pediatrics.  She uses a variety of techniques specific for the patient, including Diversified (hands-on), Gonstead, Activator, and Thompson.

Dr. Varish has devoted time where her interests lie, as she is a member of several volunteer organizations.  Her past leadership roles include Past-President and Board of Director of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association.  Additionally, she has served on the Documentation and Protocol committees for the WCA and is a Past-President of the Wisconsin Back Society.  Other organizations that Dr. Varish has been involved in include the Council on Pediatrics; the American Chiropractic Association; the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians; and the Federation for Chiropractic Education and Research.  She was co-chair and organizer of the  previous annual Howards Grove Run/Walk that raised money for local organizations.  Dr. Wendy Varish also volunteered and served as the on-field doctor and trainer for the Howards Grove Tigers High School and Sheboygan Lutheran-Kohler Crusaders High School football teams from 2000 until 2012.

Speaking:  Sat., Aug. 21 – 8am-3:30pm and Sun., Aug. 22 – 8am-3pm
Topics:  Evidence-based Use of Rehab for the Busy Practice and Red Flags in Radiology for the CXT
Speaker sponsored by:  Protec Spine North America