By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
The California Chiropractic Association (CCA) has mailed election materials and ballots to active CCA members, along with the CCA board’s nominees for the 2012-2013 CCA Executive Committee offices, check your mail for materials if you are a California Chiropractor.
Chiropractor Vernon Englund of the CCA
The CCA board’s nominees for the 2012-2013 CCA Executive Committee offices are as follows:
- President – Dr. Tracy Cole
- 1st Vice President – Dr. Robert Walsh
- 2nd Vice President- Dr. Brian Stenzler
- Chief Financial Officer – Dr. David Paris
- Secretary – Dr. Matthew Hubbard
Dr. Vernon Englund would serve as immediate past president during this term. Active members should have already received election materials and ballots. Included will be the 2012-2013 ballot, official ballot envelope, official return envelope, a CCA Executive Committee Nominations Report, along with biographies and messages of the executive committee nominees. In accordance with the CCA Bylaws, voters must be a California Chiropractic Association Active, Life or Distinguished Life member in good standing on the day ballots are counted, in order for your vote to be counted.
Every chiropractor in California should be an active voting CCA member, if you are not, it’s time to join CCA. Besides nominated candidates, write in candidates will be accepted as well. Any active, life or distinguished life member in good standing may write in the name of a member for any office, provided that member is a member in good standing and is entitled to hold office. Space for this is provided on the ballot. Only active, life and distinguished life members of the CCA, in good standing, who have served as a district president or director, or who have been members of the CCA continuously for at least five years immediately prior to April 1 of this year are eligible as write-in candidates. The following information will arrive along with previously mentioned election materials.
2012-2013 CCA Executive Committee Nominees
Nominee For President: Tracy David Cole, DC – I greatly appreciate the honor of being asked by the Nominating Committee to serve as the President of the CCA. To me, there is no greater joy than taking an active role in promoting and defending this great profession on a day to day basis. I look forward to delivering the same degree of commitment and passion to this role as I have in all of my previous service to the CCA. I will also do my utmost to ensure that the lines of communication between the leadership and the general membership continue to expand, especially in my role as President. Thank you for your vote.
Nominee For 1st Vice President: Robert Walsh, DC – I am honored to be nominated for the position of Vice President of the California Chiropractic Association. It is a time of change and uncertainty; we have challenges ahead of us, and I take this nomination very seriously. This will be my third year on the executive committee, and I look forward to serving and representing our profession. Thank you for your vote.
Nominee For 2nd Vice President: Brian Stenzler, DC – I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the CCA and the Chiropractic profession and humbled by the nomination. I have always been the guy that gets things done, and service to my profession is non-negotiable. There is so much to look forward to in Chiropractic and with the right leadership we can lead the State to help make Chiropractic the first choice for healthcare. My predecessors have laid a great foundation for us to run with and make Chiropractic an unstoppable force towards natural healthcare worldwide.
Nominee For Chief Financial Officer: David Paris, DC – I am honored to be nominated for the position of California Chiropractic Association Chief Financial Officer. I am humbled by the tremendous dedication and hard work of those who served before me and believe my greatest motivation is serving with the same commitment and dedication. I plan to continue growing the excellent stewardship that came before me. I believe we have made tremendous strides for chiropractic and chiropractors in California, yet there is still much work to do. I believe in this profession, and I believe we have tremendous opportunities ahead of us. I believe in the power of unity. I believe in CCA’s vision: “Doctors of chiropractic as the providers of first choice for wellness and the optimization of health,” and those beliefs motivate me to pursue CCA’s mission: “Promoting high standards of professionalism and patient care through education, advocacy and accountability.” Thank you for your consideration and support.
Nominee For Secretary: Matthew Hubbard, DC – With so many changes in our profession and the advancements being made in chiropractic, we are at a crossroads in our profession. I plan to continually learn the latest methods, procedures, and technical data to contribute to health care, chiropractic, and my colleagues. I believe it’s important to share what I’ve learned. From mentors and leaders I’ve constantly been surrounded by the best. I’ve written articles, and taught lectures and classes that have given me the opportunity to help other chiropractors be more successful. My goal is to teach and communicate chiropractic to our colleagues that are struggling. There are thousands of people around the country who face terrible pain every day. I want to do my part to help make them feel well again. That’s why I’m actively involved in CCA and other national groups. I feel by helping chiropractors, I am helping more patients as well.
Biographies of 2012-2013 CCA Executive Committee Nominees
Nominee For President: Tracy David Cole, DC – A severe 4-wheel ATV accident at age 15 resulted in extensive injuries that introduced Dr. Cole to chiropractic. A 1989 Palmer-West graduate, he has practiced in Crescent City since 1991 and been active in CCA since 1993. He serves on the CCA Executive Committee as First Vice President after serving as Treasurer, Secretary and Second Vice President. For the past three years, he served as Chair of the Ethics and Medi-Cal committees and is a driving force for chiropractic access. He is also a member of the Medicare and Legislative Planning committees. He is Redwood District past President and Director.
Nominee For 1st Vice President: Robert Walsh, DC – Dr. Robert Walsh grew up in Vancouver, B.C., and earned his B.S. degree in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He came to Northern California to pursue a chiropractic degree after a positive experience with chiropractic care following a football injury. He completed his degree at Palmer West in 1995. Dr. Walsh has practiced in Northern California since 1995, with the past 15 years in private practice in Pleasanton. Dr. Walsh served on numerous committees as well as Alameda district vice president and president, Insurance & Industrial Relations Department Chair, 2nd Vice President, and currently serves as CCA CFO.
Nominee For 2nd Vice President: Brian Stenzler, DC – Dr. Stenzler graduated from Life University in 1998 and practiced in Long Island for six years. In New York, Brian held several positions on the NY Chiropractic Council Board and Executive Board. In 2003, he received the Beacon Award for NY Chiropractor of the Year. Dr. Stenzler was intricately involved with the legislative efforts in both New York and Washington, DC. In 2006, Dr. Stenzler moved to San Diego and opened offices in Del Mar and Pacific Beach. He immediately joined the CCA and worked his way from VP of the San Diego District to President for two terms.
Nominee For Chief Financial Officer: David Paris, DC – David Paris, DC has lived and practiced in beautiful Redding, California, since graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2001. Married with three young children he is heavily involved in community youth sports as a coach and currently as Shasta Roller Hockey League president. Dr. Paris has been a CCA member since chiropractic college and after graduating has served in almost every position on the North State District’s executive board. Dr. Paris has also served on multiple state level committees particularly involved with the key doctor program. Currently he serves on the CCA Executive Committee as 2nd Vice President.
Nominee For Secretary: Matthew Hubbard, DC – Dr. Matt Hubbard earned a BS degree in Kinesiology from Westmont College and graduated from Life Chiropractic College West. Dr. Hubbard currently serves as a member of the CCA Development & Endorsement, Member & District Relations and Philosophy committees and is a past member of the Journal Advisory Board committee. He is CCA-San Diego County District’s vice president and has served as district treasurer and director and membership chairperson. Dr. Hubbard is also president of C.O.R.E. (Chiropractors on the Road to Excellence), started an emergency response team for San Diego and is a featured speaker at Life Chiropractic College West.
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