ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020
Hosted by the WCCS Board of Directors
eRIC g. rUSSELL, dc, dpHcs, mba, PhD Candidate
Eric G. Russell the Dean of Student Engagement and Special Projects and holds the rank of Professor at Parker University. Dr. Russell obtained his chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1996 and was the first Diplomate of Philosophical Chiropractic Standards (DPhCS) to be named as President of a chiropractic college in the profession’s history when he served in that role at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.
Because of his emphasis on service to the profession, Dr. Russell has received numerous professional and teaching awards. Some of his most prestigious awards include induction to the Palmer College of Chiropractic Great Hall of Philosophers and the Palmer Hall of Presidents, Parker College of Chiropractic Faculty of the Year, Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association and Chiropractor of the Year for both Illinois and Texas. Dr. Russell is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of North Texas. Dr. Russell strives to inspire chiropractors to be the best they can be at the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic.
Derrell Pratt-Blackburn, DC, MBA
Dr. Derrell is a chiropractor, educator, and thought leader on a mission to create a positive impact. In addition to opening and running a high volume, membership-based practice in the S.F. Bay Area, Dr. Blackburn was also a professor at Life Chiropractic College West teaching Embryology, Social Entrepreneurship and Philosophy prior to joining The Joint Corporate as Senior Manager of Chiropractic, in Scottsdale, AZ. Along with his experience in chiropractic and entrepreneurship, Dr. Blackburn also served on multiple boards including the St. Rose Hospital Foundation Board. Dr. Derrell holds an MBA in Health Administration as well as his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, TX.
tRAVIS cORCORAN, dc
A proper philosopher and Liberal Arts enthusiast, who helps aspiring scholars properly pursue the life of an autodidactic. In addition to owning and operating several healthcare practices in the Netherlands, he mentors new graduates on the first three of the seven classical Liberal Arts. Previously Dr. Corcoran studied Nuclear Power while serving in the United States military. Later he earned his University Bachelor's degree in Philosophy with a minor in Biology. Currently Dr. Corcoran proudly serves on two international boards of directors, and as advisor to one national board of directors in Singapore. Additionally he donates his time and finances regularly to principled colleges and research. His two favorite personal hobbies apart from always learning are tennis and rock-climbing
Vivian H.E. Kil, MChiro
Vivian was born (1984) and raised in the Netherlands. During her studies to become a chiropractor in the United Kingdom she was first introduced to board work as she took part in several official committees and work groups as a student representative and as board member of the Students Union. After graduating and moving back to the Netherlands Vivian has served in several positions within the National association (Netherlands Chiropractors Association) including the Presidency. She also served 3 years on the General Council of the European Chiropractors Union (ECU) and another 4 years on the executive council as Vice-President of the ECU. She served as a board member of the WFC representing the European region since 2016. Currently she serves as the President of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC). She also maintains a multidisciplinary private practice in Beek, the Netherlands. learning are tennis and rock-climbing
sHAWN tHISTLE, dc
Dr. Thistle is a chiropractor, educator, renowned international speaker, knowledge-transfer leader, evidence-based health care advocate, entrepreneur & medicolegal consultant. He founded RRS Education in 2006 and currently acts as the company’s CEO. RRS Education provides knowledge transfer and continuing-education options for chiropractors worldwide via weekly Research Reviews, Online Courses and informative Seminars. Dr. Thistle is proud to offer complimentary access to RRS Education’s weekly Research Reviews and database of almost 1000 existing Reviews to chiropractic students!
In addition to running RRS Education, Shawn also provides expert medicolegal reporting in chiropractic malpractice cases and lectures part-time at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (in Toronto, Canada) in the Orthopedics Department. He is also on the Research Committee for the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) as well as the Steering Committee for the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI). He lives in Cookstown (just north of Toronto, Canada) with his wife Katie and two young sons, Calvin and Everett.
If you have any questions about RRS Education, Shawn can be reached by email:
Brett jones, dc
Dr. Brett Jones is the owner and founder of The Source Chiropractic in Oakland, CA. He was able to build a 7-figure practice within 5 years and pay off all student loans ($260,000) within 6 years. His chiropractic artistry has inspired thousands of chiropractors and chiropractic students to join Kairos Training Culture in transformational camps and be a part of one of the largest movements in the chiropractic profession today. Dr. Brett’s social media presence has allowed him to communicate the chiropractic principle and showcase the art of the chiropractic adjustment to millions of people around the world. His Unshakeable Purpose is to connect the suffering, lost, and dis-connected to their inherent power and wisdom. Every single day, he is getting better and better, and empowers everyone by leading by example to do the same
Edward Cambridge, BKin, DC, PhD
Dr. Edward Cambridge completed his PhD in Hip and Spine Biomechanics, under the supervision of Professor Emeritus Stuart McGill, in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Prior to University of Waterloo, Ed studied Kinesiology at Brock University completing his BKin degree with first class honours. He then decided to pursue a clinical education with a desire to help people; and attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College graduating with clinic Honours.
A desire to bridge the clinical practice and evidence gap, brought him to University of Waterloo. His thesis is entitled "Hip & Spine Mechanics - Understanding the linkage from several perspectives from injury mechanisms to rehabilitation". This work is focused on understanding this relationship through both normal and injury mechanics of the linkage, and consists of a combination of biomechanical modeling and experimental research.
Dr. Cambridge currently maintains a clinical practice as consultant with some of the most challenging low back cases from across Canada and USA using his combined knowledge and skill set as a Kinesiology graduate, Doctor of Chiropractic, and spine and hip biomechanics expert.