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Christopher Kent, D.C., F.C.C.I., J.D. 
Dr. Kent is the co-founder of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance. His passion for facilitating human empowerment led him to the chiropractic profession, where he has served as a practitioner, educator, author, lecturer, and researcher. Dr. Kent graduated from Palmer College in Davenport, IA, in 1973. Following graduation, Dr. Kent joined the Palmer faculty. While at Palmer, he was elected president of the faculty senate and worked as a principal investigator in the research department... Read more about Dr. Kent


Vice President
Matthew McCoy DC, MPH


Dr. McCoy is presently an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at Life University and was previously the Director of Research there. His 20 years of health care experience includes private practice in New York, Georgia, Washington and Florida. He is the past owner and Clinical Director for one of the first integrative health care centers in South Florida which grew to include four clinics, a diagnostic testing company and a billing and transcription company. Dr. McCoy additionally lived and worked in Russia developing the first chiropractic treatment, teaching & research center in that country within a women and children’s hospital... Read more about Dr. McCoy


Board Member 
Veronica Gutierrez DC


Dr. Gutierrez received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1963 and did post-graduate work at Cleveland College of Chiropractic. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has served on numerous boards and commissions for chiropractic... Read more about Dr. Gutierrez


Board Member 
Curtis Fedorchuk DC


Curtis Fedorchuk D.C. is presently in private practice in North Georgia. He graduated from Life University and has pursued extensive post graduate training in the areas of research, Chiropractic Biophysics, Health Outcomes, Impairment Evaluation, spinal adjusting technique, treatment and rehabilitation... Read more about Dr. Fedorchuk


Advisory Board

The by-laws of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation allow for the creation of an Advisory Board whose members serve as advocates, render advice and generally support the purpose of the Foundation... Read more about the Advisory Board and meet our members

Executive Director

Christie Kwon MS, DC

Dr. Kwon completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree within the Research Track at Life University.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and Master of Science in Biotechnology degrees from Johns Hopkins University and has also studied Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health... Read more about Dr. Kwon