Ron Oberstein, DC

Dr. Oberstein graduated from Life Chiropractic College (now Life University) in 1981 and went on to own private practices in both Boston and San Diego with a total of 37 years of hands-on practice and a focus on family wellness care.

Prior to becoming the president, Dr. Oberstein was a member of the Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents from 1991 to 2016, including two years as the Chairman of the Board. He has been a member of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges since 1991.

Dr. Oberstein is the past Vice President of the International Chiropractors Association, and currently serves on its board, and in 1996 was named a Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractic Association. He is significantly involved in many facets of engagement and professional development in the chiropractic community as well as state affairs.

As an active member of the chiropractic community, Dr. Oberstein has served in instructional and leadership roles in numerous organizations. He has taught chiropractic technique, philosophy and principles in multiple chiropractic colleges and throughout the world. Dr. Oberstein strongly conveys chiropractic vitalism with a deep understanding of the salutogenic health model and its incredible value for patient care. Dr. Oberstein has been a faculty member for CE at Life Chiropractic College West, Life University and Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Oberstein and his wife of 30 years, Dr. Mary Oberstein, have practiced together since 1986, serving multitudes of patients and mentoring new graduates. They travel the world spreading the chiropractic message, and started a non-profit organization delivering chiropractic care globally to children and adults in need with a focus in Tijuana, Mexico. Drs. Ron and Mary Oberstein have three daughters, Drs. Lauren, Morgan and Sydney, all of whom are chiropractors.

James Chestnut, DC

Dr. James L. Chestnut has been studying human wellness and prevention for over 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology with a specialization in neurological adaptation, is a Doctor of Chiropractic, and holds a post-graduate Certification in Wellness Lifestyle. Dr. Chestnut is also the author of ‘The Wellness & Prevention Paradigm’, which is considered the gold standard evidence-based argument for lifestyle intervention. Dr. Chestnut lectures at venues worldwide including colleges and professional conferences regarding lifestyle as the evidence-based foundation of wellness and prevention and 21st Century healthcare reform.  Dr. Chestnut also holds an “O” visa from the United States which recognizes him as one of the world’s leading authorities on evidence-based lifestyle intervention for wellness and prevention. Dr. Chestnut’s efforts have touched many thousands within the natural healthcare community, and through this, millions of patients worldwide.

Fred Schofield, DC

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Dr. Fred is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading authority amongst chiropractic doctors. He is renowned among chiropractic doctors for developing the most innovative approaches and specific systems for patient care. Dr. Fred’s Functional Analysis allows him to accurately find and remove central nervous system interference.

Restoring central nervous system function allows him to achieve incredible and dramatic results with the most difficult, chronic and degenerative cases. As a result, Dr. Fred is sought out as a coach, consultant and mentor by fellow chiropractors all around the world.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa has an excitement, intensity and uniqueness that make him “one of a kind.”He is both a player and a coach. After 29 years, Dr. Fred continues to work in his office, teach at his chiropractic seminars and coach chiropractors one-on-one.

Hugo Gibson, DC

Hugo Gibson was born in the Union of South Africa in 1942. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in 1972. He also married his wife Judy that year - they have four children. While at PCC, he became involved in the student ICA and has been an active ICA member since. Gibson is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractor’s Association.

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Currently, Hugo Gibson is the Chairman of the Board of the ICA.
He practiced in South Africa from 1973 until the end of 1985 and was one of the prime movers in uniting the profession there and in re-opening the chiropractic register in 1985, which had been closed in 1971. Gibson was deeply involved in sport injuries especially rugby and was involved at provincial level administration for the sport. Upon his arrival to the USA, he was employed by Cleveland Chiropractic College where he was an instructor until 2006. In 1996, he was promoted to full Professor of Clinical Sciences. He is also a Board member of the Missouri Academy of Chiropractors who has been in private practice since 1972.

Billy DeMoss, DC

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Dr. Billy DeMoss is an energetic and passionate speaker who has been a chiropractor and fixture within his community for over three decades. His passion for chiropractic care, community wellness, and global sustainability is far-reaching and his influence is international. Along with heading an innovative practice that educates and strengthens his community, Dr. Billy is the founder the Dead Chiropractic Society (DCS), which is a coalition of Southern California chiropractors who meet monthly to discuss chiropractic philosophy and advancements. In 2008, he decided to expand DCS by founding California Jam. Cal Jam allows him to invite world-renowned experts in public health and global sustainability to educate and empower people, not just chiropractors, from around the world who find natural solutions more attractive than harmful man-made ones and share a desire to ensure the well-being of future generations. His mission for Cal Jam is simple: awaken, empower, action. 

Tony Ebel, DC

Dr. Tony, as he is known, is a Pediatric and Wellness Certified Chiropractor, who specializes in Neurosensory Disorders such as Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Seizures and other Special Needs cases, as well as general pediatric, pregnancy, and family wellness care.  

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He has extensive education, experience, and passion in these areas, and has a large crazy fun, all cash, kid-focused, family practice in Crystal Lake, IL with nearly 2/3 of their practice being under the age of 12.  Within the first few years, he had built one of the largest pediatric clinics in the country, with a huge percentage of the patients under care being spectrum, sensory, and special needs kids. His work was also featured in the documentary film “Doctored – Exposing the Modern Medical Monopoly.”  

Dr. Tony truly runs and operates his dream practice, or what he also now terms “the practice of the future” for chiropractic. The core values of the practice are impact, family, fun, gratitude, respect, and efficiency. 

Not only does the office focus on family care, but also his team of 3 Epic Associates, Interns, and CAs operate like a tight-knit family fully aligned with the values and mission of the practice. They have tremendous respect, appreciation and gratitude for the impact that chiropractic makes in the lives of those they serve, and in their own lives. And on top of all that, they have crazy amounts of fun, which is easy to do with so many kids under care, all cash, no insurance, and a practice model based upon simplicity and efficiency! 

Over the past 5+ years, Dr. Tony has also travelled throughout the globe speaking and teaching about pediatrics, spectrum disorders, and family practice.  His workshop entitled “The Perfect Storm” is a highly sought after and well-attended program that he has given for thousands of parents and professionals since its creation in 2008.

He also developed a series of subluxation-based and neurologically-focused educational materials for chiropractors, starting a company called Well Aligned Products.  The purposes of these materials are simple, to better help the practicing chiropractor communicate and explain chiropractic using terminology and analogies easily understood by patients. 

In 2013 he was chosen by Dr. David Jackson, himself going on 3 decades of success in a Pediatric and Family Practice model, to become a co-creator and partner in first ever online pediatric training program, Epic Pediatrics.  This is an extensive and detailed training program that covers many essential topics to serving kids and building a successful pediatric practice, taught in a way never seen before. Doctors who complete this training program reach levels of certainty and applicability not normally seen in pediatrics. 

And finally in 2015 he again teamed up with Dr. Jackson and his incredible practice-building and training program, Epic Accelerators, as a Master Mentor Coach. Having himself benefitted tremendously from his 3 years as an Epic Accelerator Client, it was time for him to simply turn around and “lend a hand up” to as many chiropractors as possible in this area as well.  

He has a smoking hot epic wife Kristina who keeps his craziness in check, three incredibly beautiful and gifted daughters Addison, Alaina, and Emilia, and an amazing little boy Oliver who himself went through “the perfect storm” spending 6 weeks in the NICU with a very grave prognosis of seizures and severe neurological damage and delays, only to come through that with zero seizures or developmental delays thanks to the early application of Pediatric Chiropractic. He is a health and wellness “junkie” who loves CrossFit, reading and learning, spending time with his family, and sports. 

 

Guy Riekeman

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. is a second generation chiropractor who graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1972. He became a successful chiropractor and businessman creating companies and seminar programs to improve chiropractic practice and facilitate personal growth.

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After years in the field, Dr. Riekeman decided to shift his energy and focus to education. He went on to become Chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic before becoming the fourth President of Life University in 2004. In 2017, he was appointed the University’s first Chancellor. As an educator and leader, he extols the message to “Make Your Life Extraordinary” and challenges everyone to strive for excellence, both in the classroom and in life.

As a leader in the chiropractic profession, Dr. Riekeman works non-stop to keep the public and his fellow leaders in healthcare informed of important issues in Chiropractic, Vitalism and wellness to create a greater appreciation of the shift from an authoritarian “sickness care” system to a vitalistic partnership approach to health and wellness.

For decades, he has organized efforts to advance personal integrity and has worked tirelessly through educational programs and thousands of personal presentations to promote a new attitude and approach to healthcare and personal responsibility.

Under his leadership as both President and Chancellor, Dr. Riekeman has guided Life University to become the largest single campus chiropractic college in the world. His leadership created the 20/20 Vision, a multi-year, multi-phase initiative transforming Life University into a modern college campus with all the old-world values of education.

James Chestnut

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Dr. James L. Chestnut has been studying human wellness and prevention for over 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology with a specialization in neurological adaptation, is a Doctor of Chiropractic, and holds a post-graduate Certification in Wellness Lifestyle. Dr. Chestnut is also the author of ‘The Wellness & Prevention Paradigm’, which is considered the gold standard evidence-based argument for lifestyle intervention. Dr. Chestnut lectures at venues worldwide including colleges and professional conferences regarding lifestyle as the evidence-based foundation of wellness and prevention and 21st Century healthcare reform.  Dr. Chestnut also holds an “O” visa from the United States which recognizes him as one of the world’s leading authorities on evidence-based lifestyle intervention for wellness and prevention. Dr. Chestnut’s efforts have touched many thousands within the natural healthcare community, and through this, millions of patients worldwide.

Patrick Gentempo

Dr. Patrick Gentempo is the founder and CEO of Action Potential Holdings, Inc. He is a well-known and respected star in the world of health, wellness and business.

While practicing as a chiropractor, he co-developed innovative diagnostic technologies, received multiple patents and built a considerable international business which he led as CEO for over 20 years.

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Academically, Dr. Gentempo is on the post-graduate faculty of multiple chiropractic institutions and has been published numerous times in peer-reviewed and popular journals.

Dr. Gentempo successfully exited his diagnostic technology business in 2011 to form Action Potential Holdings, Inc.

Dr. Gentempo regularly lectures to business owners, health providers and entrepreneurs.

He recently presented one of this signature lectures, “Unleashing the Power of Philosophy in Business” for Entrepreneur Organization (EO) and for the Freedom Fest convention in Las Vegas. Some of his unique business views have been published by Forbes.

Brad Glowaki

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Dr. Brad Glowaki is recognized as one of the professions BEST Communicators and THE authority on NEW Patients! Known as the New Patient Maven, Glow has been helping docs deliver 10-min talks, The Professions version of a TED TALK. He empowers docs to get into MORE companies to speak based on LESS time required and the results are MASSIVE! He teaches strategies for "PREDICTABLE GROWTH" so YOU can have MORE Family Time. Learn COMMUNICATION that is proven to work and see WHY he speaks on 4 continents annually and takes 8 WEEKS FAMILY VACATION away from his California practice.

Ben Greenfield

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Meet Ben Greenfield. Raised in rural North Idaho, he was homeschooled K-12. He was a complete nerd. President of the chess club, played violin for 13 years, wrote fantasy fiction and spent most of his childhood years with his nose in a book. Ben graduated at 15. He began college at 16, playing singles and doubles for the men’s tennis team.

For four years, Ben studied anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pharmaceuticals, microbiology, biochemistry and nutrition, eventually rising to the top of his class, completing an internship at Duke University and the National Football League, then graduating in 2004 at 20 years old as the top senior in his class at University of Idaho – all while working as a bartender, personal trainer, lab assistant, nutritionist, spinning instructor, athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach. While attaining a 4.0 GPA in his advanced science courses, he competed as president of the triathlon club, middle for the men’s volleyball team, holeset for the water polo team and was a muscle-bound bodybuilder at 215 pounds and 3% body fat.

Ben was then accepted into six medical schools, but opted to instead attain a master’s degree in exercise physiology and biomechanics, after which, in 2005, he leapt hardcore into the fitness world, partnering with physicians and opening a series of personal training studios, gyms and physiology and biomechanics labs across North Idaho and Eastern Washington, and eventually being voted as America’s top personal trainer in 2008.

While building his empire in the brick-and-mortar fitness industry, Ben competed as one of the top ranked amateur triathletes in the world, completing over 120 races and 12 Ironman triathlons while racing for the elite Team Timex multisport team, winning gold medal for the USA in long course triathlon, and leading squads of swim, bike and run enthusiasts in guided adventures through Hawaii, Thailand, Japan and beyond.

Eventually, Ben became the father of twin sons and pivoted into media, writing, speaking and consulting, launching one of the world’s first fitness podcasts, becoming a New York Times bestselling author of “Beyond Training” and 13 books, designing and creating the Christian Gratitude Journal , and starting a blog that now reaches over a million rabid fans each month. During this time, while making a name for himself as a relentless self-experimenter and biohacker, Ben became a professional obstacle course racer, completing the coveted Spartan Delta, training with the Navy SEALs, competing across the globe in open water swims, mountain runs and adventure races, winning multiple USA bowhunting competitions, and appearing on the planet's toughest reality TV shows.

In 2013 and 2014, Ben was named as one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in health and fitness, and by 2015, Ben was coaching the world’s top CEO’s, chefs, biohackers, poker players, tennis, motocross and endurance competitors, and professional athletes from the UFC, the NHL, the NBA, the NFL and beyond – all while advising and investing in top companies in the health, fitness and nutrition industry.

Devin Vrana

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Dr. Devin Vrana is a girl from America's heartland. She studied and earned a bachelor degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University. She continued her education in Kansas City at Cleveland Chiropractic College. It was there that she met the love of her life, Dr. Joey Vrana. The two graduated in August 2010 from CCC. They moved back to their hometown area with their oldest son, Roman, and opened their first Office on Main Street in Goddard, Kansas. They were soon blessed with their first set of twins--Jagger and Knox--in May 2011. As their business and passion/purpose to serve grew, the two decided in 2013 to open another office, Dr. Devin's solo practice location, in Wichita, Kansas. In years followed, both practices continued to grow and thrive and then in a beautiful twist of fate, Drs. Vrana we are blessed in 2016 with a second set of twins--Magnolia and Phoenix. 

Dr. Devin is a mother of five wonderful children, wife to an amazing man and Chiropractor determined to serve the masses. She is an active student and teacher of the art of Chiropractic. She is a passionate teller of the Chiropractic Story and protector of its philosophy and science. Her path has been blessed with many great teachers. She completed training with the ICPA. She studied Chiropractic and Acupuncture under the great Dr. Richard Yennie. She has served the Kansas Chiropractic Association on the local and state levels. She has traveled around the nation to speak to the Chiropractic community and traveled the world to serve the mission of loving Chiropractic service. She has received local and state awards--Future Phenom, KCA Young Doctor of the Year, Wichita's 40 Under 40. And she is only just getting started. She sets her roots firmly in the beautiful fields that surround her family's home and she spreads her wings to study, share,  serve and spread the gift of Chiropractic's Sacred Trust.

Joseph Mercola

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Dr. Joseph Mercola is an osteopathic physician who believes that proper nutrition, not medicine, is the key to good health. He seeks to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms, offering you practical health solutions without the hype. Mercola founded Mercola.com in 1997 which is now the most visited natural health site on the web with 1.5 million subscribers. My site is grounded on providing the latest health information and providing practical health solutions.

Josh Axe

Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. In 2008, he started a functional medicine center in Nashville, which grew to become one of the most renowned clinics in the world.

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Dr. Axe founded one of the most visited natural health website in the world at DrAxe.com, which has over 15 million monthly visitors, where the main topics include nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home remedies and trending health news.

He has also been a resource for many professional athletes. In 2009, he began working with the Wellness Advisory Council and Professional Swim Teams. He worked with professional swimmers, providing nutritional advice and performing musculoskeletal work on the athletes to increase their performance. He also traveled to the 2012 Games in London to work with USA athletes.

Dr. Axe has authored several bestselling books including Eat DirtThe Real Food Diet Cookbook and Essential Oils Ancient Medicine. Millions of people have read his books and gone through his programs including Healing Leaky Gut, The Adrenal-Cortisol Solution and Essential Oils Transformation. These books and programs combine the power of advanced nutrition with recipes, herbal remedies and lifestyle improvements to help people reach their health goals.