Our Mission is to create deeper passion, unity and leaders among the Chiropractic profession. Our speakers are carefully hand selected for your March 23-24 Event, The Truth, at Embassy Suites DOWNTOWN. Check the bio's out below!
Truth Seekers, Truth Speakers. Come Love Them!
Dr. John Bergman (Huntington Beach, Ca)
Dr. Bergman graduated from
Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles (CCCLA) in 1997. During his
education at CCCLA, Dr. Bergman tutored human dissection anatomy, and
physiology, and four Chiropractic techniques, he taught the preparatory class
for the national boards. Dr. Bergman also studied with the Carrick diplomat of
neurology program. He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic
Dr. Bergman after graduation
was hired on at CCCLA has an instructor in anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics,
Thompson technique, Full Spine Specific technique, and extremity adjusting. Dr.
Bergman has been a special guest instructor for the Japanese Chiropractic
Association (JCA) in human dissection anatomy and physiology.
Dr. Bergman, is the best
selling author of “How to reverse Arthritis” and “How to recover from
Fibromyalgia naturally”, “How to Correct High Blood Pressure Naturally” and
“How to Save Lives Through Marketing”. Dr. Bergman also has a weekly blog talk
radio show live on Tue. From 11:30am till 12:00 past shows are available on
Itunes.com. Dr. Bergman’s books can be purchased in both Kendal version and
paper back on Amazon.com.
Dr. Bergman strongly supports the elimination
of mandatory vaccinations, and believes the science supports the view that
vaccinations are directly linked to the epidemic of chronic degenerative
diseases by promoting a chronic inflammatory response.
Director of Bergman Family
Chiropractic a Health center that see’s over 1000 people a week and has been in
practice for over 20 years. Dr Bergman
has over 700 YouTube educational videos with over 200,000 subscribers and over 23,000,000
views. Dr. Bergman has been a featured speaker at Parker in Montreal, Canada,
Parker in Chicago, Chiro One in Chicago, Gibson Management in Florida, Texas,
New Orleans, Nevada, and California, and at the Cancer Control Society in Los
Hugo V Gibson, DC, FICA, LCP.
Born in the Union of South Africa in 1942.
Attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in 1972 and also married Judy that year.
They have four children.
While at PCC he became involved in the student ICA and has been an ICA member since.
He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractor’s Association.
Currently he is the Chairman of the Board of the ICA.
He is a Life Member of the ICA.
He is an LCP (Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers) member.
He practiced in South Africa from 1973 till 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.
He was deeply involved in sport injuries especially rugby and was involved at provincial level administration for the sport.
On his arrival in 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.
He has been in private practice since 1972.
Neil Cohen, D.C.
Neil Cohen, D.C.
Dr. Neil Cohen recently began his tenure as Executive Vice President of Sherman College of Chiropractic in March 2014 and has been given charge of several key departments, in addition to ensuring the accomplishment of the vision and mission set forth by Sherman College President, Dr. Edwin Cordero. Dr. Cohen ran a successful practice for more than 28 years before accepting this key position at Sherman College. Deeply invested in the founding principles of Chiropractic, Dr. Cohen has been a Board Member of principled organizations such as the Southern Chiropractic Association and the Florida Chiropractic Society. He is a frequent platform speaker motivating and inspiring those within the Chiropractic profession. Dr. Cohen is excited for the opportunity in guiding the direction of a chiropractic college -- he believes that it is an extraordinary opportunity to shape the minds of students who will ultimately shape the future of our great profession.
Dr. Cohen is a 1986 graduate of Life Chiropractic College under the leadership of Dr. Sid E. Williams who has profoundly influenced the course of his chiropractic journey. Dr. Neil Cohen is also the recipient of the 2011 Chiropractor of the Year Award from the Southern Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Rebecca Lindesmith DC graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 2012 after which she immediately started her first practice in Olathe, KS. While in Kansas City she was on the board at the YMCA, a Big sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the onsite corporate wellness practitioner for Mariner Wealth Advisors. After practicing for 5 years in Olathe she sold the business to follow her dream of living in Austin, Texas where she now resides. In January 2018, she took over The Austin Longevity Center, which was owned by one of her mentors. Dr. Rebecca fell in love with chiropractic when she met her godparents at the age of 21. This loving and generous chiropractor and his wife changed her life when they opened her world up to the love and healing of chiropractic. Fast forward 15 years, Dr. Rebecca’s passion is spreading love via human touch, a higher level of heart connection, and the expression of true health through chiropractic and wellness care.
Dr. Andrew Bonci (Mission, KS)
Andrew S. Bonci has been a chiropractor for more than 28 years. His career is a unique blend of academic and down-to-earth teaching, research, coaching and private practice. Dr. Bonci’s latest area of research interest involves the nexus where chiropractic, neuroscience, philosophy, and consciousness are woven together into a seamless, succulent and pregnant tapestry. He takes particular interest in finding ways to give voice and language to the ineffable praxis of Life. To him, life is always fresh, new, exciting and worth exploring. In his spare time, Dr. Bonci enjoys meditation, reading, walking, bird watching and cooking. He lives in Mission, Kansas with his wife, Ragan, and their three dogs.
Billy DeMoss, DC
Dr. Billy DeMoss is an energetic and passionate speaker who has been a chiropractor
and leader within his community for over three decades. His passion for chiropractic
care, community wellness, and global sustainability is far-reaching and his influence is
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.
Edwin Cordero, D.C.
Dr. Edwin Cordero began his tenure as the fifth president of Sherman College of Chiropractic in January 2013 and is responsible for guiding the direction of a chiropractic college he believes has profoundly influenced – and will continue to shape – the chiropractic profession. He ran a successful chiropractic office for 19 years, frequently speaks at key industry events, and is dedicated to serving the profession, having participated in many humanitarian chiropractic mission trips. He is bilingual in Spanish and English and served as chiropractor for the Costa Rican team in the Central American Olympic Games for eight years. The Florida Chiropractic Society named him Chiropractor of the Year in 2011.
Dr. Cordero has mentored students and chiropractors through motivational speaking engagements for the past five years at chiropractic associations, conferences and other organizations around the world. He is leading Sherman College in becoming the preeminent chiropractic school in the U.S. and the world, and he is strengthening the college’s cultural legacy of outstanding academics, chiropractic philosophy, excellent faculty, technique and research.
Since his presidency began in 2013, Dr. Cordero and Sherman College have:
· Grown enrollment from 190 to 350 students over the last four years, while chiropractic colleges across the nation remain stagnant in enrollment.
· Maintained an aggressive travel, speaking and recruiting schedule. Dr. Cordero hit the ground running from the day he set foot on campus. He has kept an aggressive travel schedule filled with events to promote the college, raise funds and friends, and recruit new students.
· Signed academic partnership agreements and created pre-chiropractic programs with institutions across the nation and around the world to promote its doctor of chiropractic program and enrich scholarship opportunities for faculty and students, including:
o Spartanburg Methodist College – Spartanburg, SC
o Virginia College – Spartanburg, SC
o Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico
o The Medical School of Southeast University (MSSEU) in China
o Universidad de Iberoamerica (UNIBE) in San José, Costa Rica
o Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico
o Universidad Central de Bayamón in Puerto Rico
o Palm Beach State College in Florida
· Been engaged in relations with a chiropractor regarding partnering with the one chiropractic school in Chile and working with a Sherman alum regarding relations with Universidad IUEM in Metepec, Mexico.
· Become the first chiropractic partner of Access Health of Spartanburg, with the college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center providing top quality chiropractic care to Access Health’s medically underserved population in Spartanburg County.
· Partnered with the Spartanburg Academic Movement, a commitment to increase the importance placed on academic achievement for every child, from cradle to career, in Spartanburg County. This commitment will advance selected indicators of community well-being: civic and public health, social and natural environments and economic development.
· Joined forces with Spartanburg Methodist College to form a collaborative agreement and provide chiropractic care for the benefit of SMC student athletes, contributing to their enhanced performance.
· Begun developing a partnership with Hospice Care of South Carolina (HCSC), for Sherman College interns to care for Hospice patients, making a larger community impact and engaging and serving the community in meaningful ways.
· Been named to the coveted Military Friendly® Schools list, a designation given to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
· Established a President’s Assembly program to bring top notch speakers to campus and keep students inspired during their day-today studies. Assemblies are held approximately twice each quarter.
· Improved the college’s campus and facilities. Campus
improvements aimed at further growth and continuous improvement has been
plentiful. These changes have enhanced student learning, given the college more
versatile spaces, expanded patient care options and will accommodate continued
Dr. Michael C. Hudak was born and raised in New Jersey. In 1993, at 24 years old, he moved to Kansas City with $250. He made money around his new neighborhood, cutting grass, washing windows, raking leaves, etc. He started Chiropractic College in 1994 and graduated in 1998. He has had his own private practice for almost 20 years, and coaches/ consults fellow Chiropractors in practice. Dr. Hudak is a Master Practitioner and Coach of Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and enjoys writing children stories, and spending time with his wife and 3 little girls. He has a passion for standing up for the truth. Dr. Hudak and his children have presented to various jurisdictions and aided in changing legislation regarding smoking in parks and playgrounds. He believes that if we all make changes within our power for the greater good, that together in our powerful synergistic magnetism, we can change the world.
Dr. Hudak lives in Weatherby Lake, Missouri, a small community outside of Kansas City with his wife and children, and has an undeniable enthusiasm for our incredible Chiropractic Profession.
When Del Bigtree began investigating the story of the CDC Whistleblower and the fraud perpetrated by the CDC, he soon realized that he had stumbled upon a story of corruption and deception beyond any he had ever seen. Further investigation into the wrongful destruction of Andrew Wakefield’s career orchestrated by Big Pharma and the UK Department of Health inspired him to focus all of his attention on what he believes to be the most crucial documentary of the year. Bigtree is proud to be working side by side with Andrew Wakefield, one of the most important minds of our time, to create a documentary that will not only alert Americans to the outright destruction of their civil liberties, but will lead the charge to demand the formation of a genuine independent research body conducting legitimate science to ensure that all vaccines are truly safe. was an Emmy Award-winning producer on the daytime talk show The Doctors, for six years. With a background both as a filmmaker and an investigative medical journalist, he is best known for combining visually impactful imagery, raw emotional interviews and unbiased investigative research into stories that push the envelope of daytime television. Some of his most thought-provoking episodes include a rare televised debate between Monsanto’s head of toxicology Dr. Donna Farmer and GMO activist Jeffrey Smith and an exposé on a “gold standard” medical test that mistakenly indicts loving parents for child abuse, causing their children to be remanded to Child Protective Services.PRODUCER Del Bigtree
The board review classes started at Sherman College in 1975 as a way to help the students pass the National Board. The Irene Gold Associates organization became incorporated in 1978 in the state of Pennsylvania. She takes great pleasure in having successfully prepared many thousands of doctors for licensure since that time.
Prior to conducting board reviews, Dr. Gold taught in several different chiropractic colleges for a number of years; first for Columbia Institute, then Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, and finally ADIO Chiropractic College. Her years at Sherman College included several years as academic dean.
After meeting and marrying Reggie Gold, one of the most dedicated and outspoken chiropractors and chiropractic philosophers of all time, Irene's education grew to include that field as well. Irene graduated from Columbia Institute of Chiropractic (now New York Chiropractic College) with her Doctor of Chiropractic in 1974.
Growing up in New York City, Irene Gold developed a strong interest in her own education and put herself through college, initially earning a degree as a Registered Nurse from Fifth Avenue Hospital in NYC. She worked in numerous areas of nursing for fifteen years after graduation from nursing school. The RN was followed by a BS in Nursing Education, and a MA in Health Education.
Wakefield continues to fight back on behalf of affected children, winning numerous awards and has released a second non-fiction book, Waging War on The Autistic Child. This is due to come out in paperback form Skyhorse Publishing with a brand new chapter on the CDC whistleblower story. Wakefield has interviewed with Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes, Matt Lauer at NBC, and on CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America, the BBC, and multiple other networks and radio stations worldwide. He has also published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications and spoken internationally on autism and vaccines. His story and his exoneration have been featured in Dr. David Lewis’ book Science for Sale and are the subjects of a feature documentary to be released by Miranda Bailey’s Ambush Entertainment
The case was denied on jurisdictional grounds in the Court of Appeal.
Wakefield filed a defamation lawsuit against Brian Deer, the BMJ, and its editor, Fiona Godlee, in Travis County Court, Texas. . The details of that case can be found here.
Since moving to Austin, Texas, he co-founded the Autism Media Channel with Polly Tommey with the goal of countering the pharmaceutical marketing and advertising juggernaut and the biased corporate-owned media with their own media. Together they produced the award-winning documentary, “Who Killed Alex Spourdalkis?,” which was Wakefield’s directorial debut.
Wakefield is the only one of the 13 co-authors barred from practicing medicine. He lost his country, his career, and his medical license. He considers these losses a small price to pay for the privilege of working with affected families.
More recently, on appeal, the English High Court overturned the allegations made against the senior authors of the Lancet paper and Wakefield’s colleague Professor John Walker-Smith was reinstated and exonerated.
Wakefield has defended the paper, his medical and personal ethics and his findings in his national bestselling book, “Callous Disregard,” as well as in several video interviews:
Deer attacked Dr. Wakefield’s ethics, as having unreported conflicts of financial interests, and of falsifying research data in a report co-authored by 12 others. The Lancet paper was retracted for reasons that were subsequently shown to be false in the English High Court. Nonetheless, the Lancet editor refused to reinstate the paper. Deer’s allegations led the General Medical Council to revoke Dr. Wakefield’s license to practice medicine.
In 2004, the same year the CDC published its MMR/Autism study, freelance journalist, Brian Deer, published an investigation into Wakefield et al. findings in the Lancet paper for The Sunday Paper, a News Corp/Rupert Murdoch asset, and subsequent reports for the UK’s Channel 4 and the British Medical Journal (BMJ), claiming that Wakefield et al. had falsified data and committed fraud.
These statements were echoed around the U.K. and the U.S., and parents chose the single vaccines in preference to MMR. The official response was to withdraw the option of single vaccines making the return of measles inevitable. Growing anti-MMR sentiment and lower vaccination rates threatened the bottom lines of manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline and Merck. In the U.S. Merck holds the sole patent for the MMR vaccine.
However, with the paper’s publication, the Dean of the medical school held a press briefing with some of the co-authors in attendance. Wakefield was called upon to answer a question as to what parents should do in light of concerns about MMR vaccine safety. He responded that in his mind there was enough doubt about MMR vaccine safety that parents should opt for the single measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines given at yearly intervals. His response: “It’s a moral issue for me. I can’t support the continued use of these three vaccines, given in combination, until this issue has been resolved.” Wakefield advocated for the use of single vaccines. He did not say to stop vaccinations altogether as many have been led to believe. Nonetheless, this minted Wakefield as the “Father of the Anti-Vaccine Movement.”
“We did not prove an association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the syndrome described. Virological studies are underway that may help to resolve the issues. If there is a causal link between measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and this syndrome, a rising incidence might be anticipated after the introduction of this vaccine in the UK in 1988. Published evidence is inadequate to show whether there is a change…”
The results of the study were submitted to The Lancet, a British medical journal, for publication in February 1998. The paper, which has become one of the most misrepresented in medical history, specifically stated:
In 1995, as an academic physician working in a London teaching hospital, he was contacted by the parent of an autistic child with stomach issues. He soon learned from several other parents with autistic behaviors, that their children’s regressive behavior immediately followed an MMR vaccine. He started investigating a possible role between gastrointestinal issues, the MMR vaccine, and neurological injury in children. In pursuit of this possible link, Dr. Wakefield participated in a study of twelve children with both stomach and developmental issues. The ensuing report, written with twelve other authors would catapult Wakefield into becoming one of the most controversial figures in the history of Medicine.is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London in 1981. He qualified as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and trained as a gastrointestinal surgeon with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Traveling Fellowship to study small-intestinal transplantation in Toronto. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the U.K. in 2001. Wakefield has published over 140 original scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters.DIRECTOR Andrew Wakefield MB.BS.
If you desire to grow to a higher level of chiropractic practice founded on strong principles, then join us, as we take the profession into the future, while preserving the foundation of the art, philosophy, and science on which the profession was built.
I am Dr Joe Borio. I am a chiropractor
in Cicero, NY now for over 29 years. I was born February 7, 1965 in Syracuse,
New York and I’m the third born in a family of four children. My awesome
parents own and operate a large Italian restaurant where I definitely learned
the meaning of hard work. Playing every sport I could in high school, college,
and at the professional level, I lived for the benefits of great health and
great performance. Having some health challenges myself, as a young boy and
being helped by a chiropractor, I decided to enter into chiropractic, to offer
health and wellness to the people of my community, I knew as a boy.
After I graduated from Chiropractic College, I began my chiropractic practice in Cicero, New York, at the same location I practice now. Working hard through the years with many mentors and masters, I was able to grow one of the largest practices in the country, helping tens of thousands of people live a healthier subluxation free life.
In my effort to drive success for chiropractors, I began Chiropassion Consulting ten years ago with a mission to build successful, motivated, and passionate chiropractors and chiropractic teams. I will tell you, I mentor, teach, and coach as I practice, with passion, total commitment, patience, and hard work. I care about the people and practices I oversee like they are my own, and my clients will tell you, I am an honest, authentic man with passion and warmth. My motivational speaking and conviction combined with my love for chiropractic is apparent in everything I do.
I am a contributing writer to many Chiropractic Journals, and I sit on the Board of Trustees at Sherman College of Chiropractic. I am also a board member of the IFCO and I’m a Brother of the Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table. I have devoted the past 10 years as a Chiropractic mentor, teacher, and coach, speaking at all Chiropractic events and for Chiropractic associations across the World.
“The future of Chiropractic is in our hands and it is a huge responsibility.” Chiropassion Consulting is my effort to keep true to the chiropractic principles, while ensuring the continued growth and success of all the clients and their teams we are honored to coach with.
Dr. Troy Dukowitz
Speakers subject to change.
Billy DeMoss DC
Irene Gold DC
Neil Cohen DC
John Bergman DC