The goal of the Alumni Services is to encourage all graduates to continue their association with Northeast College of Health Sciences (formerly New York Chiropractic College) through consistent communication, exposure to prospective and current students, and providing educational and social opportunities.
Alumni Weekend 2021
Registration is now open for Alumni Weekend "Learn, Connect, Lead" September 17-19, 2021. This year we have moved to a hybrid format, offering both in-person and live webinar course selections.
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 17, 2021 (Virtual Format)
Saturday, September 18, 2021 (In-person/Virtual Format)
Sunday, September 19, 2021 (Virtual Format)
Jason Brown, DC, DACRB, FICC
A proud NYCC alumnus, Dr. Jason Brown is in private practice near Albany, NY. His area of interest and expertise is in active care, spine rehabilitation, and movement assessment. He has earned a diplomate in chiropractic rehabilitation, numerous advanced certifications, and co-authored several book chapters on these topics. Dr. Brown currently serves as the President of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) and as New York’s State Affiliate to the America Chiropractic Association (ACA).
Weston Bussler, PhD
Weston Bussler Ph.D. is a part of the Research and Development team at Standard Process as a Nutrition Scientist. His work involves translating novel research insights and natural product innovations into successful products and educational material for health care practitioners to support health and wellness. Weston earned his B.S. in Nutrition at The University of Minnesota and continued his education at North Carolina State University where he earned a Ph.D. in Nutrition Science with an emphasis in Food and Agriculture. His research at NCSU focused on the intersection of these three disciplines where he worked to connect plants to health conditions utilizing statistical genomics. Weston pairs his multidisciplinary background with a passion for nutrition and health promotion.
Erica Callahan, DC, MSACN
Speaker Bio Erica Callahan D.C., M.S.A.C.N is a chiropractor and associate professor at Northeast College of Health Sciences (Northeast). A graduate from NYCC in 2007, Dr. Callahan began her career as a Nutritional Fellow. During her fellowship, Dr. Callahan earned her Master’s in Applied Clinical Nutrition (M.S.A.C.N) degree and worked as a chiropractic clinician. Dr. Callahan has enjoyed teaching Northeast student clerks in diagnosis, examination, and evidence-based management of the chiropractic and nutrition patient. Her practice focus is on women’s health (including pregnancy), pediatric nutrition, and overall health and wellness issues such as weight loss.
John D. Davila, DC, FICC
Since 2000, Dr. Davila has been training doctors and staff on the topics of federal and state level insurance compliance. He has consulted for Axis Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, American Specialty Health Network, Colonial Life, Companion Property and Casualty, Chiropractic Network of the Carolinas, and Palmetto GBA (South Carolina Medicare). In 2001, he re-wrote the Medicare policy for chiropractic reimbursement for Palmetto GBA and served on their Physician Carrier Advisory Committee..
Dr. Davila is a lifetime member of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Since 2017 he serves as a member of MedPro Group’s chiropractic advisory board. In 2021, Dr. Davila was recognized as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors, Inc., for his contributions towards the advancement of the chiropractic profession. Dr. Davila currently operates his own consulting company, Custom ChiroSolutions, offering chiropractors individualized service and training on the same topics he has become known as a profession expert on.
Christine Foss, DC, MD, MS.Ed., ATC, DACBSP, ICCSP
Dr. Christine Foss has a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from Old Dominion University, a Doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences. When she is not treating and working with patients at her New Jersey Advanced Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Center and Kid’s Therapy Center, she travels the world treating elite athletes. She has worked with Team USA Track and Field in Mexico and has worked in the Sports Medicine Department at the University of Notre Dame and the Olympic Training Camp in Colorado Springs.
David I. Graber, DC, DACBSP
Dr. David Graber Dr. David Graber is a 1985 graduate of NYCC and a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. He was the 2012 Chiropractor of the Year for the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors. He has taught thousands of Doctors of Chiropractic, and developed over 25 courses on spinal and extremity adjusting techniques, low tech rehabilitation, the science of manipulation and manual care, in addition to many other topics. He is the past chairman of the ANJC Council on Technique and Clinical Excellence. Dr. Graber is currently in private practice in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Dennis Homack, MS, DC, CCSP
The educational background of Dr. Homack includes an Associate in Science degree in Computer Science from Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from Stockton State College in Pomona, New Jersey. He is a 1997 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, and has completed his Master in Science degree in Human-Environmental Relations (Ergonomics) at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (2003). He also is a Chiropractic Sports Physician/Practitioner certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (CCSP).
Dr. Homack is now retired from private practice which he maintained in Seneca Falls, New York since 1998. He continues to consult with select cases with other practitioners, serves as an expert witness in the legal community, and continues to provided consulting services to groups, organizations and corporate businesses which he has done since 1993. He presented a number of papers at various professional conferences across the United States, and has been published internationally in peer reviewed journals.
Kurt Juergens, DC, CCSP
Dr. Juergens is a passionate speaker. He engages his audience with his dynamic and interactive lecture style. He draws on his 28 years of private practice and extensive sports medicine experiences to deliver useful information that the doctor will embrace and want to incorporate Monday morning!
Karen Konarski-Hart, DC, DABCO, MSDPEM
Dr Karen Konarski-Hart has been a member of the NCMIC Speaker’s Bureau since 2003. As an EMT with a Master’s degree in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, she helped develop the ACA Guidelines for Doctors of Chiropractic who wish to serve in disaster or emergency response. She is the first DC to have served as the president of the Arkansas Board of Health. She is a past Councilor of the Council on Chiropractic Education, where she served for 9 years. She was the first woman to serve as Vice President of the ACA and is the recipient of the ACA’s Humanitarian of the Year and most recently the ACA Chiropractor of the Year award. Dr Konarski-Hart is in private practice in Little Rock Arkansas where she also serves as leader of the Pulaski County Medical Reserve Corps.
William J. Lauretti, DC, FICC, FACC
Dr. Bill Lauretti spent over 15 years in private practice in Maryland before joining the Chiropractic Clinical Science faculty at Northeast College of Health Sciences in 2005. He is an ACA Spokesman who has been interviewed by major news outlets about chiropractic safety and effectiveness. He is a Board member of the Association for the History of Chiropractic and a Regional Director for the New York State Chiropractic Association.
Marisa Marciano, B.Kin, ND, RH (AHG)
Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA
In 2007, Kathy Mills Chang Incorporated was created to help chiropractors make and keep more money. Specializing in coding, documentation, insurance, patient financial procedures, Medicare and compliance, Kathy leads a team of 17 to deliver these solutions to the profession, both personally and virtually.
Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC
Dr. Murphy is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Associate Professor, New York Chiropractic College. He lectures throughout the world on various topics related to primary spine care. Dr. Murphy has nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters. His two-volume book, Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain Vols I and II, is the required text for Primary Spine Practitioner training.
Ian C. Paskowski, DC
In March of 2020, Dr. Paskowski was redeployed as Director of Operations – Covid - 19 Testing Site for BID - Plymouth. In this capacity he was charged with oversight of staffing, procedure development, quality and process improvement and daily operation and safety for the hospitals outpatient Covid – 19 testing sites. The testing sites operate six days weekly and includes coordination among multiple stakeholders including hospital based and state and local public health departments.
Kristina L. Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS
Following graduation, Dr. Napuli opened a practice and shortly after began her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Technique at New York Chiropractic College. During this time, she also achieved a Master's degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University. As an active member of the American Chiropractic Association, she is currently serving as the President for the Women’s Health Council. She is also a Professor and Assistant Dean of the College of Chiropractic at Logan University, and adjunct faculty at Northeast. She has been actively involved in research related to pelvic pain in females and has authored both clinical and educational articles on this topic and others.
Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR
Dr. Silverman is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and the media and a frequent health expert contributor on national blogs such as Consumer Health Digest. He has appeared on FOX News Channel, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Wall Street Journal, NewsMax. He was invited as a guest speaker on “Talks at Google” to discuss his current book. A frequently published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications, Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice.
Dr. Silverman was the principal investigator on a Level 1 laser FDA study. His new book, Superhighway to Health, is expected to be published in June 2021.
Todd G. Singleton, DC
Dr. Todd Singleton graduated from LACC with his Doctorate in Chiropractic. He went on to own and operate the largest and highly grossing integrative chiropractic clinic in Utah. In 2005, he started incorporating nutritional programs into practice to increase his patient outcomes success rate. He has coached and trained over 2,500 clinics on this approach, including speak at Life University, Parker University and Texas Chiropractic College. He has written dozens of articles, some of which were published in the 3 main trade journals … The American Chiropractor, Dynamic Chiropractic, and Chiropractic Economics. He developed his consulting firm Singletonsystems which empowers doctors to help more patients and rediscover their true passion of being a healer.
Michelle Turk, DC
Dr. Michael Zumpano, DC, PhD
As a professor at Northeast College of Health Sciences for more than 20 years, he is always current in the new chiropractic techniques, and will always be current and up-to-date in human anatomy and biomechanics. He also coordinates the Anatomical Gift Program (whole body donation) at the College, and is a member of the NYS Regents State Board of Chiropractic.
C.E. State Approvals
Approved: NC, NY, PA, FL**
Pre-Approved: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, MA, MD, MI (in-person courses), MS*, MT, NE, ND, NH, NJ (DC only), OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, Puerto Rico, Canadian Provinces (except AB)
This course is valid for Doctor of Chiropractic CE credits in "pre-approved" states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board. It remains attendees' responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event. *Does not accept online
Approved: CNS (for select courses - 6 credits)
Pending: NCCAOM (for select courses)
Pending: NJ LCA (for select courses)
**Florida did not approve 0.5 credits for Northeast Celebrates Thirty Years in Seneca Falls
Don't see your state listed?.
|Hotel||Group Rate; Reservation Code||Reservation cutoff date||Reservation phone number||Hotel website link/info/address|
|del Lago Resort & Casino (Waterloo, NY)||$190/night* (King or Queen); "NYCC 30th anniversary"||August 17th, 2021||855.335.5246||www.dellagoresort.com|
|The Gould (Seneca Falls, NY)||$109/night*; “30 Year Celebration Alumni Event Weekend”||August 17th, 2021||315.712.4000||www.thegouldhotel.com|
|The Hampton (Seneca Falls, NY)||$119/night* (King or Double); "ALU"||August 21st, 2021||315.539.3939||www.hampton.com|
*Room rates shown do not include tax.
Alumni/Non-Alumni Tuition Registration Fees (must be paid in full to secure registration):
- $40 per session
- Early Bird Special – No Registration Fee!
- Registration Fee August 5 – September 8, 2021 – $20
- Additional Late Registration Fee as of September 9, 2021 – $20
- Northeast Student Tuition - $5 per session
- webinar session registrations available September 8, 2021
- in-person session registrations available September 15, 2021
- Registrations will be closed on a rolling basis as follows:
- Friday sessions – registration closes at 10am Friday, September 17, 2021
- Saturday sessions – registration closes at 9pm Friday, September 17, 2021
- Sunday sessions - registration closes at 9pm Saturday, September 18, 2021
Walk-in registrations will not be available at this event
Accepting Payment by Credit Card Only
Northeast Postgraduate Department makes every attempt to offer programs as publicized. We nevertheless reserve the right to alter and/or adjust program details, including but not limited to dates, locations, times, instructors, and presentation sources and sequences. Northeast is not responsible for expenses and/or consequential damages suffered by registrants of altered programs.
Registration fees are non-refundable.
Early bird registrants, who did not incur a registration fee, will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee.
Cancellations after notes have been made electronically available (including "No Shows") are subject to a 50% processing fee per registered session, because access to the instructor's intellectual property will have already been granted.
All refunds must be requested within 7 days of event completion.
Invalid credit cards are subject to a $10.00 fee.
All refunds will be processed via check payment and mailed to the registrant's address listed in their profile. Refunds will be processed intermittently, once per month; therefore requesters should allow ample time for refund issuance.
To register for Alumni Weekend, please use the appropriate link below:
Alumni Connection Portal
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