Homecoming Weekend 2018

NYCC Homecoming Save The Dates: September 21-23 2018; September 20-22 2019

Save the Date

Homecoming Weekend – September 21-23, 2018

We invite you to participate in Homecoming Weekend, showcasing the beauty of fall in the Finger Lakes! Participants will enjoy great topics and sessions in chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutrition. For questions regarding alumni programs, email Diane Zink at alumnirelations@nycc.edu, or call Alumni Relations at 800-234-NYCC (6922), extension 3065.


Registration is now closed for Homecoming 2018.

Non-alumni - Return here to retrieve handouts! 


2018 Homecoming Schedule at a Glance

Registration, Special Events, and Fees

Registration Fee:  $25 per person

Tuition Fee:  $15 per CE/PDA

Student Fee: $10 per person
Please note:  Late registration fee applied after 12:01 AM (ET) Friday, September 21, 2018
Late fee for professions additional $25 and students $5.
Weekend registration includes light breakfast Saturday and Sunday, lunch Saturday 

Special Events

President's Welcome Dinner, Ventosa Vineyards
3440 Route 96A, Geneva, NY 14456
Friday, September 21, 2018

Separate Fee:  $50 per person 

6:15 P.M.

Bus transportation from NYCC campus and Holiday Inn available 
(seating limited) 
6:45 P.M.-7:45 P.M.

Social hour includes:
Cash bar

7:45 P.M.-9:45 P.M. Main event includes:
Main Dinner Served Family Style
Caesar Salad, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Prime Rib of Beef, 
Penne Pasta with Homemade Red Sauce, Sauteed Green Beans
Cash bar
President's welcome

Harvest Festival
Kenneth W. Padgett Administration Building Dining Halls
6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Saturday, September 22, 2018    

Separate Fee:  $10 per person

Event includes: Entertainment
Complimentary wine and beer tasting
Cash bar
Harvest Appetizers, Buffet, and Desserts
Prize drawings
Engaging conversation and networking opportunities


Speaker Bios

William Moreau, D.C., DACBSP, CSCS

Dr. Bill Moreau is the founder and educational coordinator for DConline. He is the Managing Director of Sports Medicine for the United States Olympic Committee. He coordinates postgraduate sports programming including many presentations with University of Western States, Southern California University of Health Sciences, and Palmer University.

Dr. Moreau has a long history of successfully presenting postgraduate education for over twelve years and he is a certified online instructor. Dr. Moreau has presented over 450 postgraduate presentations throughout the United States and Internationally. He has worked with Olympic, collegiate, high school and recreational athletes for over 29 years. Additionally, Dr. Moreau provides expert testimony regarding chiropractic malpractice cases.

Dr. Moreau is well published with an emphasis on injuries in athletics including concussion. He serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and was an associate editor for the Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation for seven years before the journal was retired. Dr. Moreau has served for many years on the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as past president, BOD member and advisor.

Bill enjoys spending time with his family, conservation, supporting and cheering for Team USA as well as the Iowa Hawkeyes, and outdoor activities of any kind (except deep sea fishing). He enjoys all sports!

Jason Brown, D.C., DACRB, FICC

Dr. Jason Brown is a chiropractor in private practice in New York's Capital Region with offices in the Schodack/East Greenbush  community. Dr. Brown has an interest and expertise in rehabilitation, functional training, and corrective exercise.  Working in compliment with traditional chiropractic adjustments, these tools help change people's lives.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Brown is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and ACA Rehab Council; he serves as Vice President of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) and previously served on the Board of Directors and as President of NYSCA District 10.  He has coauthored 2 chapters in the Functional Training Handbook and earned a Diplomate in Chiropractic Rehabilitation (DACRB). Dr. Brown is a certified member of Rehab 2 Performance and serves as the Testing Director, teaches post-graduate courses in the areas of spine rehabilitation, functional assessment and corrective exercise, and NYS Workers' Compensation.  He loves to travel and continuing to learn from exceptional practitioners who are advancing the ideas of patient-centered conservative care.

Emily Kate Canfield, D.C., M.S.

Dr. Emily Canfield completed her Master's in Sports Studies in 2006 before heading right into Chiropractic School at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, where she graduated in April, 2010. During her schooling and following completion of her chiropractic degree, she worked as an athletic trainer, both independently and with a variety of semi-professional teams. In 2014, she founded her own practice - Canfield Chiropractic and Sports Clinic.

Her focus is very much sports based, although she takes pride in being a well-rounded clinician. At New York Chiropractic College, she is an Assistant Professor where she can be found teaching technique in the labs, leading the Extremities I Technique Lecture and Lab, and leading the Sports Management II Elective.

Mark Charrette, D.C.

Dr. Mark N. Charrette is a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He is a frequent guest speaker at nine chiropractic colleges and has taught over 1000 seminars worldwide on extremity adjusting, biomechanics, and spinal adjusting techniques. His seminars emphasize a practical, hands-on approach.

Dr. Charrette is a former All-American swimmer, who has authored a book on extremity adjusting. Having developed successful practices in California, Nevada, and Iowa, Dr. Charrette currently resides in Dallas, TX.

James Demetrious, D.C., FACO

Dr. James Demetrious presents enlightening programs that melds clinical experience with evidence-based practices. He is a clinician, author, educator and leader in chiropractic. He has lectured nationally on behalf of chiropractic schools and associations. He seeks to elevate the chiropractic profession by distilling current research into meaningful context through practical clinical experience. Doctors attending his courses will derive newfound excitement for their practice and patients.

Dr. Demetrious achieved his chiropractic degree with honors from New York Chiropractic College. He completed his postgraduate training through National University of Health Sciences. He is a board certified chiropractic orthopedist and has worked continuously in clinical practice since 1986. He has been recognized and honored as a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists.

Dr. Demetrious has authored many articles that have been published in the journals Chiropractic and Manual Therapy (formerly C&O), JMPT, JNMS and JACO. He has served as an editor of the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He has performed independent peer reviews for the medical journals Clinical Anatomy and Annals of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Demetrious teaches sound clinical acumen, advanced diagnostic assessment and therapeutic decision making to improve patient outcomes and wellness.

Bryan Isacks, L.Ac.

Mr. Bryan Isacks, L.Ac. Graduated from NYCC's School of AOM with an M.S. in Acupuncture in 2007, and completed his M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2008. He was the recipient of the Golden Needle Award, as well as the Award for Clinical Excellence in the M.S.A. program. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine of NYCC where he teaches Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong and assists in Channels & Points and Acupuncture Techniques. To date, Isacks has been training, teaching, and practicing acupuncture of over a decade. Isacks has taught medical qigong in the area since 2004, where he developed a qigong curriculum for people in recovery at Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services. Additionally, he has continually run a high volume acupuncture practice in Trumansburg, NY specializing in sports medicine and pain management since 2007. He has hosted dozens of students and interns who came to learn acupuncture and body work in his clinic, and has assisted some of the finest practitioners of East Asian healing arts in the world in teaching Chinese medical massage, qi gong, and tui na in Europe, Canada, and the United States. Isacks has treated and helped thousands of people in the Finger Lakes. Currently, Mr. Isacks lives in Ovid, NY with his wife Andrea, his daughter Sophie, his son Ryder and too many dogs.

Jeffrey Lavell, D.C.

Dr. Jeffrey Lavell holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern College of Chiropractic.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, where he majored in Biology and received a minor in Chemistry. He also holds a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern in Human Biology.

Dr. Lavell has extensive training in human nutrition. For many years dating back to his undergraduate studies he worked with bodybuilders to help them get in shape for their shows and events. He has developed a unique multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal injuries by combining the expertise of varied professionals including; personal trainers, massage therapists, physical therapists, and chiropractors.

Because of his extensive experience, Dr. Lavell has been teaching functional nutrition since 2010. He has been able to travel the country educating other healthcare providers including chiropractors, nutritionists, medical doctors, homeopaths, naturopaths and more. This has given him a great opportunity to advance his skills and keep current with all the modern research. He has also presented to national audiences via webinar format on such topics as optimal brain health and sports nutrition. He is considered a leading national expert on the topic of functional nutrition. 

Currently, Dr. Lavell serves as a team chiropractor for The Minnesota Menagerie Women's Rugby Team as well as athletes from the University of Minnesota Men's Rugby Team.

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA

Since 1983, Kathy Mills Chang has been providing Chiropractors with hands-on training, advice and tools to improve the financial performance of their practices. Kathy is a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist (MCS-P) and is one of fewer than 100 certified in the chiropractic profession. Now celebrating her 31st year in chiropractic, Kathy is not only a well-known and sought-after speaker, but has served in National and State level Chiropractic Organizations, sits on diverse boards and advisory councils related to the profession, and is frequently invited to address Chiropractors in important conferences and seminars around the country.

In 2007, Kathy Mills Chang, Inc. was created to help chiropractors make and keep more money. As THE chiropractic reimbursement and compliance specialists, their training arm, KMC University, effectively analyzes and enhances the financial performance of Chiropractic practices. 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... making the implementation quick and cost-effective. You can find out more about KMC University at www.kmcuniversity.com.

Peter Nickless, D.C., M.B.A., M.S., DCBCN, C.N.S.

Dr. Peter Nickless graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2000 with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Nickless also holds a Master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (2009) and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Southern New Hampshire (2012). Dr. Nickless practiced from 2000-2009 in the New York metropolitan area, during which time he specialized in sports performance and general wellness. Dr. Nickless practiced in an integrative health care clinic between 2005-2009 that had a strong core belief in the use of chiropractic and nutrition as complimentary modalities essential for optimal performance. In 2009, Dr. Nickless moved to Maine to pursue a teaching career as well as establish a part-time solo practice in nutrition and chiropractic. Dr. Nickless came to New York Chiropractic College from Kaplan University where he was the Chair of the Health Sciences Department for the Maine campuses. Dr. Nickless has experience in teaching and administrating in both the online and traditional course delivery formats.

Sarah Spiegelhoff, Ph.D., LMHC, N.C.C.

Sarah Spiegelhoff, Ph.D., LMHC, N.C.C., associate director for counseling services at New York Chiropractic College, president-elect of the American Counseling Association of New York. She will serve a term of three years, with the first year as president-elect, followed by president, and past-president. As president-elect, Dr. Spiegelhoff will represent counselors in the state of New York as one of the executive leaders at regional meetings, and facilitate communication with the national organization.  She will also collaborate with the state executive committee, which consists of regional chair, professional and community outreach chairs, legislative and policy chairs, and graduate student representatives.

As a state division of the national organization, the ACA-NY seeks to increase awareness of the profession by representing all of the New York counselors at legislative meetings in Albany and sponsoring free networking events and continuing education opportunities for members. It also organizes grassroots legislative movements and develops public service announcements.

Peter Thompson, M.S., B.C.C., Ed.D.

Dr. Peter Thompson, Director of the Academy for Academic Excellence and Student Success at New York Chiropractic College has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled "Transforming the Adolescent Male Athletic Experience: A Strengths-Based Intervention Protocol for Competitive Male Swimmers Considering Dropping Out," and earned the title of Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Human Development through the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. Dr. Thompson shared that the results of his dissertation work confirmed the efficacy of strengths-based interventions in supporting students' academic, athletic, and personal motivation, self-awareness, self-acceptance, and confidence in the face of challenges.

Changqing Joseph Yang, Ph.D., M.A., L.Ac.

Dr. Changqing Joseph Yang graduated from the Chinese Medicine University of Heilongjiang, China in 1984, and then in 1987 he received his Chinese medicine master degree at the same university. In 1990, he one year of training at Aichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan. In 1998 he also received his Ph.D. degree in psychiatry, in Kobe University, medical school, Kobe, Japan.

Now he is a faculty member working at Alhambra Medical University at Los Angeles. He is working at his clinic at Santa Monica and working for the CEU class for the local and national associations. From this year Dr. Yang received a new position as a commissioner at Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture of Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), USA.

From his decades practice, Dr. Yang is focusing on the internal medicine especially on mental disorders including schizophrenia, mood disorder, stress reaction and anxiety. His methodology is based on Inner Classic, and has his own development, combining with ancient and western knowledge so that he is play his unique and effective role in the clinical practice. Based on the Inner Classic theory, Dr. Yang proposed the Ben Shen acupuncture, Bne Shen herbology, Ben Shen conservation and Bne Shen psychotherapy. His efforts have provided the systematic theory and treatment system to the TCM shen disturbance theory, and he hopes to learn more ancient wisdom, and continue to widely and deeply develop this theory to a new level.

Jeana Voorhies, D.C.

Dr. Jeana Voorhies is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College ('01), where she is currently an Assistant Professor. Upon finishing her chiropractic degree, she moved to Ohio and founded Voorhies Family Chiropractic Clinic with her husband. There, Dr. Voorhies treated a wide variety of patients from young children, to their mothers, as well as establishing a satellite office in the heart of a large Mennonite and Amish community. She practiced in Ohio for over ten years before returning back to the NYCC community to teach.

She can be found leading the newest students of the chiropractic curriculum, teaching them to identify anatomical structures through their palpation skills. She also leads a class on Human Development and runs electives focusing on pregnant and postpartum women.

Michael Zumpano, Ph.D., D.C.

In addition to being a licensed chiropractor and an international expert in human anatomy, Dr. Zumpano is an anthropologist -- an expert in human culture and variation and trained in holistic system analysis. This means that he is able to analyze and discover the cause of your pain. Treatment is centered on finding the problem and fixing the problem, not just treating the pain.

As a professor at New York Chiropractic College, he is always current in the new chiropractic techniques, and will always be current and up-to-date in human anatomy and biomechanics.


Please make hotel reservations by calling one of the hotels following. Group rates are available, so mention the code NYCC Homecoming.

For special room rates, reservations must be made by August 20, 2018.

Quality Inn
Route 414 North
Waterloo, New York 13165
(315) 539-5011

Hampton Inn Seneca Falls
1950 Balsley Road
Seneca Falls, New York 13148
(315) 539-3939

Del Lago Resort and Casino
1133 State Route 414
Waterloo, NY 13165
(315) 946-1777

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