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2014 Convention Speakers

  Bharon Hoag
xecutive director of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association, has been a leader in the fight for fair reimbursement, teaching chiropractors the prevailing law as well as the rules of health care coding and documentation and how to apply them. Working and teaching in the chiropractic field for more than 12 years, Hoag has developed a unique "non-doctor” approach through ownership and management of numerous clinics.

Dr. Kreg Huffer
president of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association,

Shilo Harris
Medal of Honor recipient, Shilo Harris came from a family with deep roots in military service. As a son of a Vietnam veteran, Shilo always knew he wanted to be a soldier. On September 11th his life changed forever and shortly afterward he enlisted as a Cavalry Scout in the US Army. His first deployment was to Schweinfurt, Germany with the 1st Infantry Division. From Germany Shilo headed to war-torn Iraq.


On his second deployment with the 10th Mountain Division he was assigned and worked near southern Baghdad. On February 19, 2007, Harris’ armored vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). The explosion injured the driver and ended the lives of three of his fellow soldiers. Shilo survived but with severe third degree burns on 35% of his body. The severity of the burns meant the loss of Shilo’s ears, the tip of his nose and three fingers. The crushing explosion fractured his left collarbone and C-7 vertebrae.


The devastating injuries required that Shilo remain in a medically induced coma for 48 days; after, he spent nearly three years recovering and undergoing intensive physical therapy at the burn unit of Brooklyn Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio, TX. While at BAMC, he was the first soldier to participate in cutting-edge regenerative stem-cell research to regrow his fingers, and later received prosthetic ears.


Shilo’s recovery has involved more than 75 surgeries, which required his family to spend up to six hours a day on wound care. Shilo also struggled from PTSD. In 2010 he was medically retired from the Army. Shilo reflects on his time in the service and his injuries: “Everything in life is a gift. Sometimes it may not be the gift you want but you realize that your challenges are a new beginning.”


Shilo is a family man who is committed to five children, and also a devout Christian. In 2012, the Harris family was the recipient of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and was provided with a new home equipped to serve the needs of Shilo’s unique medical and physical circumstances. Today, Shilo is a motivational speaker, sharing his story with groups around the country, raising awareness for PTSD and serving as an inspiration to fellow soldiers.


Shilo's book Steel Will,

Dr. Miles Bodzin
Founder & CEO of Cash Practice® Systems is a chiropractor who became known as “the king of patient retention”. Over the decades Dr. Bodzin has perfected the Cash Practice® Systems while in his own practice, which had a patient visit average of over 300. He speaks internationally on the topic of client retention, and his company offers web-based software for chiropractors to streamline their practices. The Cash Practice® Systems have helped thousands of chiropractic offices collect more cash in their practices, skyrocket their patient retention, and reduce their dependence on insurance. Learn more at or call 877-343-8950.

Dr. Steven Weiniger,

literally wrote the book on posture, Stand Taller ~ Live Longer: An Anti-Aging Strategy. He’s helped DCs globally position themselves as Posture Specialists by creating posture awareness and then teaching patients to functionally strengthen how they balance, align and move/ ( This year he was invited to present at the World Federation of
Chiropractic Congress in Greece).


DrW created the free PostureZone app and the StrongPosture® exercises that teach people how to improve posture to stay active and pain-free. He’s been featured nationally in newspapers, magazines and TV media including ABC, NBC, FOX, Shape, Women’s Health and Oprah’s Oxygen. DrW is Managing Partner of, the directory for consumer posture information and finding a local Certified Posture Exercise Professional (CPEP). See for professional posture practice tools and for info on the CPEP program.

Kim Klapp

While managing First Choice Chiropractic since 1995, Kim Klapp has spoken for many chiropractic universities, colleges, companies and associations. An author and coach, she founded the A.C.E. Program (Assistants for Chiropractic Excellence) in 2000 which provides quality CA coaching and training via monthly online courses. Kim Klapp teaches chiropractic teams the most up-to-date techniques and communication strategies for generating more referrals, collections and patient compliance. Find out more about her Office Systems Reference Guide, hiring and training tools, or the A.C.E. Program at:

Dr. Jay Robbins,
is a Chiropractor and Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He has been in practice in Southern California for over 25 years. Dr. Robbins is a member of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Nutrition, and has received his Diplomate through the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition. He is a senior faculty advisor for the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health located in San Diego California.

Dr. Robbins is an extremely popular speaker and lectures frequently throughout the United States to chiropractors and other natural health care practitioners. He has presented at multiple state conventions and for nearly every chiropractic school in the country.

Dr. Robbins is married to his greatest health and nutritional ally – Pamela, and they are the parents of six generally great kids!

Dr. Heidi Haavik

is a chiropractor who also has gained a PhD in human neurophysiology. She has recently released the book ‘The Reality Check: A quest to Understand Chiropractic from the inside out’. This book describes in easy to understand language what happens in the brain when a chiropractor adjusts dysfunctional segments in the spine, based on cutting edge research performed over the past two decades. Dr Haavik has used her neurophysiology expertise to study the effects of adjusting subluxations on the function of the central nervous system. Specifically, she has utilized techniques such as somatosensory evoked electroencephalography and transcranial magnetic brain stimulation to investigate the effects of chiropractic adjustments of vertebral subluxations on somatosensory processing, sensorimotor integration and motor cortical output. Dr Haavik graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 1999, and has practiced for over 15 years.


She was awarded her PhD degree by the University of Auckland in 2008. She is the Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic where she also runs the Centre for Chiropractic Research. Dr Haavik is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada and is a member of the World Federation of Chiropractic’s Research Council. Dr Haavik has received numerous research awards and has published a number of papers in chiropractic and neurophysiology journals. She has presented her work to both chiropractic and neuroscience communities around Australasia, Africa, North America and Europe. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and Journal of Chiropractic Education. She was named Chiropractor of the year in 2007 by both the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association. Website:


Dr. Janet Lintala
With 50,000 children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) each year, there is now a virtual “silent tsunami” of individuals with specific medical and chiropractic needs. In her workshop, Dr. Janet Lintala integrates the clinical experience of a biomedical autism practice with the first-hand experience only an autism parent can deliver.
As an autism parent, she understands the complete confusion this diagnosis brings. As a doctor, she sees the holes, contradictions and even nonsense in the treatment approaches families are offered. Helping autism families cut through the confusion and apply effective treatments and therapies has become her passion.


Dr. Lintala cuts through the “autism clutter” and provides a clear and logical plan. Using straightforward language, case studies, and specific strategies and protocols, Dr. Lintala gives clinicians the tools they need to take action and help their patient with ASD in ways that can show immediate results.


Dr. Lintala received a B.S. in Genetics from the Ohio State University. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from NUHS as salutatorian, summa cum laude, one month before the birth of her first son (among two) on the autism spectrum. She discovered that current medical and chiropractic knowledge did not offer her many tools to help her child at that time. Raising her sons has been an 18-year “residency” in Autism Spectrum Disorder and its related conditions.


Dr. Lintala is the founder of The Autism Recovery Resource Center, serving patients in 10 states, and does extensive pro bono work at the center. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at NUHS, a speaker for Intersect4Kids, and has mentored with Elizabeth Mumper, M.D., former medical director of the Autism Research Institute.

  Dr. Anthony Gross

   Dr. Jerrold Simon

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