ICA Welcomes 5 New Board Members

By Beth Clay

March 26, 2021 (Falls Church, VA) The Board of Directors of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) voted to elect five new board members at their March 12, 2021 meeting. Their terms will begin July 1.

Amanda Apfelblat, DC of Michigan a 2000 graduate of Life University, and a practicing chiropractor who owns and operates two successful practices in the metro Detroit area is returning to the ICA Board. She previously served in the ICA Representative Assembly representing Michigan. Dr. Apfelblat has served on multiple boards, is a member of the Life University President’s Circle and Realizing the Vision Campaign and  is also the CEO of Chiro Mogul Corporation.

Mychal Beebe, BS, DC, DCCJP of New Hampshire a 2010 graduate of Life West, is the co-owner of Arete Chiropractic in Portsmouth New Hampshire. Dr. Beebe has been engaged in the chiropractic community since she was a student. She serves in leadership in the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care (CUCC), and the Blair Upper Cervical Society as the Director of Research. She was awarded Blair Chiropractor of the Year in 2019.

Julie Mayer Hunt, DC, DICCP, FCCJP of Florida a 1981 graduate of Life University, is in active practice in Clearwater with her father and son. Dr. Mayer Hunt has been very active in the chiropractic. She is a founding member of the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care and is a former Representative to the ICA Assembly. She was elected ICA Chiropractor of the Year in 2014 and received the ICA President’s Award in 2013.  Dr. Hunt serves on the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine.  She is a President of the Society of Orthospinology, and a current or former Board member of numerous chiropractic organizations including the Florida Chiropractic Society where she received the Outstanding Service Award of the FCS multiple times.

Todd A. McDougle, DC, FICA of Indiana, is a 1997 Palmer graduate where he first joined the ICA.  Dr. McDougle has a focus on sports chiropractic and has an active relationship with the International World’s Strongest Man competition. He teaches the McDougle method to help athletes improve performance.  He has served on the Board of the ICA of Indiana since 1998.  Dr. McDougle was the Indiana Representative to the Assembly from 2014 to 2020 and is the current alternate.  Dr. McDougle is a Radio Talk Show Host at WHBU Radio in Anderson, Indiana. He has served as the Chiropractic physician at the Giants Live Strongman Events since 2015 and the Arnold Schwarzenegger Strongman Classic Events since 2014 to name just two. He has served as a sports chiropractic advisor to numerous academic sports teams as well.

Palmer Peet, DC, FICA of California, a 1983 graduate of Life University, who  is the third generation of a four generation chiropractic family.  While in practice in Vermont, Dr. Peet served as an officer in the Vermont Chiropractic Association and was appointed to the Vermont Board of Chiropractic Examiners by two different governors where he served as Chair. At Life Chiropractic College West, he has served as Director of Alumni Relations, and Adjunct and Post-Graduate Faculty. Dr. Peet has served as a member of the ICA Assembly representing both from Vermont and California. He is a past member of the President’s Circle of Life Chiropractic College (Georgia) is a past instructor for Chiropractic Biophysics – Pediatric and Prenatal Adjusting, and representative to Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board from the State of Vermont. 

These five new board members will begin their terms on July 1. Retiring from the board on June 30 are the ICA Immediate Past President, George B. Curry, DC, FICA of Connecticut; Andrew Harding, DC, FICA if Kansas: ICA Immediate Past Chairman of the Board Donald Hirsh, DC, FICA of Maryland; Former ICA Vice President Ronald Oberstein, DC, FICA of California; Michael Shreeve, DC, LCP, DPhCS, FICA of Florida; and Claire Welsh, DC, FICA of Georgia.

Dr. Stephen P. Welsh, Interim Chairman of the Board stated, “The ICA is thankful for the service on the Board of our outgoing members. We look forward to their continuing engagement with the ICA in helping grow the organization, and to protect and promote chiropractic worldwide. Our five new board members are each highly accomplished chiropractors who bring significant experience in academia, research, and state regulatory boards as well as prior non-profit board service. We look forward to their joining the board on July 1.

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