The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) nominated a successor to Dr. Michele Maiers, who will step down from the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Board of Directors on May 5 to focus on her role as ACA president.
Dr. Dana Lawrence is the associate provost of education and research at Parker University, where he is also director for their Quality Enhancement Plan. He was previously the senior director for the Center for Teaching and Learning and interim senior director for Continuing Education and Events at Palmer College of Chiropractic, and had previously served as a member of the research department.
Lawrence began his career at National University of Health Sciences. He is a past editor of several professional scientific journals for the chiropractic profession, including the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, Journal of Chiropractic Humanities, Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation and Chiropractic Journal of Australia. He is currently editor for the Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic.
He has published a number of textbooks, including Fundamentals of Chiropractic Diagnosis and Management and the first edition of Chiropractic Technique (with Drs. Tom Bergmann and David Peterson). He serves on more than 20 editorial boards and is also associate editor for several.
WFC President Dr. Carlos Ayres said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Lawrence to the board. He brings a wealth of experience and critical skill sets as we pursue our mission and vision. We know him to be a strong advocate for the WFC’s #BeEPIC campaign and look forward to benefiting from his wisdom and expertise.”
The WFC Board of Directors is made up of 13 representatives, nominated or elected from each of the WFC’s seven world regions.