The Board


Welcome Board Members!

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The Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine was legislatively established to ensure that every chiropractic physician practicing in this state meet minimum requirements for safe practice.

“Practice of chiropractic medicine” means a noncombative principle and practice consisting of the science, philosophy, and art of the adjustment, manipulation, and treatment of the human body in which vertebral subluxations and other malpositioned articulations and structures that are interfering with the normal generation, transmission, and expression of nerve impulse between the brain, organs, and tissue cells of the body, thereby causing disease, are adjusted, manipulated, or treated, thus restoring the normal flow of nerve impulse which produces normal function and consequent health by chiropractic physicians using specific chiropractic adjustment or manipulation techniques taught in chiropractic colleges accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education. No person other than a licensed chiropractic physician may render chiropractic services, chiropractic adjustments, or chiropractic manipulations.

Members of the Board

Kevin Fogarty
D.C.
Chair
Rockledge, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Kenneth Dougherty
D.C.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Christopher Fox
D.C.
West Palm Beach, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Danita Heagy
D.C.
Vice-Chair
St. Augustine, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2016
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Julie Hunt
D.C.
Clearwater, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2016
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Mr. David Colter
Consumer
Palm Coast, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Ms. Ruth Pelaez
Consumer
West Palm Beach, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2015
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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Board of Chiropractic Medicine shall consist of seven members to be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Five members of the board must be licensed chiropractic physicians who are residents of the state and who have been licensed chiropractic physicians engaged in the practice of chiropractic medicine for at least 4 years. The remaining two members must be residents of the state who are not, and have never been, licensed as chiropractic physicians or members of any closely related profession. At least one member of the board must be 60 years of age or older.

Board Staff

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Anthony B. Spivey, D.B.A.
Executive Director
Responsibilities: Responsible for Legislative and Budget matters.
Gail Curry
Program Operations Administrator
Responsibilities: Administrative Issues, New Legislation and Rules, assist Executive Director
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Savada Knight
Regulatory Supervisor/Consultant
Responsibilities: Responsible for the daily supervision and operation of the Board of Chiropractic Medicine.
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Frank Grunewald
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Responsible for Chiropractic examination, duplicate licenses and general law and rules questions M-Z
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Kellee Crowson
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Responsible for Chiropractic examination, duplicate licenses and general law and rules questions A-L
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Katrina Hopkins
Regulatory Specialist I
Responsibilities: Responsible for Certified Chiropractic Physician’s Assistants, Registered Chiropractic Assistants and Chiropractic Medical Faculty Certificate applications
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Keri Kilgore
Regulatory Specialist II
Responsibilities: Responsible for continuing education provider and course approval and reactivations.
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Martha Gold
Regulatory Specialist I
Responsibilities: Receptionist and various administrative functions
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Karen Miller
Administrative Assistant II
Responsibilities: Board and Committee Meeting agendas, assists Executive Director
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Legal Counsel

Lawrence Harris
Assistant Attorney/Board Counsel