Federación Latino Americana de Quiropráctica

Executive and Committees

Executive Council

saleh executive opt President
Dr Sergio Saleh, Chile
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Second Secretary
Dr Vinicius da Silva, Peru
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Vice President
Dr Juliana Piva, Brazil
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  exec-mayda-serrano Treasurer
Dr Mayda Serrano, Porto Rico
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First Secretary
Dr Maria Gabriela Flores, Guatemala
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  Executive Director
Dr Sira Borges, Brazil
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Past President
Dr Gabriel Quintero, Colombia
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  International Liason
Dr Carlos Ayres, Peru
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EDUCATION COMISSION

Chair: Ana Paula Facchinato, DC, Ms (Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, Brazil)
exec-mayda-serrano Vice Chair: Mayda N. Serrano Alvira, DC, M.A.Ed. (Puerto Rico)

 

Work Committee and Advisory Board

Mariana Wentz Faoro, DC, Ms (Brazil)
Rodrigo Pinochet, DC, Ms (Chile)
David López, DC (Universidad Central, Chile)
Severiano Roberto Cortés Ruiz, DC (Universidad del Valle de Toluca, Mexico)
Maria Elizabeth Herrera López, DC (Universidad del Valle de Ecatepec, Mexico)
  Thiana Schmidt, DC, Ms (Universidade Feevale, Brazil)

 

CCE-LA – Council of Chiropractic Education in Latin America Consultants

Chair: Reed Philips, DC, PhD (USA)
Angela Kolberg, DC, PhD (Brazil)
Ricardo Fujikawa, DC, MD (Spain)

 

Director of Seminars and Continuing Education Program

Mayda N. Serrano Alvira, DC, M.A.Ed. (Puerto Rico)

 

Research Committee

Chair: Carolina Kolberg, DC, PhD (Brazil)
Dayane Maia Costa Cabral, DC, ESP (Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, Brazil)
Carlos Almeida, DC, Ms (Brazil)
Noé Marcopolo Velázquez Salguero, DC (Universidad del Valle de Toluca, Mexico)
Danilo Messa da Silva, Bsc (Chiro), Ms, ICCSP(Universidade Feevale, Novo hamburgo, Brazil)

 

Communication and Publishing Committee

comisioncomunicacion edgar Chair: Edgar Rivera, DC, (Puerto Rico)

 

Sport Chiropractic Committee

Chair: Aleisha E. Serrano, DC, CCSP, CKTP (Puerto Rico)
Yolanda Camacho Kortman, DC (Costa Rica)
  Marcelo Botelho, DC, MD, ICSSD (Brazil)
Marcelo Tello, DC (Chile)

Aleisha E. Serrano, DC, CCSP, CKTP

Born in San Juan, PR on October 26th 1976. Graduated from Parker University on Dec 2005. Made the chiropractic sports physician certification (CSSP) in 2007. Certified in Kinesiotape and Graston Technique. Worked for Parker University as an abroad staff doctor in Costa Rica, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Colombia. Was the chiropractor for the Colombia Olympic Committee from 2008-2012.
Present owner of CENTRO QUIROPRACTICO DE RIO GRANDE. Sub-secretary of the Puerto Rico Chiropractic Association (AQPR), Director of the Sports Committee of the AQPR, and recently director of the Sports Commission of FLAQ.

 

Yolanda Camacho Kortman, DC

Coming soon.

 

Marcelo Botelho, DC, MD, ICSSD

Coming soon.

Marcelo Tello, DC, PT, Ms

Marcelo Tello graduated as a Kinesiologist at the University of Antofagasta in Chile in 1997. In 2004 he received his degree in Chiropractic from the Anglo European Chiropractic College, England (AECC). Is Advance Certified Practitioner and Instructor of International Chiropractic Technique SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique SORSI), certified Chiropractor MPI (Motion Palpation Institute USA) and ICSSD (International Chiropractic Sport Sciences Diplomate) of New York College of Chiropractic. He is currently conducting its International Certification in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with the Rehabilitation school in Prague (Czech Rep.).

He holds the degree of Master of Facial Pain and Skull Mandibular Pain from the University Andrés Bello.

Worked as Academic Coordinator and is currently teaching Chiropractic Techniques at the Chiropractic Program of the Central University of Chile.

At the Academy he teaches undergraduate Kinesiology and he is a teacher at the Magister Program in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in the University Andres Bello in Chile and Peru.

Angela Kolberg, DC, Pt, PhD

PhD in Physiology at the Graduate Program in Biological Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, working in the Laboratory of Cellular Physiology. Graduated in Physical Therapy, 1992, Pos Graduation (Lato Sensu) in Teaching Methodology, 1993, Methodology of Higher Education in Health Supervision and Training, 1994 and Chiropractic, 2000, at Feevale University. Ph.D. in Physiology in 2005, at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. First publication: "Low expression of MRP1/GS-X pump ATPase in lymphocytes of Walker 256 tumor-bearing rats is Associated with cyclopentenone prostaglandin accumulation and cancer immunodeficiency" in the journal Cell Biochemistry and Function, (London, v. 23, p. 1-17, 2005). Since then, acts as advisor and collaborator with many other research publications. Current project investigates the effect of chiropractic associated with application of elastic bandage in visually impaired individuals and in post-surgery patients. Worked as Director of the Center for Health Sciences at the University Feevale where have established the graduation programs in Chiropractic, Nursing, Biomedicine and Nutrition 1999. Was the coordinator of the Chiropractic Program at Anhembi Morumbi University, 2001-2002. Associated teacher for the discipline of physiology of Biomedicine Program at the Serra Gaucha College, and disciplines: Topics in Rehabilitation Process and Research Methodology - Guidelines for Research, in the Pos Graduation courses (sensu lato) in Kinesiology Labor (2011) and in Chiropractic Orthopedics and Traumatology at the College Latin America (Caxias do Sul, Brazil, 2012).

Ricardo Fujikawa, DC, MD, MSc

Ricardo Fujikawa is the director of the Chiropractic Program at the Royal University Centre Maria Cristina (affiliated with the Complutense University of Madrid), in Madrid. He received his medical degree from Marilia School of Medicine, in Brazil. He is Brazilian Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Haematology, and graduated Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2001. Dr. Fujikawa participated in the WHO committee that established the WHO Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Chiropractic.

 

Thiana Paula Schmidt dos Santos, DC, M.S

Graduated in Chiropractic from Feevale University (2006). Masters in Public Health from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS) in 2008. Currently is the Coordinator of the Chiropractic Program in the Feevale University and a teacher at the Chiropractic, Nutrition, and Physical Therapy Courses (disciplines of Epidemiology and Introduction to Clinical Practice). She has experience in chiropractic and public health, mainly in the following subjects: chiropractic, public health, public health and epidemiology.

Ana Facchinato, DC, MHS

Dean of The Chiropractic Course at University Anhembi Morumbi (São Paulo, Brazil), graduated Doctor of Chiropractic from the first graduated group in Latin America at University Anhembi Morumbi – São Paulo, Brazil in 2004. International Chiropractic Postgraduate Residency Program at Western States Chiropractic College in 2005. Masters in Health Sciences at University Cruzeiro do Sul in 2010. Coordinator of the Chiropractic Course at University Anhembi Morumbi and professor of the disciplines: Integrated Module of the Cervical Spine, Integrated Module of the Thoracic Spine and Integrated Module of the Lumbar Spine. The Journal of Chiropractic Education’s Member of the Editorial Board.

David Lopez, DC, PT, M.Ed

AECC graduated. Master in Education (M.Ed). Director of the Chiropractic Conversion Program of the Central University of Chile. Director of the International Chiropractic University Program (ICUP). Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chile. Director of the Manual Therapy Diplomat, Saint Thomas University.

Roberto Cortés Ruiz, License in Chiropractic

Principal of the Universidad Estatal del Valle de Toluca (State of Toluca, México). He graduated in 2005, he was from the first generation of chiropractic in the Universidad State del Valle de Ecatepec and the first of his generation to obtain professional license in this country as a license of chiropractor. Participated as a professor of full time during 2006-2010 in this same institution giving the as signatures of Chiropractic Methods and Clinic Practice. In the actuality he is studying the mastery in education of Technology of Monterrey; as well he is the member of the Mexican association of license in chiropractic.

Maria Elizabeth Herrera López, License in Chiropractic

Director of the Chiropractic program at the State University of Valle de Ecatepec (UNEVE) in the State of Mexico; Chiropractic degree from the first graduated group at UNEVE, 2005. Residency in the academic exchange program at Parker College in "Development of Faculty", 2006. Master in Administration of Higher Educational Institutes at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, 2011. Member of the Evaluation and Training Health Human Resources Committees, at State and Federal level, for the evaluation of new Chiropractic Programs in Mexico.

Carolina Kolberg, DC, Msc

PhD student at the Graduate Program in Biological Sciences - Physiology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Has graduated as doctor of chiropractic in 2004 in Anhembi Morumbi University, Sao Paulo. Master in Physiology at the Graduate Program in Biological Sciences - Physiology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2009). The results of her research were presented at national conferences of Biological Sciences, and international in Neuroscience and Chiropractic, earning her publication in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the prize for Best Poster in Latin America at the World Congress of Chiropractic (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011). Taught the discipline of physiology, as a substitute teacher by the Department of Physiology, Institute of Basic Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2010). Is regular teacher of the disciplines: Basic Concepts in Neurophysiology of Pain and Physiological Basis of Human Movement, in Postgraduate programs (Lato Sensu): Labour and Kinesiology and Chiropractic in Orthopedics and Traumatology, at the Latin American Faculty (Caxias do Sul, Brazil 2012).

Dayane Maia Costa Cabral, DC, ESP

Graduated in Chiropractic at Anhembi Morumbi University (2007). Specialized in Human Physiology, Faculty of Medicine of ABC Medicine College (Santo Andre, Brazil, 2009). Enrolled in a Master Degree by the Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, USP (current, Sao Paulo, Brazil).

Teaches the disciplines of: Integrated Module of the lower limbs, in Cycles of Life Chiropractic, Therapeutic Resources, Integrated Clinic, musculoskeletal system and acts as internship supervisor at the Center of Integrated Health at the Anhembi Morumbi University.

Carlos Almeida

Carlos Almeida, DC, Ms

PhD candidate in Respiratory Sciences at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul with a sandwich period at McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada) in the Health Research Methodology graduate program, Master in Respiratory Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2013), Specialist in Public Health Management Organization by the Federal University of Santa Maria (2012). Bachelor's degree in Chiropractic by the University Feevale (2011). Ad hoc reviewer of the journal Management and Health/UNB, Respiratory Care and the Journal of Chiropractic/Brazilian Journal of Chiropractic. Member of the Health Promotion Study Group (GEPS/CNPq), Research Group benchmarks, indicators and parameters in speech therapy (BIP/CNPq) and the Research Group Respiratory Pathophysiology in the line of Infectious Diseases and Occupational Lung. He has experience in public health, epidemiology, management and health surveillance.

 

 

 

Noé Velázquez, DC

Chiropractic Clinic Coordinator of UNEVT, graduated from the third generation of UNEVE. Since September 2009, attached as Professor of Philosophy of Chiropractic. Diploma in Human Development in 2008. Currently studying an MA in Gestalt Psychology.

Danilo Messa da Silva Bsc (Chiro), Ms, ICCSP

Graduated in Chiropractic from Feevale University (Brazil), Postgraduate in Biomechanics from UFRGS-ESEF, Postgraduate in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation by Estacio de Sá University, Postgraduate Internationally by FICS in Sports Chiropractic, Master of Bioscience and Rehabilitation from IPA and professor at Feevale University at the course of Chiropractic.

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Dra, Mayda Serrano, DC, M.A.Ed

President of the Puerto Rico Chiropractic Association. Graduated in 2009 from Parker University with a Doctoral degree in Chiropractic and Bachelor degrees in Anatomy and Wellness. Owner of San Sebastian Chiropractic Center in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico from 2010 to present. Anatomy, Physiology Pathology and Kinesiology Professor at Sterling health centers of Dallas in Dallas, Texas 2007-2009. Worked as a High School teacher teaching Math and Science courses from 1999-2005. Worked for the USDA in Mycology Research with the university of Puerto Rico and SUNY University and was a resource in a research paper.

Mariana Wentz Faoro, DC, Ms

Bachelor’s at Chiropractic from Feevale University (2008). Master in Public Health from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS). Has experience in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology, where his master's thesis is focused on mental health and health of workers. Worked as a teacher in the discipline of practice for scientific research in the course of Biomedicine in UNISINOS. Participated as a collaborator in the research project entitled "Design of prospective cohort of patients with acute coronary syndrome," and also as a collaborator in another study on social capital, "Social Capital: A qualitative and quantitative study".

 

Edgar Rivera, Bs, DC

Graduated from Parker University in 2009. On 2013 was invited to become a Staff Doctor at the General Hospital of Castañer in Lares, Puerto Rico. He has open two private Clinics at two Community Care Centers and successfully created clear communication between his practice and the medical community to better serve the patients since 2010. Presented on October 2014 as speaker at the Education Congress of the World Federation of Chiropractic on the topic “Healthcare Professional Education and Chiropractic”. Member of the sports committee of The Puerto Rico Chiropractic Association, constantly volunteering on local and national sports events. Published multiple articles on local Magazines as a campaign to educate the community about Chiropractic in Puerto Rico. Active member of the Asociacion de Quiroprácticos he Puerto Rico since 2010. Member of the Young Alumni Committee of Parker University since 2012 and mention by Parker Life Magazine on 2013. Recently became Chair of FLAQ Communication and Publishing Committee.

Rodrigo Pinochet, DC, Ms

Graduated as a Chiropractor from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic, England program (2004), Specialist in Neural Therapy,
Master in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (2007), Universidad Andrés Bello;
Diploma in Spinal Manual Therapy, Universidad Andrés Bello (2006); Diploma in Manual Therapy in Extremities (2006); Andrés Bello University, Diploma in Homotoxicology (2012); Universidad Mayor, Certificate in MPI;
Associate Professor University Andres Bello; Director of School of Kinesiology University Andres Bello (2002-2009); Dean Faculty of Health University Americas (2009-2010).

 

Reed Philips, DC, PhD

Graduated Bachelor of Science, University of Utah, Biological Sciences, 1970, Doctor of Chiropractic, National College of Chiropractic, 1973; Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Radiology, 1976. Masters in Science in Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Utah, 1979. Ph.D., Sociology, University of Utah, 1986.

Was in private practice in Salt Lake City (1976 to 1986). Director of Research, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (1979 to 1984). Director of Research at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (1986 to 1990) and President of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic/Southern California University of Health Sciences (1990 to 2007). Executive Editor of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association. Editorial Review Boards for multiple journals.

Published 37 articles in peer-reviewed, 58 non-peer-reviewed publications and authored or co-authored 24 book chapters and two books.

Current Involvement as Executive Director, Councils of Chiropractic Education International (CCEI). Executive Director, NCMIC Foundation. Consultant and Writer

 

André Colón, DC

Coming soon.

Mayda N. Serrano Alvira, DC, M.A.Ed.

President of the Puerto Rico Chiropractic Association. Graduated in 2009 from Parker University with a Doctoral degree in Chiropractic and Bachelor degrees in Anatomy and Wellness. Owner of San Sebastian Chiropractic Center in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico from 2010 to present. Anatomy, Physiology Pathology and Kinesiology Professor at Sterling health centers of Dallas in Dallas, Texas 2007-2009. Worked as a High School teacher teaching Math and Science courses from 1999-2005. Worked for the USDA in Mycology Research with the university of Puerto Rico and SUNY University and was a resource in a research paper.

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