New Board of Directors - TBA at 2018 Winter Convention

William (Bill) Henderson, DC - President

Dr. Henderson is a 2002 graduate from Western States Chiropractic College.  Since 2004 he has been co-owner of North Portland Chiropractic Clinic focusing on musculoskeletal injury and wellness care.  Dr. Henderson believes the state of Oregon is one of the best, if not the best state to practice Chiropractic, and much of that success is due to the accomplishments of the OCA.  He is honored to be an executive board member and has served on the Board of Directors since 2013.  He serves as the Chairman of the Insurance Relations Committee and is also on the OCA Events Committee.  He hopes as President to continue moving our profession forward in a positive direction. 

Joyce McClure, D.C., DACRB, CES - Vice President

Dr. Joyce McClure earned her chiropractic degree in 1987 at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. She has practiced in the Portland Metro area since 1988. In 2008, she completed her Diplomate in Chiropractic Rehabilitation and shortly thereafter completed additional training as a Corrective Exercise Specialist. She spent much of her early years actively involved in tennis, volleyball, hiking and cycling, and has retained a lifelong interest in general fitness and maintains an active lifestyle. Her practice style reflects her focus on active wellness; injury care is driven by patient-centered approaches to pain relief, rehabilitation and restoration of functional activity. Dr. McClure served for eleven years with the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners including five years with the Peer Review Committee. She has previously served as the Team Chiropractor for The Portland Shockwave, our Portland-based women’s professional football team as well as participating ) for many years as a Health Care Presenter for the middle school girls conference for Women in Engineering and Science (AWSEM, and also as a Summa Science Project Evaluator in the Beaverton School District. Dr. McClure feels strongly that Chiropractic Health Care is an option that should be available to every Oregonian.

Christopher Zander, DC - Secretary

The support the OCA and its members are contributing both locally and nationally have resulted in incredible gains for our profession. Working closely with many great mentors and colleagues I have a strong understanding of the effort required to contribute to this growth and the challenges we face along the way. In order to continue these gains, I will strive to serve the OCA by representing all ages, genders, techniques, and philosophies from all regions of Oregon in an effort to give back to our colleagues that have given so much to their patients and the profession. Dr. Zander serves as the Chairman of the OCA Social Media Committee.

Jan Ferrante - Executive Director – Convention Committee

Jan has been the Executive Director of the Oregon Chiropractic Association since it was founded in 2008. Before that she was the Executive Director for the Chiropractic Association of Oregon (CAO) for seven years. She has been a Certified Chiropractic Assistant for over 30 years and a Licensed Insurance Adjuster since 1990. Jan was CAO Chiropractic Assistant of the year in 2003 and 2004. She has taught DC and CA continuing education around the state as well as at CAO conventions in the past. She taught “Understanding Automobile Insurance Terminology and the Injured Patient” (2001-2002) and the “ABC’s of Being a CA Professional” (2004). Jan grew up in Portland and was married to the late Dr Don Ferrante, past OCA President.

Don Fuegy, DC - Director

I’m a 2000 Palmer College of Chiropractic West graduate. Since graduation, I’ve practiced in California, Washington and Oregon. I was raised in Beaverton, Oregon, and currently practice in Multnomah Village. I practice a “Wellness approach to health”, which I personally follow. This includes chiropractic, nutrition and lifestyle management. My other passions include skiing, cycling and weight training. Having practiced in several states and operated my own clinic, I believe that my experience will allow me to actively contribute to the associations continued growth. I’d like to be involved with the OCA as a way to get involved, have fun and give back to the local profession. Hopefully, I can inspire others to do the same.

Colin Grice, DC - Director

I would be honored to serve on the OCA Board of Directors. I have grown up around chiropractic my entire life. During my lifetime, my dad has served on various boards and I have seen the good that it can do. Since graduating in 2008 from Western States Chiropractic College, I have been a member of the OCA. I have watched very closely the trials and tribulations the association has gone through and I would like to help guide it in a positive, proactive direction. I am currently in private practice in Albany with my father Dr. Ron Grice and also feel that it is important to have representation from all areas of the state

Eric Hubbs, DC - Director

Dr. Eric C. Hubbs was born in New York City, and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan’s Honors College in 1977, with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. While in college, he studied biology at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany. He also became fluent in German and French.After attending graduate school in Epidemiology and Public Health, and working as a Microbiologist for the Veteran’s Administration, Dr. Hubbs attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. He graduated Magna cum Laude in 1985.Dr. Hubbs practiced for 10 years in Louisville, Kentucky before moving to Oregon in 1995. He has been practicing in the Beaverton area ever since, and quickly added Spanish to his repertoire of languages to meet the demand for it here. In 1988 Dr. Hubbs learned about a specialty in chiropractic care called Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). He began to study this approach to spinal biomechanics (the study of how spinal architecture affects spinal motion and overall health) and to use it in his daily practice. Upon completing an extensive course of study, he was made a Distinguished Fellow in Chiropractic Biophysics in 2003.He earned additional post-graduate certification in the specialized evaluation and treatment of spinal trauma (CCST) in May, 2006, and is currently seeking Advanced Fellow status in CBP. In 2014 Dr. Hubbs was elected to the Board of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, where he both assisted with organization of the 2015 annual conference, but also presented at the conference, speaking on nutritional approaches to managing brain injury and the Glutamate cascade.

William Schneider, DC - Director

Dr. Schneider specializes in family chiropractic care but he also focuses on athletic and trauma injuries from auto accidents and other accident injuries.. Dr. Schneider has practiced for 32  years and always  strives to stay current with all the latest techniques in Chiropractic so that he may provide cutting edge treatment for his patients. Dr . Schneider has special interest in Public Health and serves as co-chair of the OCA public health committee.
Currently Dr. Schneider is experienced in the application of the FAKTR treatment Protocols and is certified in Chiropractic Biophysics and the Nimmo Receptor Tonus Techniques. The FAKTR system of treatment involves the use of special instruments and Kinesio taping to help speed repair of injured muscles and ligaments. All of these techniques allow Dr. Schneider to achieve excellent results when treating folks with all types of injuries. Just recently Dr. Schneider received his Certification as a Healthexcel Metabolic Advisor. Healthexcel is a new cutting edge system which allows Dr. Schneider to advise clients as to their ideal diets so that they can attain optimal heath and weight control.

Benjamin Voth, DC - Director

I graduated from Western States in 2009. When first out of school I joined a clinic in southern Oregon and worked there as an associate till March 2013. In April of 2013 I opened up my office and I have loved being able to run my own business ever since. Now more than ever our profession needs to have a unified front to deal with the adversities that the new health care system is, and will be throwing in our path. I would love to have a say in the policies our association will be making and assist it in the decisions that it will be making in the near future.

John Paul (J.P.) Whitmire, DC- Director

As a young athlete who participated in many different sports, Dr. John-Paul Whitmire soon became well acquainted with the field of sports medicine and the role that Chiropractors can play in helping people get healthy and stay healthy. Dr. Whitmire graduated from Camas High School in 1987, completed his undergraduate studies in Washington, and then earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1994 from the University of Western States located in Portland Oregon. He is proud of his family’s history of serving Salem communities. Dr. J-P Whitmire lives in Salem Oregon with his wife, three children, and their immediate families. He was an Eagle Scout, Jr. Assistant Scoutmaster, honor roll student athlete, and lettered for multiple sports teams. He enjoys camping, fishing, canoeing, and all types of sports. He prefers to be playing or coaching but also enjoys watching. When he is not in the office you can usually find him shooting hoops, coaching a team, hanging with his family or donating his time in the community.

Allen Knecht, DC - Director

My full name is Allen Gregory Knecht and I was born in Colorado Springs, CO. My family eventually moved to Michigan where I grew up. I received my undergraduate degree in Medical Technology at Andrews University. I worked as a Medical Technologist for 5 years in Kalamazoo, Michigan before I then moved to Portland, OR to attend Chiropractic College in 1991. I graduated in 1995 and opened my practice that next year. I was inspired to become a healing practitioner at the age of 29 because of a unique convergence of events. My life was on an unrelenting and demoralizing downward spiral physically, emotionally and spiritually. I am currently practicing at Namaste Integrative Medicine. Dr Knecht also serves as the Chairman of the Membership Committee.