Executive Committee

Scott Haldeman
Scott Haldeman
President

Bio

Scott Haldeman holds the positions of Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine.
He is Past President of the North American Spine Society, the American Back Society, the North American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, and the Orange County Neurological Society, and is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Board of Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology and the American Board of Clinical Physiology. He also served on the US department of Health AHCPR Clinical Guidelines Committee on Acute Low Back Problems in Adults as well as four other Clinical Guidelines Committees. He presided over The Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.

Scott Haldeman sits on the editorial boards of six journals, and has published over 200 articles or book chapters, over 70 scientific abstracts, and has authored or edited seven books. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Western States Chiropractic College. He received the David Selby Award from the North American Spine Society. A resident of Santa Ana, California, he maintains an active clinical practice.

Margareta Nordin
Margareta Nordin
Vice President

Bio

Margareta Nordin, Dr. Med. Sci., PT, CIE, is Research Professor, Departments of Orthopaedics and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Arts and Science and School of Medicine, New York University, New York, New York, USA. She is the founder and past director of the Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University. She has written five books, published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, participated in seven national or international based task forces on spine pain and received multiple awards among them The Volvo Award, The Woodbridge Award, The Grammer Award, Junior Nobel Faculty Lecturer. Dr. Nordin was the first woman President of ISSLS 1999-2000. She was Adjunct Professor at the Karolinska Institute (2008-2014), the Polytechnic University Hong Kong (2008-2010) and currently at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.She is the Chair of EuroSpine Taskforce Research (TFR), a member of the Bone and Joint Decade International Coordinating Council (ICC) as first physical therapist joining the ICC, The main focus of her research is treatment and prevention of disability for work related and work related musculoskeletal injuries and ailments She has a specific interest in disseminating evidence based, low cost, effective and efficient non-surgical treatment for spine pain and to return individuals to work, to functional ability and to participation in the community.

Jean A. Moss
Chief Executive Officer

Bio

After enjoying an extensive career as a chiropractic practitioner, educator, clinician and administrator, Jean Moss was appointed the first female President of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1991. Under her leadership, CMCC has prospered – building historic clinical relationships with universities and hospitals; establishing the McMorland Family Research Chair in Mechanobiology; incorporating the latest research into the integrative curriculum; and the construction of the 6100 Leslie Street campus. A tenacious lobbyist, tireless spokesperson and recipient of many honours, Jean Moss is a past president of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, a member of the Board of the Councils of Chiropractic Education International (CCEI), a member of the Executive of World Spine Care’s Board, and a respected leader within the chiropractic profession internationally.

Donald Petersen
Donald Petersen
Chief Financial Officer

Bio

Donald M. Petersen, Jr. is the President of MPA Media, the leading integrated media company serving alternative health and wellness professions and consumer markets. MPA Media’s focus under Don’s direction is to serve alternative health care professions and it does so within the following publications: Dynamic Chiropractic, Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insights, Acupuncture Today, Massage Today, Nutritional Wellness, To Your Health and its newest addition, Dynamic Chiropractic Canada.

Geoff Outerbridge
Clinical Director

Bio

Geoff Outerbridge received a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics and a M.Sc. in neuroscience from the University of Guelph. He began his career working for the University of Waterloo as the on-site coordinator at General Motors for the Ontario Universities Back Pain Study, a research study examining the causes of back pain in industry. In 1996 he started an ergonomics consulting company to offer his knowledge and experience to clients in a wide range of environments including mining, assembly line and office. In addition to ergonomics consulting and running a personal training business, he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College from which he graduated in 2001. From 2001, to 2011, Geoff owned a successful multidisciplinary health clinic in Ottawa that integrated chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathy, rehabilitation, and family medicine. He sold his practice in 2011 to volunteer with World Spine and moved his family to Botswana to establish WSC’s flagship clinics in Mahalapye and Shoshong. He returned from Botswana in 2013 and has remained with WSC as the clinical director. Geoff continues to help establish and supervise WSC clinics around the world.

Ralph Gay
Member

Bio

Dr. Gay holds an MD from the University of Colorado, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College and a Masters of Science in Clinical Research from The Mayo Clinic Graduate School. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He has served as an editorial board member for the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has served as chair of the Mayo Clinic PM&R Research Committee and Faculty Development committee. He is currently co-director of the Mayo Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center and practice chair of the Mayo Comprehensive Spine Center. He was award a K07 Academic Career Award from the NIH and studied the biomechanics of flexion-distraction manipulation. His primary clinical interest is the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders. His research interests are centered on mechanobiology of the lumbar discs, particularly the biomechanical and physiological effects of manual therapies. Dr. Gay is married with 3 grown children and lives and practices in Rochester, Minnesota.