Christine Goertz DC, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Goertz received her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1991 and her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1999. Her career in research has focused on clinical and health services research studies that are intended to answer questions directly relevant to the conservative management of spine-related disorders.

Tony Hamm, DC

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Hamm is a 1979 graduate of National University of Health Sciences and has earned diplomate status in chiropractic orthopedics and forensic sciences. For the past 37 + years he has directed a referral-based practice in Goldsboro, North Carolina, with special interests in assessment and management of adult musculoskeletal disorders and pain management. Other experiences include health care quality measures development, risk management, CPT/ICD coding and Medicare. He holds a Masters of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Healthcare Quality from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Richard Branson, DC

Board Member

Dr. Branson is a 1991 graduate of the University of Western States, where he obtained both his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He serves as the first staff chiropractor at the Minneapolis Veterans Health Care System and has served on numerous committees, including the Minnesota Department of Human Services Health Services Advisory Council, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Low Back Pain Advisory Committee, and as the clinical lead of care model redesign for low back pain in Fairview.

Larry Becker

Board Member

Lawrence Becker is former Director, Strategic Partnerships, Alliances and Analytics for Xerox Corporation.  He is a member of the founding Board of Governors of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), chairs the Finance and Administration Committee, member of the Dissemination and Implementation Committee and a member of the Executive Compensation Committee. He is working with University of Pennsylvania on a funded project related to Centers of Excellence. Becker graduated from Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School with a bachelor of science degree.

Calvin Thomas


Calvin Thomas IV is the current Chief of Clinical Operations at Logan University. Before joining Logan University, he was the Vice President for Healthcare at Ivy Tech Community College. Prior to his career in education, Calvin was a hospital executive. He has been as member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association of Health Services Executives where he has been a member and a past Southern California Chapter President. Mr. Thomas received his Bachelor of Science degree from Harris-Stowe State University in Health Care Management and went on to graduate school at Dartmouth College to obtain his Master’s degree in Healthcare Research & Leadership.

Angela Kennedy DC, MBA

Dr. Kennedy received her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West and her MBA from Loyola University, Chicago. Her career has focused on clinical process and quality improvement with extensive experience in clinical guidelines and measure development, accreditation, health policy, and registries. Dr. Kennedy is also an adjunct professor of Health Services Management at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

Leah Hole-Marshall