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 the organization of the 2015 annual conference, but also presented at the conference, speaking on nutritional approaches to managing brain injury and the Glutamate cascade.
I am excited to serve on the OCA Board. I am a proud Filipino-American having immigrated here in the early '70s. What a decade! In short, I was raised in the Willamette Valley. Shortly after graduating high school I embarked on a military career spanning 4 years in the United States Marine Corp. I promptly went back to school to major in Chemistry, having earned my degree from Willamette University. A short stint at OSU (Go Beavers!) for post-BACC work in Biochemistry, led to one year of post-grad work in Biochemistry. I had a change of heart midway through that year and decided I wanted to go into healthcare since I was from a family of healthcare workers. I attended Cleveland Chiropractic College, all the while working in the pharmaceutical manufacturing field in the Los Angeles area. Ironic, I know, but it's a living. I matriculated at the end of 2004, but didn't start work as a Chiropractor till 2007! I think my main focus is to establish, and in some cases, solidify a chiropractic presence in our nation's hospitals and clinics, or, at the very least in the great state of Oregon. This is beneficial for those soon to be graduating as job prospects become greater. We lose too many great chiropractors to attrition from unyielding economic pressures to pay back student loans and make a decent living.
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.
Dr. Henson graduated Summa Cum Laude, earning her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. She then went on to complete her preceptorship training at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at High Point Regional Hospital-University of North Carolina Healthcare. Prior to beginning her doctorate, Dr. Henson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies from New York University. She has owned Southern Oregon Spine + Rehab with her husband since 2015. Dr. Henson is a passionate advocate for expanding access to conservative approaches to healthcare through legislation and healthcare policy and is proud to be serving as the Oregon Alternate Delegate for the American Chiropractic Association, the National Advisor for the Student American Chiropractic Association, and on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Cote' was elected by the membership in March 2020 to join the OCA Board as the ninth member. Dr. Cote' is originally from Quebec, Canada. He graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 1996 and got his Oregon license to practice in 1997.
Dr. Cote' is the current president of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). He is also the current president of the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE) and the past president and vice president of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners (OBCE). Dr. Cote' has been a member of the OCA since 2017 and is currently serving on the Legislative and Insurance Relations Committees. Dr. Cote' is married, has three children and is in private practice in Silverton, Oregon.
Dr. Christopher Zander is a Florida native and a graduate of the University of Illinois with degrees in biology and chemistry. Dr. Zander was a prominent figure in rheumatology and arthritis research at Northwestern University’s Feinberg Medical School on Chicago’s Magic Mile. He is co-authored in the medical journals, “Blood” and “Nature of Immunology” for research regarding the molecular causes of arthritis and joint degeneration. He later attended Western States Chiropractic College in Portland Oregon to earn his doctorate of Chiropractic degree. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon and has been a practicing chiropractic in the Pacific Northwest since 2006. His passion lies in helping people reach their best level of health without the need for drugs or surgery.