Board of Directors

Silverton, OR

Daniel Cote’, DC

President

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.

 

Newberg, OR

John Collins, DC

Vice President

Hello fellow members. Thank you for voting for me to served on the OCA Board of Directors. I have the desire, experience and understanding to be a solid board member.

OCA (CAO) member since 1993. Graduated WSCC 1996. At WSCC, I was a student leader, including student body president. I have a successful practice in Newberg, OR since 1999. I have served the profession in various capacities over my career. Awarded “Young Chiropractic of the Year” by the CAO in 2003.

Additionally, I have a fair amount of non-chiropractic experience which is germane to the board service. Finally, I love the profession, warts and all. My passion is to develope a high-level of unity, civility and community within the Oregon profession so that we can be stronger and work together in order to serve more of the public.

N Portland, OR

Todd Hartwig, DC

Secretary

Hello OCA members — I am serving on the Board of Directors because I have benefited from my OCA membership in many ways and want to give back and help guide and strengthen our profession with my mix of experience and energy I bring to the table. In my practice of nearly twelve years I have experienced many of the successes and challenges that affect so many of us. The most important thing going forward for the OCA, in my opinion, is to continue to increase our membership to include the vast majority of chiropractic physicians in Oregon. Our solidarity has grown now that we are one organization, but we need to add more members as there is strength in numbers. The bigger and more united we are the stronger our voice in Salem and Washington DC. I am proud to be a chiropractic physician in Oregon. The OCA has provided many great educational opportunities and behind-the-scenes assistance for us to practice the way we want to. I want to ensure that we continue to have those opportunities in the future.

Portland, OR

Jan Ferrante

Executive Director – Convention Coordinator

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. Jan had 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.

Tigard, OR

Judith Allan, DC

Director

Colleagues, it’s a pleasure and an honor to serve on the OCA Board of Directors. I love this profession and am grateful to be practicing for 23 years now. Not only do I get to serve the pubic by sharing the benefits of Chiropractic care, I am also grateful to serve you by teaching and training your staff with their initial Chiropractic Assistant Training. After being mentored by the late Dr. Janice Justice I took over her training program once she passed in 2016. I was raised on a farm in Colorado which taught me the benefits of living a simple and natural life. I also have three grandsons that I am always delighted to spend time with.

SW Portland, OR

Dennis Cozzocrea, DC

Director

I graduated from Palmer College in Davenport in 1990 and was honored with the Outstanding Graduate Award. I practiced for 25 years in the state of Washington and during that time I served on the WSCA Board of Directors. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the board and looking forward to serving on the OCA board as well. I moved to Oregon in 2015 and have been a monthly contributor in the Political Action Committees of both states. In addition, I have met with State legislators in the State of Washington regarding chiropractic legislation.

I believe that every chiropractor in the state should participate in this important organization.