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Ontario Chiropractic Association elects new president


November 11, 2013
By Canadian Chiropractor staff

ocapresThe Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) has elected Dr. Kristina Peterson as the association's new president. Dr. Peterson took over from previous president, Dr. Natalia Lishchnya, on Oct. 5, 2013.

Dr. Peterson currently owns and operates a multidisciplinary
chiropractic practice in Thunder Bay, Ont., and has been practicing
there since 1997. She has been an essential contributor to the OCA as a
director of the board since 2000, as chair and participant in multiple
board committees and as a media spokesperson for the Thunder Bay area,
the OCA said.

Dr. Peterson is also peer assessor for the College
of Chiropractors of Ontario and a member of the Falls Prevention
Working group in her Local Heath Integration Network.
 
"This
presidency begins at a very exciting juncture for the profession in
Ontario," said Dr. Peterson. "Given recent news from the Ministry of
Health and Long-Term Care around the implementation of lower back pain
programs and the addition of chiropractors to the list of health
professionals that are eligible to work in primary care settings, we
have a number of unique opportunities for chiropractors and their
patients. I look forward to working with the board, staff and all of our
members across the province to continue implementing our vision to
provide Ontarians with access to chiropractic services."
 
Dr.
Peterson is the third woman to serve as OCA president, following Dr.
Roberta Koch, who served from 1989-1991, and her immediate predecessor,
Dr. Lishchyna, who served from 2011-2013.