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Dale Buchberger, MS, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP

Sports Medicine Instructor

Sports Medicine

Phone: 315-515-3117

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Buchberger received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National College of Chiropractic (NCC) in 1988, a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2006 and also earned the certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) credential through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) the same year. He is a former associate professor at New York Chiropractic College, a Diplomate and three-time past-president of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Dr. Buchberger currently serves as an official chiropractic consultant for the Auburn Doubleday’s (Single-A affiliate Washington Nationals) and Syracuse University Athletics. He is the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Auburn YMCA Stingrays swim program and current president and CEO of Active Physical Therapy Solutions PC, in Auburn, NY. The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians named Dr. Buchberger 2009 Sports Chiropractor of the Year.

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Kara Burnham, PhD

Professor, Basic Sciences

Basic Sciences, Doctor of Chiropractic

Phone: 971-418-9034

Email: [email protected]

Office: 222

Dr. Burnham teaches in the basic science department at UWS. She earned her PhD in molecular microbiology in 1998 and completed a post doctoral fellowship at the Ohio State University in 2002. She joined the faculty of UWS in 2005. Dr. Burnham teaches immunology, microbiology and public health. When not at UWS Dr. Burnham can be found hanging out with her partner Erin and their two children, Addie and Zach.

Dr. Terrell Cannon

Relief Shift Chiro Physician

Clinical Education

Leeja Carter

Leeja Carter

Adjunct Instructor, Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology

Dr. Leeja Carter believes sport and exercise are not only personally enriching, but can transform families and communities. Her work addresses gendered racism in sport, historical and contemporary representations of Black women's "strength," and culturally responsive health and sport psychology approaches for women of color. Dr. Carter has presented nationally and internationally as well as published peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and popular articles on topics related to feminist sport psychology, black feminist politics, social justice, feminist leadership, gendered racism in sport, inclusion and diversity. In 2019 she published Feminist Applied Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice, an edited text addressing intersectional feminist, womanist and black feminist praxis in sport psychology. In 2018 she was awarded the Fulbright Specialist Scholar award and served as a Visiting Scholar at London South Bank University (LSBU) on the “This Girl Can” project, where she consulted on the center’s work addressing cross-cultural barriers to exercise engagement amongst racial and ethnic girls residing in the region. A Fulbright Scholar, feminist changemaker, and expert on inclusive and equity-focused practice in sport and health, Dr. Carter's work has been featured on CNN’s Connect the World, Black News Channel, NPR, Salon.com, Self Magazine, Livestrong, Bustle, Women's Health, Pride Magazine, Beauty INC and Psychology Today. Dr. Carter is also founder and executive director at the Coalition for Food and Health Equity, and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)'s first Diversity and Inclusion Executive Board division head. She received a bachelor's and master's degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a post-master's certification in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in kinesiology with a concentration in the psychology of human movement from Temple University.

Sarah Castillo

Sarah Castillo, PhD, CMPC

Director, Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology

Phone: 971-418-9059

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Sarah Castillo completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at UCLA, her master’s degree in kinesiology at Cal State Long Beach and her PhD in education at the University of Idaho. Her graduate research projects built on one another, with her master’s thesis focusing on the impact of coach and athlete compatibility on levels of team cohesion, and her dissertation centered on the creation of a two-year intervention program with a newly formed NCAA Division I women’s soccer team. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) and approved CMPC mentor through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She currently serves on the AASP executive board as the professional standards division head, overseeing activities related to certification, ethics and continuing education. Dr. Castillo comes to UWS from National University in San Diego, Calif., where she served as the program director for the bachelor’s in sport psychology program, acted as editor-in-chief for the online Journal of Performance Psychology and was co-director of the Center for Performance Psychology. Prior to her tenure at National University, she spent nine years as a performance enhancement instructor at the United States Military Academy, West Point. During her time with the Army, Dr. Castillo worked extensively with more than 15 intercollegiate, intramural and club athletic teams. Dr. Castillo’s passion is working with individuals and teams in their search for peak performance in any area of life. She currently works with various collegiate teams and individual athletes in the San Diego area, as well as the USOPC Paralympic track and field team. One of Dr. Castillo’s main areas of interest is the implementation of interventions designed to allow performers to reach their potential through the application of mental skills and mindfulness training. Her goal is to collaborate with performers to help them become fully engaged in competition despite adverse thoughts, emotions and playing conditions.

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Ericha Clare, ND, LAc, IFMCP

HNFM Instructor

Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

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Heidi Clark, ND, LAc

Full Time Faculty

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Email: [email protected]

Office: 236

Dr. Clark is an assistant professor in the new naturopathic medicine program at the University of Western States, of which she is excited to be a part. She is teaching the six-part function and dysfunction series, biomedical integration I, II and III and neuroscience. She greatly enjoys working in a collaborative environment with other faculty members and administrators, as well as teaching and working with students. Dr. Clark earned a BS in physics from Oregon State University in 2000, and ND and MAc degrees from National University of Natural Medicine in 2011. She was in private practice from 2012 to 2020. She began her career in teaching in 2019 at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where she served as chair of the integrative medicine department from 2019 to 2023.  In this capacity, she worked with faculty in the biomedicine, research and professional development departments to introduce new curriculum as well as provide support, mediation and consultation in the areas of course design, policymaking and student/faculty and faculty/administration issues. At UWS, she is eager to further cultivate her skillsets in pedagogy, course development and the integration of technology into both education and medicine. She is happy to be a part of this wonderful community.

Shanelle Clay

Shanelle Clay

Contributing Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Professor Clay is a licensed professional counselor in the District of Columbia, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and a national certified counselor. She has worked in the mental health field for the last 10 years providing culturally competent techniques to a plethora of clients. With training in hyper-sensitive subjects such as trauma, death, dying and grief; she has been able to provide individual and group counseling that benefits the wellness of her clients assist in healthy processing. As a certified school counselor, she has aided in the betterment of children as young as three years of age. Professor Clay’s experience ranges from school/academia to community practice to private practice where she's worked for the last 10 years. Her research interests include cultural techniques in mental health, clinical supervision, race and equity, and women issues in mental health.

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Chantelle Combe

Student Success Advisor, Online Students

Student Affairs

Phone: 971-449-9220

Email: [email protected]

Chantelle grew up in the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. She completed her BA in International Development at Portland State University and MA in Student Affairs Administration at Lewis and…

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Matthew Condie, CMPC

Core Faculty, Part-Time, Sport and Performance Psychology; Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Sport and Performance Psychology

Dr. Matthew Condie is an Australian-trained and based clinical psychologist and adjunct faculty member for the department of sport and performance psychology at University of Western States. He is a certified mental performance consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, has a doctorate education in sport and performance psychology, and is currently studying a Master of Educational Neuroscience. Matt has held several key roles in clinical psychology and leadership, including child protection, youth, and adult mental health, forensic drug and alcohol, emergency psychiatric services, perinatal and infant mental health, and refugee mental health both in Australia and abroad. He currently is a full-time faculty member teaching into the Master of Clinical Psychology program at Central Queensland University. Matt works with athletes from community level to Olympic level. He sees his mission to explore and challenge the status quo regarding human performance, functioning, and coping through the lens of reflective practice, innovation, positive psychology, achievement and motivation, mindfulness, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Together with his clinical knowledge and experiences, Matt's passion is to promote the integration of well-being and mental wellness theoretical and applied principles to support athletes and performers to be self-aware, balanced, resilient, well-rounded and consistently high performers. With any individual he works with, Matt balances autonomy with accountability, with a focus on respecting the relationship, education, skill acquisition and reflective practice to foster self-awareness, self-management and resilience in athletes and coaches. Of particular interest to Dr. Condie is developing competent, equipped and resilient practitioners into the fields of clinical and sport psychology, self-care, positive psychology, the athletic identity, managing transitions in sport and resilience. 

Christopher Connolly, PhD

Sports Medicine Instructor

Sports Medicine

Mary Kate Connolly, DC

Associate Professor, Chiropractic Science

Doctor of Chiropractic

Phone: 971-449-9230

Email: [email protected]

Office: 205

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Andrea Cook, PhD

Board Member

Board of Trustees

Andrea Cook served as president at Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon from 2008 to 2020. Dr. Cook has worked as an administrator at five colleges and universities over a period of 43 years, working in financial aid, records, enrollment, marketing, advancement, external relations and as president. Cook also has extensive experience in institutional and programmatic accreditation processes, and has served on national and regional boards; including the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. During her presidential tenure at Warner Pacific University, the institution became the first 4-year institution in the state of Oregon to be federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Dr. Cook earned a MS and PhD, in educational policy and management from the University of Oregon.

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Jacey Coy

Core Faculty, Part-Time, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Stephanie Culver

Course Developer

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Josette Curtis, MS, RD

HNFM Course Facilitator

Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

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Robert Davidson

Adjunct Instructor, Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology

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Erin Davis, PhD

Registrar

Registrar

Phone: 971-418-9024

Email: [email protected]

Office: 202

Dr. Erin Davis holds a PhD in Higher Education and a MS in Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University.  She also received her BA in History and English Literature from…

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Cari DeCandia, EdD, CMPC

Adjunct Instructor, Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology

Dr. Cari DeCandia is a peak performance coach, consultant and educator who has the privilege of working with a broad range of elite performers looking to close the gap between their current and potential outcomes. Dr. DeCandia is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®) with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and has both a master’s and doctorate in sport and performance psychology from University of Western States. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for the department of sport and performance psychology.

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Jennifer DeFeo

Core Faculty, Part-Time, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Daniel DeLapp

Daniel DeLapp, DC, ND

Adjunct Instructor, Chiropractic Science

Doctor of Chiropractic

Nicole Detling

Nicole Detling, CMPC, DISC

Adjunct Instructor, Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology

Dr. Nicole Detling, CMPC, is the founder and owner of HeadStrong Consulting, LLC, a mental performance coaching company. Having worked with performers in disciplines from sport to coaching to dance to business since 1998, Nicole regularly travels the world in support of high level performances. She is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker and has worked with businesses all over the world to deliver dynamic and memorable speeches.  Dr. Detling has been to three Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of Team USA and has worked with 32 different athletes who won medals in their respective sports. She has also coached 16 world champions, two national championship teams, six PAC-12 championship teams, and 14 state champions. In addition, Nicole has worked with individual athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, NHL, MLS, MLR and professional rock climbers and cyclists. She also spent three years as the mental performance coach for the MLS club Real Salt Lake (1st team), Real Monarchs (2nd team), an Utah Royals (NWSL team).

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Thomas Dooley, MS, LPC, CRC

Core Faculty, Part-Time, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Thomas is a graduate of Western Oregon University and holds a Master of Science in rehabilitation counseling, a specialty area which focuses on the biopsychosocial impact of medical illness, chronic…

Ashley Duguay

Ashley Duguay, MPC, CSPA, MSPE

Adjunct Instructor, Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology

Ashley Duguay holds a PhD from the University of Windsor (Kinesiology – Sport and Exercise Psychology) along with a Master’s of Human Kinetics (Sport and Exercise Psychology) from the University of Windsor and a Master’s of Education (Sport Leadership) from the Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her graduate research centered on athlete leadership, with her master’s thesis focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of an athlete leadership development program for varsity athletes, and her dissertation focused on understanding shared leadership and emotional intelligence in relation to athlete leadership. Her research has recently expanded to also include topics associated with high-impact teaching and learning in the field of sport and exercise psychology, especially as it relates to distance education. In addition to her role as an adjunct instructor, Ashley works as a Mental Performance Consultant (MPC) and is a professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA). She is a trained Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) instructor and an approved CMPC mentor through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). As an MPC, Ashley seeks to facilitate the development of skills, attitudes, qualities, processes and perspectives that support her clients’ (e.g., athletes, teams, coaches, sport organizations) mental performance while helping them achieve positive personal development and performance improvement. Her interest in this field has been directly influenced by her experiences in sport (especially team sports) as an athlete and coach.

Carrie Ebling

Carrie Ebling, DC, LMT

Assistant Professor, Chiropractic Sciences, Clinical Education

Clinical Education, Doctor of Chiropractic

Phone: 971-418-9013

Email: [email protected]

Office: 216

Carrie Ebling is a self-professed anatomy geek with Gray’s Anatomy being the first coffee table book she ever owned. She became interested in massage therapy and chiropractic after witnessing the profound effect hands-on therapies had on the family horse and dog when she was growing up. She has been working on bodies since the late 90’s, balancing art and science to create individualized sessions that get people back to doing whatever they love.  She joined UWS in 2006 with the inaugural class of massage therapy students, began assisting in chiropractic sciences courses in 2008 and became a full-time faculty member in 2017. Additionally, she maintains a private practice where she sees patients part-time when she's not on campus teaching in the rehab series, extremity orthopedics and muscle testing. She can often be found on weekends sprucing up some landscaping or honing her gardening skills, watching a Timbers game and walking through various neighborhoods in Portland enjoying the changing seasons. She is an avid seasonal eater and loves the access to farm fresh food that Portland has to offer. Her partner is an amazing cook and together they enjoy hosting dinner parties and playing cards with friends. College of Chiropractic Faculty Member of the Year - 2022

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Dana M. Elia, DCN, MS, RDN, LDN

HNFM Instructor

Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Dana M. Elia, DCN, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is an integrative and functional nutrition doctor and a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist with more than 25 years of clinical experience. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Elia relocated to Lancaster, PA in 2001 where she is the owner of Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness, LLC. For UWS, Dr. Elia is the course writer for the Clinical Reasoning in Nutrition Practice and Functional Nutrition Therapeutics II - Gastrointestinal course for the forthcoming DCN program.  An active member of her community, Dr. Elia serves on the executive committee of Dietitians in Integrative and Function Medicine (DIFM) where she holds the Past Chair position and previously served as Chair, Chair-Elect, Treasurer and Member Services Chair. Dr. Elia previously served on the executive committees for the Lancaster Area Celiac Support group and the Lancaster Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association. Dr. Elia’s fervor and dedication for the power within the food as medicine approach, stems from her own personal journey with autoimmune disease and a rare form of sarcoma. As a survivor and warrior for rare disease advocacy, in 2017 Dr. Elia was chosen as a one of four survivors for featured videos with the Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University. Dr. Elia enjoys writing about diet and nutrition and sees the process as a means to help people identify the underlying root causes of the barriers preventing them from optimal wellness. She is also the author of The Stem Cell Activation Diet and the upcoming 2021 book, The Sugar Detox Diet for 50+. In her free time, she loves hiking, camping at the Delaware seashore, traveling with her husband James, scuba diving or going on an adventure with her rescued lab, Champ.

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Horace Elliott

Board Member

Board of Trustees

Horace Elliott was elected to the Board in May 2014. He is the immediate past executive vice president of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), retiring after serving 28 years (1986-2014). He is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and taught biology and mathematics for several years.
 Prior to joining the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Elliott was manager of communications at Bendix Corporation’s Research Laboratories, and was director of administration for the Houston regional office of Price Waterhouse Coopers and director of administration for the Houston law firm of Susman-Godfrey. As executive vice president of the NBCE, he was responsible for operational and financial affairs of the organization that provides third-party, independent, pre-licensure testing the chiropractic profession required by all 50 states and several foreign countries. The National Board is governed by an eleven-person board of directors. While serving the NBCE, Elliott received an Honorary Doctor of humanities from Texas Chiropractic College; and a Doctor of Humane Letters from the American College of Chiropractors (FACC); and named a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC). He received the George Arvidson Award from the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards for service to chiropractic regulation, and prior to his retirement, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Hanseo University College of Chiropractic in Korea and was named the Dynamic Chiropractic’s 2013 Person of the Year. He has served on several boards of directors, including the Farmington Village Housing Cooperative (president); the National Management Association’s Bendix Corporation Chapter (president); the Greeley Rotary Club (president elect); and the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care, representing the National Board.

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