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Board Leadership


Current Board Members (1/1/2020)

Term Start Date
6/1/2019
Term End Date
5/31/2022
Bio

Dr. Vermillion hails from Western New York originally. She moved to Oregon in 2002 to start her chiropractic training and fell in love with the beauty of Oregon. Her interests with chiropractic care range from working with high level athletes wanting to rehab through injuries, all the way to desk workers looking to improve their overall health and nutrition. Outside of practice, Dr. Vermillion likes to power lift, compete in highland games, and spend time with her husband and two step-kids.​

Term Start Date
10/1/2018
Term End Date
9/30/2021
Bio

Dr. Waggoner practices in Gresham, OR and graduated from University of Western States in 2006. She was on the Rules Advisory Committee and the Peer Review Committee before being appointed to the Board. “I have enjoyed being apart of each committee and now a part of the board. Doing what’s good for the profession, in the interest of public protection, is important to me.”

Dr. Waggoner is married and has 4 children. She loves watching her kids do their numerous activities, watching baseball, anything Disney and spending entirely too much time on social media.​​

Term Start Date
6/1/2019
Term End Date
5/31/2022
Bio

Dr. Seth Alley attended Davidson College for his undergraduate pre-medical studies, and graduated from the University of Western States in 2006.  He oversees a multi-disciplinary practice in Portland that he established in 2007, focusing mainly on sports medicine, nutrition, and rehabilitation for patients. For the last six years, he has served on the Peer Review Committee for the Oregon Board. He is honored to have joined the OBCE as a Board member applying his previous training and professional knowledge to promote better regulation, clinical development, and protection of the public. He aims to achieve these goals and serve, not only his fellow chiropractic physicians, but the members of his community, and his state.

Term Start Date
10/1/2018
Term End Date
9/30/2021
Bio

Glenn’s work career was primarily with non-profit organizations in Portland. He retired from his most recent position as Director of Operations at Saturday Academy in June 2015.

He served two terms on the Board of Naturopathic Medicine and was the Chair for his last two years. In fall 2018, he was reappointed to a third term on the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners, where he served as Vice President for one year and has been the Oregon delegate to the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards for the last four years.

Glenn retired in 2018 from Encore Brass, which he founded in 1978, as Conductor Emeritus. In September 2017 he was selected as the new conductor of the Portland Metro Concert Band, which rehearses and performs in East Portland.​

Term Start Date
3/15/2019
Term End Date
3/14/2022
Bio

Dr. Knecht attended Andrews University of Berrien Springs, Michigan and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology in August 1986. He is certified as a medical technologist with the National Certification Agency (NCA) and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
 
In June 1995 he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, Oregon. He obtained his Oregon chiropractic license in March 1996. 
 
Service positions:
Board member for AXIS, a non-profit preferred provider panel for alternative healthcare in the state of Oregon from 2002 to current;
President (2002-2016) and Treasurer (2017 to current) of the O.N.E. Research Foundation, a non-profit foundation conducting peer-reviewed research for NeuroEmotional Technique.    

From 2012 to 2017 Dr. Knecht was elected to serve as a board member for the Oregon Chiropractic Association. 

Term Start Date
10/1/2020
Term End Date
9/30/2023
Bio

​Dr. Baranick grew up in the Los Angeles area and moved to Corvallis where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science at Oregon State University. After a couple years working for a physical therapist, she attended the University of Western States and graduated in 2009. She has owned and operated a chiropractic and massage clinic in downtown Milwaukie since 2010 and spent several years teaching as an Adjunct and Assistant professor at UWS. Since 2018 she has served on the Peer Review Committee as well as an instructor for chiropractic continuing education. She is excited to now serve on the board and regulate chiropractors in our state and keep the profession moving forward. ​​

Term Start Date
10/1/2020
Term End Date
9/30/2023
Bio

​Lori Schmidt is an attorney on the southern Oregon coast; her  practice focuses primarily on representing parents and children involved in the juvenile dependency system.  Outside of her practice, Lori volunteers with her local Zonta club, enjoys gardening, crafting, and spending time with her pets.  ​

Board Executive Director

Exec Dir Bio:
Cass McLeod-Skinner has been the Executive Director for the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners (OBCE) since 2014. Cass came to the OBCE with a rich background in public health and public service, having held positions as General Counsel and Health Equity Officer for Trillium Community Health Plan (Trillium) and Chair of the Board of Commissioners for Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). 

She represents the agency in all aspects of its business including being the agency’s point of contact with the Governor’s Office, the state legislature, and the media.  Additionally, she is a member of the state’s Executive Leadership Team and the Enterprise IT Governance Committee where she represents and acts as liaison between state executive leadership and the smaller boards and commissions within state government.  

Before her positions with the OBCE, Cass owned and operated her own law firm, specializing in family law and estate planning.  She was recognized as one of Eugene Register-Guard Blue Chip’s “20 under 40” for 2010.



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