Executive Board

  • President .

    Shea Stark, DC, CCSP, ICSC, EMT  
    [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Run meetings, maintain communication with ACA and other councils, appoint committee members, represent the ACASC to the public and other professional organizations, mentor ACASC student ExCo Board.

    Bio: Dr. Shea Stark graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 2014.  There she was extremely involved in multiple activities including Student Body Association, SACA and served two consecutive terms on the ACA Sports Council’s National Student Executive Board as Secretary and 2nd Vice President.

    Since graduation, she has achieved multiple sports chiropractic and advanced training certifications including Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Graston Technique Specialist (GTS), Dry Needling Level 1, Dynamic Tape, Rock Tape FMT 1 and 2, Select Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), FAKTR, Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries, and Safe Sport.

    Dr. Stark was the team physician for the Manhattan High School volleyball team in Manhattan, MT and has traveled around the country to work sporting events including the FIVB Las Vegas Open beach volleyball tournament, National High School and Collegiate Tae Kwondo Championships the AVP Seattle Open beach volleyball tournament and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

    She has continued her service to the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council since graduation, first doing committee work, then joining the Executive Council.  She served a year as Secretary before advancing to 2nd Vice President for a year.  She continued by serving as the 1st Vice President for an additional year and took over as President of the ACA Sports Council in October 2019.

  • 1st Vice President .

    Chris Hargrave, DC  
    [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Fill in for the President when necessary, address membership concerns, chair and preside over the Chiropractic Sports Network and membership committee

    Bio: Chris Hargrave was born and raised in central Missouri. He served in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in North Carolina and Portugal and also served in theatre for Iraqi Freedom.  After separating from active duty he served in the Air National Guard as a fire fighter and worked full time as a Sheriff’s Deputy in the Kansas City area.  

    After his time in service he then completed his D.C. at Cleveland University – Kansas City.  While there he became involved in the local chapter of sports council and co-founded the Veterans to Chiropractic club.  This led to an opportunity to serve on the Student ACASC board first as a social media director and then as president.  He also met and married his wife while attending chiropractic school.

    Following graduation Chris and his wife, Erica opened a practice in the Phoenix metro area where they continue to practice.  He also continued serving as the ACASC Treasurer for one term and was then elected to the First Vice President position.

    Chris grew up playing baseball and continues playing softball and golf, while also enjoying the outdoor lifestyle of Arizona.  He is a diehard Kansas City Chief and St. Louis Cardinal fan and together with Erica they have a daughter named Adalyn Jo.

  • 2nd Vice President .

    Bryanna Esquivel, DC
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    Responsibilities: Serve as chairperson of the Convention Committee, oversee symposium details including securing date/location, content and speakers, obtaining CEU credits, finding vendors, and promotion.

    Bio: Dr. Bryanna Esquivel is a Southern California native and a former collegiate athlete. She played fastpitch softball for her undergraduate university and there she was exposed to sports chiropractic. After beginning to feel the effects of the years of playing sports, she began to see a sports chiropractor. She has a passion for helping athletes achieve their goals and loves being an advocate for sports chiropractic. She wants to serve her colleagues by being a leader in the ACA Sports Council Executive Committee. She currently resides and practices in Central California.

  • Secretary .

    Kaila Alvarez, DC 
    [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Edit written materials and publication, create the Sports Talk publication, take minutes at all meetings, documents decisions made via email, manage correspondence for the ACASC to other organizations and the public.

    Bio: Dr. Kaila Alvarez was born and raised in southern Wisconsin. She played volleyball, basketball and softball in high school which is what led her in her desire to become a sports chiropractor. Her senior year she ended up with both knee and hand injuries solidifying her future career choice. Kaila graduated in 2019 from Northwestern Health Sciences University with her Doctor of Chiropractic with a Sports Emphasis with Honors. During her time as a student she worked as an administrative assistant in the Human Performance Center at NWHSU. Also as a chiropractic student, Kaila completed her Emergency Medical Technician training, Dynamic Tape, FAKTR and Functional Movement training. Kaila lives in Minnesota with her husband and son, Jarod and Lee where she practices as an associate doctor at the Body Works Clinic.

  • Treasurer .

    Jermey Busch, DC, DACBSP, ICSC, CSCS 

    [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Assemble and present the annual budget, oversee expenditures and re-imbursements, monitor tax reports, collect payments, review financial reports, prepare profit/loss statement.

    Bio: Dr. Jeremy Busch is the Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director for Performance Sport and Spine in Front Royal, Virginia.  In 2006, he graduated his doctoral education from National University of Health Sciences.  Being a slight “junkie for knowledge”, he has earned additional training and certifications as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), Internationally Certified Sports Chiropractor (FICS), Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (ACBSP), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), as well as a variety of trainings from Titleist Performance Institute, Functional Movement Systems, and multiple dry needling and acupuncture certifications. 

    Dr. Busch is passionate about sideline medical.  He is currently credentialed as PGA Tour Player Support since 2017 providing sports chiropractic services to the players on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.  He is also the team physician for Christendom College.  He has performed 3 Sports Medicine Volunteer rotations with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Centers, and he was also selected to provide sports chiropractic care in Rio as a member of the Polyclinic support staff  for the 2016 Paralympics.

    In his spare time, Dr. Busch likes to be active with his wife, son, and daughter.  They can usually be found outdoors golfing, hiking, kayaking, fishing, playing basketball, or mountain biking.  Each member of the Busch household bleeds Green and White since Dr. Busch is an alumni and avid supporter of Michigan State University Spartans!  Dr. Busch is also an active member at his church, Abundant Life Church in Stephens City.

  • Past
    President .

    Andrew Cohen, DC, CCSP  
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    Responsibilities: Advise President and ExCo, manage the website and social media, serve as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee and the Gavel Club Committee.

    Bio:  He fell in love with the ACA Sports Council at the 2016 Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Sleeping in the dorms, eating in the cafeteria, and working insanely long days were all worth it for the inspiring interdisciplinary team and athletes he worked with.

    Grateful to the ACASC for facilitating that transformative experience, he joined the board to do his part to build the organization’s capacity. Since, he's served as Treasurer, 1st Vice President, and President. 

    When he's not working on behalf of the ACASC, he works at ProActive Chiropractic in San Francisco.

  • Student Sports Council Faculty
    Liaison .

    Jordan Knowlton-Key, DC, EMT [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Provide a communication channel between ACASC Executive Committee and the chiropractic colleges, work closely with the colleges Sports council Presidents and faculty advisors, advise the board regarding student and faculty participation in ACASC functions.

    Bio: Dr. Jordan Knowlton-Key completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University and obtained his Masters of Exercise Science from Concordia St. Paul University. Dr. Jordan completed a two-year Human Performance Fellowship at NWHSU’s Human Performance Center. In addition to instructing students at Northwestern Health Sciences University on head injuries and other courses doctorate level courses, he is a contracted faculty of practice at Concordia St. Paul University. His passion for outdoor adventure sports led him to become an Alpine Ski Patroller in addition to being an emergency medical technician. He is currently the Integrative Sports Care Coordinator for the Human Performance Center.

  • Advisor to the Student ExCo .

    Elizabeth Moos, DC, MS, CCSP

    [email protected]

    Responsibilities: Help the ACASC Student ExCo President keep up to date contact information for the ACASC Student Board, maintain continuity to the student ACASC program as student participation changes each year, attend student Executive Committee conference calls and meetings to give the board prospective on various student issues.

    Bio: Liz Moos graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2014, and following graduation she became their first Human Performance Fellow.  During her fellowship she earned her MS in Exercise Science from Concordia University-St. Paul.  She also had the opportunity to work with athletes of all different ages and abilities, ranging from high school to Olympic and professional athletes.   In 2018 Liz moved to California where she is on faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West Campus and works as part of an integrative team in corporate health.  Her sports training includes holding the ICSC and the DACBSP.  Liz has also been active in the ACA, SACA Advisory board, student advisor for the ACA Sports Council student executive committee and serves as the 2nd VP for the ACA sports council.

  • ACA Board Liaison

    Rob Jones, DC 

    Responsibilities: provide advice when asked, approve election process and certify election, share with Executive Committee when discussion or proposed policies may not be in line with ACA policy or bylaws

  • Presidential Advisor
    Thomas Hyde

    Thomas E. Hyde has been a chiropractor since 1977 when he graduated from Logan University in St. Louis.  He is married and has one daughter who lives in NZ.  He has spent his entire career working with and treating athletes around the world and co-wrote Conservative Management of Sports Injuries with Marianne Gengenbach.  He is a Diplomate of American Board of Sports Physicians, is an Honorary Member of the Royal Canadian Chiropractic Sports Sciences. He has also contributed to 2 other Sports Text Books and have published a number of articles in Peer Reviewed Journals. His hobbies are travel, climbing mountains, outdoor wildlife and landscape photography. He has taught on every continent with the exception of Antarctica.  He currently resides in Asheville, NC with his wife of 48 years, Susan without whom, he would NOT be where he is today.  He is past President of the ACA Sports Council. He served as the Chiropractor for the Pan American Games in 1987 and has treated athletes around the world.