West alumni appointed ACA Sports Council executive officers

West alumni appointed ACA Sports Council executive officers

The American Chiropractic Association Sports Council recently announced the election of its new executive officers, which include two graduates of Palmer College’s West campus in San Jose, Calif. – Andrew Cohen, D.C., CCSP® (’04), president, and Bryanna Esquivel, D.C. (’17), secretary.

Palmer West ’04 alumnus Andrew Cohen, D.C., CCSP®, is the new president of the ACA Sports Council.

Dr. Cohen and Dr. Esquivel formally entered into their new positions as ACA Sports Council executive officers at the ACA Sports Council Symposium held in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 5-6.

Dr. Cohen has maintained a San Francisco-based practice, ProActive Chiropractic, for 14 years. As a West student, Dr. Cohen served as National Student ACA Chair. Since graduating, Dr. Cohen has held multiple positions on the ACA Sports Council executive board, including treasurer (2016-2017) and first vice president (2017-2018).

He has completed rotations at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., and provided care at the 2016 Olympic Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

New ACA Sports Council President Andrew Cohen, D.C., CCSP® (center) visited the West campus on Oct. 9 to speak to the 1st Quarter class. Dr. Cohen was introduced by officers of the West Campus Sports Council.

“I got involved with SACA as a student because I felt it was the best way to advance the profession; however, I now believe treating elite athletes ‘opens doors’ that research and legislation can’t, because athletes of all skill levels want to emulate the ‘best of the best’,” said Dr. Cohen, the first Palmer West alumnus to serve as ACA Sports Council president.

As a West student, Dr. Esquivel served two terms as first vice president of the National Student ACA Sports Council. She’s honored to continue her involvement with the ACA Sports Council as an executive officer.

Palmer West ’17 alumna Bryanna Esquivel, D.C., will serve on the ACA Sports Council executive board as secretary.

“The Palmer West Sports Council is one of the best sports-chiropractic programs that chiropractic colleges have to offer. I’m proud to be a Palmer West alumna, and I’m beyond excited to continue to be in a leadership role for our profession,” said Dr. Esquivel, now working at InHealth Clinic in Los Gatos, with fellow West alumni Ly Ho, D.C., ’08, and Jennifer Walker, D.C., ’08.

“My involvement with the Sports Council, as a student and doctor, has enabled me to surround myself with colleagues who share my passion for promoting chiropractic care, and the value it brings to sports medicine,” said Dr. Esquivel, who as a West student completed a rotation in the Palmer VA/DoD Internship program (with West ’01 alumnus David Paris, D.C., at the VA health center in Redding, Calif.).

“Dr. Cohen has moved up the ranks, and I look forward to seeing all the things he will accomplish as president.  He is creative, driven, passionate, and a great leader,” said ACA Sports Council Past-President Carly May-Zuehlke, D.C., CCSP®.

“I am also pleased that Dr. Esquivel transitioned from her role as Student Executive Committee Second Vice President to the Membership Committee last year, and now to Secretary. It will be a great year for the ACASC!”