Presidents

A Earl Homewood, D.C. was one of Canada’s foremost chiropractic educators. After graduating from the Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon in 1942, he enlisted in the Canadian Navy and served for three years. In 1945, Dr. Homewood became involved with the Dominion Council of Chiropractors and played a major role in finding the first home for CMCC. From September 1953 until August 1961, he acted as the Business Administrator and Dean of CMCC. In March of 1959, he was elected President of the CMCC Association and Chairman of the Board. Dr. Homewood resigned from CMCC in 1961, but returned in 1966 to serve as President until 1970. During this time he led a major fundraising campaign. Dr. Homewood is also credited with the planning and success of the College’s move to 1900 Bayview.

Donald C. Sutherland, D.C., a CMCC graduate, served as the President of CMCC from 1976 to 1983, the first under a true presidential administrative model. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Sutherland was the first Executive Director of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), a position he held from 1956 to 1968, and the first Executive Director of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) from 1956 to 1976, and editor of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Journal from 1956 to 1976. Dr.Sutherland produced and presented various briefs and rebuttals to the provincial and federal governments: brief to Canada’s Royal Commission on Health Services and rebuttal in 1962, brief to the Ontario Government’s Medical Services Insurance Commission in 1964, brief and rebuttal to Ontario’s Commission on the Healing Arts in 1967 and on the Workmen’s Compensation Act in 1966.

Ian D. Coulter, M.A., Ph.D. became the Executive Vice-President of CMCC in 1981, was named Interim President in 1983 and held the position of the President from 1984 to 1990 when he began a year of administrative leave from CMCC. A sociologist from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (M.A.) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D.), prior to joining CMCC, Dr. Coulter held the position of Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost of Health Sciences, University of Toronto with teaching appointments. He is the co-author of the 1981 book, Chiropractors: do they help? Major accomplishments of Dr. Coulter’s tenure were the redesigning of internal procedures and establishment of various committees within CMCC. Through his aggressive promotion , CMCC became better known by politicians, universities and other institutions around the world. CMCC received a five year accreditation from the Council on Chiropractic Education (Canada)Inc. for the first time during his tenure.

Jean A. Moss, D.C., M.B.A. was CMCC president from 1991 to 2014. She is the first woman to serve as president of CMCC, and the longest serving. In 1965, Dr. Moss enrolled in the first class of the Anglo European College of Chiropractic, located in her hometown of Bournemouth, England. Seeking new horizons, she moved to Canada in 1967 and continued her chiropractic education at CMCC. Following her graduation in 1970, Dr. Moss joined the faculty of CMCC and, for the next twenty years, enjoyed a successful career as an educator, clinician and administrator. In 1988 Dr. Moss obtained her M.B.A. from York University. Under her leadership the College prospered – building historic clinical relationships with universities and hospitals, supporting the pursuit of chiropractic research, implementing a new integrative curriculum and building a new campus. A tenacious lobbyist, tireless spokesperson and recipient of many honours, Dr. Jean Moss is an admired leader with the chiropractic profession both at home and abroad.Upon stepping down as president, Dr. Moss was granted president emeritus status. The campus building, for which she was largely responsible, was named the Jean A Moss Building in her honour.

David Wickes, MA, D.C.joined CMCC as president in July 2014. Prior to joining CMCC, Dr. Wickes was Dean of the College of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport (UB), the first university-based chiropractic program in the United States. As dean, he was both chief administrative officer and chief academic officer, responsible for strategic planning and budget development. Previous to his work at UB, Dr. Wickes served as executive vice president and provost at the University of Western States (UWS) in Portland, Oregon. At UWS, he was responsible for strategic planning, budget management, accreditation, development of new master’s degree programs and academic planning.

A graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, he later chaired the Department of Diagnosis and trained numerous residents, several of whom became faculty at other chiropractic institutions. He subsequently served as Director of NCC’s Inpatient Facility, the Dean of Clinics, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Senior Vice President and Provost. Recognized for his work in simulation-based training, he developed the profession’s first training and assessment center.

Dr. Wickes has been an active member of the Council on Chiropractic Education (US) for many years, and has been a site team evaluator for other accrediting agencies in the US and Canada. In addition to his professional doctorate, he has a master’s degree in education and human development and has pursued the incorporation of educational technology into chiropractic undergraduate and postgraduate education.He completed the Institute of Educational Management program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and earned a certificate in fundraising management from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. In recognition of his numerous contributions to the profession, Dr. Wickes was elected as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC).