Faculty Profiles (M - P)
- McCord, Phyllis, BSc (Hons), DC, MD, CCFP – Associate Professor
- McGregor, Marion, BSc, DC, FCCS(C), MSc, PhD – Acting Dean, Graduate Education and Research Programs, Professor
- McLaren, Laura, BSc (Hons), DC – Tutor
- Meschino, James, DC, MSc – Associate Professor
- Miners, Andrew, BPHE, BSc (Hons), DC, FRCCSS(C) – Assistant Professor
- Mior, Silvano, DC, FCCS(C), PhD – Senior Advisor to the President, Professor
- Moore, Robert, BSc (Hons), PhD – Associate Professor
- Moss, Jean, DC, MBA – Associate Professor
- Muir, Bradley James, BSc (Hons), DC, FRCCSS(C) – Associate Professor
- Pajaczkowski, Jason, BSc, BSc, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C), DACRB – Associate Professor
- Pecora, Cosma Gary, BSc (Hons), DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C) – Assistant Professor
- Pennell, Kelly, BSc (Hons), DC, MSc – Instructor
- Petrini, Vanessa, BSc (Hons), DC – Tutor
- Porter, Bryan, BA (Hons), DC – Tutor
- Pringle, Tania, BPE, BA, DC, FCCR(C), DACBR – Assistant Professor
- Pulinec, Andrew, BSc (Hons), DC, FCCO(C), FACO – Assistant Professor
- Purkiss, Sheila, BSc, MSc – Instructor
- McMorland, Gordon, BSc, DC – Adjunct Professor
- Murphy, Bernadette, DC, PhD – Adjunct Faculty
- Peterson, Cindy, AA-RN, DC, DACBR, MMed, FCCR(C) – Adjunct Professor
Porr, Jason, BSc(Hons), DC, Sports Sciences, Year II
Robin Maunder, RT
Clinical Laboratory Manager, Clinical Education Division
Laboratory Science Technologist/Instructor
Ms. Maunder has been with CMCC since 1984. She began her career in 1975 after obtaining a General Laboratory Sciences/Technology diploma from the Toronto Institute of Medical Technology (Michener Institute). She is currently completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from Dalhousie University. Ms. Maunder's professional experiences have included marketing, management and customer service for Sunnybrook Hospital and Med-Chem Laboratories and Vitality Suites. She was also a supplemental teacher for public schools in York region.
Elsevier Canada published, Understanding Laboratory Tests: A Quick Reference, solely written by Ms. Maunder. This manual has proven to be an extremely useful tool for students and practitioners in the field of health care. Ms. Maunder is a member of the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT) and the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS).
Marion McGregor, BSc, DC, FCCS(C), MSc, PhD
Acting Dean, Graduate Education and Research Program, Professor
Dr. McGregor graduated from CMCC in 1980 and completed a Fellowship in the College of Clinical Sciences. She went on to earn her MSc in Medical Epidemiology from McMaster University in 1987, and a PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2006. In clinical practice for 10 years, Dr. McGregor has taught both at CMCC and at the National College of Chiropractic (now the National University of Health Sciences) in Illinois. After moving to Texas in 1993, Dr. McGregor acted as a consultant in research design and biostatistics.
She has published in a variety of journals and has acted as a reviewer for the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Journal of Chiropractic Education. In 2002 she was appointed to the Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine Study Section for the National Institutes of Health and subsequently, the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section through 2005. Dr. McGregor has been a recipient of research funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health, the National Institute of Chiropractic Research, the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company, and most recently from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and CIHR.
Laura McLaren, BSc (Hons), DC
Tutor, Division of Foundational and Professional Education
Before joining CMCC Dr. McLaren was in private practice at the Birchmount Chiropractic Clinic, and is now continuing her private practice at the Richmond Hill Natural Therapies Clinic. After earning an honours undergraduate degree in Science from the University of Guelph, she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic at the CMCC in 1996. Dr. McLaren is a recipient of the CMCC Cum Laude and Clinic Honours Award in 1996, as well as the Board of Governors Chairman’s Award and the Governor’s Club Corporate Member Award for Service. At CMCC, she presently teaches AC3305 and CD 3304.
James Meschino, DC, MSc
Associate Professor, Physiology and Microbiology
Dr. James Meschino began his career at CMCC as a Research Associate and through the years, advanced his career to a Chiropractic Clinician and Supervisor of Chiropractic Interns at the Crossways Chiropractic Clinic in Toronto. He was appointed as Course Coordinator for the Second Year Nutrition Program, and then for the Fourth Year Nutrition Program. Prior to his current position he was a faculty member in the Division of Graduate Studies and Research. He completed his Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and went on to earn his MSc in biology and nutrition at the University of Bridgeport.
Dr. Meschino’s research focuses on the complementary therapy for the management of common health problems. He has contributed articles to the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Journal of Chiropractic and other academic journals. He teaches Nutritional Supplementation and Herbal Medicine PH 3407 at CMCC.
Andrew Miners , BPHE, BSc (Hons), DC, FRCCSS(C)
Assistant Professor, Foundational and Professional Education
Dr. Miners instructs courses in diagnosis, orthopaedics, clinical education, and chiropractic technique. He has previously held the role of Resident Resource Clinician for CMCC associated treatment clinics. In the past five years, Dr. Miners has taught CD2301 Introductory Diagnosis and Orthopaedics, AC1102, AC 2204 and AC 3306 Chiropractic Skills, AC3305 Clinical Management, CE1101 and CE2202 Clinical Practice, and AN1101 and AN2101 Human Anatomy. Dr. Miners holds two degrees from Queen's University; Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and Honours Bachelor of Science. He graduated with clinical honours from CMCC in 2004 and was accepted into the two year postgraduate residency program in Sports Injury Sciences. This program provided opportunities for Dr. Miners to mentor with top sports chiropractors, orthopaedists and radiologists. It also gave him the opportunity to work personally with top level athletes.
He has traveled nationally and internationally, acting as team doctor for Canadian representative soccer teams, the 2006 Ontario Junior Taekwondo National Championship Team, and the 2006 Canadian National Taekwondo Team. Upon completing the sports residency program in the spring of 2007, he was honoured by receiving an award/bursary for excellence in leadership, research, and teaching. In 2007 Dr. Miners became a fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) and is an accredited sports injury specialist.
The top priority for Dr. Miners is to provide excellent patient care and to teach students to do the same; as such he is always striving to advance his clinical knowledge. He has completed the requirements to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Kinesiologist (CK). He is a certified provider of various soft tissue and clinical treatment techniques including; Active Release Techniques (ART), Graston Technique, and clinical/anatomical acupuncture. Currently, Dr. Miners is completing a three year advanced training program to become designated as a chiropractic rehabilitation specialist. Dr. Miner’s research interests focus on the enhancement of sport performance. He is currently preparing articles for submission to several journals.
Silvano A. Mior, DC, FCCS(C), PhD
Senior Advisor to the President, Professor
Dr. Mior graduated from CMCC with a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1980 and received his Fellowship in the College of Chiropractic Sciences in 1984. In 2010, he completed a PhD from the Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Here at CMCC Dr. Mior is currently the Senior Advisor to the President and a Professor in the Division of Research, while running a private practice in Markham. He is the former Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, as well as the former Acting Vice President of Finance and Administration. His research interests are in the areas of clinical outcomes and program evaluation, health services, and interprofessional collaborative practice. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractor Association, the Journal of Neuromusculoskeletal System, The Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation and other chiropractic journals. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in areas related to clinical chiropractic practice and outcomes.
He has participated in international and national committees establishing guidelines for quality assurance and standards of chiropractic practice, as well as setting research agendas. He has received awards and honours for his work, being named the Chiropractor of the Year Award by the Ontario Chiropractic Association in 1994, and the Chiropractic Centennial Award of Excellence by the Canadian Chiropractic Association in 1995. In 2003 he was awarded with the Professional Service Award for Research, and 2006 the President’s Distinguished Service Award. He is currently seconded to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) as a senior clinical consultant. Dr. Mior has been working on a research project funded by the MOHLTC and the Primary Health Care Transition Fund to develop and implement a model of collaboration between chiropractors and physicians in the community primary care setting.
Robert Moore, BSc (Hons), PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology and Micriobiology
Dr. Moore is an Associate Professor at CMCC, and a consultant at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He was a past consultant at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine. Dr. Moore was previously the Acting Head of the Biochemsitry Department at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and later an Associate Professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. After earning an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Leeds University in England, he completed a PhD at. Leeds University. His doctoral thesis was titled Studies on the neutral peptidehydrolase activity of mammalian liver. Dr. Moore's research focuses on the biochemistry of sports.
He has contributed articles to the Journal of Applied Physiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Enzyme, Journal of Applied Physiology and several other academic journals. He also served as a Chairman for the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Test Review Committee for the Quality Management Program, has been the Secretary for the Toronto and District Society of Clinical Chemist’s Association and is currently on the Academic Promotions Committee here at CMCC.
Brad Muir, BSc (Hons), DC, FRCCSS(C)
Associate Professor, Clinician, Campus Clinic
Dr. Muir completed a Doctor of Chiropractic at CMCC and a Sport Sciences Fellowship at the College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences in Calgary. Prior to attending chiropractic college, Dr. Muir earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. He worked for seven years as a Clinical and Occupational Kinesiologist and Clinic Director with the Sports and Injury Rehabilitation Clinics in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, and the Columbia Rehabilitation Centre in Burlington, Ontario. Dr. Muir earned a diploma in Acupuncture at the Centre for International Holistic Studies in Stony Creek, Ontario. Dr. Muir has been a recipient of the Chiropractic Sciences Award, and the Governor’s Club Corporate Members Award as an undergraduate at Chiropractic college. He is currently the Chair of the Appeals Committee at CCSS and is on the Fellowship Committee for the same organization.
In 2006, he was part of the medical staff for the World Championships Dragonboat Club Crew Challenge and prior to this the team Chiropractor for the Windsor Firefighters Combat Challenge Team’s World Championships. At the same time, he was also part of the medical staff for the WTF Tae Kwon Do Association of Canada Carding Games.the University of Toronto Men’s Ice Hockey team, and the Ontario Cup Trampoline Tournament. Dr. Muir maintains a private practice in Pickering and Ajax, Ontario and previously in Orillia, Ontario. Dr. Muir’s research focuses on concussion, proprioception, and various sports injuries. He is currently writing articles to submit to a academic journal.
Jason Pajaczkowski, BSc, BSc, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C), DACRB
Clinician, Bronte Clinic
Prior to his role as Clinician, Dr. Jason Pajaczkowski was a Sport Science Resident at CMCC. He is now Chiropractor for the Toronto Phantoms Professional Football Club, a Director for the Sports Performance Centres, Medical Director of the Markham Islanders Jr. A Hockey Club, Medical Director for the Vaughan Vipers Jr. A Hockey Club, and the Doctor for the Team Canada Paralympic Hockey Club.
After earning an undergraduate degree in Life Science from Queen's University, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard Illinois, Dr. Pajaczkowski completed his Doctor of Chiropractic from the Nation College of Chiropractic. He also had Fellowships with the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences and the College of Chiropractic Rehabilation Sciences. Dr. Pajaczkowski’s research focuses on rehabilation of sports injuries. He has contributed articles to the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractor Association, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutic,s and other academic journals and books. He is a recipient of the Drs. Edgar Bella and J.O. Houle Award, the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as the “Who’s Who in American Universities” Award. He currently sits on the Promotions and Benefits Sub-Committee at the CMCC.
Cosma Gary Pecora, BSc (Hons), DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C)
Assistant Professor, Applied Chiropractics
Dr. Pecora is an Assistant Professor at CMCC, an Insurer Evaluator for the Workable Centres and Riverfront Medical Services, the owner of his own private practice at the Orthofit Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario, and Owner and Chiropractor of the Chiropractic Clinic, also located in Woodbridge. He was previously a part-time Chiropractor at the Westside Chiropractic Clinic, and later a Coordinator of the Chiropractic and Sports Injury Program for Undergraduates at CMCC
After earning an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto, Dr. Pecora completed his Doctor of Chiropractor Cum Laude at the CMCC, as well as Fellowship from the College of Sports Sciences, and additional Fellowship at the College of Rehabilaition Sciences, receiving a certification in Acupuncture. Dr. Pecora’s research focuses on sport injury prevention. He has contributed articles to the Toronto Marlboro Atom Hockey team Magazine. He is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the History of Chiropractic. In the past five years at CMCC, he has taught AC1101 Conditioning in Sport, AC305 Clinical Management, and 100I Level Athletic and Peripheral Injuries Management.
Kelly Pennell, BSc (Hons), DC, MSc
Instructor, Applied Chiropractics
Dr. Kelly Pennell is a previous First Aid Instructor for the Canadian Red Cross and Health Columnist for the Snap Guelph Newspaper.
After earning an undergraduate degree in Science from McMaster University, Dr. Pennell completed a Doctor of Chiropractic at CMCC in 2005. She is presently enrolled in the Masters of Rehabilitation Sciences program at McMaster University, and is completing her fellowship at the Chiropractic College of Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Pennell’s research focuses on rehabilitation.
She has contributed articles to the Canadian Journal of Botany and Canadian Chiropractor and is also a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Protectic Association.
Andrew Pulinec, BSc (Hons), DC, FCCO(C), FACO
Assistant Professor, Clinician, Campus Clinic
Dr. Andrew Pulinec currently has a private practice at the Oakdale Chiropractic Clinic in Downsview, Ontario, and is a Clinician for the Clinical Education Division at CMCC. After earning a undergraduate degree in Science from the University of Toronto, he completed a Doctor of Chiropractic from CMCC in 1981.