Dr. Sid Williams, founder/president of Life, was honored by the Georgia Council of Chiropractic, which Dr. Williams founded, as "Chiropractor of the Century." The special award was presented for his lifelong devotion and commitment to the profession.Given in honor of chiropractic's centennial year, Georgia Council President Dr. Brad Pizza said that Dr. Williams' "vision has already begun to take shape for the next hundred years."
Life Alumni Elected to Three State Boards
Life College alumni, Danita Thomas-Heagy ('82), Stephen Foreman ('81), and Donald Williams ('80) have been appointed to the state board of chiropractic examiners in Florida, California, and Alabama, respectively.
Dr. Danita Thomas-Heagy lobbied for and earned a spot on the Florida board, becoming only the second female DC to serve on the board. She is past president of Life's Alumni Association. She said that in her new position she would like to see the law regarding licenses in Florida become less restrictive: "There are whole counties that don't have chiropractors," she said.
Dr. Foreman is the first member of the California Board to have graduated from Life. He has a diplomate in orthopedics, worked as a consultant reviewing disciplinary cases for the board, and taught at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in the 1980s. In private practice since 1988, Dr. Foreman said he would like to see the board move in several ways: "First, consumer protection against the few who abuse patients by charging unconscionable fees. Second, help enact legislation to control the practice of chiropractors giving second opinions across state lines," he said.
Dr. Donald Williams, appointed to the Alabama Board of Chiropractic Examiners, brings a practical philosophy of a broad scope of practice, consistent with the needs of his state. He noted that he is "still learning the ropes," but believes that the board should continue in its current direction.