Dr. Braile, the 11th individual to hold the office of ICA president since the association was founded by B.J. Palmer in 1927, is the first graduate of New York Chiropractic College (1978) to be elected ICA president. He has been in private practice in Rockledge, Florida for 17 years, and was recently appointed director of postgraduate education at Life College, where he also serves as a member of the chiropractic philosophy faculty.
An active member of ICA since his student days, Dr. Braile has served as chairman of ICA's Representative Assembly, and as ICA's representative in Florida for many years. He was honored as the ICA's 1990 Chiropractor of the Year, and has been the recipient of numerous honors from national, state, and local organizations.
Over the next couple of years, Dr. Braile said he would give priority to the need for legislation to expand the inclusion of chiropractic in publicly funded health care programs, managed care, and in public education and research.
Supporting Dr. Braile as new ICA vice president is Dr. Francis Corbin of Renton, Washington. A 1976 Davenport graduate, Dr. Renton is a Viet Nam veteran, has been a member of the Washington State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, served as president of the United Chiropractors of Washington for two years, and as ICA's Western Regional Director the past four years.
Dr. Corbin gave a pledge to dedicate himself "to the service of ICA and its members, and to the development and promotion of chiropractic worldwide."
Drs. Braile and Corbin will serve two-year terms.