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FICS President


 Dr Mustafa Ağaoğlu, DC, ICCSP

Dr. Ağaoğlu (Life University, 1997) of Izmir, Turkey is in private practice

Dr Mustafa H. Agaoglu is a 1997 Life University graduate with a doctor of chiropractic degree. Prior to his chiropractic education, he attained a bachelors degree in science from City University of New York. He practiced for one year in Lima, Peru. After receiving his Florida license he practiced in Florida until April 2004. He has a medical office with his medical doctor wife in İzmir, Turkey and has been practicing there since September 2004.

He was the founding president of Turkish Chiropractic Association. Dr. Agaoglu worked with Turkish Physically Challenged Parabadminton nationals and attended numerous tournaments with the national team. Currently, he is the 1st vice president of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Chiropractic Federation. He has been the Eastern Mediterranean regional representative to FİCS in the executive council since 2009. He has served FİCS in communications commission and continues to serve in the education commission.              

Dr. Agaoglu also has been part of the World Federation of Chiropractic Public Health Committee since 2015. He helped commence the masters in chiropractic sciences education program at Bahçeşehir University of İstanbul, Turkey in 2015 and coordinator assisted and lectured up until June of 2019. He is a member of the international congresses organizing science commission of the Turkish traditional, complementary and alternative medicine department and continues to serve chiropractic internationally through chiropractic federations and nationally in Turkey.

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FICS 1st Vice President

BradleySandlerDr Bradley Sandler, M.Chiro, ICCSP

Dr Bradley Sandler, who practices at the Bryanston Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, graduated with a Master’s Degree in Chiropractic from the University of Johannesburg in 2006. He obtained his ICCSP in 2009 and is a fully accredited sports chiropractor through the South African Sports Medicine Association.   Dr Sandler, who represents the African region on the FICS Executive Council, is the former treasurer for ChiroSport of South Africa. He was a chiropractic faculty member and lecturer at the University of Johannesburg. As a sports chiropractor he has worked in his community nationally and internationally. He most recently worked at the Paralympics in Rio 2016 and has served on the FICS team at the World Games in Koahsiung, Taiwan (2009) and Cali, Colombia (2013).

FICS 2nd Vice President

JohnDownesDr John Downes, DC

Dr John Downes (Life University, 1986) is currently the longest-serving member of the FICS ExCo. Formerly he represented the US Sports Chiropractic Federation on the ExCo, presently he is a member at large.

For the past ten years he has been Director of International Programs at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where his faculty positions since 1991 have included Head, Technique Department and Director of Sports Chiropractic. He continues to teach in the Sports Health Science Master’s program.

John has over 35 years of sports chiropractic practice experience. Since 1996 he has served the Costa Rican Olympic Team at the national, Central American Games and Olympic levels. He is in demand internationally as a lecturer and technique instructor. He is a board member of the Council on Extremity Adjusting and a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy.

FICS Secretary-General

GraemeHarrisonBrownGraeme Harrison-Brown

Mr Harrison-Brown, who holds a Masters Degree in Business Management from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has extensive business management experience and success, and brings impressive credentials to the part-time but key leadership role of FICS Secretary-General.

For 12 years until late 2016 he was CEO of Connexxion Pty Ltd, an information, communication and technology (ICT) company that grew significantly under his leadership. This was in a field, ICT, which demands constant innovation as well as strong corporate planning and management.

Earlier in his career Mr Harrison-Brown spent over 20 years from 1982-2004 with the Australian Department of Defence: Air Force, in senior management positions from 1999 managing regional then Australia-wide budgets from $5 million to $350 million, and building relationships with many stakeholders in the governmental, not-for-profit and private sectors.

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FICS Secretary

MercedesMaria Mercedes D'Acosta, DC

Mercedes D’Acosta Montaño attended UNEVE in Mexico, graduate in 2008 and then she attended Parker college for a “faculty development” course She has been involved for 8 years with FMQD (Mexican federation of sports chiropractic) She has attended national and international events such as the world games international and the rugby Caribbean and Central American qualification games locally

She is the immediate/past President of the Mexican sports chiropractic federation 2015-2018. She has created alliances with the national football league of Mexico, and in 2017 she took care of bringing the ICCSP to Mexico for the first time in more than 20 years.

She is involved directly with docs as the representative of Latin America, and a partner in her own chiropractic office. She is a dedicated member who looks for new alliances with sports federations, such as automobile formula 1, soccer, rugby and many others. She also has promoted the profesión in radio and televisión on docens of programs. 

FICS Chief of Finances

BrianNookDr Brian Nook, DC

Dr. Nook (Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1983) practiced in Schaller and Holstein, Iowa then took leave to teach at the Technikon Natal Department of Chiropractic in Durban, South Africa from 1996 to 1999.
He was later the Dean, School of Chiropractic and Sports Science, Murdoch University, Western Australia (2003-13) and Dean and Head of College at the Australian College of Physical Education in Sydney Olympic Park (2014-16). His current position is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus in San Jose.

Brian has been a member of FICS since 1987. He has served as the First Vice-President and on several commissions. Brian currently serves on the Education and International Federations Commissions, and is the FICS Liaison to the International World Games Association (IWGA). He has been a team physician and Chef de Mission at many sporting events throughout the world. He has served at four Olympic Games, three All Africa Games and three World Games.