Board Members

Dr. Gordon Hasick - President

Dr. Gordon Hasick has a diverse background in clinical chiropractic care, education, and television production with a focus on human development and enhanced wellness.

He began his private chiropractic practice in Calgary in 1980, and has been a board certified instructor for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association since 1989. He also served as Chief Chiropractic Officer for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary as well as Team Chiropractor for Team Canada Men’s Volleyball Team.

As a chiropractor, his experience has been that the most beneficial approach in helping people create good health is to educate them not only about their physical health, but to also look at wellness from a holistic perspective. He believes the human journey offers a wide variety of opportunities that call us to adapt and change in order to maintain a healthy balance of inner peace, joy and fulfillment.

With that in mind, in 1993 Dr. Hasick established C-1 Film Production Corporation®, a company that uses the creative media of live workshops, television, video and audio programs to communicate wellness information. C-1 Films® distributes programs about hope and healing, and produces projects featuring success stories from those who have overcome significant challenges and have been able to thrive.

Dr. Hasick has also been a part of the faculty of Leadership Development at the Banff Centre since 2004 where he is part of a team that facilitates programs designed to build personal leadership with visions for an ideal and healthy future.


Dr. Sloane Hunter

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Dr. Hunter pursued her studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 2003. There she studied the NUCCA spinal evaluation and correction procedures. Her chosen career in upper-cervical chiropractic fulfills her criteria of a meaningful profession; "I want to provide a corrective procedure that respects the body's innate potential to heal and be well, along with having an opportunity to educate and empower her patients to participate in their healing process, health maintenance and overall wellbeing. Chiropractic is just a natural extension of my lifestyle values and the positivity that I seek to express in my own life. I truly believe that healing and happiness starts from inside".

Prior to attending Palmer College, Dr. Hunter completed a Bachelor's degree in Active Living, Health and Wellbeing studies at University of Alberta, in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. She completed an internship at the Alberta Center for Health and Well-being that focused on health promotion and strength development for the older adult.

She joined the Britannia Clinic® and the practice of Dr. Gordon Hasick in August 2003 where she continues to practice the NUCCA procedure. She is actively involved in the challenging NUCCA certification program, and currently is Part 2 Certified in a three-part certification process. Dr. Hunter utilizes a collaborative approach to spinal care by working with other health professionals for the mutual benefit of the patient's complete wellbeing. She enjoys serving patients at the Britannia Clinic® and hopes to continue being of service to those in pursuit of improved health and balance.



Dr. Jeffrey Scholten

Dr. Jeffrey Scholten has been in private practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 2001 and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF) as well as the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA).

Originally earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1996 from the University of Calgary, Dr. Scholten continued his studies graduating Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2001. During his time at Palmer College, Dr. Scholten was inducted into the exclusive Vogt Society as recognition for exemplary personal leadership, was awarded with a Certificate of Recognition for Extraordinary Personal Action from the American Red Cross, received a Certificate of Merit for his role as an Anatomy Teaching Assistant and earned a membership in Pi Tau Delta, an International Chiropractic Honor Society.

The idea of being able to positively impact the quality of a person's life originally led Dr. Scholten to pursue a career in health care. The tremendous patient results seen within his own practice has inspired him to devote significant time and attention to the advancement of upper cervical chiropractic. He is professionally engaged in ongoing clinical research and has had articles published in both Canadian Chiropractor and the Upper Cervical Monograph.



Tom Elser

Tom Elser has been an advocate of NUCCA chiropractic since 1983. A former professional athlete in the sport of volleyball, Tom represented Canada from 1982 to 1987 as a member of the National Volleyball Team. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary while contributing to the Dinosaur Volleyball program for five years. Tom was awarded CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) player of the year in 1991 and was co-captain of the 1989 CIS Champions, the University of Calgary Dinosaurs. Tom still plays high level club volleyball with his ex-national and ex-university teammates. Over the last fifteen years, his club team has captured nine Canadian Volleyball Championship gold medals and one US Volleyball Championship gold medal.

Tom has extensive business background in a wide variety of industries. He has worked in the public accounting sector, the oil and gas sector, a few entrepreneurial ventures and currently working as a life/executive coach. His coaching practice is primarily for business executives and owners and focuses on the issue of what's most important in one's relationship to health, marriage, family, business practice, money, personal interests, friends and community.

Tom is a native of Calgary Alberta and continues to be part of that community. He serves on the board of his community association and contributes to the University of Calgary Men's Volleyball program through financial and hands on skill development support. Tom is highly active all year round and relies on NUCCA chiropractic as an integral part of his health care.




Kathy Waters

Kathy has been an integral part of the chiropractic community for over 20 years. Since learning about NUCCA and witnessing its many benefits, she has developed a passion for supporting upper cervical health care, research and education.

In addition to managing the daily operations of the foundation, Kathy acted as study co-ordinator for the Calgary PC MRI Migraine Study, and is a member of the Editorial Committee for The Upper Cervical Monograph.




Mariano Serpico

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