Dr. Steve Perman

Vice President

ACBN Vice-President Dr. Steve Perman is a holistic chiropractic physician, acupuncturist, teacher, former state legislator and motivational speaker. His credentials include a full board certification in chiropractic sports medicine (DACBSP) and a full board certification in Clinical Nutrition (DABCN). His acupuncture certification program was through the University of Miami School of Medicine. He attended Emory University in Atlanta and graduated, with honors, from New York Chiropractic College in 1979.

Adedicated political activist on health-related issues, Steve has led the ACA/FCA visitation team to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. annually for over 25 years and was named FCA Chiropractor of the Year in 2005. He was the ACA South Florida delegate, and served as the national chairman of the ACA-PAC. In 2009, in advance of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the ACA named him the chairman of its Health Care Reform Task Force to help analyze the impact of Obama Care on our profession and patients.

In 2010, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where his committee service included that of Ranking Member on the Health Care Access subcommittee.

Dr. Perman comes from a "chiropractic family"-- his brother Dr. Dennis Perman is the founder/owner of The Master's Circle and both his parents, Dr. Bill and Eileen, served for years on the FL State Board of Chiropractic Medicine. Happily married for 36 years to Irene, with 2 adult children, Dr. Perman is in private practice in Boca Raton, FL, and can be reached by calling (561) 852-4440 or through his website www.DrStevenPerman.com

Other Officers

Dr. John A. Podlaski

For over 37 years Dr. Podlaski has been licensed to practice
Chiropractic Medicine and holistic Integrative Natural/
functional Medicine utilizing clinical nutrition, acupuncture,
homeopathy, Cranial-Sacral Therapy and functional medicine

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Dr. Nadia Malek

Dr. Nadia Malek is a Chiropractic Physician, with over 35 years of clinical experience. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors from Long Island University, and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northeast College of Health Sciences formerly known as New York Chiropractic College, in 1983.

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Dr. John Findlay

It all started back in the early 1960’s when my Mom would listen to Carlton Fredericks, a nutritionist on a New York radio station. She ordered vitamins from the Foods Plus Company. Back then there weren’t any stores that sold vitamins. My siblings and I would have bottle caps with five vitamin pills placed next to our knife and fork with breakfast. In adolescence I started reading the labels on foods and found that I could rid acne by eliminating sugar. There were a lot of other ingredients that were hard to pronounce that were said by the radio host to be harmful to health. There was a deep dive into the macrobiotics world in the late teen years and sports nutrition to augment strength training.

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Dr. Lynn Lafferty
Executive Director

Lynn Lafferty, Pharm.D., ND, MBA, CNC, DACBN is a doctor of Pharmacy and licensed pharmacist, naturopath, herbalist, nutritionist and chef who is committed to finding the safest and most effective means to promote health and wellness over disease and illness

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Dr. Kirk Whitten
Immediate Past-President

Dr. Whitten graduated NYCC 1992. He began practice in South Florida as a treating physician in two separate practices In 2003 partnered to open a multi-disciplinary health care facility incorporating Chiropractic, Medical, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy and Nutritional therapies under one roof.

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Mrs. Patricia Weinert
Public Member

Pat earned her BA in Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University in Michigan. She earned a Master’s in Herbology (MH) from The School of Natural Healing in Utah, after seeing how nutrition and herbal medicine was able to heal her Rheumatoid Arthritis and other health issues without the use of medications.

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