WSD Global Organising Committee

Rebekah Wilks DC  
World Spine Day Global Committee Co-Chair & Project Lead

Rebekah Wilks graduated from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, USA, and currently serves as a staff chiropractor at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Administration, Florida, United States.

She is a strong advocate of patient-centered care and works to generate awareness for spinal health and wellness worldwide.

Rebekah serves as Director of Strategy and Policy with the World Federation of Chiropractic and is the host of its podcast series, World of Chiropractic.

Danielle Wiesner DC
World Spine Day Global Committee Co-Chair

Danielle Wiesner graduated from Brock University with a degree in Kinesiology. While at Brock University Danielle was also on the varsity rowing team and she still enjoys participating in athletics. Danielle went on to graduate from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and is currently practising in Queensland, Australia.

Danielle is a Past President of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students and has represented the World Federation of Chiropractic and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations at the 70th and 71st World Health Assemblies respectively, working towards the goal of increasing interprofessional care and education.

 Richard Brown DC, LL.M, FRCC
Global Committee member, World Spine Day 

Richard Brown is the Secretary-General of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC). Richard was a practising chiropractor in Gloucestershire, UK for 25 years during which time he served as the President of the British Chiropractic Association and Secretary-General of the European Chiropractors’ Union.

Richard has also spent time as a volunteer in Botswana, working with under-served communities as part of World Spine Care. He is the Vice-President of World Spine Care and is the founder of the Chiropractic Research Council, a UK charity.

Danielle Tonkin
Global Committee member, World Spine Day 

Danielle is currently a full-time chiropractic student at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She has a strong passion for education and the development of chiropractic as a global profession. As such she has been deeply involved in university governance, as well as various student representative roles in the Australian chiropractic national associations, and chiropractic student group associations, both locally and internationally.

As a mature-aged student, Danielle comes from a diverse background of experiences, in both life and employment. She hopes to use those skills to become an amazing practitioner, and to aid in improving the perception and practice of chiropractic worldwide.