WSD Organising Committee

Rebekah Wilks – Project Lead and Committee Co-Chair

Danielle Wiesner – Committee Co-Chair

Leann Melgrito – Committee Member

Keiron Boosi – Committee Member

Richard Brown – Committee Member

Rebekah Wilks DC  
World Spine Day 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.



Dr Danielle Wiesner DC
World Spine Day 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.



Leann Melgrito
World Spine Day Committee Member

Leann Melegrito is a Doctor of Chiropractic student in the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Originally from the Philippines, her audacious goal of improving the country’s healthcare system through complimentary and alternative medicine is what inspired her to move to Toronto in 2020.

She is currently the executive secretary for the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (CMCC chapter) and her goal is to be more involved in projects that raise awareness regarding the importance of spine health and supporting movements that thrive to provide quality spine care to underprivileged communities in different nations.



 Richard Brown DC, LL.M, FRCC
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.