The Executive Management Team (EMT) is responsible for implementing the strategy for FICS and developing operational plans with which to achieve it. They provide oversight, operational risk management, quality improvement and financial achievement of the organisation and report directly to the ExCo.
The Executive Management Team consists of six Representatives (President, 1st Vice President, Head of Operations, Head of Finance, Head of Communications, and the Secretary General). The President and 1st Vice President sit on the EMT and provide the interface with the ExCo. The Secretary General provides Company Secretary responsibilities for FICS.
The Head of Operations, Head of Finance and Head of Communications are recruited by the EMT from wherever and in any way the EMT deems appropriate as long as they have the appropriate skills required for the positions. Their appointment is approved by the Executive Council.
Dr. Mustafa Ağaoğlu, DC, ICCSP
Dr Mustafa H. Agaoglu is a 1997 Life University graduate with a doctor of chiropractic degree. Prior to his chiropractic education he attained a bachelor 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 Izmir, 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 FICS in the executive council since 2009. He has served FICS 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 Bahçesehir University of Istanbul, 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.
1st Vice President
Dr. Bradley Sandler, MTech (Chiro), ICCSP
Dr. Sandler practices at the Bryanston Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, and 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 is the current 1st Vice President and African Regional Representative on the FICS Executive Council. He is the former treasurer of Chirosport South Africa having served on the Chirosport Exco for 10 years. 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).
Interim Head of Finance
Dr. 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) where he had the opportunity to be the initial team to start the Chiropractic degree program at the University. He then went onto be 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.
He has advanced degrees including the Federations International de Chiropractic du Sports (FICS) sports diploma and has been involved in Sports Chiropractic for over 35 years. Brian has been a member of FICS since 1987. He has served as the First Vice-President and on several commissions. Currently he 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 as a team chiropractor at four Olympic Games (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Salt Lake City), three All Africa Games and three World Games.
Interim Head of Operations
Dr. John Downes, DC
Dr John Downes (Life University, 1986) is currently the longest-serving member of the FICS ExCo and is Second Vice-President. 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.
Dr Nils Osseiran
Dr Nils Osseiran attended Murdoch University in Western Australia, graduated in 2015 and completed his ICCSP in 2018. Sport has always been an important part of his life, having represented Western Australia in several national teams and Australia internationally in Lacrosse.
He has treated at multiple local and national sporting events with a special interest in strength sports, having himself competed in several powerlifting competitions. Nils worked as a Sports Chiropractor in private practice in Perth, Australia for several years and now resides in his city of origin, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Graeme Harrison-Brown, MBM
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.