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 seven representatives: President, 1st Vice President, Company Secretary, Head of Operations, Head of Finance, Head of Marketing, and the Secretary-General. The President and 1st Vice President sit on the EMT and provide the interface with the ExCo.
The Head of Operations, Head of Finance and Head of Marketing 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 the 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 master’s in chiropractic sciences education program at the 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).
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.
Head of Finance – 22-9-20-Call for expression of Interest – Recently vacant
The EMT is the operational arm of FICS; it deals with the day to day activities needed to progress FICS forward. This will help to guide our organization to become better in communication with our members but also giving our members better support within their region. Our Head of Finance, Jakki Edwards has stepped down due to health reasons.
With the recent vacancy of this position, we are calling for any expression of interest with a skill set to match the position description. We are looking for people with a passion to assist athletes and a skill set that matches the position.
Download position description here:
Send interest to [email protected]
Head of Marketing
Mr. Paul Timko, InReach Marketing
InReach’s founder, Paul Timko, began his career in medical device sales and marketing over 15 years ago as a commercially-focused financial analyst at Radiometer America. His experience then led to multiple roles ranging from strategic planning to sales management to class III medical device product launches.
Most recently, Paul led the growth and expansion of two leading clinical brands, TheraBand and Biofreeze, during his tenure at Performance Health. He has developed a network of leading clinical influencers and distribution partners across the hands-on health care markets. His experiences have allowed him to work with all sizes of companies from small, medium, and large medical device companies to startups to private equity to Fortune 500.
With a B.B.A. in Finance from Ohio University and an MBA from Kent State University, Paul continues to stay abreast of the latest trends, strategies, and innovations in the hands-on health market segments by surrounding himself with leaders in the industry.
Today, Paul’s focus and passion lies with assisting companies like yours to not only succeed but to grow profitably.
Head of Operations
Dr. Dion Klein
Dr. Klein lives in Queensland Australia and has been involved in a variety of industries beginning his career in health, physical education, and media/sports journalism at West Chester University (USA). He has enjoyed success over the past 30 years nationally and internationally as lecturer/trainer, business consultant, personal trainer, massage therapist, and business owner.
In the United States, he owned a marketing consultancy and had his own massage/personal training practice before moving to Australia and being appointed as a lecturer and course convenor at the University of Canberra, Australia, in Sports Administration in 1994 where he enjoyed the opportunity to teach in Hong Kong and present strategic planning and marketing to the Oceanic National Olympic Committee NGOs in Fiji.
In 2000-01, he worked as an Internet Strategist/Business Analyst at MIMS Data Systems before embarking on his personal entrepreneurial endeavors in IT, education, and health. He was the founder of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT Canberra) Australia Health and Fitness Expo, the Australian Get Healthy Challenge, and the award-winning Corporate Health and Fitness Challenge. He served as a volunteer on many health, fitness, and education-related boards within Australia and internationally (some of which as President). He served on the ACT Minister’s Advisory Council for Sport and Recreation. He also served as Deputy Chair and Chair of the IT Forum Gold Coast.
Dion has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Health & Physical Education/Sports Administration from West Chester University (PA), Temple University (PA), and the University of New Mexico. He completed his MBA (Internet Marketing/International Business) from Charles Sturt University and received a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the University of Canberra. He recently completed a Diploma of Event Management, Diploma of Business, and a Diploma of Leadership and Management. He holds a Certificate III and IV in Fitness, Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice as well as Certificate IV’s in Business Small Business Management, Marketing, Business Sales, and a Statement of Attainment in Career Counselling.
He appreciates the importance of life balance having to manage a number of companies including Diverse Concepts International Pty Ltd t/a Healthy Worksite, The Wise Academy Pty Ltd, and The Wellness Academy Pty Ltd.
Dr. Keith Overland, DC, FICC
Dr. Keith Overland, DC, FICC has run a private chiropractic practice in Connecticut, USA for more than 35 years. He is dedicated to helping patients obtain access to conservative, cost-effective chiropractic care and to promoting the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.
In addition to being a past president of ACA, Dr. Overland has served as an ACA representative to the WFC and as Chairman of the ACA’s legislative committee, membership committee, political action committee and liaison to the ACA sports council and in 2014 honored as the ACA Chiropractor of the year!
In his home state, Dr. Overland was appointed by the governor to serve as chair of the Connecticut Governors Committee on Physical Fitness and as a member of the Connecticut Board of Chiropractic examiners. He is the past president of both the Connecticut Chiropractic Association and the New England Chiropractic Council.
A 1981 graduate of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), Dr. Overland has also made a mark in sports chiropractic, having worked with the New York Mets baseball team, the United State Speed Skating team, the United States Olympic Training Center, multiple World cups, the World Games in Taiwan and Germany with FICS, at the US Open golf championships and with many other state and local sports teams. He has taught undergraduate sports chiropractic courses at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (UBCC) and New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Overland is the medical editor for North East Tennis Magazine and has taught classes for the United States Tennis Association. He has authored about 40 articles and taught seminars worldwide on the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
Dr. Overland has been a spokesman for the chiropractic profession utilizing various forms of media from TV and radio to podcasts and interviews in some of the most important consumer publications. In his community as a board member of various non-profits, he has helped raise millions of dollars for multiple organizations.
Dr. Overlands’ passion as FICS Secretary-General will be focused on helping FICS achieve its mission, “Every athlete deserves access to sports chiropractic” by continuing to build the necessary resources to support chiropractic team attend sporting events, nationally and internationally.