Board of Directors

Stephanie O’Neill-Bhogal, DC, DICCP

Chair, 2019-2021

Stephanie O’Neill Bhogal DC, DICCP did her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and received her DC degree from Palmer College in Davenport, IA in 2002. She completed her Pediatrics residency at Palmer College in 2005 when she also received her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP). After teaching at Palmer College (Davenport, IA) for 15 years, Dr. O’Neill recently relocated to the bay area and is a Professor at Life West serving as a faculty clinician in the Life West Health Center. With 17 years of professional experience, both teaching and in private practice, her focus is on routine and complex pediatric and pregnancy care. Always encouraging students interested in looking after women and children to continue their education with postgraduate studies in pediatrics, Dr. O’Neill also teaches in the ICA Pediatric Council’s DICCP program and presents regularly at national and international conferences. Dr. O’Neill travels abroad frequently to underdeveloped countries with Peak Potential Outreach, a non-profit foundation she and her husband founded to provide healthcare to underserved countries around the world.

Lora Tanis, DC, DICCP

Previous Chair, 2010-2019

Meghan Van Loon, DC, DICCP

Vice Chair, 2010-2019

Meghan Van Loon has been in private practice for 28 years. She received her DICCP in 2000 and has been specializing in pediatric and maternity care since that time. Meghan taught the pediatric-related courses in the curriculum at New York Chiropractic College for 19 years and enjoyed assisting students in broadening their view of what Chiropractic is. She also taught the pregnancy modules in the Diplomate program for several years and has taught at various pediatric conferences.

Sonia Morin, DC, DICCP

Secretary, 2019-2021

Sonia Morin, chiropractor, received her DC degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport in February 1994. She obtained her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) in 1998. Dr Morin has been in private practice in Québec, Canada for more than 25 years. She’s also been teaching at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) since 1996. The courses taught includes pediatrics for more than 14 years., obstetrics, clinical exams, orthopedics, emergency care and chiropractic techniques which include some pediatric technique. She also taught different modules in ICA Pediatric Council DICCP program and the continuing education in Québec from The Ordre des Chiropraticiens du Québec. Dr Morin also participated in a practitioner’s guide to understanding whiplash associated disorders published by the Canadian Chiropractic Association writing the chapter on the pediatric population.

Sharon Vallone, DC, DICCP, FICCP

Editor of JCCP, 2010-2020

Dr. Sharon A. Vallone is a graduate of Rutgers University (AB Microbiology 1978) and New York Chiropractic College (1986). She completed her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 1996 through Palmer College and received her appointment as Fellow in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2003. Dr. Vallone has a private practice limited to high risk pregnancies and challenged children in Connecticut and is currently the Chair of the Board of Kentuckiana Children’s Center in Louisville, KY and past Vice Chair of the International Chiropractic Association’s Council Pediatric Council. She is an international speaker, author, and editor of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. Sharon brings 33+ years of pediatric chiropractic experience with a primary interest in pregnancy, birth trauma, breastfeeding and problems with infant /toddler neurodevelopment.