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Lifewest Interim President Announced

Board of Regents Chair Dr. Ron Oberstein Appointed Interim President at Life Chiropractic College West

Dr. Amit Jimmy Nanda named new Chairman of the Board of Regents

Hayward, CA (November 1, 2016) – Dr. Ron Oberstein, a nationally recognized chiropractor and until recently Chair of the Board of Regents of Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW), has been named Interim President following the departure of Dr. Brian Kelly, who served a six-year term at the Northern California institution. The college announced that a presidential search process is now underway, and that the Board of Regents has elected members Jimmy Nanda, DC, to succeed Dr. Oberstein as Chair, and Kristen Giles, DC, to serve as Vice Chair.

Dr. Oberstein is a 1981 graduate from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia. He has a wife who is a chiropractor and three daughters – two of whom are doctors of chiropractic and one who is currently studying at Life West. Dr. Oberstein has left the Life West Board of Regents and has assumed the responsibilities of the Office of the President of the College. He is working closely with the leadership team and the Life West community.

Dr. Nanda, who owns practices across Canada and in India, is a 2003 graduate of Life West and is the Founder of the Indian Association of Chiropractic Doctors. Dr. Giles is a graduate of Parker University. She maintains a practice with her husband, Dr. Paul Ruscica in Napa, California.

Besides his service on the Board of Life West, Dr. Oberstein is a past Vice President of the International Chiropractors Association and currently serves on its board and is significantly involved in many facets of engagement and professional development in the chiropractic community.

Dr. Oberstein stated that under Dr. Kelly, “Life West has come into its own as a national leader in outstanding chiropractic education and has significantly advanced our mission to create a brighter future for humanity.”

Dr. Oberstein, who resides in San Diego but frequents the Life West campus, is looking forward to working with the team at Life West. “I am honored and proud to serve Life West in this new role. This college is truly extraordinary. From the outstanding faculty, to the dedicated staff and the brilliant and passionate students, Life West has all the ingredients to continue to educate the very best chiropractors in the world. I am excited to contribute to this amazing community.”

Dr. Nanda stated, “The Board is of one mind and one voice in supporting Dr. Oberstein as our Interim President given his extraordinary knowledge of the College and total understanding of its strategic path forward. He is an exceptional listener whose service on the Board has demonstrated a laser focus on doing what is best for our students and the Life West family.”

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