Board Members

Board Member Administrative Manual


Board Members

SERGIO AZZOLINO, D.C., CHAIR

Sergio Azzolino, D.C., Vice-Chair

Sergio F. Azzolino, D.C., of San Francisco, was appointed to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners on May 24, 2012. Azzolino has been the director at Azzolino Chiropractic Inc. since 1995. He served as faculty at Life Chiropractic College West from 1996 to 1999 and currently is an assistant professor of Clinical Neurology at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. Dr. Azzolino earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West. He is a diplomate and Vice President of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, diplomate in pain management through the American Academy of Pain Management, a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology and Fellow of the American Board of Childhood Development Disorders. He serves on the editorial board of journal of Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics (FNRE). He was voted the Chiropractic Neurologist of the year in 1999 by the American Chiropractic Association Council on Neurology and Clinician of the year in 2010 at the International Conference of Functional Neurology. From 2008 - 2010, Dr. Azzolino served as the Northern California Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association. He is a Qualified Medical Evaluator and serves as an expert witness for disputes in workers' compensation system, personal injury and malpractice cases.

Term Expires: February 10, 2016

 

HEATHER DEHN, D.C., VICE-CHAIR

Heather Dehn, D.C.

Heather Dehn, D.C., of Sacramento, was appointed to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners on May 24, 2012. Dehn has been the owner of Dehn Chiropractic since 1995. She earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer Chiropractic College. Dr. Dehn has previously worked as Vice-Chair of the Board.

Term Expires: February 10, 2016

 

JULIE ELGINER, Dr. PH, SECRETARY

Julie Elginer, Dr. PH, Secretary

Julie Elginer, Dr. PH of Calabasas, was appointed to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners on May 24, 2012. Elginer has been a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health and founder of Elginer Advocacy Group since 2011. She was a graduate student researcher at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research from 2008 to 2010 and senior marketing manager at Amgen from 1999 to 2007. Elginer served as adjunct faculty for the Advisory Board Company at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2002 and was a financial analyst for Abbott Laboratories from 1995 to 1997. She earned a Doctor of Public Health degree in health services from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Maser of Business Administration degree in marketing and strategy from the University of Maryland.

Term Expires: November 3, 2016

 

FRANK RUFFINO

Frank Ruffino

On December 21, 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Frank Ruffino to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Ruffino is the Community Partnership Manager at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. He was Regional Administrative Officer at the California Department of Fish and Game from 2004 to 2008 and Hospital General Services Administrator at the California Department of Veterans Affairs from 2000 to 2004. Ruffino has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 1985 to 2000. Also, Ruffino serves as the Vice President for Governmental Affairs for the Association of California State Supervisors. Additionally, he served as a member of the City of Chula Vista Civil Service Commission and the Coalinga City Planning Commission. Ruffino has dedicated all of his life to community service and has been a volunteer with many community organizations.

Term Expires: November 3, 2016

 

DIONNE MCCLAIN, D.C.

Dionne McClain, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners on February 14, 2014. McClain has been an adjunct professor at the Southern California University of Health Sciences since 2008 and a chiropractor at McClain Sports and Wellness Inc. since 2000. She was a chiropractor and team consultant for the Los Angeles Avengers from 2000 to 2001 and held multiple positions at the University of Southern California Athletic Medicine Department from 1989 to 2005, including chiropractor and consultant and assistant athletic trainer. McClain earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

Term Expires: February 10, 2018

 

JOHN ROZA, JR., D.C.

John Roza, Jr., D.C. , of Roseville, has been appointed to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners on February 14, 2014. Roza has been a chiropractor and owner at John Roza, Jr. D.C. since 1988. He is a member of the California Chiropractic Association. Roza earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Pasadena College of Chiropractic.

Term Expires: February 10, 2018

 

Executive Officer

ROBERT PULEO