The Board of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors

To protect the public through enforcement of the legislation and standards

What is the NSCC

The Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors (NSCC) is the self-regulating body for the province’s Chiropractic profession. The system of professional self-regulation is a great responsibility and privilege granted by provincial law and entrusted to the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors to administer in the interest of the public.


All chiropractors in Nova Scotia must be members of the NSCC in order to practice Chiropractic in the province.


The NSCC has two administrative arms.  The first arm is the Board, which deals with public protection, regulatory matters and legislation.  The second arm is the Council, which is dedicated to public awareness, education and promotion of the Chiropractic profession in Nova Scotia. 


To visit the website for the Council of the NSCC, please click here. 

Who We Are

The Board governs, controls and administers the regulatory and administrative affairs of the College.  It also serves to provide direction for the profession in matters of public interest.  The role of the Board, as well as its authority and powers, is set out in the Chiropractic Act.


The Board is comprised of eight elected chiropractors and two public members appointed by the Nova Scotia Government.  


The Board functions include:

  • Policy and Standards Development
  • Credentials Verification
  • Registration
  • Practitioner Assessment
  • Complaints and Investigation
  • Hearings and Discipline
  • Continuing Education Standards
  • Advertising Approval


Board of Directors

Members of the Board

Chair -  Dr. Cora-Lee Peddle

Vice-Chair -  Dr. Kristen Sutherland

Past Chair -  Dr. Brad Lohrenz

Registrar -  Dr. Janis Noseworthy

Secretary -   Dr. Alan Schneider

Treasurer -  Dr. Jans Ellefsen

Director -  Dr. Michelle MacDonald

Director -  Dr. Lauren Cormier

Public Member -  Mr. John Doyle

Public Member -  Ms. Linda Hefler

Executive Director -  John K. Sutherland


NSCC Hearing Committee

  •  VACANT (Chair)

NSCC Peer Assessment Committee

  • Dr. Megan Wambolt (Chair) 
  • Dr. Denise Wright
  • Dr. Lisa Green

NSCC Continuing Education Committee

  • Dr. Lisa Dickson (Chair) 
  • Dr. Charles Daniels

NSCC Advertising Approval Committee

  • Dr. Christine Fahie (Chair)  
  • Dr. Dena Churchill
  • Dr. Shannon Coffin 
  • Mr. John Doyle 

NSCC Credentials Committee

  • Past Registrar – Dr. Lisa Dickson
  • Past Chair – Dr. Joanna Christianson
  • Public Member – Mr. John Doyle

NSCC Nominating Committee

  • Co-chair – Vice Chair of the Board
  • Co-chair – Vice President of Council
  • Chair of the Board 
  • Past Chair of the Board
  • President of the Council
  • Past President of Council

NSCC Regulations & Policy Development Committee

  • Dr. Chad Mykietiuk (Chair)
  • Dr. Lisa Richard
  • Dr. Laurel Cowie
  • Mr. Doug Shatford
  • Mr. John Sutherland (as required)

Registration Review Committee

  • Dr. Chad Mykietiuk (Chair)
  • Dr. Laurel Cowie
  • Dr. Jessica Pelletier
  • Ms. Linda Hefler



CFCREAB Representative

  • Dr. Lisa Richard

FCLB Representative

  • Dr. Lisa Richard

CCEB Representative

  • Dr. Lisa Richard

CPG Guidelines

  • Dr. Lisa Richard


The following acts and regulations are linked from the Government of Nova Scotia regulatory website:

The Board of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors ensures protection of the public through enforcement of the above stated acts and regulations set forth by the Province of Nova Scotia.