New Chair Elected at California’s Life Chiropractic College West


November 2, 2016 –The Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents has unanimously elected Amit (Jimmy) Nanda, DC, as its newchair.  Nanda has served on the Life West board since 2014 and as the Chair of the Governance Committee since 2015 for his exemplary dedication and service to the College, its students, faculty, staff and its global constituents.nanda


The election of Nanda, which followed the appointment of former board chair Ron Oberstein to become the college’s interim president, is especially notable since he is believed to be the first Chiropractic College Board Chair of Indian origin. Nanda is an Ontario-based chiropractor and founder of the India Association of Chiropractic Doctors. He has focused significantly on promoting diversity – including through enhanced recruitment efforts and international seminars – for Life West and throughout the profession.
Nanda was born and raised in Canada and currently resides in Oakville, Ontario, in the greater Toronto area. Nanda is married to his loving wife, Navjot and has four beautiful children.
As a Life West graduate of 2003, Nanda is deeply committed to shepherding his alma mater into a continued legacy of excellence in chiropractic education. He has been a leader in helping chiropractors expand their practices and grow their influence in Canada for the past 13 years. During his career he has owned and operated a number of chiropractic offices throughout Canada and India and is currently involved in facilitating the expansion of health services in both countries.
Nanda is passionate about using his relationships to bring vitalistic chiropractic to India. For several years he has been arranging chiropractic humanitarian trips to India semi-annually and attracting outstanding chiropractic collaborations to benefit the people of India.
The principles of giving, loving, doing and serving have been the bedrock of  Nanda’s work. He has been involved in many mentoring programs such as anti-bullying and multicultural promotions for positive race relations. As a practitioner, he has offered free chiropractic care to military and police families and to those that could not afford care. Giving back is a core value of his life.
“I believe it is important that we use our success to help others. Chiropractic offers such a powerful option to people in need. I care about building bridges between communities and in healthcare with different disciplines,” explains  Nanda.

In addition to Nanda’s election, board member Kristen Giles, DC, was elected vice chair of the Board of Regents. Giles is a 2000 graduate of Parker University. She maintains a practice with her husband, Paul Ruscica,DC, in Napa, California.

Source: Life Chiropractic College West