Board Members

Board Member Administrative Manual


David Paris, of Redding, earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2001. He was owner at Active Care Chiropractic from 2002 to 2009 in Redding. Paris was an emergency medical technician for Goodhew Ambulance from 1989 to 1990. He has worked in multiple multidisciplinary clinics including Redding Industrial and Occupational Health from 2003-2004, staff chiropractor Sutter Health at Work Medical Associates from 2003 to 2005, Anderson Walk-in clinic (Rural Health Clinic) from 2014 to 2018 and currently full-time at the Veteran’s Healthcare Administration clinic in Redding since 2005. He has served on the Veterans Administration national chiropractic Field Advisory Committee (FAC). Paris has been a chiropractic consultant for State Compensation Insurance Fund from 2004 to 2006, chiropractic case manager at Professional Dynamics Corporation from 2004 to 2006, independent medical examiner for Exam Works Corporation since 2012 and file reviewer for Premier File Review LLC from 2018 to 2019. Paris was a qualified medical evaluator at the California Division of Workers' Compensation from 2002 to 2009 and from 2011 to 2013. Paris completed the primary spine practitioner certification program at the University of Pittsburgh and is board certified with the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (DACRB). Paris has multiple preceptorship academic affiliations via the Veterans Administration including adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Western States since 2014, adjunct clinical faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic since 2009 and Parker University since 2020. He is a member of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) Site Team Academy, serves on the Clinical Compass board (previously Chiropractic Clinical guidelines and Practice Parameters) since 2016. Paris has served multiple years on the executive committee of the California Chiropractic Association including past chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee. He is a current member of the California Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

Term Expires: February 10, 2022


Laurence Adams, D.C., DACNB

Dr. Laurence Adams DC, DACNB was appointed to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners by Gov. Gavin Newsom in October of 2020. Dr. Adams received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College-West in 1996 and his Post-Doctorate degree in Chiropractic Neurology in 1999. Dr. Adams has served as a Senior Examiner for the ACNB. Dr. Adams has served the chiropractic community over the years as VP and President of his local North Bay CCA and as a Key Doctor for his regional Assemblyman and Senator. He later served as the Region 7 Director on the Cal-Chiro Board before stepping down to accept his position on the BCE. During his time as Region 7 Director he served on the Membership and Governmental Affairs Committees. He also served on the Alumni Board at Life Chiropractic College-West. Dr. Adams is currently in private practice in Sonoma, Ca.

Term Expires: February 10, 2023


Rafael Sweet

Rafael Contreras Sweet is a personal injury attorney based in Los Angeles. He founded Sweet Justice P.C., a law firm focused on advocating for the injured. He is featured in the Top 100 Lawyers Magazine for 2022, and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Mr. Sweet previously served as a board member for Clinica Monsenor Romero, a health clinic providing quality affordable healthcare to underserved communities of Los Angeles. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School and his undergraduate degree from University of California Los Angeles. Mr. Sweet was appointed to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners on March 2, 2021.

Term Expires: November 3, 2024



Janette N.V. Cruz of Sacramento was appointed by Governor Newson to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners in November 2021. Cruz held a variety of roles at CalPERS between 2006 to 2015 within their Health Benefits Division, Investment Office, and Human Resources. Cruz joined SMUD in 2015 and currently oversees SMUD’s Enterprise Metrics and facilitates the governance for their Enterprise Projects. Cruz’s professional & community involvement includes: Sacramento Metro Edge Leadership Council; UC Davis Graduate School of Management Alumni Association Board; Sacramento SPCA External Committee; Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program Senior Fellow, Class IX; BOLD Speaker Series, Speaker. Cruz was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as part of their 2020 40 Under 40 award. Janette received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Davis, College of Agriculture in Community and Regional Development, focused on Policy Planning and Organizational Development. Cruz also received a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management.

Term Expires: November 3, 2024



Pamela J. Daniels of El Granada, California was appointed to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners on November 9, 2021.  Dr. Daniels has been in private practice in the San Jose area for over twenty years.  She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1997.  Additionally, she obtained her Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Degree from Palmer in 2004. She has completed extensive post-graduate work including a Diplomate from the American Chiropractic and Neurology Board from the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies in 2011 and is a Fellow of the American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Program at the Carrick Institute.  Dr. Daniels is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience Degree Program at the Carrick Institute and is due to graduate in May of 2022.  She is a member of the California Chiropractic Association.

Term Expires: February 10, 2024




The Board appointed Kristin Walker as its executive officer, effective May 23, 2022. Ms. Walker served as the Board’s acting executive officer following the retirement of former executive officer Robert Puleo in December 2021. She also previously served the Board as assistant executive officer and enforcement manager. Ms. Walker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Connecticut.