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Chiropractic Director Elected to CCEI-USA

Buffalo, New York – October 10, 2012 –Kathleen L. Linaker, D.C., Ph.D., executive director of chiropractic programs at D'Youville College in Buffalo was elected to The Council on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI).

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE-USA), based in Scottsdale, Arizona, nominated her to the CCEI. It is the accrediting body that establishes and promotes standards of chiropractic education stressing educational quality and patient-centered healthcare in the United States. It evaluates achievement of accepted standards and encourages improvement and excellence in chiropractic education. 

The Council is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of programs and institutions offering the doctor of chiropractic degree.

Linaker has been a member of CCE since last year.

"Dr. Linaker brings a broad base of experience in higher education generally and chiropractic in particular. We are very pleased with the level of expertise she brings to the Council," says Dr. Craig S. Little, D.C., Council Chair.

She is a graduate of the University of Alberta and received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Linker completed her residency in radiology at National University of Health Science in Lombard, Illinois. Her doctorate is from Loyola University.

She joined D'Youville in 2009 and previously was Director of Radiology and an associate professor at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.

Dr. Linaker may be contacted at 716-829-7725 or 716-931-1952. Email: