Kenneth Edwards (DC – Alabama) has worked in private practice for his entire
career. He holds a doctorate in chiropractic and chiropractic radiology. Dr. Edwards
is a diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is certified
by the Nationwide Testing Association as a certified collector of urine for Department
of Transportation (DOT) drug testing. His wife, who works with him, is a certified
Breath and Alcohol Technician. He currently provides a variety of services for more
than 100 truckers and their companies to include random drug screen pools. He brings
a background in performing disability, impairment rating, orthopedic and neurological
examinations and pre and post surgical rehabilitation. He currently conducts more
than 650 CMV driver physical examinations annually.
Karen Ferrey (PA – Pennsylvania) currently works as a physician assistant
in the WorkCares Division of Coordinated Health, a multi-specialty occupational
health clinic in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that operates four occupational health
clinics. Ms. Ferrey has worked as a physician assistant in several environments,
including corporate, family practice, hospital, and urgent care. She also worked
for 19 years as an athletic trainer and served as a Captain in the Medical Services
Corps of the United States Army Reserves. Ms. Ferrey also served as adjunct faculty
for the Graduate Physician Assistants Program at Desales University. She is a certified
member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a member of the Pennsylvania
Society of Physician Assistants, and worked for the United States Olympic Committee
as an athletic trainer. She has extra course work in emergency management of adult
injuries and illnesses and has a background in provision of educational programs
for both patients and healthcare workers. She brings an awareness of the diversity
of interpretation of Federal regulations and guidelines in performing CMV driver
physical examinations among the providers in her organization. Ms. Ferrey conducts
approximately 800 CMV driver physical examinations annually.
Laura Gillis (MD – Virginia) is Director of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine at Amherst Family Practice, where she is the only board certified occupational
medicine physician in three counties. Her duties include primary care, injury care,
fitness-for-duty examinations, regulatory and compliance physical examinations and
wellness programs. She also consults with and provides on-site services for local
companies. Dr. Gillis was a flight surgeon in the United States Navy, where she
received several military honors including the National Defense Service Medal. She
obtained her master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 2000.
Dr. Gillis serves as both an FAA Medical Examiner and a Medical Review Officer.
She has been appointed to the Statewide Coordinating Committee for Peer Review of
Medical Costs in Virginia, and is a member of the American Medical Association,
the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the American
College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Gillis conducts 750 CMV driver physical examinations
Roger Nevling (PA – Iowa) is owner and physician assistant at Corporate Medical
Services of Southeast Iowa, P.C., a solo practice that provides injury care and
the evaluation of industrial health issues. Prior to his work at this facility,
Mr. Nevling worked as a physician assistant at Healthwest Clinic as well as for
the Public Health Service of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Nevling holds a
certificate in occupational and environmental medicine from Duke University, which
he completed in 2000. In 2006, he was awarded a certificate in comprehensive industrial
hygiene from the Harvard School of Public Health. Mr. Nevling is a fellow with the
American Academy of Physician Assistants and serves on the Legislative Committee
of the Iowa Academy of Physician Assistants. He conducts approximately 1,100 CMV
driver physical examinations annually.
Patrick Pennington (APN – Indiana) currently works as a family nurse practitioner
at Business Health Plus, a 5,000-patient occupational medicine practice in Clarksville,
Indiana. Mr. Pennington is responsible for all aspects of office operations and
patient care. He has worked in family practice, university, hospital, home health,
medical center, and health center environments, working in management, research,
family nursing, critical care, surgical oncology, and emergency medicine. Mr. Pennington
is certified as an emergency nurse by the Emergency Nurses Association and obtained
his masters in nursing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He also
has 20 years of service as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Mr.
Pennington conducts more than 1,000 CMV driver physical examinations annually.
Jerry Szych (DC – New Jersey) is a practicing chiropractic physician with
more than 15 years of experience in multi-disciplinary outpatient clinics where
he has experience working closely with medical doctors, psychologists, and physical
therapists. He currently co-owns and provides chiropractic services at Brunswick
Health and Therapy Center and Somerset Hills and Medical Associates, PC, in New
Jersey. Dr. Szych is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University
of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and College of Naturopathic Medicine where
he has co-taught differential diagnosis courses. He also serves as an elected board
member of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition’s Examination Committee. He is
licensed as a nutritionist/dietician in the State of New York, and is a diplomate
of both the American Academy of Pain Management and the American Board of Forensic
Examiners. He conducts approximately 1,100 CMV driver physical examinations annually.
Terry Wolff (DO – North Dakota) is board certified in occupational and environmental
medicine and family practice. He is a certified Medical Review Officer. He currently
works as a consultant to companies, municipalities, and agencies in occupational
and environmental medicine. Prior to his work as an independent consultant, Dr.
Wolff worked as occupational medical director of a clinic. He previously worked
for CIGNA Health Plan. His varied appointments include serving as the Physician
Advisor to the American Red Cross, as a member of the National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health, on the Physician Panel of the Department of Energy, and as Physician
Advisor for the Workers Compensation Bureau. He has held several leadership positions
in various organizations, including past president of the state osteopathic medical
organization and past president of the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Wolff also contributed to the Federation of State Medical Boards Professional
Conduct and Ethics and Internet Prescribing Guidelines. He brings a background in
musculoskeletal medicine, insurance medicine, and disability evaluation. Dr. Wolff
conducts approximately 50 CMV driver physical examinations annually.