Speaker Bios

Dr. Jarrod Goldin

Dr. Goldin graduated from CMCC in 1996. Dr Goldin joined the clinical team establishing CMCC's first full time outreach clinic at Anishnawbe Health Toronto upon his graduation. He helped to grow this clinic from 3 interns 2 days a week to 7 interns 3 days a week making a significant contribution to the clinic and patients. That said, Dr Goldin reflects that he gained so much more then he could give working with such a warm and wonderful community.

Dr Goldin left AHT to join the campus clinic in 2006 and has remained on site to date. Dr Goldin maintained a private practice which he sold in 2012 to join his brother's in a new business venture establishing North America's first and largest insect farm. "I have always had a strong entrepreneurial and disruptive personality, where making a difference and making an impact mattered, this opportunity has been the most significant and 21 years of experimenting has enabled me to be well positioned to see this venture through to being a meaningful business on the Canadian food stage with health and sustainability as the cornerstone to the business".

Dr Goldin has been recognized as both a chiropractor and businessman receiving multiple awards and recognitions on both stages, living in the spirit, as recommended by Steve Jobs of, "staying young and staying foolish"!

Dr. Ashley Hook

Dr. Ashley Hook is from Arnprior, Ontario, a small town west of Ottawa. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science with a Major in Neuroscience and Biochemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa. She then completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at NYCC and a post-graduate Residency in Diagnostic Imaging at CMCC. During the past three years of the residency, she had the privilege of teaching anatomy and radiology to students in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at CMCC. She successfully passed my board exams in July of 2017 and received her Diplomate from the American College of Chiropractic Radiology (DACBR).

She has a passion for learning and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science of Human Anatomy and Physiology, which has allowed her to merge her passions for radiology, learning and teaching while gaining an advanced knowledge of the human body that first intrigued her as a young child.

Dr. Luigi Nalli, B.PHE (Hon), DC

Dr. Nalli began his postsecondary education at the University of Toronto, obtaining his bachelors degree in Physical Education and Health. During this time Dr. Nalli enrolled in a mentorship program at U of T which placed him with an Etobicoke Chiropractor. It was during his undergraduate degree and this mentorship program that he knew he wanted to be a Chiropractor. Dr. Nalli attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and graduated Cum Luda and with Clinic Honours in 2012. He immediately sought an associate position at the clinic in Etobicoke where he completed the U of T mentorship program. Within six months Dr. Nalli built a busy associateship and decided to take ownership of that clinic.

Since then, Dr. Nalli has continued with various healthcare related business ventures and now operates an array of business, some of which are: Humber Family Chiropractic, Rehab & Wellness; The Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Specialists; Humber Medical Assessments and a provider network of healthcare professionals through the PainCareCanada.com initiative. Dr. Nalli is also faculty at CMCC in the departments of Clinical Education and Clinical Diagnosis. He also volunteers with the OCA for various programs including policy advocacy and peer mentorship.

He is the recipient of the 2014 OCAs Recent Graduate Award and the 2017 OCA Community Relations Award. Most of all, Dr. Nalli has a passion for health promotion through public education and thus hosts a call-in radio show on Global News Radio 640 Toronto called ‘The Doctor Pain Show’ which has a listenership of tens of thousands.

Ferzin Mahava

Ferzin Mahava is a proud member of CMCC’s Class of 2019 and has a profound interest in the student experience and volunteer work. Given this, she decided early on that she wanted to be an active member of CMCC Students’ Council, where she could be part of an exceptional team of student leaders that share the same vision. From class rep, to her current position of Vice President Student Life, she strives to make a difference in the CMCC student community.

Her passion for healthcare began when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of four. Although there were several obstacles to overcome as an individual living with diabetes, it has also led to her future in chiropractic and the compassion she has for patients seeking chiropractic care. Ferzin’s volunteer work as a Peer Mentor with the Diabetes HOPE Foundation allows her the opportunity to provide support for the next generation of youth living with diabetes.

Prior to attending CMCC, Ferzin completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences honours degree in her hometown of Ottawa at the University of Ottawa. Her goal is to return to our nation’s capital as a practicing chiropractor so that she can be close her family and contribute to the community.

Niki Brown, B.Sc.

Niki Brown grew up in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, earning a B.Sc. in Kinesiology while balancing an athletic career as a volleyball varsity athlete in her first year at the University of New Brunswick (UNB).

Niki was always interested in sciences and the human body and she found that a career in chiropractic could satisfy these criteria. It was in Niki’s second year that she was inspired to pursue a career in chiropractic following an information session at UNB. Niki discovered that a career in this field could help her to treat a wide variety of populations from people in acute to chronic pain, athletes, pediatrics and geriatrics.

Niki made the move to Toronto, Ontario in order to attend CMCC, and has worked hard in her CMCC career to support her goals. Now in her final year, Niki is excited to have the opportunity to treat patients and learn everything she can in order to provide her patients with a high quality standard of care. In her first rotation under Dr. Myrtos and during her second rotation under Dr. Kissel she learned the value of patient management, improved manual skills, and proper communication strategies. This past summer, Niki was a member of the Friends for Life Annual Bike Rally; an event in which cyclists travel from Toronto to Montreal over six days in order to raise money for the Toronto’s People with AIDS foundation. Being a part of the rally was truly inspiring and she felt grateful in order to provide the riders and crew with chiropractic care throughout their journey. Niki now teaches a fitness class at the Meighan retirement center, supplements her education by taking extra courses and continues to play volleyball in her spare time.

Niki is eager to see what the future holds for her as she continues to learn and effectively apply so that she may be the best chiropractor she can be.

Dr. Ayla Azad, D.C.

Dr. Ayla Azad graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic (USA) in 1995. Soon after graduating she began working at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research where she was involved in clinical research and education.

Dr. Azad has been in private practice at Total Rehab, a multi-disciplinary rehab clinic in Ajax, Ontario since 1999. She has also been teaching at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College since then in the Chiropractic Therapeutics, Principles and Practice and Clinical Diagnosis Departments. Dr. Azad has been on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Chiropractic Association since 2007 and served as President and Chair of the Board from 2015 to 2017.

Dr. Azad is currently completing her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Athabasca University.

Dr. Crystal Draper, D.C.

Dr. Crystal Draper is a family-based Chiropractor with a special focus on pregnancy care and pediatrics. Dr. Draper holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree in Human Kinetics and Developmental Psychology from the University of Guelph and is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Draper has rejoined CMCC as a course coordinator for Clinical Diagnosis and faculty member within the Chiropractic Techniques and Chiropractic Principles departments. Her involvement at CMCC also includes collaborative research on pregnancy and back pain, has been a platform presenter at ACC-RAC, as well as the upcoming OCA Thrive 2017 workshop. Dr. Draper currently has articles in press surrounding chiropractic and the management of pregnancy and postpartum-related issues.

Dr. Draper currently practices downtown Toronto. Although her practice focus is on prenatal, postpartum and pediatric care, Dr. Draper has provided care at events including Ironman, Toronto Rush games, and was a Medical Lead at the 2015 Parapan Am Games.