Another ICS Member Picked to Serve in Key Role

Another ICS Member Picked to Serve in Key Role

A longtime member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society and an exemplary representative of Illinois’ chiropractic community has been named to a key state regulatory board. Dr. Carlos Boileve will serve on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Medical License Fee Advisory Board. He was appointed by Governor JB Pritzker and his appointment was confirmed by the Illinois State Senate in May 2024 during the spring legislative session.

Dr. Boileve is a licensed chiropractic physician serving Highwood and the surrounding communities. He is a certified Medical Compliance Specialist and owns the Joint and Spine Rehab Center of Northern Illinois.


The Advisory Board advises the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission on establishment of fees for medical services and accessibility of medical treatment. It consists of nine members: three members from the employee class; three members from the employing class; and three members of the medical provider class.

Dr. Boileve was born in Bolivia, South America. He is an alumnus of National College of Chiropractic (NUHS), and at the time of his original licensing as a chiropractic physician, he was the first Hispanic in Illinois to do so. He was an active Board member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society (ICS) for over 10 years, culminating as 1st Vice President. He had also represented the chiropractic profession in Medicare as a Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) member in the State of Illinois. He received the Illinois Chiropractic Society’s “Presidential Award” two years in a row, 2007 and 2008, for his involvement with the ICS, as well as for providing education to the profession.

Other Current Key Government Board Appointments of ICS Members

Dr. Boileve’s appointment is one of many examples of the ICS and its members taking important leadership roles in public service as representatives of the chiropractic profession. Dr. Douglas Matzner and Dr. Mary Huffman both are serving on the Illinois State Medical Board after having been selected to the positions by Governor Pritzker. They, too, were former members of the ICS Board of Directors. Dr. Matzner received his degree from NUHS and completed a very successful 38-year clinical career in Champaign, providing multiple services, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, nutritional consultations, physician-developed & evidence-based weight loss, corporate wellness programs, and prevention-based services to over 10,000 patients. Dr. Huffman, another NUHS alum, is a board-certified chiropractic physician and owns Chiromedica in Chicago. She holds credentials as Diplomate/ Fellow of Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DACO/FACO), Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, and is a Functional Rehabilitation Diplomate Candidate.

The Medical Board’s purpose is to advise the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) on the qualifications of applicants for medical licensure in Illinois. It considers allegations of misconduct or malfeasance by members of the medical profession and recommends appropriate discipline to the Secretary of the Department. The Board is composed of 17 members appointed by the Governor, twelve of whom are physicians with representatives of the osteopathic and chiropractic branches, plus two physician assistants and three members of the public.

Dr. Diane Ferris currently serves on the Illinois Board of Acupuncture under the IDFPR. Dr. Ferris graduated from NUHS and has been in private practice since 1996. She became a Diplomate of Acupuncture and achieved certification by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – the highest level of certification in the field. Dr. Ferris is active in ICS and is currently studying to become a Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists.

The Board of Acupuncture is composed of seven Secretary-appointed members, including four licensed acupuncturists, one public member, one licensed chiropractic physician actively engaged in the practice of acupuncture, and one physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches. The Board is charged with providing expert knowledge and advice on administrative rules, disciplinary matters, and professional performance and conduct.

Finally, ICS member Dr. Kevin Schmidt is serving as an elected member of the Illinois House of Representatives. Dr. Schmidt owns and operates Schmidt Chiropractic in Millstadt in southwestern Illinois, across the river from St. Louis. He is an alumnus of Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri.

The ICS and its members can take great pride in the service by and trust placed in these individuals as honored representatives of the profession.

Dr. Carlos will be presenting “Understanding WC in the Chiropractic Setting Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act” on July 9th and “Understanding ODG to Better Document Workers’ Compensation and Avoid Reviews” on July 23rd via webinar for the Illinois Chiropractic Society. 

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Ben Schwarm

Ben Schwarm brings a wealth of experience in government relations, advocacy and member service from a successful career at previous member-driven organizations. He has worked with state legislators, members of Congress and governors to bring positive results and find common sense solutions to legislative problems. Ben is a graduate of Illinois State University where he concentrated on Mass Communications and Public Relations.

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