Executive Profiles

Stanley Innes  BAppSc (Chiro), BHons(Psych), MPsych

Year Appointed: 2007  –  Current Position: President – Past Position: Editor of COCA News

Background: Stan has been in private practice in Lilydale Victoria since 1982. He is a qualified clinical psychologist and has an active interest in the management of psychosocial factors as they relate to Chiropractic /Osteopathic practice.


Brett Vaughan BSc, MHlthSc(Osteo), GradCertTertEd

Year Appointed: 2011 – Current Position: Vice President

Background: Brett graduated from the osteopathy program at Victoria University in 2002. He is currently a lecturer and  the Osteopathy Clinic Coordinator at Victoria University and is also in private practice in Doncaster East. Brett is Chair of the Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council and is a past President of the Osteopaths Registration Board of Victoria. Brett’s professional interests include clinical education and professional development.


John Reggars  OAM, DC, MChiroSc

Year Appointed:  – Current Position: Secretary – Past Positions: President, CEO

Background:  John works in private practice in Mitcham, Victoria. He has a special interest in OH&S and is an Independent medical Examiner to WorkSafe Victoria and a Consultant to WorkSafe Medical Panels. He also has a keen interest in the continuing professional development of chiropractors and osteopaths.

Additional information: John has been in a chiropractor for nearly 40 years and throughout that time has been involved or held many professional positions. Among his various appointments John is a Past President of the Chiropractors Registration Board of Victoria, Council member of the Chiropractic Council on Education Australia and Chair of the RMIT University Course Advisory Committee.


Dale Comrie  BAppSc(Chiropractic)

Year Appointed: 1998  –  Current Position: Executive member  –  Past Position(s): Secretary 2003-2008; President  2008 – 2010

Background: Dale graduated from RMIT in 1995 and spent time at the University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada), under the tutelage of David Cassidy  and Pierre Cote. He has worked in private practice at the Heidelberg Chiropractic Clinic since 1995. He has a general interest in low tech rehabilitation.





Peter Werth B.App.Sc (Chiropractic)

Year Appointed: 2011 – Current Position: Executive Member – Past Position(s): Hon Secretary, Vice-President, President (2001-2007)

Background: Peter has been inprivate practice for 25 years in a variety of practice settings. His clinical interest over several years has been in the field of third party injury management and he remains an independent examiner for WorkSafe Victoriaand Transport Accident Commission and he has recently been appointed as a Chiropractic Adviser to DVA.

Additional Information: Peter has recently returned to the Executive following his previous long-standing involvement with the College where he has been involved in developing seminars, conference and distance education since the inception of COMSIG (the predecessor to COCA) in the late 80’s. He was honoured with Life Membership of the College in 2007.