AOPA Board of Directors Begin 2013-2014 Term

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 3, 2013—During the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association’s (AOPA) 2013 O&P World Congress, results of the electronic voting by members was announced. AOPA members elected new officers to its executive committee and welcomed two newly elected members to the Board of Directors.

On December 1st, 2013 the members of the Board will begin the 2013-2014 term. The new officers and directors are:

Anita Liberman-Lampear, MA – President
Charles Dankmeyer, CPO – President Elect
• Thomas F. Kirk, Ph.D. – Immediate-Past President
James Campbell, Ph.D., CO – Vice President
Maynard Carkhuff – Director
Donald Shurr, CPO, PT – Clinical At-Large Director 

James Weber, MBA continues as Treasurer and currently serving Board members are:

• Alfred E. Kritter, CPO, FAAOP – Director
Eileen Levis – Director (Re-elected to 3 year term)
• Ronald Manganiello – Director
• Dave McGill – Director
• Michael Oros, CPO – Director
• Jeff Collins, CPA – Supplier Director
• Scott Schneider – Supplier Director

Current AOPA President Tom Kirk, Ph.D. introduced the Board saying, “this team that has been elected by AOPA’s membership is comprised of professionals who have extensive business and clinical experience and have demonstrated their commitment to the O&P industry. I look forward to serving with this distinguished panel as we begin a year that will demand hard work confronting threats on the state- and national-level, and fighting to protect our patients and their access to quality care.”

AOPA, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping orthotic and prosthetic businesses and professionals navigate the multitude of issues surrounding the delivery of quality patient care. The association was founded when needs of returning veterans in the aftermath of World War I required a national organization to address the educational and research requirements of the industry.