OPERF | Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation

Committees

Research:

The Research Committee shall have responsibility for developing and overseeing the guidelines of the Research arm of the Corporation and shall present to and be responsible for advising the Board of Directors on all matters regarding research. The Chairperson of this committee shall be one of the at large members of the Board of Directors with a background in research.

Research Committee Chair:
Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO (Hons)
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Research Committee Members:
Elisa Arch, PhD
University of Delaware College of Health Sciences
Newark, DE
Elizabeth Russell Esposito, PhD
Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence and VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, WA
Fan Gao, PhD
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS
South College
Knoxville, TN
Michael E. Hahn, PhD
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Matthew J. Major, PhD
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Sara Morgan, CPO, PhD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Andrew Sawers, MSPO, CPO, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Shane R. Wurdeman, PhD, MSPO, CP, FAAOP
Hanger Clinics
Houston, TX

Education:

The Education Committee shall have the responsibility for developing and overseeing guidelines for the Education arm of the Corporation and shall present to and be responsible for advising the Board of Directors on all matters regarding education. The Chairperson of this committee shall be a member of the Board of Directors.

Education Committee Chair:
James P. Rogers, CPO, FAAOP
Pinnacle Orthotic & Prosthetic Services
Chattanooga, TN
Education Committee Members:
DeAnna C. Chapman, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
O&P Clinical Technologies dba Gainesville Prosthetics
Gainesville, FL
Susan Kapp, M.Ed., CPO, LPO
UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
Prosthetics-Orthotics Program
Dallas, TX
Catherine M. Muller, CPO
CSUDH O&P Program
Aliso Viejo, CA
Mark D. Muller, CPO, FAAOP, MS
California State University Dominguez Hills
Los Alamitos, CA
J. Chad Duncan, CPO, FAAOP
Northwestern University P&O Center
Evanston, IL
Gary G. Bedard, CO, FAAOP
Woonsocket, RI
Todd Dewees CPO/LPO
Shriners Hospital for Children
Portland, OR