Donald Deane Doty, Jr., CPO, assumed the role of president of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Inc. (ABC) board of directors on Dec. 1, 2009.
“Mr. Doty has been involved in ABC activities for a number of years, and has provided numerous hours of volunteer time to our programs and board of directors,” Catherine A. Carter, ABC’s executive director, said in a news release.
As part of ABC’s annual leadership transition, Doty took over the presidency from Robert S. Lin, CPO, FAAOP, of Wethersfield, Conn. Lin will continue to serve ABC as immediate past president of the board.
Doty joined the board of directors in 2005 and since has played a role in creating many of ABC’s current policies. He brings with him almost 30 years of experience working in the orthotics and prosthetics profession.
Doty received his bachelor’s degree from Loma Linda University and attended Northwestern University for his orthotics and prosthetics training. He obtained his ABC O&P certification in 1985.
Over the next year Doty said he plans to continue to protect the integrity of the ABC brand and the interests of the individuals who have also said he will focus on improving the credentialing and accreditation programs, while looking for new opportunities to expand ABC’s influence within the health care profession.
“I look forward to the challenge of implementing our plans and working towards accomplishing our past, present and future goals,” Doty said.