The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc. (ABC) welcomes three new members to its board of directors following the retirement of three members – Michael Allen, CPO, FAAOP; Michael Brncick, CPO; and Kristi Wilson-Hill, PhD. Joining the board are Curt A. Bertram, CO; Charles H. Dankmeyer Jr., CPO; and Roy B. Davis III, PhD, PE, as the new public member.
Bertram, has been volunteering with ABC as both an orthotics examiner and as a member of the exam team for many years, and is currently the Area Practice Manager for Hanger Orthotics and Prosthetic, Inc., in Wisconsin. Having played a large role in the examination process, Bertram is excited about the future of ABC and specifically the upcoming requirements surrounding the Master’s program requirement for practitioners.
Dankmeyer, comes to the board with more than 40 years of experience in the O&P profession and currently owns Dankmeyer Inc., which includes several facilities throughout the state of Maryland. He served as ABC’s president in 1977. After serving on the board, Dankmeyer continued his involvement with ABC by serving on the Character and Fitness and the Facility Accreditation Committees.
Davis, has been selected by the board of directors as a new public member of the board. He has spent his career researching and teaching in the engineering field and currently serves as the director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, S.C. As part of the public member’s role, Davis will speak at orthotic and prosthetic events, participate in amputee educational conferences and serve as the contact for the general public.
The three board retirees have spent years serving ABC and have made numerous contributions to the organization.
“ABC is very fortunate to have dedicated and hardworking volunteers such as the three members leaving the board this year. I am grateful for the leadership and guidance they have provided throughout their board tenure,” Catherine Carter, ABC’s executive director said in a press release.