ABC Names New Director of Facility Accreditation

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) board of directors and Catherine A. Carter, executive director, announced the appointment of Chrissy Heckenberg as the new director of facility accreditation.

“She brings a wealth of management and program analysis experience that will be a tremendous asset to our facility accreditation program,” Carter said in a news release. “Chrissy’s excellent management skills will ensure that we maintain our excellence in the accreditation arena and provide a smooth transition for our future growth.”

Heckenberg’s immediate focus will be on continuing the accreditation program. Heckenberg’s long-term goals for the department are to strengthen ABC’s accreditation team and enhance the level of service to the accredited facilities.

“I am thrilled to have Chrissy as a member of the ABC team,” D. Deane Doty Jr., CPO, president of ABC’s board of directors, stated. “Her background and management experience will enable ABC to continue to grow our facility accreditation program and bring additional value to our credential holders.”

Heckenberg brings to ABC management and leadership experience in the private sector. Before joining ABC, she served as team leader and consultant for JP Morgan Chase in Phoenix. She also served as an account executive for Washington Mutual. Heckenberg has a background in team management, system analysis and holds a degree in marketing from Villanova University.

“I … look forward to conquering the challenges that lie ahead. My goal is to make the accreditation process more efficient and effective for both our staff as well as our applicants,” Heckenberg said.

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