The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and
Prosthetics (NAAOP) announced the addition of Kim Doolan, John Register and Jim
Rogers to the board of directors for the 2010-2011 term.
Kim Doolan is the clinical coordinator for Allen Orthotics and
Prosthetics Inc. of Midland, Texas. She is also the Public Relations
Coordinator for LIVINGSKIN/Touch Bionics of Middleton, NY, according to
information on the NAAOP website. Doolan previously served as the Marketing
Coordinator for MedArts/Motion Control/IOMED in Salt Lake City, Utah. Doolan
has a bachelor of science degree from Mahattanville College of New York and a
Masters Certificate in Business Management from the University of Utah in Salt
Lake City. Her volunteer work includes serving as a former board member of the
American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, the
Amputee Coalition of America, the Barr Foundation and the League of Women
Voters of Midland, Texas.
John Register is the associate director of community and military
programs for the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Register has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of
Arkansas. Register served in the U.S. Army for 6 years and was honorably
discharged in 1994. In 1994 he had a crippling injury that resulted in the
amputation of his left leg. Eighteen months later he competed in the 1996
Paralympic Games as a swimmer anchoring the 4×400 medley relay. Two years later
he returned to his first love of track and field and qualified for the 2000
Paralympics Team that competed in Sydney, Australia and he earned a silver
medal and set an American record while becoming one of two athletes in the
world to have jumped further than 18 feet without a leg or knee. Register now
manages the Paralympics Military Sport Program. He also manages the Paralympics
Academy Youth Outreach Program and in 2006 was appointed by secretary of state
Condoleezza Rice as one of eight members to advise the secretary on foreign
policy issues regarding disability.
Jim Rogers, CPO/L, FAAOP is the clinical director and general manager of
Victory Orthotics and Prosthetics of Johnson City, Tenn. Rogers is a graduate
of New York University with a bachelor of science degree in prosthetics and
orthotics and he completed his orthotic and prosthetic residency at Boston
Children’s Hospital. Rogers is the immediate past president of the
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He has a long history of
O&P professional and governmental activities and has served on numerous
boards as well as having served as a leader and mentor in his local community.
He is a recognized scientific and professional O&P presenter at national
and state conventions.