The Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC) honored Donald O. Fedder, DrPH, MPH, BSP, FAPhA, BOC’s founder and first chief executive officer, by dedicating its new headquarters wing to him. The “Don Fedder Suite” expands BOC’s Owings Mills, Md. offices.
All four of BOC’s chief executive officer’s – Fedder, James Newberry, Jr., BOCPO, BOCPD, who succeeded Fedder, Greg Safko, MA, who served after Newberry and Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, BOC’s current chief executive officer – attended the July dedication ceremony, which was followed by a luncheon. The ribbon-cutting event was a surprise for Fedder, who was accompanied by his wife, daughter and grandson. Additional guests included BOC’s 16-member staff, friends of the Fedders, and several former BOC staff and board members.
|BOC CEOs, from left to right: Greg Safko, MA; Donald Fedder, DrPH, MPH, BSP, FAPhA; James Newberry, Jr., BOCPO, BOCPD; and Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE|
“This seems an appropriate way to recognize Dr. Fedder’s vision of O&P capacity-building, as well as a way to underscore BOC’s continued commitment to that vision,” Zacharias stated in a press release.
Zacharias and Fedder jointly cut the ribbon to open the new office space, where a plaque of Fedder is displayed. According to the release, Zacharias noted that the occasion was the first time all of BOC’s chief executives had been together, and thanked her predecessors for their stewardship.
“The fact that we continue to expand our staff, our certification and accreditation programs, and our presence on the national and international stage is a tribute to BOC’s leaders,” Zacharias stated. “Don Fedder played a formative role in BOC’s success, and on behalf of our board of directors, it’s a pleasure to formally thank him by naming this new space after our founder, Don Fedder.”