The Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC) has elected Sharon Nichelson, CMOF, to a second term as chairwoman of the board of directors. BOC also elected five more officers. Kimberly Hertz, CMF, BOCO, as vice chairwoman; Jim Hewlett, BOCO, as secretary; Joe Lawson, BOCO, as treasurer; and James Newberry Jr., BOCPO, BOCPD, as member-at-large.
All five have experience not only as BOC board members but as officers.
“I’m honored by the confidence my fellow Board members have placed in me by selecting me to serve a second year as chairwoman,” Nichelson, who practices mastectomy fitting and orthotic fitting with Frontier Home Medical in North Platte, Nebraska, stated in a press release.
She has been a member of BOC’s board of directors for 5 years, serving as a certification exam item writer and a member of both the legislative and ethics committees before becoming vice chairwoman in 2008.
Hertz has been a member of BOC’s board since 2006. She is employed at Hanger P&O in Spring Valley, N.Y. She is a respected teacher in the areas of orthotics and mastectomy fitting.
|James Newberry Jr.|
Hewlett served two terms on BOC’s executive committee as member-at-large before being elected secretary. He has nearly 40 years experience including marketing/merchandising as a practitioner, running an O&P facility and operating DME businesses, both as an owner and as a consultant.
Lawson is the owner of Lawson Medical LLC, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va. He entered O&P first as a fitter, later earning certification as an orthotist.
Newberry owns Mahnke’s Orthotics-Prosthetics Inc. in Oakland Park, Fla. A past chairman of the BOC board of directors, he served as acting executive director when Donald O. Fedder, DrPH, MPH, BSP, FAPhA, stepped down. Recently, Newberry has helped develop BOC’s facility accreditation capacity by working with practitioners to increase their knowledge and skills as potential site examiners.