The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation has added Angela Courtade, CPO, LPO and Reggie Showers to its board of directors. Each will serve a 3-year term effective Dec. 1.
We are excited for the new energy and vision that both Angela and Reggie will bring to OPAF and The First Clinics,” Scott Williamson, OPAF president, stated in a press release. “Each brings special talents and perspective and we welcome them aboard.”
Courtade is an instructor at the J.E. Hanger College of Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College, Fla. As a national member of a lower extremity specialist team, she traveled to different parts of the country to evaluate patients to ensure they had the best prosthesis to meet their needs and activity levels. She has established interdisciplinary teams to assist O&P patients to achieve the best possible outcome for their rehabilitative process.
“I have worn a prosthesis for 39 years and have experienced the advancements of this industry that have allowed me to join activities that previously I was unable to participate in both safely and with comfort of my prosthesis,” Courtade stated.
Showers, a bilateral transtibial amputee, is the chief executive officer of RS Group Motorsports in Philadelphia as well as an instructor with the Urban Youth Stem Academy of Philadelphia and a member of the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, Rocky Mountain division. He also is a two-time world champion in motorcycle drag racing and a motivational speaker.
“Coming from a professional motorcycle racing background, I have an extensive relationship with corporate sponsors,” Showers stated. “I hope to use my existing relationships as well as develop new ones to attract the resources needed to further support OPAF’s vision.”
OPAF officers for 2014 include Scott Williamson, president; James O. Young, CP, LP, FAAOP, vice president; Justina Shipley, CO, BOCPO, MEd, FAAOP, treasurer.