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Ashlie White is the Chief Programs Officer for the Amputee Coalition. Prior to joining the Coalition, she served as the Director of Health Policy and Strategic Alliances for the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. She started her career in health advocacy work on the operations side of her family-owned orthotics and prosthetics patient-care practice. During her time at Beacon P&O, she served in various volunteer roles including eight years as Director of Government Affairs for the North Carolina Orthotics and Prosthetics Trade Association (NCOPTA) and four years on the board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP). Ms. White recently completed the Public Health Leadership graduate program at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and holds a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chief Programs Officer-Amputee Coalition

September 6, 2022

Amputee Coalition Chief Programs Officer Position Summary: The Chief Programs Officer will provide the overall vision and direction for enhancing programs and partnerships across the organization to support our mission and goals. By cultivating an environment of collaboration, inclusion, transparency, and innovation, the Chief Programs Officer will ensure all program staff is respected as team members as our organization continues to thrive and evolve to serve more of our community better. The Amputee Coalition will rely on the Chief Programs Officer’s expertise in evidence-based best practices to assess,…

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Public Health Leadership Graduate Certificate

May 22, 2022

Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Online Public Health Leadership Certificate

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OPGA-O&P Woman of the Year Award

September 21, 2021

Open to all women in the profession, the O&P Woman of the Year Award is presented to someone who has made significant contributions to her patients, community, business, and the O&P profession throughout her career. 2021 OPGA WOMAN OF THE YEAR

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Enrolled: UNC Gillings School of Public Health

August 23, 2021

Enrolled at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Public Health Leadership Program, part-time. The ability to learn is a privilege and responsibility. This program is an opportunity to enhance my knowledge of and skills for public health leadership, and to apply that learning to my work on behalf of the Orthotics and Prosthetics profession. Public Health Leadership and Practice

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Director, Health Policy and Strategic Alliances

June 1, 2021

Promoted to Director of Health Policy and Strategic Alliances on June, 1, 2021. AOPA’s policy agenda is informed by health policy research designed to improve access to high quality orthotic and prosthestic care. It is strengthened by partnerships and collaboartions with other stakeholders and specialites that are part of a comprehensive care team. The director of health policy and strategic alliances creates the link between research, strategic alliances, and policy.

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Director of Strategic Alliances, AOPA

February 1, 2019

Manager of Advocacy, Outreach and Special Projects, AOPA

July 16, 2018

Elected to Board of Directors – Forrest Stump

June 25, 2018

Forrest Stump is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization with a mission to promote equitable access to physical activity for individuals living with disabilities. At age 10, Nicole Ver Kuilen made the difficult decision to amputate her left leg to save her life from cancer. She would then spend the next 16 years fighting an outdated healthcare system to get access to the prosthetic technology she needed to be physically active. Running prosthetics are considered “not medically necessary” and denied by insurance. The cost of a running blade,…

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Manager of Projects, AOPA

June 22, 2016

Manager of Projects, American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) Overview: The Manager of Projects position intends to advance projects and initiatives that will assist AOPA members in being successful in their work as health professionals advancing the mobility needs of their patients — persons who have experienced limb loss or chronic limb impairment. Specifics: Responsible for managing ongoing projects as part of AOPA’s Survival Imperatives, including AOPA’s Registry, Outcomes and Comparative/Cost Effectiveness programs, Mobility Saves & Communication, as well as recent additions to…

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Director of Government Affairs

June 1, 2016

North Carolina Orthotics and Prosthetics Trade Association (NCOPTA) 2008-2016 Organized/lead all legislative initiatives and advocacy efforts in the State, including efforts to support access to care for the limb loss and limb difference community and initiatives that promoted patient-centered business practices within the O&P profession.

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Executive Board Member

October 1, 2015

 National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics, NAAOP 114th Congress, 2015-2016 Presently Secretary/Treasurer, responsible for minutes, agenda management and all financial reporting Social Media Chair, responsible for all posting on Facebook, Twitter, Periscope and LinkedIn accounts Previous Board member for 113th Congress, 2013-2015

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Director of Operations

August 1, 2015

Beacon Prosthetics and Orthotics August 1, 2015 – June 12, 2016 Promoted to Director of Operations shortly after Beacon Prosthetics and Orthotics was acquired by BCP Group. Manage operations and staff for five North Carolina-based patient care facilities. Transitioned a successful family-owned business through acquisition by BCP Group and into a new leadership and operating structure.

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Master of Arts in Digital Communication

May 12, 2015

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Hussman School of Media and Journalism The program equips working professionals for leadership roles, addressing the issues reshaping media and communication today with challenging courses designed for career-minded students’ busy schedules. Students complete nine courses over two years and then spend the final semester working one-on-one with faculty on a comprehensive project.        

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Board of Directors, NAAOP

October 1, 2013

113th Congress 2013-2015 Joined Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics

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Director of Project Development

January 1, 2008

Beacon Prosthetics and Orthotics January 2008 – July 2015 Responsibilities included managing all communications, marketing and outreach projects and developing future projects. Managed all internal and external communication Organized and managed all patient advocacy and outreach efforts Developed all marketing strategy and managed implementation Designed, maintained and updated website and social media

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Staff Photographer and Multimedia Producer

January 1, 2006

Chattanooga Times Free Press Worked in the newsroom for daily publications from January 2006 through January of 2008; Third Place 2007 Tennessee Press Association, Feature Photography; Third Place 2006 Golden Press Card Competition East Tennessee, Feature Photography.

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Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

May 5, 2005

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Bachelor Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2005 Awards: Received Ed Jackson Award and travel scholarship 2005, Inducted in Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society, Carolina Photography Association (CPA) President 2003-2005, National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA) UNC-CH student chapter president 2003-2005,
 Awarded Elton Casey Journalism Scholarship for excellent GPA and outstanding Journalistic Achievement 2003,2004  

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