On Departing AOPA

Written for socials on August 3, 2022

Today is my last day at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA). For the past six years, this organization has given me the opportunity to live my dream job, and I’ve loved every minute of it. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such amazing teammates and to have shared in moments that upon reflection will forever bring a smile to my face. I am thankful to all of AOPA’s members for the opportunity to serve them in this role; it has been such an honor. I am indebted to the Board members and other leaders in the O&P field who have challenged me, believed in me, and supported me along this journey.

While I am full of excitement and curiosity as I turn the page to the next chapter in my career, I am having the hardest time signing off this evening. There is still so much to do 😊.  

AOPA has always been more than an employer; the work has been more than just a job for me. As a second-generation child of O&P, the organization has been part of my life for a long time. The Annual Assembly often provided the location for our family vacations, and early in my career, serving on committees and attending events like the Policy Forum and Leadership Conference created opportunities to network with people who would end up changing my life. Before going to work at AOPA, I was a proud member and its biggest fan. I still am. 

I am proud of what we’ve built and the work we’ve done during my time at the organization. I know our amazing team will continue to deliver for AOPA members and the O&P field.