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Director of Strategic Alliances, AOPA

February 1, 2019

Manager of Advocacy, Outreach and Special Projects, AOPA

July 16, 2018

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 the AOPA portfolio addressing a Reimbursement Compendium and Membership Enhancement.  Assisting the AOPA Officers, AOPA Executive Director and…

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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 Technology & Communication

May 12, 2015

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Media and Journalism      

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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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