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Leadership

Executive Board

President

Travis Young, CPO

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Vice President

Michelle Jamin, PT, DPT

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Secretary/Treasurer

Rebecca (Becky) Snell

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Travis is a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist who has grown up in the O&P family and has been extremely active since a very young age. Travis' father, Jim, is an amputee and Prosthetist with whom inspired Travis to enter into the profession. Travis obtained his Certified Prosthetic Assistant credential through ABC in 2011. He is a Graduate of West Virginia University with a BS in Sport Management and Cal State Dominguez Hills with his MSOP degree. Travis works alongside his wife Jacy Young, CPO at Advanced Prosthetics in Fresno, Ca.
Becky has over 35 years of experience in computer application design, development, and business operations analysis in insurance, entertainment, and health care.  She is a frequent lecturer at state, regional, and national O&P meetings on HIPAA and cyber security.  She has been the IT Director for Dankmeyer, Inc. in Maryland since 1991. She is passionate about advocating for prosthetic and orthotic patients through patient storytelling.
Michelle Jamin earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019 at Elon University. She had a unique opportunity to work on the Osseointegration Study at Walter Reed for 6-weeks during her doctoral training. Michelle currently works for Drayer Physical Therapy in Aberdeen, MD and hopes to be specialized in amputation rehabilitation early on in her career. 

 Directors

Jena Baxter

Jackie Valdez, M. Ed., CO,

BOCP, FAAOP

Elise Griset, CPO

Jena Baxter has over 20 years of experience working in HR and Talent Acquisition. During this time, she has provided exemplary recruiting services for Healthcare, IT, and Engineering Industries. For the last 11 years, Jena has specialized in the O&P Industry and is currently the Manager of Clinical Recruiting for Hanger Clinic, who has over 670 Clinics across the US. Jena has been recognized for her achievements in recruiting and received the "Vendor Rookie of the Year" award from Blue Cross Clue Shield of Florida to numerous annual President Club contests during her time as a third party recruiter. 

Jena has been involved with OPAF since 2010 and an Advisory Board member since 2014, until she joined the Board in 2017. Jena is a strong supporter of local First Clinics and assist with events at State and National meetings. Jena has a true passion and commitment to continue her support of adaptive recreation programs through OPAF. In addition to her professional experience, Jena resides in Greenville, SC along wither husband and two children.

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Jackie has thirty years of experience in the Orthotics & Prosthetics Profession. She is certified by the American Board for Certifications in Orthotics and is certified by BOC in Prosthetics. She is a Fellow of the Academy (FAAOP), a member of the Gait Society and an ABC National Orthotic Examiner. She attended Century College for O&P and was trained at Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jackie has an undergraduate degree in Sport Medicine and was also certified by the NATA as a Certified Athletic Trainer. She also has her master’s degree in Advanced Sciences in Biology, Physics and Chemistry with an emphasis in On Line Teaching.

Elise attended St Mary’s College of California on a Division I soccer scholarship where she earned her undergraduate degree. She is also a graduate of  Loma Linda University where she earned her MSOP degree. Elise is now an ABC Certified Prosthetist Orthotist and works for P&O Group Pediatric Specialists, based out of Children’s Hospital Colorado. Throughout her education and career, Elise was an avid Volunteer with CAF and PossAbilities. Elise helped develop an educational outreach program with the School of Allied Health at LLU to Ethiopia. Elise continues to help organize the service learning trip and serves as a leader while in Ethiopia. 

Matt Swiggum, President & CEO

Proteor USA

Matt Swiggum joined the OPAF Board in December of 2019. He has worked in the field of prosthetics since 1997, and believes that delivering advocacy tools and access to care are critical for the long-term success of people with limb loss and limb differences. He brings decades of experience in executive leadership, sales and marketing which will benefit OPAF by strengthening industry relationships while maintaining the focus on the needs of the community. Matt’s experience has culminated in his current role as CEO of Proteor USA, a leading O&P manufacturer.  Matt has his MBA from the Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a degree from Morehead State University in Kentucky. He lives in Austin, Texas with his two children and his wife, Heather, a Certified Prosthetist.

Neal Seigfried

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Neal A. Seigfried is a peer visitor and amputee advocate. He became an LBK in April, 2004. He resides in a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma (Bixby, OK). He has served the Amputee Coalition in various ways over the past 14 years.

Neal has been in business as an entrepreneur for over 40 years. He was an independent contractor for the Tulsa World since turning 16, delivering newspapers to commercial accounts. He has been a barber/stylist for the past 40 years having owned his own shop for 25 years.

 

 

Immediate Past President

Lesleigh Sisson, CFom

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Advisory Board

Sue Borondy- Marketing and Communications Manager for Blatchford, USA in Miamisburg, OH 
 

Darren Kindred PTR - Director of Player Development at Princeton Tennis Program, Director of First Volley Adaptive Tennis Clinics, Princeton, NJ
 

Karen Henry - Editor for Write Ideas Media, Broomfield, CO
 

Tyler Carter - Paralympic Downhill Skier, Topton, PA


 

 

John Kinder - Revenue Cycle Specialist for Shriners Hospital for Children, Greenville, SC
 

Lisa Watkins - Marketing Manager for Willow Wood, Mt. Sterling, OH
 

Marty McNab, CPO - Owner of Optech Orthotics and Prosthetics, Kankakee, IL
 

LuAnn Kleemeyer -Support Group leader, Peer Visitor, Lead Advocate for Amputee Coalition, Quincy, Illinois

Anne Wieland, CTRS Amputee Support Group Leader at Moss Rehab, Philadelphia, PA
 

Adrianne Haslet - Public Speaker, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor, First Dance Instructor, Boston, MA
 

Tommy Lyon - Commodities Account Manager, Amputee Peer Mentor, First Climb Instructor, Philadelphia, PA

Mabio Costa - Two time World Champion TriAthlete, First Swim Director, Prosthetic Technician, Orlando, Florida

Lesleigh Sisson, has been committed to serving the Orthotics and Prosthetics community since 1992. Prior to launching her consulting business, O&P Insight, Lesleigh served as Director of Administration for a multi-practice company. Through her experiences in administrative and clinical support roles, she recognized the need to assist dedicated professionals working toward this common goal: to provide excellent patient-centered care while achieving successful reimbursement.