December 5, 2018 – Charlotte, NC – OPAF & The First Clinics are pleased to announce the officers for 2019. Lesleigh Sisson, CFm, returns for her second term as OPAF President. Lesleigh is President of O & P Insight, a consulting business for O & P practices. Under her first term as president, OPAF expanded our clinical outcome based education outreach with continuing education credits in over 40 states. OPAF First Stride, First Swim and First Things First all offer a full day experience with CEUs for therapists and clinicians.
Peggy Chenoweth will be the new OPAF Vice President. Peggy is the creator of amputeemommy, an online blog, as well as co-founder of Amp’d, a podcase and resource center for the limb loss community. Her skills with social media will be part of her volunteer duties with OPAF.
Travis Young, CO assumes the role of OPAF Treasurer for 2019. Travis is currently serving as a Prosthetic Resident with his wife Jacy at Advanced Prosthetics in Fresno, CA. Additionally Travis has been working with a committee of OPAF Advisory Board Members to review sponsorship levels and fundraising opportunities and possibilities in the future.
Welcome to the new 2019 OPAF officers!
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About OPAF: Serving as the philanthropic arm of the US orthotic and prosthetic community, the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), develops, implements, partners and hosts adaptive recreational clinics for those with physical challenges. The First Clinics are recognized as leaders in adaptive recreation. Whether this is the first time a participant is trying an activity after illness, injury or episode or the first time they are ever trying, First Clinics offer top notch adaptive instruction specifically for them. Founded in 1995 to support the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, OPAF & The First Clinics have moved forward to offer introductory level adaptive recreation opportunities to everyone, not just the elite athlete. For more information on OPAF and The First Clinics, visit www.opafonline.org.