Amputee Coalition Names New Board Chair

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The Amputee Coalition has named Jeffrey Cain, MD, as the new chair of its board of directors. Cain has served the coalition as a board member and as a past member of its Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee. He is also the founding chair of the Amputee Coalition's Advocacy Committee, and led efforts to pass the first state law to require coverage of prosthetic devices in Colorado in 2001. Cain replaces John "Mo" Kenney who served as board chair for the past two years.

Cain, a family physician, has taught and practiced at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and is a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. After experiencing bilateral transtibial amputations from trauma 20 years ago, Cain has continued flying vintage airplanes, long-distance cycling, adaptive skiing, and winning the Gold Medal in slalom in the first U.S. national adaptive snowboarding championships.

"[Cain] will continue working with the limb loss and limb difference community to advance its crucial efforts around access to care and ensuring no one goes through their journey alone," said Mary Richards, Amputee Coalition president and CEO.