Amputee Coalition Names Board Members, COO

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The Amputee Coalition named Mona Patel, MA, MSW, founder and executive director of the San Antonio Amputee Foundation, and Chad Jerdee, JD, most recently the global lead of responsible business for corporate sustainability and citizenship at Accenture, to its board of directors. The Coalition also appointed TaKeisha S. Walker as chief operating officer.

"Mona and Chad's insights, lived experience, and leadership expertise will push us closer toward our achieving our strategic goals to grow the Coalition," said Mary Richards, president and CEO. "TaKeisha brings executive-level programmatic and organizational expertise that will propel the growth we need to steward our resources wisely in serving even more people living with limb loss and limb difference. Bringing all three of these powerhouses into the Amputee Coalition fold is going to benefit our community greatly."

Patel and Jerdee will join eleven other board members that advise the organization on federal policy outreach, insurance protections for patients, the organization's National Limb Loss Resource Center, strategic partnerships, and other mission-driven work. Walker will oversee finance, human resources, IT, development, communications, and other operational functions.