The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) announced the appointment of Adriane Griffen, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CNED, as its executive director beginning January 17. Griffen has more than 20 years of management experience in the nonprofit health industry.
Prior to joining the Academy, Griffen served as senior director of public health and leadership for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities for five years, the director for the National Center on Disability in Public Health for four years, and in health promotion and partnership development leadership roles.
“I am honored to serve the O&P profession as executive director of the Academy. O&P professionals provide a valuable service to an ever-growing and diverse patient population. I look forward to growing the profession by aligning the Academy with other public health organizations to ensure that O&P professionals are seen as valued members of the healthcare team.” said Griffen.