The Amputee Coalition board of directors named Cassandra “Cass” Isidro as the organization’s new CEO and president. The board of directors selected Isidro for her many years of experience as an innovative leader who can advance the Amputee Coalition’s mission to support, educate, and advocate for people impacted by limb loss and limb difference. The leadership changes will be effective February 6.
Isidro will lead the organization’s strategic direction, grow partnerships with key stakeholders, and increase funding opportunities. She will work closely with John Register, who has served as the acting CEO and president since June 2022; he will become the new board chair in February.
“I am pleased to welcome Cass to the Amputee Coalition as our new CEO. I firmly believe that her deep expertise, authenticity, and active listening approach to problem-solving will be the key leadership characteristics needed to continue to serve the limb loss and limb difference community,” said Lorraine Riche, board chair.
Isidro is the former president and executive director of the Safe Routes Partnership, a role she had held since 2015. Her career includes more than 25 years within the nonprofit sector, with ten years in education-related associations. She obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Hawaii Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree in public health education from Indiana University.
“I appreciate the warm welcome I have received from Amputee Coalition’s members and leaders. We have much to accomplish as we grow our reach and increase our services for all who are impacted by limb loss or limb difference. I look forward to connecting deeply and supporting a community that thrives,” Isidro said.
“Seeing the Amputee Coalition through a season that included the return of the community’s annual conference, the Youth Camp, and the strengthening of our continued partnership with the Administration for Community Living, which provides vital funding for our organization, while building alliances with key community stakeholders, has been a true honor,” Register said. “I am excited to work with Cass to reach higher heights for the limb loss and limb difference community.”