The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) has named Eve Humphreys, MBA, CAE, as its new executive director, effective November 19.
“We are pleased we have found an executive director in Eve Humphreys whose experiences and expertise include strategic organizational development, building and maintaining positive organizational culture, domestic and international partnerships, and navigating the complexities of legislative and regulatory advocacy. We are excited for the future of AOPA under Eve’s leadership,” said Jim Weber, MBA, AOPA president.
Humphreys will replace Thomas E. Fise, JD, LLM, who will leave when his contract expires at the end of 2018. Fise’s departure comes after nearly 12 years of AOPA leadership.
As the current executive director of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Humphreys brings five years of experience providing guidance and management of the leading professional society representing physicians and other healthcare professionals in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention and control.
“I’m honored to begin working with such a dynamic and well-respected organization as AOPA. It is an exciting time in the orthotic and prosthetic field. AOPA is well positioned to continue on its trajectory of success by expanding its influence and leadership in all areas,” Humphreys said.
Humphreys has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland University College and received her certified association executive credential. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Randolph-Macon College. Prior to her work at SHEA, Humphreys served as senior director of membership at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery where she provided direction for domestic and international membership recruitment, retention, and engagement.