The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) board of directors named its 2021 executive committee and the election of a new board member.
Officers elected for 2021 are:
- Chair (incumbent): L. Bradley “Brad” Watson, BOCO, BOCP, LPO, president of Clarksville Limb + Brace + Rehab, Clarksville, Tennessee
- Vice-chair: Abel Guevara III, MHIM, RHIA, CDME, chief operating officer and corporate compliance officer, New Way Medical Supply, San Antonio, Texas
- Secretary (incumbent): David D. Regier, ATC, LAT, MS, consultant, Fort Worth Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and Shriners Hospitals Sports
- Treasurer: Cameron Stewart, BOCO, BOCP, co-founder of Alcam Medical Orthotics and Prosthetic, Riverside, California
- Member-at-large (incumbent): Diana Klunk, CMF, certified mastectomy fitter, The Perfect Match Boutique, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
- Immediate past chair (incumbent): Wayne R. Rosen, BOCP, BOCO, LPO, CDME, FAAOP, clinical consultant
Also joining the board in 2021 is Angela Smalley, PhD, BOCPD, COF.
With more than five years of experience in O&P, Smalley will bring knowledge of the latest advancements in the world of medtech research and development. She is a project leader for product evaluation in the commercialization services division at Simbex, where she leads consulting teams in medical device and consumer health product design. Smalley holds a doctorate in rehabilitation science from the University at Buffalo, a master of science in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor of science in therapeutic recreation from Houghton College.
Outgoing board members include: Mark Parris, PharmD, RPh, COF, and John W. “Sion” Owen Jr., BOCPD, CDME; their terms concluded December 31.
“The commitment of our board members is tremendous,” said Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, BOC’s president and CEO. “As BOC grows and continuously exceeds the expectations of our customers, we want to pause and extend our sincere gratitude to those who have served, as well as to those who are assuming new board roles.”