High school band teacher turned computer programmer turned O&P professional, Dennis W. Dillard, CPed, CTO, says he finds volunteering to be one of the most satisfying aspects of his career. His volunteerism began in 2006 with the Board for Certification in Pedorthics (BCP), before it merged with what is now the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC). He is currently on the boards of directors for ABC and the Illinois Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. Getting involved is something he advocates others to do as well. “After you are established in your career, volunteer in some capacity with one or more of the many fine organizations in O&P,” he says.