David E. Evans, BOCP Emeritus, passed away in early July.
On July 1, prior to his passing, Evans was named the first Certificant of the Year by Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC).
“We were deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing just two days after we announced his selection as BOC’s first Certificant of the Year,” said Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, BOC’s president and CEO. “His lifelong passion for helping others inspires us all.”
Evans, a prosthetist certified by BOC since 1998, devoted his career to providing care and support to those who have suffered traumatic injuries, many related to military service, resulting in amputation. A Vietnam veteran, Evans lost both his legs below the knee while in combat in the early 1970s.
For more than 30 years, Evans provided prosthetic legs and arms for more than 3,000 people worldwide wounded in war zones as well as victims of mining incidents, gunshots, and other conflict-related circumstances.
Evans also worked to advance the impact of the prosthetics profession through training. He providing knowledge and resources in many developing countries with grant funding from the US Department of State.