OPAF recently elected James O. Young Jr., CP, LP, FAAOP, to its board of directors. Young is the owner of the Amputee Prosthetic Clinic with locations in central and southern Georgia. He is also a transfemoral amputee as a result of a motorcycle accident in 1988. A former athlete, Young played wheelchair basketball for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Illinois, Hornets and was also the 1999 National Pentathlon champion. Young also is a retired sergeant of the U.S. Air Force.
“Jim brings so many special talents and abilities to the OPAF board of directors, as a practitioner, an amputee athlete, former military and more,” said Robin Burton, OPAF executive director. “He is an outside-the-box thinker and can challenge us to do more [and] to better attain the goals that we are setting for The First Clinics. We are excited for future direction and assistance from Jim.”