The Amputee Coalition announced the resignation of Kendra Calhoun, its president and CEO, effective August 31. Calhoun is leaving the Amputee Coalition to assume the position of senior vice president, marketing and public relations for Avera Health, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, an integrated health system.
“Kendra has made a significant contribution to the ongoing development of the Amputee Coalition as a national organization during her five-year tenure,” said Marshall Cohen, the coalition’s board chairman. “She has overseen key projects such as a major redevelopment of the Amputee Coalition brand, establishment of a Greater Washington DC headquarters, the implementation of a five-year strategic plan, development of robust education and growing philanthropy programs, and lifted the profile of the Amputee Coalition’s work significantly through both industry and government channels. Kendra is leaving the organization in its strongest position, both financially and organizationally, in its entire history.”
According to a press release, Cohen and the Amputee Coalition board will begin evaluating the criteria and recruitment plan for a new CEO immediately. In the meantime, Susan Stout has been appointed interim-president and CEO. Stout has served the coalition over the past two years as chief policy and programs officer with responsibilities covering government relations, policy, communications, peer support programs, the National Limb Loss Resource Center, and various special projects.