The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) announced the addition of Angela Courtade, CPO, LPO, and Reggie Showers to its board of directors. Courtade and Showers begin a three-year term of service that was effective December 1.
Courtade is an instructor at the J.E. Hanger College of Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College, Florida. She has worked as a clinician, been a national member of a lower-limb specialist team, and has established interdisciplinary teams for patient care through the rehabilitative process. “I have worn a prosthesis for 39 years and have experienced the advancements of this industry that have allowed me to join activities that previously I was unable to participate in both safely and with comfort of my prosthesis,” said Courtade.
Showers, the CEO of RS Group Motorsports, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a two-time motorcycle drag racing champion; he has bilateral transtibial amputations. “Coming from a professional motorcycle racing background, I have an extensive relationship with corporate sponsors. I hope to use my existing relationships, as well as develop new ones, to attract the resources needed to further support OPAF’s vision,” said Showers.
“We are excited for the new energy and vision that both Angela and Reggie will bring to OPAF and the First Clinics. Each brings special talents and perspective, and we welcome them aboard,” said D. Scott Williamson, MBA, CAE, OPAF board president.