The Amputee Coalition announced the appointments of Jack Richmond, CPOA, CFo, and David S. Sanders to the board of directors, where they will serve a three-year term.
Richmond is currently the director of sales for Fillauer Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has been involved with the Amputee Coalition since 1992, when he attended his first national conference. He also chairs the Amputee Coalition’s Education & Conference (EdCon) Committee and has supported limb-loss education since an accident in 1987 that led to a transtibial amputation. Richmond is a past president of United Amputee Services, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), and the Barr Foundation, where he continues to serve on its board.
“I am excited to join the Amputee Coalition board of directors,” Richmond said. “As the chair of the EdCon Committee for the past five years, I have had the opportunity to work closely with several of the board members and the staff at the Coalition. It is an honor to work with such a dedicated group of people who are driven by a desire to improve outcomes and the quality of life for amputees.”
Sanders is a partner with Foley & Lardner, Washington, DC, an international law firm that practices business law, health law, litigation, intellectual property, regulatory affairs, and taxation. He is is co-chair of the firm’s Transactional & Securities Practice and co-chair of the Trade Secret/Noncompete Specialty Practice. As part of his practice, Sanders counsels medical device and healthcare clients on matters involving formation, operation, and growth, as well as employment matters.
“I am honored to serve as a board member for the Amputee Coalition,” Sanders said, “and excited for the opportunity to raise awareness and support for an organization that is instrumental in giving a voice to those who have suffered the trauma of limb loss, as well as helping them realize their hopes and dreams as active contributors in society.”
“The Amputee Coalition is privileged to welcome Jack and David as new board members,” said Sue Stout, interim president and CEO. “Each one provides diverse perspectives and experiences from their personal and professional lives, and their work in philanthropy, that will enhance our efforts to serve the community. We are so pleased these exceptional leaders will offer their guidance and leadership. We look forward to their invaluable input as we develop and increase our programs and services now and in the future.”