Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, announced the following new hires:
Jamie Gandert, a board-eligible orthotist and prosthetic resident, has joined Ability’s Exton patient care facility. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), Pennsylvania, in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation science and technology and with a certificate in assistive technology. She also completed Pitt’s Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) program in 2013. Gandert completed her orthotics residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, where she gained experience in pediatric orthotics and the treatment of scoliosis, clubfoot, skeletal dysplasia, arthrogryposis, Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease, cerebral palsy, idiopathic toe walking, and spina bifida.
Tyler Manee, CPO, has joined Ability’s Frederick, Maryland, patient care facility. He graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He then attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, MSPO program, graduating in 2011. Manee completed his orthotics residency at Atlanta Prosthetics and began his prosthetics residency at the Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care (COPC), Durham, North Carolina. He completed the second half of his prosthetics residency at COPC’s Binghamton, New York, patient care facility.
Dara K. Ross, CPO, has joined Ability’s Charlotte, North Carolina, patient care facility. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology in 1993 from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina. She completed an internship at an O&P clinic in Charlotte and went on to work there as a technician for several years. She obtained her orthotics certificate from Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center, Chicago, Illinois, and completed her orthotics residency at the Hanger Clinic Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, patient care facility. Ross earned her prosthetics certificate from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, prosthetics program and completed her prosthetics residency with Hanger Clinic. Ross currently sits on the South Carolina Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists board of directors.