The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) is in search of individuals to participate on the OPAF board of directors. Board members serve a three-year term and are required to attend at least one of the two face-to-face board meetings held in conjunction with the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) national meetings. Additionally, directors are expected to be vitally involved in the ongoing work of OPAF and the First Clinics with adaptive recreation and to take an active role with all of its fundraising efforts.
Nominees are needed for at least one and up to three seats on the board, one of whom must be an O&P practitioner who is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) or the Board for Certification/Accreditation (BOC). Nominees should have an appropriate background, a history of 501(c)(3) nonprofit committee/volunteer work (preferred, but not required) alongside a familiarity with and dedication to fundraising, and a strong commitment to OPAF’s primary mission: To enable individuals, especially those served by members of the orthotic and prosthetic community, to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physical fitness, and social interaction.
Nomination materials are due at the OPAF office by September 1 and terms will begin December 1.
For questions and comments, contact OPAF Executive Director, Robin Burton, at 980.819.9404 or at [email protected]. For more information and nomination materials and instructions, visit http://opafonline.org/about.