Friday, March 1, 2024

OPAF Reminder – OPAF Calls for Board Nominations

Jeffrey S. Reznick, Ph.D.

The Executive Committee of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund
(OPAF), the official philanthropy of the U.S. orthotics and prosthetics
community (, has begun its annual search for individuals
who would like to serve the O&P community through membership on the OPAF
Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee of OPAF, as the organization’s nominating
committee, coordinates nominations to the OPAF Board of Directors,
presenting these nominations to the entire OPAF Board each fall.

Nominees are needed at this juncture for the following positions:

Representative of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and
Prosthetics (ABC) (1 position open, to be filled in cooperation with the
leadership of ABC)

O&P practitioner representative (1 position open)

O&P manufacturer/supplier representative (1 position open)

Complete nomination details and the required nomination form are
available on the OPAF web site at:

Nominees should have 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 the primary mission of the Fund: to enable individuals
with physical disabilities – especially those served by members of the
orthotics and prosthetics community – to enjoy the rewards of personal
achievement, physical fitness, and social interaction.

To assist in preparing the required application, nominees are encouraged
to read and familiarize themselves completely with the responsibilities
and duties described in Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and
Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector, C 1998 Maryland
Association of Nonprofit Organizations. OPAF operates according to the
standards and best practices described in this publication.

For your convenience the complete text of “Standards for Excellence” is
available online at:

The deadline for filing nominations is 5:00 PM EST on Monday, September
1, 2003.

Please direct questions either to Joel Kempfer, CP, FAAOP, OPAF
President, 2002-2003 ([email protected]; (414) 817-1452) or to Jeffrey S.
Reznick, Ph.D., OPAF Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow
([email protected]; (202) 223-8878).

OPAF is a 501(c)(3) public charity, the official philanthropy of the
U.S. orthotics and prosthetics community, established in 1995 by the
Orthotic and Prosthetic National Office. Dedicated initially to
providing financial and in-kind support to the 1996 Paralympics, OPAF
now generates its own initiatives through partnerships with individuals,
organizations and institutions engaged in raising public awareness of
disability and improving the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science
and technology.

As a community-focused nonprofit organization, OPAF aims primarily to
enable individuals with physical disabilities-especially those served by
members of the orthotics and prosthetics community-to enjoy the rewards
of personal achievement, physical fitness, and social interaction.

All contributions to OPAF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of
U.S. law, and annual sponsorships of OPAF, its programs, and its
fundraisers are available to every individual, institution, and company
inside and beyond the O&P community. For more information about
sponsorship opportunities contact OPAF at 1666 K Street NW, Suite 440,
Washington, DC 20006, Tel. (202) 223-2878, email [email protected], or

For complete information about current OPAF programs, please visit


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