Friday, July 12, 2024

OPAF Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors

Travis Young

July 26, 2021 – OPAF & The First Clinics, serving as the philanthropic
arm of the US Orthotic & Prosthetic Community has begun its annual search
for individuals who would like to participate within the O & P community
through service on the OPAF Board of Directors. Board members serve a one
or two year term and are required to attend at least one of the two face to
face or virtual board meetings held normally in conjunction with The AOPA
National Assembly and The Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.
Additionally, directors are expected to be vitally involved in the ongoing
work of OPAF & First Clinics with adaptive recreation and to take an active
role with all of our fundraising efforts.
With a change in focus during the pandemic the OPAF Board is working to
ensure that OPAF’s mission continues far into the future.

We are a self-nominating and volunteer board, indicating both your
willingness and enthusiasm to serve and currently have 6 seats available
for filling on the Board.

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 the primary mission of the Foundation: to foster physical fitness,
participation, and peer interaction by providing introductory-level
adaptive recreation for individuals with physical and mobility challenges.
Life-changing experiences are provided through individual participation and
training, education of healthcare professionals, and raising public
awareness on a national level.

Nomination materials which include a personal letter of interest and a
resume are due to the OPAF President by August 31, 2021. Elections take
On September 8, 2021 and board terms of service will begin on December 1,
Please email the personal letter of interest and resume to OPAF Board of
President, Travis Young at [log in to unmask] Please contact OPAF
President, Travis Young, CPO, or any OPAF Board Member with questions or
comments about the nomination process and serving on the
Board. Please give thoughtful consideration to volunteering to serve as an
OPAF director.

Travis A. Young, CPO
OPAF President


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