Saturday, May 25, 2024

Reminder: OPAF BOD Call for nominations

Travis Young

Deadline approaching. Please have applications submitted by August 31st.

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, community 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 place on On September 8, 2021 and board terms of service will begin on December 1, 2021.

Please email the personal letter of interest and resume to OPAF Board of Directors 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

Advanced Prosthetics
1247 E Alluvial Ave, Ste 103
Fresno, California 93720
Office: 559-298-0321 ext114
Fax: 559-298-7164
Cell: 478-438-3014

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