BOC has named John Kenney, MURP, BOCO, as the 2019 recipient of the Jim Newberry Award for extraordinary service.
Kenney was on BOC’s board of directors for eight years, with roles including chair and vice chair, and was a member of BOC’s O&P Alliance team. Kenney volunteered with the BOC test development cohort that crafted certification exam questions. His volunteerism also included writing continuing education courses for orthotists, orthotic fitters, and therapists. He was former chair for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Jurisdiction D Advisory Committee for DMEPOS and volunteered on the board for the Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics Learning/Evidence Based Practice.
Kenney became a BOC-registered orthotic fitter in 1995 and a BOC-certified orthotist in 2005. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master’s degree from the University of Hawaii. He is an master of business administration candidate at the University of California at Irvine Health Care, and a doctoral candidate at Campbellsville University.
The Jim Newberry Award is named in honor of longtime BOC practitioner, board member, and leader James Newberry, Jr., BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD, who passed away in 2016. James L. Hewlett, BOCO, a past Newberry Award winner and former BOC board chair, nominated Kenney.