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Press Release: Amputee Coalition Announces 2023 Board of Directors

Feb 17, 2023 |

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jerrica Thurman, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer,

Amputee Coalition Announces 2023 Board of Directors

(February 17, 2023, Washington, D.C.)

The Amputee Coalition (AC) recently announced its 2023 board of directors. John Register, a two-time Paralympian and Paralympic Games silver medalist and chief executive officer of Inspired Communications International, was named executive chair of the board of directors. Other members of the Executive Committee are Vice Chair-elect William Perno, MBA, FACHE, vice president for ambulatory care at Centra Health; Treasurer R. Carter Wood III, CPA, chief financial officer for Buchanan & Edwards; Secretary David S. Sanders, partner at Foley & Lardner LLP; and immediate past Chair Lorraine Riche, president of Bloom Health Centers.

The AC board of directors full roster also includes Seth McLaughlin, founder and president of Springfield Advisors; Justin Moore, PT, DPT, chief executive officer of the American Physical Therapy Association; Carrie Davis, vice president of patient experience for Hanger Clinic; Chad Jerdee, JD, retired global lead of responsible business, corporate sustainability, and citizenship at Accenture; and Matthew Swiggum, MBA, president and chief executive officer of Proteor USA.

“Our board of directors are tireless advocates for the limb loss and limb difference community and recently redefined the organization’s vision and mission to ensure greater impact for those we serve,” said Cass Isidro, president and chief executive officer of the Amputee Coalition. “I’m excited about uplifting this new direction in collaboration with these dedicated leaders to advance our work to support the 2.7 million Americans living with limb loss or limb difference.”

The board of directors approved a new vision for the organization: a world where the limb loss and limb difference community thrives. They reimagined the organization’s mission to support, educate, and advocate for people impacted by limb loss and limb difference. They also redefined the organization’s values.

  • We have an unwavering commitment to serve
  • We win as a team
  • We see you!
  • We actively innovate
  • We are consciously committed
  • Our stories inspire!

The full vision, mission, and value statements are available at

“I can confidently state the time we invested as a board in reflecting on the current and future state of the Amputee Coalition has been invaluable. By fortifying our vision, mission, and values, we have paved the way for even greater success in the days ahead. Given the current healthcare climate, the Amputee Coalition’s work has never been more vital. I am proud to say we are poised at the precipice to expand our reach, amplify our voice, and hit new heights,” said Executive Board Chair John Register.

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Amputee Coalition: The Leading Voice on Limb Loss and Limb Difference
The Amputee Coalition is the only national nonprofit that serves all individuals who experience limb loss or limb difference. We are dedicated to ensuring that no one faces limb loss alone. Our mission is to support, educate, and advocate for people impacted by limb loss and limb difference. We work to provide vital resources to people with limb loss and limb difference, as well as their families and caregivers. With these resources, they can recover, readjust, and live the life they most want to live. Learn more at