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Press Release: Amputee Coalition Welcomes New Members to 2022 Board of Directors

Feb 24, 2022 |

The Amputee Coalition welcomes its new 2022 Board of Directors. Lorraine Riche, MPA, president of Psych Associates of Maryland, an outpatient mental health organization, takes the helm as the board chair. Three new members join Riche on the 2022 AC Board of Directors: Carrie Davis, vice president of Patient Experience at Hanger Clinic; David S. Sanders, partner with Foley & Lardner, LLP; and R. Carter Wood III, C.P.A., chief financial officer of Buchanan & Edwards.


Lorraine RicheLorraine Riche, MPA
Lorraine Riche, MPA, serves as the president of Psych Associates of Maryland, an outpatient mental health organization whose purpose is to ensure that no one should ever feel alone and that societal health hinges on mental health. With more than 20 years of experience working in healthcare, Riche brings both a clinical and operational perspective from a variety of healthcare settings, including physical, behavioral, and mental health. She also specializes in acute care, ambulatory care, and community-based arenas.

Riche has had several leadership roles: she served as the president of Acorn Health a national ABA company providing services for children and adolescences in over 7 states. She served as the chief operating officer of PT Solutions, an Atlanta-based rehabilitation company. She served as vice-president at Clinovations: The Advisory Board Company, based in Washington D.C., vice-president of operations and later senior vice-president of operations for Prospira Pain Care (“Prospira”) in Roswell, and assistant vice-president of Ambulatory Services. Riche previously founded Physiotherapy Associates, an independent practice which served as one of the largest private practices in the community. She began her career in healthcare as a staff physiotherapist.

Riche holds a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in health policy from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia; a bachelor’s degree in medical rehabilitation with a concentration in physical therapy from the University of Manitoba in Manitoba, Canada; and a diploma in mechanical diagnosis and therapy from McKenzie Institute International. She has served as a CARF surveyor in Medical Rehabilitation for over 16 years.

Question: What do you hope to accomplish for the limb loss/limb difference community during your tenure on the board?

Answer: Our work at the Amputee Coalition plays a vital role in providing resources, access, and connections for individuals living with limb loss and limb difference to live meaningful lives. It is imperative for our community members to live functionally, independent lives in which they are the author of what’s meaningful. By helping our constituents remain engaged citizens, it builds stronger, healthier, and connected communities and ensure the needs of the people who live in them are well served. During my tenure as board chair, I will ensure the organization is resourced and supported to advance this important work.


Carrie DavisCarrie Davis
Carrie Davis is a nationally recognized leader in patient experience and organizational transformation through empathy and servant leadership. As the vice president of Patient Experience at Hanger Clinic, she designs, implements, and manages programs to help create positive outcomes for patients, families, and employees. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and her master’s degree from Gonzaga University in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Servant-Leadership. She is the recipient of the J.E. Hanger Award for Customer Service and the Margaret Golding Award for Service for her work with Inner Wheel.  Her award-winning project  provides myoelectric arms to children who have limb loss or limb difference. She is a two-time para-triathlon national champion and recipient of the Disability Matters Marketplace Award for her organizational work in advocacy and mentorship and shared her passion for service on the TEDx stage.

As a co-leader on the Hanger Clinic Digital Engagement Strategy Team, Davis works to deploy digital tools to help improve ease of access to care and care team job satisfaction. She also holds leadership positions and serves on several strategic leadership councils to include the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the IGNITE Women in Leadership Council, the Operations Review Committee, the Hanger Advocacy Council, and the Hanger Clinic Quality Committee. She oversees a nationwide Net Promoter Score program at over 800 clinic locations to gain deep insight into patient experience. She also serves as a peer mentor in the upper limb community, oversees Hanger Clinic’s AMPOWER program, participates as volunteer and support group leader at Camp No Limits and co-authored the No Limits Foundation’s Inspire Program.

Question: What do you hope to accomplish for the limb loss/limb difference community during your tenure on the board?

Answer: I will continue to advocate for all people living with limb loss or limb difference to have positive patient experiences with their care team.


David SandersDavid S. Sanders
David S. Sanders is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and serves as the managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is also the vice-chair of the firm’s Business Law Department and co-chair of the Trade Secret/Noncompete Specialty Practice. From 2010 through 2017, Sanders served as co-chair of the firm’s Transactional & Securities Practice. As part of his practice, Sanders counsels medical device and healthcare clients on matters involving formation, operation and growth, as well as employment matters. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (JD, 1995) and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan (BA, 1992). Sanders has been recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 for his work in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital. He is a recipient of the Foley & Lardner Carl Hitchner Mentor of the Year Award; an annual award to recognize outstanding mentoring to young attorneys by partners and senior counsel (2009). He is also a recipient of the “Stars For Children” award (2003) in recognition of his individual achievements and philanthropic generosity on behalf of The Children’s Charities Foundation, Inc. He serves on Foley’s Recruiting Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Question: What do you hope to accomplish for the limb loss/limb difference community during your tenure on the board?

Answer: Unfettered access to care, technology, and devices that encourages and enhances our constituency’s ability to live their lives at 100% of what they want them to be.


Carter WoodCarter Wood III, C.P.A.
Carter Wood III, C.P.A. serves as the chief financial officer of Buchanan & Edwards (BE), a government contractor, located in McLean, VA, that provides IT consulting services to the federal government. With more than 22 years of experience supporting both private and publicly held entities, and nearly 10 years at BE, Wood brings a variety of leadership expertise to Amputee Coalition in areas such as financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, business system implementations, strategic planning and analysis, human resources, talent development, and treasury management.

Wood, a native Virginian, graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a bachelor’s degree and a concentration in accounting. He has been an active C.P.A. in Virginia since 2001. In 2013, he was a finalist for the Washington Business Journal’s CFO of the Year and in 2021, he was a founding member of the Washington Executive CFO Council. Wood is also affiliated with the American Institute of C.P.A.s, the Virginia Society of C.P.A.s, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Wood is a “Symes” amputee, losing his left foot in a lawnmower accident at the age of 4. He is passionate about connecting with others, and especially with fellow amputees. Wood feels fortunate for the opportunity to offer his professional expertise to an organization in which he also feels personally invested.

Question: What do you hope to accomplish for the limb loss/limb difference community during your tenure on the board?

Answer: As a board member, one of my biggest goals will be to increase awareness of AC, and the benefits and services that AC offers, to the Health Care Provider community, the amputee community, and families/friends of the amputee community. I wish I had known about AC earlier in life! I will also encourage AC to strengthen partnerships with other organizations that support amputees (i.e., Wounded Warrior Project), with the goal of broadening AC’s outreach and impact.