For Immediate Release
Contact: Jerrica Thurman, Director, Communications, email@example.com
(February 24, 2022, Washington, D.C.) The Amputee Coalition (AC) 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 Chair of the 2022 AC Board of Directors. 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. She has held several leadership roles in health care including, president of Acorn Health; chief operating officer of PT Solutions, an Atlanta-based rehabilitation company; vice-president at Clinovations: The Advisory Board Company; senior vice-president of operations for Prospira Pain Care (“Prospira”); and assistant vice-president of Ambulatory Services. Riche previously founded Physiotherapy Associates.
“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,” said Riche. “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.”
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 and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner, LLP; and R. Carter Wood III, C.P.A., chief financial officer of Buchanan & Edwards.
Davis is a nationally recognized leader in patient experience and organizational transformation. At Hanger Clinic, she designs, implements, and manages programs to help create positive outcomes for patients, families, and employees. Davis 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 and their project that provides myoelectric arms to children. 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.
Sanders serves as the managing partner of his 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, he 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 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. He is also a recipient of the “Stars For Children” award in recognition of his individual achievements and philanthropic generosity on behalf of The Children’s Charities Foundation, Inc. Sanders currently serves on Foley’s Recruiting Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Wood holds more than 22 years of experience supporting both private and publicly held entities. He 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. He is a “Symes” amputee and aims to increase awareness of the benefits and services that AC offers to the health care provider community, the amputee community, and families and friends of the amputee community.
“We are grateful for this stellar group of volunteer leaders to steer the strategic direction of the Amputee Coalition this year as we make bold, transformative change in our community,” said Mary Richards, CEO and President of the Amputee Coalition. “Our board of directors are tireless advocates for all people affected by limb loss and limb difference and I’m confident under Lorraine Riche’s leadership that our efforts will continue to expand and make greater impact.”
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 reach out and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through support, education, advocacy, and prevention. 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 www.amputee-coalition.org.