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Your 2012 MM Editorial Advisory Board

While Mobility Management is now in its 11th year in print, there are still times when the air becomes a little too thick with HCPCS codes, policy acronyms or terminology from anatomy books.

That’s when I realize I need help.

That’s why our editorial advisory board is crucial.

These experts have agreed not only to share their wisdom and experience, but also to do so at a moment’s notice.

They’re volunteers who help us out in addition to doing their “day jobs,” which means they often answer my e-mails and pen their columns during long evenings and working weekends. I’m grateful they’re on our side.

Areas of Expertise

Advisory board members are chosen for specific areas of expertise. Returning to the board this year:

Patrick Boardman, Active American Mobility:
Having spent time in the trenches as an RTS, he now is involved with educating ATPs and reaching out to the community of users.

Ann Eubank, UsersFirst Alliance:
An OT who has since earned a master’s degree in social work, all the better to lead the UsersFirst charge.

Rick Graver, Medtech Services:
A complex rehab provider who also has worked with CMS in various capacities, such as membership in the Noridian Provider Outreach & Education Advisory Group.

Rita Hostak, Sunrise Medical:
With power mobility device demonstration projects and round 2 of competitive bidding coming on at the same time, we’ll need her inside knowledge of funding and policy.

Julie Jackson, Invacare Corp.:
Understands complex rehab technology needs from both the clinical and the product management sides.

Mark Leita, The SCOOTER Store:
A mobility policy expert with inside knowledge of what’s happening in Washington, D.C.

Amy Morgan, Permobil:
For her clinical expertise in standing regimens and her passion for helping every pediatric client to reach physical, social and emotional potentials.

Julie Piriano, Pride Mobility Products/Quantum Rehab:
A clinician who’s become an expert in complex rehab technology funding.

Mark Smith, Wheelchairjunkie.com:
A seating & mobility consumer since childhood, he has a first-hand understanding of accessibility, advocacy and technology.

Stephanie Tanguay, Motion Concepts:
She’s a clinician who’s worked for a major complex rehab provider and now works for a manufacturer specializing in complex positioning.

Cody Verrett, ATG Rehab:
Was on the manufacturing side, now the VP of sales & marketing.

New to the Board for 2012:

And because some board members’ stints are drawing to a close, we’re welcoming the following experts to our panel:

Josh Anderson, TiLite:
An ultralightweight chair user since his youth, Josh combines hands-on technology experiences with marketing and sales expertise.

Lois Brown, MPT, ATP, Invacare Corp.:
Look for Lois to weigh in on clinical articles, including next issue’s cover story on holistic seating solutions.

Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP, Quantum Rehab:
Having worked with a range of clients in clinical settings, Jay’s experience comprises strategies for both adults and kids.

James Hartman, Custom Healthcare:
A “regional” provider with a progressive outlook, James’ areas of expertise include business management, education and marketing.

Scott Lopez, OTR/L, ATP, United Seating & Mobility:
As VP of business development, Scott brings both management and clinical expertise to the board.

Sharon Pratt, PT, Sunrise Medical:
A clinical education director, Sharon is a popular conference presenter with international experience.

Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa:
The chair of RESNA’s Wheeled Mobility & Seating Special Interest Group, Lauren’s passions include maximizing independent mobility for children.

Jean Sayre, OTS, ATP, The Comfort Company:
Her knowledge of home accessibility gives her clinical expertise an extra environmental dimension.

This article originally appeared in the January 2012 issue of Mobility Management.

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