RESNA Welcomes New Board Members

Five new members have joined the board of directors for the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).

The three board members elected by the membership of RESNA will serve three-year terms, while two additional board members who were appointed by RESNA President Ray Grott, MA, ATP, RET, will serve one-year terms.

The elected board members are Mary Ellen Buning, Ph.D., OTR/L, ATP/SMS, assistant professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.; Carmen DiGiovine, Ph.D., ATP/SMS, RET, rehabilitation engineer and clinical associate professor, occupational therapy division, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ohio State University; and Meghan Donahue, MS, ATP, rehabilitation engineer, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin Stout.

The two appointed board members are Doug Gayton, MMM, CD, RCA, ATP, who is now retired but has extensive experience in facility- and community-based rehabilitation focused on spinal cord injury and acquired brain injury; and Cindi Pichler, ATP, CRC, assistive technology specialist at Independence First, an independent living center in Milwaukee.

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