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:
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
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
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
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:
clinician who’s become an expert in complex rehab technology
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
Lois Brown, MPT, ATP, Invacare
Look for Lois to weigh in on clinical
articles, including next issue’s cover
story on holistic seating solutions.
Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP, Quantum
Having worked with a range of
clients in clinical settings, Jay’s experience
comprises strategies for both adults and
James Hartman, Custom Healthcare:
A “regional” provider with a progressive
outlook, James’ areas of expertise include
business management, education and
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
Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP,
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of
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
Her knowledge of home accessibility
gives her clinical expertise an extra