Your Government Affairs Advocate for Quality Orthotic & Prosthetic Patient Care
Board of Directors
“We have a very dedicated group of volunteer leaders. I have often said that our Board of Directors are like the conscience of the O&P profession. I am honored to have been involved with NAAOP since our inception, and I look forward to our continued efforts on Capitol Hill in the 118th Congress (2023-2024).”
- George W. Breece, Executive Director, NAAOP
Maggie Baumer, JD
Maggie Baumer, JD is an attorney licensed to practice in both New York and Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University in 2004 and her Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2011. She has served in advocacy positions for several health care organizations including the Long Term Care Community Coalition and the Office of the New York State Attorney General (Health Care Bureau) in New York City. Most recently, she became a member of the Trauma Survivors Network Advisory Board (2014 to present) and the American Trauma Society’s Board of Directors (2016). She currently serves as Area Clinic Business Manager, Hanger Clinic – Massachusetts, educating practitioners on the latest prosthetic technology, as well as a Certified Peer Visitor Coordinator for the AMPOWER program, a peer-to-peer network designed to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.
NAAOP Vice President
Ann Leimkuehler Moss is the President of Union Orthotics & Prosthetics. Union Orthotics & Prosthetics has eleven offices and sixty three employee’s serving western Pennsylvania. Ann is a 3rd generation O&P professional and currently owns and operates the business along with her brother Peter Leimkuehler, CPO and sister Laura Mullin, CPO. Prior to assuming the position as President of Union Orthotics & Prosthetics, Ann served as Vice-President/General Manager, Administrative Manager and Patient Care Coordinator. Ann is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and Business Administration. Ann has stated that today’s top challenge for the O&P profession is healthcare legislation and regulation and that NAAOP’s advocacy and mission is critical in shaping the future of O&P.
Secretary / Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Glenn Crumpton, CPO, LPO is President of Alabama Artificial Limb and Orthopedic Service, Inc in Montgomery, Alabama. AAL&OS is a private practice with offices in Montgomery, Opelika, Dothan and Selma. Glenn has spent his life in orthotics and prosthetics and is active in advocacy for the physically challenged. As a third generation prosthetist/orthotist, he has had the opportunity to witness the dramatic changes and advances in the O&P world that allow for remarkable results never before possible, while maintaining a connection with traditional methods and techniques for those who desire it.
Glenn’s time spent in graduate school for prosthetics and orthotics at Northwestern University in the late 1980’s and subsequent educational opportunities combined with over 30 years of experience in prosthetics and orthotics allow him to address the needs of his patients on many different levels to suit their needs and desires. Glenn was instrumental in the establishment of a licensure law in Alabama in 2002.
Glenn’s family is a major part of his life and he enjoys many activities with his daughters; Sara, Jordan and Emilee and his wife, Jennifer. Glenn is also a devoted Auburn Tigers and Atlanta Falcons football fan.
NAAOP Past President
Thomas Guth, CP is the Chief Prosthetist for the RGP Prosthetic Research Center and is a founding member of NAAOP. With over forty-five years of experience in the prosthetic industry, Tom dedicated his career to developing new ways to increase the quality of life and comfort of amputees. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/History from San Diego State University and later postgraduate courses in Prosthetics at New York University and University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Guth went to work for his father at RGP Prosthetic Research Center. He was the founding Director of the California Orthotic and Prosthetic Association from 1978 – 1980, President of the California Orthotic and Prosthetic Association from 1980 – 1982, and is the Director Emeritus for NAAOP
Ben Auzenne is the North American Vice President for Blatchford US headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio. He has a master’s degree in organizational diagnosis and change management from the Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the College of William and Mary, where he was a six-time USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-American Gymnast.
Jeff Cain, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Cain is a family physician and clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a past chair of the board of directors of the Amputee Coalition. After leading the effort to pass the nation’s first parity law in 2001 in Colorado, he was the founding chair of the Amputees Coalition’s Advocacy Committee whose efforts have resulted in the passage of prosthetic access laws in 21 states and the introduction of bipartisan federal prosthetic insurance legislation.
Nathan J. Kapa
Nathan J. Kapa, CP is presently the President of the Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Association and is a partner in Baranek & Kapa Prosthetics in Flint, Michigan. Nathan has been extremely active in O&P advocacy with the Michigan State Legislature and Michigan Congressional Delegation. Nathan is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, NUPOC.
Adam Miller is president of the Orthotics Prosthetics Group of American (OPGA) within VGM & Associates of Waterloo, Iowa. He was previously the Director of National Accounts for VGM Insurance. Adam has a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from the University of Northern Iowa. Adam graciously steps in as a member of the NAAOP Board after the untimely passing of Todd Eagan, a leader in NAAOP for many years.
Steven Miller is the regional vice president southeast for Hanger, Austin, Texas. He has been with Hanger for 25 years serving in numerous leadership roles. He is a graduate of Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and is nationally recognized as an expert in rotationplasty and has two patents for prosthetic products. He is a Georgia Society Orthotics and Prosthetics board member, a Georgia Composite Medical board member, and a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.
Paul E. Prusakowski
NAAOP Past President
Paul E. Prusakowski, CPO, FAAOP is the owner of Gainesville Prosthetics, an independent private practice in Gainesville Florida; President of O&P Digital Technologies, the developers of oandp.com; and lead architect of OPIE practice management / electronic medical records software. Mr. Prusakowski is the former Secretary/Treasurer of NAAOP; former president of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists; founder and moderator of OANDP-L, the global listserv for the O&P profession; co-founder and Director of the Digital Resource Foundation for the Orthotic and Prosthetic Community, www.drfop.org; and serves as adjunct faculty at Georgia Tech O&P program and St. Petersburg O&P program. He was actively involved in the establishment of a licensure law in the state of Florida in 1995. He is a 1992 Graduate of Florida International University O&P program. Mr. Prusakowski lectures nationally and internationally on clinical, computer technology, and business related topics in O&P.
Michael Rayer, CP is the managing partner for Prosthetic Innovations, a prosthetics only practice located in Crum Lynne, PA. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the Newington Certificate Program in Prosthetics. He is an ABC Certified Prosthetist and is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
Christian Robinson is the Executive Vice President B&S and Össur Americas. He previously served as Senior Vice President at Össur, responsible for the Össur Americas supplier business. Christian is a graduate from Brigham Young University and Harvard Law School. Since joining Össur in 2012, Christian has served in a number of executive positions, including General Counsel Americas and VP Finance Americas. Prior to joining Össur Christian practiced corporate law with global law firm Paul Hastings LLP with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.
Gordon Stevens, CPO, is currently President of Baker O&P Texas, which is part of Bulow Clinic Partners. Prior to merging with Bulow Clinic Partners group in June of 2014, Gordon was owner of Baker Orthotics & Prosthetics. He purchased this practice in 2001. Gordon currently practices in both upper and lower extremity prosthetics drawing from his background as the clinical director of NovaCare/Hangerï¿½s upper extremity program. Gordon graduated from the UT Southwestern O&P program and has over 20 years of direct orthotic and prosthetic experience. In 1995, Gordon was the recipient of the NovaCare Chairman’s award. He continues to sit on the advisory board for Otto Bock since 2008 and the advisory board for Össur since 2012. Gordon has been asked to serve as a clinical expert at Össur’s national sales meeting for the last two years. As a strong believer in research in the field of O&P, Gordon is an investigator on a study that was recently awarded the Thrandhardt lecture series award at the AOPA national assembly in 2014.
Brittany Stresing, CPO, FAAOP is a Nationally Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist, and is the Founder and President of LimBionics of Durham. Brittany acquired her passion for the profession during her early teenage years as she received orthotic treatment for scoliosis, leg length discrepancy and other spinal issues. Brittany was able to learn a great deal through her medical and orthotic treatment. Brittany attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for her Prosthetic and Orthotic education and then moved to North Carolina for her residency and then continue on into private practice in North Carolina.
Brittany is currently the President for the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists, Prosthetists, and Pedorthists. In 2015 Brittany was awarded the Triangle Business Journal 2015 Healthcare Hero Rising Star award as well as the Gold Stevie International Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015, Silver Stevie International Award for Young Female Entrepreneur, and was featured as one of Durham’s Women of Achievement in 2015. In 2016 she has been selected to be a part of the Forbes 30 under 30. Brittany has been a guest lecturer and location for clinical rotations for the Physical Therapy students and the Biomedical Engineering department at Duke University as well as that she assists with many adaptive sports programs. She is a residency site director and greatly enjoys educating the future practitioners.
Brittany has taken her own health issues and made it her life goal to ensure the best individualized care and devices are created and provided to those in need. She enjoys helping to advance the profession in patient care as well as legislatively.
Kevin A. Symms
Kevin A. Symms, CO, BOCPO, LPO is a recognized subject matter expert and educator in medical device reimbursement and in providing technical and clinical support in the form of clinical documentation, medical necessity, pre-auth, appeal and ALJ. After a successful career in both Clinical and Executive positions with Hanger, Kevin started a Minnesota based consulting firm, OandPServe LLC, and he consults with Orthotic and Prosthetic providers and manufacturers nationwide.
Regina Weger, is a recognized 30-year leader in the Orthotic and Prosthetic industry and former Senior Vice President for Hanger, Inc. who served as a member of their Executive Operating Team.
In her role at Hanger, she held the position of President, Products and Services where she had the honor of serving independent O&P businesses at SPS [Southern Prosthetic Supply], along with allied health care professionals at Accelerated Care Plus. Regina is an exceptional, accomplished and recognized leader in the O&P [orthotics and prosthetics] profession most known for developing successful strategic partnerships with a customer-focused growth approach.
Regina attended Brenau University and started her career in the Orthotics and Prosthetics industry in 1992 at JE Hanger Southeast in Alpharetta, Georgia. She is a 2015 recipient of the JE Hanger Leadership Award, and a leader/mentor for Women in O&P Leadership.
Peter W. Thomas
NAAOP General Counsel
Peter W. Thomas is the Managing Partner and President of the law firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, P.C., a Washington, DC law firm specializing in health care and education. Peter focuses his practice on health care law, legislation and regulation, medical and vocational rehabilitation, and disability law and policy. He has served since 1991as General Counsel to the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP), a national non-profit association of orthotic and prosthetic providers and routinely advises O&P businesses and practitioners on the billing, fraud and abuse, and regulatory requirements of Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurers. Peter is also the Legislative Counsel for the O&P Alliance which is made up of the five leading O&P organizations in America. He routinely writes articles for industry publications and has been the lead attorney teaching an industry course on O&P compliance with federal and state health care laws. Mr. Thomas is admitted to practice law in New York State and Washington, D.C. and attended Boston College and Georgetown University Law Center.
George W. Breece
NAAOP Executive Director
George W. Breece is the current and founding executive director of NAAOP. Since 1987, Mr. Breece has worked to preserve NAAOP’s unique role as a trusted government relations advocate for professional O&P patient care. Breece’s professional experience includes being a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives; former Vice President of Special Projects for the National Cable Television Association and worked for Ted Turner, Turner Broadcasting System Inc. in Washington D.C. Breece is very active in his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. and is currently Director Emeritus for the Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. He hosted radio and television shows for years with Cumulus Broadcasting and Time Warner Cable. Breece is a former member and Chairman of the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission and he is a recipient of “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine” which is North Carolinas highest civic award. George is also a Director Emeritus for North Carolinas State Capitol Foundation. He is a member of the Hay Street United Methodist Church and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Atlantic Christian College and served three years active duty in the United States Army Mortuary Branch. Breece is married to Dena D. Breece, PhD, CPA who is a Professor at the University of North Carolina Pembroke.