ABC’s strength is in its people...

Since our inception in 1948, ABC has been the leader in orthotic and prosthetic certification and accreditation. Take a moment to meet the people that make our success possible.


Board of Directors

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Anthony C. Ward, CPO


Edgewood, KY

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Brett R. Saunders, CPO, FAAOP


Lady Lake, FL

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Richard A. Babcock, CO


Franklin, TN

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Dennis W. Dillard, C.Ped., CTO


Hanna City, IL

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Rachel A. Friddle-Johnson, CPO

Immediate Past President

Honea Path, SC

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Deborah J. Curtis, CFo, CFm


Fruitland Park, FL

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Kevin W. Hill, CPO


Ardmore, OK

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Michael D. Hoffman, CFo


Chicago, IL

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William Lester, CPO


Lexington, KY

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Mark A. Rodriguez, CPO


Azusa, CA

Photo of Larry D. Word, CPO, FAAOP

Larry D. Word, CPO, FAAOP


Jackson, MS

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Michelle A. Yakaboski, CPO


Wading River, NY

Photo of Colleen P. Coulter, PT, DPT, PhD

Colleen P. Coulter, PT, DPT, PhD

Public Member

Atlanta, GA

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Anthony Sertick, Jr., JD

Public Member

Youngstown, OH

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Catherine A. Carter, M.A.

Executive Director

Alexandria, VA

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Latest AbC NEWS

2021 OPERF/ABC Student and Resident Award Recipients Announced

OPERF and ABC are proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 OPERF/ABC Student Award for Academic Achievement and Resident Travel Award. Congratulations to these outstanding students and residents!

Important Dates

Written and Simulation Certification Exams April 12 - April 18 Over 350 Locations Nationwide