Our
Leadership

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 remember those who have contributed to that success.

Past Presidents

Rachel A. Friddle-Johnson, CPO

2020

Larry D. Word, CPO, FAAOP

2019

Deborah Merritt Plescia, CPO

2018

Eric Ramcharran, CPO

2017

Christopher J. Fairman, CPO

2016

James H. Wynne, CPO, FAAOP

2015

Curt A. Bertram, CPO, FAAOP

2014

Timothy E. Miller, CPO

2013

Donald D. Virostek, CPO

2012

John M. Kenney, CPO, FAAOP

2011

Donald D. Doty, Jr., CPO

2010

Robert S. Lin, CPO, FAAOP

2009

Michael J. Allen, CPO, FAAOP

2008

Stephen B. Fletcher, CPO

2007

Jeffery J. Yakovich, CO

2006

William W. DeToro, CO, FAAOP

2005

Franklin E. Friddle, Jr., CO, FAAOP

2004

Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO

2003

Steven R. Whiteside, CO, FAAOP

2002

John H. Reynolds, CPO, FAAOP

2001

William J. Barringer, CO, FAAOP

2000

William D. Beiswenger, CPO, FAAOP

1999

Charles H. Prithman, CPO, FAAOP

1998

Donald W. Holmes, CPO

1997

Thomas R. Bart, CO

1996

Dwain R. Faso, CO

1995

John D. McNeill, CPO

1994

Dennis E. Clark, CPO

1993

Wm. C. Neumann, CPO

1992

R. Michael Russell, CPO, FAAOP

1991

Hugh J. Panton, CPO

1990

Gregory S. Gruman

1989

Paul V. Murka, CPO

1988

Jon P. Leimkuehler, CPO

1987

Michael A. Lewis, CPO

1986

Ronald F. Altman, CPO

1985

Ben L. Pulzzi, CP

1984

James Fenton, CPO

1983

Jack Gold, CPO

1982

Ivan R. Sabel, CPO

1981

H.E. (Ted) Tharnhardt, CPO

1980

Junior Odom, CP

1979

Roy Snelson, CPO

1978

Charles H. Dankmeyer, Jr., CPO

1977

Wade L. Barghausen, CPO

1976

William B. Smith, CO

1975

Robert F. Hayes, CP

1974

Donald L. Colwell, CP

1973

J.D. Ferguson, CPO

1972

Robert E. Fannin, Sr., CO (E)

1971

Sam Hamontree, CP

1970

Ralph R. Snell CPO

1969

Paul Leimkuehler, CP

1968

Bert T. Titus

1967

Durward Coon, CPO

1966

Theodore Smith

1965

George Lambert, CPO

1964

Richard Bidwell

1963

Dr. Roy Hoover

1962

Howard R. Tharnhardt, CP

1960-1961

Dr. Roy Hoover

1958-1959

Carlton Fillauer, CPO

1957

Dr. Robert Mazet, Jr.

1956

Lucius Trautman, CPO

1955

Daniel A. McKeever, CP

1953-1954

Chester C. Haddan, CPO

1940-1952

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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

Amputee Coalition Virtual National Conference September 29 - October 3 Annual conference of the Coalition for those with limb differences