Chellie Hollis Blondes
Ex-officio member of the Academy Board of Directors. Primary contact for general matters pertaining to the O&P profession, including government affairs and media contacts. Supervises the Academy staff.
Manisha S. Bhaskar
Senior Director of Communications & Development
Primary resource for the Academy’s membership recruitment/retention and marketing and communications initiatives. Develops Academy publications, including contributing to, advertising in, or sponsoring the Academy TODAY and the JPO.
Director of Finance & HR
Primary contact for accounts payable, human resources, and office
Director of Meetings & Events
Primary contact for the Academy Annual Meeting, exhibit sales, general meeting information, and the golf tournament. Serves as liaison to the Academy Chapters.
Technical Operations & Website Engineer
Primary contact for all technical issues related to the Academy database, website, and Online Learning Center. Directly engaged in promoting member involvement in the online O&P community.
Primary contact for the Fellow program and providing content for Academy education programs including the Paul E. Leimkuehler Online Learning Center (OLC), the Academy Annual Meeting, and One-Day Seminars. Serves as liaison to the Education Development Council and staff contact for the Scientific Societies.
Nia Bailey, MBA
Council, Committee & Project Specialist
Primary contact for the Professional Issues and Research Council. Serves as staff contact for OPERF, the Academy Chapters, the Women in O&P and Student Resident Committees, the Mentoring Program, and scholarships.
Member Services Coordinator
Primary customer service contact for issues related to new and renewing members, the Academy bookstore, and career awareness.