- The Academy
(202) 380-3663 ext. 205
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.
(202) 380-3663 ext. 210
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.
(202) 380-3663 ext. 208
Diane G. Ragusa
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.
(202) 380-3663 ext. 207
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.
(202) 380-3663 ext. 203
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.
(202) 380-3663 ext. 212
Member Services Coordinator
Primary customer service contact for issues related to new and renewing members, the Academy bookstore, and career awareness.