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.
Andrew B. Francis
Director of Systems & Community Engagement
Primary contact for all technical issues related to the Academy database, website, and Online Learning Center. Directly engaged in promoting the O&P professions involvement in the online O&P community. Contact for Academy Scientific Societies.
Diane G. Ragusa
Director of Meetings & Events
Primary contact for the Academy Annual Meeting, exhibit sales, general meeting information, and the golf tournament.
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.
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.