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 marketing and communications initiatives. Develops Academy publications, including contributing to, advertising in, or sponsoring the Academy TODAY and the JPO. Primary contact for the Academy Annual Meeting, exhibit sales, and general meeting information.
Director of Finance & HR
Primary contact for accounts payable, human resources, and office
Lisa Silverman, MA
Director of Education
Primary contact for all education programming and promotion of the Academy Annual Meeting, One-Day Seminars, Hanger Education Fair, Online Learning Center (OLC), Certificate Programs for Professional Development, Fellow of the Academy and Fellow with Distinction programs, Exam Preparation Seminars, and JPO and Academy TODAY quizzes.
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.
Associate Director of Membership
Primary resource for the Academy’s membership recruitment/retention initiatives. Serves as the liaison to the Academy’s Chapters and Scientific Societies.
Meetings & Membership Coordinator
Primary customer service contact for issues related to new and renewing members, the Academy bookstore, and career awareness.