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Spotlighting Women in O&P: Arlene Gillis, CP, LPO, MEd, FAAOP
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Each quarter we will feature a prominent female leader in the orthotics and prosthetics profession and archive previous features through this page. Please continue to check back frequently as new leaders will be in the spot light.

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Arlene Gillis, CP, LPO, MEd, FAAOP

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Arlene Gillis, CP, LPO, MEd, FAAOP

Arlene Gillis, CP, LPO, MEd, FAAOP, has worked in orthotics and prosthetics for 22 years. She helped to open the J.E. Hanger College of Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College and serves as its program director. With Arlene as director, the program has begun granting master's degrees through a consortium with Florida State University.

She hopes that her involvement in various O&P boards and committees has an impact not only on promotion of the profession, but the patients and families who it serves. Her vision is to encourage communications between educators and practitioners that lead to the creation of best practices.

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