BRETT R. SAUNDERS, CPO, FAAOP, of Orlando, Fla. has been volunteering with ABC for 24 years. As an integral part of the Facility Accreditation Committee, he has worked to establish and maintain the standards of ABC’s Facility Accreditation program. He is also an active Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinical Patient Management (CPM) examiner and exam site coordinator. Brett entered the O&P profession in 1981 as a technician for Bremer Brace Company in Orlando, Fla. After graduating from Florida International University’s Prosthetic and Orthotic program in 1991, he pursued certification from ABC and earned his certified prosthetist-orthotist credential in 1993. Brett has also served on the St. Petersburg College’s J.E. Hanger College of O&P’s advisory committee and received a gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists in 2013. He has worked as a practitioner in the Central Florida area for many years and owns and practices at Saunders Prosthetics and Orthotics Group in Lady Lake, Fla.
“I am honored to be named ABC Board President and look forward to contributing to the growth of ABC and the profession through this new and exciting leadership opportunity. I began volunteering because I wanted to give back to the profession and have a positive impact. As ABC President, I have one of the greatest opportunities yet to make a difference and I am committed to doing just that.”