Amputee Coalition Expands Its Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee

Amputee Coalition Staff


The Amputee Coalition has named three new members to its Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee (SciMAC), expanding the committee to 15 members. Joining in August 2012 are: Troy Turner, David Dunville and Stella Sieber. Each will serve for a three-year term.

Stepping off the committee is Charlie Steele, whose term has expired. Steele continues to serve on the Coalition's board of directors.

"I am delighted that Troy, David and Stella are joining the SciMAC team. The depth of their backgrounds and expertise will prove invaluable to the Coalition," said Kendra Calhoun, president & CEO of the Amputee Coalition. "I also would like to thank Charlie for his dedication and years of service to SciMAC. His continued support and passion for the Coalition's mission is greatly appreciated."

SciMAC serves as a resource to the nonprofit organization by contributing clinical and scientific expertise in the development, implementation and evaluation of Coalition programs, research and policy initiatives.

Sieber and Dunville will serve as consumer representatives. Turner will serve as a military and prosthetics research representative.

Turner is the research portfolio manager for Advanced Prosthetics and Neural Engineering at the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. He resides in Frederick, Maryland.

Sieber is an Amputee Coalition-certified peer visitor trainer and a Promoting Amputee Life Skills (PALS) trainer. She is also a support group leader of the Triangle Amputee Support (TAS) Devils in Durham, North Carolina.

Dunville is an Amputee Coalition-certified peer visitor. He is an amputee support coordinator for H-Care, Hurley/Benson's Medical Equipment, Inc. Dunville is also president of the Amputee Firefighters Association. He lives in Hartland, Michigan.

"It is my sincere hope that as part of the SciMAC we can improve the lives of amputees by informing, educating, supporting and empowering them and their healthcare teams to lead healthy and productive lives," said Sieber.