Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee

Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

David M. Crandell, MD
Medical Director
Amputee Program
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Charlestown, MA

Podiatry & Amputation Prevention

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Psychology and Pain

Roberta Cone, Psy.D.
Costa Mesa, CA

Orthotics and Prosthetics

Bruce “Mac” McClellan, CPO, LPO, FISPO, FAAOP
Prosthetic-Orthotic Associates of East Texas, Inc.
Tyler, TX

Troy Farnsworth, CP, FAAOP
Vice President
Upper Extremity Prosthetic Program
Hanger Clinic
San Antonio, TX

Prosthetic Research

M. Jason Highsmith, PT, DPT, PhD, CP, FAAOP
Assistant Director, Research and Surveillance
Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence
U.S. Department of Defense
Department of Veterans Affairs
Tampa, FL

Community Programs

Stella Sieber
Amputee Coalition Peer Visitor/Trainer
PALS trainer (Promoting Amputee Life Skills)
Support Group Leader (Triangle Area, NC)
Durham, NC

David J. Dunville
President, Amputee Firefighters Association
Certified Peer Visitor
Flint, MI

Orthopedic Surgery

Donald Gajewski, MD
Asheville, NC

Physical Therapy

Carol A. Miller PT, PhD, GCS
Professor & Director of Clinical Education
Department of Physical Therapy
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus
Suwanee, GA

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Bruce Pomeranz, MD
Medical Director, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Chester and Saddle Brook campuses
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Saddle Brook, NJ

Danielle H. Melton, MD
(Past Chair)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of PM & R and Orthopedics
University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston
Director of Amputee Program
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Houston, TX

Occupational Therapy

Shawn Swanson-Johnson, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist Consultant
Houston, TX


Deborah J. Velez
PAVE Coordinator
VA San Diego Health Care System
San Diego, CA


Samuel H. Johnson, PharmD, MPH
Clinical Pharmacist
Duke Regional Hospital
Durham, NC

Liaison, Amputee Coalition of Canada

Jacqueline S. Hebert, MD, FRCPC
Medical Lead,
Amputee Rehabilitation,
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB

Military/Prosthetic Research

Troy A. Turner, MBA
Research Portfolio Manager
Advanced Prosthetics and Neural Engineering
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Frederick, MD

Amputee Coalition Medical Director

Terrence P. Sheehan, MD
Medical Director at Adventist Rehab Hospital of Maryland
Rockville, MD

Amputee Coalition Interim President and CEO

Jack Richmond, CPOA
Chattanooga, TN

Amputee Coalition Director, Research and Grants

George Gondo, MA
Amputee Coalition
Knoxville, TN