Manassas, VA – The Amputee Coalition is pleased to announce Dr. Jeffrey Cain as the new Chair of the Amputee Coalition Board of Directors. Dr. Cain is a passionate champion for amputee advocacy and has served the Amputee Coalition as a member of the Board of Directors and a past-member of its Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee. He is also the founding chair of the Amputee Coalition’s Advocacy Committee, and he led the Coalition’s efforts to successfully pass the first state law to require coverage of prosthetic devices in Colorado in 2001. Dr. Cain replaces John “Mo” Kenney who served as Board Chair for the past two years.
Dr. Cain is a family physician who has taught and practiced at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and as a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a co-founder of Tar Wars, the national youth tobacco-free education program. After experiencing bilateral below-knee amputations from trauma 20 years ago, Dr. Cain has continued an active life that includes flying vintage airplanes, long-distance cycling, adaptive skiing, and winning the Gold Medal in slalom in the first U.S. national adaptive snowboarding championships.
“We are excited that Dr. Cain has been selected as the next Board Chair for the Amputee Coalition. He will continue working with the limb loss and limb difference community to advance its crucial efforts around access to care and ensuring no one goes through their journey alone,” said Mary Richards, Amputee Coalition President/CEO. “The Coalition is confident that Dr. Cain will bring critical experience and knowledge to this new role. We look forward to his leadership and interest in growing the organization’s support and services for a deserving community.”
“When we combine the stories, passion, and commitment of people living with limb loss, we can accomplish anything, whether as individuals or as an advocacy organization, “ said Dr. Cain.
The Amputee Coalition is confident that, with Dr. Cain as Chair, great things are ahead for the Coalition, its partners, and the community.
Advocacy and raising awareness are a critical part of the Amputee Coalition’s mission — making sure legislators and policymakers are educated about the needs of the community, amplifying the voice of individuals impacted by limb loss and limb difference, and securing the services, supports, and resources for individuals to live the lives they want to live. The organization’s National Limb Loss Resource Center and Support Group Network as well as educational events and programs like the National Conference and Youth Camp help people with limb loss and limb difference to live a full and productive life by teaching life skills, providing health and recreation tips and creating opportunities to network with others.
About the Amputee Coalition
The Amputee Coalition is a donor-supported, voluntary health organization serving more than 2 million people with limb loss and more than 28 million people at risk for amputation. The Amputee Coalition is the nation’s leading organization on limb loss, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care and preventing limb loss through its management of the National Limb Loss Resource Center. With the generous support of the public, we are helping amputees live well with limb loss, raising awareness about limb loss prevention and ensuring amputees have a voice in matters affecting their ability to live full, thriving lives. For more information about limb loss, please call 888/257-5669 or visit the website at amputee-coalition.org.