Register/Update Your Support Group

Please note that registered support groups are not managed directly by the Amputee Coalition. As more support groups are switching to virtual meetings, or meetings are being canceled, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we highly encourage you to contact the support group prior to coming to a meeting as days/times/format may change.

The Amputee Coalition is hosting weekly online support groups on Thursday evenings, and we want you to be part of them. These meetings are led by volunteer Support Group Leaders from the Amputee Coalition’s Support Group Network. Click here to learn more and register to join us.

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Community Needs Survey Results

May 31, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Amputee Coalition is proud to share the results of the 2021-22 Amputee Coalition Community Survey with survey participants. This is the first survey of its kind to address the community’s physical and mental health priorities and access challenges. These findings will help the Coalition raise awareness and inform policies to improve the quality of care that PwLL/LD receive. Please consider joining us, along with Avalere Health, on May 31, 2022 from 3:00-4:00pm ET to discuss survey results and actions we’re taking in response to your needs. We encourage you to submit questions in advance of the webinar.

This webinar is by invitation only.


Joseph Lynch: Joseph Lynch is a Senior Research Scientist at Avalere Health. With a background in the use of clinically-enriched administrative data and data derived from clinicians and patients, he assists clients by using clinical data for strategic decision-making, implementing local quality improvement efforts, and developing business strategies to support data collection and integration across healthcare settings. He has special expertise in designing and implementing patient registries and developing and validating performance measures. He has an AA in nursing from Montgomery College and is a registered nurse.

Chani Seals: Chani S. Seals is an Associate Principal at Avalere Health with over 20 years’ experience in disability advocacy, administrative law, and government affairs. She has focused 10 years of her career advocating as a SSDI and VA disability advocate and healthcare consultant within the scope of appeals advisement and legal and operational advocacy. Her work spans across federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and healthcare-focused corporations.

Mary Richards: Mary Richards is the President and CEO of Amputee Coalition. She has been a non-profit executive for nearly 25 years, focusing on organizational leadership, advocacy, policy, and lobbying for voluntary health associations. Before joining the Amputee Coalition, Richards was the Executive Director of Partners for Better Care, Senior Director of Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association, and the founding Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM). Mary also worked as the deputy CEO of the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN), which is now part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Zachary Hearn: Zachary Hearn is the Director of Government Relations for Amputee Coalition. He is a senior leader and strategic advisor with over 20 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. He has a strong record for undeserved populations, including veterans and experience working with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration.

Jerrica Thurman: Jerrica Thurman is the Director of Communications for Amputee Coalition. She has worked as a marketing communications executive in nonprofits for over 20 years. Her background includes work in TV broadcasting, public relations, advertising, crises communications, digital and print marketing communications and social media. She is a writer and editor with over 200+ published articles. She has served as a board member of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, MD, and is a member of Public Relations Society of America, American Society of Association Executives, Society of Adventist Communicators, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Learning First Alliance, Coalition of Education Association Publications, and Toastmasters International.


May 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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