Virtual Town Hall with President and CEO
With recent leadership changes at the Amputee Coalition, we want to keep our entire community abreast of what to expect in the coming months. We took a deep dive into the present and future direction of the Amputee Coalition. Acting President and CEO, John Register addressed questions and concerns directly from the Amputee Coalition community.
Speaker: John Register, Acting President and CEO, Amputee Coalition
John Register is the Acting President and CEO of the Amputee Coalition, the only national nonprofit, patient-advocacy organization representing the 2.1 million Americans affected by limb loss and limb difference and the 28 million more at risk. John brings not only his personal experiences living with limb loss but also a passion for empowering the community to share their stories and enhance perception, policy, and purpose. He is a Gulf War Army Veteran, a four-time track and field All-American and a two-time Olympic trials qualifier. After amputation of his left leg, he won the long jump silver medal at the Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia in 2000.
He has appeared on national television, counseled U.S. Secretaries of State on Disability Foreign Policy, and is a well-respected public speaker and coach. He founded the United States Olympic Committee’s Paralympic Military Sports Program helping wounded, ill and injured service members use sport as a tool for their rehabilitation and is Associate Director of the U.S. Paralympics. He also hosts a blog talk radio show entitled “Life’s new normal” where listeners are introduced to and interact with guests who have overcome a life challenge.
Moderator: Micah Azzano, Senior Account Director, Anthology Communications
Micah Azzano is a Senior Account Director at Anthology Communications and has worked as a communication professional in the DC area for over 15 years. She has a penchant for thinking outside of the box to come up with strategic solutions to meet client needs. She recognizes the value that comes from taking the time to fully understand an organization and their communication goals from the start. This understanding serves as the base for building creative, strategic communication campaigns to help clients expand their reach. She has crafted and led successful campaigns for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Connected Care, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and countless others. Micah has a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising from Drury University and an M.A. in Communication and Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.