Virtual Town Hall with President and CEO
Join the Amputee Coalition this March for an opportunity to ask questions, learn what others in your community are talking about, and hear directly from our new President and CEO, Cass Isidro and Executive Board Chair, John Register. Mark your calendar now for 6:00 pm ET on March 15, 2023, to connect with us as we work together to elevate the limb loss and limb difference community.
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Speaker: Cassandra Isidro, President and CEO, Amputee Coalition
Cassandra “Cass” Isidro is the newly named President and CEO of the Amputee Coalition, the only national nonprofit, patient-advocacy organization representing the 2.7 million Americans affected by limb loss and limb difference and the 28 million more at risk. Cass is the former president and executive director of the Safe Routes Partnership, a role she had held since 2015. The Partnership is focused on advancing policy and programs related to walking and biking in the community, employs a staff of 14, and has an annual budget of $2 million. Cass worked with the organization while at her previous role with SHAPE America, and when the Partnership founder was diagnosed with cancer, she was recruited for the executive director role.
At SHAPE America, she helped the organization grow by developing new partnerships, ensuring the membership function was meeting its goals, and organizing development activities around events and advocacy. The organization had a budget of $10 million at the time, and Cass managed a team of six. Her professional career includes more than 25 years within the nonprofit sector, with 10 years in education-related associations. She obtained a Master of Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science in public health education from Indiana University.
Speaker: John Register, Executive Chair, Amputee Coalition Board of Directors
John Register is the Executive Board Chair of the Amputee Coalition. He 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 its 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 Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from Drury University and a Master of Arts in Communication and Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
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