OPGA Names 2021 Woman of the Year

Published in Orthotics & Prosthetics on September 21, 2021

Ashlie WhiteAshlie White has been selected as the O&P Woman of the Year for 2021. 

Ashlie White has been selected the 2021 O&P Woman of the Year. Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) presented the award to Ashlie during a special virtual event on Sept. 21, 2021. 

“I am so honored to be the recipient of the OPGA O&P Woman of the Year Award!” said White. “This recognition is validation of the work I’ve done so far, but it’s also a reminder of the responsibility to continue pushing for advancements in the O&P profession and access to care for the patients we serve!”

White is the Director of Health Policy and Strategic Alliances with American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA). She has worked and contributed to O&P in a very diverse and progressive manner over the last at least 13 years. Ashlie stands out above the crowd in her ability to educate, advocate, and voice opinions, even unpopular ones, that still engage and encourage others to join in the conversation to work together for the good of the O&P profession and patients. She gives a voice for all to really make O&P services more accessible and improve federal and state guidance over our profession. She truly leads by example on a daily basis.

“I first met Ashlie at the 2015 lower limb LCD hearing in Baltimore,” said OPGA President Todd Eagen. “Since then, she has become a national leader for the O&P profession advocating for positive legislation. Ashlie has played a key role in recent congressional wins, and I couldn’t be happier that she has been recognized as this year’s O&P Woman of the Year.”

The O&P Woman of the Year award was developed by OPGA, a division of VGM & Associates, and is open to all women who work in the orthotic and prosthetic profession. A committee of four O&P professionals review nominations and select finalists by considering the nominees’ contributions throughout their careers to patients, the community, and the O&P profession.      

For more information about the award, follow OPGA on social media or visit www.vgm.com/oandpwomanoftheyear.  


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