OPGA, Össur Name Recipients of O&P Grants

Published in Orthotics & Prosthetics on March 02, 2023

GrantsOPGA and Össur have announced the recipients of two O&P grants. Kaleigh Neely has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Russell Walker CP, LP Emerging Leader Grant, and Abbey Senczyszyn, CPO has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Todd Eagen Advocacy in Action Memorial Grant.

"On behalf of Össur and OPGA, we are privileged to announce Kaleigh and Abbey as the recipients of these two grants that will provide professional development opportunities for the future leaders of O&P while memorializing the impact both these individuals left in the O&P profession,” said Adam Miller, president, OPGA. “Both Kaleigh and Abbey are rising leaders in the O&P profession and will be exceptional representatives at the AOPA Policy Forum and the Challenged Athletes Foundation Triathlon Challenge, two non-clinical events that are highly important to the O&P profession and the patients it serves.” 

Kaleigh Neely is an orthotics and prosthetics resident with Geauga Rehabilitation Engineering, Inc. (GRE) in Ohio, and Abbey Senczyszyn, CPO is with Bremer Prosthetic Design, Inc. in Michigan. 

GrantsNow in its second year, the Russell Walker CP, LP Emerging Leader Grant is designed to pay tribute to Russell (Rusty) Walker, a practitioner that was passionate about mentoring the next generation of O&P leaders.

In addition, OPGA and Össur Americas are co-sponsoring and co-supporting the inaugural Todd Eagen Advocacy in Action Memorial Grant. Todd Eagen, former president of OPGA, unexpectedly passed on June 4, 2022, and was an important leader in the O&P profession.

Both grants are designed to provide annual funding to a current O&P resident and certified orthotist or prosthetist (or both), respectively, to attend and participate in two different events that are outside of the clinical setting and realm but are highly important to the O&P profession and the patients it serves.

For more information about the Russell Walker CP, LP Emerging Leader Grant, visit https://marketing.vgm.com/acton/media/10445/russell-walker-emerging-leader-grant.

For more information about the Todd Eagen Advocacy in Action Memorial Grant, visit https://marketing.vgm.com/acton/media/10445/todd-eagen-advocacy-in-action-memorial-grant


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