Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Adds Wayne van Halem to Board

The HME regulatory expert will join the nonprofit organization, which provides millions of dollars in DME supplies to people with disabilities.

Wayne van Halem, president of VGM’s The van Halem Group, has joined the board of directors for Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a nonprofit focused on providing over $10 million annually in durable medical equipment and supplies to people with disabilities.


As founder of the Atlanta-based consulting firm, van Halem is an expert on complex regulatory issues related to audits, appeals, compliance and enrollment within the HME/DME industry. He hopes to utilize that expertise to further FODAC’s mission.


“I am honored to leverage my experience in the durable medical equipment industry for a legacy organization like FODAC, whose mission, to help ensure access to medical equipment for those who may not have access otherwise, is one that aligns with my values, both professionally and personally,” van Halem said in a statement. “I hope that I can help FODAC connect more of its clients to the equipment and support they need to fully engage in life.”


In addition to his new role with FODAC, van Halem also serves on the American Association for Homecare’s Regulatory Council, Medtrade’s Educational Advisory Board and the Editorial Advisory Board for HME Business magazine, among others. His experience as an adviser, author and fraud investigator will be welcomed at FODAC, said Chris Brand, the president and CEO of the nonprofit.


“Wayne’s extensive experience in regulatory issues and compliance, specifically related to the durable medical equipment industry, will be a strong complement to our current board and to FODAC as a whole,” Brand said. "We will greatly benefit from his guidance and strategic direction as we work to meet the needs of those with disabilities.”

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Haley Samsel is the Associate Content Editor of HME Business and Mobility Management.

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