OPGA Announces O&P Woman of the Year Finalists

Ashlie White, Kelly Gies, Megan Smith and Heidi McGlade are in the running for their career contributions in serving their patients, communities, businesses, and the O&P industry.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), a member service organization for independently owned O&P care facilities and product and service suppliers, has announced the four finalists nominated for the 2021 O&P Woman of the Year Award.

The finalists are:

  • Ashlie White, director of health policy and strategic alliances with AOPA
  • Kelly Gies, CFO/COO and general manager with Cornerstone Prosthetics & Orthotics, founder of KG Simple Solutions
  • Megan Smith, director of education and research with Surestep (Dienen LLC)
  • Heidi McGlade, director of administration with NovaCare Prosthetics & Orthotics

The winner of the 2021 O&P Woman of the Year award will be announced on an online stream at noon CT on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Go to www.vgm.com/oandpwomanoftheyear to view the ceremony, and follow OPGA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to see the latest updates.

The annual award is open to all women who work in the O&P profession and recognizes nominees that have made significant contributions throughout her career to serve her patients, community, business, and the O&P industry. Finalists are selected by a committee of O&P professionals.

“We’re excited to continue recognizing the women in O&P who are creating impactful and positive experiences to the patients and community they serve,” said Todd Eagen, president of OPGA, a division of VGM & Associates. “There are so many deserving candidates out there, and we are ready to highlight the woman who exemplifies everything that is exceptional about the O&P community.”

For more information about the O&P Woman of the Year Award and each finalist, visit www.vgm.com/oandpwomanoftheyear. For more information about OPGA, visit www.opga.com.

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