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O&P Woman of the Year Award

These women represent some of the O&P profession’s best and brightest. Their roles and responsibilities vary, but at all of their cores is the unwavering mission to better their profession in the name of the patients who require O&P care. They all have made an incredibly positive impact on their organization, coworkers, patients, and community, and OPGA is honored to shine a well-deserved light on them.
-Todd Eagen President, OPGA

Congratulations to joanne kanas

Winner of the 2017 O&P Woman of the Year!

JoAnne KanasJoAnne earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University, a postgraduate certificate in Orthotics & Prosthetics from Northwestern University, Orthotic and Prosthetic Certification from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC), and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University.

JoAnne began her career in O&P at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and subsequently worked at American Prosthetics in Iowa City, Iowa, Atlantic Prosthetic & Orthotic Services in Smithville, New Jersey, Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics in Linwood, New Jersey, and then returned to Shriners Hospital for Children in 2008. Her current position is corporate director of Orthotics & Prosthetics for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, Florida. JoAnne’s passion has always been both patient care and education. JoAnne was recently elected to the board of directors of AAOP where she also served as a member and then chairperson on the AAOP Annual Meeting Clinical Content Committee. She is also currently on the board of OPAF. She has presented at many state and national meetings and guest lectured for O&P and physical therapy programs. JoAnne has authored several journal articles and chapters in medical publications.

Watch JoAnne's interview