The Owings Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) in February established the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service, an honor named after longtime practitioner, BOC board member, and leader James Newberry Jr, BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD, who died last year.
Newberry began his O&P career while serving in the US Air Force, after which he joined Mahnke’s Orthotics and Prosthetics in Oakland Park, FL, where he spent more than 40 years as owner, practitioner, and director of orthotics/prosthetics. His longtime passion was improving the lives of children, and his efforts included establishing four pediatric orthopedic clinics.
For 30 years Newberry served the BOC in numerous leadership roles, including board chair and interim executive director.
The award named for him will recognize outstanding individuals who perform extraordinary service to the BOC and its community of stakeholders.
BOC is accepting nominations for the award on an ongoing basis. Go to bocusa.org/ newberryaward to learn more and submit an application.