July 2017

BOC picks first Newberry Award winner

The Owings Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) in July made Harry J.R. Brandt, BOCO, CO, LO, the inaugural recipient of the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service.

Brandt, a former member and chair of BOC’s board of directors, was instrumental in developing BOC’s accreditation process, according to a release from the organization. He also supervised BOC’s expert site surveyors and served as a BOC representative to the O&P Alliance and as a test development volunteer. His 36-year career most recently includes roles as a pediatric practitioner and director of orthotics at Collier Orthotics and Prosthetics in Sacramento, CA.

The award named for BOC board member James Newberry Jr, BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD, who died in 2016, recognizes outstanding individuals who perform extraordinary service to BOC, the community of stakeholders BOC serves, and those who embody the superior example modeled by Newberry.

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- Emily Delzell

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