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January 2, 2020 – The BOC Board of Directors proudly announces the election of its 2020 executive committee and the election of three new directors to the board.
The executive committee is made up of the officers of the board. The recently elected 2020 officers are:
Chair: L. Bradley “Brad” Watson, BOCO, BOCP, LPO, president of Clarksville Limb + Brace + Rehab in Clarksville, Tennessee 
Vice-Chair: Mark L. Parris, Pharm.D., RPh, COF, clinical pharmacist at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, Georgia and COF consultant, former owner of Parris Medical Services, Inc., Parris Medical Compounding Services, Riverstone Pharmacy, Inc. and Parris Pharmacy, Inc.
Secretary: David D. Regier, ATC, LAT, MS, Consultant – Fort Worth Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation and Shriners Hospitals Sports Medicine
Treasurer: Daniel Griffis III, Pharm.D., pharmacist and pharmacist-in-charge at the independent pharmacy, Rainbow Drug Store, in Brunswick, Georgia
Member-at-Large: Diana Klunk, CMF and Compression Fitter at LifeChanges Boutique, Inc., a division of D&J Medical, in Hanover, Pennsylvania 
Immediate Past Chair: Wayne R. Rosen, BOCP, BOCO, LPO, CDME, FAAOP, Clinical Consultant.
The three new BOC board directors are:
 
Bill Chaudhry, CDME is the owner and managing partner of BOC-accredited Freedom Medical and Mobility DBA Medi Mart in East Windsor, New Jersey. With more than 25 years of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) business experience, Chaudhry is eager to leverage his skills on BOC’s Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Business Economics from Rutgers University, Cook College. 
  
Abel Guevara III, MHIM, CDME, RHIA is an accomplished DMEPOS Senior Consultant and healthcare executive with more than two decades of experience in the industry. He has held various positions within the DMEPOS industry including serving as a compliance officer, general manager and revenue cycle director. He is pursuing a Doctor of Health Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and holds a Master of Health Information Management from Texas State University. Guevara is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is working towards earning the gold standard FACHE credential. 
 
William J. Powers, MBA, LFACHE (Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives), retired Air Force Medical Service Corp. officer, previously volunteered as a BOC board officer and member for nine years. After serving in the United States Air Force as an officer and healthcare executive for 29 years, he worked in nonprofit healthcare for more than a decade, starting as Chief Operating Officer of a Graduate Medical Education Consortium and then culminating his nonprofit career as the Chief Operating Officer for the American Nurses Association.   
 
 
BOC thanks former board member Rod Borkowski, CDME, who completed two four-year terms and has made many contributions over his eight years of service.
 
“BOC is proudly governed by a committed Board of Directors whose diverse professional backgrounds encompass the interests and needs of BOC’s wide array of certified professionals and accredited businesses,” says BOC’s new Board Chair, L. Bradley “Brad” Watson, BOCO, BOCP, LPO. “I am honored to lead this caring and dedicated group of knowledgeable professionals as we enter a new decade of continuing success for BOC.”
 
 
About BOC
The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), founded in 1984, offers highly valued credentials in the fields of orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) and durable medical equipment (DME). BOC offers accreditation for O&P practices, pharmacies and DME suppliers and certifications for orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters and DME specialists. Additionally, BOC certifies more than 2,000 orthotists, prosthetists and pedorthists. BOC-certified practitioners and accredited suppliers are included as qualified providers and suppliers, respectively, in the Social Security Act as amended by the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA).
 
BOC has been acclaimed for award-winning innovation and customer service, earning international recognition with nine consecutive Stevie Awards. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs recognize BOC credentials. Learn more at www.bocusa.org.