The Amputee Coalition of America, Knoxville, Tenn, has named Kendra Calhoun president and chief executive officer, succeeding Paddy Rossbach, RN, who is retiring after 7 years in the post.

The national nonprofit group serves as a pivotal national educational and advocacy resource, providing information and support to the 1.7 million-plus individuals nationwide living with limb loss.

Calhoun’s appointment follows a stint as chief operating officer at the Samueli Institute, Alexandria, Va, a nonprofit, scientific research organization that investigates healing processes and their application in furthering health and wellness, preventing illness, and treating disease. Earlier, Calhoun was a partner at Carmichael Lynch Spong public relations, Minneapolis; corporate VP of marketing, public relations, and communications at Allina Health System, Minneapolis; and executive director of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association.

Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Coalition maintains the National Limb Loss Information Center, a comprehensive source of information for those living with limb loss and limb differences.