kendraThe resignation of Kendra Calhoun, Amputee Coalition president and CEO, (pictured right) will be effective August 31, according to a news release from the Coalition. Marshall Cohen, the Coalition’s board chairman made the announcement.

Cohen emphasizes Calhoun’s significant contributions to the ongoing development of the Coalition during her 5-year tenure as president and CEO, “She has overseen key projects such as a major development of the Amputee Coalition brand, establishment of a Greater Washington DC headquarters, the implementation of a5-year strategic plan, development of robust education and growing philanthropy programs, and lifted the profile of the Amputee Coalition’s work significantly through both industry and government channels,” Cohen states.

The release notes that Calhoun will be taking up the role of senior vice president, Marketing and Public Relations, for Avera Health, a $3 billion integrated health system in the US. Cohen reports that the Coalition’s Board is scheduled to begin evaluated the criteria and recruitment plan for a new CEO immediately.

Susan Stout has been appointed interim-president and CEP until a new candidate is confirmed, the Coalition says. Stout has served the Coalition for the past two years as its chief policy and programs officer. Her responsibilities have included covering government relations, policy, communications, peer support programs, the National Limb Loss Resource Center and various special projects.

Cohen extended appreciation, both on behalf of himself and the Board and staff, to Calhoun for her years of service the Amputee Coalition and limb loss community.

Source: Amputee Coalition