The Board


The Florida Board of Orthotists & Prosthetists shall consist of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The board members must be residents of this state; two members must be licensed practicing prosthetists with a minimum of 3 years’ clinical or practical experience, at least one of whom has attained a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; one must be a licensed practicing orthotist with a minimum of 3 years’ clinical or practical experience who has attained a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; two members must be prosthetic or orthotic users, the parents, guardians, or spouses of prosthetic or orthotic users, or any combination of such users and nonusers who are not deriving economic benefit from the fitting or dispensing of orthotic or prosthetic devices and who have never been orthotists or prosthetists or members of a closely related profession; one member must be a physician licensed under chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 460, or chapter 461 who has extensive knowledge of orthotics or prosthetics; and one member must be a licensed practicing orthotist, orthotic fitter, or pedorthist with a minimum of 3 years’ clinical or practical experience.

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit flhealthsource.gov/board-members.

Members of the Board

Brett Saunders
CPO, FAAOP
Chair
Lady Lake, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Wayne R. Rosen
CPO, CPED, FAAOP
Vice-Chair
Davie, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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Paul Weott
CPO

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Lance Benson

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Vacant
Consumer

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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the board. The board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. All board members serve four-year terms. Despite the expiration of their term, board members can continue to serve until they have been replaced. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Staff

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Janet Hartman
Interim Executive Director
Responsibilities: To serve as Chief Administrative Officer of the Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists, coordinate administration of budget, analyze and track Legislation, act as liaison with state and national associations, and interact with Board Members.
Eric Pottschmidt
Program Operations Administrator
Responsibilities: Responsible for the administrative oversight of the regulatory process regarding Orthotist, Prosthetist, and Pedorthist licensure, and the provision of board office services to support the Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists.
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Kisha Johnson
Regulatory Specialist II – Team Lead
Responsibilities: Responsible for processing all licensure applications and their associated requirements for the Orthotist, Prosthetist, and Pedorthist professions.
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Chad Benson
Administrative Assistant II
Responsibilities: Responsible for agenda and board meeting preparations, board member and office STMS travel coordination, and coordinates and reconciles office and travel purchasing card transactions. Along with other administrative duties, also communicates with board members, other state agencies, and the general public to answer questions relating to board meeting procedures.
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Legal Counsel

John B. Fricke, Jr.
Assistant Attorney General
(850) 414-3300

John.Fricke@myfloridalegal.com