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MEET YOUR TEAM.
Kelvin Jones, CPO
During his high school years, Kelvin witnessed what would become a defining moment in his life. Chad, his best friend and fellow athlete suffered a severe leg injury during a boating accident. As a result of the injury it required him to have his foot amputated. During the process of witnessing him go through the fitting of his prosthesis, Kelvin developed a passion for helping others, and knew he wanted to pursue the opportunity to be a Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist.
After receiving a scholarship to attend Mars Hill University, he was all conference in football during the 1997 & 1998 seasons. Before graduating from Mars Hill University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine in 1998, Kelvin completed his undergraduate internship at Carepartners Rehabilitation Hospital in Asheville, NC. He then spent the next 2 years as an O&P technician. Kelvin is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine’s Prosthetic & Orthotic program. He subsequently completed his orthotic residency at Carepartners Rehabilitation in 2002 and prosthetic residency at Missions Hospital in 2005.
Kelvin has a strong desire for leadership & development, and feels that it is invaluable as he and the staff at POI continue to grow. He is motivated by continual positive outcomes in his business, his patients, and the team members at POI. Kelvin enjoys the variety of care opportunities that the profession offers and finds special reward in being part of a Prosthetic & Orthotic Mastermind Group that affords him the opportunity to learn from some of the best leaders in the industry.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Dara Ross, CPO
Dara is a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist who has worked in the O&P field since 1997. She was educated at both the University of Hartford and Northwestern University, and completed dual residencies before successfully completing her board examinations. She maintains ABC certification and AAOP membership.
The majority of her patients are individuals who face mobility challenges due to spinal cord injury, stroke, MS, and amputation. Balancing the mechanical aspects of orthotics and prosthetics with a person’s lifestyle and preferences is a priority in her clinical practice.
One of the most enjoyable parts of her work as a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist is providing clinical education to health care professionals with an emphasis on gait evaluation and the mechanical changes to gait when a prosthesis or orthosis is used. Dara has partnered with private and institution-based physical therapy and nursing groups to present clinical content specific to Orthotics and Prosthetics. She takes great pleasure in educating people about rehabilitation
In her free time, Dara enjoys running, reading, writing, and spending time with her family.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Katherine Newton, Office Manager
Katherine joined Prosthetic & Orthotic Institute in February of 2016, after serving more than 20 years in the areas of Administration, Business/Project Management, as well as Owner of OGR Medical Equipment.
Katherine is passionate about helping people live a more productive lifestyle both on and off the job.
Her experience allows her the knowledge and expertise to effectively build relationships with patients, staff and communities. Her roles include, Office Management/Operations, Human Resources, and Billing.
In her free time, she enjoys, reading, crafting, hosting parties and events, and spending time with her family.
James “Fig” Newton, COF
Fig is a Certified Orthotic Fitter and received his certification from the Board of Certification and Accreditation (BOC) in 2000. He joined the Prosthetic and Orthotic Institute team in June of 2017 after serving the Midlands of SC and areas of GA for more than 20 years as well as co-owning his own business. He is committed to quality focused patient care and their continuous improvement.
Fig is an accomplished musician who traveled the country singing and playing with various groups from the age of 15. His sense of humor serves as good dose of smiles to both patients and staff. In his spare time, he enjoys music, gardening, and spending time with his family.