Practitioners

Ability’s orthotists and prosthetists are formally-trained, ABC-certified professionals who have completed higher education, clinical training, and board examinations. All Ability facilities have achieved ABC-accreditation by meeting quality assurance, clinical and business practice standards and by demonstrating a commitment to excellence in orthotic and prosthetic healthcare.

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeffrey M. Brandt

    CEO, CPO & Founder

    Location: Corporate

    Jeffrey M. Brandt, CEO, CPO and founder of Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. Brandt founded Ability in 2004 and has grown the company to eleven offices across four states.  It was his goal to create a model predicated on talented practitioners, electronic medical records, outsourced manufacturing and marketing. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in […]

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    Kathleen DeLawrence, COO

    Chief Operating Officer

    Location: Corporate

    Kathleen DeLawrence has over 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience that includes strategic planning; operational management; supply chain; product launch; marketing and sales operations management; merger integration across small, mid-size and large companies. Kathleen was the Chief Operating Officer for Prism Pharmaceuticals, a VC backed company, which was acquired in 2011 by Baxter Healthcare for […]

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    T. Clayton Barrow

    CIO, CO

    Location: Corporate

    T. Clayton Barrow, Chief Information Officer of Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. is an American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Orthotist who first became interested in the field in November of 2004 after contacting founder, Jeffrey M. Brandt, CEO about getting involved in a profession where he could make a difference in someone’s life. Clay spent […]

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    Jeffrey T. Quelet, CPO

    CMO, CPO

    Location: Corporate

    Jeffrey T. Quelet, Clinical Management Officer, is an American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist who first became interested in the profession while volunteering his time to an adaptive ski program in Winter Park, Colorado. Upon graduating from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Industrial Technology, Jeff began a career at Watkins-Johnson […]

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  • Susi Ebersbach

    Susi Ebersbach

    MT(ASCP), MBA

    Location: Corporate

    Susi Ebersbach, MT(ASCP), MBA, has joined Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics as an advanced billing and reimbursement specialist. Susi brings over 25 years experience in healthcare management and marketing of ancillary health services with the majority of her experience focused on the orthotics & prosthetics field. Susi holds a BS in Medical Technology from Miami University, […]

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    Chris DiGioia, CP, CFo

    Certified Prosthetist

    Location: Hagerstown

    Christopher DiGioia is an American Board for Certification (ABC) certified prosthetist and certified orthotic fitter, who is joining Ability in the Hagerstown, MD patient care facility. Christopher, who graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, became interested in the prosthetics field while working at a research lab in Patient and […]

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    Erin Meyers, CPO

    Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Hagerstown

    Erin Meyers is a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, who first became interested in orthotics and prosthetics while working in special effects makeup in the movie industry. In a chance encounter with a prosthetist, she discovered a lot of the skills she garnered translated to those used in the orthotic and prosthetic industry. This prompted her to […]

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    John P. Jacobs, CPO

    Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Frederick

       John P. Jacobs is an American Board for Certification (ABC) certified orthotist and prosthetist who became interested in the profession while working as a nuclear medicine technologist, upon graduating with a BS in nuclear medicine from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In this role, he was exposed to amputees requiring prosthetic […]

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    Tyler Cook

    MSPO, Resident Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Frederick

    Tyler Cook, MSPO is a resident Orthotist/Prosthetist at Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics in the Frederick, MD patient care facility Tyler was first exposed to the O&P profession following his graduation from Penn State University. Though Tyler had a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, his career path was undecided. While shadowing an O&P practitioner, he gained a strong appreciation for the […]

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    Jacob Townsend, CPO

    Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Asheville

    Jacob Townsend, CPO is an American Board for Certification (ABC) certified prosthetist and orthotist. Jacob first obtained his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2003. After graduation, he moved to Olympia, WA. While working as a management trainee near Tacoma, WA, Jacob discovered the field of prosthetics and orthotics while […]

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  • Tyler Dunham

    Tyler Dunham, CPO

    Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Charlotte

    Tyler Dunham, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, first discovered the field of O&P while completing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa. Inherently partial to the hands-on nature and benevolent goals of an orthotist/prosthetist, he abandoned a traditional engineering career to pursue a life as a practitioner. Gaining experience under practitioners in Iowa […]

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    Taffy E. Bowman, CPO

    Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Exton

    Taffy E. Bowman, CPO, is an American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist who became interested in the field during her first job after college. Taffy graduated from Eastern College in St. Davids, PA with a B.S. in Health Science and a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy. After completing her undergraduate work, she worked […]

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    Julie McCulley, MS, ATC/L

    Resident Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Exton

    Julie McCulley, MS, ATC/L, is a resident Prosthetist/Orthotist at Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics in the Exton, PA patient care facility. Julie became interested in the field of prosthetics and orthotics while working as a personal trainer for a police officer who suffered an amputation as a result of a motor vehicle accident, while assisting a disabled vehicle […]

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  • Tom Martin

    Thomas R. Martin, MS, CP, BOCO

    Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Hanover

      Thomas R. Martin, MS, CP, BOCO, is an American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Prosthetist and Board of Certification (BOC) Orthotist, who became interested in the field of orthotics and prosthetics while working in a physical therapy clinic as an athletic trainer.  Thomas realized that the field of O & P would allow him […]

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    Tyler Manee, CPO

    Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Rockville, MD

    Tyler Manee is an American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist who became interested in the field during his senior year of college at SUNY Geneseo. Tyler had always been interested in healthcare, but he also grew up tinkering in his father’s garage, taking apart and (sometimes) rebuilding chainsaws, dirt bikes, and anything […]

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  • Chad Stalter

    Chad Stalter, MSPO, CFo

    Resident Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Hanover

    Chad Stalter, MSPO, CFo, is a resident Prosthetist/Orthotist at Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics facility in Hanover, PA.  Chad became exposed to the field of O&P at an early age because his older brother is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and he used to wear orthotic devices. In 2012 Chad obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in […]

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    Eric Shoemaker, MS, CPO

    Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Mechanicsburg

    Eric Shoemaker, MS, CPO is an American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist. Eric first became interested in the orthotics and prosthetics profession in high school, when foot orthotics were prescribed for him after sustaining a sports injury. During his fitting appointment, Eric asked to tour the facility to learn more about the […]

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  • Phillip Hess

    Phil Hess, MSPO

    Resident Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: Mechanicsburg

    Phil Hess, MSPO, is a resident Prosthetist/Orthotist at the Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics facility in Mechanicsburg, PA. Phil became interested in the field of prosthetics and orthotics at an early age, after being involved in a boating accident that ended with him having a transtibial amputation.  Since that time, he has known that prosthetics and orthotics […]

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    Marlies Beerli Cabell, CPO

    Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

    Location: York

    Marlies Beerli Cabell, CPO, has newly joined Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics to assist in the York patient care center while building new business and eventually transitioning to practicing in the greater Baltimore area. Marlies first became interested in the field of orthotics and prosthetics when she was a student athletic trainer at the University of […]

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    Josh Bressler, BOC

    Certified Orthotic Fitter

    Location: York

    Joshua Bressler, BA, COF, LOF is a Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Orthotic Fitter and License Orthotic Fitter (LOF) by the State of Pennsylvania who became interested in the field of orthotics while working in a surgery center as an operation room assistant.  Right out of college Joshua knew he wanted to work in the […]

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  • Brian Kaluf

    Brian Kaluf, CP

    Certified Prosthetist

    Location: Greenville Spartanburg

    Brian Kaluf, CP, is an American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Prosthetist who first became interested in the Prosthetic and Orthotic field while earning his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. While shadowing an experienced practitioner and visiting with patients in Chicago, IL, Brian realized how he could apply his knowledge, skills […]

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    Nikki Hooks, CO

    Certified Orthotist Board Eligible Prosthetist

    Location: Greenville Spartanburg

    Nikki Hooks was born and raised in Anson County, North Carolina. Nikki was first introduced to the field of orthotics and prosthetics at a young age through her grandmother, an artist who relied on the assistance of upper extremity orthotics to continue her career. Nikki’s interest in orthotics and prosthetics deepened upon meeting a renowned […]

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