The Range of Motion Project has announced the guest speakers for their 2023 Volunteer Clinical Trip Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
In ROMP's new course, "High Volume Trans-Femoral Prosthetic Delivery in Resource-Limited Environments," volunteers participating in the 2023 clinical programs in Quito, Ecuador, and/or Guatemala City, Guatemala, will have the opportunity to attend in-person presentations, lectures and group discussions. They will be assisted with clinical patient interactions, perform hands-on modification and fabrication, patient fitting and alignment. Following the final exam, participants will receive digital copies of all materials presented, including links to videos shown during lectures.
Presenters include Jonathan Naber (ROMP), David Krupa (ROMP), Mireya Moreno (ROMP Ecuador), Mauricio Canales (ROMP Guatemala), and Kathryn Villatoro (ROMP Guatemala).
Jonathan Naber, Chief Program Officer (ROMP)
As Chief Program Officer, Jonathan Naber ensures excellence in the design, operation, and evaluation of all ROMP programs in Guatemala, Ecuador, and the United States. This includes the transformation of clinical procedures and the piloting of a community-based rehabilitation model in Guatemala. Before joining ROMP, Naber co-managed the 2016 Guatemalan National Disability Survey. Before that, he served as the Field Director in Latin America for an organization that developed and distributed prosthetic arms. His technical specialties include community-based rehabilitation and program management. Naber earned his MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
David Krupa, Founder and Executive Director of ROMP, ABC Certified Prosthetist
David Krupa was born with a congenital defect that resulted in the amputation of his left foot at an early age. He has depended on prosthetic technology his entire life. As a prosthetist and co-founder of the Range of Motion Project (ROMP), Krupa has provided custom-made prosthetic devices to many of the western hemisphere's most vulnerable individuals through a three-tiered delivery model emphasizing high-quality clinical care, local investment, and advocacy. He is directly responsible for ROMP's replicable and scalable healthcare delivery system now serving amputees in Guatemala, Ecuador, and the U.S. An amputee himself, Krupa believes that mobility is critical in an individual's pursuit of life's many aspirations – family, community, work, active play and adventure. This fuels his continued drive to expand his impact on the healthcare of underserved populations. Krupa holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Certificate in Prosthetics from Northwestern University. The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists awarded Krupa the Mohamed Amin Humanitarian Service Award in 2007. Krupa received the 2013 Charles C Stewart Young Humanitarian Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of the 2015 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award, which recognizes exemplary leaders within the disability community and their extraordinary societal contributions.
Mireya Moreno, CPO Universidad Don Bosco El Salvador, ROMP Ecuador
Mireya Moreno is ROMP Ecuador's Chief Prosthetist. She has over five years of clinical experience in private and non-profit sectors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Ecuador. Moreno manages a high volume of transfemoral cases in ROMP Ecuador.
Mauricio Canales, CPO Universidad Don Bosco, El Salvador (2016), ROMP Guatemala
Mauricio Canales has over 20 years of experience as an O&P technician and clinician. He works with a high volume of transfemoral cases in the ROMP Guatemala clinic. Before joining the ROMP team in Guatemala, Canales managed clinical operations in Nicaragua and Honduras.
Katherine Villatoro, CPO Universidad Don Bosco, El Salvador (2011), ROMP Guatemala
Katherine Villatoro has over ten years of experience working in O&P settings in Central America. She manages a high volume of transfemoral cases in the ROMP Guatemala clinic.