AHTF Board of Directors

AHTF Financial / Board Operations Facts:

The American Hand Therapy Foundation, founded in 1989, has a 100% volunteer Board of Directors. This results in very low overhead used to operate the foundation and insures that a high percentage of donations goes directly to funding hand therapy research! AHTF Board members are not compensated for their service or reimbursed for travel expenses to the annual meeting.

  • All Board members vote independently with regard to grant awards and financial decisions.
  • Board meetings are documented with detailed minutes.
  • AHTF has a conflict of interest policy for its board.
  • AHTF financials are reviewed annually by an independent auditor.
  • AHTF only funds qualified applications.
  • AHTF has built a reserve fund that yields enough interest income to fund a significant portion of its annual grants.

Current AHTF Board of Directors

Greg Pitts

Greg Pitts

OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Chairman

Jim King

Jim King

OTR, PhD, MA, CHT

Vice Chairman

Elaine Fess

Elaine Fess

MS, OTR, FAOTA, CHT

Treasurer, Director of Finance

April C. Cowan

April C. Cowan

OTR, OTD, CHT

Secretary

Dorit Aaron

Dorit Aaron

OTR, MA, CHT, FAOTA

Director of Development

Mia Erickson

Mia Erickson

PT, EdD, CHT, ATC

Director of Grants

Michael Epstein

Michael Epstein

MD

Board Member

Kim McVeigh

Kim McVeigh

MBA, OTR/L, CHT

Board Member

Caroline W. Stegink Jansen

Caroline W. Stegink Jansen

PT, PhD, CHT

Chair, Grant Review Committee

Karol S. Young

Karol S. Young

OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Board Member

Gary Solomon

Gary Solomon

MBA, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Board Member

Barbara Winthrop,

Barbara Winthrop,

OTR, MA, CVE, CHT, FAOTA,

Board Member

Dawn Briskey

Dawn Briskey

MNA, CAE

Executive Director

Advisory Board

Kenneth R. Flowers, PT, CHT

Evelyn Mackin-Henry, PT

Terri Skirven, OTR/L, CHT

Robert M. Szabo, MD MPH