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 award and grant applications undergo a blinded review.
  • 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

James W. King

James W. King

OTR, PhD, CHT

Vice Chairman

Gary Solomon

Gary Solomon

MBA, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Secretary

Elaine Fess

Elaine Fess

OTD, OTR, CHT, FAOTA

Treasurer, Director of Finance

April C. Cowan

April C. Cowan

OTR, OTD, CHT

Director of Grants

Caroline W. Stegink Jansen

Caroline W. Stegink Jansen

PT, PhD, CHT

Chair, Grant Review Committee

Dorit Aaron

Dorit Aaron

OTR, MA, CHT, FAOTA

Director of Development

Michael Epstein

Michael Epstein

MD

Board Member

Kim McVeigh

Kim McVeigh

MBA, OTR/L, CHT

Board Member

Barbara Winthrop

Barbara Winthrop

OTR, MA, CVE, CHT, FAOTA

Board Member

Karol S. Young

Karol S. Young

OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Board Member

Advisory Board

Kenneth R. Flowers, PT, CHT

Evelyn Mackin-Henry, PT

Terri Skirven, OTR/L, CHT

Robert M. Szabo, MD MPH

Previous Board Members

 

Peter Amadio

Bobbi Amaker

Jane Bear-Lehman

Jeanine Beasley

Judy Bell-Krotoski

Donna Breger-Lee (Stanton)

Nancy Cannon

Carla Cleary

Karen Curtin

Mia Erickson

Jane Fedorczyk

Sharon Flinn

Sarah Goldman

Maureen Hardy

Karen Lauckhardt

Evelyn Mackin

Mayuri Mody

Dawn Simpson-Yunker

Robert Szabo

Bill Walsh

Katie Yancosek

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Grants

Supporting novice or experienced researchers who are able to expand the scientific evidence, visibility, and quality of upper extremity and hand rehabilitation.

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Donations

Support our mission of promoting high impact clinical and fundamental upper extremity research. Your generosity makes a difference! Support your profession through a tax‑deductible gift today.