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Thursday, June 30, 2016

James Newberry, a longtime practitioner and board member for the Board of Certification/Accreditation, passed away on June 27. He began his career as an orthotist/prosthetist while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Following his military service, he joined Mahnke’s Orthotics and Prosthetics in Oakland Park, Fla., where he spent more than 40 years as owner, practitioner and director of orthotics/prosthetics. He was certified by BOC since 1984, when the organization was founded…Chris Roussos, CEO of Epic Health Services, has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest. Since becoming CEO in 2014, Roussos has brought unprecedented growth to the company, successfully positioning it as the sole nationwide provider of a complete post-acute continuum of care for pediatric patients. In less than two years, the company, a Dallas-based provider of pediatric skilled nursing, therapy, developmental, enteral and respiratory services, has completed 10 acquisitions and now operates in 17 states…Regina Gillispie of Best Home Medical in Barboursville, W.Va., has been appointed to the National Small Business Administration’s Health and Human Resource Issue Committee. This will provide Gillispie the opportunity to broaden the interest of DME issues.