People news: Permobil, RESNA, United Spinal

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Catharina Modahl Nilsson has been appointed executive vice president, research & development, for Permobil Group. She will oversee innovation, product development and cost position within power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, seating solutions and power assist devices, overseeing the newly formed Global Research and Development function. Nilsson joins Permobil following a long career from the Scania Group and most recently the Traton Group, where she held various senior management positions within R&D, as well as product and project management…Andrea Van Hook has joined RESNA as interim executive director, the organization’s board of directors has announced. Van Hook was RESNA’s membership, marketing and communications manager from 2011-16. She also has experience working in healthcare operations and management at Smithbucklin, an association management company, and in marketing, communications and public relations at L.A. Care Health Plan, a Medicaid HMO and public agency in Los Angeles…Danielle Corazza, an experienced military and veteran advocate, has been appointed vice president of the VetsFirst program at the United Spinal Association. The program assists thousands of veterans and actively serving military personnel annually through an online help desk, Ask VetsFirst, and ongoing advocacy work. Corazza formerly served as the first national outreach coordinator for the Center for Women Veterans in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leading strategy, program management, public affairs and digital outreach initiatives.