Complex rehab leader passes away

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – The complex rehab community is mourning the loss of Simon Margolis, an industry leader and advocate, who passed away July 25 at the age of 66.

Passionate about preserving access to complex rehab, Margolis was involved in the creation of NCART and NRRTS.

He served on the NCART, RESNA and NRRTS Boards of Directors; as president of RESNA and NRRTS; and ultimately as executive director of NRRTS for seven years before retiring in 2013 due to health concerns.

"As a clinician, provider, manufacturer, inventor, accreditation surveyor, or organizational leader Simon wore many hats and brought diverse perspectives to all his conversations,” said Gary Gilberti, past NCART president, in an NCART newsletter.

Stakeholders say they will continue to fight for access to CRT in his memory.

“Simon can rest in peace knowing his dedicated contributions left the world much better for people with disabilities and for those of us who knew and worked with him, added Don Clayback, executive director of NCART.