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NCART’s Clayback to step down

NCART’s Clayback to step down

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – Don Clayback will step down as executive director of NCART on Sept. 30 after 13 years leading the organization. 

“I am truly grateful for the opportunities I have had at NCART to help protect and improve access to CRT for people with disabilities,” said Clayback. “It has been an honor to advocate to ensure the children and adults we serve receive the highest quality equipment and supporting services they deserve to live full and independent lives. I thank all the dedicated advocates and organizations of the CRT community for their commitment and am confident NCART will continue its important work for many years to come.” 

During his tenure, NCART increased awareness and understanding of CRT and led collaborative efforts that secured CRT policy and legislative improvements at the federal and state level. These included permanent exclusion of CRT power and manual wheelchairs and their components from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, prevention of CRT payment cuts and improvements in coverage at the state level, and the passage of CRT recognition legislation in eight states. 

Additionally, Clayback was instrumental in the growth of the annual National CRT Conference and Congressional Fly‐in, helping to connect advocates and stakeholders with members of Congress to promote needed CRT-related actions.  

“Don has been a true leader and an incredibly effective advocate for the CRT industry and the individuals with disabilities we serve during his tenure as executive director”, said Chris Yule, NCART president. “The board of directors and I sincerely thank him for his years of direction and dedication. We wish him the best in his next chapter and know that he will continue to be successful in his future endeavors.” 

NCART’s board plans to announce a new executive director later this year.


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