CPO/LPO, Boas Surgical President/CEO
Jeff is an ABC Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist with over 30 years of clinical experience. He attained his B.F.A. from Kutztown University. Jeff received his prosthetic training at UCLA in Los Angeles and his orthotic education from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Following his father’s footsteps, he took over the reins of Boas Surgical in 2000. Since then he feels honored to have had the opportunity to grow the company to multiple locations, better serving patients throughout Eastern PA. with Boas Surgical’s personalized touch.
In his personal life, Jeff is married with 5 adult children and enjoys traveling, art, nature, and keeping in shape through competing in triathlons.
Chris joined Boas Surgical in 2001 after a 10 year career in the world of Banking and Finance. He has an MBA from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA., and in 2014 was named the Small Business CFO of the Year by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal. He volunteers as the current Treasurer of POPS – The Pennsylvania Orthotic and Prosthetic Society and in the past as Treasurer of the Bethlehem Special Olympics. Chris enjoys the analytical aspect of his position but also is deeply committed to advancing our field and the patients we serve. Outside of work, Chris enjoys numerous outdoor activities including playing and coaching adult league baseball and softball, gardening and assisting at his parent’s dairy farm. Chris is the proud father of three children and grandfather of two.
A native of Brooklyn New York, Kara joined the Boas Surgical team in 2010. She manages all administrative operations of our practice including policies, procedures, insurance billing, compliance, and collections. Serving patient-focused practices for over 25 years, her experience and dedication contribute to Boas’ mission to improve each patient’s lifestyle. Kara has two children with her husband Fred, and loves spending time with her family and their miniature schnauzer.
Jeff became interested in the field of orthotics and prosthetics while working as an orthopedic technician and has been with Boas Surgical since 2000. He earned a B.S. in Health Sciences from Lock Haven University in 1989 and attended Northwestern University School of Medicine in 2000, receiving a certificate in orthotics. He went on to attain his certificate in prosthetics from Northwestern University and completed his residencies with Boas Surgical. After successfully passing ABC’s exams in prosthetics and orthotics, he became an ABC Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO) in 2004. The superior knowledge of the staff combined with the care, expertise, service, and quality they provide to the patients, was the deciding factor in Jeff choosing Boas Surgical for employment. He was also impressed by the fact that fabrication of the prostheses and orthoses was done on-site in the fabrication lab at the Allentown office. In addition to his prosthetic education, Jeff is certified in fitting the Rheo and C-Leg microprocessor-controlled knees and the Proprio microprocessor-controlled foot and has expertise in adult and geriatric orthotics and prosthetics. He is also trained and current in the most recent prosthetic and orthotic advancements and additionally is licensed in the state of New Jersey. He is also a member of The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.
In his time away from work, Jeff enjoys bowling, fishing, and golf. Jeff`s goal is to provide an in depth evaluation in order to understand each person’s specific, individual needs and then work cooperatively with the patient to determine the appropriate device or components, helping to restore function and quality of life.
Ken has worked in the prosthetic and orthotic field since 1993 and has been with Boas Surgical for almost 20 years. He worked in the orthotics and prosthetics industry as a technician--fabricating orthoses and prostheses-- while earning a B.S. from Adelphi University on Long Island. After he graduated from Northwestern University in 1997 with a graduate certificate in Orthotics, he joined the Boas Surgical team as an orthotic resident. In 1999 after completing the orthotic residency, Ken returned to Northwestern University to complete the graduate program in prosthetics. Within the next couple of years, Ken passed The American Board for Certification’s exams in prosthetics and orthotics and became an ABC Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO). He has been helping people in the Lehigh Valley get back to living life to the fullest since 1998. Ken specializes in prosthetics, attends eight specialized O & P clinics each month, and is licensed in orthotics and prosthetics in the state of New Jersey. He enjoys working with a wide array of patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and he is a member of The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He has certification in microprocessor knee and ankle technologies as well as other innovative solutions available in the field.
In his spare time, Ken loves spending time with his family and coaching his sons’ hockey and baseball teams. He also plays adult league hockey, likes disc golf, and enjoys mountain biking. Ken’s goal is to provide the right tools and care to help patients achieve their goals, including utilizing creative innovations to optimize the prosthesis for the patient.
West Chester Location
Julia is a Board Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist. She received her Master's degree from Northwestern University and completed her residency at Independence Prosthetics and Orthotics. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Business from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Julia is an active member of the Air Force Reserves and is entering her 18th year of service. She is an Air Force Medic and unit trainer for all medics assigned to the 512th Airlift Wing Dover, Delaware. "The military has taught me the importance of teamwork, resiliency, attention to detail, and service before self. I carry these values with me everyday." Julia believes in the responsible use of advanced technologies, providing comprehensive physical assessments, and creating individualized designs to meet each patient's needs and goals. Julia brings a vast array of patient care and business skills to Boas and is looking forward to providing a 'mindful approach to your mobility'. "I'm excited to join Boas Surgical's 100 years of prosthetic and orthotic care. Our team is here to provide interdisciplinary and comprehensive care."
East Petersburg Location
Doug is an ABC certified Orthotist/Prosthetist that has close to 40 yrs. experience in the field. His career began in high school as an apprentice. He has numerous certifications and had the opportunity to start and grow his own business in Texas. Doug has practiced in Michigan, Florida, Texas, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. He understands the importance of building relationships with his patients in order for them to work together to achieve the best results. His sense of humor, attention to detail and ability to problem solve are just a few of the assets that have allowed him to enjoy and be successful as a practitioner. Doug served honorably in the US Air Force as a medic. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, cooking, and recently became a certified professional cook.
LOF/ LBO, C Ped.
Rob graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in Movement Science. He completed his pedorthic education through Kennesaw State University and his orthotic fitter education through The Medical Careers Institute at Coordinated Health in Bethlehem. He joined the Boas Surgical team in July 2014 as a BOC Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) and Certified Pedorthist (BOCPD). Prior to entering the O & P field in 2012, he worked as a CNA for several years. He specializes in both off-the-shelf and customized bracing from head-to-toe. He works with all ages—pediatrics through geriatrics—and especially enjoys the challenge of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation cases. In his free time he enjoys hunting and fishing, as well as spending time at the gym and with family and friends.
Dante was the founder and CEO of Wyoming Valley Prosthetics and Orthotics, a company which served the Luzerne County area for over 30 years before merging with Boas Surgical in January of 2018.
He received his Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College, his B.S. from Bloomsburg University and his graduate certificates in prosthetics and orthotics from UCLA.
Dante enjoys working with the amputee population and playing an active role in successfully restoring patients to active living. He is married and has two adult children. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, biking and traveling with his wife Janine.
Dave is a BOC Certified Orthotist with 2 years of experience as an Orthotist. Prior to attaining certification as an Orthotist, Dave became a Certified Orthotic Fitter in 1997 when he worked at Ephrata Medical Equipment. Dave joined the Boas Surgical team in early 2011 after 5 years in Student Ministry. He still enjoys volunteering in Student Ministry and now enjoys helping people improve their quality of life with products and services that enable them to accomplish their goals. During his time here at Boas Surgical, Dave has taken community college courses and met the educational requirements for his Orthotic certification. While working at Boas Surgical as a Certified Orthotic Fitter, he accumulated many focused hours of training and on-the-job experience in the area of custom orthotic products. In 2014, Dave completed the certification process to officially become a Certified Orthotist. Dave looks forward to working with patients to find orthotic solutions that will help them meet their goals.
Virginia graduated with highest distinction with a B.S. in Bioengineering from the Schreyer Honors College at The Pennsylvania State University. Her concentration was in Mechanical Engineering, and she also completed a minor in Engineering Mechanics. She received her graduate education in Prosthetics and Orthotics through the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has been working with the team at Boas Surgical since 2008 and is an ABC Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO). She is licensed in Prosthetics and Orthotics in Pennsylvania. She specializes in prosthetics and loves the reward of assisting her patients in achieving their functional goals. She caters to all ages and amputation levels, but especially enjoys working with her pediatric patients. In her free time she likes spending time with her husband and their families, and walking their dog, Riley.
John is an ABC certified prosthetist with over 37 years in the field. Born and raised in Plymouth, PA., he is proud to provide prosthetic care to those in need in his community.
While pursuing his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire, John trained and worked as a prosthetic and orthotic technician for six years in Manchest, NH. He then attended Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine where he recevied his prosthetic certificate.
John currently resides in Larksville with his wife Nancy. They have two adult children. John is an avid runner and also enjoys following the Boston Red Sox as well as the Pittsburgh and Wilkes Barre Penquins.
Brian is an ABC Certified Orthotist with over 15 years of clinical experience. He has been with Boas Surgical in the Allentown office for all of those years. Brian attained his B.S. in Exercise & Sport Science from Ursinus College. He completed his Orthotics training at Ranch Los Amigos Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He concluded his residence at Boas Surgical, then becoming a Certified Orthotist through the American Board for Certification.
Brian is very involved with orthoses for fracture care with the trauma, neurosurgical, & orthopaedic services at local hospitals. He cares for our patients at our Allentown location and sees a large number of pediatric cases ranging from infant cranial remolding to adolescent scoliosis.
Brian is dedicated to his patients and to his craft, spending non-clinical hours sculpting patient models and designing and fabricating their custom orthoses. “To me, being a Certified Orthotist means being available for my patients, their referring physicians, and their other care team members so the process of healing and improving can be optimized! I like accepting the challenges and take pride in playing a small part of that healing and improving process.”
When there is time away from work, Brian is happy to be with his wife and three children.
Bob has been a board certified Pedorthist for over 24 years. He completed his pedorthic education at Northwestern University in Chicago and Wagner College in Staten Island.
He has been with Boas Surgical since 2001. Prior to that time, he was the owner of Ashmar Footwear Clinic in Allentown for 8 years. Bob provides pedorthic services for patients with arthritis, diabetes, partial foot amputations and biomechanical deficits. He also works closely with several lower extremity wound care centers in the Lehigh Valley. Bob is also a consultant for manufacturers in developing new products for the pedorthic community.
“Give a man a task, he works for a day. Give a man a career, and he works for a lifetime.” With about 20 years of experience, Steve (also known as “Mr. Steve”) is still as driven, motivated, and passionate now as he was on day one. He is proud to represent Boas Surgical as an ABC Certified Technician in Prosthetics and Orthotics (CTPO). His interest in this field developed from a personal standpoint as his mother faced daily physical challenges for more than 22 years that resulted from a stroke. Therefore, meeting the challenges of patients is personal motivation for him.
He also finds the technical, creative, and artistic aspects of the profession exciting and fun. He has been known to create amazing designs and has brought many patients’ artistic visions to life in his custom prosthetic socket work. This has been especially important for the pediatric patients—and knowing what he made is helping someone to be more independent is why he loves what he does.