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PIPPA DOLEN, CFm
President
Certified Mastectomy Fitter

ABC/BOC Certified
Pippa, widow of Bruce Dolen, was instrumental in the founding of Skyland Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. She received her formal education at Furman University and her technical training through various vendor workshops and seminars. She oversees all aspects of the business including data collection, identification of problem areas, financial interactions, advertising, marketing, public relations, quality control and staff continuity. She is a very compassionate, colorful (as evidenced in the unusual décor of the facility), people-oriented person who always remembers what it is like to be on the other side of the door. 

Pippa Dolen

 

SHAUN DOLEN, CP
Vice-President
Certified Prosthetist
ABC/BOC Certified
Shaun is the son of Bruce and Pippa. He grew up surrounded by the field of prosthetics. In 1988, he changed his direction from “interest” to “career”. In 1995, following the death of his father he became responsible overnight for the survival and success of Skyland Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., a task that he has fulfilled beyond all expectations. His natural knowledge was honed with the hands-on training from his father who taught him old-school technologies, as well as an educated knowledge of innovative procedures. Shaun is both a highly-skilled and exceptionally creative practitioner who believes in “whatever it takes” to make it right. He received his formal education at Pittsburgh Institute of Technology for Prosthetics and Orthotics and continues his education on an annual basis in order to stay apprised of all available new technologies.   Shaun manages the day-to-day operations of the business, with particular emphasis on the quality of services and products provided by the staff. He also maintains a very close, personal  watch on the satisfaction of all clients of this business that continues to survive through thick and thin.

Shaun Dolen

 

ANGELLA POLSON, CFm 

Certified Mastectomy Fitter
ABC Certified
Prosthetic Intake Coordinator

Angella became a spectacular addition to our family in May, 2009. She has completed all training requirements mandated by the American Board of Certification to be recognized as a Certified Mastectomy Fitter. Prior to joining Skyland Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. she held a very responsible position in business administration. Also, she has completed various courses in communication skills and computer technology through Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. She brings an effervescent personality to the total atmosphere of Skyland Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. Angella has a personal philosophy that she habitually portrays. She constantly asks, “did someone order a bushel full of AWESOME….. because, I’m here to deliver it!”

Angella Polson Mastectomy Fitter

 

BRAD SCHEPERS, CO
Certified Orthotist
BOC Certified
Our 6’7” gentle giant joined us in October, 2009.  Brad is a Nebraska native but left to pursue a degree in Sports Management at the University of Kansas.  After college, he returned to Nebraska where he joined an orthotic/prosthetic facility and continued his education in the orthotics field.  Happenstance and serendipity and a desire to escape the harsh Nebraska winters brought  him to us.   Furthering his education here, he has attained the rank of Certified Orthotist.  Never flustered nor anxious, he is a very positive addition to the family.

Brad Schepers

 

MARK HERNDON, CPed. CFo
Certified Pedorthist,
Certified Orthotic Fitter
ABC Certified
Mark was reared in Raleigh; however, his father is a native of Asheville, and his late mother a native of Hendersonville.  He finished his pedorthic education at the Robert M. Palmer Institute of Biomechanics in Elwood, Indiana and achieved the degree of Certified Pedorthist.  He was immediately offered a position at a large orthotic/prosthetic facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and relocated there to pursue his career.  While in Wisconsin, he completed additional education and became a Certified Orthotic Fitter.  However, the bitterly cold winters took their toll, and he began searching and dreaming of a return to the South.  In one of those meant-to-be happenings, he discovered our employment listing in his home state,and the rest is history.   He is continuing his education to attain the credentials of Certified Orthotist.  We were very happy to welcome this caring, optimistic gentleman into the Skyland Prosthetics & Orthotics family in August, 2013.

Mark Herndon

 

JASON SIEGLER, CPO
Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist
ABC/BOC Certified
Jason Siegler is an American Board Certified Prosthetist and a Board of Certification Orthotist.  He grew up in Cincinnati Ohio and moved to the west coast where he obtained a Bachelor of Health Science degree with emphasis in orthotics and prosthetics from California State University, Dominguez Hills.  Jason is a very compassionate, experienced and proud veteran of the United States Army National Guard.  Jason worked in both Arizona and Nevada before moving to western North Carolina to be closer to family.

Jason Siegler

 

JOHNSIE SALYERS, CFm

Certified Mastectomy Fitter
BOC Certified

Literally heaven sent, Johnsie left a life-long career as a registered nurse in 2008 to become a vital part of our family. Her calm nurturing spirit is sincerely appreciated by everyone.

Johnsie Salyers Mastectomy Fitter

 

TERESA MEDFORD, CFm

Sylva Office Manager
Certified Mastectomy Fitter
BOC Certified

Teresa has helped develop the Sylva office, beginning in 2015. A one-woman office, she handles all aspects of the paper work required at the check-in-window. Being a native of Haywood County, she is able to relate to the patients who are treated there. She has become invaluable to the practitioners who are there on a rotating basis. She recently expressed an interest in becoming a mastectomy fitter and has completed all of the training necessary for that position. Thus, mastectomy patients will have the option of being evaluated at our Sylva facility.

Teresa Medford Mastectomy Fitter

 

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