O&P iQ Advisory Board

Fanny Schultea - OP iQ Advisor

Fanny Schultea


  • Assistant Professor
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
  • Baylor College of Medicine

Fanny Schultea is a certified Prosthetist Orthotist and Assistant Professor in Baylor College of Medicine’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Program. She is the former inaugural O&P iQ Director and serves AAOP in the leadership of the Upper Limb Prosthetic Scientific Society. Fanny is passionate about process improvement in healthcare, evidence based practice, and research translation.

She spends the rest of her time with her husband and son, sharing their love of adventure and the outdoors.

Stefania Fatone - OP iQ Advisor

Stefania Fatone

PhD, BPO (Hons)

  • Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Program Director, Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • University of Washington

Dr. Stefania Fatone is a qualified prosthetist/orthotist with over 20 years of experience conducting prosthetics and orthotics research. In addition to leading the P&O program at University of Washington, she also leads multiple research projects funded by federal agencies and professional organizations. She has published more than 80 journal articles and presents regularly at conferences nationally and internationally. Dr. Fatone is an honorary Member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and a recipient of the Academy’s distinguished Research Award.

Steve Gard - OP iQ Advisor

Steve Gard


  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Executive Director, NU Prosthetics-Orthotics Center
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University
  • Research Health Scientist
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
  • Chicago, IL
  • Editor in Chief
  • Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO)

Steve Gard PhD is the Executive Director of the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center; an Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine; and a Research Health Scientist with the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs. His research is concerned with the functional biomechanics of human movement, particularly gait, with emphasis on the evaluation and development of prosthetic and orthotic technologies. Dr. Gard has been involved in research studies of able-bodied and persons with disability for over 25 years and has published many articles and made numerous presentations on these topics. He is currently Editor-in-Chief for the "Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics."

Sara Morgan - OP iQ Advisor

Sara Morgan


  • Clinical Scientist, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science, University of Minnesota
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
  • AAOP Board of Directors Member

Dr. Morgan conducts clinical research at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. Her current research program focuses mainly on operative and non-operative treatment of scoliosis and other conditions of the spine. She also collaborates on research related to the development and testing of standardized outcome measures.

Kinsey Herrin - OP iQ Advisor

Kinsey Herrin


  • Senior Clinical Research Scientist
  • George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

Kinsey Herrin is a Senior Clinical Research Scientist in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. She received her MSPO from the Georgia Institute of Technology and completed her orthotics residency at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and her prosthetics residency at the University of Michigan O&P Center. Her research interests include movement disabilities, wearable robotics, and clinical outcomes.

Duffy Felmlee - OP iQ Advisor

Duffy Felmlee


  • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Science
  • University of Hartford

Felmlee is an instructor for Materials and Methodologies, Lower Limb Orthotics, and Scientific Inquiry courses, which develop the foundational clinical principles for clinicians in the areas of fabrication, adjustment, patient evaluation, and orthotic interventions.

Felmlee treats patients around Connecticut and western Massachusetts through Hanger Clinic with a particular focus on stance control KAFO’s and pediatric orthotics. He is assisting the educational department of Hanger Clinic with preparatory exams for both orthotics and prosthetics. Felmlee is involved in research endeavors in the University's pediatric balance lab. Raising awareness in international orthotic treatment protocol is of particular interest to Felmlee, who will be working on coordinating opportunities locally and abroad for students and clinicians to help a large underserved population.

Sally Kenworthy - OP iQ Advisor

Sally Kenworthy


  • Interim Program Director
  • Assistant Professor
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Program, School of Health Professions
  • Baylor College of Medicine

Sally Kenworthy graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology before receiving her Master's Degree from UT Southwestern in 2011. She completed her residencies at Hanger Clinic in Houston, Texas, gaining extensive experience in pediatric orthotic management, and adult stroke, TBI, and spinal cord injury management through TIRR Hospital. In 2016 she had the great privilege of joining the Baylor College of Medicine O&P Program as course director for biomechanics and lower-limb orthotics courses. She has since moved into the Interim Program Director role and is currently a 4th year Ph.D. student at the University of Houston Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics research studying under Dr. Stacey Gorniak. Sally serves as the co-chair of the Academy's Lower Limb Orthotics society and is passionate about raising awareness of the value of our contributions as CPOs, and orthotics education and research.

M. Jason Highsmith - OP iQ Advisor

M. Jason Highsmith


  • National Program Director, National Director for Clinical Orthotist & Prosthetist Service
  • Veterans Health Administration Office of Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services

M. Jason Highsmith, PT, DPT, PhD, CP, FAAOP serves in the role of National Program Director, National Director for Clinical Orthotist & Prosthetist Servicefor the Veterans Health Administration Office of Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services. Dr. Highsmith is a board certified Prosthetist, dual licensed in physical therapy and prosthetics.

Dr. Highsmith most recently served as the Deputy Chief of the Research & Surveillance Division of the DoD/VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) from 2014 to present. He completed Physical Therapy training at the University of South Florida in 2003, and graduated from Northwestern University’s prosthetics program in 2004 obtaining his certification as a Prosthetist following residency in 2006. He has a joint appointment as an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida, is a Past-President of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists, and is a Captain in the US Army Reserves. Dr. Highsmith manages a considerable research portfolio and has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.