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Approved Clinical Mentor (ACM)

The Next ACM Course is on Thursday, September 26th at 9:30 a.m. at the San Diego Convention Center. Sign-Up Here

Approved Clinical Mentor (ACM) Designation

An Approved Clinical Mentor (ACM) is a certified and/or licensed clinician and residency director, mentor or educator who has successfully completed and passed NCOPE's ACM course. This comprehensive course provides a clinician with the skills and information necessary to more effectively teach and mentor students in the context of a residency program or educational program.

ACM designees will receive a certificate and lapel pin and can email Joan Dallas at for guidance on claiming their Digital Badge that can be used on social media, emails, websites, and electronic resumes to recognize this professional achievement.

ACM Course Faculty

  • John Brinkmann, MA, CPO, FAAOP(D)
  • Michael Cavanaugh, CPO
  • Jonathan Day, MS, CPO
  • Thomas Karolewski, MA, CP, FAAOP
  • Ashley Harris Mullen, MSAT, CPO
  • Jennifer Richards, CPO, CPed., FAAOP
  • Christopher Robinson, MS, MBA, CPO, ATC, FAAOP(D)

The ACM Course is being offered on March 7, 2019 in Orlando, FL.

Approved Clinical Mentors

Congratulations to the following O&P professionals who have received the NCOPE Approved Clinical Mentor (ACM) designation:

  • Aaron Christopher Moles, CP
  • Aaron Fitzsimmons, CP
  • Aarti Deshpande, CPO
  • Adam David Edmonds, CPO, FAAOP
  • Alex P. Shimkus, CPO
  • Alexander M. Hetherington, CP, CFo
  • Angela J. Bryl, CPO
  • Angela M. Courtade, CPO
  • Anne L. DuBois, CPO
  • Ashley Harris Mullen, CPO
  • Braden Douglas Teller, CPO
  • Brett R. Saunders, CPO, FAAOP
  • Brian Tolsma, CPO
  • Britt-Mary Guerre-Aguilar, CPO
  • Carol Grettum, CP, C.Ped. FAAOP
  • Catherine M. De Young Muller, CPO, FAAOP
  • Catherine T. Voss, CO
  • Charles C.A. LeDoux, CPO
  • Charles P. Hoppe, II, CPO
  • Charles W. Kuffel, MSM, CPO, FAAOP
  • Christine Goehle, CPO
  • Christopher Robinson, CPO, FAAOP (D)
  • Chrysta Reana Irolla, CPO
  • Cindy Jean Mowatt, CPO, CFm
  • Curt A. Bertram, CPO
  • Cyle A. Gates, CPO
  • Daniel Mead, CPO(c)
  • David A. Yates, CPO, FAAOP
  • DeAnna Chapman, CPO, FAAOP
  • Deborah V. Graham, CPO
  • Denise Larkins, CPO
  • Donald Deane Doty, Jr., CPO
  • Frances A. Kiser, CPO
  • Frank B. Caruso, CO
  • Glenn A. Kilhenny, CPO
  • Hanna H. Dollard, CPO
  • Heidi A. Truman, CPO
  • Herbert E. Niehuus, Jr., CO
  • Jason D. Wening, CPO, FAAOP
  • Jeanine Redd, CPO
  • Jeffrey W. Linton, CPO
  • Jennifer A. Richards, CPO, FAAOP
  • Jennifer M. Motylinski, CPO
  • John P. Jacobs, CPO
  • John T. Brinkmann, CPO, FAAOP(D)
  • Jonas M. Ljung, CPO
  • Jonathan D. Day, MA, CPO, LPO
  • Jonathon M. Juelich, CO
  • Jose A. Hernandez, CPO, C.Ped.
  • Joseph F. Ksiaskiewicz, CPO
  • Karl B. Barner, CPO
  • Katherine E. Hausmann, CO
  • Keven P. Dunn, CPO
  • Kimberly A. Gorbutt, CPO
  • Kyle A. Sherk, CPO
  • Leslie Mead, CO(c)
  • Linda Laakso, MSc, CO (c)
  • M. Jason Highsmith, PhD, PT, DPT, CP, FAAOP
  • Mark Douglas Clary, CPO, FAAOP
  • Mark S. Hopkins, CPO
  • Michael F. Bonnar, CO
  • Michael K. Carroll, CPO
  • Michael L. Cavanaugh, CPO
  • Michael L. Kiser, CO
  • Michelle J. Hall, CPO, FAAOP
  • Nathaniel S. Hampson, CPO
  • Pamala D. Lupo, CO
  • Rebecca L. Lamson Nitsche, CPO
  • Robert H. Hellner, CPO
  • Roger E. Shoemaker, MS, CPO
  • Ronald G. Okubo, CPO
  • Sarah Phan Bui, CPO
  • Sean R. Zeller, CPO
  • Shane R. Wurdeman, CP
  • Shawn B. Klindworth, CO
  • Sheryl N. Nathanson, CPO
  • Steven J. Galluzzo, CPO
  • Steven T. Brown, CPO
  • Thomas H. Colburn, CO, C.Ped., FAAOP
  • Thomas P. Karolewski, CP, FAAOP
  • Todd C. O’Hare, CPO
  • William K. Conroy, CPO
  • Yim Lok, CO (c)
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