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Speaker Bios

Find out more about our experienced Surestep Educators before your upcoming CEU course.

Megan Smith, MS Ed., CO

Megan is the Director of Education and Research for Surestep. She has a Master of Science in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. She presents to and educates orthotists and physical therapists across the country about pediatric development, gait deviations, and orthotic solutions.

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Anne Paré, CO, LO

Anne is a clinical researcher and educator for Surestep. She works in the development of new products, tracks outcome measures in children and adults using Surestep products, and creates and teaches education courses for therapists, physicians, and orthotists across the United States and around the world.

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Camille Cruz, CPO

Camille is a Surestep Educator and ABC Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist. She has treated patients at six different prosthetic and orthotic companies, building a wide range of bracing experience. Camille uses creativity and innovation every day to craft effective treatment plans, along with presenting in our CEU courses.

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Steve Kulifaj, CO, BOCP, LO

Steve is a certified and licensed orthotist-prosthetist with more than 22 years of clinical experience. He was a lead orthotist for a pediatric specialty team in Minnesota, co-founded a three-facility O&P pediatric practice in Minnesota, and is recognized in several states for his scoliosis treatments and lower extremity bracing.

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Josh Ahlstrom, CPO

Josh is a certified and licensed prosthetist-orthotist in our office in Jackson, Michigan, and a business development specialist for our multi-state clinical business. Of his 20+ years of clinical experience, Josh has focused 14 years providing exceptional care for children with a wide range of pathologies and presentations.

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Bill Whalen, CO

Bill is a certified and licensed orthotist and Surestep educator. As the lead orthotist in a Wisconsin clinic, he built the orthotics business from scratch, gaining 12 years’ experience teaching CEU courses to PTs, nurturing relationships, and serving a wide variety of patients using SMOs, AFOs, KFOs, and other bracing solutions.

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