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Bernie is a retired IT manager having spent many years in the field in technical work and as an instructor. Outside of work, she was involved in the communities where she lived as a communications director and head of an environmental commission.


Formerly a very active and athletic person, orthopedic issues lead to an "elective" below-knee amputation, and eventually an above-knee amputation. Through the years, Bernie has made presentations and written on the subject of life as an amputee, and has participated in research studies.


She is a peer visitor certified by the Amputee Coaltion. As peer visitor, she speaks to new amputees and their support people as they face the transition to life as an amputee.

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Kristin is always armed with innovative and adaptive ideas that can help members to improve their mobility and overall conditioning, regardless of their abilities. She has a specialty in neurological rehabilitation and particularly enjoys working with patients who have severe and profound disabilities. Many of her patients are amputees.


Kristin has a Masters degree in occupational therapy and a Doctorate degree in assistive technology and augmentative communication which deals with using technology to enable those that cannot talk to communicate. In addition to her 25+ years as an occupational therapist, and keeping busy with a plethora of interests and activities that includes horses and flying, Kristin is also a rescue paramedic and a Special Olympics coach.

Need someone to talk to? If you have questions about amputation, or about our support group, give us a call.

Call us at 1.262.220.3036