Certified Orthotic Fitter / Certified Pedorthotist
Richie Henson is a Certified Orthotic Fitter and Certified Pedorthist of BOC. Richie attended Pellissippi State in Knoxville, TN and studied under Bill Kitchens to become a Licensed Pedorthist in the State of TN. Richie has been with Choice O&P since January of 2004 and enjoys working in the field of orthotics. Richie is married, has a son and daughter, and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Abby Chandler is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2004 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Abby attended the Prosthetics Certification program at University of California Dominguez Hills and has been practicing in prosthetics for almost thirteen years. Abby attended Orthotics Certification Program at Northwestern University and has been practicing in Orthotics for seven years. She is a C-leg Certified practitioner and has worked with a number of microprocessor knees and ankles. She is certified to fit the Motion Control Utah Arm and other upper extremity myoelectrics, including the Touch Bionics iLimb hand. Abby strives to keep up with advancements in Orthotics and Prosthetics.
Abby truly enjoys working in the O&P field because she feels that she is making a positive impact in each patient’s life. Abby is married and has two boys. She enjoys cycling and hiking with her husband, boys and dog, Boogie.
Certified Orthotic Fitter
Skip attended Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Skip began his career in Physical Therapy in 1999 and moved into the field of Orthotics and received BOC certification in 2006. In 2014, Skip joined Choice O&P and in his work enjoys the opportunity to positively impact the lives of his patients. Skip is married with two children and his miniature dachshund. He enjoys fellowship with family and friends, basketball, soccer, hiking and playing guitar with the Worship Team at his Church. Skip serves as chief humorist in the office- he always has something to say to keep us laughing.
Mary Virginia Paletta
Mary Virginia Paletta is a Certified Orthotist and Prosthetist. She received her degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University in 2004. Mary Virginia then attended the Northwestern University Orthotics and Prosthetic Center in Chicago where she received her certificates in Prosthetics and Orthotics. After receiving her ABC certification she began working with pediatric patients in addition to adult orthotic and prosthetic patients. Mary Virginia has spent more than 10 years working with children and utilizing her continuing education to best serve the pediatric population. She is certified in many lower extremity and spinal techniques to achieve the best possible outcome for her adult and pediatric patients.
Mary Virginia enjoys working in the O and P field and feels that she is helping people to live their daily lives to their best potential. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, and CrossFit. .
Patient Advocate and Prosthetic Billing Specialist
Jennifer has been with Choice for four years. Although a patient at Choice O&P for many years, her first position was in the billing department with Choice Medical. In 2014, Jennifer helped develop the Patient Advocate position for Choice O&P, in which she is able to share personal life experiences while giving hope to other amputees. In her free time, she enjoys bass fishing, concerts, playing with her dog, and loves being an aunt to her nieces and nephews. Jennifer’s favorite quote is, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Orthotic Billing Specialist
Michelle came to Choice Companies in 2013 as an intern from Virginia College, where she received her degree in Medical Billing and Coding. After just a few weeks with us, it was clear Michelle would be a great asset to our company and she was hired just before graduation. Michelle is an animal lover and has two children. She enjoys concerts, spending time with family and friends, 4-wheeling, camping and shopping.
Orthotic Billing Specialist
April brings many years of experience to her work at Choice O&P. She began with Choice Medical in 2006 and has performed nearly every duty in the office and served in every location over the years. April loves to help patients get the bracing they need and see the positive impact our products and services make on their daily lives. She is married to her husband, Mark, and they enjoy traveling, movies, bowling and spending time with family and friends.
Kelly Neal is a Knoxville native who will celebrate her 12th year with Choice Companies in May 2018. Kelly has helped the company grow and change in numerous ways and has won two Choice Leadership Awards, which are awarded annually. Kelly enjoys cooking and entertaining and is very involved in the church where her husband is a pastor. She has been married to her wonderful husband fifteen years and they have two very active daughters. On the weekends you can find her either at a soccer game or a dance competition.
Jennifer has served as Director of Billing Services for Choice Medical since 2013. In 2015, Jennifer assumed the role of Business Manager for Choice O&P. She loves to see patients reduce pain and regain their mobility in a friendly, happy practice setting. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and three children camping, skiing and looking for adventure wherever they can find it.