PRACTITIONERS


Our practitioners evaluate you regarding motivation for rehabilitation, environmental factors, family support, and your physical and emotional condition. At AP&O, our ultimate goal is to encourage and support you, helping you get to where you want and need to be. 

  • Certified by The American Board of Certification in Prosthetics and Orthotics (ABC)
  • Licensed in the State of Georgia
  • Active participants in the Georgia Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists (GSOP)
  • Active participants in the American Academy of Orthotics & Prosthetics (AAOP)
  • Required to participate in regular, ongoing continuing education courses


James Hughes, CP LP

Founder, President and Clinical Prosthetist of AP&O since 1999. He is a prosthetic examiner for the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and a past President of the Georgia Society of Othotists and Prosthetists. Before forming AP&O, Jim was the Clinical Director of Atlanta Prosthetics/Novacare and spent 8 years as the Director of Orthotics and Prosthetics at Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center in Atlanta. Jim has 31 years of experience in the industry.

He was educated at Shelby State College and has continued his professional training at various institutions  including UCLA, Duke and Texas Institute - Rehab/Research. Full Resume


Marc Kaufman, CPO LPO

Vice President Marc D. Kaufman, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist & Licensed Prosthetist Orthotist Joined Atlanta Prosthetics & Orthotics in 1999. He has served as the Residency Director since establishing that program at AP&O in 2003. He worked at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta (currently Children's Healthcare of Atlanta) and started the Orthotic Department at Novacare. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Society of Orthotics and Prosthetists and was President from 2003 to 2005. He also served on the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists from 2004 to 2007. Marc is a visiting lecturer at the Masters of Science Prosthetic and Orthotic Program at Georgia Tech on lower limb Orthotics. Marc has 20 years of experience in the industry.

 He was educated at Western Illinois University and graduated from Texas Southwestern Medical Center with a  degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. He continued his education with a residency at Southern Illinois University with  a specialization in pediatrics. Full Resume


Will Holbrook, CP LP

Will Holbrook became a member of the AP&O family in December of 1999 and has 15 years of experience in the prosthetic field. He received his bachelor of science degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a major in biology and minor in Chemistry. He received his graduate degree in prosthetics at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Will received his certification in June of 2000 from the American Board for Certification in orthotics and prosthetics. He has presented papers on patient case studies and new developments in prosthetic componentry. Will currently serves on the GSOP Board as Vice President. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists as well as an instructor at North Georgia College and State University.


Robert Carey, CP LP

Robert Carey joined AP&O in 2010, and brings 25 years of experience to our team. He began his career in Prosthetics in 1985 as a technician, and received his B.S. degree from Georgia College and State University in 1995. He is certified with the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and licensed by the Georgia Medical Board in Prosthetics. He lives in Macon with his wife and son and is the manager of our Macon office. Robert is a member of the Georgia Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists and American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.


Martin Kacen, CPO LPO

Marty Kacen CPO, joined AP&O in 2007. Prior to that he spent twelve years as a Director and Orthotist/Prosthetist for Prosthetic Orthotic Clinical Center of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His experience includes being an Orthotics Instructor for Northwestern University Prosthetic Orthotic Center from 1990-1994. He is ABC Certified in Orthotics and Prosthetics and a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He has also served as President of Midwest Chapter of the Academy 


Eric Chen, CPO LPO

 Originally from Florida, Eric graduated from the University of Florida in 2004 with a Bachelors degree in Engineering Science with a minor in Biomechanics. He then moved to Atlanta, GA where he completed his Masters Degree in Orthotics & Prosthetics from Georgia Tech. He completed his residency training at our Atlanta office with substantial exposure to a population of all ages, and is dual-certified/licensed in prosthetics & orthotics. He currently resides in Athens, GA as the manager of our Athens satellite office. Eric remains an active member of both the Georgia Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists and American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.


Greg Skowronski, LPO CPO

Greg Skowronski joined the AP&O team in August 2011, and brings 13 years of experience in the O&P field to our team. Greg graduated from Messiah College in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport & Exercise Science with a minor in Biology. He went onto complete the orthotic certificate program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill, in Jan, 1998. Greg completed his orthotic residency in Philadelphia, Pa in 1999, and became a certified orthotist in 2000. In September 2000, he returned to Northwestern to complete his prosthetic certificate program, and became a CPO in 2002. He worked in various settings, gaining substantial exposure to every population in both prosthetics and orthotics. Greg, his wife and 2 children made the move to Georgia in August 2011, and they currently reside in Acworth. He is the manager of our new satellite office in Austell, located in Cobb Hospital. Greg is a member of the Georgia Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists and American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. 


Mike Wilder, CPO LPO

Mike Wilder joined the AP&O team in August 2011. He began his career in 1985 as an Orthotic Technician and Fitter and became a certified orthotist in 1997. After several years as an orthotist he decided to further his career and became a certified prosthetist in 2004. Mike is certified with the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics and is licensed by the Georgia Medical Board in Prosthetics and Orthotics. He is a member of the Georgia Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Mike resides in Macon, GA with his wife and three children and leads the Orthotic department of our Macon Office.   


Jason Auyer, CPO LPO

Jason joined our staff in August 2005 as an orthotic technician after earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cedarville University. After working two years as an orthotic technician he completed the orthotic certificate program from Northwestern University in September 2007. Jason then returned to AP&O to undergo his orthotic residency at both the Atlanta and Athens offices, which he completed in October 2008. He became a licensed orthotist in 2009. In March of 2011 Jason became a certified posthetist.  He resides with his wife and children in Gainesville, GA and is the manager of our new satellite office there in Gainesville. Jason is a member of the Georgia Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists and presented at the 2008 meeting on a new lower extremity orthotic  design for patients with drop foot.

 


Josh McNeill, CP LP

Josh joined our staff as an orthotic technician in August, 2005 with a BA in History from Coastal Carolina University in 2004. After working two years as an orthotic technician, he graduated from Northwestern University's program for prosthetics.  Josh became a certified Prosthetist in March of 2011 and is currently seeing patients in our Carrolton Office.


Chris Fink, CPO LPO,

Chris joined our staff in June 2009 after obtaining his MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to entering the O&P field, he obtained a BS in Exercise Science and minor in Nutrition from Ithaca College.  Chris became a certified orthotist in march of 2011, and a certified prosthetist in July of 2012.


Zach Hughes, CP LP

Zach joined our staff in October 2011 as a prosthetic resident after completing the Prosthetic Certificate program at the Prosthetic and Orthotic Center of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Zach successfully passed his ABC prosthetic exams in March 2013, and obtained his Georgia State Licensure in May 2013.

In 2009 he earned a BS in Management with a certificate in Finance at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Zach was introduced to the field by his father Jim, president of AP&O, at a young age and has always expressed a passion for entering the field. He is a 20-year resident of Walton County and currently lives in Monroe with his wife Amanda.

 


Hunter Scott, CP

Hunter joined our staff and began his residency in November 2011 after completing the Prosthetic Certificate program at the Prosthetic and Orthotic Center of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He earned a BS in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2010. Hunter first began working with AP&O when he was 16 as a technician during summers throughout school. As a congenital amputee, Hunter has been a patient of Jim Hughes since he was born. He hopes to use his experience as an amputee to make personal connections with patients while providing an insider's perspective on caring for amputees.