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NCART Hires New Executive Director

Source: Medtrade Monday 7/11/2022


Greg Packer, newly elected president of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) has hired Wayne Grau (pictured) as its new executive director. Grau will begin his new role in August. Grau comes to the coalition with a long line of industry credentials and was highly recommended by key players in the business.

Grau’s tenure includes working for a large manufacturer, a provider, as well as a member service organization. His legislative background and government affairs work over the past 10 to 15 years will continue to benefit NCART and the complex rehab technology industry. “Wayne will bring a vast knowledge base to NCART and will help move the organization ahead,” Packer said. “We look forward to his leadership and contributions.”

“I am very excited about this next step in my career working at NCART on behalf of the CRT industry,” said Grau. “NCART and the CRT community are very grateful to Don Clayback, current executive director, for all his years of service. I look forward to building on our progress working with manufacturers, providers, and all stakeholders to continue to fight to represent their interests at both the federal and state level.”

NCART also elected officers of the organization who assumed their positions on July 1, 2022. In addition to Packer, president of U.S Rehab, taking the president role, the other officers are: Vice President Kevin Gearheart, president at Rehab Medical; Treasurer Doug Westerdahl, vice president of Field Operations at Numotion; and Secretary Mike Barner, director at the University of Michigan Wheelchair Seating Service.

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