WHO WE ARE
The Walter Spohn Trust is led by a team of individuals committed to its mission to provide financial support for educational and research projects aimed at advancing the field of clinical anaplastology. Members of the WST Board of Directors have devoted their careers to serving patients and seek to carry on Walter Spohn's enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and experience with others. Collaboration and access to learning opportunities are essential to ensuring that anaplastologists, associated practitioners, researchers and innovators, health coverage industries, and policy makers are ALL informed about the nature of our work as clinical anaplastologists and the needs of our patients.
President, Board of Directors
Michaela Calhoun, MS, CCA, is a board-certified clinical anaplastologist and owner of Prosthetics at Graphica Medica, in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Michaela studied anaplastology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned both a bachelor of fine art and a master of science degree. She is passionate about her involvement with organizations that work to advance the visibility and continual evolution of the field of anaplastology. Since 2011, Michaela served on the Walter Spohn Education Fund Committee, and has played a major role in the development of the WST's giving programs, the OtoArt fundraiser, and the establishment of the WST as an independent 501c3 non-profit. As a native of the St. Croix River Valley, Michaela enjoys exploring the Minnesota wilderness, volunteering in her community, and spending time with her extended family.
Vice President, Board of Directors
Erin Stevens, MS, is a clinical anaplastologist and breast prosthesis specialist at Prosthetics at Graphica Medica, in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Erin studied anaplastology at the University of Illinois at Chicago earned a Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization. She first became involved in supporting the WST in the summer of 2012 when she initiated a fundraising project called The Worthwhile Mile, pledging to cycle 1000 miles to promote the practice of Clinical Anaplastology and fundraise for the Walter Spohn Education Fund (now the WST). In 2014, Erin began serving on the Walter Spohn Education Fund Committee. As Vice President of the WST Board of Directors, she continues to work toward the development of the WST's fundraising projects, public outreach and general awareness about the field of clinical anplastology. Erin also serves on the International Anaplastology Association's Board of Directors, where she is involved in expanding the IAA's digital education opportunities. A true lover of the outdoors, she loves camping, bike-touring, and always appreciates a nice patio, especially one with a fire pit. She loves to travel and get lost in new and different cultures.
Secretary, Board of Directors
Megan Spindel Thomas, MS, CCA, is a Certified Clinical Anaplastologist at Medical Art Resources, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, providing facial, hand, and partial foot prostheses. After receiving an undergraduate degree in studio art, Megan attended the Biomedical Visualization graduate program at University of Illinois at Chicago with a concentration in anaplastology. Megan joined the board of the Walter Spohn Trust (previously Walter Spohn Educational Fund) in 2013 and has contributed to the OtoArt fundraising initiative as a coordinator and an artist. Megan is committed to WST's mission of advancing anaplastology through its support of research and educational opportunities and looks forward to its exciting future as a newly minted 501(c)3!
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Chelsea Lillo, CF-m, is a third generation anaplastologist and granddaughter of Walter Spohn. A graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, Chelsea’s interest in helping others started early. Under the tutelage of her mother, Barbara Spohn-Lillo, Chelsea redirected that interest toward creating prosthetics. Chelsea is eager to continue the standards of excellence that her grandfather was known for, while keeping up with new developments and techniques in the field. She currently works alongside Barbara at their office in Colorado, managing the business and working as a certified mastectomy fitter and assistant anaplastologist.
Board of Directors
Barbara Spohn-Lillo, CCA, CF-m, began her career apprenticing under her father as a teenager in California. In 1980 she graduated from the Stanford Anaplastology program and relocated to Colorado. Ever since, she has been providing unwavering personal care to her patients as President and Owner of Prosthetic Illusions. Barbara has expanded her scope of practice over the years to include oculars, facials, digits, and breast prostheses. She helped to form the Microtia Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado and currently serves on the Board for Certified Clinical Anaplastology. She often takes any opportunity offered to help those less fortunate by making her services available through charitable organizations within the Rocky Mountain Region, and has participated in medical mission trips around the world.
The Walter Spohn Trust is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
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