Our Staff


Practitioners

Roy Ray Rice III “Tripp”, CP

Tripp is a third generation prosthetist, following in the footsteps of his father, Roy Ray Rice, Jr., and grandfather, Roy Ray Rice, Sr., for more than 30 years. Prior to opening AOPI, Tripp was one of the top practitioners for Atlanta Prosthetics/Nova Care. Since opening AOPI in 1999, Tripp has enjoyed the benefits of providing each patient entrusted to our care with the best possible rehabilitation solution for their capabilities, lifestyle and vocational aspirations. Outside of work, Tripp loves to deep sea fish and spending time at the beach. He and Tina are huge on family time and are raising two beautiful girls.

Kenneth “Ken” Collier, CO

Ken has more than 30 years experience in the O & P industry. Ken graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and statistics. While an undergraduate, he worked for Duramed in the DME industry, prompting him to seek further education at Shelby State, where he completed the certification program for orthotics in 1991. Ken joined AOPI in 2001 and is an indispensable member of our team. Orthotic patients can be seen by Ken in our Augusta and Athens branches. Outside of work, Ken can be found with his family, or on the golf course.

Adam Trefethren, CP

Adam was born and raised in Minnesota. Beginning his education as an engineering major, Adam quickly switched to prosthetics. While in school, he gained more experience working as an OttoBock technician for three years. Adam earned his technician certification in 2005 from Century College and his bachelor’s degree in prosthetics in 2008 from Metropolitan State. He joined AOPI in 2009 and is a vital member of the AOPI family. He works mainly in our Augusta and Athens offices. Outside of work, Adam is a true family man and loves spending time with his wife and kids.

April Faulkner, CPO, MSPO

April is a South Carolina native and has been with AOPI since 2016. She completed both residencies here and now works in the Columbia and Augusta offices. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at the University of South Carolina and a master’s in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical. April really enjoys the hands on aspect of fabricating devices for her patients. On the weekends, April enjoys spending time with her husband, a good book and the great outdoors.

Kori Campbell-Moran, CPO, MSPO

Originally from Aiken, South Carolina, Kori received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina before attending the University of Pittsburgh for her master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics. She has been with AOPI since 2017 and completed her residencies in both prosthetics and orthotics here. Kori is often at our Augusta and Columbia locations. When not at the office, you can find her out with her three dogs or at Williams-Brice stadium for every home Carolina football game.

Emily Zobian, CPO, MSPO

Growing up in a military family, Emily is happy to call Augusta home. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Georgia Southern University and her master’s in prosthetics and orthotics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has been working with AOPI since 2018, completing both her residencies here, and loves the close connection she gets to make with her patients. Emily works mainly out of Augusta, but does travel to Athens and Milledgeville occasionally. Outside of work, Emily enjoys trail running, cycling, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

William “Bill” Eason, CO

Bill has been providing orthotics to patients in the Milledgeville area for over 40 years. He owned and operated Milledgeville Orthotics before joining AOPI in 2016. Bill has worked with Roy Ray Rice, Jr. and Tripp for years, assisting with their patients prosthetic needs. Bill also runs the Georgia State Amputee/Ray Rice Memorial Golf Tournament that is held every year in Milledgeville. More information about this can be found at
Ray Rice, Sr. Memorial (rayricememorial.com) .

James “Keith” Myers, CO

Keith has been in the O&P field all his life, but joined AOPI in 2013. His father owned Athens Shoe & Brace before Keith took it over after attending Shelby State for his orthotic certification. Keith now works out of our Athens location and is the main point of contact for doctors and patients. Keith loves to work with people and take care of his patients. His favorite thing about his work is the ability to help people recover and return to their daily lives. Outside of work, Keith is the president of the board of directors at the Morton Theatre in Athens.


Technicians

Justin Hanson, CFo

Justin first started in orthotic fabrication in 2008 and joined the AOPI family in 2013. He is responsible for most in house orthotic fabrication as well as certain prosthetic aspects. He also works closely with patients for many orthotic devices. Outside of work, Justin loves his family and spending time with them and their multiple pets. He can also be found watching any Tennessee game, go Vols!

Christine “Chrissy” Howard, CTP

Chrissy started her career in prosthetic fabrication at Oklahoma State University with an associate’s degree in applied science. She started with AOPI in 2014 as a Certified Technician. Chrissy makes a lot of our above the knee prosthetics and specializes in double wall fabrication. Chrissy can often be seen helping Tripp with patient care. Outside of work, Chrissy is a Crossfit enthusiast and loves her huskies.

Nubia Key

Nubia has been with AOPI since 2015 and has learned everything on the job. Her main focus is prosthetic fabrication and she loves any type of graphic finish. Recently, she has been learning more about “old school” prosthetic fabrication and wood carving. Nubia is very adventurous and travels frequently. She is also able to speak Spanish and Portuguese, and is often helping upstairs as an interpreter.

Briggs Ballard

Briggs joined AOPI in 2018 as an orthotics technician. He specializes in foot orthotic modification and fabrication and is improving our custom liner production. He enjoys fishing and competes locally in “car audio” competitions.


Administration

Tina Rice

Tina has been with the company since its beginning in 1999 and became a full time employee in 2004. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Previously, she worked with Baird CPAs, in Augusta as an accountant for 7 years. Now, Tina focuses on company management, accounting, and personnel management. Along with being a vital part of AOPI, Tina and Tripp love family and spending time with their girls.

Lynn Levins

Lynn joined AOPI in 2014 as an administrative assistant. She is responsible for all our accounts billable, corporate accounts, and direct corporate billing. She also assists with marketing and general office management. Lynn loves the positive attitude our patients bring every day and their inspiring progress. She truly enjoys working here and sharing these moments with them. Outside of work, Lynn is an outdoors fanatic. She loves running, biking, and anything involving the beach.

Jennifer Strowbridge

Jennifer started with AOPI in 2011 and has been a part of the family ever since. She is our Office Administrator as well as Veterans Affairs liaison. She loves helping patients and is inspired by them everyday. Jennifer can typically be found hard at work in her office, but when she is at home she loves spending time with her husband.

Jessica Turner

Since 2013 Jessica has been part of the AOPI family. She started as part of our front office staff, transitioning to orthotic insurance and is now an orthotic billing specialist. Jessica does a little bit of everything involving our orthotic patients and she enjoys the variety of her work day to day. Outside of work, Jessica has a large extended family and spends most weekends with her nieces and nephews.

Faye Groomes

Faye started with AOPI in 2013 and has been a vital part of our success. Often the first point of contact for our new prosthetic patients, Faye is a prosthetic insurance specialist and works closely with Kim for billing coverage. She loves that working here feels like working with family, especially since the addition of her granddaughter Abby to the staff. Faye is passionate about our patients and her work with them. In her free time, Faye can be found spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Kimberly “Kim” Adams

Kim started with AOPI in 2019 as a prosthetic billing specialist. She oversees all prosthetic billing and works closely with Faye to ensure our patients are aware of their insurance coverage, any out of pocket expenses, and setting up payment plans. Kim loves that her job always keeps her on her toes and allows her to help people in a unique way. Outside of work, Kim spends time with her family and loves to shop.


Front Office Staff

Alicia Barett

Alicia has been with AOPI since January 2019, though she said it feels like it’s been years. She greets everyone with a smile and loves getting to know all of our patients. Alicia works mainly in the Augusta office, but travels to Athens when needed. Her favorite thing about working here is the sense of family, both within the staff and the patients. When not at work, Alicia loves to travel with her fiancĂ© and fur baby.

Megan Garrett

Megan is very much a people person. She is the main point of contact for our Athens office and loves talking to new and established patients. Megan has been with AOPI since 2018 and works closely with Keith. Outside of work she spends time with friends and family.

Allyson “Ally” Weagle

One of the newest members of the AOPI family, Ally really enjoys how every day in the office brings in new patients with unique challenges. She loves working with people and being the first face to greet someone. Ally is located in the Augusta office but travels to Athens occasionally. Outside of work, Ally spends time with her family and is working on a degree in graphic design.

Abigail “Abby” Whiteman

Abby is the newest member to AOPI, starting in 2020. She is the main face of our Columbia office but can be found in Augusta on Fridays working alongside her Nanny Faye. Abby loves that AOPI feels like a family and how close she gets to our patients. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.