LEADERSHIP

Hope To Walk is a volunteer-run organization.
Our Leadership and Board are not compensated (in this world!) for the countless hours they have invested helping others walk.

Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson

Founder
Phil has over 34 years of prosthetic and orthotic experience. He is an inventor with many skills and a passion for training others.
Sue Beatty

Sue Beatty, MD

Chair
Susan E Beatty, MD, FCCP is a retired Pulmonologist/Critical Care Specialist who moved to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia in 2003 with her husband Richard (Dick). She earned her…
John Boyle

John Boyle

Finance Team
John was raised outside of Pittsburgh and grew up playing sports. His father worked in accounting and from a young age John knew he would follow a similar trajectory. Yet in December of 1979 his life took an unexpected turn.…
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Kristen Staples

Director of Marketing
and Donor Relations
Kristen is currently leading our Marketing Team and she describes her work with Hope To Walk as the culmination of all her prior experience.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sue Beatty

Sue Beatty, MD

Chair
Susan E Beatty, MD, FCCP is a retired Pulmonologist/Critical Care Specialist who moved to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia in 2003 with her husband Richard (Dick). She earned her…
Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson

Founder
Phil has over 34 years of prosthetic and orthotic experience. He is an inventor with many skills and a passion for training others.
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Jack Richmond

Board Member
A seasoned leader, Jack previously served as the CEO of the Amputee Coalition, the nation’s leading non-profit serving people affected by limb loss and limb difference.
Loy Burch

Loy Burch

Board Member
Loy grew up at Espanola, New Mexico, holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Eastern New Mexico University. He and his wife have been involved in mission work…
Scott Vilagi

Scott Vilagi

Board Member
Scott Vilagi is the retired Chief Sales Officer of the Gorilla Glue Company, helping bring the company from its early days to its current global position.
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Kristen Staples

Board Member
Kristen is currently leading our Marketing Team and she describes her work with Hope To Walk as the culmination of all her prior experience.
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Mara Pineda

Board Member
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