Mark Marich, CPO
Mark is the company President and CEO, and founded Northeast Orthotics & Prosthetics in 1985. He received his orthotic and prosthetic education from Northwestern University in Chicago, and has been a certified practitioner for over 35 years. Mark is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and is on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists (RISOP), an organization that promotes wellness to the orthotic/prosthetic community through rehabilitation, advocacy, and education. Mark was involved in the development of the Providence nighttime scoliosis system at Rhode Island Hospital. He has been an above-knee amputee since 18 years of age, and his experience being both a patient and prosthetist has given him firsthand personal knowledge of understanding the everyday life of amputees and the tribulations that can occur while using a prosthesis. Mark was the first practitioner in the United States to use the C-Leg System, one of the world's first computer- controlled knee units. Mark specializes in scoliosis bracing, lower limb orthotics and upper and lower extremity prosthetic care, and he is available for pre- and post- amputation consultations.
David L. Paolino, CO
David is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics. He specializes in "in‐hospital" acute care for orthotic services and lower extremity orthotics. Dave began his career with Northeast in 1991, while earning his Bachelor degree from Providence College and attending Northwestern University. He currently lives in Warwick, RI with his wife and two children.
William Schumann, CPO
William is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has been practicing since 1970. He was involved in the development of the Boston Brace for scoliosis at Children's Hospital Boston. He holds certificates of accomplishment with iLimb Technology, Starscanner remolding helmets for plagiocephaly, Otto Bock C‐leg, and other specialty techniques. Mr. Schumann is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He has served on their Board of Directors twice and was President in1999‐2000. He received the Academy's Clinical Commitment Award in 2004 and the Titus Ferguson Award in 2007.
Brian Pelkey, CO
Brian is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island and certified by the American Board for Certification in both prosthetics and orthotics. Brian completed his undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College. He received graduate certificates in both orthotics and prosthetics from Newington/University of Hartford. He is also a member of the America Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics. In addition to providing acute inpatient care at Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals, he specializes in scoliosis bracing systems, hold certificates of accomplishment for the treatment of infant plagiocephaly, Ottobock C‐Leg system, and myoelectric upper extremity prosthetics. Brian has been a below the knee amputee for over 20 years and has firsthand knowledge of living with an amputation and utilizing prosthetics for daily living. He is available for pre‐post op amputation consultations.