About The Limb Preservation Foundation

The mission of The Limb Preservation Foundation is to support the prevention and treatment of limb-threatening conditions.

The goal of The Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for those individuals facing limb-threatening conditions due to trauma, tumor, or infection through research, patient assistance, and educational programs.

WHAT WE DO

We Are Passionate About Our Mission

Our passion for finding new treatments for limb-threatening conditions and for supporting patients who have been diagnosed with a condition that could lead to limb loss is supported by the key activities of LPF.

Provides Education On Limb Threatening Conditions

When diagnosed with a disease that can lead to limb loss, it is natural to want to find out everything you can about the disease. The Limb Preservation Foundation is the leading resource for information about these conditions, including diagnosis and treatment approaches.

Funds Research Focused On Treatments

LPF identifies and funds research focused on reducing unnecessary amputation and loss of life due to trauma or disease. The investment today in this research may lead to new treatment options for patients faced with an extremity at risk.

Assists Patients With Financial Challenges 

Being diagnosed with a limb-threatening problem is a stressful situation. Often patients and families experience the added stress of financial difficulties while going through treatment.  The patient assistance programs established by The Limb Preservation Foundation has helped hundreds of patients, assisting with expenses such as rent, travel, utilities and food, attempting to minimize some of the impacts of the diagnosis.

LEADERSHIP

The Limb Preservation Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of philanthropists, medical professionals, and business and community leaders.

Through strong fiscal management, strategic direction, and networking, the board works tirelessly to help people experiencing limb-threatening conditions due to infection, trauma, or cancer live their best life possible.

PRESIDENT

Melissa Whitmer
KeyBank

VICE PRESIDENT

Rick Allen
S&P Global

SECRETARY/
TREASURER

Dean Elliott
Allosource

FOUNDER

Ross Wilkins, M.D.
AlloSource

MEMBERS

William Brown, M.D.
Plastic Surgery Clinic,
Institute for Limb Preservation

Rob Davidson 
Rob Davidson Watercolors

Nicole Ehrhart, V.M.D.
Colorado State University
Flint Animal Cancer Center

Bill Ferguson
Basic Food Group

Larry Fine
Fine & Associates

Cindy Kelly, M.D.
OrthoOne,
Institute for Limb Preservation

MEMBERS

Daniel Lerman, M.D. 
OrthoOne,
Institute for Limb Preservation

Kacey Johnson
Community Leader

David Schnur, M.D.
Plastic Surgery Clinic,
Institute for Limb Preservation

Jon Schutz
Community Leader

Tom Tucker
Warehouse Liquor Mart

ADVISORY BOARD

Robert Bruhn

Tom Cycyota

Kyle Fink, MD

Jim Martin

Jenna McMullin

Stephen Withrow, DVM

MEMBER IN MEMORIAM

Tom Arganese, M.D.

STAFF

Marcy Rubic
Marcy RubicExecutive Director
Kahri Nestingen
Kahri NestingenMarketing and Development Specialist

JOB OPPORTUNITES

Program Manager

Ideal Candidate

The Program Manager is a new position for The Limb Preservation Foundation that calls for significant past experience in volunteer management and an individual who thrives in mission-focused work and program development. The ideal candidate is a team player who is comfortable in a small organization that requires multitasking. We are seeking someone who will have an excellent fit with our team with an easy-going personality willing to demonstrate flexibility, humor, and adapt to rapidly changing situations if/when needed.  This individual is service-oriented with strong relationship skills for dealing with volunteers and the medical community.

Areas of Responsibility

Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

Volunteer management

  • Develops robust infrastructure to attract volunteers, collect and manage volunteer data.
  • Develop volunteer recruitment, training and recognition programs.
  • Create volunteer intake through LPF website and work with marketing specialist to attract quality volunteers, matching them with satisfying roles.
  • Manages and monitors volunteer hours and contributions.

Program creation

  • Working with a volunteer task force, responsible for the creation of a peer support program.
  • The Peer Support Program (mentor/mentee) will be a new program.  The program manager will develop the Peer Support Program to initially serve essential needs.  The long-term vision will be to grow it in scope, scale and sophistication.
  • Establish development of categories for peer assistance, for example, new amputee, limb rescue/trauma, limb rescue/cancer, family member group.
  • Participate in the development of training program curriculum and ongoing documentation needed for mentors.
  • Creation of peer matching mechanisms, i.e., through LPF website, social media, etc.

Additional responsibilities

  • Identifies community outreach partners and maintains relationships with healthcare communities.
  • Staffs scientific review committee responsible for the education section of the LPF website.
  • Will staff patient assistance committee that reviews mini-grant applications for patients in need of financial assistance while undergoing limb treatment.
  • Will work with database assistant who will administer patient assistance grants correspondence.
  • Staffs peer support committee.
  • Will work collaboratively with the marketing/development specialist in relation to the outreach committee.
  • Will have special event responsibilities.
  • Will assist with grant writing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and nonprofit experience
  • Must have 3-5 years of past experience in volunteer management
  • Highly organized
  • Collaborative and team-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and interpersonal communications
  • Individual with a positive outlook and team orientation
  • Must be willing to travel locally with a reliable form of transportation
  • Past experience with maintaining highly confidential information and the ability to work with others with different backgrounds while demonstrating a high level of customer service
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Job offer contingent on a background check and strong references, particularly from past employers.

Compensation/Benefits

Compensation:  Reflective of industry metrics and commensurate with experience

Benefits: Personal Time Off, Holiday Pay, 100% Remote from Denver Front Range (i.e., must be a local candidate), Professional Education allowance, computer and printer provided.

How To Apply

To Apply:  Include resume and a cover note that specifically describes how your past experience would be a match for this role.  Provide reference contact information for 3-5 references with 2 being past supervisors.  References will not be contacted without your prior permission if that is requested during the interview process.  Candidates who do not provide complete applications will not be considered.  Employee probation period is six months from start date.  Email materials to mrubic@limbpreservation.org.

Interviews will begin immediately with a targeted start date by mid-January 2021.

SKY HIGH HOPE CAMP

Sky High Hope Camp is a program of the Limb Preservation Foundation. Sky High Hope Camp provides a one-week, genuine, summer camp experience for children and teens with current or past pediatric cancer and/or limb loss/limb-threatening conditions due to tumor, trauma, or infection.  Campers range in age from 8-18 and the cost to attend is free-of-charge to families. Sadly, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 session of Sky High Hope Camp has been cancelled. To learn more about Sky High Hope Camp, please visit their website Sky High Hope Camp.

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