The American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) board of directors has named Georgia Krehbiel its new CEO. With more than 25 years of experience in both national and international organizations, Krehbiel has a proven track record of leading strategic initiatives to drive revenue and expand programs and services for those in need.
“We are thrilled to welcome Georgia as the founding CEO,” noted David G. Armstrong, a Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the founding President of ALPS. “She has that rare combination of strategic vision, drive and innate humanity that is going to benefit not only ALPS, but the clinicians and patients we serve.”
“I am honored and grateful to accept the position as CEO of this exceptional organization, consisting of a talented and passionate team dedicated to limb preservation,” said Krehbiel. “ALPS is poised to develop its vision and impact and build upon the momentum and successes of the past year. We will build upon these achievements while maintaining the highest standards in care as we expand programs and services and improve patient outcomes. I look forward to being part of this amazing team as we work to eliminate preventable amputations over the next generation.”
Prior to joining ALPS, Krehbiel served as National Director of Development with the Adult Congenital Heart Association. In her work nationally and internationally, Krehbiel has worked to improve health equity and patient outcomes for vulnerable populations through partnerships at local, state and federal levels. Krehbiel is a thought leader and strategist in advancing health equity issues through strategic corporate partnerships to fund program expansion and clinical research. Krehbiel holds an MBA from Baker University.
ALPS was founded on October 9, 2020 during the annual Diabetic Foot Global Conference, known as DFCon. A key goal of ALPS is to serve as an interdisciplinary bridge that brings like-minded clinicians from different disciplines together to improve limb salvage outcomes in high-risk patients with diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD). In addition to Dr. Armstrong, founding board members of ALPS include: Joseph L. Mills, Sr., MD, FACS, Vice-President of the Society for Vascular Surgery and Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at the Baylor College of Medicine; Michael S. Conte, MD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of California-San Francisco; and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS, Dean of the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
For more information on ALPS, visit https://limbpreservationsociety.org/