Team Bios

Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson, CPO, LPO
Clinical Director

Clinical Director and cofounder of P&O Care. Jon, along with his business partner and current CEO Jim Weber, opened P&O Care in 2002 with a mission to improve the quality of patient’s lives through innovative design and fabrication of custom prosthetic and orthotic devices.

Jon is a nationally recognized as a leader in the field of upper and lower extremity prosthetic care and hemicorporectomy procedures. He pioneered the unique and innovative “body bucket” for hemicorporectomy patients, a custom fabricated prosthesis utilizes a matrix of ROHO air chambers that enable an intimate fit and unsurpassed comfort for amputees.

Northwestern University, Certificate of Orthotics, 2002
Northwestern University, Certificate of Prosthetics, 1994
St. Louis University, B.S. Chemistry, 1993

ABC Certified Prosthetist
ABC Certified Orthotist
Illinois Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist

American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 2004 Howard R. Thranhardt Lecture Honorarium for his abstract A New Concept in Prosthetic Interface Design for Hemicorporectomy Amputees Utilizing ROHO Compression Therapy.

Luke Brewer

Luke Brewer, CPO

Luke joined the P&O Care team in 2007 after completing his Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology from Missouri State University.

Luke is an ABC Certified Orthotist and Prosthetist and specializes in advanced lower and upper extremity prosthetics, advanced lower extremity orthotics, orthotic management of traumatic injuries of the lower extremities and spine, contracture management, sport related injuries.

Luke first became interested in the orthotic and prosthetic profession in high school after he suffered a serious spine injury in a motor vehicle accident. He’s made it his mission to develop a deeper understanding of his patient’s unique needs so he can recommend innovative solutions that will help them maintain a higher quality of life.

Residency: P&O Care, St. Louis, MO , 2008-2009
Graduate: Northwestern Medical School, Certificate of Orthotics, 2008; Certificate of Prosthetics, 2009.
Undergraduate: Missouri State University, B.S. Medical Biology, 2007

ABC Certified Prosthetist
ABC Certified Orthotist

Dan Luitjohan

F. Daniel Luitjohan, CP, LP

Dan joined the P&O Care team in 2006 after completing his prosthetic residency at Precision Prosthetics and Orthotics in St. Louis.

In 2006, Dan introduced the P&O Care team to a new design called the Marlo Anatomical Socket. This transfemoral socket design allows for greater range of motion, is less visible and provides more comfort for above knee amputees with shorter residual limbs.

Dan takes a special interest in pediatric and upper-extremity prosthetics.

Residency: Precision Prosthetic and Orthotics, St. Louis 2000-2001
Graduate: Northwestern Medical School (Chicago), Certificate of Prosthetics, 1999
Undergraduate: University of Evansville (Evansville, IN), B.S. Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1996

ABC Certified Prosthetist
Illinois Licensed Prosthetist

Allison Singer

Allison Singer, CPO

Allison joined the P&O Care team in 2017 after completing her prosthetic and orthotic residency at JP&O Labs in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Allison specializes in pediatric cases, and in spine and lower extremity orthotics.

Allison was injured as a child from a lawn mower accident that left her without almost half of her right foot. She now wears a custom silicone restoration prosthesis.

Residency: JP&O Labs, Jonesboro, AR, 2014-2015
Graduate: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX), M.S. Prosthetics-Orthotics, 2013
Undergraduate: Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), B.S. Physiology, 2012

ABC Certified Prosthetist
ABC Certified Orthotist
Illinois Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist

Dylan Borrenpohl

Dylan Borrenpohl, CPO/LPO

Dylan joined the P&O Care team in 2015.

Dylan first became interested in prosthetics and orthotics while taking an elective course at the University of Illinois. He was paired with a local nonprofit organization and working on affordable designs for upper limb prosthetic sockets. With this group, Dylan traveled to Central America and delivered quality low-cost prosthetic care and realized he wanted to pursue a career in the orthotic and prosthetic field.

Dylan has a keen interest in developing technologies in O&P, particularly in upper limb and above knee amputations. He is also passionate about professional advocacy for orthotics and prosthetics as well as international aid and outreach.

Dylan believes delivering quality care to patients should always the first priority and continually strives to improve solutions and outcomes for his patients to reach their full potential.

Residency: P&O Care (St. Louis, MO), 2015-2017
Graduate: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, M.S. Prosthetics-Orthotics, 2015
Undergraduate: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Bioengineering, 2013

ABC Certified Prosthetist
ABC Certified Orthotist
Illinois Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist

Ellen Gates

Ellen Gates, CPed

Ellen joined the P&O Care team in 2015.

Ellen’s clinical interests include diabetic neuropathy, leg length discrepancies and fracture management. She is passionate about foot education and teaches patients how shoes and orthotics work synergistically to create a healthy support system for the whole body, preventing health complications and pain.

Ellen was introduced to the field of pedorthics younger than most. As a child, Ellen began wearing orthopedic shoes to correct pigeon-toes, but tossed them upon entrance to high school. When she began suffering from debilitating plantar fasciitis pain at the age of 28, Ellen again tried orthopedic shoes as a last resort and found immediate relief. As a walking testimony, Ellen soon began her journey to become an expert pedorthist seeking to educate and help others reduce chronic foot pain.

Eneslow Pedorthic Institute (New York, NY), Certificate of Pedorthics, 2000
Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), B.S. Food and Nutrition, 1981

ABC Certified Pedorthist
Illinois Licensed Pedorthist

Jordan Carda

Jordan Carda, CPO

Jordan joined the P&O Care team in 2019 as a prosthetics and orthotics resident.

At the age of 15, Jordan underwent flatfoot reconstruction surgery to address his severe pronation. After surgery, Jordan was given several foot and ankle braces and foot orthotics that he still wears to this day.

During his undergraduate degree, Jordan spent a full year learning how to fabricate O&P devices. This experience helped to enhance his hand skills and patient interaction.

Graduate: Concordia University (St. Paul, MN), M.S. Orthotics & Prosthetics, 2019
Undergraduate: Concordia University (St. Paul, MN)
B.S. Orthotics & Prosthetics, 2017

Evan Ross CPO Prosthetist Orthotist

Evan Ross, CPO

Evan Ross is a certified prosthetist and orthotist who joined the P&O Care team in 2021.

He graduated from Drexel University with a master’s in biomedical engineering in 2007 before earning his Certificate of Orthotics in 2010 and Certificate of Prosthetics in 2011 from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Evan specializes in upper extremity prosthetics and orthotics, lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics, spinal care, and pediatric care.

Residency: American Prosthetics and Orthotics (APO), Iowa City, IA 2011-2013

Graduate: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) – Certificate of Orthotics, 2010; Certificate of Prosthetics, 2011

Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA), M.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2007

Undergraduate: Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO), B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2005

ABC Certified Prosthetist
ABC Certified Orthotist

Kenny Laufer, MPO Resident Prosthetist & Orthotist at P&O Care

Kenny Laufer, MPO
Resident Prosthetist/Orthotist

Kenny Laufer is a resident prosthetist and orthotist who joined the P&O Care team in January of 2022.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology in 2017 before achieving his Master’s of Biomedical Engineering Orthotics and Prosthetics and Certificate of Orthotics and Prosthetics in 2020. Kenny specializes in upper extremity prosthetics and orthotics, lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics, spinal care, and pediatric care.

Residency: Prosthetic and Orthotic Care, Fairview Heights, IL, 2022 – Present

Graduate: Florida International University/International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics (Tampa, FL) – M.B. Biomedical Engineering Orthotics and Prosthetics, 2020; Certificate of Orthotics, 2020; Certificate of Prosthetics, 2020

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA), B.S. Kinesiology, 2017

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