The legacy of a family

For over 75 years, our family has had the privilege of working with patients and families. Our greatest joy is in seeing how expertly crafted orthotic and prosthetic devices improve the quality of life for our patients.
Gerald Lett, CPO

Gerald started working in the profession in 1963 with his father, J. Harvey Lett, who was a Certified Orthotist. After training at New York University and Northwestern University, Gerald was certified in 1978 by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has over 45 years of experience working with individuals who need our special kind of care. Gerald continues to seek training and education in order to stay abreast of recent O & P developments and technologies.

Education
New York University
Northwestern University
Certifications
American Board, 1978, Certified in Prosthetics/Orthotics (#688)
Continuing Education
3S Suction
Advanced Above Knee
Advanced Below Knee
Allard Gait Biomechanics & Orthotic Applications
Designed Flex Cast
Becker E-Knee
Below Knee
Below Knee Flexible Socket
Bock Myoelectric Upper Extremity
Boston Brace Seminar
Cad Cam
Carbon Copy II
College Park Lower Limb
Diabetic Shoe Course
Endolite
Endolite Transfemoral Systems
Fillauer 1 Hr B/K System
Fillauer RGO Seminar
Flexfoot
Fluid Control Knee Mechanisms
Hip Disarticulation
Hosmer Electronic Elbow/Prehension Actuator System
Human Touch
Oregon Orthotic System
Orthotic Management of Clubfoot
Orthotic Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis and Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
Orthotic Treatment of Neuropathic Foot
Prosthetic Foot/Ankle Mechanisms
Sabolich Socket Advanced A/K Course
Seattle Systems-Microprocessor Knees/Outcomes
Silicone Suction Socket
Upper Extremity Orthotic Course
Upper Extremity Prosthetics
VA Qualified Prosthetist
Alan Lett, CPO

Alan started working in the profession with Gerald in the summer of 1985 during his final two years of high school. He started prosthetic school in 1992 following graduation from West Virginia University. Alan became certified in 1998 in both Prosthetics and Orthotics, just like his father had twenty years earlier. Also like his father, Alan continues to seek training and education in order to stay abreast of recent O & P developments and technologies.

Education
West Virginia University, 1992, Bachelor of Science
Certifications
Shelby State College, 1993, Certificate in Prosthetics
Northwestern University, 1994, Certificate in Orthotics
American Board, 1998, Certified in Prosthetics/Orthotics (#1670)
Continuing Education
Allard Gait Biomechanics & Orthotic Applications
Becker Lower Extremity Orthotics Seminar
Boston Brace
Cascade DAFO Course
Charleston Bending
C-Leg – Otto Bock
College Park Course
Current Trends in Pediatric Orthotics
DAW Pyramid Plus Systems
Dynamic Bracing
Endolite Transfemoral Systems
Fillauer RGO Seminar
Flexfoot
Liberty Mutual ARGO
Myobock
Omega Tracer Cad T-Ring Course
Omega Tracer Training Seminar
Ortho Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis and Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
Orthotic Treatment of Neuropathic Foot
Otto Bock Upper Extremity Myoelectric Course
OWW Stratus & Alpha Cushion Liner
Pathfinder Course
Post Op. Mgmt. of Lower Limb Amputations
Prosthetic Foot/Ankle Mechanisms
Sabolich Socket Advanced A/K Course
Seattle Systems-Microprocessor Knees/Outcomes
Spinal Tech – Providence Scoliosis System
SWASH Dynamic Hip Orthosis
TC II Orthomerica Course
Donnie Mccutcheon, COA

Donnie started working for J Harvey in the orthotic industry in 1967. While working for him, Donnie completed an orthotic technical course. He worked for J Harvey for 18 years before leaving to pursue other interests. Donnie then came to work for WV O&P in 1998.

Donnie brings an extensive knowledge, experience, and skill of fabrication techniques as well as measuring, molding and fitting orthotic devices.

Charles Collins, BOCPO

Charles began working in the orthotic and prosthetic profession in the spring of 2001. Charles gained hands-on knowledge of fabricating and fitting orthotic/ prosthetic devices. While completing an Associate of Science degree he
also attended numerous educational courses and seminars in the O&P field. Charles successfully completed a rigorous process to earn certification as a Prosthetist – Orthotist from the Board of Certification (BOC).

Charles joined WV Orhtotic & Prosthetic Center in January of 2011. He continues to stay current in his training with continuing education courses and conferences.

Education
Bluefield State College, 2009, Associate of Science
Certifications
Board of Certification, 2011 Certified in Orthotics, 2014 Certified in Prosthetics (#50275)
Continuing Education
Allard Gait Biomechanics & Orthotic Applications
Aetrex Therapeutic Shoe Fitting Course
Becker Stance Control Overview Seminar
College Park Course
Fillauer RGO Seminar
Fillauer Swing Phase Lock Seminar
OWW Alpha Liner Selection
OWW Pathfinder Course
Seattle Systems-Microprocessor Knees/Outcomes
SWASH Dynamic H¬ip Orthosis
Truform OTC Fitting Course
Lela McFarland CFts

Lela McFarland began at WV Orthotics and Prosthetics in November of 2015.  Lela gained training and experience in managing foot care issues with specialization in fitting shoes, inlays and other orthopedic foot care needs.  In the Spring of 2017, Lela successfully completed the requirements and passed the national board exam to become a Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes (CFts) from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC). Lela serves as a Patient Foot Care Specialist and continues to stay current in her field by engaging in continuing education courses and conferences.  When she finds spare moments between transporting her 13 and 10 year old girls to dance and social events, Lela enjoys running with friends, hiking with her husband, and staying in for family pizza and movie night.

Education
Bachelors of Music Education, B.M.Ed, Georgetown College, 2001
Certifications
Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes, CFts, ABC, 2017
Sam Stuart CPO

Sam entered the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2011. Before joining WVOPC in September of 2017 he practiced in Winston-Salem, NC and High Point, NC. He received a Bachelors degree in Sports Medicine and Health Sciences from Guilford College in 2011. Then went on to achieve a Masters degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics at the University of Pittsburgh. He since has gained ABC certification in both Prosthetics and Orthotics. As a practitioner Sam is committed to providing thorough, comprehensive, and compassionate care that is demanded for quality of life restoration and betterment of the lives of patients. Sam continues to seek training and education to stay up to date with the most current O & P developments and technologies.

Education
Guilford College, 2011, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Sports Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, 2014, Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics
Certifications
American Board for Certification, 2016, Prosthetics
American Board for Certification, 2016, Orthotics
Continuing Education
Legworks: Transcending K2 Boundaries
SPS: Elevated Vacuum System Presentationm
O&P Digital Tech: Fundamentals of Excellence Conference
Ossur: Pro-Flex Certification
Ossur: Rheo Knee 3 Certification
Ottobock: C-leg 4 Training Course
Ottobock: Advanced C-leg 4 Training Course
Morgan Stuart CPO, RN-BSN

Morgan began working in the Orthotic and Prosthetic profession at WV O&P in the summer of 2008. She worked part-time every summer while attending college at Marshall University. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, she attended the Orthotic and Prosthetic master’s program at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her 18-month residency and became an ABC Certified Prosthetist Orthotist in 2016. She is committed to providing comprehensive, quality care that is required for the betterment of her patients’ lives. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys being active, traveling, and baking.

Education
Marshall University, 2012, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Pittsburgh, 2014, Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics
Certifications
West Virginia Board of Nursing, 2012, Licensed Registered Nurse
American Board, 2016, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (#03793)
Continuing Education
C-Leg 4 Advanced Course
Ossur Rheo Knee Course
Ossur Proflex Foot Course
Gerald Lett, CPO

Gerald started working in the profession in 1963 with his father, J. Harvey Lett, who was a Certified Orthotist. After training at New York University and Northwestern University, Gerald was certified in 1978 by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has over 45 years of experience working with individuals who need our special kind of care. Gerald continues to seek training and education in order to stay abreast of recent O & P developments and technologies.

Alan Lett, CPO

Alan started working in the profession with Gerald in the summer of 1985 during his final two years of high school. He started prosthetic school in 1992 following graduation from West Virginia University. Alan became certified in 1998 in both Prosthetics and Orthotics, just like his father had twenty years earlier. Also like his father, Alan continues to seek training and education in order to stay abreast of recent O & P developments and technologies.

Donnie Mccutcheon, COA

Donnie started working for J Harvey in the orthotic industry in 1967. While working for him, Donnie completed an orthotic technical course. He worked for J Harvey for 18 years before leaving to pursue other interests. Donnie then came to work for WV O&P in 1998.

Donnie brings an extensive knowledge, experience, and skill of fabrication techniques as well as measuring, molding and fitting orthotic devices.

Charles Collins, BOCPO

Charles began working in the orthotic and prosthetic profession in the spring of 2001. Charles gained hands-on knowledge of fabricating and fitting orthotic/ prosthetic devices. While completing an Associate of Science degree he
also attended numerous educational courses and seminars in the O&P field. Charles successfully completed a rigorous process to earn certification as a Prosthetist – Orthotist from the Board of Certification (BOC).

Charles joined WV Orhtotic & Prosthetic Center in January of 2011. He continues to stay current in his training with continuing education courses and conferences.

Lela McFarland CFts

Lela McFarland began at WV Orthotics and Prosthetics in November of 2015.  Lela gained training and experience in managing foot care issues with specialization in fitting shoes, inlays and other orthopedic foot care needs.  In the Spring of 2017, Lela successfully completed the requirements and passed the national board exam to become a Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes (CFts) from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC). Lela serves as a Patient Foot Care Specialist and continues to stay current in her field by engaging in continuing education courses and conferences.  When she finds spare moments between transporting her 13 and 10 year old girls to dance and social events, Lela enjoys running with friends, hiking with her husband, and staying in for family pizza and movie night.

Sam Stuart CPO

Sam entered the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2011. Before joining WVOPC in September of 2017 he practiced in Winston-Salem, NC and High Point, NC. He received a Bachelors degree in Sports Medicine and Health Sciences from Guilford College in 2011. Then went on to achieve a Masters degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics at the University of Pittsburgh. He since has gained ABC certification in both Prosthetics and Orthotics. As a practitioner Sam is committed to providing thorough, comprehensive, and compassionate care that is demanded for quality of life restoration and betterment of the lives of patients. Sam continues to seek training and education to stay up to date with the most current O & P developments and technologies.

Morgan Stuart CPO, RN-BSN

Morgan began working in the Orthotic and Prosthetic profession at WV O&P in the summer of 2008. She worked part-time every summer while attending college at Marshall University. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, she attended the Orthotic and Prosthetic master’s program at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her 18-month residency and became an ABC Certified Prosthetist Orthotist in 2016. She is committed to providing comprehensive, quality care that is required for the betterment of her patients’ lives. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys being active, traveling, and baking.

The legacy of a family, a legacy of care
1933
J. Harvey Lett is offered a 30-cent-per-hour job making braces for patients with physical challenges.
He was repairing a neighbor’s fence at the time.
1951
Indiana Brace Company
J. Harvey takes a job as an orthotist with Indiana Brace Co. in Indianapolis.
1961
Parsley Manufacturing
J. Harvey purchases Parsley Manufacturing Co. in Charleston, WV.
1963
Gerald joins the company to help out with the rapidly increasing business.
1968
Clarksburg Artificial Limb Company
Gerald and Audrey purchase Clarksburg Artificial Limb Company in Clarksburg, WV.
1972
LETT Orthopedic Industries
J. Harvey and Gerald merge their companies to form LETT Orthopedic Industries with offices in Clarksburg, Fairmont and Princeton.
1992
LETT Orthopedics is sold to a larger company
1997
West Virginia Orthotic & Prosthetic Center
On November 1, Gerald, Audrey and son Alan continue the family legacy with the opening of West Virginia Orthotic & Prosthetic Center in Beckley.