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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Expanding Our Board of Trustees - Dr. Peverley Hukill and Christine Roper

(Los Angeles, CA, April 17, 2013) Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) a leader in pediatric orthopaedic treatment, research and education, has appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees, Peverley J. Hukill, Ph.D. and Christine Wright Roper.

LAOH draws on its Board of Trustees for leadership and support of the institution and its many programs. “Our new board members have the aptitude and dedication necessary to help us continue our commitment to the mission,” said Dr. Anthony Scaduto, president and chief executive officer, LAOH.
 
Photo from left to right: Peverley Hukill and Christine Wright Roper
 
Dr. Hukill has been a volunteer in LAOH's support group Las Madrecitas for over five years and she is currently serving as the president. Dr. Hukill consults, writes and lectures on innovation and strategic leadership, and is a former Northrop Grumman executive. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Boston College and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy.

“I find the intersection of science and humanity at LAOH amazing. I am fascinated by what LAOH can do for children so they can move and compete; but it is what LAOH can do for children so they can play in the game their whole life that I find truly inspiring," said Dr. Hukill.

Dr. Hukill lives in Rancho Palos Verdes with her husband Jon Spain and their two children.
 
Also appointed a board member, Roper. She has been affiliated with the LAOH support group The League-Caring for Children with Orthopedic Needs (known as The League) since the early 1970s. She started as a member of the Professionals of The League, joined the Pinafores and Juniors of The League alongside her daughter from first grade through high school, and she is currently serving as The League’s president.

She retired last December from the money-management firm Aletheia Research & Management, Inc. and prior to joining Aletheia, she spent 32 years with First Union Securities, now Wells Fargo Advisors.

Roper has been a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Executive Women International since 1981, was president in 1989, and continues to serve as a sustaining member.

“If it wasn’t for LAOH, some kids would never walk again. It warms my heart to see patients getting the best possible care at LAOH,” said Roper.

Roper lives in Topanga and she has two children.

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About Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital:
For over a century, the mission of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) has been to provide outstanding care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and advance care worldwide for all musculoskeletal patients through medical education and scientific research.

In partnership with UCLA Health and jointly funded by LAOH and UCLA the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, located on the UCLA Westwood campus, was constructed in 2007 and the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital opened in January 2012. With treatment and research locations in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Calexico, California, LAOH is uniquely positioned as a leader in treating the full spectrum of orthopaedic needs. For more information about LAOH, visit: www.ortho-institute.org.

Media Contact:
Wileen Hernandez
(213) 742-1501
wileenhernandez@mednet.ucla.edu