Paul Sugg

BSBA, C.Ped., CPO, FAAOP,
President of EastPoint

Paul Sugg is the President of EastPoint Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc and has been in the Prosthetics and Orthotics field since 1993.

A graduate of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, Paul completed his Prosthetics and Orthotics requirements at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL.

He is one of a handful of clinicians that have the distinction of being a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Paul is also a published author in multiple physical therapy journals, physiatry journals, and medical textbooks. He is an adjunct professor for local universities and guest lectures there as well as at other educational venues.

Paul loves spending time with his wife, Emily, and son, Tyler. He is an active member of his local church, and enjoys doing medical missions and flying.

 

W. Brent Wright

CP BOC/O Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

W. Brent Wright is an ABC-certified prosthetist and a BOC-certified orthotist. He has been in the field since he started as a technician at age 16.

Brent graduated Cum Laude from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, with a degree in Healthcare Management and pursued his certification in Prosthetics at California State University.

Brent fulfilled his residency requirements in Charlotte, NC, where he took an interest in Prosthetics, Wound Care Management and Orthoses for Pediatrics.

Brent lives in Raleigh, NC with his lovely wife, Meredith, and his three children, Connor, Carson and Kaitlyn.  Brent and his family also started LifeNabled which is a charity that provides prostheses and training for the developing world.

 

Nazaly Miller

PT and BOC/O Certified Orthotist

Nazaly Miller is a physical therapist and BOC-certified orthotist with over 25 years experience working with children of all ages with developmental delays and neurological disorders.

Nazaly graduated from Ithaca College and has worked in hospital, home, school and clinic settings, including Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina and Raleigh Neurology Associates.

Nazaly is very focused on ensuring that children with physical challenges experience inclusion in their home, school and community lives. This led to advocating for the use of customized adaptive equipment and customized orthotic devices as a means to maximize mobility, independence and community accessibility.

Nazaly recently received her orthotist certification and is very excited to expand her knowledge of customized orthoses. She lives in Holly Springs, NC, with her husband, two teenaged children and a cat that invited himself onto the porch.

 

Brett Decker

CP Prosthetist and Orthotist

Brett Decker is an ABC-Certified Prosthetist Orthotist who has been with EastPoint since August of 2013. Brett graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation science and a certificate in assistive technologies. Brett then went on to receive his master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Brett has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the EastPoint family where he strives to serve others and takes great joy in helping people reach their goals.

Brett was born and raised in Indiana, Pa., a small college town in western Pennsylvania, which is mostly known for being the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World” as well as the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart.

Brett met his beautiful wife, Rachel, while studying at the University of Pittsburgh. Brett and Rachel reside in Wilmington, NC, and are looking forward to starting a family in the near future. Brett and Rachel love living by the coast and spending time on the beach, but they will always make time to cheer on their Pittsburgh sports teams. Go Steelers!!!

 

Jackie Bailey

CP Prosthetist

Jacqueline (Jackie) Bailey completed her Bachelors in Exercise Science and Sports Management while participating in several sports programs at Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU). Following graduation at MVNU, Jackie was accepted and completed her certification in Prosthetics at Northwestern University (Go Wildcats!).

A former collegiate athlete who broke numerous sports records, awarded the prestigious National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) player of the year award and an overall fierce competitor, Jackie leverages that ferocity when advocating for patients. Jackie is a highly skilled and highly driven ABC Certified Prosthetist that relentlessly works to improve the mobility, adaptive needs, and quality of life of her patients.

Residing in Central Ohio with her husband, Greg Bailey, Jackie and Greg are proud pet parents and are both very active in a church plant. Jackie is highly competitive in all facets of life, coupled with an incredible intensity and passion for improving anything she touches, these among many other characteristics aid Jackie in successfully advocating for patients and overcoming incredibly challenging patient needs.

 

Louis Brown

CPO Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist and Occupational Therapist

Louis Brown began his Allied Health career as an Occupational Therapist, educated at East Carolina University.

He gained in depth rehabilitation experience at Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest School of Medicine. He specialized in Orthopedics and hand therapy along with burn and rheumatologic disorders. Louis attend Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois for further advanced education in the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Louis joined EastPoint after multiple years of service in Raleigh, NC for a large national company.  He has an extensive array of subspecialty certificates in advanced biomechanics techniques of prosthetic and orthotic fitting design and component application.

Louis Enjoys providing personal care for each individual’s unique needs.  His base of focus in service is taken from Galatians 6:9, “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time you will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.”

In his spare time Louis enjoys spending time with Becky, his wife of 34 years.   He enjoys playing tennis and he also has a heart for providing prostheses globally.

 

Chris Baughman

CP BOC/O Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Chris Baughman is an ABC-certified Prosthetist and a BOC-certified Orthotist.  He graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and completed his certification in Prosthetics at California State University.

Chris finished his residency in Pittsburgh, PA working directly with the local Veterans Administration Amputee Clinic.  During this time, Chris fostered his communication and trade skills under his brother Matt Baughman, who is an CPO and above knee amputee himself.

During his prosthetic program, he was introduced to a new friend and a future coworker, Brent Wright.  This is a wonderful testimony to the magnificent plan that the Lord has in store for us, even when we don’t know it!

Chris enjoys  spending his leisure time with his wife, Maria and two sons, Braden and Chase.  They can be found anywhere outdoors whether playing golf, camping, fishing or at the beach.  But foremost, they are strong believers in their faith and love for the Lord, which all glory is given unto Him.

 

David Keck

CP/BOCCOF Certified Prosthetist and Certified Orthotic Fitter

David began his career in Prosthetics and Orthotics in Saginaw, Michigan. After working for a large family owned O&P Company in Michigan for nearly twenty-four years, it was time for a change. He has been with EastPoint since December of 2016.

He has a desire to see all amputees receive the outstanding level of care that persons living with amputations deserve, especially veterans. He continues to advance his knowledge through regular training and continuing education, with additional certificates in advanced technologies.

The philosophy of the “Team Approach” to care is ingrained in his DNA. Experience has shown the best outcomes are most often achieved when the Patient, Provider, Prosthetist/Orthotist, Therapist, and family members work together.

While serving in the U.S. Navy, David met his wife Eloisa of 32 years, while homeported in California.  As a couple they enjoy serving others, locally, and overseas. They serve regularly with their church in Kinston, and have a strong heart for adoption, and missions.

 

ABC Prosthetic and Orthotic Resident

Manjiro goes by Manny since his move across the country to the East Coast. He is a graduate of the Loma Linda University Masters of Science Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and joins EastPoint as a resident to pursue ABC Orthotics and Prosthetics certification. Before pursuing a career in prosthetics and orthotics, Manny was a fish gutter, pallbearer, EMT/AT, and apprentice builder.

Manny was born in Osaka, Japan, and raised in Los Angeles, he learned about the field working as a prosthetic technician and while volunteering at a local physical therapy gym. He is excited to be in North Carolina and to be a part of EastPoint. Manny enjoys learning, the outdoors, technology, and traveling.

 

Hannah Clark

Orthotic Fitter

Hannah Clark is an undergraduate exercise science student at Appalachian State University with aspirations to become a CPO. On the EastPoint team, Hannah serves as an Orthotic Fitter and Prosthetist-Orthotist Technician Assistant.

When she is not working at EastPoint, Hannah enjoys sharing God’s love and promoting healing through missions. Her most recent mission involved treating clubfoot patients in the Dominican Republic.

At ASU, Hannah is employed in the biomechanics laboratory and has presented her research at the national level. Aside from her passion for people and helping them regain mobility, Hannah loves to celebrate both people and mobility through dance.

 

Melissa O'Merry

Executive Assistant

Melissa O’Merry, has been with us since the beginning and is a strong patient advocate. She goes above and beyond the call of duty to take care of our patients.

She has extensive experience in billing in collections as well as patient management. Melissa stays up-to-date on the current billing practices by participating in continuing education classes.

Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris and daughter Spencer. She is an active member of her local church.

 

Rhonda Batt

Director of First Impressions

Rhonda and her husband Rich along with their three Yorkies moved to the area from a small town in northern Pennsylvania. They came to NC to be near to their daughters and grandkids.

Rhonda enjoys going to the beach, gardening, reading, crafting and being out in nature.  Spending her free time with family and friends is a high-priority and her greatest joy.

Rhonda has been a great addition to the Eastpoint family. She believes we are blessed every day!  One of the poems she has up in the office is:

All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful,

The Lord God made them all.

 

Nelda Ezzell

Office Administrator

Born and raised in Kinston, Nelda has been married 22 years to her high school sweetheart, Steven. They have two boys, Lucas 14 and Gabe 12 that attend Bethel Christian Academy.

Nelda is an active member of Groundbreakers Ministries, serving on her church board, doing sermon and music presentations as well as outreach ministries. Working in the medical field for over 15 years, she enjoys greeting and communicating with patients.

Her spare time consists of church functions, family, school and sports activities of her boys. She strives to be a positive influence that can help to impact others and make a difference in the lives of many.

 

Carol Albrecht

Ohio Administrator

Carol Albrecht is the EastPoint Ohio Administrator. A lifelong student of business, organization, project management, and an exceptional communicator, Carol leverages these skills to support the Ohio EastPoint team to promptly fit patients with the best adaptive solution while also being a gentle and courteous resource for patients.

Passionate about managing processes, keeping projects moving forward, and ultimately aiding patients to achieve a greater quality of life through adaptation and or mobility, is Carol’s desire.

Carol and husband Scott of 39 years enjoy Sunday lunches with their four adult children, spouses, and five grandchildren. Carol and Scott are very active in their Church and community, serving on several local and national committees and leading various ministries within the church. Faith, servant leadership, and illustrating the love of God are the foundations from which Carol has humbly built her professional career.

 

Tyler Sugg

Clinical and Fabrication Assistant

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Tyler Sugg works as an assistant in the clinical and fabrication realms of prosthetics and orthotics. He enjoys the 3-D aspects of fabrication in prosthetics. He has grown up in the field, as his father owns the company, and is a student at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where he studies Psychology and Spanish.

Tyler is active in his local church and with his youth group, and he’s participated in missions work in California, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

In his spare time, Tyler enjoys playing tennis and shooting handguns. After his education, he hopes to pursue a career in Psychology helping to join Hispanic and American communities.

 

Gail N. Sugg

Bookkeeper

Gail N. Sugg serves as the bookkeeper for EastPoint Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. She has been with the company since 2009.

Upon graduation from Greene Central High School in Snow Hill, NC, she attended Atlantic Christian College, now known as Barton College, in Wilson, NC. Her first job was at DuPont in Wilmington, NC, where she served as a staff stenographer.

After moving back home to eastern North Carolina, Gail worked at L.L. Murphrey Company in Lizzie, NC, for 27 years as office manager. She works closely with her husband, Mike, a licensed general contractor and owner of M.T. Sugg Company in Snow Hill, NC.

Gail and Mike have one daughter, Tracy, who lives in Winterville, NC, and is a paralegal at Ricci Law Firm. Gail enjoys reading, boating and spending time with her pets. She is a member of Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville, NC.

 

Donald Johnson

Billing Specialist

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Donald Johnson graduated from Pitt Community College with degrees in General Office Technology and Healthcare Management. He works full-time at Vidant Health as an insurance specialist and also works part-time at both EastPoint Prosthetics & Orthotics in Kinston, NC, and Orthotics and Prosthetics East in Greenville, NC, as a billing specialist.

He is happily married to his wife, Leigh Johnson, and has a 12-year-old daughter, Victoria. Donald is a Christian man, and his passion is his faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Ronald Johnson

Billing Specialist

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Ronald Johnson joined the EastPoint staff in December 2011. He graduated from Pitt Community College in 2003 with an Associate’s degree in Healthcare Management Technology.

He brings to our staff 10 years of experience with billing and reimbursement. Ronald is well versed when it comes to having insurance billing or coding issues when your claim is sent to your insurance company. If you have any concerns about your bill, Ronald will work with you to have your issue resolved in a timely manner.

In his spare time, Ronald enjoys singing in the choir at his church and working in the infant nursery. He is a dedicated family man who loves his wife, Michelle, and two little princesses, Emily and Savannah, who keep him extremely busy.