Allegheny Orthotics and Prosthetics practitioner assisting a patient

Meet Our Practitioners

The practitioners at Allegheny Orthotics and Prosthetics combine nurturing care and professional expertise with our patients to create an orthotic brace or prosthetic limb that will help them conquer life’s daily struggles. To learn more about our compassionate professionals, see their bios below.

John Roberts, Jr., CPO,

President and CEO, Allegheny Orthotics & Prosthetics

ABC Certifications: Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist(CPO), Certified Pedorthist(CPed)

Education:

  • Prosthetic Certificate – 1983 – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Orthotic Certificate – 1982 – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • BS Degree in Biology – 1982 – University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA

Experience:

  • Allegheny Orthotics & Prosthetics – Altoona, DuBois, State College – Jan 2000 – present
  • Central Orthotics & Prosthetics – Altoona, DuBois, Johnstown – July 1986 – Dec 1999
  • Johnstown Limb & Brace Co. – Johnstown – 1978-1986
  • John A. Roberts Limb & Brace Co. – Philadelphia – 1973-1978

Professional Memberships:

  • Member – American Academy of Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Member – International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics

A native of Philadelphia, John Roberts developed an early interest in orthotics and prosthetics and began working in his father’s facility while still in high school. After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, John’s interest in the family business did not change. He went on to receive a formal orthotics and prosthetics education from Northwestern University Prosthetic & Orthotic Center in Chicago, IL. In 1983 John joined his father’s company, then, headquartered in Johnstown, with a branch office in DuBois. Three years later, John was instrumental in opening the Altoona office to fill the need for orthotic and prosthetic services in the Blair County area. Today Allegheny Orthotics & Prosthetics consists of 4 facilities, headquartered in Altoona, with branch offices in DuBois, State College and Everett.

John’s commitment and firm belief in helping patients reach their highest level of comfort and mobility, while providing quality products and caring professional service, he led his company to be the leader in growth and development in the field of orthotics and prosthetics in West/Central Pennsylvania.

John lives in Hollidaysburg and enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 sons, camping and traveling.

Mark D. Hinton, CPO, FAAOP

Director of Clinical Services, Resident Director, Clinical Practitioner

ABC Certifications: Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist(CPO), Certified Pedorthist(CPed)

Education:

  • Prosthetic Certificate – 1989 – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Orthotic Certificate – 1987 – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • BA Degree in Business & Economics – 1981 – University of Pittsburgh

Experience:

  • Allegheny Orthotics & Prosthetics – Jan 2000 – present
  • Central Orthotics & Prosthetics – July 1986 – Dec 1999
  • Johnstown Limb & Brace Co. – 1984-1986

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Member – Prosthetic Lower Limb Society

Currently working out of the new McCracken Run Road facility on Mondays, Mark has been treating orthotic and prosthetic needs of patients in the DuBois area since 1990. He spends the remainder of each week working out of the Altoona office. Mark also attends the VA Amputee and Brace Clinic. Mark lives in Johnstown and enjoys ice hockey, hunting, golf and playing guitar.

Matthew S. Lattieri, CPed, CPA, BOCO

Clinical Practitioner

ABC Certifications: Certified Pedorthist(CPed), Registered Prosthetic/Orthotic Assistant(RPOA), Certified Prosthetic Assistant(CPA)

BOC Certifications: Certified Orthotist(BOCO)

Education:

  • PFA Pedorthic Continuing Education –2006 & 2009 – Dallas, TX
  • Ossur Academy Total Solutions Course - 2007
  • Pedorthics 101 – 1998 – Northeast Metro Technical College, White Bear Lake, MN
  • Basic Fabrication Course – 1998 – Xtra Depth University, Milwakee, WI
  • Advanced Fabrication Course– 1998 – Xtra Depth University, Milwakee, WI

Experience:

  • Allegheny Orthotics & Prosthetics – Jan 2000 – present
  • Central Orthotics & Prosthetics – 1995 – 1999

Professional Memberships:

  • Member – Pedorthic Footwear Association
  • Member – Professional Shoe Fitters Society

Matt divides his time between the Altoona, State College and Everett facilities. He has been serving patients as part of this organization since 1995. Matt resides in Altoona and enjoys weight lifting, reading and music.

Charlie E. Roberts, CPA, BOCO

Clinical Practitioner

ABC Certifications: Certified Prosthetic Assistant(CPA)

BOC Certifications: Certified Orthotist(BOCO)

Education:

  • Spinal & Lower Extremity Orthotics – 1970-1971 – NYU Post Graduate Medical School, NY
  • Prosthetics – 1971-1973 – NYU Post Graduate Medical School, NY
  • Upper Extremity Orthotics – 1971 - Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Review Course in Prosthetics – 1975 – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Fitting & Fabrication of the CTLSO – 1978 – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Below Elbow Myoelectric Prosthesis Course – 1980 – Otto Bock, Minneapolis, MN

Experience:

  • Allegheny Orthotics & Prosthetics – 2006 – present
  • Self Employed – 1982 - 2006
  • Johnstown Artificial Limb & Brace – 1976-1982
  • Pulizzi O&P – 1975 – Williamsport, PA
  • John A. Roberts Artificial Limb & Brace – 1968 & 1974 – Philadelphia, PA
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Prosthetic & Orthotic Lab – 1973 - Winston Salem, NC

Professional Memberships:

  • Member – American Academy of Orthotics & Prosthetics

Though he spent many years pursuing other interests, Charlie rejoined his brother’s organization, bringing with him many years of experience in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. He divides his time between the Altoona and Everett facilities. Charlie resides in Altoona with his wife, Cathy, who is part of Allegheny’s office staff. Charlie enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing and travel.

Jennifer L. Kopp, CPed, CPA, CFom, BOCO

Clinical Practitioner

ABC Certifications: Certified Pedorthist(CPed), Certified Prosthetic Assistant(CPA), Certified Fitter of Mastectomy(CFom)

BOC Certifications: Certified Orthotist(BOCO)

Education:

  • Radiant Impressions Custom Breast Prosthesis Course – 2010 – Detroit, MI
  • Pedorthic Pre-Certification – 2008 – Temple University of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mastectomy Fitter Training Course – 2008 – Amoena, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jobst Compression Garment Fitter Course - 2008
  • Orthotic Fitting, Diabetic Foot & Therapeutic Shoe Course – 2007 – ATI, Columbus, OH
  • AS Degree in Occupational Therapy – 2000 – Pennsylvania

Experience:

  • Allegheny Orthotics & Prosthetics – April 2007 – present
  • Occupational Therapy Clinical Training – 2000 – Jefferson Manor, Brookville, PA
  • Occupational Therapy Clinical Training – 1999 – Clarion Rehabilitation Center, Clarion, PA
  • Peer Tutor, Physiology – 1998-1999 – Pennsylvania State University, DuBois, PA

Professional Memberships:

  • Member – American Academy of Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Lifetime Member since 1999 – Delta Mu Sigma – Honorary Fraternity, Recognition of Meritorious Scholarship and Service

Jennifer serves patients in the DuBois area from our new facility on McCracken Run Road. She fits orthotics from head to toe and also evaluates and fits for both custom and off the shelf diabetic/orthopedic shoes. Jennifer is also an experienced fitter of post-mastectomy garments and prostheses. She resides in DuBois with her husband and 2 daughters. When Jennifer is not working, she enjoys gardening and canning, camping and playing guitar.