Welcome to the 2023 APRIL CONFERENCE 

So Every Body Can Move Legislative Initiative

Whitney Doyle and Ryan Geddie


Session Overview:

The So Every Body Can Move legislative campaign aims to increase access for individuals who use a prosthesis(es) or orthosis(es) designed for physical activity, because we believe your right to move shouldn’t be up for review by insurance companies. The Amputee Coalition understands that physical activity and social participation are essential components of a healthy lifestyle for all and have partnered with organizations around the country to introduce legislation under the So Kids Can Move & So Every Body Can Move umbrella. In 2023, five states passed So Every Body Can Move insurance fairness laws, with 11 more interested in introducing legislation in 2024. Join the Amputee Coalition in this session to learn more about the legislation and how to bring the conversation to your state.


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About Your Presenters:

Whitney Doyle (she/her)

Whitney Doyle is the Director of Government Relations at the Amputee Coalition. Whitney has extensive advocacy and grassroots leadership experience and previously served as the Executive Director of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc. Her drive for transparency and equality led to expanded outreach of assistive technology services in every county in Florida. Whitney began her career with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from St. Petersburg College and became a certified prosthetist in 2015. Seeking a transition away from patient care, Whitney began working on projects that aligned with her passion for equitable access.

Her disability advocacy work started in 2008, when she joined the Florida Youth Council and became a volunteer at the Florida Youth Leadership Forum. Being inspired by others who have disabilities has led her to become an active member of the Florida Independent Living Council’s board of directors and the National Council on Independent Living’s finance committee. Whitney has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the University of Central Florida and became a certified nonprofit professional in 2023.


Ryan Geddie (he/him)

Ryan Geddie is a congenital amputee and Government Relations Specialist at the Amputee Coalition. He received a B.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in the spring of 2022.

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