Thank you for your compassion, commitment, and generosity!



Over the past year, the United Brachial Plexus Network (UBPN) has seen changes in the leadership and Board of Directors (BOD). As many of you have heard, we've had a changing of the guard at UBPN, and Richard Looby, our long-time President of UBPN (12 years, in fact), has decided to pass the torch into others’ capable and willing hands. There have been some changes within the Board of Directors as well. 

While we are excited for the future of UBPN, we would be amiss if we didn’t recognize the tremendous impact and gifts that those who have left their official positions have had on the organization and our BPI community as a whole. We are both incredibly grateful for those who have spent so many years serving our community and very excited about the new ideas and energy we have coming in.  It is with heartfelt gratitude that we say farewell in an official capacity to those who have stepped down from the BOD after many years of dedication and service, although never a goodbye!  Each one has dedicated countless hours of time and effort which have been invaluable to UBPN as well as the BPI community.  We all know and realize that many of you have benefited from their commitment and service. We want to thank Rich Looby, Kara Rosenberg, Courtney Widzinski, Mackenzie Rutherford, Amy Johnson, and Dan Aldrich by sharing with you some of their stories and contributions over the years.


Rich Looby

Kara Rosenberg


Courtney Widzinski


Mackenzie Rutherford


Amy Johnson


Dan Aldrich


We at UBPN will miss working with all of you amazing individuals, Rich, Kara, Courtney, Amy, Mackenzie, and Dan and know we’ve been lucky to have you be part of our team for as long as we did! Thanks for all your years of hard work, support, compassion, contributions, and please trust that UBPN’s doors are always open for you! 

New ideas, bright strength, recharged fervor in the Presidential role is currently being filled by Christopher Janney who has served on the Board of Directors since 2008. He offers great perspective stemming from his traumatic brachial plexus injury in 2002.

Our Vice President is Jordyn Whiting. She has a brachial plexus injury from birth and has been on the Board of Directors since 2019.  

We want to welcome Rachel Storms as our newest member of the Board of Directors and as our Social Media coordinator.  Rounding out the rest of the BOD is Kimberly Walker and Tanya Jennison, long-time dedicated and resilient members.  Please join us in welcoming new members, congratulating new positions, wishing well to members stepping away, and reminding ourselves that it takes a community to spread awareness, offer support, fundraise, champion potential and raise a village such as our BPI community!


The United Brachial Plexus Network Board of Directors

Christopher Janney, Jordyn Whiting, Kimberly Walker, Tanya Jennison, and Rachel Storms