Team Members

All care is provided under the supervision of Florida-licensed practitioners who are certified by the American Board for Certification and who believe in providing the most appropriate care for each patient.

We are committed to continuing education. Our staff continually updates their education in the areas of patient care best practices; new orthotic, prosthetic, and material technologies; and regulatory and compliance standards for providing health care.


Brett Saunders, CPO


    Brett is a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist credentialed by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. He is also a Florida-licensed Prosthetist Orthotist.

    Brett entered the field of prosthetics and orthotics in 1981 as a technician for Bremer Brace Company in Orlando, Florida. He found a calling in this field and appreciates the impact his work has on people’s lives.

    He graduated from Florida International University’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Program in 1991 and became a credentialed Certified Orthotist in 1993. He went on to seek title extension and became a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist in 1993.

    His post-credential career began with Amputee and Brace Center in Orlando, Florida as a practitioner. In 1995 Brett owned and was a practitioner for Amputee and Brace Center of Lakeland, Florida.

    In 1997 Brett joined NovaCare Prosthetics and Orthotics and rose to the position of Clinical Operations Director and Upper Extremity Prosthetic Specialist and the Florida area member of the National Upper Extremity Prosthetic Program Team.

    Brett was a member of the inaugural class of practitioners to earn the designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists in 1998.

    When the Florida legislature passed licensure for prosthetics and orthotics, Brett was one of the first to be licensed.

    In 2000, Brett joined family members as a practitioner at ABC Prosthetics & Orthotics, which had a number of offices around central Florida and one in The Villages.

    In April 2008, Brett opened Saunders Prosthetics and Orthotics Group in The Villages. He enjoys having a smaller practice where he can spend time with his patients and provide a higher level of care.

    The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists again awarded the designation of Fellow of the Academy in 2012.

    In 2012, Brett was appointed to St. Petersburg College’s J.E. Hanger College of Orthotics and Prosthetics’ advisory committee.

    In 2013, Brett was honored receive a gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists by Governor Rick Scott.

    In 2015, Brett was honored to be reappointed to the Florida Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists by Governor Rick Scott.

    Brett has been trained in many procedures and the latest technology advances including the Sabolich Socket System, Otto Bock’s Upper Extremity Myobock system, Motion Control’s Utah Arm and ProControl systems, Touch Bionic’s iLimb hand and microprocessor knee units, including certifications in CLeg, Genium, and Rheo knee systems,as well as the Limb Logic and Edison elevated vacuum systems.

    Brett actively donates time to advance the prosthetics and orthotics profession as well as working with young people in community sports programs.


    Susan Saunders, CFom

    Office Administrator, Certified Fitter - Orthotics Mastectomy and a Florida licensed Orthotic Fitter

      I am a Florida licensed Orthotic Fitter as well as an American Board for Certification credentialed Certified Fitter for Orthotics and Mastectomy. I have a dual role as both a clinical care provider — fitting orthotic devices, graduated compression garments, and post-mastectomy fittings — and as the office administrator for our practice.

      I am dedicated to ensuring your experience with us is positive.


      Chelsea Ray, CPO, CFm

      Prosthetist/Orthotist and Certified Mastectomy Fitter

        Chelsea earned her degree at Furman University and completed her Orthotic and Prosthetic Training at Northwestern University. She joined the clinical care team at Saunders Prosthetics & Orthotics Group to complete her resident training and begin her professional career.  Chelsea earned her national credentials as a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist and a Certified Mastectomy Fitter.   Chelsea is based in our Lady Lake office to provide you the best care in America’s Friendliest Home Town.