About Us

ADVANCING ORTHOPEDICS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

The Warsaw, Indiana, orthopedic device cluster is one of the most concentrated centers of medical device economic activity anywhere in the United States. The orthopedic industry continues to grow, driven by treating the underlying needs of musculoskeletal patients and improving people’s lives.

It started when Revra DePuy began his company in Warsaw in 1895. Thirty-two years later, a DePuy employee and area native J.O. Zimmer launched his own company. Another Warsaw company became the predecessor of Medtronic’s spinal business—the world leader in the spinal device category. By the time Biomet was created in 1977, the area was thriving with enterprises large and small.

Today, these companies are multi-billion dollar global enterprises, anchoring an industry cluster that represents 50% of the global orthopedic market for total joint replacements—making Warsaw, Indiana, the Orthopedic Capital of the World.®

OrthoWorx is a non-profit formed in 2009 with initial funding from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to preserve and extend our region’s legacy as the Orthopedic Capital.® Based in Warsaw, Indiana, we work with orthopedic industry members, academic partners and community leaders to capitalize on the resources and expertise across our region and in our industry to achieve common goals.

It is our mission to ensure that our industry and the communities that depend on its success thrive with social and economic benefits for generations to come.

Together, we accomplish this through three core initiatives: Talent Development, Talent Attraction, and Innovation.

the orthoworx team

Our team is a passionate, driven group of professionals whose collective experience and expertise help us pursue our core initiatives.

Brad Bishop
Executive Director

Nichole Rouached
Manager, Communications and Projects

David Anderson
Consultant

Mike Hawkins
Consultant

Roy Wiley
Consultant

Todd Dawson
Consultant

Phil Lindeman
Consultant

Lisa Betzner
Office Manager

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors is a dedicated group of executives representing our industry, academic and community partners. Most were founding board members of OrthoWorx and have fiduciary responsibility for our organization.
DAVID FINDLAY, BOARD CHAIR
President & Chief Executive Officer,
Lakeland Financial Corp. & Lake City Bank

David Findlay currently serves as President of Lakeland Financial Corporation, and Lake City Bank, headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana. He oversees.. Read More
DAVID JOHNSON
President & CEO,
BioCrossroads, Inc.

David Johnson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BioCrossroads, a market-driven collaboration of Indiana’s leaders in life sciences… Read More
WILLIAM J. KATIP, PH.D.
President,
Grace College & Theological Seminary

William J. (Bill) Katip, Ph.D., has 39 years of college administration and teaching experience. His background includes College Admissions, Student Life… Read More
MONICA KENDRICK
More information coming soon!
SUZANNE LIGHT
Executive Director, Kosciusko County Community Foundation

Suzanne Light is the Executive Director, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, a public charity, based in Warsaw, Indiana. Suzanne leads… Read More
JON SERBOUSEK
Past President, Biomet Orthopedics & Sr. VP Biomet Inc.

Jon Serbousek was the President of Biomet Orthopedics and Senior Vice President of Biomet, Inc. Prior to Biomet, Jon held various general management… Read More
PAUL VOORHORST
Vice President of Clinical Research,
DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction

Paul Voorhorst joined DePuy in 1989 and is currently the Vice President of Clinical Research… Read More

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orthoworx members

Expanding the community benefits of our status as The Orthopedic Capital of the World® requires broad, coordinated effort. Our community stakeholders embrace and contribute toward our efforts. They include representatives from the following companies and organizations.

OUR INITIATIVES