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Leadership and Committees

Officers

Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM

Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM

President-Elect

Sylvia Virbulis, DPM

Immediate-Past President

Board Members

Alan Block, DPM

Alan Block, DPM

Trustee

Lauren Wurster, DPM

Lauren Wurster, DPM

Young Physician Trustee

Liaison

Stephani_Cadar

Stephani Honzura

APMSA Liaison to APMA Board of Trustees

Staff

Denis M. Russell, CPA, CAE

Denis M. Russell, CPA, CAE

Interim Executive Director

Kathy L. Balderson

Kathy L. Balderson

Director, Continuing Education and Programs

Tina Carter

Tina Carter

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH

Senior Director, Center for Professional Advocacy and Health Policy and Practice

Tiffany Kildale

Tiffany Kildale

Director, Member Engagement

Gail Reese, JD

Gail Reese, JD

Director, Center for Professional Advocacy, and Associate Director, Health Policy and Practice

Will Scott

Will Scott

Director, Communications and Digital Resources

Stephanie Simmons

Stephanie Simmons

Director, Governance

Heather Stagliano, DSc

Heather Stagliano, DHSc

Director, Council on Podiatric Medical Education

Erin Tench

Erin Tench, CMM, CMP

Director, Meetings

Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE

Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE

Senior Medical Director and Director, Clinical Affairs

Peggy S. Tresky, MA

Peggy S. Tresky, MA

Senior Director, Communications, Marketing, and Membership

Benjamin J. Wallner

Benjamin J. Wallner

Senior Director, Legislative Advocacy and Director, APMAPAC

View the full staff list.

The self-nomination process for consideration to serve on an APMA committee during the 2025-26 administrative year under Dr. Brooke Bisbee's leadership as president will open in May. Committee appointments are considered by the Board of Trustees during its December meeting and go into effect at the close of the 2025 House of Delegates.

Below are the charges of each committee. Questions regarding the committee nomination process should be directed to Stephanie Simmons.

After appointments are made:

If appointed, eligibility for service on APMA committees is contingent upon completion and return of the following forms:

Completed forms can either be emailed or faxed to Brandi Davenport. The fax number is 301-571-9549. Emailed forms must have an electronic signature. The committee reference manual serves as a resource for all committee members irrespective of their position on the committee. Questions regarding reference manual content should be directed to Stephanie Simmons.

Any questions related to expense reimbursement for current committee members who are eligible related to a face-to-face committee meeting should be directed to your committee's staff liaison.

Affiliate Review Committee

CHAIR: Michael W. DeGere, DPM, WI
Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, FL
Bradley L. Jimerson, DPM, LA
Gretchen A. Lawrence, DPM, NC
Seth A. Rubenstein, DPM, VA
Staff Liaisons: Stephanie R. Simmons

Reviews and makes recommendations to the House of Delegates regarding petitions submitted by organizations seeking recognition as APMA affiliates in accordance with the APMA Bylaws and Administrative Procedures. Reviews annual reports submitted by recognized affiliates and makes recommendations in accordance with the APMA Bylaws and Administrative Procedures.

Specific questions related to the Affiliate Review Committee should be directed to Stephanie Simmons.

APMA Political Action Committee (APMAPAC) Board of Directors

Randy K. Kaplan, DPM, Chair
Janet Simon, DPM, Vice-Chair
Michael A. Conway, DPM, Secretary
William N. McCann, DPM, Treasurer
Rami Basatneh, DPM, Young Physician Liaison
Sierra Clark, APMSA Liaison
Michael J. Cornelison, DPM
Samuel Nava, DPM, ACFAS Liaison
Derek Pantiel, DPM
Odin de los Reyes, DPM
William S. Long, DPM, APMA BOT Liaison
Thomas S. Godfryd, DPM, Chair Emeritus
Barney A. Greenberg, DPM, Chair Emeritus
Gerald D. Peterson, DPM, Chair Emeritus
Staff Liaison: Benjamin J. Wallner

Specific questions related to the APMAPAC should be directed to Benjamin J. Wallner.

Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC)

Membership is confidential. 
Staff Liaison: Stephanie R. Simmons 

Reviews and revises criteria and nominations process for major APMA awards, solicits nominees, and recommends awardees to the board. 

Specific questions related to the Awards and Recognition Committee should be directed to Stephanie Simmons.

Bylaws, Procedures, and Rules Committee

CHAIR: John M. Wray, DPM, IL (2025)
Patricia A. Moore, DPM, IN (2026)
TBD (2027)
Seth A. Rubenstein, DPM, VA (2025)
Stephen C. Schmid, DPM, MN (2026)
Timothy H. Tillo, DPM, FS, ex-officio
Staff Liaison: Stephanie R. Simmons

Advises BOT and HOD on all matters affecting bylaws, administrative procedures, and HOD operational manual when those matters are referred. Acts as reference committee on bylaws, administrative procedures, HOD operations manual, and standing rules of the house.

Specific questions related to the Bylaws, Procedures, and Rules Committee should be directed to Stephanie Simmons.

Center for Professional Advocacy Advisory Group (CPAAG)

CHAIR: Jondelle B. Jenkins, DPM, IL
Courtney E. McClurkin, DPM, TX, Young Physician
Jamelah P. Lemon, DPM, SC, State Component Leader
Diana Rogers, DPM, FL, State Component Leader
Mike Mathy, CAE, OH, ASPE Representative
Libby Maynard, MA, ASPE Representative
Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM, BOT Liaison
OBSERVER: Vinai A. Prakash, DPM, WA
OBSERVER: Austin P. Matthews, DPM, WY
Staff Liaisons: Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH, and Gail M. Reese, JD

Provides direction for legal, regulatory, and state legislative advocacy activities that advance the podiatric medical profession. Develops resources and provides support to resolve conflicts commonly confronted by APMA members and state components. Focuses its efforts and resources on issues that have national impact and broad-based consequences for the profession.

Specific questions related to the Center for Professional Advocacy Advisory Group should be directed to Gail M. Reese, JD.

Coding Committee (CC)

CHAIR: David J. Freedman, DPM, MD
Barbara J. Aung, DPM, AZ
Mark S. Block, DPM, FL
Richard A. Dellinger, DPM, AR
Augusta K. Henderson, DPM, TN
Jonathan K. Huey, DPM, CA
Luke J. Hunter, DPM, LA
Andrew Pavelescu, DPM, FL
Jeffrey S. Petty, DPM, TX
Michael J. Willis, DPM, TN, Young Physician
Sarah M. Abshier, DPM, OH, CPT Advisor
Susan M. Walsh, DPM, MA, RUC Advisor
Jane E. Andersen, DPM, BOT Liaison
SPECIAL EXPERT: Michael J. King, DPM, TN
Staff Liaison: Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH

Evaluates coding policy as it affects podiatric medicine and educates the membership on current coding issues. Acts in the capacity of adviser to the membership, assisting members in obtaining the tools to improve their coding skills. Evaluates projects by considering their impact on APMA members as practicing podiatrists. Increases the awareness of CC members of available coding publications. Evaluates the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) to assure that code combinations presented are consistent with quality patient care. Recommends change to current CPT codes that do not adequately address the procedures they represent. Furthers the interaction between the CC and other specialty society coding committees through involvement with the AMA CPT process. Provides and assists in the writing and presentation of current coding issues that address the needs of the membership. Participates in writing and disseminating coding newsletters and manuals to assist the membership. Works in conjunction with HSC, HPC, and other APMA committees when significant issues arise that require CC assistance. When applicable, provides clarification on coding issues to payers. Assists with coding issues that require periodic evaluation. 

Specific questions related to the Coding Committee should be directed to Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH.

Committee on Physician Parity

CHAIR: Leslie Campbell, DPM, BOT
David B. Alper, DPM, BOT
Jane E. Andersen, DPM, BOT
William S. Long, DPM, BOT
ADVISOR: TBD
ADVISOR: Mike J. Cornelison, DPM, CA
Staff Liaisons: Gail M. Reese, JD; Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE; Peggy S. Tresky, MA; and Benjamin J. Wallner

Assigned to review and sustain the ongoing progress and growth of the podiatric medical profession in accordance with present and future objectives.

Communications Committee (CC)

CHAIR: Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, MD
Nicholas R. Butler, DPM, OH, Young Physician
Stephanie R. Hook, DPM, NY
Laurence D. Landau, DPM, NY
William N. McCann, DPM, NH
Corrine E. Renne Landau, DPM, NY
Sindu Srinivas, DPM, FS
Sarah N. Standish, DPM, IN
Grace E. Torres-Hodges, FL
Saylee Tulpule, DPM, DC
Timothy Miller, DPM, FL
Leslie Campbell, DPM, BOT Liaison
SPECIAL EXPERT (sports medicine): Alexander Kor, DPM, IN
SPECIAL EXPERT: Diane K. Guadron, DPM, CA
Staff Liaison: Peggy S. Tresky, MA

Oversees, reviews, and contributes to internal and external APMA communications including campaign, patient, and member-focused materials (both print and online). Ensures content is medically accurate and consistent with the practice of today’s podiatrist. Provides timely medical insight and feedback on all communications efforts.

Specific questions related to the Communications Committee should be directed to Peggy S. Tresky, MA.

Development Committee (DC)

CHAIR: Leslie Campbell, DPM, BOT
Alan J. Block, DPM, MS, BOT
William S. Long, DPM, BOT
Lauren A. Wurster, DPM, BOT
Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM, BOT, President of the APMA Education Foundation
Denis M. Russell, CPA, CAE, APMA Executive Director
Patrick R. Burns, DPM, WV, Education Committee Chair Liaison
SPECIAL EXPERT (Resource): Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM, IL
SPECIAL EXPERT (Resource): Barbara J. Aung, DPM, AZ
Staff Liaison: Tina Carter

Determines corporate funding priorities for APMA programs. Pursues efforts to garner and solicit nondues income. Assists in prioritizing funding requests considered by the APMA Educational

Specific questions related to the Development Committee should be directed to Tina Carter.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC)

CHAIR: William Harris, IV, DPM, SC
Arwa Akram, DPM, IN, Young Physician
Janet Simon, DPM, NM, PPHC Liaison
Hau Pham, DPM, MA
Chanelle R. Moyo-Carter, DPM, MD, FASPS, AAWP Liaison
Gretchen A. Lawrence, DPM, NC
Tyson E. Green, DPM, LA
Thanh L. Dinh, DPM, MA, ACFAS Liaison
Karen A. Langone, DPM, NY
Jean T. Chen-Vitulli, DPM, NY
Jondelle B. Jenkins, DPM, IL
Sara Baaser, APMSA Representative
TBD: (SNPMA member to serve as liaison)
TBD: (NMA member to serve as liaison)
TBD: (DICE member to serve as liaison)
TBD: (AACPM member to serve as liaison)
Scott E. Hughes, DPM, BOT Liaison
ADVISOR: Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM, TX
Staff Liaisons: Kathy L. Balderson; Aimee R. Condayan; Ronnesha Jackson; Kayla S. Fuller; Will Scott; Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE; Benjamin J. Wallner

Evaluates the feasibility of and implements the recommendations of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. Evaluates and ensures diversity, equity, and inclusion perspectives and efforts are incorporated into all aspects of APMA. Increases awareness and importance of understanding implicit bias and cultural competence in the delivery of podiatric medical and surgical care.

Specific questions related to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee should be directed to Kayla Fuller.

Education Committee

CHAIR: Patrick R. Burns, DPM, WV
Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM, BOT, President-Elect
Karen A. Langone, DPM, NY
Leslie Campbell, DPM, BOT
David M. Schweibish, DPM, FL
Matthew L. Diamond, DPM, PA
Sarah M. Abshier, DPM, OH
Mohammad J. Khan, DPM, NY
Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, MD
Lauren A. Wurster, DPM, BOT
Alan J. Block, DPM, MS, BOT
Ellianne M. Nasser, DPM, PA
Rachel H. Albright, DPM, MPH, CT, Young Physician
Michael D. VanPelt, DPM, TX
Robert Frimmel, DPM, FL Chair Emeritus
OBSERVER: Timothy J. Miller, DPM, FL
Staff Liaisons: Kathy L. Balderson; Tina Carter; Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH; Tiffany A. Kildale; Denis M. Russell, CPA, CAE; Will Scott; Erin Tench, CMM, CMP; Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE; Peggy S. Tresky, MA; and Benjamin J. Wallner

Ensures the continuity for APMA’s overall program of continuing education by conducting an annual needs assessment and review of all continuing education activities. The committee is responsible for oversight in planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating all continuing education activities of the association including but not limited to the annual scientific meeting, live in-person seminars, internet live webinars, and on-demand activities providing continuing education contact hours (CECH) in podiatric medicine.

Specific questions related to the Education Committee should be directed to Kathy L. Balderson.

Executive Committee

CHAIR: Lawrence A. Santi, DPM, BOT, President
Executive Committee (EC) – continued
Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM, BOT, President-Elect
Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, BOT, Treasurer
Sylvia M. Virbulis, DPM, BOT, Immediate Past President
Staff Liaisons: Denis M. Russell, CPA, CAE

Facilitates an ongoing strategic planning process and annual operational planning process. Reviews and makes recommendations to the board concerning matters affecting APMA real estate decisions. Coordinates the evaluation of the APMA Executive Director. Designs and conducts a periodic self-assessment process, reviews complaints directed at board member conduct, considers disciplinary actions concerning committee members, considers and recommends to the board modification in the Policies, Procedures, and Orientation Manual, resolves disputes concerning reimbursement requests of board members. Recommends general policy about the APMA website, including, but not limited to, public information, member information, CME offerings, links to other sites, e-commerce, advertising, new technology, and overall design. Considers other matters delegated to it by the board. Provides timely prior notification of all Executive Committee meetings to the full board.

Specific questions related to the Executive Committee should be directed to Denis M. Russell, CPA, CAE.

Finance Committee (FC)

CHAIR: Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, BOT
Thomas J. Elardo, DPM, CA
Shahzad S. Ghori, DPM, GA
Maria A. Branca, DPM, NY
Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM, BOT
Scott E. Hughes, DPM, BOT
TBD, ASPE Observer
OBSERVER: Elizabeth A. Ansert, DPM, LA
Staff Liaison: Denis M. Russell, CPA, CAE

Considers and reviews proposed budget and revisions, appropriations, and expenditures.

Specific questions related to the Finance Committee should be directed to Denis M. Russell, CPA, CAE.

Health Policy and Practice Committee (HPPC)

CHAIR: Edward N. Prikaszczikow, DPM, IA
Nicholas A. D'Angelo, DPM, NY
Steven J. Merckx, DPM, WI
Andrew Pavelescu, DPM, FL
Christian A. Robertozzi, DPM, NJ
Susan M. Walsh, DPM, MA, RUC Liasion
Sara Karamloo, DPM, CA
Anna K. Weber, DPM, CO
William Harris, IV, DPM, SC, PIAC Representative
Renee E. Shepherd, DPM, VA, Young Physician
Theresa M. Hughes, DPM, IA, CAC Chair
Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM, BOT, CPAAG BOT Liaison
Ira H. Kraus, DPM, TN, CPT Liaison
William S. Long, DPM, BOT Liaison
Staff Liaison: Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH

The committee develops policies, programs, and other activities to position the doctor of podiatric medicine as the recognized foot and ankle care specialist within public and private health-care delivery and financing systems.  Advocates federal administrative agencies, private insurance plans, and other health care delivery systems to end barriers to services provided by podiatrists, to foster better access to medically necessary care by podiatrists, and for fair and equitable payment for podiatrists.  Advises the APMA Board of Trustees on matters affecting the profession, including those associated with Medicare, Medicaid, and related federal health policy and private insurance issues.

Specific questions related to the Health Policy and Practice Committee should be directed to Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH.

SUBCOMMITTEES/WORKGROUPS:
Private Insurance Subcommittee

CHAIR: Andrew Pavelescu, DPM, FL
Nicholas A. D'Angelo, DPM, NY
William Harris, IV, DPM, SC
Sara Karamloo, DPM, CA
Anna K. Weber, DPM, CO
Edward N. Prikaszczikow, DPM, IA, HPPC Chair, ex-officio
Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM, CPAAG BOT Liaison, ex-officio
William S. Long, DPM, HPPC BOT Liaison, ex-officio
Staff Liaisons: Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH, and Gail M. Reese, JD

Advises full committee on issues related to private insurance plans, including but not limited to, preferred practice organizations (PPOs), employer insurance carriers, health maintenance organizations, commercial accountable care organization and other alternative health-care delivery and payment systems.  Develops and/or recommends resources to help educate members on private insurance plans and policies, and recommends marketing activities to promote the professional within private insurance plans.

Medicare and Public Payer Subcommittee

CHAIR: Steven J. Merckx, DPM, WI
Susan M. Walsh, DPM, MA
Renee E. Shepherd, DPM, VA
Christian A. Robertozzi, DPM, NJ
Theresa M. Hughes, DPM, IA, CAC Chair
Edward N. Prikaszczikow, DPM, IA, HPPC Chair, ex-efficio
Medicare and Public Payer Subcommittee – continued
Ira H. Kraus, DPM, TN, CPT Liaison, ex-officio
Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM, BOT, CPAAG BOT Liaison
William S. Long, DPM, HPPC BOT Liaison, ex-officio
Staff Liaisons: Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH, and Gail M. Reese, JD

Advises the full committee on issues related to public payer plans and federal health policy, including Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran’s Affairs, and Tricare. Reviews and provides advice on national coverage determinations and develop positions for NCDs. Offers guidance to Contractor Advisory Committee representatives (CAC) on local coverage determinations. Recommends the development of resources and educational materials to foster member understanding of public payer reimbursement and compliance issues.

DME Workgroup

COORDINATOR: Paul A. Kesselman, DPM, NY
Jordan R. Stewart, DPM, MD
Josh White, DPM, NY
Edward N. Prikaszczikow, DPM, IA, HPPC Chair, ex-officio
Andrew Pavelescu, DPM, FL, Private Insurance Subcommittee Chair, ex-officio
Steven J. Merckx, DPM, WI, Medicare and Public Payer Subcommittee Chair, ex-officio
William S. Long, DPM, HPPC BOT Liaison, ex-officio
Staff Liaison: Scott L. Haag, JD, MSPH

Advises the full committee on issues related to public payer plans and federal health policy, including Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran’s Affairs, and Tricare. Reviews and provides advice on national coverage determinations and develop positions for NCDs. Offers guidance to Contractor Advisory Committee representatives (CAC) on local coverage determinations. Recommends the development of resources and educational materials to foster member understanding of public payer reimbursement and compliance issues.

Legislative Committee (LC)

CHAIR: William S. Long, DPM, BOT
Mark S. Block, DPM, FL
Jondelle B. Jenkins, DPM, IL
David M. Schweibish, DPM, FL
Gary F. Stones, DPM, NY
Jodie N. Sengstock, DPM, MI
Roy R. DeFrancis, DPM, NY
Samuel Gorelik, DPM, MA, Young Physician
Karen A. Langone, DPM, NY
Randy K. Kaplan, DPM, MI, APMAPAC Chair
Nicholas Vang, APMSA Liaison
SPECIAL EXPERT: Michael Q. Davis, PA, OPEIU
OBSERVER: Kiana R. Trent, DPM, MD
Staff Liaison: Benjamin J. Wallner


Reviews federal legislation and its impact on podiatric medical practices and patients, advises the Board of Trustees concerning federal legislative priorities and recommends related policy and actions to the Board, ensures implementation of policies and actions, facilitates partnerships with other health care organizations for the advancement of APMA’s legislative agenda, updates the Board and membership on federal legislative issues and activities in order to further engage APMA members in the political process. 

Specific questions related to the Legislative Committee should be directed to Benjamin J. Wallner.

Membership Committee (MC)

CHAIR: Robert M. Sage, DPM, BOT
Susan G. Amico, DPM, NY
Michelle L. Butterworth, DPM, SC
Sarah N. Standish, DPM, IN, Young Physician
Stephanie M. Kane, DPM, FL
Stephani Honzura, APMSA Representative
TBD, ASPE Representative
Brooke A. Bisbee, DPM, BOT Liaison
Ami A. Sheth, DPM, CA
Staff Liaisons: Tiffany A. Kildale and Loretta Hudson

Maintains and builds membership. Assesses membership services and makes recommendations to BOT. Maintains liaisons with APMSA.

Specific questions related to the Membership Committee should be directed to Tiffany A. Kildale.

Podiatric Seals Committee (PSC)

Membership is confidential. 
Staff Liaison: Kathy L. Balderson 

Reviews applications and recommends action on Seal of Approval, Seal of Acceptance, and Recognition Award programs. Advises BOT on policy matters referred to it regarding podiatric materials and therapeutics. 

Specific questions related to the Podiatric Seals Committee should be directed to Kathy L. Balderson.

Podiatric Population Health Committee (PPHC)

CHAIR: Chia-Ding Shih, DPM, MPH, MA, CA
Rizcion B. Dagani, DPM, GA
Todd A. Hasenstein, DPM, MPH, OK
Sara Davidovich, DPM, NY, Young Physician
Janet Simon, DPM, NM
Rachel H. Albright, DPM, MPH, CT, Chair of the APHA Foot and Ankle Health Section
Podiatric Population Health Committee – continued
Lasya Anand, APMSA Representative
Scott E. Hughes, DPM, BOT Liaison
ADVISOR: Camille P. Ryans, DPM, MPH, FS
ADVISOR: Kiana R. Trent, DPM, MD
SPECIAL EXPERT: Karen A. Langone, DPM, NY
SPECIAL EXPERT: Alton R. Johnson, Jr., DPM, MI
SPECIAL EXPERT: Elizabeth A. Ansert, DPM, LA
SPECIAL EXPERT: Matthew L. Diamond, DPM, PA
SPECIAL EXPERT: Jean T. Chen-Vitulli, DPM, NY
Staff Liaison: Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE

Stimulates and develops podiatric involvement in public health programs. Assists components in public health issues. Extends efforts which will increase podiatric representation in both administrative and advisory capacities among public health programs at the national level. 

Specific questions related to the Podiatric Population Health Committee should be directed to Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE.

Research Committee

CHAIR: Rachel H. Albright, DPM, MPH, CT
Thanh L. Dinh, DPM, MA
Mohammad J. Khan, DPM, NY
Stephen J. Merena, DPM, VT
Erik D. Jaakola, DPM, CO
James S. Wrobel, DPM, MS, FL
Timothy P. Cheung, DPM, PhD, CT
Jeff A. Ross, DPM, MD, TX, Chair Emeritus
Michael J. Cornelison, DPM, CA
Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH, IL
D. Scot Malay, DPM, PA
Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, PA
Niral A. Patel, DPM, IN
Lee C. Rogers, DPM, TX
Colin M. Mizuo, DPM, FS, Young Physician
Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, BOT Liaison
SPECIAL EXPERT: Camille P. Ryans, DPM, MPH, FS
SPECIAL EXPERT: Rebecca A. Sundling, DPM, MPH, MI
ADVISOR: David G. Armstrong, DPM, CA
Staff Liaison: Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE

Addresses questions and facilitates discussion about issues affecting the general practice of podiatric medicine and surgery. Produces and supports publishable research, including research demonstrating the value of podiatric medicine and surgery. Monitors research activities in podiatric medicine and surgery.

Specific questions related to the Clinical Practice Advisory Committee should be directed to Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE.

Student Engagement Committee

CHAIR: David B. Alper, DPM, BOT Liaison
William S. Long, DPM, BOT Liaison
Lauren A. Wurster, DPM, BOT (BOT liaison to podiatric medical school)
Stephani Honzura, APMSA liaison to the APMA BOT
Andre H. Moezzi (APMA student member representing Arizona College)
Rashika Budhathoki: (APMA student member representing Barry University)
Jaquine N. Egbon: (APMA student member representing Des Moines)
Avinash Arul: (APMA student member representing Scholl College)
Jeff J. Nerestant: (APMA student member representing Kent State)
TBD: (APMA student member representing Lake Erie College)
Marie E. Collins: (APMA student member representing NYCPM)
Hoanganh Chau: (APMA student member representing Samuel Merritt University)
Mark M. Gabriel: (APMA student member representing TUSPM)
TBD: (APMA student member representing Rio Grande Valley)
Abigail Ross: (APMA student member representing Western University)
Staff Liaison: Tiffany A. Kildale

Responsible for reviewing and strategizing ways to enrich APMA’s student engagement and outreach as outlined in the two pillars of engagement, at the recommendation of the APMA College Visit Task Force:

Pillar I: Board Representation at the Colleges

  • In-person visits and presentations at the colleges
  • Work through second-year APMSA delegate
  • Newly appointed BOT liaison to each of the nine colleges

Pillar II: Virtual Student Outreach and Engagement

  • Continuation of PodMed Student Q&A Webinars
  • Continued social media engagement and outreach
  • Marketing and development of student resources

Both pillars work in tandem to complement one another and provide multiple touchpoints with students throughout the year while offering a robust and multifaceted experience with APMA that captures the two most valued cornerstones of support: board member interaction and virtual connections.

Specific questions related to the Student Engagement Committee should be directed to Tiffany A. Kildale.

Young Physician Leadership Panel

CHAIR: Lauren A. Wurster, DPM, Young Physician Member, APMA Board of Trustees
Arwa Akram, DPM, Young Physician Liaison to the DEI Committee
Rachel H. Albright, DPM, MPH, Young Physician Liaison to the Education Committee
Nicholas R. Butler, DPM, Young Physician Liaison to the Communications Committee
Sara Davidovich, DPM, Podiatric Population Health Committee
Samuel R. Gorelik, DPM, Young Physician Liaison to the LC
Alton R. Johnson, Jr., DPM, Young Physician Liaison to COTH
Courtney E. McClurkin, DPM, Young Physician Liaison to CPAAG
Colin M. Mizuo, DPM, Young Physician Liaison to Research Committee
Renee E. Shepherd, DPM, Young Physician Liaison to HPPC
Sarah N. Standish, DPM, Young Physician Liaison to Membership Committee
Michael J. Willis, DPM, Young Physician Liaison to Coding Committee
OBSERVER: Rami Basatneh, DPM, Young Physician Liaison to APMAPAC
Staff Liaisons: Tiffany A. Kildale and Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, CAE

The Young Physician Leadership Panel (YPLP) is comprised of the designated young physicians who serve as APMA committee members, the Young Physician Member of the APMA Board of Trustees, and the liaison to the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH). These young physician committee members and liaisons unite to discuss issues and report back to each other, serving as the steering committee of the Young Physicians Program. The coordinator of the group is the Young Physician Member of the Board of Trustees.

Specific questions related to the Young Physician Leadership Panel should be directed to Tiffany A. Kildale.