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The Board of Directors is elected by the membership. Directors serve three-year terms with a maximum length of service of nine years. The Board of Directors elects Officers from among its number.
Scott Spencer, DPM, FACPM
Dr. Spencer is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the American College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Spencer is an Associate Professor in the Surgery/Biomechanics Department at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine where he teaches biomechanics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and serves on the Certification committee as well as the MOC committee. He resides in Highland Heights Ohio with his wife, dog, two cats and tropical fish.
Guadalupe Javier Cavazos, Jr., DPM, FACPM
Vice President/President Elect
Dr. Cavazos was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Upon earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, he pursued his podiatric medical education at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Cavazos, received his postgraduate residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he had extensive training in the management of the Diabetic Foot. Dr Cavazos is Board Certified by ABPM and has served on the Board of Directors for the ACPMsince 2014. He currently holds the office of Vice President/President-Elect and is in line to becoming the first Mexican-American to hold the office of President for ACPM. In 2020, Dr. Cavazos was inducted into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons(Glasg.), and appointed as a Fellow of the Faculty for the RCPS. After twenty-five years, Dr Cavazos has now retired from private practice and will join the faculty of the UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine.
Rosemay Michel, DPM, FACPM
Dr. Michel currently practices at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center in North Carolina and graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. She completed her residency training at the Denver VA Medical Center, a Fellowship in Podopediatrics and Surgery at North General Hospital in New York City, and a Diabetic Foot/Limb Salvage Fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has been Board Certified by ABPM since 2006 and ABFAS since 2005. Dr Michel has been a Fellow of ACPM since 2007.
Tara Deaver, DPM, FACPM
Dr. Deaver, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Odessa, Texas. She is on staff at Medical Center Health System (MCH) and Odessa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Deaver treats patients at TTUHSC, MCH outpatient wound care clinic and TTUHSC Diabetes Center. She conducts lectures on lower extremity pathology to the community, Texas Tech Residents and Fellows. Dr. Deaver is currently involved in research on toenail onychomycosis with the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and 3-D printing of pediatric orthotics. She is currently serving a second term on the Odessa College Board of Trustees.
Dr. Deaver received degrees in Biology from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama and Bioengineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she served as Chief Resident. She is a Diplomate of ABPM, Fellow of ACPM and a Fellow of Faculty Podiatric Medicine the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Jason Harrill, DPM, FACPM
Immediate Past President
Dr. Harrill is in private practice at Desert Foot and Ankle, PC. with offices in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona. He specializes in wound management, diabetic foot problems, foot surgery, and rear foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Harrill graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and completed his residency at Botsford General Hospital at Michigan State University in Farmington Hills. After his residency he worked as part of the Indian Health Service, with the Pima people, a Native American tribe with the highest incidence of diabetes in the world. Dr. Harrill is a fellow of ACPM, ACFAS APWCA, and FFRCPS (Glasgow). Dr. Harrill has spent over 15 years lecturing at universities, writing for medical journals and textbooks, and training new doctors for both private practices and the Baja Project for Crippled Children. He is board certified with ABPM and ABFAS. Dr. Harrill is also the immediate past president of the ACPM and has served on its board of directors for over 10 years.
Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, FACPM
Dr. Shapiro is an ACPM board member, clinical podiatrist, teacher, residency program director, and writer who practices in the Pomona, California area as an associate professor at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine. He graduated with a BA in English and BS in microbiology from Northern Arizona University in 1998, then went on to podiatric undergraduate training at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He completed a 3-year podiatric medicine and surgery residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. While in practice for the past 16 years, he has been an online editor of the Practice Perfect blog where he advocates for student and resident education and an improved understanding of lower extremity biomechanics. He is board certified with ABPM and ABFAS. He has been happily married to his wife, Melissa, for 22 years, and spends his personal time with his children, Lazarus and Lyra.
Marshall Solomon, DPM, FACPM
Farmington Hills, MI
Dr. Solomon is a current member of the Board of Directors ACPM, Director of Podiatric Medical Education PMSR/RRA residency program at Beaumont Farmington Hills and active in Podiatric resident education and administration for over 40 years. He is an active member of The Foot Care Institute of Michigan, currently 45 years in single specialty practice in Farmington Hills, MI. Dr. Solomon is Board certified by ABPM with an added qualification in limb salvage and wound care, and is certified by ABFAS. He is a Fellow of ACPM, ACFAS, ASPS, APWCA and FFPM RCPS (Glasg). He is actively involved in medical and podiatric research at the Beaumont Research Institute-Beaumont Health and is actively involved in Podiatric residency education on the state and National level. After 46 years in podiatry he remains as charged up about the profession as the day he started clinical practice.
John Tassone, DPM, FACPM
Dr. Tassone is a full time associate professor at the Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine. After being in private practice for 23 years and teaching as adjunct professor at several universities, he retired from practice to pursue fulltime teaching and research. He is board certified through ABPM, board certified in diagnostic ultrasound through APCA, board certified in wound care through APWCA, and a board member of ACPM. He is course director for medical imaging and pediatric orthopedics at the college and teaches in the biomechanics and pathomechanics courses. He is a published author and international speaker. He resides in Arizona with his wife Colleen and 2 children; Johnny and Hannah.
Bryce Paschold, DPM, FACPM
Dr. Paschold graduated from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2011 and completed a 3-year foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgical residency at Loyola/Hines in Maywood, Illinois, where he served as chief resident in 2014. Since 2014, he has been in private practice within an orthopedic group in Bloomington, Illinois, and serves as the team podiatrist for Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University athletics. Dr. Paschold has lectured on the local level and has volunteered his services to the local health care clinic since 2015. Dr. Paschold is a fellow of ACPM and is board certified with ABPM since 2015. He has been certified with ABFAS since 2020.
Gina Painter, DPM, FACPM
Great Falls, MT
Dr. Painter is a Diplomate of the ABPM, and served as a Director from 2012-2020. She has served on the following committees: Credentials, Budget, Bylaws, Case Review and Examination. She has been a long standing member of AAWP, ACFAS, ASPS and APWCA. Dr. Painter also represents the ABPM and ACFAS as a site-evaluator for the CPME. She is the Delegate for the state of Montana to the APMA HOD.Dr. Painter is a graduate of the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine and practices in Great Falls, Montana.
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