Board of Directors

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.

Guadalupe Javier Cavazos, Jr., DPM, FACPM
McAllen, TX

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
Vice President/President Elect
Fayetteville, NC

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
Odessa, TX

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.

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.

Scott Spencer, DPM, FACPM
Immediate Past-President
Independence, OH

Dr. Spencer is the Immediate Past-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.

Bryce Paschold, DPM, FACPM
Bloomigton, IL

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.

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.

Gary Rothenberg, DPM, FACPM
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Gary Rothenberg currently holds an Adjunct Clinical Faculty Appointment within the Endocrinology Division at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Previously, he served as Director of Resident Training and Attending Podiatrist at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Miami, Florida.  A graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, he completed 3 years of residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio followed by 4 years of private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.  His previous private practice experience and academic practices within the VA and university settings have focused on conservative and surgical management of the diabetic foot.  His current role within industry is aimed at fostering a paradigm shift away from treating complications towards prevention of them.  Education has always been his passion — whether working with students, residents, colleagues, or most importantly, patients, Dr. Rothenberg believes education is the key to successful avoidance of diabetes-related lower extremity complications.

Nicole Branning, DPM, FACPM, FACFAS
Scranton, PA

Dr. Branning graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2007 and completed her residency training at, then, Community Medical Center (now Geisinger-Community Medical Center) in Scranton, PA. She is currently a surgical faculty member, as well as associate residency director at her alma mater. In the Spring of 2020 Dr. Branning enrolled in a dual MBA/MHA program at the University of Scranton.

In addition to her professional pursuits, she became the only podiatrist in Geisinger authorized to use MSK ultrasound in the clinical setting, creating a clear competitive advantage in candidate recruitment. In 2021 she developed a monthly CME Podiatric Grand Rounds with resident and attending presentations, including outside faculty, contributing to annual scholarship.

Kamran Farahani, DPM, FACPM, MPH
Chandler, AZ

Dr. Kamran Farahani was raised in Scottsdale, AZ. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. Dr. Farahani received his Master’s in Public Health from Kirksville, MO.  He attended medical school at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery at North Shore LIJ- Forest Hills Hospital-New York. He also served as the Chief Resident at Forest Hills Hospital.

Dr. Farahani has experience with a wide range of patients, including those with physical disabilities. His special interests are in diabetic limb salvage surgery, wound care, diabetic foot ulcers. His interest in geriatrics stems from his sense of fulfillment in caring for the older adult population along with the desire to further understand how the aging process leads to chronic disease and frailty.  Given his background in public health, he hopes to further research and impact how health outcomes and health care delivery can be improved for our elderly population.

Steve Goldman, DPM
Executive Director

Dr. Goldman graduated from NYCPM in 1982. He did his residency at Jewish Memorial Hospital in NY and was Board Certified by ABFAS and ABPM. Dr. Goldman is the current Executive Director for the American College of Podiatric Medicine. Until his retirement in Jan 2022 with 30 years of service from the Veterans Administration, Dr. Goldman was the Chief of Podiatry at a number of federal VA facilities. Dr. Goldman also served in the US Air Force Reserve and retired as a Lt Col with 20 years of service. Additionally, as a Past President of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Goldman and others testified on behalf of ABPM Federal Service members to advocate for pay equity before Congress in 2017, something that came to fruition in 2019 with the passage of the Mission Act. In addition to holding a DPM degree, Dr. Goldman also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

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