July 2017

NYSPMA installs Caribbean-born president

The New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) announced in June it has installed Patricia Nicholas, DPM, as the 75th president of the association. Nicholas, in private practice in Wading River, NY, is the first Caribbean-born woman to serve as president.

Nicholas, who was born in Haiti and emigrated to the US in 1982, said her goals for the next year include advancing NYSPMA initiatives, including insurance, legislative and policy advocacy, career awareness, and student recruitment. She has served on the NYSPMA board since 2010 and is past president of the New Hyde Park, NY-based Caribbean American Medical and Scientific Association, as well as the founder of the Kindest Hearts Foundation, which she created after volunteering in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

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- Emily Delzell

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