September 2012

Foot and ankle group names new VP, receives funds for educational mission

The American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP) appointed Louis J. DeCaro, DPM, West Hatfield, MA, vice president at the American Podiatric Medical Association’s (APMA) national convention, held last month in Washington DC.

Decaro, who is medical director and co-owner of Middlebury, CT-based Nolaro24, told LER the office of vice president had gone unfilled for a number of years and his role will be to help ACFAP President Ron Raducanu, DPM, continue to build the organization through its educational activities.

He also noted, “There is a plan for succession too. If everything goes to plan I will take over as president of ACFAP at APMA 2014 in Hawaii.”

ACFAP got some additional help with their educational mission at the 2012 APMA meeting when George Cioe, president and CEO of the Eaton Rapids, MI-based Tetra Corporation, presented the organization with a $5000 unrestricted educational grant.

At the meeting DeCaro commented, “I am honored to step into the VP spot for ACFAP and look forward to advancing education both for colleagues and the general public on the importance of caring for children’s feet. At the same time educational grants such as the generous one from Tetra will help put into motion these initiatives in new and exciting ways!”

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