P. David Applegate, DPM

Dr. Phillip “David” Applegate is in his third year of podiatric medicine and surgery residency in Oklahoma City, OK. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX before attending podiatric medical school at the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. There he served as delegate to the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association, and later went on to serve as national president of the organization during his fourth year of school. Upon graduation, he trained for one year in Cleveland at The Cleveland Clinic before moving to Oklahoma City for the remainder of his podiatric surgery and medicine residency at Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma. A proud resident of Houston, Dr. Applegate is actively working towards opening up a clinic in Houston upon residency graduation in 2016.


Ryan D'Amico, DPM

Dr. Ryan D’Amico completed his undergraduate studies at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. He then attended Podiatry School at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine for 4 years, moving on to complete his 3 year residency at Western Reserve Care System from 2007 to 2010, where he specialized in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. D'Amico recently began his private practice and has seen tremendous growth through the aid of many of the IPED board members.  He also serves the community by volunteering at the Rescue Mission as the attending physician for allopathic medical students who run a clinic named "Helping Hands for Forgotten Feet" monthly in his home town of Syracuse, NY.  He looks forward to helping new practitioners start and grow by sharing his experiences and knowledge of practice management.

Dr. Craig B. Frey 

Dr. Craig B. Frey

Dr. Craig B. Frey completed his undergraduate studies at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA. He the earned his Podiatric Medical degree from the Kent State University College of Podiatric medicine, prior to completing his 3 year surgical resident program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Mercy Health in Cleveland, OH.He has since opened up his own practice, with his IPED member and speaker wife Dr. Megan L. Oltmann, in Solon, OH. 

Dr. Frey serves as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University’s Podiatric Medical School. In podiatry school, he served as President of the school’s academic fraternity and served on the board of the Ohio Podiatric Medical Student Association. He currently lectures at regional medical conferences and symposiums. 

Dr. Frey is still heavily involved in his community. He serves as an ex-officio Trustee on the Board of Trustees at his Alma Mater, Gilmour Academy. He is also co-president of the Alumni Association at Gilmour Academy. He was recently elected into the Gilmour Academy Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Dr. Frey has a large focus on the treatment of athletes, with an extensive athletic background. While attending Washington and Jefferson College, he played and served as captain of the collegiate hockey team. He was a member of the Team USA World Inline Hockey Team, winning both a gold and silver medal.


Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW

Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist, author, speaker, and coach mentoring ambitious leaders and entrepreneurs by providing the roadmap that takes them from frustration & overwhelm into action & purpose. 

She has been named ‘one of the top 20 life coaches to watch’ by popexpert.com. Bailey is the author of Own Your Power: Your Guide to Feeling Powerful, Fearless, and Free. Her work has been published in Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Aspire Magazine, Natural Awakenings, Popexpert, and numerous guest blogs. She is also a featured author in the best-selling anthology, Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Opening To Gratitude & Grace through Inspired Living Publishing.

 Through her Own Your Power Mastery, live events, speaking engagements, and transformational coaching, Bailey helps leaders and entrepreneurs to find clarity and connection to purpose, so that they can take the action. With 10+ years of experience, Bailey guides driven women and men cut through the fog of feeling stuck and overwhelmed by feeling confident to master their mindset and live the life they’ve always wanted. For more from Bailey, check out BaileyFrumen.com or say hello on Facebook and Instagram!  

Dr. Todd Jaramillo

Todd Jaramillo DPM

Dr. Jaramillo joins the Board of Trustees with a strong affinity for the podiatric profession.  Todd was raised in Orem, Utah and made the choice to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a career in podiatry.  He received his bachelor’s degree in public health from Brigham Young University where he played ice hockey for the university’s club team.  He went on to Des Moines University where he became very involved in the student organizations and served as Chair of the Education Committee for the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association (APMSA).  Dr. Jaramillo recently completed his residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem and is an Associate with Utah Foot Care in Provo, UT. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing hockey.

Dr. David Kretch

David Kretch, DPM

Dr. David Kretch was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University, graduating cum laude with a BA in Psychology. After undergrad, he went to podiatry school at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. As a student at KSUCPM, he served as the Captain for the men’s basketball team and was an active member of several organizations while also working as an assistant for a local podiatry office. Dr. Kretch is currently a resident at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is a loyal Cleveland Cavaliers and Buckeye football fan and likes to travel in his free time.

David A. Laurino, DPM

David A. Laurino, DPM  

After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences, Dr. Laurino graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He completed two years of surgical residency at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Medical Center and went on to become a board certified expert in podiatric medicine and surgery.

Dr. Laurino found his home and niche with the Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona in 2002 and hasn't looked in the rear view mirror since. He helped his practice double in size in 4 years, and then helped it double again in size 5 years after that. Dr. Laurino has a strong interest in business development, strategy, optimization, marketing, and overall stringent practice management.

He now resides in Tempe, with his wife, Katie, and two children. When this practiced foot professional isn't caring for your foot or ankle pain, or working on the business you can find him outdoors, scuba diving, golfing, cycling, hiking, or snow-boarding.

Life's road maps are full of obstacles for you to climb and bumps that make you swerve. I strive to help individuals on the highway of life.

One of my favorite quotes: "Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value."-- Albert Einstein 


Hal Ornstein, DPM, FASPS

Dr. Ornstein is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons Group, LLC and President and Chief Executive Officer of Podiatric Super Group Management, LLC. In addition, he is Consulting Editor for Podiatry Management Magazine and Faculty Coordinator of the four-year practice management course at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM), and served as Immediate Past Chairman of American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM). He is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies, has given over 250 presentations internationally and has written, along with having been interviewed for over 300 articles on topics pertinent to practice management and serves as consultant for array of companies in the podiatry community. Dr. Ornstein was very proud to create The Ornstein Family Foundation to drive his purpose in life, to give as much as he can to as many as he can. He also serves on the Alumni Board of KSUCPM and in 2011, was inducted into the institution’s Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was honored to receive induction to the Podiatric Hall of Fame and received the Podiatry Management Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award. He is co-author of a multidisciplinary management text entitled 31 1/2 Essential Tips for Practice Management Success, a Greenbranch publication. He dedicates his life to carrying out his personal mission statement; “Every Day is an Opportunity to Create and Share Miles of Smiles”, and works to help others alter their paradigm to demonstrate that “Life Just Gets Better” by encouraging definition and achievement of success. Dr. Ornstein has been in private practice for over twenty-five years and currently serves as Medical Director of Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center, LLP with an office in Howell, New Jersey where he currently resides. He actively participates in local non-profit community run programs as well as national programs such as Yoga Gangsters, a Miami-based national non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth by addressing the symptoms of trauma and poverty using the practice of yoga.


Peter C. Paicos Jr., DPM

Dr. Paicos is a native of Massachusetts, a second generation Podiatrist (his father retired at the age of 90). He was a graduate of the charter class of Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in 1986. His residency training was completed at West Roxbury VAMC, followed by a clinical Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following his postgraduate training he founded Affiliates in Foot Care, PC and was the President and CEO from 1990 until May of 2015. During his clinical practice he achieved Board certification from both the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (1992) and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (1995). His passion for limb preservation focused his career with hospital based relationship including Associate Medical Director for Winchester Hospital's Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, a relationship he enjoyed for close to fifteen years. He served as Service Chief of Foot Surgery at Winchester Hospital 2008-2105. Currently he is the Chief Medical Officer for the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, LLC - a twenty group practice with thirty eight physicians.

Politically, as a medical student he served as a delegate in the American Podiatric Medical Students Association, serving as chairman his senior year. The following evolution into local state activities was a predictable course. He served on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society from 1994-2007, acting as President from 2004-2006. During that time period he also represented Massachusetts at the American Podiatric Medical Association House of Delegates for many terms. Additionally, Dr. Paicos has served on numerous committees and has held various appointments in both the state society, hospitals as well as within the insurance industry.

He resides in the coastal community of Newbury, Massachusetts where he serves on the town's Planning Board and Master Plan Committee.

Richard Silverstein, DPM

Richard Silverstein, DPM

Prior to opening his private practice in 2000, Dr. Silverstein received an education from Syracuse University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. With hopes of becoming a podiatrist, he continued his education at the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, and completed his surgical residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Silverstein is the Division Head of the Podiatry Section, Department of Surgery at Harford Memorial Hospital, and he's board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Well-known throughout the area, he's also had his work published and frequently lectures at various hospitals and local community organizations.

Though he's committed to tailoring his services to the unique needs of each patient, Dr. Silverstein enjoys spending time outside of the practice. He is married with two children and enjoys running, fishing, and camping with his family.


Ellen Wenzel, DPM

Dr. Wenzel grew up in Arizona and attended Arizona State University where she obtained a BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. After working for a year in the laboratory of Scottsdale Healthcare as a generalist, she matriculated at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, IL and earned her DPM in 2007. 

Following medical school, she completed a three year medical and surgical residency program at Forum Health/WRCS in Youngstown, OH. As a third year resident, Dr. Wenzel served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Wenzel is an active member of several podiatric organizations. She serves as Chair of the Insurance Committee, the CAC/PIAC Representative and the Washington L&I Representative for The Washington State Podiatric Medical Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics and a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine. She is also Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine.



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Cindy Pezza, PMAC

Cindy Pezza began her career in specialty practice management in 2002, working in a multitude of capacities, and finally holding the position of office manager, in a successful podiatry practice in the South Shore area of Massachusetts. Years later, as President and CEO of Pinnacle Practice Achievement, LLC, Cindy continues to utilize her experience and expertise in promoting treatment specific protocols, including ethical maximization of ancillary services, to consult with physicians and staff, improving the quality of patient care, while significantly increasing practice revenue. Cindy travels nationally as a speaker and program coordinator for state and national medical organizations, provides private office consultations, teaches practice management related classes to future podiatrists at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University, serves as Chief Operating Officer for Podiatric Super Group Management, LLC, and writes frequent articles and responses for podiatric journals and publications. At home, Cindy enjoys spending time with family and staying actively involved in the community where she spent her childhood and continues to reside. In her professional roles, as well as in her volunteer position as a Pop Warner cheerleading coach, Cindy maintains her philosophical approach of creating a group of motivated individuals who succeed by working together as a TEAM.

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Jason Kraus

Headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY, OHI is the global leader in lower extremity DME technologies for healthcare providers who treat diseases associated with the extremities. Through its growing family of brands, including Apex Foot Health, Arizona AFO, Australian Orthotic Group, Langer Biomechanics, PedAlign, The Orthotic Group and SafeStep, OHI continues to innovate and create global scale in an effort to provide a complete solution of therapies and medical technologies to its partnering customer base of healthcare providers.