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Message from the ASPMA President

 

Dear Members:

It is has been two years since I finished my prior Executive Board commitment. With time flying by like it does, I feel like I never left. I was fortunate to still be involved by working as Vice-Chair of the Scientific Program with Tina Del Buono, PMAC. My return has recharged my batteries and I am looking forward to working with so many wonderful and talented people.

2012 seems to be the year of Centennial celebrations. I have read about the Titanic, Girl Scouts of America, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Arizona Statehood, New Mexico Statehood, Woody Guthrie, Better Business Bureau, Fenway Park, and our very own APMA. I am sure this means 2012 will be a history making year.

Region III in Atlantic City will be during the first week of May, which is only two weeks after the Midwest Podiatry Conference in Chicago. This conference is usually well attended by many assistants from all over the country. The Boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is quite an experience for those who do not live near a coastline. Assistants will have the opportunity to take our Clinical or Administrative exams as well. Then in August, we will celebrate APMA’s 100th Anniversary in Washington, DC at the APMA National Conference. This program has two-tracks with lots of informative topics. Many are also looking forward to the 5K Run, which is becoming an annual event for APMA and ASPMA. I urge you to join us in Washington, DC for an amazing program and unbelievable sightseeing. You will not be disappointed in the Nation’s Capital.

Have you ever thought of being part of the ASPMA board? Why not start out as an Intern? I encourage all PMAC’s to entertain the idea of being an integral part of educating podiatry assistants. Attend two conferences and be part of the board for a one year term. You can also apply for the position of Secretary of ASPMA, which is also a one year term. Visit our website www.aspma.org to download the applications. It will be one of the most amazing undertakings that you have ever experienced.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Nancy E. Diaz, PMAC

President ASPMA

ASPMA Positions Application Deadline is upon us.

ASPMA deadline of October 1st is near for applications for Internships and Secretary positions. Follow the link to read more about these positions.

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Remembering Sandra Lohrentz, PMAC.

February 25, 2010 1 comment

Sandra will be remembered in our hearts and lives forever. Losing Sandra suddenly on February 24, 2009 marked the end of her twenty year commitment as ASPMA’s Executive Director, and thirty five year commitment to ASPMA. After working in the same Podiatric practice for 54 years, Sandr…a will be missed by her peers, friends and patients.

Sandra, thank you for all the wonderful memories. We will all miss you immensely.

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The 2009-2010 ASPMA Slate of Officers

The ASPMA Slate of Officers 2009 to 2010

ASPMA Officers 2009-2010 and Outgoing President Nancy Diaz, PMAC.ASPMA Officers 2009-2010 and Outgoing President Nancy Diaz, PMAC.

The following Slate of Officers was voted upon at the 2009 Annual Business Meeting held Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at 8:00 am, Hyatt Regency Chicago

President Susan M. Weeks, PMAC:

sw30 total years of medical experience, entered podiatry in Chicago, Illinois at the office of Dr. Thomas O. Ekstrom, D.P.M. in 1996. Became a member of ASPMA in 1997 and earned Podiatric Medical Assistant, Certified in 1999. Elected to all chairs of the Executive Board of the ISPMA. Relocated to Knoxville, TN in 2005 to join Sandberg Foot Health Center, PC. as practice manager. Earned a HR Certificate from the University of Tennessee Department of Professional Development in 2007. Currently serving as President-Elect of the ASPMA. Experienced lecturer to podiatric assistants at various educational conferences throughout the country. A lifelong volunteer, serving various school, church and professional groups. Husband, Joel recently retired as a Chicago Police Officer. Daughter, Jennifer Caliendo, PMAC, is President-Elect of the Illinois Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants. Son, Christopher is serving our country as Staff Sgt. In the United States Air Force. Nana of three beautiful girls.

President-Elect Anna Fabach, PMAC

afAnna M. Fabach, PMAC has worked in podiatry for 29 years. A native of Chicago, she works with Dr. Maria Chon in Oak Park, IL and Dr. Laura LeBeau in Cicero, IL. A life member of ASPMA, she has been on the ASPMA Board since 1999 serving as Administrative Assistant. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants where she has held all officer positions. She has also lectured and/or served on panels at the Midwest Podiatry Conference, the APMA National Meeting, the Region III Conference and the Illinois State Meeting. A music lover, she has played the piano since she was 5, and has sung with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago for 34 years. “Singing beautiful works with over 100 other voices still gives me goosebumps after all these years. Likewise, working together with many other podiatric assistants helps me feel I am making other people feel better.”

Vice President Lisa L. Crouch, PMAC

lcI reside in Puyallup, Washington. I have lived here going on 34 years in yes the rainy state. I have been married 33 years and have four children and one grandchild. My youngest son, Michael has recently returned home from Iraq where he served our country as an interrogator. I did not worry much about him as he served on the front line in our war. I knew he was in God’s hand and I stayed very busy. The time seemed to fly by very quickly. I have been in podiatry 8 and a half years after a difficult decision to get out of surgery. I love helping patients get better one on one and my favorite thing is to do chair side assisting. In my years of working in a two doctor office I have learned a lot and love the fact that medicine is every changing. I have felt so blessed to be a part of the Executive Board of ASPMA. I served as an intern to start off and then was selected to be Secretary. I am now looking forward to being considered on the slate as Vice President. I am so thrilled to be working with such a dynamic group of people from all over the U.S. We all have the same goal of wanting to push forward for the excellence in education for our assistants.

Secretary Susan E. Hasenour, PMAC

shI work for Patoka Valley Podiatry, PC. This is a group of three podiatrists, Dr. Andrew Rader, Dr. Michael Nunamaker and Dr Timothy Barry. We are a busy practice in the southern Indiana town of Jasper. My doctors are great to work for. I have worked there for over 6 years. I am a Clinical Assistant and love my job. I love the patient interaction and the variety of the work. I am also credentialed at the local hospital to assist in surgery. I truly enjoy that aspect of my job. I achieved the level of Certified PMA in Sept of 2007 in Indianapolis, IN. I am so proud of this accomplishment I am married to Joe, who is a prototype technician with Kimball International. Our oldest son, Chris, is married to a wonderful girl, Angie. They have an awesome child, Jackson, who is our first grandchild. Chris is now serving his second tour in Iraq with the National Guard. Please keep him, and all the soldiers, and their families in you prayers. He will be back home in June. Our younger son, Matthew, is attending Ivy Tech (Computer Technology) and working. I am blessed with this beautiful family. I feel my life has been blessed, and even more so, with my association with the ASPMA. What a wonderful group of professional people.

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