Thi Pham

Thi Pham is currently a third-year student at NYCPM and is the President of IPC for 2017-2018. She grew up in Orlando, FL and graduated from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Spanish. She then went on to finish a one-year master's program in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University. She has been involved with medical service work abroad in places such as the Dominican Republic and Peru, which she found to be an extremely rewarding experience. She hopes to bring what she learned from her time abroad to IPC and raise awareness about international medical service on campus.

Vice President:
Jennifer Chow

Jennifer is in the class of 2019 and serving as the Vice President of IPC this year. She grew up in Texas and studied Biology at the University of Texas in Austin. In college, she got the chance to study abroad in Sweden and found her passion for traveling and backpacking. Her last trip was to Cuba! Jennifer notices with every place she has been, there is always people in need. As part of IPC, she wants to bring healthcare to underserved communities who need it most.


Co-President Elect:
Throy Austero

Throy Austero graduated from Wilkes University with a B.S. degree in Biology in 2015. He is currently a second-year podiatry student at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) and serves as the Co-President Elect of NYCPM's International Podiatry Club (IPC). In addition to his role in IPC, he is also a Student Ambassador and a member of NYCPM's Honor Council. One of his goals as a medical professional is to be a part of a medical mission and provide assistance to people in foreign countries who don't receive adequate medical attention. He hopes to contribute to communities in need and make a positive impact to individuals in developing countries.

Co-President Elect:
Rahim Lakhani

He is currently a second-year student here at NYCPM. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business from Cornell University. He has a passion for traveling and meeting new people as well as watching and playing sports. He is the Co-President Elect of IPC and is looking forward to attending an IPC mission trip in the future. He hopes to use his knowledge and experience to help those who do not have accessible health care and have limited resources. He hopes this trip will provide him with experiences in learning how to approach patient-centered care and to discover aspects of different cultures.

Jesse Dhami

Jesse was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) with a degree in neurobiology. He conducted research in the field of neuroendocrinology at UT. Jesse is currently a second year student at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and is the treasurer of IPC. From the upcoming mission trip, Jesse hopes to help and aid individuals who have never been able to receive treatment in the past and hopes to gain a perspective of what life and health care is like in a developing country.

Ronika Sethi

Ronika Sethi is a 2019 student at NYCPM who currently holds the Secretary position for the International Podiatry Club. She graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Biology. At her alma mater, she participated in a service trip to Peru and organized for the international YMCA program called Alternative Spring Break, where her team was able to work on several different projects. Some of these included a water recuperation project; addressing Peru's inadequate water supply, building a foundation to a pharmacy, visiting local orphanages, learning about social policies that lead to high orphan rates, and conducting several beach cleanups. This trip has transformed her outlook on life and on the role of a caregiver in general. After this trip, she had made it her ultimate goal to be able to gain knowledge and go back to a developing nation again and help out, but this time as a doctor helping patients in need. Being a part of the International Podiatry Club only brings her one step closer to her ultimate goal. She hopes to incorporate such trips in her professional life as a practicing DPM.

Class of 2019 Representative:
Kimberly Inocco

Kimberly Inocco is the Class Representative for the NYCPM Class of 2019. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2015 with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and minor in Medical Humanities. After traveling on three service trips to Amatitan, Nicaragua, Lynn, Massachusetts, and Bayboro, North Carolina. She is extremely excited to bring her passion for helping people to the NYCPM community, and eventually join IPC on one of their mission trips.

Class of 2019 Representative:
Justin Muser

Justin Muser is a third-year student in the class of 2019 at NYCPM. He currently is one of the Class of 2019 Representatives for IPC along with Kim Inocco. He graduated from Penn State back in 2013 with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. While he was an undergraduate student, he was involved in environmental conservation efforts abroad in Costa Rica and Panama. He found it very rewarding to work alongside the international community while abroad. As a podiatry student, he wants to continue using his talents and abilities to help advocate for healthcare in underserved countries. He hopes that his involvement in IPC will allow him to offer free healthcare to others abroad, and promote diversity here domestically in clinics.

Class of 2020 Representative:
Marisa Giustiniano

She is currently a second-year student at NYCPM and holds the position of 2020 Class Representative for the International Podiatry Club. She graduated from James Madison University in 2014 where she focused on Health Studies and began to develop an interest in healthcare around the world. As soon as she heard about IPC at NYCPM, she wanted to get involved because she would love to experience different cultures of the world while working with a diverse group of people.

Class of 2020 Representative:
Farhan Osmani

Farhan Osmani is currently a second-year at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He holds the title of 2020 representative in the International Podiatry Club. He attended Loyola University of Chicago and received his bachelors degree in Psychology. Farhan hopes to help give back to those that are in need and explore other cultures as a member of IPC.

Class of 2021 Representative:
Rovern Anthony

Hello, my name is Rovie Anthony and I am the 2021 Class Representative for IPC. My interest in international health began when I studied abroad with Binghamton University in Senegal. It was there I learned about community health and focused primarily on HIV prevention, malaria, maternal, child healthcare, women's health and overall medical care for the communities of those in an undeserved nation. Currently, I work with the Grenada Health Aide Organization (GHAO) where we raise money by having fundraisers to provide healthcare services and promote health by collecting medical supplies including gauze, alcohol wipes, iodine swabs, or anything we can provide, especially for those who are suffering from diabetic wounds and don't have the means to manage them. I hope to bring my experiences to IPC and also gain new ones in the upcoming years!

Class of 2021 Representative:
Paul Marinos

Paul grew up in Cyprus and moved to New York for his undergraduate studies in August of 2011. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Queens College. He is currently in his freshmen year at NYCPM and is the IPC Class of 2021 Representative. He has been heavily involved in non-profit organizations, such as New York Cares and Let's Get Ready. His dream has always been to travel abroad to volunteer. He joined IPC because it is a perfect opportunity for him to fulfill his goal and he is looking forward to helping out with the club.

Sharon Barlizo, DPM

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