Gireesh Reddy

Gireesh Reddy is currently a 3rd year podiatry student at NYCPM. He was born in India but moved to Michigan at age 12. He attended University of Michigan(UofM) and majored in Microbiology. From a very young age, his parents emphasized the importance of community service and giving back to the community. As he gained immense satisfaction and fulfillment from the service he had done, he continues to make it a priority to give back. During his senior year at UofM, he had the opportunity to go on a service trip to Guatemala. During this trip, his group installed sustainable water filtration units in a remote village and conducted after-school educational activities for the local kids. This trip was of special importance to him; as he grew more culturally aware and became a more compassionate human being. His love for travel, appreciation for different cultures and desire to give back, immediately attracted him to International Podiatry Club (IPC). He believes that IPC provides a wonderful learning opportunity not just for him but for all IPC members. As the president of IPC, he hopes to increase awareness of the benefits of the club and extend the opportunity to be part of an international medical mission trip to all NYCPM students. Gireesh is excited and looks forward to helping the club have another successful mission trip and help actively promote podiatric medicine in other cultures and countries.

Vice President:
Ammar Al-Rubaiay

A member of the NYCPM class of 2017, Ammar Al-Rubaiay was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He moved to the United States at age 16. After attending boarding school in Pennsylvania, he went on to pursue his undergraduate education at Bard College, located in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where he earned his bachelors degree in biology. Ammar is now a third year student at NYCPM and he aspires to help the field of podiatric medicine gain more world wide exposure. He is excited about the opportunity to go abroad on a mission trip to provide medical care to those in need.


Jacob Rizkalla

Jacob Rizkalla hails from the tiny town of Iron River in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula.  After high school he attended Michigan State University (MSU) (GO GREEN!) where he received his first bachelors in Human Biology.  Feeling as though he missed out on a major part of the doctor-patient interaction, he decided to return to MSU for a second bachelors in Psychology.  Armed with a full arsenal of knowledge Jacob decided to attend NYCPM, where he is currently enrolled as a second year student.

From his various volunteering endeavors to his constant involvement in local sports, Jacob has always cherished being immersed in his community.  Furthermore, traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East has given him a worldly perspective that he hopes to incorporate into his work with the International Podiatry Club.  It is these experiences that have Jacob excited to be part of the team that helps push Podiatry into the communities that need it most!


Zakiyyah Waters

Zakiyyah Waters is currently a 3rd year at New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Douglass College, Rutgers The States University of New Jersey and graduated in 2010 in Exercise Science and Sports Studies with a minor in Africana Studies. Zakiyyah joined IPC  to have an opportunity to use what she learned and help others in medical need in other countries.


Aaron Bradley

Aaron Bradley is a member of the class of 2017 and Secretary for IPC. He grew up in the rural area of Maryland. He received his undergraduate B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland. Prior to matriculation to NYCPM he worked as an athletic trainer with a functional fitness company in Washington DC. Aaron would like to employ his coupled biomechanical and podiatric medicine knowledge to continue to help others alleviate debilitating deformities worldwide. He is excited to have the opportunity as a third year student to start working towards his goal.


Class of 2017 Representatives:
Muhammad (Ibn) Ansari

Muhammad (Ibn) Ansari is the Class of 2017 representative for the International Podiatry Club. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga and received his B.S from Howard University majoring in Clinical Lab Science.  Muhammad enjoys sports, traveling, and being involved in his community. Muhammad has a passion for nutrition, fitness, and medicine and hopes use these tools to empower those with diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.

Erin Kunz

Erin Kunz has been a member of the International Podiatry Club since her first year at NYCPM. Now in her third year, Erin serves as the club's Class of 2017 class representative, and enjoys sending club updates and helping gather student support for fundraising events. Before her matriculation at NYCPM, she did her undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University. Erin is very excited for the chance to help organize and go on the upcoming mission trip and to give back to those in need.


Class of 2018 Representatives:
Brittany Hervey

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Seton Hall University in 2011.   During her undergraduate studies she participated in intercollegiate athletics as a springboard diver for the Women’s Varsity Swimming and Diving team.  Before attending NYCPM, Brittany spent two years working as a Pharmaceutical Microbiologist, testing the integrity of parenteral medications.  As a second year student at NYCPM, she is now a step closer to her dream of attending a medical mission trip.  As an active member of IPC, she hopes to promote healing and the knowledge of podiatric medicine both home and abroad.


Michael Paula

Born and raised in Miami, Michael attended the University of Florida. His interest in international outreach began at a young age, in High School Michael spent his summers in Nicaragua as part of a missionary team which supported a local orphanage. Once in College Michael became involved with Baptist Hospital's medical missionary group. And in 2010 when Haiti was hit with a catastrophic earthquake, they sent him along with a team of 20 doctors and nurses to their aid. Michael has been a member of IPC since his first semester at NYCPM and has also gotten involved in other student organizations. He currently serves as the President for the Class of 2018, and is a Student Ambassador. 


Class of 2019 Representatives:
Thi Pham

Thi Pham is currently a first year student at NYCPM and is currently one of the 2019 class representatives for IPC. 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 and looks forward to bringing her experiences abroad to IPC. 


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.


Sharon Barlizo, DPM

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