Josana Joseph

Josana Joseph is a junior at NYCPM. Currently she holds the position of Co-President. She has been actively involved in the International Podiatry Club since her freshman year. Josana attended St. John's University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies. During her time at St. John's University, Josana traveled to Nigeria, Africa as part of a mission trip.
Josana believes everyone deserves to be cared for regardless of his or her cultural and economic background. "New York College of Podiatric Medicine's International Podiatry Club is a great example of how compassionate podiatrists go the extra mile to care for those in other countries." Josana is excited and looking forward to helping the club have another successful mission trip.

Brittany Mayer

As a member of the NYCPM Class of 2016, and Co-President of the International Podiatry Club, Brittany Mayer is very excited about her future in the field of podiatric medicine. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in Neurobiology and Physiology, Brittany interned at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she worked on several research projects involving Alzheimer's and neurodegenerative diseases.
Brittany's love of traveling and appreciation for different cultures attracted her to the International podiatry club, where she can actively participate in promoting podiatric medicine in other cultures and countries. Along with working to increase the awareness of the importance of podiatric medicine, the international podiatry club's annual mission trip to Mexico was a main reason for Brittany's interest in the club. Ever since she decided on medicine as a career, it has been Brittany's dream to participate in medical mission trips to lesser fortunate countries/areas. It is through these experiences, that she believes physicians are able to learn the most and appreciate the true art of practicing medicine in helping and healing individuals in need.

Gireesh Reddy

Gireesh Reddy is originally from India but his family lives in Michigan. He attended University of Michigan 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 better human being in general. At NYCPM, he immediately decided to become an active member of IPC, as he believes this club provides a wonderful learning opportunity not just for him but for all students at NYCPM. 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.

Vice President:
Regina Fiacco

Regina is currently a third year student at NYCPM and is originally from the state of Delaware. She received a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Delaware in 2012 and has been living in New York for the past two years. Regina enjoys traveling and playing soccer!

Caitlin Miner

Born and raised in western Massachusetts, Caitlin pursued her undergraduate education at Union College, located in Schenectady, NY, where she earned her bachelor's of science degree, with honors, in Neuroscience. Following graduation, Caitlin was hired at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she worked as a research assistant on a neuroscience study funded by the National Institute of Drug Addiction. Caitlin is currently enrolled as a 3rd year student at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and, following residency, hopes to one day open a practice geared towards podo-pediatrics and sports medicine.

Junior Class Representatives:
Crystal Gunsch

Crystal Gunsch is a 2016 IPC Class Representative. She is from Poughkeepise, NY and graduated from University at Albany in 2012 with a B.S. in Biology. She aspires to expose podiatric medicine to those individuals in need, especially in foreign countries where medical care is often unfortunately neglected. Crystal believes the mission of IPC is very important and is excited to participate this year.

Loretta Cacace

Loretta Cacace graduated from Lafayette College (Easton, PA; Class of 2010) with a BS in Neuroscience and Spanish minor. CUNY School of Publc Health at Hunter College (Class of 2012) Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I chose podiatry because I wanted a career that would enable me to combine my interest in research, community health/primary care, and clinical exposure. Becoming a member of the International Podiatry Club has allowed me to explore these interests and a grander scale, and it could potentially enable me to give back to the community not just locally in Harlem but in other parts of the world. I also enjoy being a member of IPC because it allows students to become aware of other cultures and make other parts of the world more aware of our field. Being a member of many of the clubs at NYCPM has been an enriching experience!

Sophomore Class Representatives:
Erin Kunz

Erin Kunz has been a member of the International Podiatry Club since her first year at NYCPM. Now in her second 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 trips and to give back to those in need.

Sharon Barlizo, DPM

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