Tri-State Region

Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Tri-State Region Officers

Jarrett D. Cain, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Hershey, PA
(717) 531-0003

Jennifer Van, DPM, FACFAS
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 625-5348

Maryellen P. Brucato, DPM, FACFAS
Director of Education
Oradell, NJ
(201) 261-9445

Tri-State Region Residency Director Mentors

Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS
University Hospital/UMDNJ
New Providence, NJ
(908) 464-2817

Contact the Mentors

Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, FACFAS
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 625-5353

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Tri-State Region Meeting

ACFAS Membership Meeting - Tri-State Region: (Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania)

Date: Friday, February 21
: Noon-1pm
: Exhibit Hall (lunch meeting)

Your Region will be holding a meeting of its members in conjunction with the ACFAS Scientific Conference in San Antonio. We hope that you can join us to meet and network with your Region officers and have a hand in the plans for the Region for the upcoming year.   

Attend to Learn, Plan and Win! All ACFAS members who attend their Region meetings will be placed in a Region drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Your raffle ticket will be distributed at your Region meeting.

See you in San Antonio!

Need Money for ACFAS 2020?

Local ACFAS Regions Have Funds to Support Your Research Efforts

Are you a resident or post-graduate fellow presenting a poster or manuscript at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in February? Could you use some extra money to apply toward your travel costs? The ACFAS Regions can help!

If you've submitted a poster or manuscript that is accepted for presentation at the conference and you are interested in receiving funding from your local Region, complete an application for support. Poster submitters are potentially eligible for $250, and manuscript presenters are potentially eligible for $500. Complete rules for acceptance and provision of funds can be found on the application form.

Please submit the completed form directly to your Region's President (names and email addresses are available on the form) by Friday, January 31, 2020. Each Region will determine the number of awards they can provide based on the number of submissions received and will contact you directly with next steps.

The ACFAS Regions are excited to be able to support the next generation of researchers in their parts of the country.

* All forms must be submitted to by 1/31/2019 as the checks will be pre-written.
please use the following format for the subject line: "First Initial. Last Name - Poster Support (or Manuscript Support), Institution"
- For example: "J. Van - Poster Support, Temple University Hospital"

* One primary author per poster/manuscript eligible for funding support (Maximum of 3 per institution).
- will be given on a first come, first served basis should there be more than 3 posters/manuscripts per institution

* Individuals must physically be present at the region meeting during ACFAS 2020 (tentatively scheduled for Friday Feb. 21 @ 1pm) to collect the check.
- Please refer to official program to confirm time/date.

ACFAS Tri-State Region Meeting Outcomes

ACFAS Membership Meeting - Tri-State Region: (Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania)

The Tri-State Region held a membership meeting on Friday, February 15 during ACFAS 2019 in New Orleans. More than 33 members attended the event. Several topics were discussed:

  • Holding a Complications course in the Region 
  • Participating in the ACFAS Coming to You program.

The Region meeting raffle prize of a $100 Amazon gift card winner was Heidi Godoy, DPM, AACFAS, a Post Graduate Fellow member from Wayne, NJ.

2019 Tri-State Raffle Winner - Godoy

Pictured are Heidi Godoy, DPM, AACFAS, and Adam Budny, DPM, FACFAS, ACFAS Tri-State Region President.

ACFAS Tri-State Region Supports Student Scholar to the Annual Scientific Conference

ACFAS Region Scholars are funded by the ACFAS Region Presidents Council, specifically their home Regions, and are usually the president-elect of their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. The 2019 ACFAS Region Scholar from the Tri-State Region is Samuel Straus from Temple University.

2019 Region Scholar - Tri-State

Pictured are Samuel Straus and Adam Budny, DPM, FACFAS, Tri-State Region president. Congratulations to Sam on being chosen as an ACFAS 2019 Region Scholar!

ACFAS Tri-State Region Funds Resident Poster Research at ACFAS 2019 in New Orleans

In an effort to support research activities, the Tri-State Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans:

The Region also supported the following resident and post graduate fellow manuscript presenters:

  • Effect of the 1st Tarsometatarsal (Modified Lapidus) Arthrodesis on Hindfoot Alignment
    Resident Presenter: Travis M. Johnson, DPM, Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Early Weightbearing Following Foot and Ankle Surgery:  A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
    Resident Presenter: Christopher J. Betrus, DPM, West Penn Hospital
  • Allograft Bone as an Alternative to Autograft in Foot and Ankle Arthrodesis and Nonunion Repair
    Post Graduate Fellow Presenter: Ruth R. Moen, DPM, AACFAS, Foot and Ankle Fellowship of the Orthopedic Institute of Central New Jersey

Congratulations to these resident and post graduate fellow poster and manuscript authors on their research efforts.

Region Goals for First Half of 2020

  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on February 18, 2020 -San Antonio.
  • Host ACFAS Tri-State Region meeting on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12-1 pm in Expo Hall -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters for ACFAS Scientific Conference on February 19-21, 2020 -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region support for current and future residents.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region educational experience support of students at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.


A portion of ACFAS member dues is allocated for Region activities. Regions use these funds to further the goals of ACFAS at the state and local level: to promote the superior care of foot and ankle surgical patients through education, research and promotion of the highest professional standards. Regions also work on outreach to students and residents, helping to give them a successful start in their careers as foot and ankle surgeons.

Regions are affiliate organizations of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. They are granted a charter and license to use the ACFAS name and logo, are mandated by their own articles of incorporation and bylaws and remain separate entities from the parent organization.

For more information about Region activities, please contact Michelle Kennedy, ACFAS Director of Membership and Post Graduate Affairs.

ACFAS Regions

ACFAS Regions
Contact the ACFAS Region Presidents Council Chair:


Alan A. MacGill, DPM, FACFAS
Coral Springs, FL  33071

Phone: (561) 549-9090