Gulf States Region

Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas

Gulf States Region Officers

Naohiro Shibuya, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Vice President
Temple, TX
(254) 742-4607

Lacey Clawson, DPM, FACFAS
Abilene, TX
(325) 670-6465

Gulf States Region Residency Director Mentors

Tyson E. Green, DPM, FACFAS
Christus Saint Patrick Hospital
Lake Charles, LA
(337) 721-7236

Contact the Mentors

Travis A. Motley, DPM, FACFAS
John Peter Smith Hospital
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 702-1370

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Gulf States Region Meeting

ACFAS Membership Meeting -  Gulf States Region: (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas) 

The Gulf States Region held a membership meeting on Thursday, February 14, during ACFAS 2019 in New Orleans.  More than 15 members attended the event.  Several topics were discussed:

  • Holding a lunch & learn event that is CME oriented
  • Making ACFAS Coming to You accessible to other states.

 The Region meeting raffle prize of a $100 Amazon gift card winner was Brittany Brower, DPM, a Resident member from Arlington, TX.

2019 Gulf States Raffle-Browers


Pictured are Brittany Brower, DPM, and Javier La Fontaine, DPM, FACFAS Gulf States Region President.

ACFAS Gulf States Region Funds Resident and Post Grad Fellow Poster Research at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Gulf States Region provided funding to the following residents and post-graduate fellows as poster presenters at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans:

 Congratulations to these resident and post graduate fellow authors on their research efforts!

Region Goals for Second Half of 2019

  • Gulf States Region to partner with UT Southwestern Medical School for a wound care program.
  • Gulf States Region preparation to support ACFAS 2020 posters and manuscripts.
  • Participation at the Region Presidents Council meeting in October (Chicago).


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. They 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:

 Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS

Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
Cambridge, MA  02139

(617) 665-2555