Southeast Region

Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico

Southeast Region Officers

Andre Williams, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Punta Gorda, FL
(941) 639-0025

Joshua P. Daly, DPM, MBA, FACFAS
Royal Palm Beach, FL
(561) 793-6170

Southeast Region Residency Director Mentors

Jason A. Piraino, DPM, MS, FACFAS
UF Health Jacksonville
St. Augustine, FL
(267) 235-6918

Contact the Mentors

Marie L. Williams, DPM, FACFAS
Aventura Hospital and Med Center
Aventura, FL
(305) 932-9232

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Southeast Region Meeting Outcomes

ACFAS Membership Meeting - Southeast Region: (Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico)

The Southeast Region held a membership meeting on Thursday, February 14 during ACFAS 2019 in New Orleans. More than 20 members attended the event. Several topics were discussed:

  • Region support and where the money goes
  • Decrease in the number of podiatric school applicants
  • The College's push for more research

 The Region meeting raffle prize of a $100 Amazon gift card winner was Christine Palma, DPM, a Resident member from Jacksonville, FL.

2019 Southeast Raffle Winner - Palma

Pictured are Christine Palma, DPM, and Alan A. MacGill, DPM, FACFAS, Southeast Region President. 

ACFAS Southeast 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 Southeast Region is Justin Carney from Barry University.

2019 Region Scholars - Southeast

Pictured are Justin Carney, Misha Tavaf (2018 Region Scholar), and Alan MacGill, DPM, FACFAS, Southeast Region president. Congratulations to Justin on being chosen as an ACFAS 2019 Region Scholar!

ACFAS Southeast Region Funds Resident Poster Research at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Southeast 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 manuscript presenter:

  • The Effect of Varying Magnitudes of Applied Clamp Force on the Coronal Plane Reduction of the Ankle Syndesmosis: A Cadaveric Study.
    Presenter: Calvin J. Rushing, DPM, Westside Regional Medical Center

Congratulations to these poster and manuscript presenters on their research efforts. 

Region Goals for Second Half of 2019

  • Southeast Region support and visit to Barry.
  • Southeast 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 career as a foot and ankle surgeon.

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:

 Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS

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

(617) 665-2555