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, AACFAS
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 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 2019

  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on February 13, 2019 - New Orleans.
  • Host ACFAS Tri-State Region meeting on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1-2 pm in Expo Hall - New Orleans.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters for ACFAS Scientific Conference on February 14-16, 2019 - New Orleans.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region Foot & Ankle Complications Seminar - Philadelphia.
  • ACFAS Tri-State Region support of industry dinner-lecture for members in March 2019.
  • 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

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Contact the ACFAS Region Presidents Council Chair:

 Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS

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

(617) 665-2555