Examinations Committee

Purpose: Develop examinations, scoring criteria, and pass/fail scores for ABFAS examinations. 

William R. Adams, DPM, All Exam Committees, Chair, Board Member KY

The Examinations Committee has three subcommittees:

Cognitive Examinations Committee 
- Create written questions for the item banks for all ABFAS written (didactic) examinations. The committee writes and reviews new items, and regularly reviews the existing item banks for currency and quality for all of the multiple-choice items. 

Members: 
Richard S. Schachter, DPM, Chair, NJ
Joseph Alencherry, DPM, NY 
Albert E. Burns, DPM, CA
Thanh L. Dinh, DPM, MA
Michael Gentile, DPM, CO
Alberto Herrada, DPM, FL
Christopher J. Lamy, DPM, WA
Charles M. Lombardi, DPM, NY
John J. McGarry, DPM, CO
Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM, BM, FL
Paul R. Quintavalle, DPM, NJ
Roland S. Ramdass, DPM, VA
Ronald Ray, DPM, MT
Diana E. Rogers, DPM, FL
Harry P. Schneider, DPM, MA
Stephen H. Silvani, DPM, CA
Chad F. Simmons, DPM, CO
Vito Speciale, DPM, SC
Steven M. Spinner, DPM, FL
Alyssa Stephenson, DPM, WI
Matthew B. Werd, DPM, FL

Computer Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) Committee - Create CBPS content for the in-training, Part I and Part II certification exams in Foot and RRA. 

Members: 
Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM, CBPS, Chair, WI
William R. Adams, DPM, BM, KY
Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM, BM, MN
Michael D. Dujela, DPM, WA
Eric  D. Evans, DPM, OR
Brett D. Sachs, DPM, CO
Katie Swanstrom, DPM, WA
Michael D. VanPelt, DPM, BM, TX
Gregory E. Webb, DPM, WA 
Matthew E. Williams, DPM, WA

New Pathways Committee - Ensure that the case review system templates are relevant; review results of case reviewers’ evaluations of the process; and continuously make improvements to the case review process. 

Members: 
Mindy L. B. Benton, DPM, Chair, MN
Gina AmicaTerra, DPM, NY
Charles T. Arena, DPM, CT
Dennis M. Chaney, DPM, BM, TX
Roya Mirmiran, DPM, CA
Martin Pressman, DPM, CT

CBPS Review Committee: An independent committee that reviews CBPS cases prior to field testing and once, after field testing. The CBPS committee chairs may or may not accept the CBPS review committee members’ recommendations.

Members:
Dustin Kruse, DPM, CO
Christopher J. Lamy, DPM, WA
Timothy J. Mineo, DPM, OR
Aksone Nouvong, DPM, CA
Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM, BM, FL
Jesse P. Parks, DPM, CT