Examinations Committee

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

Keith L. Jacobson, DPM, All Exam Committees, Chair, Board Member CO

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
Albert E. Burns, DPM, CA
Michelle Butterworth, DPM SC
Thanh L. Dinh, DPM, MA
Alberto Herrada, DPM, FL
Dustin L. Kruse, DPM, CO
Christopher J. Lamy, DPM, WA
Charles M. Lombardi, DPM, NY
John J. McGarry, DPM, CO
Timothy J. Mineo, DPM, OR
Mark H. Moss, DPM, TX
Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM, BM, FL
Paul R. Quintavalle, DPM, NJ
Roland S. Ramdass, DPM, VA
Diana E. Rogers, DPM, FL
Harry P. Schneider, DPM, MA
Stephen H. Silvani, DPM, CA
Vito Speciale, DPM, SC
Steven M. Spinner, DPM, FL
Katie M. Swanstrom, DPM, WA
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. 

Martin M. Pressman, DPM, CBPS, Chair, CT

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

          Members: 
          Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM, Co-Chair, BM, WI
          William R. Adams, DPM, BM, KY
          Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM, BM, MN
          Michael D. Dujela, DPM, WA
          Christopher D. Lotufo, DPM, WA
  Alan Ng, DPM, CO
          Brett D. Sachs, DPM, CO

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

          Members: 
          Ronald G. Ray, DPM Co-Chair, MT
          Danny J. Choung, DPM, BM, CA
          Eric D. Evans, DPM, OR
          Joseph R. Treadwell, DPM, CT
          Michael D. VanPelt, DPM, BM, TX
          Gregory E. Webb, DPM, WA
  Matthew E. Williams, DPM, BM, 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
Charles T. Arena, DPM, CT
John E. Cade, DPM, NV
Dennis M. Chaney, DPM, BM, TX
Roya Mirmiran, DPM, CA
Madelin C. Ramil, DPM, FL

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:
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
Katie M. Swanstrom, DPM, WA