Board of Directors
Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS (2021–24)
Dr. Nicole Bauerly is Senior Director of Ambulatory Care of a 450-bed hospital at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the first podiatric surgeon to hold this role. She previously served as the Chief of Podiatric Surgery Department and Medical Director for 13 clinics including Surgery, Orthopedics, and Limb Preservations, as well as the Minors Operating Room; and as Assistant Program Director for the Podiatric Surgical Residency. Dr. Bauerly is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
Dr. Bauerly is active with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). She served on the Computer-based Patient Simulation (CBPS) Foot Examination Committee (2015-19) and serves on the Computer-based Patient Simulation (CBPS) Committee, formulating questions for the Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle exams. She has served on the Communications Committee and helped the Credentials Committee review cases for Board Certification.
In addition, she has served on the Communications and Young Member Retention committees of ACFAS and as an exam item writer with NBPME. Locally, Dr. Bauerly is currently serving on the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Licensing Board (2012-present). She has also served on the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association (2009-12).
Dr. Bauerly became Board Certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery in 2012, after completing a three-year surgical residency in 2007 at HCMC. She is a graduate of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, and has a BA in Natural Sciences from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota.
Michelle L. Butterworth, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS (2022–25)
Kingstree, South Carolina
Dr. Michelle Butterworth received her BS in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University and her DPM from the Temple University
School of Podiatric Medicine. She then completed a four-year surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems/Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is currently employed by Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree, South
Carolina, where she recently completed her term as Chief of the Medical Staff.
She is a Past President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and remains active in the College lecturing and reviewing journal articles. She is involved with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery on many levels. In addition to being the current Secretary/Treasurer, Dr. Butterowrth is also the Chair of the Communications Committee, and has also served on the Online Study Guide Committee, Credential Committee, Cognitive Exam Committee, Bylaws Task Force, and Exam Blueprint Task Force.
Dr. Butterworth is a Past President of the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association and is the Chairman of the SC annual conference. She was active on the Legislative Committee where South Carolina increased their scope of practice and gained ankle privileges. Dr. Butterworth lectures nationally and has authored and edited many manuscripts and textbooks. She is a member of the Podiatry Institute, and is currently the Immediate Past Chairman, and she is also a member of the PICA Medical Advisory Committee.
Dr. Butterworth is the proud mother of four children and has three beautiful grandchildren. She is active in her community and is currently Mayor ProTem. She enjoys running and coaches cross country. Her other hobbies include live music, attending sporting events, hiking, and hanging on the beach.
Roland S. Ramdass, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS (2021–24)
Dr. Roland Ramdass is a practicing podiatrist at the Foot and Ankle Center, where he is part of a three-doctor group with multiple locations in northern Virginia and West Virginia. He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle
Surgery by ABFAS.
He is a graduate of City University of New York – York College where he received his BS degree in 1995. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2002 with honors and completed his three-year podiatric surgical residency in 2005 at the New York Presbyterian Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.
Dr. Ramdass’ passions are education and promoting his specialty. He achieves these goals through his involvement with the INOVA Fairfax Residency Program, ABFAS, ACFAS, National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME), Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), and Virginia Podiatric Medical Association (VPMA). He is currently the chairman of the Podiatry Department of the Winchester Medical Center and President of NBPME. He is the Immediate Past President of the VPMA and ACFAS Mid-Atlantic Region.
Dr. Ramdass has lectured at various seminars nationwide and has moderated several foot and ankle instructional courses and labs for foot and ankle surgeons, residents, and students. He has been involved in multiple research projects which led to publications in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Immediate Past President
Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS (Ex-Officio)
Dr. Jeffery Giesking graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA, in 1995 with a BA in Biology. He attended the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA, graduating with a dual DPM / MHA degree in 1999. Dr. Giesking completed his three-year surgical residency in 2002 at St. Johns North Shore Hospital in Harrison Township, MI. He obtained Board Certifications in Foot Surgery and in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery in 2006, with recertification in 2016.
His volunteer work with ABFAS began as a field testing candidate for the oral exams and as an ABFAS representative for the Joint Residency Review Committee in 2007. He then served as an examiner for the foot and the reconstructive rearfoot/ankle oral exams. Dr. Giesking has also served as a Case Reviewer and chairs the Computer-based Patient Simulation (CBPS) committee.
Locally, Dr. Giesking serves on the Wisconsin State Affiliated Podiatry Credentialing Board (2013-present). He has also served as Vice Chief of Staff at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar Medical Center (2013-15). He currently practices at Mayo Clinic Health System-Northwest Region in Eau Claire and Menomonie, WI. Dr. Giesking is a member of the APMA and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
Michael D. Dujela, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS (2021–24)
Dr. Michael Dujela practices at Washington Orthopaedic Center in Olympia, Washington. He received his degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2000, and subsequently completed his surgical residency at Southwest General Hospital. He completed multiple fellowships including an A.O. Fellowship in Liestal, Switzerland, visiting fellowship at Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio, and a multicenter orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship throughout Germany and Switzerland.Since 2012, Dr. Dujela has volunteered on multiple ABFAS committees including: Examination Field Testing, Online Study Guide Task Force, and Computer-based Patient Simulation Examination Committee (2012-present), and is a Case Reviewer.
In 2018 the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons inducted Dr. Dujela into its Leadership Hall of Fame. He served for six years on the Education and Scientific Affairs Committee, including two years as chairman. For the past four years he has been on the Annual Scientific Meeting Committee.
He enjoys education and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. Dr. Dujela has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Currently he serves as Section Editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and director for the inaugural Advanced Surgical Reconstruction Fellowship at Washington Orthopaedic Center.
Dustin L. Kruse, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS (2022–25)
Dr. Dustin Kruse attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry and master’s degree in Bioethics. He attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at Highland’s/Presbyterian-St. Luke’s PM&S-36 in Denver. He has been in a podiatry group practice since 2011.
Timothy J. Mineo, DPM, D. ABFAS, FACFAS (2023–26)
Diana E. Rogers, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS (2022–25)
Dr. Diana Rogers is a graduate of Florida International University with a BS in Sports Medicine. Having been a collegiate athlete herself, Dr. Rogers enjoyed practicing as an Athletic Trainer for six years. She graduated from Barry University in 2008 with a master's degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. She completed a three-year surgical residency at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida.
For the following six years, Dr. Rogers practiced in Hollywood, Florida, and was actively involved with residency training, including serving as research director at Westside Regional Medical Center. She was adjunct faculty at Barry University for nine years and participated as an exam writer for NBPME. During her time in Florida, Dr. Rogers held numerous elected positions with the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, as well as the local county components.
Dr. Rogers is ABFAS Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery and currently serves on the Cognitive Examination Committee and as a Case Reviewer. She is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is an active member of its Health Policy Committee. She currently practices in Illinois and enjoys committee work with the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Rogers continues to serve her profession through community volunteer opportunities, student, resident, and fellow mentorship.
Vito Speciale, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS (2023–26)
Ladson, South Carolina
Katie M. Swanstrom, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS (2023–26)
Dr. Katie Swanstrom is Board Certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. She currently serves on the Computer-based Patient Simulation (CBPS) Examination Committee and as a Case Reviewer. Since 2015, she has served on multiple ABFAS committees.She was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. She is in private practice as an owner of the Spokane Foot Clinic and is President of the Northwest Surgery Center. She is a mother and enjoys being outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Swanstrom serves her local medical community as the Co-Chair of Credentialing Committee at Valley Hospital. She was elected Chief of Staff Elect at Valley Hospital and is proud to be the first Podiatric Surgeon to serve in this role.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Fox University, cum laude and earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, summa cum laude. Dr. Swanstrom completed the Swedish Residency Training Program PM&S-36 in Seattle, WA in 2011.