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Executive Members

Neil Naftolin, DPM


Neil Naftolin, DPM practises podiatry in Toronto for the past 35 years. He has held leadership positions within the profession in Ontario and in Canada since the late 1980s. He served as President of the OPMA from 1987 to 1989, has served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association since 2014, and also served as a professional member of the Council of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, the regulatory body for the chiropody and podiatry professions for close to a decade.

Neil is a frequent speaker on a range of topics related to foot health, diabetic feet and foot health conditions.


Peter Higenell, DPM


Peter Higenell is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and a Surgical and Medical Foot Specialist with over 30 years’ experience offering complete podiatric care to his clients in order to help them regain mobility and end their foot pain. 

He is a proud member of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association, Canadian Podiatric Medical Association and American Podiatric Medical Association.

James Hill, DPM, FACFAS


James W. Hill is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). He graduated from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago in 1996 and completed his surgical residency training at the Columbia North Houston Medical Center in Houston in 1998. He is a staff podiatrist at the John D Dingell Veterans' Medical Center in Detroit, USA, is registered in Ontario as a chiropodist and practises chiropody at the Foot Care Institute in Windsor, Canada.

James W. Hill is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In addition to being president of the OPMA, he has also served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) as Secretary and Vice-President and is now the CPMA President.

James W. Hill has been a speaker at various events including the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association 2007 Annual Scientific Conference, the Federation Internationale de Podologues 2007 World Congress of Podiatry, the Oakwood Healthcare System Speakers Bureau in 2011 and the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association State Conference and Great Lakes Conference in 2013.

Directors 2019-2020

Michelle Gill, DPM

John Lanthier, DPM

Neil Naftolin, DPM

Bruce Ramsden, DPM

Board of Directors 2018-2019

Martin Brain, DPM                 Robert Chelin, DPM

Michelle Gill, DPM                Peter Higenell, DPM 

James Hill, DPM                   Nail Naftolin, DPM

John Lanthier, DPM             Bruce Ramsden, DPM

Kel Sherkin, DPM               

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