Executive Members | AGM 2020 Elected | OPMA 2020 - 2021 Board
Bruce Ramsden, DPM President
Bruce Ramsden is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) who has been practising Podiatry in North York since 1974. Currently, he is the podiatric consultant to the Centre of Addiction and Research Hospital (CAMH) and the past podiatric consultant to the Toronto Argonaut Football team.
Bruce has served in various capacities for the betterment of the profession. He was President of the OPMA twice for a total of 7 years and was on the Council of the College of Chiropodists from 2001 to 2006, including three years as Vice-President and two years as President.
Robert Chelin, DPM Vice President
Robert Chelin was first Canadian ever to serve as President (2007-2010) of the International Federation of Podiatrists (FIP). He then went on to serve as their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and oversaw the 2013 and 2016 FIP World Congresses of Podiatry. Robert has served as President of both the Canadian and Ontario Podiatric Medical Associations and is the current Vice President of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association (OPMA).
Robert Chelin DPM (Podiatrist) received his doctorate degree from the Dr William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine (SCPM) in Chicago, Illinois in 1982 and has been providing podiatric services to the residents of Ontario for over 37 years.
Neil Naftolin, DPM Secretary
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.