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Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee is a standing committee of the Council. The Committee is responsible for recommending to the Council candidacy of new colleges and accreditation of new and existing colleges. The Committee meets twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. 

The composition of the Committee includes two representatives from CPME-accredited colleges of podiatric medicine, one representative from the podiatric medical practice community, and at least two Council members. At least one representative from the CPME-accredited colleges of podiatric medicine must be an educator in podiatric medicine.

Accreditation Committee Members

Eric Stamps, DPM (Chair)
Dean for Clinical Affairs
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA

Paul Di Liddo, DPM
Program Director
Henry Ford Health – Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Robert Joseph, DPM, PhD
Associate Professor
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, IL

Jonathan Labovitz, DPM
Dean
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine
Pomona, CA

Jennifer L. Mathews, PhD
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness
Chief Assessment Officer
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Susan Stapleton, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Chemistry Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Melanie Violand, DPM
Associate Dean, Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine
Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ

Qeena Woodard, DPM
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Clinical Experiences
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, IL

Accreditation Committee Staff
Heather M. Stagliano, DHSc
CPME Executive Director