The Academy of Pedorthic Science was founded in 2000 and has become one of the foremost respected centers of Pedorthic Education.
Our mission is to provide exemplary educational programs to prepare you for outstanding careers as Certified Pedorthists or Certified Fitters of Therapeutic Shoes.
Founder Ray Margiano, PHD
Mr. Margiano Has been involved in the Footwear and shoe making industry since 1980 and has done footwear related training and business in over 40 countries.
He has a broad executive background that includes the Presidency of Bostitch Auto Soler Division-manufacturer of equipment used in Orthopedic Iabs, shoe repair and shoe manufacturing CEO and founder of Heel Quik(1985-2000)-a 700 plus chain of shoe repair and pedorthic facilities In 3o plus countries;
CEO and founder of Foot Solutions-a 150 specialty pedorthic retail store focusing on custom orthotics and therapeutic footwear in 16
CEO and founder of Shu-Re-Nu-a custom orthotic lab, custom shoe and medical shoe modifications since 1985.
Mr. Margiano holds a Bachelor degree in Business, a Master’s degree in Business and Computer Science and a PHD in International Business. Mr. Margiano has continued to provide many Return to Work, and Balance Walking to name a few. reach-out programs donating time and money to organizations like Soles for Souls, Wounded Warrior, Veteran
Dr. William Faddock, DPM, C. Ped
Dr. Faddock, program Director, developed the curriculum of the pedorthic Certification Program establishing the Academy of pedorthic Science as a respected training venue for Pedorthists internationally. We have trained more than one thousand pedorthists In over 16 countries.
Dr. Faddock is the primary instructor for anatomy, physiology and pathologies. Dr. Faddock earned his medical degree from the prestigious Ohio College of Podiatrlc Medicine. Making Georgia his home, Dr. Faddock has practiced successfully for many years and serving as a past Chairman of the Atlanta Hospital, Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, a member of the Georgia and American podiatric Medical Association and on
the 2000 Olympic Podiatry medical team.
Dr. Faddock holds two pedorthic certifications with The American Board of Certification and the Board of Certification, International.
Donna Robertson, C. Ped, ATC-MS
Ms. Robertson is a nationally recognized instructor and lecturer in the field of Pedorthics. Ms. Robertson shares her immense knowledge of patient evaluation, pedorthic pathologies and conditions and orthotic applications and treatment plans.
Ms. Robertson obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Alabama and Master of Science from the university of Alabama. Ms. Robertson is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified pedorthist and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’Association and the Pedorthic Footwear Association.
Ms. Robertson has faculty tenure with many Olympic Foot&Ankle team. Prestigious institutions such as the University of Alabama and served on the pedorthic staff of the 2004.
Joseph Hennessey-Mr. Hennessey is the Director of the Academy of pedorthic Science and responsible for the accreditation of the Pedorthic Certification program and Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes pre- certification program under the new NCOPE pedorthlc curriculum.
Mr. Hennessey earned a Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum laude from the University of Akron. Mr. Hennessey served as the Legislative/Compliance Liason with the State of Georgia for CIGNA Healthcare and lead the heahh plan to national NcQA accreditation, the implementation of the Medicare Advantage plans and developing their corporate, Medicare and employee benefit training programs. Mr. Hennessey’s focus is on the pedorthic pra ctice, regulatory compliance, Medicare and OS HA, bringing the real world to the students of the Academy of pedorthic Science.