APMA News - March/April 2024 - 7

Honoring
Dr. Christina
On March 31, James R. Christina, DPM, retired as
executive director and CEO of APMA. The association
is conducting a nationwide search for his
permanent successor (read more on page 16).
Denis Russell, CPA, CAE, APMA's deputy executive
director and CBO, is serving as interim CEO.
Dr. Christina's long service on APMA staff began
in 2005 when he left his private practice in
Maryland to become APMA's director of Scientific
Affairs. In 2015, he took the reins as CEO after
Glenn B. Gastwirth, DPM, retired. During Dr.
Christina's tenure, APMA produced the groundbreaking
Thomson Reuters study that demonstrated
the value of care by podiatrists; passed
legislation placing podiatrists at the VA in the
physician and surgeon pay band; rebranded the
organization as the result of a major brand audit;
responded to the COVID-19 public health emergency
and its impact on members; launched the
APMA Online Learning Center; restructured senior
staff to add an executive team; and sold APMA's
headquarters building to turn a depreciating asset
into a source of ongoing income to support
member initiatives.
Dr. Christina has been a stalwart leader who will
be deeply missed by staff as well as colleagues
within the profession. " It has been a great honor to
serve as executive director and CEO of APMA, " Dr.
Christina said. " I am deeply proud of the work I have
done together with the outstanding APMA staff, and
I wish them all the best as they continue to work on
behalf of our members and their patients. "
" Dr. Christina has given so much of himself to
APMA and to podiatric medicine and surgery, " said
Sylvia Virbulis, DPM, APMA immediate-past president.
" His long tenure on staff was preceded by many
years in the APMA House of Delegates, service on
multiple APMA committees, and leadership within the
Maryland Podiatric Medical Association [MPMA]. His
staunch and unwavering commitment to APMA has
resulted in many advancements for our members. I
thank him for his service on behalf of a grateful profession
and wish him well in his retirement. "
Read on for messages from Dr. Christina's peers and
click to watch a video in his honor that aired during the
House of Delegates meeting.
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