The Pedorthic Foundation has announced the addition of Matthew Mirones, CPed, CPO, and Anne Brussok, CPed, to its board of directors.
Mirones is a former president of the Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) and has been active in the Pedorthic Foundation since 1988. He received his pedorthic certification in 1974, and was one of the first people to do so. Mirones earned his bachelor’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics at New York University, New York, before joining his father in establishing ARIMED Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics, New York. He was instrumental in convincing Olympics officials to include pedorthics among the medical services available to athletes during both the 2004 Summer Games held in Athens, Greece, and the Paralympics later that year, and has participated in O&P-related philanthropic endeavors.
Mirones is also a former New York State assemblyman, having served three terms in the state legislature, from 2002-2006. Currently, Mirones serves as a second-term board member of the New York City Industrial Development Agency and of Build New York City.
Brussok is a heritage channel manager with Birkenstock USA, headquartered in Novato, California. She focuses on key initiatives for premier Birkenstock retail partners and in product education and training across all channels of trade and with consumers. She has worked closely with independent footwear retailers, including certified pedorthists. Brussok has also served as a speaker, board member and trustee for, among others, the National Shoe Retailers Association, Volunteer Center for Nonprofit Leadership, and the American Red Cross San Francisco Bay Area offices.
“The Foundation’s board of directors feels extremely fortunate to have secured the interest and commitment of two such talented colleagues, and we welcome their help with the Foundation’s work” said Pedorthic Foundation president Jim Moore, CPed.