October 29, 2015 – Search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has recruited Dr. James Christina as executive director and chief executive officer of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Dr. Christina was selected as the association’s incoming executive director after a comprehensive national search process that began in 2014.
Dr. Christina has served APMA as director of scientific affairs since 2005. Prior to joining the staff, he was a physician in private practice in Rockville, MD, for 20 years. He was chief of podiatry at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, and a member of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA).
“APMA looks forward to a bright future with Dr. Christina at the helm,” said APMA president Phillip E. Ward, DPM. “Dr. Christina is a proven leader with a record of advancing podiatric medicine, and the board looks forward to working closely with him for this great profession.”
Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association, headquartered in Bethesda, is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated 15,000 podiatrists in the U.S.
Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields. The increasing number of people insured through the Affordable Care Act has created additional demand for health service. The industry is in the midst of a turbulent transformation, making the need for proven and experienced boards and executive teams with vision more important than ever.
JDG Associates has been serving the executive recruitment needs of Fortune 1000 corporations, associations and non-profits, federal, state and local governments, research and consulting firms, and defense contractors since 1973.
Over the past year, the firm has recruited CEOs for the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association, the Association of Government Accountants, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, as well as identifying executive directors for non-profits, including the Justice Research and Statistics Association and the Seismological Society of America.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media