Richard A. Ransom has served on the OCPM Foundation (now The Podiatry Foundation) Board of Trustees since July of 2012. He founded the group practice Podiatric Health Physicians, Inc. in 1986 and recently retired from private practice in 2016. He was board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Ransom is a graduate of The Ohio State University and obtained his doctorate at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1972. He served as Associate Professor of Surgery at OCPM from 1981-1997. He was a member of the OCPM Board of Trustees from 1983 to 2012, having served as Board Chairman from 1994-1998. Dr. Ransom was the recipient of the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2000. He holds many awards and honors, including induction into the OCPM Hall of Fame Society and recognition as a Distinguished Practitioner by the National Academies of Practice. He is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Ohio Podiatric Medical Association and the Mideastern Academy of Podiatry. Dr. Ransom currently serves as Secretary on the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Advisory Board and is a life member of the OCPM/KSUCPM Alumni Association.