Our Mission

Our mission is the empowerment of patients, their podiatric healthcare providers, and health plans to more effectively prevent diabetic foot ulcers and other lower extremity complications that can lead to amputation.

About Us

Arche Healthcare is the leading population health management (PHM) provider for diabetic foot health. Our guiding paradigm is prevention and through our unique comprehensive solution we are able to provide timely interventions that greatly reduce diabetes-related lower extremity wounds and amputations.

As the proud creators of the Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam (CDFE) and the recipient of the Validation Institute award, we have established ourselves as trusted leaders within the diabetic foot health industry. This has allowed us to build a community of leading healthcare providers across the country to address and prevent debilitating wounds and amputations, and ultimately improve people’s lives.

Only a small percentage of patients today are receiving a truly comprehensive diabetic foot examination and our goal is to change that

Arche Healthcare Team

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill

Scott Kantro, DPM

CEO and Founder

Dr. Kantro is the Founder and CEO of Arche Healthcare. Dr. Kantro graduated from Colorado State University and from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. Scott is privileged to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York.

Scott Kantro, DPM

CEO and Founder

Think bigger. Live larger. Serve greater.
Darren Hardy

Joanne Russell, RN, BSN

COO

Ms. Russell is the COO for Arche Healthcare. A seasoned clinician and business leader, Joanne’s career has centered on innovations in telehealth and remote patient monitoring. She was also part of the team that developed and implemented the first diabetes disease management program in the United States. 

Joanne Russell, RN, BSN

COO

Robert Shangraw

CFO

Mr. Shangraw is the CFO for Arche Healthcare. Bob is a financial executive with broad cross-functional experience in the wholesale, distribution and manufacturing industries. His expertise in turn-around situations and operational leadership has helped entrepreneurs significantly improve performance and return on their investment.

Robert Shangraw

CFO

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: WE DID IT OURSELVES.”
Lao Tzu

J. Christopher Farmer, MD

CMO 

Dr. Farmer is the CMO for Arche Healthcare. A celebrated expert in the area of critical care medicine, Dr. Farmer is Emeritus Professor and Chair, Mayo Clinic and Past-President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is also the founder of several ‘game changer’ global programs for the US Military.

J. Christopher Farmer, MD

CMO

Rajeev Polepalli

CTO

Mr. Polepalli is the CTO for Arche Healthcare. An experienced technology professional, Rajeev’s expertise spans software development, architecture, database management, application development, business intelligence, SDLC and systems administration.

Rajeev Polepalli

CTO

“Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”
Farrah Gray

Karolina Korelin, MSc.

Director of Marketing
Marketing executive with over 16 years of marketing, project/product management and business development experience. A part-time marketing lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare industry, and a strong education having completed a Master’s Degree in International Marketing along with various other professional certificates.

Karolina Korelin

Director of Marketing

“Branding wins the heart, Marketing the soul, Creative content the eye to challenge the mind.

Jerome Reicher

Creative Director

Mr. Reicher is the Creative Director for Arche Healthcare. Jerry specializes in utilizing multichannel media that clients leverage to establish and maintain market leadership. He also provides business strategy, market analysis and advertising and design services focused on clinical and chronic care medical markets.

Jerome Reicher

Creative Director

Kamen Kostov

Software Developer

Mr. Kostov’s expertise in hardware and software management, combined with his software development experience in aerospace, communications and real estate markets, has been essential to the success of Arche Healthcare and many companies nationwide.

Kamen Kostov

Sofware Developer

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent van Gogh

Carol Mitchell

Director of Engagement
Carol Mitchell is the Director of  Engagement for Arche Healthcare. As a former licensed commodities broker, Carol has held Executive Sr. Sales positions within the Chicago Financial Industry with equal experience working within the healthcare industry as Territory Manager, CFm and Sr. Sales Executive. Carol’s most recent experience includes working at Orthotic Holdings Inc. where she served as Central Casting, Key Account Manager.

Carol Mitchell

Director of Engagement

“Every success I have ever had, was preceded by a risk I was willing to take.”
Jason Kraus

Jason Kraus

Business Development

Mr. Kraus heads up business development for Arche Healthcare. Jason has held executive management positions in the healthcare industry in publicly traded, private equity-owned, and start-up environments. Most recently, he served as Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer and Director of OHI, a private equity-owned business in the medical device industry. 

Jason Kraus

Business Development

“If you change nothing; nothing changes.”

Doran Edwards, MD

Director of Governmental Affairs

Dr. Edwards is director of governmental affairs for Arche Healthcare. Following a successful 25-year practice as a General Surgeon in his native Tennessee, Dr. Edwards joined a Medicare contractor in the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) sector. In the next two decades, he served in all aspects of coverage, coding, payment and appeals. He was known in the industry for providing a level playing field for the diverse manufacturers of over 8000 DMEPOS HCPCS Level II codes.

Doran Edwards, MD

Director of Governmental Affairs

Medical Advisory Board

“Pain is God’s greatest gift to mankind – a gift that is only realized when it has been lost.”
Dr Paul Brand

Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, FRCP

Dr. Boulton is a leading international expert on diabetes, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic foot disease with more than 550 peer-reviewed publications. He is the Founding Chair of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Dr. Boulton is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Harold Rifkin Award for distinguished international service in the field of diabetes. He is currently the President of the International Diabetes Federation.

Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, FRCP

Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc

Dr. Wu is the Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Podiatric Surgery and Applied Biomechanics; Professor, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine; and Director, Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR) for the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She is also a leading expert with more than 150 book chapters and peer-reviewed publications and served as Principal Investigator in more than 40 clinical research trials.

Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
Oscar Wilde

Loretta Vileikyte, MD, PhD

Loretta Vileikyte, M.D., Ph.D. has been active in clinical research of diabetic foot complications for over 25 years, pioneering studies of the interplay between the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of diabetic neuropathy and foot ulceration. She led several NIH/NIDDK and Diabetes UK grant projects that developed neuropathy/foot ulcer-specific measures for the assessment of quality of life and of psychological factors shaping foot selfcare. Recently, in collaboration with her UK/US colleagues, she conducted an NIH funded study examining the mechanisms by which psychological stress affects diabetic foot ulcer healing. Currently, her research focuses on patient perceived psychosocial barriers to and benefits of the use of smart technologies to prevent foot ulceration. 

Loretta Vileikyte, MD, PhD

Desmond Bell, DPM

Dr. Bell is the Founder and President of the “Save A Leg, Save A Life” Foundation, a multi-disciplinary non- profit organization dedicated to the reduction in lower extremity amputations and improving wound healing outcomes through education, evidence-based methodology and community outreach. He was awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award by Specialty Hospital Jacksonville for 2009 and Memorial Hospital Jacksonville in 2018.

Desmond Bell, DPM

Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH

Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Frykberg is a leading international expert on diabetes, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic foot disease with numerous peer-reviewed publications. He is the Former Chair of the Foot Care Council of the ADA and a past President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH

Advisory Board Chair

Kendrick Whitney, DPM

Dr. Whitney is a leading international expert on biomechanics, orthotic devices and off-loading therapies and has numerous publications in these areas and lower extremity gait-related research. He is Associate Professor, Department of Podiatric Orthopedics at Temple University, and a founding member of the American Podiatric Wound Care Association.

Kendrick Whitney, DPM

“It must not be that way with you. But whoever wants to be great among you, let him care for you.”
Matthew 20:26

James McGuire, DPM, PT, LPed, FAPWHc

Dr. McGuire is the Director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Biomechanics at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He is a Fellow and founding member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and a Board member of the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing and Clinical Editor of “Wounds” Journal.

James McGuire, DPM, PT, LPed, FAPWHc

Jeffrey Gonzales, PhD

Dr. Jeffrey Gonzalez is a practicing clinical health psychologist and tenured Professor of Psychology, Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health with joint appointments at Yeshiva University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, NY. He is also the Director of the New York Regional CDTR (NY-CDTR). Dr. Gonzalez completed his doctoral training at the University of Miami and completed a predoctoral internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2005. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Jeffrey Gonzales, PhD

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