Carine Haemals (Belgium) - FIP President
Carine was elected as the FIP President on May 10, 2014. She has practiced for more than 20 years and for the last 10 years she has been active as the regional clinical advisor of Special Olympics International, Fit Feet Europe/Eurasia. She has also held board positions ie: the Secretary and Past Vice-President of the Belgian podiatry association. Carine achieved her Masters in Podiatry and Education degree in 2012 at the University of Brighton (UK).
Carine has been an active committee member of both the FIP World Foot Health Awareness Month and Special Olympics International committees for several years. She has been a guest professor for the module “Podiatry and Intellectual disability” at the 3 University colleges in Belgium who give Podiatry education. She is active in the local community has volunteers of different sport and charity association.
Mother of two lovely daughters and great son and wife of a very dedicated and supporting husband. The entire family has been actively involved in Special Olympics.