Dr. Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM
“My goal is to study, travel, drink, and eat, with others and inspire change”.
Dr. Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM
Women Inspiring Change & Community Development (WICCD) was founded in 2017, by Dr. Pulapaka to encourage women in round-table discussions, and talks with decision makers who seek ideal aspirations, goals, missions and objectives while inspiring positive change. www.WICCD.org
Over the past twelve years, Dr. Jenneffer Pulapaka’s expertise in podiatric surgery has helped thousands of patients. She opened her practice in 2005, DeLand Foot and Leg Center (DFALC), where she currently sees patients. DFALC was the first female podiatric surgeon’s office in a community where less than 10% of the surgeons were women. It is the first and longest-running female surgical practice in West Volusia County. “I believe every patient needs a physician who will be an advocate to help them regain their health”. Her surgical training has taken her to Miami for her residency and the Ilizarov Institute for her fellowship. She was the first certified Women-Owned medical practice in the United States. www.DeLandPodiatry.com
by Women Marketplace is under development by Dr. Pulapaka to provide business women and men a single venue for purchasing products and unique services that are women owned, produced, or designed. This allows our customers and vendors the ability to secure quality products that are consciously sourced in focused markets, saving them valuable time. As a business we believe in supporting and nurturing the work of talented women, of all nationalities, working cooperatively with others to uphold equal humanity. www.ByWomenMarketplace.com
Dr. Pulapaka is also a Co-owner and the General Manager of Cress Restaurant, a business dedicated to improving our food system, through local sources, sustainable practices, and refined flavours. “Cress has relationships with where our food comes from, with the individuals who are growing them: the farmers, the fishermen, the cattlemen. Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations.” www.CressRestaurant.com
Dr. Pulapaka’s husband, Executive Chef Hari Pulapaka, has been a driving force along with her family. Their support enabled Dr. Pulapaka to be recognized in 2013 Top Influential Women in Business Volusia / Flagler County, 2014 Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame, James Beard Foundation for her contributions over multiple years, 2015 Wine contributor in Dreaming in Spice, 2014 Founding Member goFLA & #Sunshineplate, 2014 Power Couple Central Florida, and 2014 Emeril’s Florida Season 2 Premiere – Coming to America! Her other projects including two podcast productions From the Blade & Podiatry DocTalk, along with a community program “Cookin’ in a SNAP” to empower and educate individuals about healthier cooking and options on a modest budget.