Family Foot Care Clinic – Staff


Dr. Kathleen Toepp-Neuhoff

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Dr. Toepp-Neuhoff completed a surgical residency following graduation from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in May 1993 where she received the Clinical Proficiency Award by unanimous decision of the clinical staff. Dr. Toepp-Neuhoff successfully achieved board certification in surgery (American Board of Podiatric Surgeons) in 1998, 2008 and board certification in orthopedic and primary podiatric medicine in 1999, 2009, and continues the high level of clinical expertise in our practice.

She currently performs more than 200 foot surgeries each year. In addition to her podiatric career, Dr. Toepp-Neuhoff received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University in 1979. She continues to practice veterinary medicine at Magrane Pet Medical Center in Mishawaka She is an active member of various professional organizations including the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Physicians Advisory Board, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Ethics Committee, Michiana Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Toepp-Neuhoff is active member of the 4H Horse and Pony Club, serves as a volunteer for a Boy Scout Troop, and a Church Lector. She and her husband, Ken, have four children, Carolyn, Patricia, Michael and Matthew.

At your service: Dr Neuhoff routinely lectures to other healthcare professionals locally, and at state and national levels. Presently she is a board member for the South Bend Civic Theater and volunteers her professional services at the Sister Maura Clinic on Chapin Street.

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Danielle E. Poston

Danielle joined FFCC September 2011. She graduated from Wawasee High School in 1989 and a Medical Transcription course at Davenport University in 2001. She earned her CPMA in 2013. She enjoys working with the public and has done so for many years. The opportunity to help people feel better in their everyday lives gives Danielle great satisfaction. Increasing people’s knowledge that you don’t have to live with foot pain is a goal of Danielle’s since she believes very strongly in educations.
She married the love of her life in April 2010. She has 7 rescue cats: Peaches, Tipsy, Mama, PJ, Diamond, Ginger and Cinnamon. She enjoys going to the movies with her husband, reading, and shopping.
 At Your Service: Danielle strives to make sure patients are comfortable and to increase their knowledge on their foot care.

 Barbara L. Downhour
Barb has worked at the Family Foot Care Clinic since 2004. She loves working with our patients and helping to meet their needs. Barb is a Certified Podiatric Medical Assistant and a Podiatric Radiology Technician.
Barb has served as president of the Indiana Podiatric Medical Assistants 3 times and a Chairman of continuing education once. Barb is a graduate of Southwestern Michigan College with a degree in Communications.
Barb is married with 4 children: Cody, Nick, Sarah and Cory. She also has 2 dogs, Keelia, a mixed breed she adopted from the human society at 4 months old and Missy, a full blooded Beagle she rescued from being released on the side of the road at 3 months old.
 At Your Service: Barb enjoys participating in area health fairs. “It is very important to me to answer questions people might have about podiatry and increase their knowledge about their feet.”

Ashlee K. Schoen

Ashlee began working at the Family Foot Care Clinic in April 2011. She is a Certified Podiatric Medical Assistant and a licensed podiatric radiographer. She has 2 children, Evan and Emma and a cat named Lucy. She enjoys reading, baking, and outdoor activities, especially taking walks with her children.
 At Your Service:  Ashlee enjoys helping increase patients knowledge about the care of their feet.


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Britnie A. Cochran

Britnie joined the Family Foot Care Clinic in 2013 making orthotics for our patients. She was taught to make the orthotics by Dr. Frank Toepp, which is a year long process so she can be the best she can be for our patients.
Animals are her passion. She comes from 10 years with the 4-H Fair with multiple championships. Her dad still loves to brag that in her last few years in the sheep club, she was the one to beat in the barn. She picked out her first ewe Suzie, not because she was a good lamb but because she was cute. She now has 3 pygmy goats, Chewey and her two kids, Bow and Bambi.
 At Your Service:  Britnie looks forward to helping patients in the future at the Family Foot Care Clinic.

Wendy A. Faulkner
As the newest member of our team, Wendy brings more than 20 years of experience in a medical office setting, most recently, specializing in pediatric billing. Wendy is a native of Chattanooga, TN where she met her husband, love of her life. He has given her the opportunity to live in several states, including, Indiana, Kentucky,Alabama and Georgia.
Wendy has 3 dogs, 2 boxers, Sadie and Tasha and a Chihuahua mix, Riley. She loves to go on walks and bake for her fur babies as well as spending quality time with her husband and family.
At Your Service:  Wendy enjoys working with people and answering their questions to help them understand the crazy world of medical insurance. You must take care of your feet! They are the only ones you will ever have!


Deidra N. Hopkins
Deidra also known as “Dee” started with Family Foot Care Clinic in May of 2017. She brings over 20 years of public service experience. Dee is very family oriented. She has 2 children Tre’ and Aliyah. She comes from a very large family, who she loves spending time with. She enjoys hosting movie and game night for her entire family.
At Your Service:  Deidra is new to the medical field but her compassion to give people the best care is her motivation. She loves to make everyone smile.



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