Dino Scanio is the clinic director and founder of the FOOT Foundation. Dino is an American Board Certified and State Licensed Orthotist in Tampa, Florida. He is in charge of selecting the country in need of O & P services and setting up an outreach clinic. Dino was honored with the South Tampa Spotlight Award for recognizing unsung heroes and the Physicians for Peace Volunteer of the year award for non-physicians. Both awards were given based on a long history of helping humanity.
Lisa Scanio is the co-founder and fundraising chair person. She is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and selecting the Florida charity seeking foundation assistance.
The husband and wife team have a long history with coordinating charity events for such organizations like Shriners Hospitals for Children, Friend of a Friend ALS Foundation and other non-profit organizations. Dino and Lisa are both Tampa natives and have been blessed with two sons. Their youngest son was diagnosed with Progressive Mitochondrial Disease in 2012. Therefore, they have also taken on the task of providing education and awareness about this disease through the Foundation.
The FOOT Foundation was granted the privilege and honor of supporting the “Code of Conduct for Humanitarian
Organizations” by ISPO,
(International Society for
Prosthetics and Orthotics).
Please visit to view our listing and ISPO symbol of approval.
Dino was selected as an "Everyday Hero" on Bay News 9 in September, 2015. Watch the segment here!
The FOOT Foundation has been recognized in several publications for humanitarian efforts at home and abroad in Guatemala.
Please click on the links to the left to read published articles and press releases.
The FOOT Foundation supports Mitochondrial Disease Awareness and help for families who struggle with this diagnosis. Our son, Gianluca, was diagnosed with Progressive Mitochondrial Myopathy in September, 2012. Please click on the video below to see the tribute I created in honor of our son. If I can educate just one person about the effects of Mito, then this father's labor of love was a success.