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Donald Green, B.Sc.Pod 
(505) 505-7668

Donald completed his Bachelor of Science in Podology from the Commonwealth University of Health Sciences of St. Christopher & Nevis in 2006, which allowed him to expand on the quality of services he provides to clients, including ingrown toenail braces, fungal nail abatement light services, Nano Silver nail reconstruction, gait analysis, as well as full podology foot evaluations.

“Donald is the best in his field.” 

- H. Bruno

Donald currently specializes in foot care for conditions of the feet, especially for the special needs of those with diabetes, cancer, neuropathy, and circulation issues as well as expectant mothers and the elderly.


Along with providing an internship program, private individual and group lessons, Donald currently teaches undergraduate classes in Albany and Rochester for the North American School of Podology (NASP), based in Toronto, Canada. He is also an educator in most major cities in New York State for Footlogix™, a pharmaceutical-grade skin care line of pediceuticals.


Donald is committed to continuing his personal growth as well as educating his clients and other professionals. He considers keeping one foot in providing services and one foot in teaching “a beautiful professional marriage."

“Donald is a master at his trade and I highly recommend him!" 

- P. Rogala

Changing the way you look at your hands and feet, one step at a time.

With a varied professional background, Donald W. Green, BScPod, CMP, Podologist has worked in hospitality, law, and accounting.

In 1998, he discovered his true passion in the cosmetology arena by becoming a nail technician.

In 2004, he became a Certified Master Pedicurist and began foot care  education and consultation for Goldwell NY, a leading supplier of  cosmetology products.

Donald's Credentials

2006   B.S. in Podology (B.Sc. Pod.)

2004   C.Pod. & Certified Master Pedicurist (CMP)

1998     Nail Technician

1990    Paralegal and Restaurant Owner

1985     B.A. in Mathematics/Economics, Business Minor


Kayla Zona, CMP  
(585) 703-1075

After earning her Certified Master Pedicurist (CMP) designation in 2017, Kayla interned extensively with Donald for over eight months.  She is happy to have opened her new business and office inside DEFC, LLC.

She exemplifies the superior professional environment and continues to flourish using her elevated technical skill set.  In addition to her training, she has completed course work in Infection Control and does per diem assistant practical teaching and trains current interns.  She continues to educate herself through the North American School of Podology (NASP).  Also, she is equipped to do onsite mobile care for non-ambulatory clients.

“Kayla is friendly, professional, and creative. She always creates amazing nail art designs and is a perfectionist. She goes above and beyond to insure that you are happy with your foot care." 

- J. Rabkin

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Elissa "El" Battaglia, CMP
(585) 269-9799

Being in the beauty industry had always been a dream of Elissa’s.  Her early career spanning almost 20 years, was in customer service and retail.  In 2014, Elissa “El” Battaglia earned both her Nail Specialty and Esthetics licensures.

Originally, esthetics was the priority and nail care was a close second. El’s first job in the industry was mainly esthetics with a focus on Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal. Accepting a position at a nail spa shaped her true passion of skilled meticulous foot care and she was promoted to the Spa Manager for four years.

In 2019 El began interning at Donald’s European Foot Care, LLC and learned of the Certified Master Pedicurist (CMP) designation.  It was Donald’s mentorship, extensive knowledge, and enthusiasm for advanced education that encouraged El to complete the CMP course as well as studies in Infection Control earning her that designation later that same year.

In 2024, El established ELevated Nail Care within Donald’s European Foot Care, LLC.  El’s drive for quality foot care is only equaled by her focus on cultivating a strong healthy natural nail canvas to create beautiful nails that show off her client’s personality and make them smile.

One of her favorite mantras:  “It’s a mistake to think that once you’re done with school you need never learn anything new” -Sophia Loren
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