Foot Health


Pedorthic treatment is routinely prescribed to restore function, ease pain, prevent further pain or damage, and/or improve mobility..

Brown's Enterprises staffs seven Certified Pedorthists. C.Peds work with area physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, endocrinologists and physical therapists who refer their patients. We provide this free service to work closely with the medical community to fulfill prescriptions and to best accommodate our customers.

With only 60 plus such facilities in the United States, our stores remain uniquely qualified to provide this specialized footwear assistance.

Meet the Pedorthists

Beth Eilers, C. Ped.


Beth Eilers, our General Manager, has been a board certified pedorthist since 1996 and is our senior staff pedorthist. She received her pedorthic education at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Prior to assuming her current position, Beth was the Sales Manager for Brown’s Enterprises. Before that, she was the Store Manager for New Balance St. Louis and New Balance Fairview Heights.

Chad Brown, C. Ped.


Chad’s career with Brown’s Enterprises officially started in May of 2000 at Brown’s Shoe Center in Washington, MO. Quickly developing an interest in pedorthics, he attended Oklahoma State and Ball State Universities, receiving his certification in 2002. Chad is currently fulfilling footwear prescription needs at our New Balance St. Louis store in Creve Coeur. Chad is also skilled at shoe modifications and refurbishes custom orthoses for store customers.

Donna Boland, C. Ped.


Donna began working for Brown’s in June of 1998 after retiring from radiology at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She attended the pedorthic training school in Okmulgee, OK, at Okmulgee University in the fall of 1999, receiving her certification in November. She has given presentations at Mercy Hospital for the Diabetes Wellness group as well as the Arthritis group in Washington, MO. Looking forward to serving the foot care needs of this community for many years to come, Donna is a Certified Pedorthist at Brown’s Shoe Center in Washington, MO.

Tom Chase, C. Ped.


Tom joined Brown’s Enterprises in 2010 and is a Certified Pedorthist and Store Manager at our New Balance St. Louis store in Fairview Heights, IL. He earned a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Education, Kinesiology - Sport & Exercise Behavior from Southern Illinois University. He also has a M.A. in marketing from Webster University. Tom studied at the Robert M. Palmer Biomechanical Institute in Elwood, Indiana and became certified in 2013. He's excited to help customers find more appropriate solutions to their foot problems and educate them to prevent further complications.

Ashley Haynes, C. Ped.


Ashley joined Brown’s Enterprises in 2011 and is the Certified Pedorthist and Store Manager at New Balance Kansas City, in Overland Park, KS. Ashley studied at the Robert M. Palmer Biomechanical Institute in Elwood, Indiana and became certified in 2013. Ashley enjoys helping customers find solutions to their foot care needs.

Randy Brown, C. Ped.


Randy earned a B.S. degree in 1971 and a M.S. degree in 1973 from the University of Central Missouri. He is a former Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol from 1974 to 1979. After entering the family footwear business, Brown’s Enterprises, Randy attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago for his pedorthic education, and was certified as a Pedorthist in 1993. A past instructor at East Central College in Union, MO and Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee, Randy continues to manage a pedorthic staff of six and a company of ninety.

Jim Pounds, Custom Shoe-Maker


Jim Pounds joined Brown’s Enterprises in 1995, following an extensive career in the shoe industry. His creative talents and worldwide experience in color, design, and the art of shoe making later supported his passion to create his own designs and shoe modifications. He opened Brown’s first footwear laboratory working with C.Ped apprentice Chad Brown.

Nothing gave Jim more pleasure than knowing his work had helped someone to a healthier lifestyle. As an accomplished jazz musician, Jim brought even more smiles to people’s faces. At Brown’s Enterprises we continue to keep his memory and mission alive with the Jim Pounds … the Beat Goes On award, presented periodically to a staff member who exemplifies Jim’s caring and can-do attitude.

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