Board of Directors
Executive Committee

Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAWC 
President: 2020-2021
President Elect: 2018-2020
Nurse Board Member: 2015-2017 and 2013-2015
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Director of Nursing Research


Tomas Serena, MD, FACS, FAAWC 
Past President: 2020-2021
President: 2018-2020
President Elect: 2016-2018
Physician Board Member: 2011-2013 and 2009-2011
SerenaGroup, Inc.

Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAWC 
President-Elect: 2021-2023
Secretary: 2015-2017 and 2013-2015
Research Board Member: 2011-2013 and 2009-2011
Associate Director, UCLA/JHA Borun Center for Gerontological Research

SAWC, nursing practice, wocn, PhD

Secretary: 2020-2021; 2018-2019
Nurse Board Member: 2018-2019 and 2016-2018
George Washington University Hospital

Naz Wahab, MD, FAPWCA
Treasurer: 2021-2022
Physician Board Member: 2020-2021
Wound Care and Hyperbaric Physician, Owner, Wound Care Experts


General Board Members


Laurie Rappl, PT, DPT, CWS, FAAWC 
Consumer Board Member: 2021-2022
Consumer Board Member: 2006-2008, Appointed 2004-2006
Freelancer, Scientific Writer and Speaker Representing Wound Care Patients

William Tettelbach, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FUHM, CWS
Industry Board Member: 2020-2021
Associate Chief Medical Officer, MiMedx Group, Inc.

Victoria Nalls, PhD, GNP-BC, CWS, ACHPN
Member-at-Large: 2021-2022
Director of Education, Capital Caring Health

Karen Bauer, NP-C, CWS, FAAWC 
Nurse Board Member: 2018-2020; 2021-2022
Consumer Board Member: 2016-2018
Jacalyn Brace, PhD, ANP-BC, RN-BC, WOCN
Nurse Board Member: 2020-2021
Nurse Board Member: 2020-2021
Facility Telehealth Coordinator and Virtual Wound APRN

Rose Hamm, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2020; 2021-2022
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Marta Ostler, PT, CWS, CLT, FAAWC 
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2020-2021; 2017-2019
Sheridan Memorial Hospital

Jonathan Johnson, MD, MBA, CWSP
Physician Board Member: 2020; 2021
Surgical Director, Comprehensive Wound Care Services
Alisha Oropallo, MD, FACS
Physician Board Member: 2021-2022
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell 

Marcela Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWS
Podiatric Physician Board Member: 2020-2021
CEO/Owner, Lagniappe Wound Care Consultants, LLC

  Nicola Waters, PhD, MSc, RN
Research Board Member: 2020-2021
Associate Professor (Tenured), School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University 

Consultant to the Executive Committee: 2020
Past President: 2018-2020
President: 2016-2018
President Elect: August 2015-2016
Physician Board Member: April 2015-August 2015
Member-At-Large: 2010-2012

Vickie R. Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS, FAAWC
Past President: 2016-2018
President: 2014 - 2016
President-Elect: 2012 - 2014
Podiatric Physician Board Member: 2011-2012 and 2009-2011, Appointed 2008-2009

William J. Ennis, DO, MBA
Past President: 2010-2012
President: 2008-2010
President Elect: 2006-2008
Physician Board Member: 1996-1998

Evonne Fowler, RN, CNS, CWOCN
Past President: 1998-2000
Founding President: 1995-1998

Morris D. Kerstein, MD, FACS
Past President: 2000-2001
President: 1998-2000
Physician Board Member: 1996-1998

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD
Past President: 2004-2008
President: 2002-2004
President Elect: 2000-2002
Treasurer, 1998-2000
Physician Board Member: 1996-1998

Diane L. Krasner, PhD, RN, CWOCN, CWS, FAAN, FAAWC
Past President: 2005-2007
President: 2004-2005
President Elect: 2002-2004
Industry Board Member: 2001-2002
Executive Director: 1995-1997

John MacDonald, MD, FACS, FAAWC
Past President: 2008-2010
President: 2006-2008
Interim President: Appointed 2005-2006
Interim President Elect: Appointed 2004-2005
Physician Board Member: 2003-2004 and 2001-2003

Robert J. Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS
Secretary: 2017-2019 (Resigned, July 2018)
Past President: 2014-2016
President: 2012-2014
President-Elect: 2010-2012
Treasurer: 2008-2010
Podiatrist Board Member: 2007-2008, Appointed 2005-2007

Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, FAAWC
Past President: 2012-2014
President: 2010-2012
President Elect: 2008-2010
Physician Board Member: 2004-2006 and 2002-2004

Dot Weir, RN, CWOCN
Past President: 2002-2004
President: 2000-2002
President Elect:1998-2000
Treasurer: 1996-1998

Retired Board Members

Afsaneh Alavi, MD, MScCH, FRCPC
International Board Member: Appointed 2017

Jan Apelqvist, PhD, MD
International Representative: Appointed 2016-2017 and 2014-2016

Mona M. Baharestani, PhD, ANP, CWON, CWS
Secretary: 2008-2010
Nurse Board Member: 2004-2008 and 1998-2001

Alistair W. Bairos, MD, CWS-P, FACCWS, FAAWC
Physician Board Member: 2011-2013

Harriett Baugh Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS
Member At Large: 2008-2010 and 2006-2008

Meredith Beaton, EdD, RN, MS, MSN, CS, CWOCN
Nurse Board Member: 2001-2002 (resigned Oct. 2002) and 1999-2001

Janice Beitz, RN, PhD, CS, CNOR, CWOCN
Nurse Board Member: 2007-2009

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FAAWC
Interim Podiatrist Board Member: 2012-2013

Janice Berger, RN, BSN, MPH, WOCN
Industry Board Member: 2011-2013 and 2009-2011 

Laura Bolton, PhD, FAPWCA, FAAWC
Research Board Member: 2005-2009
Consumer Board Member: 2000-2004

John A. Boswick, MD, FACS
Physician Board Member: 1996-1998

C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Nurse Board Member: 2014-2016 and 2012-2014

Stanley Carson, MD, FACS
Physician Board Member: 2000-2002

Cecilia Cervantes, MD, CWS, CLT
Physician Board Member: 2009-2011

Louise Colburn, MS, RN
Industry Board Member: 1996-1998

Teresa Conner-Kerr, PhD, PT, CWS, CLT
President Elect: 2014-2015 (resigned, Feb. 2015)
Treasurer: 2012-2014 and 2010-2012
Secretary: 2002-2006
Member At Large: 2000-2002

Jose Contreras Ruiz, MD
International Board Member: 2010-2012 and 2008-2010

Randall Cook, MD, FACS, CWSP, ABPM/UHM
Physician Board Member: 2013-2015

Lisa Q. Corbett, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN
Nurse Board Member: 2011-2013

Renee Cordrey, PT, PhD(c), MSPT, MPH, CWS
Member-At-Large: 2014-2016 and 2012-2014
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2005-2007 and 2003-2005

Linda Cowan, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWS
Research Board Member: 2015-2017 and 2013-2015

Keith F. Cutting, MN, RN, Cert Ed
International Board Member: 2007-2008, Appointed 2005-2007

Carolyn H. Cuttino, BSN, RN, CETN
Nurse Board Member: 1996-1998

Jan Cuzzell, MA, RN
Nurse Board Member: 1996-1998

Susan Dieter, MS, RN, CWS
Secretary: 2010-2012 (resigned May 2012) and 2006-2008
Nurse Board Member: 2003-2005 and 2001-2003

Margaret (Peggy) Dotson, RN, BS
HCPP Advisor to the Board: Appointed 2014-2016
Interim Secretary: 2012-2013
Nurse Board Member: 2009-2011

Christine Eremento, LPN, CWS
Treasurer: 2006-2008 and 2004-2006
Nurse Board Member: 2002-2004

Cindy Felty, MSN, RN, CNP, CWS
Nurse Board Member: 2010-2012; 2008-2010; 2005-2007 and 2003-2005

Caroline Fife, MD, CWS, FUHM
Industry Board Member: 2017-2019
Physician Board Member: 2015-2017, 2013-2015, 2007-2009 and 2005-2007

Cynthia A. Fleck, RN, BSN, ET, WOCN, CWS, DAPWCA, MBA
Nurse Board Member: 2007-2009 and 2005-2007

Carelyn P. Fylling, RN, MSN, CWS, CLNC
Nurse Board Member: 2011-2013 and 2009-2011

Gary Gibbons, MD, FACS
Physician Board Member: 2017-2019 and 2015-2017

Mary Jo Geyer, PhD, PT
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2009-2011

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAWC
Physician Board Member: 2017-2019

Mary Haddow, RN, CWCN, FAAWC
Member-At-Large: 2018-2020 and 2016-2018
Consumer Board Member: 2010-2012 and 2008-2010

Brandon Hawkins, DPM, CWS
Podiatric Physician Board Member: 2013-2015

Doug Heir, Esquire
Consumer Board Member: 1997-2000

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2018-2019 and 2012-2014
Treasurer: 2014-2016

Jennifer Hurlow, MSN, GNP-BC, CWCN
Nurse Board Member: 2015-2017 and 2013-2015

David Keast, MSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP
International Board Member: 2003-2005 and 2001-2003

Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, CS, FNP
Nurse Board Member: 1996-1999

Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, PhD, FNP, GNP, CWCN
Research Board Member: 2017-2019

Luther C. Kloth, MS, PT, CWS, FAAWC
Physical Therapist Board Member: 1996-1999

Alan Knight, PT, CWS
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2003-2005 and 2001-2003

Scott LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2015-2017

S. Kwon Lee, MD, FACS, FCCWS
Physician Board Member: 2007-2009

Eric Lullove, DPM, CWS, FACCWS
Podiatric Physician Board Member: 2015-2017

Joseph McCulloch, PhD, PT, FAPTA, CWS, FACCWS
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2007-2009, 2005-2007 and 1996-1998
Secretary: 2000-2002 and 1998-2000

Hollie Mangrum, PT, DPT, CWS, FAAWC
Consumer Board Member: 2018-2020
Physical Therapist Board Member: 20106-2018 and 2014-2016

Patricia Mann Mertz, BA
Research Board Member: 2003-2005 and 2001-2003

Nurse Board Member: 2017-2019

Anne H. Myer, PT, DPT, GCS, FCCWS
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2001-2003
Member at Large: 1998-2001

William F. O’Dell
Industry Board Member: 1996-1999

Heather Orsted, RN, BN, ET
International Board Member: 1999-2001

Tim Paine, PT, FAAWC
Treasurer: 2016-2018 and 2018-2020
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2011-2012 and 2013-2015

Gregory K. Patterson, MD, FACS, CWS(D)
Physician Board Member: 2005-2007

Tania Phillips, MD
Physician Board Member: 1998-2001

Linda Pruitt, MS, RN, WOCN
Nurse Board Member: 2017-2019
Industry Board Member: 2015-2017, 2013-2015, 2007-2009 and 2005-2007

Nicholas Przystawski, DPM
President Elect: 2004 (resigned Dec. 2004)
Treasurer: 2002-2004 and 2000-2002
Podiatrist Board Member: 1998-2000

Mary Beth Regan, RN, MS, CNS, CWCN, PhD
Industry Board Member: 1999-2001

David T. Rovee, PhD
Research Board Member: 1996-1998

Richard Rudman
Industry Board Member: 2003-2005, Appointed 2002-2003

CeCe Rund, RN, CWOCN
Nurse Board Member: Appointed 2002-2003

Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, FAAWC
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2011-2013 and 2009-2011
Member At Large: 2004-2006 and 2002-2004

Joy Schank, RN, MSN, ANP, CWOCN
Consumer Board Member: 2014-2016 and 2012-2014

R. Gary Sibbald, MD, FRCPC
International Board Member: 1996-1999

Sheri H. Smith, RN, PhD CETN
Industry Board Member: 1998-2001

Nancy A. Stotts, RN, EdD
Research Board Member: 1998-2001

Carrie Sussman, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2007-2009

Podiatric Physician Board Member: 2017-2019

Pamela Unger, PT
Physical Therapist Board Member: 1999-2001