AAWC Wound Care Speakers

Locate the Association’s Foremost Wound Care Speakers. This program provides a listing of keynote speakers who meet your specific requirements. Read the Speakers Bureau Disclaimer Notice.

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Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAWC

Los Angeles, CA
Member Since 1999
Topics: All aspects of wound assessment, basic wound treatment principles, pressure ulcers, wound healing, pathophysiology of pressure ulcer development, research methodology, implementation science, pressure ulcers in nursing homes, spinal cord injury, and critical care populations. View Bio

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Toledo, OH
Member Since 2015
Topics: Chronic Venous Insufficiency and management of the venous leg ulcer, PAD and management of the ischemic ulcer, clinical evaluation of LE ulcers, the role of vascular surgery in wound management. View Bio

Linda Benskin, PhD, RN, SRN (Ghana), CWCN, CWS, DAPWCA

Austin, TX
Member Since 2003
Topics: Preventing Wound and Soft Tissue Infections; The Quest to Develop Sustainable Wound Management Protocols for Tropical Developing Countries; Choosing an Ideal Wound Dressing; Basic Wound Assessment and Management; First Aid for Wounds; The Pathophysiology of Wound Healing; Pediatric Pressure Injuries: Prevention and Management;  Understanding the Inflammatory Response to Soft Tissue Injury; Pain Assessment & Management for Nurses; How and Why to Incorporate Polymeric Membrane Dressings into Your Plan of Care;  Establishing a Village Health Worker Program from the Ground Up. View Bio

Greg Bohn, aawc, wound care specialist


Onekama, MI
Member Since 1996
Topics: Venous and Arterial Ulcer disease, Pressure Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Contact Casting and offloading the diabetic foot. Applying advanced therapies in wound care (Matrix grafts, Living skin equivalent grafts, NPWT, HBOT and other advanced modalities) Debridement, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its role in wound healing, establishing a wound care center. Organizing your approach to wound care. View Bio

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Ruth Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAWC

Spokane, WA
Member Since 1999
Topics: Assessment, prevention and management various wounds (pressure, diabetic, venous, atypical, MASD/IAD, surgical, fistulas); topical therapy selection, neonatal skin care, medical adhesive related skin injury, pressure ulcer prevention, discriminating etiologies, skin care needs of the obese patient, evidence based practice. View Bio


Hartville, OH
Member Since 2014
Topics: The Nuts & Bolts of Wound Care, Pressure Injury Prevention & Management, The State Survey Survival Guide, The Importance of a Wound Care Team in Long Term Care, Staff Education Made Fun, Product Selection Made Easy, Wound Care Documentation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. View Bio



Windy Cole, DPM

Kent, OH
Member Since 2010
Topics: Many different wound care modalities including cellular and tissue products, negative pressure wound therapy, microvascular perfusion assessment devices such as LUNA, and a large array of wound care dressings and techniques, bioburden based debridement using MolecuLight, use of DermaPace to stimulate angiogenesis in chronic wounds, Latest concepts in off loading in DFUs. View Bio


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Heidi H. Cross, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN

Skaneateles, NY
Member Since 2013
Topics: Pressure ulcer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Leg ulcers, Support Surface and Microclimate Management, Palliative Wound Care Management, Moist wound healing and dressings, Nursing management of skin and wound issues, Acute vs. Chronic Wounds, Ostomy care and management View Bio

David Davidson, DPM

Williamsville, NY
Member Since 2012
Topics: Comprehensive Diabetic foot assessment, diagnosis, treatment, How to build a wound healing or limb preservation team, The use of advanced therapies in wound care, The Bio- mechanics of a diabetic foot wound, Surgical Options for Limb Salvage, The evaluation and treatment of arterial and venous wounds, use of Orbactiv. View Bio

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Cindy Felty, MSN, RN, CNP, CWS, FCCWS

Rochester, MN
Member Since 1997
Topics: Arterial disease and ulceration: diagnosis and treatment, Venous disease and ulceration: diagnosis and treatment, Compression pump treatment: for all vascular problems, Lymphedema diagnosis and treatment View Bio



Leesport, PA
Member Since 2015
Topics: Complex wound management, NPWT, Basic wound care, Pressure ulcer prevention. 



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Kathy Gallagher, DNP, MSN, APRN, CWS, FACCWS

Newark, DE
Member Since 2011
Topics: Acute surgical wound management: inpatient to outpatient; Split thickness skin grafting; Donor site study for decreased pain; Creating a wound management resource website; Acute surgical wound care education; Road rash care; Creating an acute surgical wound care service. View Bio

Joan Junkin, RN, MSN

Lincoln, NE
Member Since 2000
Topics: Pressure ulcer/injury prevention from friction/trauma, moisture/feces exposure, pressure, unresolved edema and treatment (cleansing, balancing moisture, managing bioburden, logarithm for choosing dressings, including modalities and tissue based products. Differentiating and treatment of lower extremity ulcers (edema related, arterial, neuropathic). View Bio 

John P. Kennedy, RPh, PhD

Savannah, GA
Member Since 2018
Topics: Diagnostics of Wound Bioburden (Infection), Wound Biofilms, Treatment of Wound Bioburden, DNA Guided Personalized Medicine in Wound Care. View Bio 


Jeanine Maguire, MPT, CWS

Quakertown, PA
Member Since 2014
Topics: SNF/LTC: Interdisciplinary Wound Management, SNF/LTC: Role of the ‘Provider’ in Wound Management, SNF/LTC: Role of the Physical Therapist, Treatment Selection: Basics, Treatment Selection: Advanced, Debridement, Prevention of Pressure Ulcers, Wound Basics (Primary Wound Types & Interventions), Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, Physiology of Healing, Pathophysiology of the Integumentary System, Unusual Wounds, Wound Rounds, F314 Survival in LTC/SNF, SNF/LTC: Root Cause Analysis of Pressure Ulcer breakdown. View Bio 

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Hollie Mangrum, PT, DPT, CWS, FAAWC

Collierville, TN
Member Since 2011
Topics: Chronic wounds to include Arterial, Venous, Diabetic and Pressure Treatments of Chronic Wounds, Dressings for Chronic Wounds, Assessment of Wounds, Documentation in Wound Care. View Bio


James McGuire, PT, DPM, CPed, CWS, FAPWCA

Berwyn, PA
Member Since 2014
Topics: Diabetic Good Management including: Offloading, Wound Healing and Preventive Care, Amputations and Rehabilitation of the Foot and Ankle, Wound Healing, Cellular and Acellular Tissue Supplements, Growth Factors in Wound Healing, Wound Dressings, Reconstructive Surgery of the Diabetic Foot, Charcot Foot, Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle, Biomechanics of the Partial Foot Amputation, Compression Therapy, Venous Leg Ulcers and Lymphedema, Orthotic Choices for the At-Risk Foot, Biofilms and Bioload Management, Diabetic Treatment Adherence, Footwear Choices for the At-Risk Foot, Shoes and Shoe Modifications. View Bio 

James McKee, DPM

Gig Harbor, WA
Member Since 2015




Audrey Moyer-Harris, BSN RN CWCN MBA

Columbia, IL 
Member Since 2014

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Toledo, OH
Member Since 2016



Alisha Oropallo, MD, FACS, APWCA

Lake Success, NY
Member since 2017
Topics: Wound care, vascular disease, tissue regeneration. 


Marta Ostler, PT, CWS, CLT, FAAWC

Laurel, MT
Member Since 2013
Topics: Compression therapy in wound healing, Total Contact Casting, Partnering with Physical Therapy in wound healing, Basic wound assessment and treatment, Wound dressings by category. View Bio

Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM

Deland, FL
Member Since 2016
Topics: Osteomyelitis, PVD/Gangrene, Offloading, Steroid Use, Adjusting products for Wound Care, Lifestyle Medicine, Plant Based Nutrition Education, Diabetic Ulcers/Nutrition. View Bio 


Laurie Rappl, PT, DPT, CWS, FAAWC

Simpsonville, SC
Member since 2003
Topics: Patient perspective, Lived experience of pressure ulcers, Spinal cord injury, Life in a wheelchair, Platelet rich plasma, Regenerative therapies. View Bio


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Catherine Ratliff, PhD, APRNBC, CWOCN, CFCN

Charlottesville, VA
Member Since 1997
Topics: Chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, infection. View Bio


Sandra Rosenberg, MD, FABWMS, FAAPMR

Mendota Heights, MN
Member Since 2011
Topics: Chronic wound care, peripheral vascular swelling, lymphedema, exercise and movement. View Bio


Nicolle Samuels, PT, MSPT, TRS, CLT-LANA, CWS, CKTP

Rock Valley, IA
Member Since 2017
Topics: Elastic taping for edema and integumentary management, various integumentary and edema topics. View Bio


Joy E. Schank, RN, MSN, ANP, CWOCN

Himrod, NY
Member Since 1996
Topics: The Criminalization of Skin Failure, Pressure Ulcers-Legal Complications. View Bio



Kathleen Schaum, RN

Lake Worth, FL
Member Since 2004
Topics: ABC’s of Wound Care Reimbursement, Wound Care Coding Update, Payment System Update. How to Locate and Use Medicare Coverage Policies. Internal Audit Topics. Reimbursement Essentials for Your Wound Care Business Success. Balancing Volume-Based and Value-Based Reimbursement Programs. Coding, Payment, and Coverage for Debridement, Cellular and/or Tissue Based Products for Skin Wounds, Visits and Procedures During the Same Encounter, etc. View Bio


Cambridge, MA
Member Since 2004
Topics: Diagnostics in Chronic Wound Care; Infection in chronic Wounds; Imaging in chronic wounds. View Bio


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Shishir Shah, DO, CWS, FACCWS

Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since 2004
Topics: Pressure Ulcers Prevention and Management including causation in care settings, Venous and Diabetic Ulcer Management, Developing Successful and Profitable Wound Programs for Physicians and Health Systems, Bioengineered Skin and Wound Healing. View Bio

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Jared Shippee, DPM, DWC, WCC, PCWC

Spearfish, SD
Member Since 2015
Topics: Venous, arterial and pyoderma gangrenosum type ulcers. View Bio



William H. Tettelbach, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FUHM, CWS

Park City, UT
Member Since 2018
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Nicola Waters PhD, MSc, (Wound Healing and Tissue Repair) RN

Kamloops, BC
Member Since 2008
Topics: Innovations in wound prevention and healing. Individuals' perceptions of living with chronic wounds, “Whole” person approaches to wound prevention and management. Challenges in Pressure Ulcer prevention and management, Historical approaches to wound healing practices, Challenges of conducting clinical trials involving people living with chronic woundView Bio

Frances Wilson, CNS, CWOCN-AP, CFCN

Tustin, CA
Member Since 2015


Cathy Harmon, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN

Live Oak, FL
Member Since 2015
Topics: Skin issues in the Veteran spinal cord injury population, chronic/palliative wound management – a Nurse Practitioner’s perspective, venous leg ulcers: treatment options and considerations, wound infection identification and management for nursing staff, wound care via Telehealth, wound care to homeless Veterans, periwound management, care of skin tears, educating staff and caregivers regarding wound care basics, non-surgical management of osteomyelitis.  View Bio