Board of Directors
Executive Committee


President – Tomas Serena, MD, FACS

President: 2018-2020
President Elect: 2016-2018
Physician Board Member: 2011-2013 and 2009-2011
SerenaGroup, Inc.

President Elect – Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN

President Elect: 2018-2020
Nurse Board Member: 2015-2017 and 2013-2015
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Director of Nursing Research

Greg Bohn, aawc, wound care specialist

Past President – Gregory Bohn, MD, UHM/ABPM, MAPWCA, FACHM

Past President: 2018-2020
President: 2016-2018
President Elect: August 2015-2016
Physician Board Member: April 2015-August 2015
Member-At-Large: 2010-2012
Saint Joseph Health System

AAWC Board of Directors

Secretary – Robert J.  Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS

Secretary: 2017-2019
Past President: 2014-2016
President: 2012-2014
President Elect: 2010-2012
Treasurer: 2008-2010
Podiatric Physician Board Member: 2007-2008 and Appointed 2005-2007
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

PAD, peripheral artery disease, Wound Management physical therapist

Treasurer – Tim Paine, PT

Treasurer: 2018-2020 and 2016-2018
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2013-2015
Interim PT Board Member: 2011-2012

General Board Members

CONSUMER 

Hollie Mangrum, PT, DPT, CWS

Consumer Board Member: 2018-2020
Physical Therapist Board Member: 2016-2018 and 2014-2016
Area Vice President, Healogics Inc.

INDUSTRY 

Caroline Fife, MD, CWS, FUHM

Industry Board Member: 2017-2019
Physician Board Member: 2015-2017, 2013-2015, 2007-2009 and 2005-2007
Intellicure Inc. and St. Luke’s Wound Center
Professor of Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

INTERNATIONAL
 Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Board of Directors

Gulnaz Tariq, RN, RM, PG Dip(Pak), IIWCC(IR), MSc (UK)

International Board Member: Appointed 2018-2019
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

MEMBER AT LARGE 
PAD, peripheral artery disease, nursing specialist, Wound Management

Mary Haddow, RN, CWCN

Member-at-Large: 2018-2020 and 2016-2018
Consumer Board Member: 2010-2012 and 2008-2010
Community Care

NURSE 
SAWC, nursing practice, wocn, PhD

Kara Couch, MS, CRNP, CWS

Nurse Board Member: 2018-2020 and 2016-2018
George Washington University Hospital, Medical Faculty Associates Wound Healing and Limb Preservation Center

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Board of Directors, volunteer

Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, BC-ANP/CS, CWOCN

Nurse Board Member: 2017-2019

Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Board of Directors

Linda Pruitt, MS, RN, WOCN

Nurse Board Member: 2017-2019
Industry Board Member: 2015-2017, 2013-2015, 2007-2009 and 2005-2007

PHYSICAL THERAPIST 
PAD, peripheral artery disease, nursing specialist, Wound Management

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT

Physical Therapist Board Member: 2018-2020 and 2012-2014
Treasurer: 2014-2016
Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Board of Directors, BOD election

Marta Ostler, PT, CWS, CLT

Physical Therapist Board Member: 2017-2019
Sheridan Memorial Hospital

PHYSICIAN 
Diabetes foot health, wound care specialist, wound care newsletter

Gary Gibbons, MD, FACS

Physician Board Member: 2017-2019 and 2015-2017
Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Director at South Shore Hospital Center for Wound Healing

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD, FACS

Physician Board Member: 2017-2019
Clinical Associate Professor, Brown University Department of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, South Shore Hospital Center for Wound Healing

PODIATRIC PHYSICIAN 
AAWC Board of Directors Podiatrist

Anthony Tickner, DPM, DABPM, FACCWS, FAPWCA, FAPWH

Podiatric Physician Board Member: 2017-2019
President & CEO, Associated Foot Specialists, P.C.

RESEARCH 
AAWC Board of Directors, Physical Therapist

Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, PhD, FNP, GNP, CWCN

Research Board Member: 2017-2019
University of California, Davis, Medical Center

 

 Retired Board Members

Afsaneh Alavi, MSc, MD, FRCPC
International Board Member: Appointed 2017-2018

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
Physician Board Member: 2011-2013

Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Secretary: 2015-2017 and 2013-2015
Research Board Member: 2011-2013 and 2009-2011

Karen Bauer, NP-C, CWS, CHRN
Consumer Board Member: 2016-2018

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
Interim Podiatrist Board Member: 2012-2013

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

Laura Bolton, PhD, FAPWCA
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
* First Webmaster, retired 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

Vickie R. Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Past President: 2016-2018
President: 2014-2016
President Elect: 2012-2014
Podiatrist Board Member: 2011-2012, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doug Heir, Esquire
Consumer Board Member: 1997-2000

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Macdonald, MD, FACS
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

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

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

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

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

Tania Phillips, MD
Physician Board Member: 1998-2001

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

Laurie M. Rappl, PT, CWS
Consumer Board Member: 2006-2008, Appointed 2004-2006

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
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

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

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

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