Faculty

Chairs

Milne
Catherine T. Milne
MSN, APRN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP

Cathy is an Advanced Practice WOC Nurse providing care to patients across the continuum in acute care, long-term care, home health and outpatient settings. Employed by Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, she also provides consulting to organizations wishing to improve wound outcomes, conducts clinical research, lectures nationally and internationally, is the Co-Editor of the text Wound, Ostomy, Continence Secrets and the recently published 3rd Edition of the Wound Care Certification Study Guide. She currently serves as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Nursing. Cathy is on the Executive Education Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care after holding a two term Nurse Board Member position.

Shah
Jayesh B. Shah
MD, MHA

Dr. Jayesh B. Shah is the President of South Texas Wound Associates, where he provides clinical wound care services in San Antonio since the past 20 years; President of TIMEO2 Healing Concepts, LLC, which provides consulting and education services in wound care and hyperbaric medicine; Medical Director of Wound Healing Center at Northeast Baptist Hospital and Mission Trail Baptist Wound Healing Center in San Antonio, Texas; Past President of American College of Hyperbaric Medicine; current Board of Trustees Member of Texas Medical Association. He is current Co- Chair of WoundCON and Current Board Member of ISTAP.

He has published “Wound Care Certification Study Guide” in 2011, its second edition in 2016, Its third edition in 2021; Textbook of Chronic Wound Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in 2018, and created “WoundDoctor”  Free App, a comprehensive wound care resource tool for physicians, nurses and physical therapists for iPhone, Android and iPad. He has authored over 40 chapters on wound topics in 4 books and 30+ scientific articles in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He is past Assistant Editor of Journal of ACCWS and present editorial board member of Today's Wound Clinic.

To his credit, Dr. Shah is the recipient of the Gold Award for Wound Hygiene Implementation issued by JWC WUWHS Awards (2022), Lifetime Achievement Award (2020) Diabetes Research Award (2019) Paul James Sheffield Education Award for Lifetime Dedication to Education in the field of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (2014); Jefferson C. Davis Memorial Award for Excellence in Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine (2007 and 2011); Carolyn Sue Award (2009); Young Scientist/Medical Doctor Award (2008).

Faculty

Alex Aningalan
Alex Aningalan
MSN, RN, CWON, WCC

Alex M. Aningalan, MSN, RN, CWON, WCC, is a board-certified wound and ostomy nurse clinician and specialist. He has varied experiences in both acute and long-term care. In addition to wound healing, he is passionate about nursing education, nursing mentorship, and nursing scholarship. He loves to share the value of the wound and ostomy care specialty, especially among new-to-practice nurses, while encouraging and promoting it to fellow and emerging clinicians who share his passion for wound and ostomy care. In addition, he values the importance of leadership, evidence-based practice, and interprofessional collaboration among clinicians and patient populations.

Davis Ayers
Davis Ayers
PA

Coming soon!

Donna Z. Bliss
Donna Z. Bliss
PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Donna Z. Bliss, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, is a Professor, Chair of the Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, and School of Nursing Foundation Professor of Nursing Research at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in Minneapolis, MN. She has 25 years of funded research and >100 publications about assessing, preventing, and managing fecal incontinence and incontinence associated skin damage. She is the editor of a book titled Management of Fecal Incontinence for the Advanced Practice Nurse with an international group of nurse co-authors published by Springer, FR.  She is one of the members of the WOCN Society’s task force for changing the ICD-10 CM codes. She is a member of the editorial advisory board of JWOCN and is one of the editors of the Incontinence Group of Cochrane Reviews. She is the chair of an international committee conducting a systematic review of Assessment and Conservative Management of Fecal Incontinence for the 7th consultation on incontinence of the International Continence Society and International Consultation on Incontinence. She is a member of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) Board and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and Gerontological Society of America.

Collins
Nancy Collins
PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND is a wound care certified registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) based in Las Vegas, NV. She is well known for her expertise in the complex relationship between malnutrition, body composition, and tissue regeneration. 

Dr. Collins has over 25 years of wound care experience in a variety of care settings. In addition, she has published over 100 articles in wound care journals including Wound Management and Prevention and Advances in Skin and Wound Care. She has presented nutrition topics at every major wound meeting, authored six textbook chapters on wound care nutrition, and has served on multiple advisory boards. Currently Dr. Collins is the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) representative to the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, a board member of the American Professional Wound Care Association, and a member of the Malnutrition in the Elderly workgroup for the AND Evidence Analysis Library. 

Due to her expertise in wound healing, Dr. Collins is often retained as medico-legal expert. She has consulted on over 500 medical malpractice and wrongful death suits. 

Dr. Collins received her doctoral degree from Florida International University in Miami. She is credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She has been awarded Fellow status by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics signifying her advanced level of practice. In addition, she maintains a specialty certification in nutrition and wound care. 
 

Jill Cox
Jill Cox
PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN

Dr. Jill Cox is a Clinical Professor at Rutgers University School of Nursing and maintains an active clinical practice as a Wound, Ostomy, Continence Advanced Practice Nurse at Englewood Health, Englewood, NJ.  She is a current member of the Board of Directors for the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. Dr. Cox was recently appointed to the U.S.A. Guidelines Governance Group for the development of the 2024 International Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment Clinical Practice Guideline.  She also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Advances in Skin and Wound Care, and is the USA representative for the education committee for the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists. Dr. Cox is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is actively engaged in a published program of research focused on pressure injuries, with a specific focus on pressure injury risk in the critically ill and hospitalized populations.

Roselle E. Crombie
Roselle E. Crombie
MD

Roselle Crombie, MD/MPH, FACS is a surgeon specializing in general surgery, burn/wound reconstructive surgery, and surgical critical care at Bridgeport Hospital - one of the Yale New Haven Health System's flagship hospitals in southern Connecticut. Including having a busy, diverse practice in general surgery, burns, and traumatic and complex wounds, Dr. Crombie actively serves nationally on various committees for the American Burn Association (ABA), and regionally as VP at the CT-American College of Surgeons’ Chapter.  She is involved regularly at annual meetings including ABA, ISBI, NABS, Boswick Burn/Wound Symposium, SAWC and former WHS.  She is a reviewer for the Journal of Burn Care and Research and currently is serving on the Board developing a Consensus Statement for the Journal of Wound Care on Tissue Regeneration.  Her research publications have previously involved basic science of cytokines in various inflammatory processes including IL-8/VEGF, TNF-alpha, TGF-Beta, and IL-1 in addition to more clinical based burn and wound topics.

Dr. Crombie holds a B.S. in Biology-Chemistry with Honors from Union College in Schenectady, NY.  Her medical degrees include both an M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and she went on to graduate from her general surgery training at Tufts University-New England Medical Center.  Her post-graduate fellowships were in Burn Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the Yale University School of Medicine where she currently remains on faculty.  Nationally, she has served as the 32nd President of the North American Burn Society.  Her passions in this field include both elucidating the science behind the healing of a multitude of complex wounds and education as well as identification of the next generation of providers for this unique field.  


 

Barbara Delmore
Barbara Delmore
PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU

Barbara Delmore, Ph.D., R.N., CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU, FAAN is a Senior Nurse Scientist and Board-Certified Wound Care Nurse in the Departments of Nursing at NYU Langone Health in New York City. She also is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Hansjӧrg Wyss, Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York City. Dr. Delmore uses her skin and wound care expertise to influence her research program on risk factors that can precipitate pressure injury formation in the hospitalized patient. Dr. Delmore has authored and contributed to numerous publications and podium presentations on the topic of skin and wounds. She has been sought as a key opinion leader serving on several advisory boards. Dr. Delmore serves on the Editorial Advisory Panel for the journal, Advances in Skin & Wound Care. She is a Board of Director alum for the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) where she served 2 terms ending in December 2022. Dr. Delmore achieved Master’s status in the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Gethin
Georgina Gethin
PhD, RGN

Coming soon! 

Lisa Gould
Lisa Gould
MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Lisa Gould earned her MD, PhD in the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery with an emphasis on difficult wound problems since 1999. She is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at University of South Florida and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University.  Dr. Gould brings her passion for research and education in wound care to her clinical practice at South Shore Hospital and the South Shore Health Center for Wound Healing in Weymouth, Massachusetts and to the national organizations that she serves, including the Wound Healing Society the Surgical Palliative Care Society and the American College of Surgeons. A past president of the Wound Healing Society, she has served on the executive board for more than 10 years and is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Wound Healing Society and serving on both the Education and Government Relations Committees. As Vice-Chair of the Wound Care Collaborative Community her goal is to bring a broad base of wound care stakeholders together to speak with one voice for the good of our patients.

Mikel Gray
Mikel Gray
PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN

Dr. Gray is a Nurse Practitioner and Professor in the Department of Urology and School of Nursing at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Gray earned his Master’s degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner from the University of Virginia in 1981, and certificate as a family nurse practitioner in 2000. He earned a PhD in lower urinary tract physiology from the University of Florida, in 1990. 

Dr. Gray is licensed as a family and pediatric nurse practitioner and holds additional certification as a urologic nurse practitioner. He is Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and a Board Member of the Society's Center for Clinical Investigation. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics related to urologic nursing, wound, ostomy and continence nursing and evidence-based practice. A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Gray is past president of both the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates and Certification board for Urologic Nurses and Associates.

Emily Greenstein
Emily Greenstein
APRN, CNP, CWON-AP, FACCWS

Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON-AP, FACCWS is a Certified Nurse Practitioner at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. She received her BSN from Jamestown College and her MSN from Maryville University. She is certified as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  At Sanford she is the co-director of the limb preservation program and co-chairs the nursing research and evidence-based care committee.  She has been involved with other wound organizations and currently serves as the President for the North Central Region Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Society. Emily has served as an expert reviewer for the WOCN Society and the Journal for WOCN. She is a blogger for Wound Source. Her main career focus is on the advancement of wound care through evidence-based research.

Klein
Robert J. Klein
DPM, FACFAS, CWS, FFPM RCPS (Glasgow)

Coming soon!

Brandy Mckeown
Brandy Mckeown
OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CLWT

Brandy McKeown is a occupational therapists with 20+years of hands on experience as a lymphedema practitioner.  She is director of multiple outpatient clinics in South Georgia that specialize in lymphedema therapy and wound healing. Brandy is also the CEO of International Lymphedema and Wound Training Institute.   She is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of lymphedema, leader and board member of several industry organizations, and regularly requested to speak at regional and national conventions.  In addition to treating patients, she has a wealth of knowledge and track record building successful lymphedema clinics and works to consult OT/PTs and vein/wound clinics to start up lymphedema programs and expand their practices profitably.

Laurie McNichol
Laurie McNichol
MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN

Laurie Lovejoy McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Wound Ostomy and Continence Advanced Practice Nurse at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Her career as a WOC Nurse in both the acute and home care settings has focused on the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries, the care of the ostomy patient with a focus on the prevention of peristomal skin complications, the identification, and management of incontinence-associated dermatitis, and the identification, prevention, and treatment of medical adhesive-related skin injuries. She was a member of the WOCN Society Task Force whose actions led to the 2021 implementation of ICD 10-CM Codes for moisture associated skin conditions. Ms. McNichol co-edited a core curriculum textbook on wound care that is now in its second edition and has authored a number of book chapters and journal articles on a variety of skin, wound, and ostomy-related topics.  She has lectured widely both nationally and internationally.

An experienced nurse and nurse leader, Ms. McNichol served as the President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB), President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®) and President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), now the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP). She remains an active volunteer with both groups. Laurie is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in 2017 was named the Magnet Nurse of the Year® for New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements.
Ms. McNichol received her BSN from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York and her MSN with a focus in gerontological nursing and post master’s certificate as a geriatric nurse practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Kersten Reider
Kersten Reider
CRNP, CWOCN

Kersten Reider, AGPNP-C, CWOCN Wound, Ostomy, Continence Specialist at Integrated Medical Group

Kersten Reider is from Mohrsville Pennsylvania. She has been a nurse for 17 years.  She recieved her Diploma in nursing from Reading Hospital School of Nursing and then went onto finish her Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Bloomsburg University.  Kersten is a Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence nurse (CWOCN) who currently serves as an outpaitent  wound specialist for an Internal Medicine Group. Previously she worked as a CWOCN for a licensed 700 + bed Level I Trauma Center in West Reading, Pennsylvania.  She focuses on the care of surgical patients with an interest in nursing and physician education along with fistula management and negative pressure wound therapy. Kersten has presented posters as well as spoken nationally regarding fistula and complex wound care management. She has also published articles on fistula related topics and NPWT with instillation.

Regulski
Michael Regulski
DPM

Dr. Regulski is a Graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He performed his residency at the Main Line Health System in Philadelphia, PA and is currently the Medical Director of the Wound Care Institute of Ocean County in Toms River NJ.  Dr. Regulski is also Co-Director of The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Community Medical Center.  He is a Partner at the Ocean County Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates in Toms River NJ. He is also Fellow Faculty in Podiatric Medicine at the Prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow Scotland. He has been the principle investigator for several clinical trials for chronic leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers and has authored over 50 peer reviewed articles for the treatment of chronic wounds and woudn healing. He is double board certifiied in Diabetic Wound Healing and Limb Salvage thru the American Board of Multiple Specialities in Podiatry.  He is a National Delegate for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and is a member of the Wound Healing Society.

Mark Robins
Mark Robins
DO

Marc Robins, DO, MPH, FUHM is the Senior Medical Director for the Wound & Hyperbaric Shared Services for the Intermountain Healthcare System in Utah. He was the Medical Director at the Utah Valley Hospital Wound & Hyperbaric clinic for 15 years. He is the immediate Past President of the UHMS and has served as Co-Chair for the Quality Utilization, Authorization and Reimbursement Committee and on the Education Committee for the UHMS.  He is an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) and has served on the Science and Research committee AsMA since 2001-20. He is boarded in Hyperbaric Medicine, Aerospace and Occupational Medicine and Family Practice and retired as a Colonel from the USAF after a 20-year career in Aerospace Medicine.

Tami Siewinski
Tami Siewinski
RN, BSN, M.Ed

Tami is a United States Air Force veteran with extensive clinical experience, both active duty and as a civilian contractor in the military. Her primary practice focus was polytrauma and burn critical care, which has contributed to her love for wound care.  As a practitioner at the United States Army Institute for Surgical Research, she was presented with multiple opportunities to trial many new wound care products, including Negative Pressure Wound Therapy at its inception. Her clinical experience and research interactions have contributed to the vast applications and instructions for use in the world of NPWT, as well as many other wound care technologies. Tami is currently a partner and Chief Clinical Officer for MedTech Solutions Group. She creates and delivers clinical education, training,  wound consultations and clinical workshops for clinicians and patients all over the world.