Wounds Canada is more than just a organization;
it's a national and global wound care community.
We have multiple stakeholders, partners, committees and communities of practices that influence our work and vision.
National Strategy Committee
The National Strategy Committee of Wounds Canada identifies, supports and advances issues of national importance related to wound prevention and management in Canada and advocates for change to improve patient outcomes.
Crystal McCallum, MClSc-WH, BScN, RN
Crystal is the Director of Education at Wounds Canada. Her education includes a degree in Nursing from the University of Windsor, in 2004, and a Master of Clinical Science (MClSc) in Wound Healing degree from the Western University, in 2009. Crystal has worked in the acute, community and long-term care sectors in both a traditional nursing role and as a wound consultant. In addition to her position as Director of Education at Wounds Canada, Crystal works as a Lecturer for Western's MClSc (Wound Healing) Program.
Catherine Harley RN, eMBA, IIWCC
Catherine Harley, a registered nurse who studied post graduate business and not for profit association management, is the Chief Executive Officer of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada and is a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Canadian Nurses Association ( C.N.A.) Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties. In addition to being the current co-Chair of the Wounds Canada National Strategy Committee, she has held several leadership Board positions including serving as the Executive Director of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) for five years , as a Steering Committee Member, Treasurer and Chair of Wound Care Alliance Canada (WCA), and as an advisor for the start up of the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) – now Wounds Canada, where she served as a Board Advisor and as the Associate Editor of the Wound Care Canada Publication for eight years.
- Amanda Thambirajah
- Barbie Murray
- Mariam Botros
- Cathy Harley
- Chantal Labrecque
- Charlene Brosinsky
- Chester Ho
- Christine Murphy
- Eleanore Howard
- Ellen Mackay
- Joel Alleyene
- Michael Stacey
- Janet Kuhnke
- John Hwang
- Kimberly Lacey
- K Leblanc
- Laura Teague
- Martine Bar
- Michael Stacey
- Michael Ellis
- Linda Orourke
- Pam Morey
- Rosemary Hill
- Shannon Handfield
- Sue Rosenthal
- Susie Jin
- Valerie Winberg
Diabetic Foot Task Force Committee
Th Diabetic Task task Force's mission is to reduce diabetes-related foot complications, preventable amputations and loss of life for people living with diabetes in Canada. Specific initiatives may also be conducted on a regional and provincial basis.
Robyn Evans, BSc, MD. CCFP, FCFP
Dr. Evans is the Medical Director of the Wound Healing Clinic at Women’s College Hospital, involved in research and teaching. She also is a full-time family physician in the community. Dr. Evans is part of the faculty of the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) through the University of Toronto. She is senior faculty for Wounds Canada to support the development of interprofessional education programs for clinicians as well as delivery and evaluation of these programs. Dr. Evans is now co-chair for the Diabetic Task Force for Wound Canada.
Joel Alleyne is a researcher, consultant, entrepreneur and educator. He has a vast array of experience in the public and private sectors across the Americas and Europe.
Corporate Liaison Committee
The Industry Committee of Wounds Canada (WC) provides representation from Wounds Canada’s corporate members to give input to Wounds Canada for the improvement of the lives of people with wounds or at risk for wounds.
- Principal at The Osborne Group Consulting in Finance and Strategic Executive Planning and Development Smith & Nephew – Business Unit Director, Advanced Wound Care
- Avena Foods – CEO
- Systagenix Wound Management – General Manager Canada
- Johnson & Johnson – Director of Marketing and Sales, Women’s Health/AWM
- Chartered Accountant Designation CPA(CA) Ontario
- University of Waterloo - Honours Bachelor’s Degree Mathematics - Accounting Minor