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 Wound Community Think Tank
The National Wound Community Think Tank is an action- and solutions-oriented working group of Wounds Canada. The Think Tank will leverage and mobilize the knowledge and experience of a diverse and representative group from across Canada’s wound care community. The Think Tank will study areas of challenge and opportunity brought forward by Wounds Canada committees, Wounds Canada staff members, and/or other members of the wound care community, identify underlying drivers, develop potential innovative solutions, and produce recommendations and possible paths forward to be considered by the national Board of Directors.
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.
Darren Levine, EdD
Darren Levine EdD, is an independent consultant supporting organizations to reimagine possibilities in today’s changing landscape. As a grant writer, social innovator and leadership educator, Dr. Levine’s work focuses on cultivating workplaces that inspire and engage, where all members can discover their creative potential and exercise leadership for innovative change.
Over the past twenty-five years, Darren has held a variety of management roles and has exercised leadership in several contexts including the not-for-profit and public sectors. Darren is Associate Faculty in the School of Leadership at Royal Roads University where he teaches graduate courses in organizational leadership and supervises student research. Darren holds a Doctor of Education (2010) and a Master of Education (2002) from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (2010) along with a Bachelor of Arts from York University (1999). He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Values-Based Leadership from Royal Roads University (2018) and Leadership for the 21st Century Executive Education Certificate from Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University (2015)
John Hwang, MD, MSc, FRCSC
John is a general surgeon and physician lead at the Fraser Health Complex Wound Centre in British Columbia. He has specific interests in the optimal delivery of interprofessional wound care as well as physician engagement in quality improvement.
- 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
The 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
Beata Dymek MSc PT
Beata Dymek, MSc PT is a Medical Affairs Manager with Cardinal Health responsible for scientific programs on DVT prevention, nutritional delivery, electrodes, and wound care. Prior to joining Global Medical Affairs, she worked as a Clinical Business Development Manager leading the clinical team in Canada. Beata graduated with Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Beata has been involved with DVT Prevention, Nutritional Delivery and Advanced Wound Care portfolios for number of years in different capacities including sales, marketing and clinical. Beata has been involved in wound care in various clinical and industry roles for over 25 years.
Limb Preservation Alliance
A global collaboration to bring change to the fight for limb preservation and against unnecessary limb amputations. The alliance unites regional, national, and international organizations in efforts to support research, education, advocacy, and awareness.
- Wounds Canada
- American Limb Preservation Society
- Canadian Podiatric Medical Association
- D-Foot International
Wounds Canada is an active collaborator in the global wound care community and a proud partner of the following organizations: