President, 2016 – 2019

Morty Eisenberg, MD, MScCH, CCFP, FCFP

Dr. Eisenberg is a hospitalist & wound consultant at St. John's Rehab in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is also an assistant professor & co-director of the MScCH WPC Program in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine.


Past President, 2013 – 2016

Gregory Archibald, MD,CCFP, FCFP and Professor and Head, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Greg Archibald is a professor and head for the Department of Family Medicine at Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dr. Archibald is a past president of his medical school class at Memorial University. He's held leadership positions in hospitals in Newfoundland and New Brunswick as well as been on provincial and national College of Family Physicians committees.
He's also on the Stroke Committee of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia (HSFNS). He worked with the HSFNS team that advised the Nova Scotia government on instituting Canadian practice standards for stroke management in the province; this work led to him receiving the provincial volunteer award of recognition from the HSFNS.


Sébastien Hains, DPM

Sébastien is a graduated podiatrist from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He has also completed a Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Université du Québec à Montréal and got a specialisation diploma in diabetic foot at the Pierre et Marie Curie Faculty of Medicine of Université Sorbonne, Paris (France). Since 2012, he has been a professor of clinical sciences at the Podiatric Medical Program of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He has developed the first podiatrist led in-hospital podiabetology university centre in the province of Quebec where he manages a team approach to diabetic foot wounds along with podiatry interns.

Ex-officio Observer and Advisors

Peggy Ahearn

Ahearn 11Director of Strategic Initiatives, Wounds Canada
Peggy Ahearn’s career in healthcare has included clinical care, sales, marketing, publishing and not for profit management.
Her experience as a Senior Product Manager for Wound Care for Sancella (now Molnlycke) introduced her into her current specialty
For over 15 years, she was President of The Medicine Group, a communications company specializing in Continuing Medical Education (CME). While at The Medicine Group, she was publisher of Family Practice a weekly newspaper for family physicians.
Her other experience includes Patient Support programs for Bayshore Speciality Rx, marketing and business development for Bayshore’s MyNurse initiative and Project Leader for the 2008 international World Union of Wound Healing Societies Congress in Toronto.
From 2011-2013, Peggy was Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Wound Care. Her present responsibilities with the CAWC ( now Wounds Canada) include strategic planning, business development and client relationships.

Past Presidents

  • Patricia Coutts, RN, IIWCC 2010-2012
  • Cathy Burrows, MScCH 2007-2009
  • David Keast, MSc, MD, FCFP 2004-2006
  • Heather Orsted, RN, BN, ET, MSc 2002-2003
  • Heather Orsted, RN, BN, ET, MSc / Karen Campbell, RN, PhD 2001 (Co-chairs)
  • R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med, Derm), MACP, DABD 1995 - 2000 (Chair)
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