President, 2016 – 2019
Past President, 2013 – 2016
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.
Jolene currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston Ontario. She leads an interprofessional wound care program for the 9 inpatient rehabilitation units as well as provides wound care consultation for community outpatient spinal cord injury patients.
Barbie Murray has been a nurse for 32 years and actively involved in nursing education and wound management initiatives. After completing her master of clinical science in wound healing at UWO in 2011 Barbie served as the academic dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Victoria University in Uganda, Africa. Barbie has participated in CMEs for advanced wound care practices here in Canada, East Africa and the UAE. Currently employed as a clinical nurse specialist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Barbie co-ordinates a multi-disciplinary leg ulcer clinic, which manages complex wounds through vascular, orthopedic, plastic surgery and infectious disease services. Barbie currently serves as a national director for Wounds Canada.
Born and raised in North Western Ontario, she is also a determined advocate for equal and timely access to effective and efficient care for all. She practices this, teaches this, writes about this, and advocates for this locally and nationally.
Dr. Waters present and future research interests include critiquing the way evidence is taken up in advanced wound care and exploring opportunities to integrate innovative approaches that challenge and complement current best practices. She has been secretary of CAWC since 2012 and is an active member of the research and advocacy committees.
- Cathy Burrows, MScCH 2010-2012
- Patricia Coutts, RN, IIWCC 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)