As CEO of Wounds Canada, Mariam is responsible for both the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the organization. She is a chiropodist and diabetes educator by training and is currently completing a Master’s in Educational Leadership degree. Mariam has also published, developed and lectured in multiple programs both nationally and internationally in the area of diabetic foot complications and amputation prevention. Through her different roles as an executive director, health-care practitioner and educator, researcher and faculty member for many well-recognized organizations, Mariam has extensive practical and professional experience.
Peggy’s present responsibilities include strategic planning, business development and client relationships. Her career in health care crosses fields of clinical care, sales, marketing, publishing and not-for-profit management. Her experience as a Senior Product Manager for Wound Care for Sancella (now Mölnlycke) 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). From 2011 through 2013, Peggy was Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Wound Care.
Katie focuses on translating technical clinical language into useable resources for frontline health-care providers, oversees the development of Wounds Canada’s Best Practice Recommendations documents and is the editorial assistant for Wound Care Canada magazine. She also coordinates the newsletters and eblasts that Wounds Canada’s members receive. Katie graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music and went on to complete a Post-graduate Certificate in Creative Book Publishing at Humber College.
Celine is currently the Education Co-ordinator & Administrative Assistant and works with Wounds Canada Institute students to resolve any technical issues or barriers they may encounter while trying to complete their courses. Celine graduated from Humber College with a Business Management diploma in 2011 and started working for Wounds Canada immediately after she completed her program.
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 of the foot section for Diabetes Canada.
As the Marketing Communication and Fundraising Manager for the Wounds Canada Foundation, Jackie helps to bring wound prevention to the forefront of care. She wholeheartedly believes in making a difference in the lives of people and our health-care system. With over 30 years of nursing experience, Jackie has continued to study various aspects of health care. With her extensive business and medical knowledge, she is known to many as the “Jackie of all trades.”
As Wounds Canada’s Art Director, Robert manages all of the branding, design and publications. Robert’s work is instrumental in Wounds Canada’s digital and print works. He is a true professional with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a degree in Industrial Design from Carleton University and nearly 40 years of experience in graphic and product design.
Tobi is a member of Wounds Canada’s education team, working on an as-needed basis. She has been a practising registered chiropodist for over 12 years, with a special interest in treating diabetic foot wounds. She currently works in a multidisciplinary wound care team in a Toronto-area hospital. Her interest in education has also led her to teach to chiropody students. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from York University and a diploma in Chiropody from The Michener Institute.
Crystal oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs and resources. Crystal deeply cares about wound prevention and management, especially after losing her grandfather due to lower-limb amputation secondary to diabetes. She is passionate about educating in the medical community, working as a Lecturer for Western University's Master of Clinical Science in Wound Healing Program and a private wound care consultant.
As the business manager of Wounds Canada, Addie is responsible for bookkeeping, accounting, HR, office management, organizational planning, sales, website and program administration. She connects with Wounds Canada’s mission because of her experience with family members that have attempted to navigate the health-care system and struggled to find proper care. Addie holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a post graduate certificate in Human Resources Management.
Giuliana’s work with Wounds Canada encompasses writing for Wounds Canada publications, transcription and editing. She connects with the work of Wounds Canada, especially after seeing her grandmother struggle with diabetic foot conditions for over 10 years. She feels grateful to be making a difference with her job. Giuliana is an English and Professional Writing student at York University.
Maureen is responsible for all of the logistics for Wounds Canada conferences and events. She has over 20 years of experience in the trade show/events business, as well as expertise in working with non-profit associations and on the facility side of events. Maureen helps Wounds Canada deliver education and awareness about wounds to thousands of professionals every year.
Sue oversees the general communications for Wounds Canada and has a special focus on converting the latest evidence into forms patients, clinicians and health decision makers can use to positively change their behaviours and improve their practices. She has been a communication and program development specialist in the areas of education and health and wellness for almost 40 years.
Olena works closely with clients to fulfil marketing initiatives while also promoting Wounds Canada through various communications channels. She has managed a variety of medical education programs, digital projects, events, health-care professional and patient awareness campaigns and enjoys working in areas of education and advocacy knowing that the work has a direct impact on the quality of life for patients. Olena completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto in Biology and Psychology and has also completed certificates in Business Communications and Digital Strategy and Communications Management.
Marina is a versatile member of the Wounds Canada communications team. In addition to assisting with written and digital communications, she co-ordinates French translation activities for Wounds Canada. Marina is a patient and knows first-hand about the importance of wound care, providing an important perspective to our team. She is currently studying at Tyndale University for International Development with a Minor in Business.
Educational Faculty and Advisors
- Greg Archibald, MD,CCFP, FCFP and Professor and Head, Department of Family Medicine
- Heather Orsted, RN, BN, ET, MSc
- Mariam Botros, DCh, DE, IIWCC
- Pat Coutts, RN, IIWCC
- Robyn Evans, BSc, MD, CCFP
- David Keast, MSc, MD, FCFP
- Janet Kuhnke, RN, BA, BScN, Msc, ET, PhD
- Kerstin Lewis, RN, BScN, IIWCC
- Deirdre O’Sullivan-Drombolis, BSc PT, MCISc (Wound Healing)
- Ann Marie McLaren, DCh, BSc, MClSc, Registered Chiropodist/Foot Specialist
- Barbie Murray, CNS (APN) BScN RN MCScWH MDLUC/Vascular
- Tej Sahota, DPM, AACFAS