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AAWC Pays Tribute to Members
Whether involved for many years or just joining today, AAWC members are not ordinary wound care professionals; they are part of a special community that invests in career development and maintains an acute awareness of growth within the wound care industry.
For this month’s news, we’d like to recognize several noteworthy members for their contributions to the Association, as well as thank all members for their continued support.
AAWC Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors Members
The following membership-elected board members will serve the Association for the 2012-2014 term:
President-Elect: Vickie Driver, MS, DPM, FACFAS
2nd Term Secretary: Susan Dieter, RN, MS, CWCN, CWS, FCCWS, DAPWCA
2nd Term Treasurer: Teresa Conner-Kerr, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT
Consumer: Joy Schank, RN, MSN, ANP, CWOCN
International: Elliot Pollack, DPM, FACFAS, CWS
Member-at-Large: Renee Cordrey, PT, PhD(c), MSPT, MPH, CWS
Nurse: Tod Brindle, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Physical Therapy: Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, MLT, FACCWS
Additionally, due to the vacancy in the Podiatrist position created when Dr. Vickie Driver transitioned to President-Elect, the AAWC Board of Directors recently appointed Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS to serve the remaining 1-year term as Podiatrist Board Member.
AAWC Thanks Many Retiring Board Members for Their Service
The following individuals stepped down from their posts as of April 20, 2012:
William Ennis, DO, MBA: from Immediate Past President
Greg Bohn, MD, FACS: from Physician
Jose Contreras Ruiz, MD: from International
Mary Haddow, RN, BC, CWCN: from Consumer
Tim Paine, PT, FCCWS: from Interim Physical Therapy Member
Special thanks to AAWC Immediate Past President, Dr. Terry Treadwell, for his service as President from April 18, 2010 to April 20, 2012. Dr. Treadwell will serve two more years on the board.
Annual AAWC Distinguished Member Awards Given at SAWC Spring
The AAWC is proud to have honored three members at the AAWC Membership Meeting held in conjunction with SAWC Spring on April 20, 2012. Cathy Milne, APRN, MSN, CWOCN; Valerie Sullivan, PT, MS, CWS; and Allen Sawyer, PT, were awarded the AAWC Distinguished Member Award for their work on the AAWC Quality of Care Task Force. We also acknowledge Tim Paine, PT, FCCWS, a Co-Chair of the AAWC Quality of Care Task Force. He was instrumental in the development of the Wound Care Glossary; however, he had been awarded this honor already in 2006.
This entire team has volunteered for the past 10 years, defining quality wound care and developing the first international, multidiscipline, and multi-association-validated wound care glossary. These dedicated members are continuing their work by cross-validating the AAWC photo discs with the AAWC wound care glossary.
This team defines collaboration and is the picture of what interdisciplinary cooperation can accomplish. Each member provides a unique perspective during discussions, with the only intent being to provide the highest quality work product. Discussions are focused, respectful, and productive. Suggestions and corrections are frequent, and the outcome is always better after the team reviews and revises. These members are a pleasure and a treasure for those of us fortunate enough to know and work with them.