Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, MS, BSN, ETN, RN, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN, is a board-certified wound and ostomy nurse from New York, New York USA. A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) she is an internationally known prolific author, editor, researcher, clinician, consultant (including CMS, NYS and NJHA initiatives) and innovative, interactive educator who is currently Co-Editor in Chief for the international interprofessional journal Advances in Skin and Wound Care (formerly Decubitus), President of her own nursing consultation corporation – Ayello Harris and Associates Inc. – and the current President of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET®) and the Executive Editor Emeritus of the WCET® Journal.

With extensive experience teaching in the USA and globally, she is now faculty emeritus, Excelsior College School of Nursing (one of the oldest distance learning and assessment programs). Dr. Ayello is the founder and Course Co-Director of WoundPedia© Basic and Intermediate Interprofessional Courses in Manila, the Philippines. This course is a collaboration between the University of the Philippines and the Philippine Air Force.

A past president of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP; formally NPUAP), she co-authored and co-wrote their first book on Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Injuries in America and was recently a member of the working group for MDRPI for the 2019 Clinical Guideline. She has over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, is co-author/co-editor of two wound care books – Wound Care Essentials Practice Principles (5th edition June 2020), Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers (4th edition co-written with a physician colleague), as well as 2 WCET® Pocket Guides (Ostomy Stoma and Peristomal Problem Solving; Stoma Siting Marking ) and the WCET® International Ostomy Guideline. Dr. Ayello is the recipient of numerous awards for her sustained and significant professional contributions.