Kimberly LeBlanc is the Academic Chair of the Association for Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Care’s (NSWOCC) and Certified Wound Ostomy Continence (WOCC (C)) advanced practice nurse working with KDS Professional Consulting.

Kimberly obtained her PhD in Nursing from Queen’s University. She is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Western Ontario and an affiliate lecturer with McGill University. Kimberly is a past president and founding member of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel and a board member of the International Surgical Wound Complication Advisory Panel. She has lectured nationally and internationally on wound and ostomy care and is considered an expert on wounds and ostomy issues in the ageing population and has numerous peer-reviewed publications on the topic.

Kimberly was awarded the Registered Nurses of Ontario Leadership Award in Nursing Education (Academic), and the prestigious Canadian Nurses Association Order of Merit for Nursing Education (2016). In 2018 Kimberly was awarded the NSWOCC President’s award for her contribution to WOC nursing in Canada.