Faculty

The IIWCC faculty is dedicated to delivering high-quality interprofessional wound care education.

Dr. Elizabeth Ayello

Dr. Elizabeth Ayello

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,...

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Dr. Kim LeBlanc

Dr. Kim LeBlanc

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...

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Dr. Ranjani Somayaji

Dr. Ranjani Somayaji

Dr. Ranjani Somayaji completed medical training followed by residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in infectious disease through the University of Calgary. Dr. Somayaji completed a Master’s in Public Health through Johns Hopkins University...

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Dr. Linda Norton

Dr. Linda Norton

Dr. Linda Norton, M.Sc.CH, PhD, OT Reg.(ONT), is an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about the provision of appropriate seating and mobility equipment. She developed her seating and mobility expertise running a seating clinic for clients with complex needs for...

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Laurie Goodman

Laurie Goodman

Laurie Goodman is the IIWCC Course Co-Director. She completed her Masters of Health Science in Nursing degree with a focus on education and interprofessional teaching. Leading and educating interprofessional teams and patients at Credit Valley Hospital (for 21 years)...

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Laura Lee

Laura Lee

Laura Lee is a chiropodist working in private practice in Mississauga ON. She has over 25 years experience working across all health care sectors: community, hospital, and long term care. She is part of two different teams with Trillium Health Partners...

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Sunita Coelho

Sunita Coelho

Sunita Coelho is a wound care nurse with over 25 years of experience in wound care. She was the charge nurse for the Wound Care Clinic at Women’s College Hospital from its inception in 1995 until 2018. During her time at Women’s College Hospital she was a preceptor to...

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Pat Coutts

Pat Coutts

Patricia Coutts is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in wound care. She has served on Wounds Canada's Board of Directors and is a past President of the organization. She also extends her vast interest in wound care by serving on the Board of...

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Wound Care Initiatives

IIWCC

The International Interprofessional Wound Care Course meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada. As an Accredited Group Learning Activity, IIWCC allows physicians to convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (American Medical Association).

ECHO Ontario Skin & Wound Care

Project ECHO® is an international learning community representing more than 220 hubs in 31 countries. The Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound Care Hub features live online sessions, de-identified patient cases, and case discussions.

Enablers

The concept of evidence-informed practice is an important background for the development of wound care as a clinical specialty. WoundPedia brings this to life through a user-friendly web resource of enablers.

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