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Core Programs

  • National Conference Planning Committee: Mary Hill
  • Community Engagement: NSWOCC Board
  • Professional Development: Laura Robbs
  • Research and Practice: Karen Napier
  • Marketing: Britney Nash
  • Canadian Feature Editor JWOCN:  Lina Martins

Core Program Leaders

NSWOCC is pleased to announce the Core Program Leaders for the years 2019-2020. These programs have produced exemplary work from members of the NSWOCC. We are confident that these new Core Program Leaders will continue on this great work. Please welcome these new Core Program Leaders.

National Conference Planning

Core Program Leader: Mary Hill, RN BScN MN WOCC(C)

Mary and her team are organizing an outstanding program for 2018 NSWOCC’s 37th Conference which will be in Victoria, British Columbia. One of many objectives that will be highlighted at the conference is to showcase NSWOC’s as leaders in wound, ostomy and continence care. NSWOCC Conferences are an excellent place to network and meeting new colleagues. During the summer there were opportunities to submit oral abstract presentations.


Community Engagement:

Leader: NSWOCC Board of Directors

NSWOCC Executive and Board will continue to provide the necessary resources, supporting documentation and strategies to respond to internal and external influences that impact the association. This may require communicating solutions to address issues at a local, regional and national level. Please contact the Board with any ideas that you may have in the area public relations for our members.

Portfolios: Improving specialized care in wound, ostomy & continence

Professional Development:

Core Program Leader: Laura Robbs, RN, BScN, MSN, WOCC(C) , NCA

Laura will lead this Core Program developing professional growth opportunities to facilitate the provision, maintenance and recording of knowledge, and clinical skills related to the scope of NSWOC professional practice. She will also be involved with the design and implementation of the new NSWOCC website. There will be opportunities for NSWOCC members to get involved in this Core Program by contacting Laura about future opportunities.

Portfolios: Ethics, Professional Growth, Certification, Mentorship/website, Position Papers

Research and Practice:

Core Program Leader: Karen Napier RN BScN MClin-WH WOCC(C)

Karen’s expertise will be utilized in overseeing the development of a project related to Continence Care. The team has already initiated the process in looking at the literature for Continence Care. Karen will also be involved in the NSWOCC website redesign in relation to the membership form and database. Karen will be looking for interested NSWOCC members for future projects so please submit your names to the NSWOCC National office!

Portfolios: National Database, Best Practice Recommendations


Core Program Leader: Marketing Britney Nash RN, BSCN, MClSc-WH, WOCC(C)

Debbie and her team will be implementing and developing unique strategies to market the NSWOC in the Canadian healthcare system. This team will be promoting the Marketing Package and finding innovative ways of getting it out to the policy makers. Healthcare costs are sky rocketing so it is essential we highlight the cost outcomes study showing the cost effectiveness of an NSWOC. If you have an interest in marketing please contact Britney.

Additional Leadership

Additional Leadership

CAET LINK Managing Editor : Deborah McNamara

JWOCN  Bylaws Chair: Vivian Wass

Nominating Committee Chair: Jillian Brooke