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2020 Annual Conference Faculty
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Conference Chairs

Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lee Ruotsi,

NPIAP 2020 Faculty

Dimitri Beeckman, MSc, PhD
President, EPUAP
Professor of Skin Integrity and Clinical Nursing at Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium

Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 

Scott Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD, CWS, FACP, FAAP
TLC HealthCare Wound Specialists
Tucson, AZ

David Brienza, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Dept. of Bioengineering and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Virginia Capasso, PhD, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC, CWS
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Institute for Patient Care
Nurse Scientist, Munn Center for Nursing Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jill Cox PhD, RN, APN-c, CWOCN
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Nursing
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Sue Creehan, MSN, RN, CWON
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, FAAN
President, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel
Professor, College of Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 

Barbara Delmore PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU
Senior Nurse Scientist, Center for Innovations in the Advancement of Care (CIAC)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Hansjӧrg Wyss, Department of Plastic Surgery
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

Michelle Deppisch, PT, CWS, FACCWS
Wound Care Clinical Specialist
South Atlantic Region
Molnlycke Health Care

Aimee Dinorah Garcia, M.D
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Amit Gefen, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The Herbert J. Berman Chair in Vascular Bioengineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel

Sarah Holden-Mount, PT, CWS, FACCWS
Senior Vice President-Sales
American Medical Technologies

Jeffrey M. Levine MD, AGSF, CMD, CWS-P
New York, NY 

Ann Marie Kassab, RN, MSN, CNL, CWCN
Director, Wound Care Specialty Hospitals
Select Medical
Mechanicsburg, PA

Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, FNP, APRN-BC
President, KL Kennedy, L.L.C.
Tucson, AZ

David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, FAAN, FAONL
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive
Cedar Sinai
Los Angeles, CA


Clinical Nurse Specialist/WOC Nurse

WTA/OCA Course Coordinator

Cone Health

Greensboro, North Carolina

Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND
Assistant Chief Nutrition and Food Services
Southern Nevada VA System
Las Vegas, NV

Ann Marie Nie, ARNP, CNP, CWOCN
Children’s Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

William Padula, PhD
Treasurer, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Joyce Pittman PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, FAAN
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
University of South Alabama Health Sciences
Mobile, AL

Sharon Sonenblum, PhD
Senior Research Scientist in Bioengineering
George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

Lee Ruotsi, MD, ABWMS, CWS-P, UHM
Saratoga Springs, NY

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Surgical/Trauma/CV Surgery ICU
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Saint Marys Campus
Rochester, MN

Cindy Tew, CRRN, MSN
Director of Clinical Programs & Resources
Ernest Health, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM

Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN
Advancing Nursing LLC
Northville, MI

Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Saratoga Springs, NY