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About Us

Learn more about the College’s mission and leadership.

Our Board of Directors

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Jean Archer, DPM, FACPM, FAACWS, AASPS, FAPWHc, CWS

Chairwoman

UR Medicine | Noyes Health

 Jean Archer-Colella DPM is a Board-Certified Podiatrist and has been practicing Podiatric Medicine, Foot Surgery, and Wound Care for over a decade in New York.

 She currently practices at Noyes Hospital/the University of Rochester Medicine in Dansville, NY. She provides this care to her patients in both outpatient, inpatient, and emergency room settings. Prior to this, she practiced at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and North well Health care system in Queens, NY as a Podiatry Attending, active in the residency program training program.

 She is Board Certified by the American College of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Wound Management. She is a Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Medicine and the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. She serves as a board member of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists and an Associate of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons.

 She currently participates in research projects and has authored several papers.

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Jean Archer DPM, FACPM, FACCWS, FASPS, CWS

Chairwoman

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Tracy Winkley, MPT, CWS, CLT, FACCWS, DAPWCA

Chair Elect

Tracy Winkley has a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana Tech University and Master of Physical Therapy degree from University of Texas Southwest Medical Center. She has over 20 years of experience in wound care to patients of all ages across multiple practice settings. In 2015, she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in order to provide more comprehensive treatment for her patients. Tracy has developed and expanded The Wound Healing Center at Beauregard Health System and is currently both practitioner and Clinic Coordinator in the center.  She is a member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.

Tracy is a proponent of wound education, providing classes and presentations as well as clinical internships to both nursing and physical therapy students.  Additionally, she regularly does presentations and social media awareness campaigns within the community to increase public awareness of wound care and management.

 

Tracy Winkley, MPT, CWS, CLT, FACCWS, DAPWCA

Chair Elect

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Kelly McFee, DNP, FNP-C, FACCWS

Immediate Past Chair

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Kelly McFee, DNP is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Wound Specialist and Advanced Practice Certified Wound Care Nurse who has been practicing Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Northwest Missouri. She received a BSN from Missouri Western State University, MSN from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and DNP from the University of South Alabama. 

She is an active member of the American Professional Wound Care Association, Association of Advancement of Wound Care, and is currently a part of the PDSI task force for the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. She is a board member of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists and currently services the college as secretary. 

Kelly has presented several posters at national conferences and has lectured at various conferences and webinars. She also serves as a reviewer for multiple scientific journals.

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Kelly McFee, DNP, FNP-C, FACCWS

Immediate Past Chair

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Christine Miller, DPM, DMM, PhD, FACCWS

Treasurer

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Christine Miller DPM, PhD is a certified wound specialist by the American Board of Wound Management and is the Chair Elect of the Board of Directors for the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. She currently serves as both the Co-Director of the Limb Salvage Program and Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Ambulatory Care Center Clinic at the University of Florida, College of Medicine-Jacksonville. The research aspect of wound healing is of great interest, and she participates in clinical trials.

Dr. Miller completed a Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellowship in Patient Safety and is a Coaching Fellow for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the Leadership and Organizing for Change program. She formerly served as Chair of the Medicine Department at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and taught lower extremity radiology.

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Christine Miller,  DPM, DMM, PhD, FACCWS

Treasurer

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Wade Farrow, MD

Secretary

Wade Farrow is a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Physician with decades of clinical expertise in wound care and lymphedema.  Dr. Farrow graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Univ of Tennessee, and Medical Doctorate from Emory University.  He completed two years surgery residency at UT Southwestern.  Dr. Farrow is an internationally recognized lecturer on compression, lymphedema, and wound care.  Dr. Farrow has served as a clinical associate professor at Texas A&M and served on the National Lymphedema Network board for over a decade, including two years as Chairman of the Board.  Dr. Farrow practiced for over a decade in College Station, TX.  He now resides in Charlotte, NC and does locum tenens.  Dr. Farrow has unique full cycle medtech success with invention of the FarrowWrap, and holds 14 patents.  Dr. Farrow has now started XSONX, which uses an innovative Vibrational Mechanical Debridement Technology (VMDT) to scrub and debride wounds with less mess and less hassle.  Dr. Farrow enjoys tennis, skiing, guitar, and piano in his free time.

 

Wade Farrow, MD

Secretary

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Emily Greenstein

Emily Greenstein is a Certified Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse. She obtained her BSN for Jamestown University and MSN for Maryville University. She currently is employed by Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. She is the President for the North Central Region Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Society. Emily is also on the Board of Directors for the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.

Emily Greenstein, MD

Media Chair

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Lonnie Lassiter MD, MBA

Membership Chair

Lonnie W. Lassiter M.D., M.B.A. has a medical doctorate from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management at Yale University.  With over 20 years of experience in total patient management and wound care, Dr. Lassiter has personally performed tens of thousands of wound procedures and hyperbaric oxygen treatments.   He currently is attending physician at Wound Care Specialists PA in Forest City, NC and is an active provider of advanced wound care treatments and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Lonnie Lassiter MD, MBA

Membership Chair

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Windy Cole, DPM

Board Member

Dr. Windy Cole is a native Ohioan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati where she graduated summa cum laude. She is also an honor graduate from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Cole has practiced in Northeast Ohio for over 22 years. She is an adjunct professor and Director of Wound Care Research at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and the CEO of Cole Collaborative Services clinical consulting. She is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Wound Management.

She has been a dedicated wound care advocate for two decades with interests focused on medical education, diabetic foot care, wound care, limb salvage, & clinical research. Her passion to help others has led her participate in humanitarian efforts including a medical mission to Jordan in 2018 to aid the large Syrian refugee population seeking asylum from civil war.

Dr. Cole has published numerous peer-reviewed and industry articles on these topics and is a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally. She is a feature writer for Podiatry Management and Today’s Wound Clinic as well as a contributing writer for Podiatry Today. She is an Editorial Board member of Wound Management and Prevention, Podiatry Today, The Foot Journal, Wound Masterclass, Podiatry Management and Lower Extremity Review. She is also the Podiatry Section Editor for the ePlasty Journal and a Guest Editor for Foot and Ankle Quarterly.

She is a wound care advocate on the forefront of wound research and was the 2020 World Union of Wound Healing Silver Medal Award recipient for her work in Technology-driven Research and the 2022 recipient of the Kaplan-Kanat Memorial Lecture Award. Dr. Cole is a member of the ACCWS BOD. Additionally, she sits on the advisory board of multiple emerging biotech companies and has been integral in collaborating on innovative research protocols in the space.

Windy Cole, DPM

B2B Chair

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Lonnie Lassiter MD, MBA

Membership Chair

Lonnie W. Lassiter M.D., M.B.A. has a medical doctorate from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management at Yale University.  With over 20 years of experience in total patient management and wound care, Dr. Lassiter has personally performed tens of thousands of wound procedures and hyperbaric oxygen treatments.   He currently is attending physician at Wound Care Specialists PA in Forest City, NC and is an active provider of advanced wound care treatments and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Louis Thibodeaux, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Board Member

General Mission of the College

The American College of Clinical Wound Specialists is dedicated to the advocacy, ongoing wound care education, and support of credentialed wound care providers of all disciplines. Our members strive to improve the public’s health by practicing and encouraging evidence-based wound care management to promote healing.

 

Educational Mission of the College

The College exists to meet the educational needs of its members in order to allow them to provide their patients with the most up-to-date, evidence-based wound care. Through quality educational offerings, the College provides the wound care community the tools, irrespective of their specific discipline, to perform the best possible wound care.

The College offers two wound care education avenues, the first is an on-site hosted option which your organization can fund. The second allows individuals to learn from top presenters in the industry in a conference setting. The College will soon offer online educational courses that you may take at your leisure.

 

FAQ’s

Do I need to be a member to take a course?

No. However, members receive a discounted rate.

What are the steps I need to take or how do I become eligible to become qualified to join the College?

First, obtain certification in one of the Certifying Agencies recognized by the College. Next, Click Here and follow the directions.

What can The American College of Clinical Wound Specialists offer me?

The College is uniquely positioned to provide networking and collaboration with fellow certified practitioners AND provide both the resources and access to quality scientifically-based education for those that are seeking to become certified or advance as a Fellow of the College.

What can the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists do for me as a wound care practitioner?

The College is a unifying body of interdisciplinary wound care practitioners, seeking to provide their patients with the most relevant and current wound care. As a member of the College, you will have access to and be able to network with fellow providers both in your discipline and across disciplines. The College will notify you of cutting-edge educational presentations available in your region. Having a voice in the leadership of the College, an opportunity to serve on committees or task forces will help shape the future of wound care and the College.

What can the College do for me as a Fellow of the College of Clinical Wound Specialists® (FACCWS)?

The presence of the College of Clinical Wound Specialists® is a collaborative of those certified in wound care by recognized and accredited programs, including the CWS® designation. The College serves to maintain the validity of specialty certification and to empower the professionals who have attained this level of education. By uniting as Fellows, the College will enhance our ability to work to increase provider relations, educate the public, and lobby Congress/CMS to recognize the designations of wound care specialist. CWS®, WCC®, ABWMS®, CWCA®, CWSP®, WCC®, CWOCN®, CWCN®, CWON®, CWOCN-AP®, CWCN-AP®, CWON-AP® are desirable credentials when considering rendering payment for the care of patients with wounds. Additionally, the College, by virtue of truly being multi-disciplinary, bridges many of the wound care societies, organizations and industry providers as an advocacy arm. Together we can accomplish changes in wound care practice, policy and payment.

Does the College publish a Journal?

The American College of Clinical Wound Specialists invites it members to submit works to the ACCWS™ Quarterly Newsletter or Blog. The College also partners with the Journal of Wound Care & Wound Central to provide publishing opportunities for our members.   Learn more here

The archived Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists can be found at http://jaccws.org.

Services

What We Can Do For You

Check out what we’re up to at Wound Industry News! A members-only repository that details new advancements, events, and anything else noteworthy in Wound care!

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