December 2016 Newsletter
We say farewell to two members of our Board of Directors, and welcome our new Public Member. Read Press Releases about the Board's recent Officer Elections, our Certificant Highlight, as well as our Recently Certified individuals!
Farewell to our ABWM President: 
Susan E. Dieter, RN, MS, CWS ®

Susan Dieter, RN, MS, CWS ® 
ABWM Past President
The ABWM would like to thank our Past President, Susan Dieter, for her service as President of our Board of Directors for the past two years.

Sue has been a bastion of support for our organization, as well as for continuous development in wound care. We appreciate her inspiring newsletter messages and countless volunteer hours that she contributed to our organization, as well as her unwavering support for our mission.

Please click here to read Sue's final message to our organization as President!
Vickie Lindsey
ABWM Director of Marketing and Operations
Welcome a New Member of ABWM's Staff!

The ABWM would like to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to Vickie Lindsey, our new Director of Marketing and Operations. Vickie joined our team in November, and has already brought some exciting new ideas for ABWM to the table. Join us in welcoming Vickie!
ABWM December Certificant Spotlight

Abel Lopez
The ABWM would like to introduce Abel Lopez, BS, RN, CWS®!

Abel has been certified with the American Board of Wound Management since October 15, 2005, and recently completed his Ten-Year Recertification exam!

To read more about Abel, click here!
Peggy Piascik, PhD
Thank you to Peggy Piascik, PhD

The ABWM would like to thank Peggy Piascik, PhD, for her years of service as the Public Member on our Board of Directors. Peggy has provided excellent insight during her years of service, and we will miss her contributions to our organization.
Russell B. Melchert, PhD, RPh
Board of Directors
Public Member
Welcome to Russell B. Melchert, PhD, RPh

The ABWM would also like to extend a warm welcome to our new Public Member, Russ Melchert! We are thrilled that Russ has joined the ABWM Board of Directors.

We look forward to working with Russ on the Board and receiving his input!
Annual Renewal and CEU Reminder - Complete your Continuing Education!

As a reminder your six (6) hours of continuing education in the field of wound management are required each year to stay certified! 

You can enter your hours into your My Certification Portal at any time throughout the year. Annual Renewal payments can be made after entering your continuing education into your Portal. 
Requirements are due to be completed by  January 31, 2017 .

Hours for the 2017 Annual Renewal should be completed during calendar year 2016. The ABWM will accept any certified credits that are related to wound care. Credits may be earned through conferences, in-person, and online courses.

How many hours have you completed? 
Need help finding ways to complete your six? 

C lick here to visit the ABWM Foundation Resources page and learn about in-person, online, and conference style ways to earn your hours!
Recently Certified
Congratulations to those who were recently certified or recertified! The ABWM would like to recognize all Associates and Diplomates who received or updated their CWCA®, CWS ® , or CWSP ®  credentials from September 16th through November 15, 2016.

To view a list of those who were recently certified, click here!
ABWM Board of Director's Meeting, November 4, 2016
Exciting Changes to our Board of Directors

The ABWM Board of Directors recently elected new officer positions. 

Click here to read our Press Release about our the new officers of the Board of Directors, and click here for a special feature on our new Board President, David E. Mahon, MD, FACS, CWSP ®.
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