The AAWC is proud to have awarded the “AAWC Distinguished Member Award” to many influential and dedicated AAWC. Selected by the AAWC Awards Committee and approved by the AAWC Board of Directors, the Distinguished Member is someone who has selflessly given an abundance of time and talent to the AAWC, which has resulted in significantly moving the Association forward.
2012 – Cathy Milne, APRN, MSN, CWOCN; Allen Sawyer, PT; and Valerie Sullivan, PT, MS, CWS
Cathy, Allen and Valerie are awarded this honor for their work on the on the AAWC Quality of Care Task Force. These individuals define collaboration and interdisciplinary cooperation. They provide a unique perspective during discussions, with the only intent being to provide the highest quality work product. Discussions are focused, respectful and very productive. They are a pleasure and a treasure for those of us fortunate enough to know and work with them.
2011 – Barbara Bates Jensen PhD, RN, CWOCN
AAWC recognized BBJ’s continued support of AAWC. Specifically for her tireless efforts in the creation and implementation of the AAWC Research Poster Grand Rounds held at SAWC. We recognize her volunteer efforts to advance wound care, including traveling to Haiti through the University of Miami’s Haiti Relief program. In addition, Barbara created the “OUCH! Race” through the UCLA Bates-Jensen Wound REACH Foundation to improve wound care globally.
2010 – Peggy Dotson, RN, BS
Peggy Dotson, RN, BS was recognized for her continued service to the AAWC, especially as it relates to her tireless efforts as Co-Chair of the AAWC Regulatory Committee. Peggy continuously monitors and helps AAWC prepare responses to governmental and regulatory issues, as well as ensures that members are alerted to policy changes and other news that affect their practices.
2009 – Mary Jo Geyer, PhD, PT, ECCWS, CLT-LANA, C.Ped
AAWC appreciates Mary Jo Geyer for her many contributions to AAWC. Particularly for her efforts with the WHO-Global Initiative for Wound and Lymphedema.
2008 – Christine Eremento, LPN, CWS and Teresa Conner Kerr, PT, PhD
Christine Eremento, LPN, CWS was awarded the Distinguished Member Award for her outstanding service as Treasurer. During her four years of service, Christine completely revised the way the Association handles it finances. Teresa Conner-Kerr, PT, PhD was an equally deserving award winner in 2008. Teresa continues to be a hard working volunteer. Teresa has served as the AAWC Network Newsletter Editor for many years. AAWC thanks Teresa for her continued dedication to this important members-only benefit.
2007 – Renee Cordrey, PT, MSPT, MPH, CWS and Laurie M. Rappl, PT, CWS
Renee Cordrey, PT, MSPT, MPH, CWS was awarded this honor for her work as site editor for the Advancing the Practice (ATP) Campaign’s website, 2004 – 2007. Renee also conducted pilot studies in Cambodia for the World Wound Care Alliance initiative, an AAWC program. Laurie M. Rappl, PT, CWS was given the award for patient advocacy, for work on various committees, and for World Wound Care Alliance leadership. Laurie joined Renee on the site visit trips to Cambodia, where the two traveled as a pair to assess the educational needs of two hospitals.
2006 – Tim Paine, PT, FCCWS
Under Tim’s steadfast leadership since 2002, the AAWC Quality of Care Task Force has carefully drafted, thoroughly revised and finalized for publication a board-approved white paper entitled “AAWC Conceptual Framework of Quality Systems for Wound Care.”
2005 – Evonne Fowler, RN, CWN, CWOCN
Who better to receive the AAWC Distinguished Member Award on our 10th Anniversary than Evonne Fowler, RN, CWN, CWOCN, the Founding President of the AAWC? Evonne was honored for her vision of AAWC and for her continued support as an active and enthusiastic Charter Member.
2004 – Harriett Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS
AAWC honored Harriett Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS for her commitment to AAWC and for her work on the AAWC Public Awareness Task Force.
2003 – Laura Bolton, PhD and Lisa Corbett, APRN, BC, CWOCN
Dr. Laura Bolton and Lisa Corbett, APRN, BC, CWOCN received this honor for their leadership as Co-Chairs of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Task Force and for their hard work on this Task Force’s first major project, the Venous Ulcer Care Initiate (VUCI).
2002 – Nick Przystawski, DPM
Dr. Nick Przystawski was also bestowed with the award for his outstanding work with the AAWC Finances as AAWC Treasurer (2000-2004) and for the development of the AAWC Scholarship Program in 2001.
1998 – Dr. Diane L. Krasner
Dr. Diane L. Krasner was awarded the second AAWC Distinguished Member Award for her efforts to establish the AAWC and for her service as the Association’s first Executive Director.
1997 – John Boswick, MD
The first recipient of the Distinguished Member Award was the late Dr. John Boswick for his contributions to wound care and the establishment of the AAWC. Dr. Boswick was well known in the Wound Care Community. He had been a driving force in all areas of our mission: education, clinical practice, research and public policy and international initiatives.