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The Mission

The ABWM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation. It supports the work of the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) for the advancement of wound care, the promotion of certification for providers of chronic and acute wounds, and the benefit of the public by developing and providing quality education and conducting sound research to support and promote wound care.

What are the ABWM Foundation’s Goals?

Through research, education, and other initiatives, the ABWM Foundation will support the work of ABWM to promote wound certification by seeking to increase the pass rates of individuals taking the Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA®), Certified Wound Specialist (CWS®), and the Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP®) exams and the total number of individuals certified in each category.

What will the ABWM Foundation do?

Funds raised through the Foundation will be used to sponsor non-biased, evidence-based educational programs, provide scholarship opportunities to qualified individuals for the CWCA®, CWS® and CWSP® examinations, and administer a wound care practice examination to assist potential associates and diplomates in preparing for the certification exam.

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Your generous contributions are tax-deductible and help to support the goals and mission of the ABWM Foundation. Thank you for your support!

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Board of Trustees

Joseph M. McCulloch, PT, PhD, FAPTA, CWS®


LSU Health Sciences Center
Shreveport, LA

Dawn Franceschina, PT, DPT, CWS®

Vice Chair

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, IL

Julie M. Rhodovi, MBA, CWCA®, LBBH


GHH Advisors, LLC
Laurel, MD

Scott Covington, MD, FACS, CWSP®


Halifax Health

Susan E. Dieter, MS, RN, CWS®


Sanara MedTech
Fort Worth, TX

Sarah Holden-Mount, PT, CWS®, FACCWS


Rock Advisors,LLC
Madbury, NH

Libby Ketchem, MSM, BSN, RN, CWS®, NE-BC


Sandy, UT

David J. Liss, DPM, FACPM, CWSP®


Diabetic Wound and Limb Salvage
Los Angeles, LA

Peggy Piascik, PhD

Public Member

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY


Sibel Clifford, CAE

Executive Director

Washington, DC

Chris Murphy

Senior Advisor to the Board of Trustees

Washington, DC


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