Vickie R. Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS Chair
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Lisa Gould, MD, PhD Vice-Chair
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Peggy Dotson, RN, BS Treasurer/Secretary
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Board Members

Dana Davis Board Member
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Brett Kopelan, MA Board Member
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William W. Li, MD Board Member
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Patrick McNees, PhD Board Member
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William (Bill) V. Padula, PhD Board Member
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Steering Committee

The role of the Steering Committee is to provide guidance and direction to the WCCC Work Groups by ensuring development of achievable goals, strategic principles, resource requirements, adherence to project timelines, and deliverance of key project outputs.

The Steering Committee Members are:

  • Vickie Driver, DPM, MS
  • Lisa Gould, MD, PhD
  • Peggy Dotson, RN, BS
  • David Alper, DPM
  • Oscar Alvarez, PhD
  • Charles Andersen, MD
  • Ruth Bryant, RN, PhD
  • Marissa Carter, PhD
  • Brendan Casey, PhD
  • James Rollins, MD, PhD
  • Gary Gibbons, MD
  • Geoffrey Gurtner, MD
  • Marcia Nusgart, RPh
  • Alisha Oropallo, MD
  • Joseph Rolley, MS
  • Randy Schwartz, BA
  • Thomas Serena, MD
  • Robert Snyder, DPM, MBA
  • Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD
  • K. Dev Verma, MD

Work Groups

Work Groups address key initiatives identified in the wound care community that aim to improve patient access to cutting-edge medical technology while reducing cost and time to market.

Current Work Groups Include the following below:


Identification of gaps in current wound healing versus the desired pace of innovating advanced diagnostics and treatments for patients, including regulatory, clinical trials, clinical practice, and preclinical.

Chair: Thomas Serena, MD
Co-Chairs: Randy Schwartz, BA and Howard Walthall, JD
Officer Representative: Vickie Driver, DPM, MS

Real World Evidence

Development of a standardized approach to use real world data in wound research and the role it plays in FDA approvals and public and commercial payer coverage decisions.

Chair: Joseph Rolley, MS
Co-Chairs: Caroline Fife, MD and John Lantis, MD
Officer Representative: Lisa Gould, MD, PhD


Identification of validated tools and methods for measuring meaningful clinical endpoints in wound research to develop a Core Outcome Set.

Chair: Oscar Alvarez, PhD
Co-Chairs: Tod Brindle, PhD and Robert Snyder, DPM, MBA
Officer Representative: Peggy Dotson, RN, BS