Vickie R. Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Peggy Dotson, RN, BS

Board Members

David B. Alper, DPM
Board Member

Dana Davis
Patient Liaison to the Board

Patricia Ghikas, PT, M.Ed, DPT
Board Member

Sharon Gabrielson, RN, MBA
Board Member

Brett Kopelan, MA
Board Member

William W. Li, MD
Board Member

Patrick McNees, PhD
Patient Liaison to the Board

Alisha Oropallo, MD
Board Member

William (Bill) V. Padula, PhD
Board Member

Randy Schwartz, BA
Board Member

Thomas Serena, MD
Board Member

Robert Snyder, DPM, MBA
Board Member

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: Howard Walthall, JD
Co-Chair: Randy Schwartz, BA
Officer Representative: Vickie Driver, DPM, MS

Related Workstreams

Clinical Trial Standards and Reporting Workstream: Led by Marissa Carter, PhD

Pre-Clinical Trial Standards and Reporting Workstream: Led by Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD

Dressing Standards Workstream: Led by Sarah Griffiths, PhD

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

Related Workstreams

Standard of Care for Clinical Research and Clinical Practice Workstream: Led by Maribel Henao, DPM, MSPT, BSMAS

Natural History Project Workstream: Led by Caroline Fife, MD


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

Chair: Alisha Oropallo, MD
Co-Chair: Tod Brindle, PhD
Officer Representative: Peggy Dotson, RN, BS