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Meet the WCEI® Clinical Instructors

At WCEI®, we deliver world-class wound care training. Our top-notch, credentialed wound care instructors represent various health care disciplines and diverse settings, and they bring with them the most current educational research, materials and products from their own clinical practices and our programs.

Instructors adhere to the WCEI® teaching philosophy of: driving knowledge down to the bedside level; making wound care training accessible to all qualified health care professionals; and making the experience useful, practical, dynamic, interesting, fun and beneficial.
Ann Avery
Ann Avery RN, CWCN, LNC, WCC
Clinical Instructor
Ann has an extensive background in wound care education, wound program management and legal issues.  Her motivational teaching style delivers enhanced wound knowledge to health care professionals across the nation.

DISCLOSURE: Ann Avery, RN, CWCN, LNC, WCC, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Ann has an extensive background in wound care education, wound program management and legal issues.

Ann Avery has declared no relevant conflict of interest that relates to this educational activity.

Joy Hooper
RN, BSN, CWOCN, OMS, WCC, AWCC
Clinical Instructor
As an RN with over 20 years of wound and ostomy care experience, Joy has practiced in a variety of hospital and home care settings. She is a successful nurse entrepreneur, and is board certified by the WOCNCB as a CWOCN, and by the NAWCO® as a WCC and OMS. Her informal and down-to-earth teaching methods enable students to learn easily in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Joy is the lead instructor of our Ostomy. DISCLOSURE: Joy Hooper, RN, BSN, CWOCN, OMS, WCC, AWCC, faculty for this educational event, is on the clinical advisory board for Safe n Simple and Stomagienics. All the relevant financial relationships listed for Ms. Hooper have been mitigated
As an RN with over 20 years of wound and ostomy care experience, Joy has practiced in a variety of hospital and home care settings. She is a successful nurse entrepreneur, and is board certified by the WOCN as a CWOCN, and by the NAWCO as a WCC and OMS. Her informal and down-to-earth teaching methods enable students to learn easily in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Joy is the lead instructor of our Ostomy.
Disclosure: Joy Hooper, RN, BSN, CWOCN, OMS, WCC, Clinical Instructor and Owner, MedicalCraft, LLC has disclosed that she is on the advisory committee for Safe n Simple and owner of Apronsbyjoy.
Denise Proctor
BSN, MSN, FNP, WCC, DWC, CWOCN, DNP
Clinical Instructor
Denise is a United States Air Force veteran with over 20 years of clinical and educational experience in hospital, in-flight, clinic, and graduate-level classroom settings. As a nurse practitioner, she is committed to training with outpatient and inpatient GI patients and wound, ostomy, and continence. DISCLOSURE: Denise Proctor, BSN, MSN, FNP, WCC, DWC, CWOCN, DNP, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

 
Denise is a United States Air Force veteran with over 20 years of clinical and educational experience in hospital, in-flight, clinic, and graduate-level classroom settings. As a nurse practitioner, she is committed to training with outpatient and inpatient GI patients and wound, ostomy, and continence.
 
Bill Richlen
PT, WCC, DWC
Clinical Instructor
A Licensed Physical Therapist, Bill has experience in advanced wound care consultations in long-term care, outpatient, skilled rehabilitation and home health. He has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students, been the Director of several large rehabilitation departments, and has been providing multi-disciplinary wound care education to nurses and therapists for over 17 years. His expertise in diverse settings enhance his role as a clinical instructor. Bill’s dynamic and captivating teaching style keep’s attendee’s attention throughout the course.
DISCLOSURE: Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, DWC, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
A Licensed Physical Therapist, Bill has experience in advanced wound care consultations in long-term care, outpatient, skilled rehabilitation and home health. He has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students, been the Director of several large rehabilitation departments, and has been providing multi-disciplinary wound care education to nurses and therapists for over 17 years. His expertise in diverse settings enhance his role as a clinical instructor. Bill’s dynamic and captivating teaching style keep’s attendee’s attention throughout the course. William Richlen disclosed that he is a speaker and independent contractor for Anacapa Technologies.
Denise Richlen
PT, CLT, WCC, DWC
Clinical Instructor
Denise is a Licensed PT with extensive experience in Wound Care, Diabetic Issues and  Lymphedema Treatment.  She has worked for 30+ years in management, education and wound care mentoring in the SNF/ LTC, Acute Care, Home Health and Private Practice settings.
DISCLOSURE: Denise Richlen, PT, CLT, WCC, DWC, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Denise is a Licensed PT with extensive experience in Wound Care, Diabetic Issues and  Lymphedema Treatment.  She has worked for 30+ years in management, education and wound care mentoring in the SNF/ LTC, Acute Care, Home Health and Private Practice settings. 
Tracy Lynn Rodgers
RN, BSN, LNCC, RN-CLTC, WCC, DWC
Clinical Instructor
Tracy has been practicing wound care for the last 30 years.  Tracy has practiced as a wound nurse in the acute care setting, long-term and assisted living, outpatient, and home care setting.  Tracy owned and operated a very successful outpatient wound clinic.  She is a board certified Legal Nurse Consultant and sits as an expert witness in wound care, long term care, skilled nursing facilities, etc.  Tracy has been teaching wound care and legal documentation courses for the last 15 years.  Tracy is a WCC and DWC.  DISCLOSURE: Tracy Lynn Rodgers, RN, BSN, LNCC, RN-CLTC, WCC, DWC, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Tracy has been practicing wound care for the last 30 years. Acute, LTC and Assisted Living, outpatient and home care settings.
Becky Strilko
RN, BSN, CWOCN, APRN-FPA, OMS
Clinical Instructor
Becky has practiced as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse for over 25 years. She has been a board certified WOC nurse since the year 2000 in a variety of healthcare settings. She recently started her independent nurse consulting business. She is a published author in the Journal of Ostomy Wound Management. She has presented and authored numerous educational posters at national conferences on the topic of wound and ostomy care. Becky is passionate about preventative care and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. DISCLOSURE: Becky Strilko, RN, BSN, CWOCN, APRN-FPA, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Becky has practiced as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse for over 25 years. She has been a board certified WOC nurse since the year 2000 in a variety of healthcare settings. She is a published author in the Journal of Ostomy Wound Management and has presented and authored numerous educational posters at national conferences on the topic of wound and ostomy care. 
Don Wollheim
MD, FAPWCA, WCC, DWC
Clinical Instructor
Dr. Wollheim is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.  He has 25+ years of experience in general/vascular surgery and wound care, as well as extensive experience in medical-legal consulting and teaching college advance science courses.  His teaching style includes emphasizing the fundamental concepts of wound care, incorporating additional visual aids, and utilizing clinical scenarios during his presentations.  He is the lead instructor for the Diabetic Wound Certified® (DWC®) course and is also on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Wound Care Advisor and Wound Central® electronic journals. DISCLOSURE: Don Wollheim, MD, FAPWCA, WCC, DWC, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Dr. Wollheim has extensive experience in: wound care; medical-legal consulting; general and vascular surgery; and advanced science education. Don Wollheim has declared no relevant conflict of interest that relates to this educational activity.
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