Education Workstream Chair
Research Implementation Workstream Member
Collaboration and Partnerships Workstream Member
PhD, RN, WOCC(C), NSWOC, IIWCC
Canadian Wound Ostomy Continence Institute
In association with the Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy Continence Canada Association
Kimberly LeBlanc is the Academic Chair of the Canadian Wound Ostomy Continence Institute and a certified Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOCC (C)) Nurse working with KDS Professional Consulting. Kimberly is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Western Ontario Masters in Wound Care Program and a visiting lecturer at the McGill University School of Nursing and University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.
Kimberly is the immediate past president of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel and an international expert reviewer for the Joanna Briggs Institute in Australia and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Advances in Skin and Wound Care. Kimberly has lectured nationally and internationally on wound and ostomy care and is considered an expert on wounds in the aging population. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and 3 book chapters. Kimberly’s current area of research interest is skin health in the frail elderly.
In 2016 Kimberly was a World Union of Wound Healing Societies Educational Award of Excellence finalist and was awarded the Registered Nurses of Ontario Leadership Award in Nursing Education (Academic), and the prestigious Canadian Nurses Association Order of Merit for Nursing Education. In 2018 Kimberly was awarded the Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy Continence Canada Association president’s award for her contributions to WOC nursing in Canada.