Laurie (Lovejoy) McNicholMSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN
Laurie McNichol is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Wound Ostomy and Continence Advanced Practice Nurse at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Her career as a WOC Nurse has focused on the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries, the care of the ostomy patient with a focus on the prevention of peristomal skin complications, incontinence-associated dermatitis and medical adhesive related skin injuries. She co-edited a core curriculum textbook on wound care, has published widely and developed electronic tools for bedside nurses pertaining to the tri-specialty. She has served as an invited speaker and lectured on 6 continents.
An experienced nurse and nurse leader, Ms. McNichol served as the President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB), President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®) and President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). She continues to be active in these groups. She has worked clinically in both the acute and home care settings. Laurie is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in 2017 was the Magnet Nurse of the Year® for New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements.
Ms. McNichol received her BSN from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York and her MSN with a focus in gerontological nursing and post master’s certificate as a geriatric nurse practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Toni TurnerRCP, CHT, CWS
Toni Turner is the founder and CEO of InRich Advisors Consulting. She is a nationally known speaker and author on compliance with the hospital provider based rules and the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).
As a reimbursement and compliance auditor, Toni regularly provides research and guidance on coding, billing, and reimbursement issues for a wide range of manufacturers, hospitals and physician services. Her combination of clinical, management and regulatory expertise provides unique insight into the revenue cycle challenges faced by those in the wound care industry.
Toni is distinguished by her reverence of the patient, her passion for ethical practice, commitment and purpose in assisting clients with APC, OPPS contracting and regulatory compliance, including federal and state laws and regulations. She is regularly sought out by legal firms to assist with cases regarding such complex topics as Stark, anti-kickback and anti-inducement laws, Medical Record security, billing and coding compliance.
Wendy PhillipsMS, RD, CD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND
As a Division Director of Clinical Support at Morrison Healthcare, Wendy Phillips directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical nutrition programs according to regulatory requirements, current trends, and market place demand. In her role, she provides regulatory oversight for the clinical nutrition services at ~160 hospitals from California to Ohio. Wendy has worked with Morrison’s corporate operations and wellness/nutrition teams to lead a productivity analysis program and outcomes measurement studies for RDNs to ensure efficient and effective use of resources, and leads program development for ambulatory nutrition programs.
Wendy is a certified nutrition support clinician, a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and a certified lactation educator. She is a Nutrition Wound Care Certified clinician through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.