Dot WeirRN, CWON, CWS
Dot has been a registered nurse for 42 years; 38 of those dedicated to the practice of wound and ostomy care. She has practiced in acute care, home care and long term care, spent 7 years in industry, and has practiced in outpatient care since 2001. She has been Board Certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board since 1985 (CWON) and The American Board of Wound Management since 2004 (CWS). After a long career in the Orlando area, she relocated to the Buffalo New York area in 2017 where she has joined the Catholic Health System Advanced Wound Healing Centers.
Dot is the Co-Chair of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, was on the founding Board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and held the positions of the first Treasurer and the third President and is now an honorary lifetime member. She has been on the faculty of the Wound Certification Prep Course since 2004 and is on the Board of “Why Wound Care?” She is a member of the International Wound Infection Institute, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, the World Council of Enterostomal Therapy, the Wound Healing Society and the CLI Global Society. She was also one of the Founding Editors of the journal Today’s Wound Clinic.
Dot is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of wound management, has authored and co-authored many journal articles and 9 book chapters. She is on the speaker’s bureau and Medical Advisory Boards with several manufacturers.
Dr. Barrett LarsonMD
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Barrett Larson is a physician-entrepreneur passionate about developing new technologies that improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University and stayed there to do his residency training in anesthesiology. Barrett is the director of the Stanford Anesthesia Innovation Lab (SAIL) and the recipient of numerous medical technology innovation awards. He started Leaf Healthcare after discovering an enormous opportunity for wearables to transform the care of hospitalized patients. By operating at the interface between clinical medicine, academics, and industry, Barrett is able to facilitate the rapid commercialization of innovative medical technologies.
Dr. Jenny AlderdenPhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS
Dr. Jenny Alderden PhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS is an Assistant Professor at Boise State University School of Nursing and a practicing critical care nurse. Her current research is focused on predicting and preventing pressure injuries among critical care patients
Dr. Joyce BlackPhD, RN
Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN is a Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She teaches junior and senior level nursing students in medical-surgical and intensive care nursing, teaches advanced pathophysiology and supervises research activities of graduate students. She is a Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Dr. Black also served as the co-chair of the task force to define deep tissue injury and the task force to update the definitions of the stages of pressure ulcers.
Dr. Julia Overstreet
Dr. Julia Overstreet is a Podiatric Physician and Surgeon who has been in private practice in Washington State for 25 years. She is Board Certified in Wound Care and Diabetic Foot Care. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington, is the Director of Rainier Medical Education Programs and is a Clinical Research Specialist at Madigan Army Hospital Department of Vascular Surgery.
For over 20 years she has lectured regularly on Advanced Wound Care and High Risk Foot Care for the University of Washington Department of Continuing Nursing Education. She has presented at annual conferences for the US Wound ostomy Continence Nursing Association, the National Lymphedema Network, the American Professional Wound Care Association, and the University of Washington Annual Advanced Practice Conference.
She is currently the Director and principle presenter for Rainier Medical Education Programs. Rainier has a 15-year history of providing quality, evidence based Wound and Foot Care education to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Clients have included Group Health Cooperative, the King County Department of Corrections Medical Department, the Seattle VA Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Pacific University.
Dr. Julia is dedicated to providing evidence based continuing nursing education that will increase patient access to quality wound and foot care.
I have been a dietitian for over 25 years, focusing on clinical nutrition in the hospital setting. I currently work at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center as a clinical dietitian specializing in nutrition support for trauma, neuro, ortho and rehab patients. I also am the Dietetic Internship Coordinator for Idaho State University in Meridian. I received my nutrition degree from the University of Idaho and my Master’s in Human Nutrition and Biochemistry from Finch University (a division of the Chicago Medical School). Recently I attended a Nutrition Focused Physical Exam training provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I am a Peer Champion Trainer and have been training registered dietitians and interns in the Treasure Valley. In my spare time I enjoy playing with my 2 children, mountain biking, running, going to concerts and watching movies.