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Announcement of the New NSWOCC President

Updated: Jun 16

Marcia Leard, RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

The NSWOCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcia Leard, RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, as the President of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC). After being a Member of NSWOCC for two decades, serving for two terms as the NSWOCC Atlantic Regional Director and volunteering on the National Conference planning committee and various projects within the association, Marcia is well prepared to undertake this key leadership role. Marcia graduated from the A J McMaster School of Nursing in Moncton NB in 1989 and completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing science at Brandon University in 1995. She brings experience in nursing with having experienced a diverse career including positions in emergency, obstetrics, med- surg, paediatrics and nursing station relief in northwestern Ontario Since 2003, Marcia has been the Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Marcia is taking over from Nevart Hotakorzian who led NSWOCC through a complex COVID 19 era over the past two years. The NSWOCC Board of Directors would like to thank Nevart Hotakorzian for her outstanding leadership and wish her every success as she moves into the past president’s role.


The NSWOCC Board of Directors is very pleased to have Marcia Leard as their next President. “Marcia Leard’s leadership capability is grounded in her active participation in NSWOCC for more than two decades. She understands the issues facing wound, ostomy and continence care delivery and will work hard to support the change required to make improvements. Marcia will unify nurses specialized wound, ostomy and continence across Canada in order for their voices to be heard.”


 

About Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC)

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) is a registered charity for over 500 nurses specialized in the nursing care of patients with challenges in wound, ostomy and continence and over 750 total members.​


NSWOCC acts in the public interest for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence to give national leadership in wound, ostomy and continence promoting national standards for NSWOC practice, education, research and administration to achieve the highest quality of specialized nursing care.​


NSWOCC advocates for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence and provides a strong national association through which nurses can support each other and communicate with a powerful, unified voice.

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