Announcing Incoming NSWOCC Board Members
We are pleased to share that three new board members will be joining our existing board of directors for the 2023-2025 term! Congratulations to those who have been elected.
As well, we would like to thank our outgoing board members, Kelly Mazerolle (Treasurer), RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), and Jodi Quinlan (Regional Director Prairies, Northwest Territories, Nunavut), RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) for their dedication to the Association.
Learn more about our new board members below!
Treasurer: Misty Stephens, RN, MClSc(WH), BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)
Misty Stephens started her career as an ICU trauma nurse and then transitioned into being an NSWOC in 2013. Since then she has been working in acute care as the certified NSWOC. She is the chair of BC provincial skin and wound committee and value analysis teams.
Misty is the regional NSWOC BC / Yukon director. She is an instructor for the University of Victoria and has co-written the Wound Management for healthcare professional levels 1 & 2. She also works at a private ostomy clinic. Misty has 3 kids and a wonderful husband and in her spare time she likes to travel to their cabin in the Interior of BC for back country adventures and exploring.
Regional Director: Prairies, NWT and Nunavut: Bev Smith, RN, BScN, NSWOC
Bev Smith graduated from the University of Alberta with a BScN. After graduating, she worked at a hospital in Edmonton where a casual position came up to work with the NSWOC. She thought it sounded interesting and after working her first shift, and knew it was the path she was meant to take. So, she applied to the then CAET program and graduated in 2008.
Bev accepted a full-time position as the only NSWOC in Supportive Living-Edmonton Zone in 2007, while she was still completing the program. It was challenging to be working alone, as a new NSWOC in a fast-growing continuing care program, but she absolutely loved the work and that is why she is still in the same position 16 years later. Bev works front line and is on provincial and zone committees related to WOC. She is the lead for NSWOCCs Lower Limb Assessment Team, and she presents staff education related to WOC.
In 2018, Bev became the Core Program Leader for NSWOCC Indigenous WOC Core Program and is so proud of the amazing work this group has accomplished in the past four years.
She also volunteers for her local nurses’ union as the office rep for the past six years. Bev has over 140 members that she stays connected with and assist with union related concerns.
Bev believes she can contribute to the association by bringing the knowledge she has gained by attending NSWOCC board meetings. She has excellent communication skills and the ability to organize and chair meetings, prepare agendas, and complete minutes. Bev is an enthusiastic and proud NSWOC and will work hard to represent the Prairies, NWT, and Nunavut as the Reginal Director.
Regional Director: BC & Yukon: Rochelle De Clerk, BScN, NSWOC
Rochelle De Clerk's love for wound care began in nursing school at Trent University in Ontario. It was during her 2nd year practicum that she realized wound care really interested her. Rochelle moved to BC during her 4th year of nursing and began her career as a Registered Nurse in Richmond Hospital in 2009. She has worked in a few different fields of nursing including Cardiac, Medical, and Surgical. Her passion for wound care really began when she became a Community Care Nurse in Salmon Arm, B.C. in 2012. Rochelle was lucky enough to have wonderful NSWOC nurses to mentor and guide her for approximately 8 years. She enrolled in the NSWOC program in 2017 and accepted a position at Vernon Jubilee Hospital as the Acute Care NSWOC in 2018, where she is still currently employed. She has been a member of the Provincial Skin and Wound Committee in B.C. for the past 3 years and truly enjoys learning from her experienced colleagues and also bringing her own knowledge to the group.
As the Regional Director for B.C. and Yukon, Rochelle is able to promote change in practice using evidence-based research, monitor and improve cost for therapy and products, and improve the quality of patient care. Her involvement with the Provincial Skin and Wound Committee has allowed her to be involved in the creation of guidelines, procedures, and product information sheets, which directly help the frontline nurses, and other allied health professions, as well as NSWOC nurses. This direct involvement has also taught her how policies and procedures are created and developed, which is a valuable skill to have as a Regional Director for NSWOCC.