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The AAWC has been proud to honor the "AAWC Distinguished Member
Award" to many influential and dedicated AAWC Members over the
last ten years. Selected by the AAWC Awards Committee and approved
by the AAWC Board of Directors, the AAWC Distinguished Member Award
is given annually at the AAWC Membership Meeting at the Symposium on
Advanced Wound Care to those members who have selflessly volunteered
an abundance of their time and talents to the AAWC and have gone "above
and beyond the call of duty" to move the Association forward.
1997 – John Boswick, MD
The first recipient of the Distinguished Member Award was the late
Dr. John Boswick for his contributions to wound care and the establishment
of the AAWC. Dr. Boswick was well known in the Wound Care Community.
He had been a driving force in all areas of our mission: education,
clinical practice, research and public policy and international
1998 – Dr. Diane L. Krasner
Dr. Diane L. Krasner was awarded the second AAWC Distinguished Member
Award for her efforts to establish the AAWC and for her service
as the Association’s first Executive Director.
In 2003, the Distinguished Member Award was presented to three individuals
to make up for the previous years when it was not awarded.
2003 – Laura Bolton, PhD and Lisa Corbett, APRN, BC,
Dr. Laura Bolton and Lisa Corbett, APRN, BC, CWOCN received this
honor for their leadership as Co-Chairs of the Government and Regulatory
Affairs Task Force and for their hard work on this Task Force’s
first major project, the Venous Ulcer Care Initiate (VUCI).
2003 – Nick Przystawski, DPM
Dr. Nick Przystawski was also bestowed with the award for his outstanding
work with the AAWC Finances as AAWC Treasurer (2000-2004) and for
the development of the AAWC Scholarship Program in 2001.
2004 – Harriett Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS
AAWC honored Harriett Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS for her commitment to
AAWC and for her work on the AAWC Public Awareness Task Force.
2005 – Evonne Fowler, RN, CWN, CWOCN
Who better to receive the AAWC Distinguished Member Award on our
10th Anniversary than Evonne Fowler, RN, CWN, CWOCN, the Founding
President of the AAWC? Evonne was honored at the 10th Anniversary
Membership Meeting and Celebration at SAWC in San Diego in April
for her vision as AAWC Founding President in 1996 and for her continued
support of the Association as an active and enthusiastic Charter
2006 – Tim Paine, PT, FCCWS
Under Tim’s steadfast leadership since 2002, the AAWC Quality
of Care Task Force has carefully drafted, thoroughly revised and
finalized for publication a board-approved white paper entitled “AAWC
Conceptual Framework of Quality Systems for Wound Care.” The
AAWC Conceptual Framework of Quality Systems for Wound Care is a
comprehensive quality management guide designed for wound care. This
framework can and should be used to encourage positive change in
wound care practices across the country.