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About Us

2019 - 2020 President

2019 President

Helen Christians, MOT/L, WCC (Retired) graduated in 1983 from Texas Women’s University with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She semi-retired in 2016 from Legacy’s Chronic Wound and Outpatient Burn Center where she currently works on-call. Her expertise includes treatment of children and adults with vascular, lymphatic, and burn-related wounds with emphasis on patient and family training to protect newly healed skin and maintain wound closure. Helen volunteers at Oregon Burn Center’s After-care Support Programs for burn and wound survivors and their family members.

2019 - 2020 Secretary
2019 - 2020 Treasurer
Past President 2018 - 2019
Physician CAP Member, Past President 2017 - 2018
Nursing CAP Member, Education Committee Co-Chair
Advanced Practice CAP Member, Education Committee Co-Chair
Podiatric CAP Member
Allied Health CAP Member

Board of Directors

Clinician Advisory Panel

  • Denny Le, DPM – Podiatric Member
  • Shirley Kenney, RN – Nursing member
  • Physician Member: Alejandro Perez, MD
  • Advance Practice Clinician (NP/PA): Elizabeth Feddersen, NP
  • Allied Health Member (PT/OT/other): Michelle Kinnan, OT

Open Board Positions, 2019:

  • President-Elect 


BWCC Faculty


How often do you hold the Basic Wound Care Course?

The Basic Wound Care Course (BWCC) is held twice a year.

How are my donations and tuitions used?

100% of funds received are used to facilitate the quarterly meetings and training sessions and to keep tuition prices affordable.  All staff and board of members are volunteers.

Do you have roles for volunteers?

Yes! We are always on the lookout for qualified volunteers to assist with the Basic Wound Care Course break out (demo) sessions. Please reach out to to inquire.