An interprofessional team delivers the program and the curriculum
In addition to the Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound Care Team, RNAO BPSO Coaches attend every session and lead discussions about implementation sciences. Consultants deliver the weekly two-hour ECHO sessions and contribute to preparatory work. Every session is supported by a core team of 4-6 experts, consisting of approximately two physicians, 1- 2 nurses and 1-2 allied health professionals. Consultants include personnel with expertise in family medicine, endocrinology, infectious disease, dermatology, orthopaedic and vascular surgery specialists, as well as non-physicians, including nursing, foot specialists (chiropody/podiatry/foot care nurses), physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietitians, certified diabetes educator, pharmacy, psychology, social work and indigenous healing specialists.
Team Profiles and Contact Information
Camilla WicherAdministrative Assistant
Dr Gary SibbaldProject Lead
Eleftherios SoleasDeveloper and Researcher
Heather McConnellImplementation Scientist
James ElliottProject Manager
Jolene HeilAdvanced Practice Nurse, CNS – Wound Care
Reneeka Persaud-JaimangalClinical Coordinator
Camilla recently graduated from Brock University with a BSc and is planning to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. While working with Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound Care she is looking forward to supporting everyone with any assistance they may need and looks forward to gaining experience toward her professional career.
As the team’s Administrative Assistant, Camilla supports all members of the ECHO team by providing administrative and operational support for instructors and/or site coordinators. She facilitates and enhances daily operations relations and assists the team in development and preparation.
Dr Gary Sibbald
R. Gary Sibbald BSc, MD FRCPC (Med, Derm), MACP, FAAD, MEd, FAPWCA
Dr Sibbald is the lead of Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound. He is dermatologist and internist with a special interest in wound care and education. He is a professor of medicine and public health at the University of Toronto. As a wound care educator, clinician and clinical researcher he is an international wound care key opinion leader.
Dr Sibbald is the co-founder (1999) and course director of the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC). He is the director of the Masters of Science in Community Health (Prevention and Wound Care) at the Dalla Lama School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Dr Sibbald is the former president of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies 2008-12. He is a co-editor and chapter author of the Chronic Wound Care textbook. He has over 200 publications and is the current co-editor of the journal Advances in Skin and Wound Care.
Terry is an educational consultant, who functions as an educational developer and research methodologist for ECHO Skin and Wound. He is a former biology teacher and a current PhD Candidate in Education.
Profile coming soon.
James Elliott is the Project Manager for Ontario ECHO Skin and Wound. He helps moderate the group chat, helps with research and makes sure the Project stays on track. James is a patient advocate and a diabetes researcher. He has a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph and a MSc in Global Health from the Karolinska Institute of Stockholm Sweden.
Jolene Heil RN, BScN, NSOWC, MClScWH, is part of the Queen’s University Hub of Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound Care. She currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Wound Care) at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. She leads an interprofessional wound care program for the 9 inpatient units as well as provides wound care consultation for community members living with spinal cord injury and neurological conditions.
Reneeka Persaud-Jaimangal MD, MScCH, IIWCC
As Clinical Coordinator, Reneeka participates in retrieving information from the clinical teams. She supports the development of an evaluation framework and works with the project team and SPOKEs to evaluate clinical and operational outcomes. Reneeka also supports James Elliott, Project Manager, with reports and other documentation. She works with the entire team to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as conference abstracts, presentations and posters.
MD, MScCH, IIWCC
HUB STUDIO & OFFICE
Toronto Regional (Dermatology) & Wound Healing Clinic
1077 North Service Road
Unit 23, Suite 210
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1A6