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SER 2022 Candidate Profiles! 
Voting will open on July 5

Introducing the candidates running for the Board positions in the 2022 SER of the WOCN® Elections. This is your opportunity to meet our new candidates and learn what motivated them to service on our SER Board of Directors

Information shown below was provided by each candidate


President-Elect

Cordelia Lucas-Sherrod

Cordelia Lucas-Sherrod

Rocky Mount, NC

regional participation: SER Director of Communications 2021-2022

national participation: WOCN® Society Scholarship 2009-2013

Other qualifications: Nomination Committee member for North Carolina 2009-2010, Treasurer for NC WOC Nurses Group 2014 – 2018

summary statement: It has been an honor and privilege to be member of the Southeast Region (SER) WOCN Society. I have decided to pursue the president-elect position. My decision to apply for this position supports my commitment, dedication, and passion to promote the unique expertise within the organization.
I have served as SER Director of Communications for two years, 2021-2022. While in this role, my goal has been to maintain the integrity of communication distributed to keep the membership informed. One way this has been accomplished is by working closely with the state reporters as they keep us enlightened about what’s going on in their state. The collaboration with the Southeast Region board members, the social media coordinator and the webmaster has been enhanced to be sure all pertinent information is delivered to the membership.
My focus as president-elect is to continue to integrate ideas that will align and support the mission of the SER, strengthen the organization by working with the board members on existing as well as new initiatives and enhance the growth and knowledge of the membership. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to serving you.


Director of Awards
(3 Candidates – Choose 1)

Donna Byfield

Donna Byfield

Marietta, GA

regional participation: Nomination Chair

national participation: WOCNCB Volunteer

other qualifications: I have been a nurse for over 35 years and a wound nurse for over 22 years. I have practiced in different settings such as: Acute Care Setting with a Level 1 Trauma Center, outpatient setting, and private settings. As a PhD prepared nurse, I have also practice as an Adjunct Professor at the Kennesaw State University (KSU), for over 6 years. As an educator consultant for hospital in Jamaica WI and Pakistan.
I am the founder and past president of the South Florida Support Group. Served as the facilitator for the Kennestone Ostomy Support Group, serve as a preceptor for the Emory Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Program, served as the Chair for the Pressure Injury Committee at Grady Hospital, served as the Chair for the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) at Grady Hospital, and former member of Product Analysis Team at Grady Hospital. I have also served as a volunteer for missionary trips in Haiti.
I have volunteered for the WOCN National Certification Board Task Force for the revision of the WOC content for certification examination. Served as one of the 2019 SER Conference Planner Committee member. I have also developed the Wound/Ostomy Intern Program at Grady Hospital in 2018.
I am a published author and have presented over eleven posters at National and Regional conferences, Participated in podium presentation at National conference and at the Lila Gunther Nurse Research Day at Grady Hospital. I am the recipient of the 1st place for poster presentation in 2019 at Grady Hospital and 2nd pace poster presenter at the 2019 SER conference.
I am a member of the following organizations: American Nurses Association, Georgia Nursing Association, The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Theta International, Sigma Theta Omicron Chapter, American Professional Wound Care Association, Fellow of the American Collage of Clinical Wound Specialists, and the Florida Nurses Association.

summary statement: As a PhD prepared nurse, and If I am elected for the Director of Awards, I will encourage members of the organization to share their knowledges and skills through participating in poster presentations and volunteering for different offices. Encourage members to participate in research. Participating in research provides new findings and outcome for providing future care and education for fellow professionals. This placed the members in good standing for different types of awards. If I should be elected for this office, I would also work with each leader and member to lead the society into a place where members will have a voice and a place for future new members and leaders for the next generation.


Director of Awards
(3 Candidates – Choose 1)

Kathryn Dere

Kathryn Dere

Orlando, FL

regional participation: SERWOCN: roles I have served in-  Nominations committee, Communication chair, newsletter editor, conference planning committee- silent auction and most recent Chair Exhibitor committee.  Florida Association Enterostomal Therapists: roles I have served in- Secretary, Communication chair, newsletter editor, conference planning committee both as Conference  Chair and as committees member.  Local Chapter SUNA: role I have served- founding Board member of local chapter as Secretary.

national participation: Member of WOCN (1995) and member of SUNA (2014), Committee member SUNA Annual Conference (2020).

other qualifications: During my 27 years as a CWOCN, I have served on both State and Regional boards in various positions. Florida Association of Enterostomal Therapists, I served as Secretary, communications chair which included newsletter and web master, nominations committee, conference chair, and several conference committees. On the SER board, I served as nominations committee, communications committee, and the 2021 conference committee as Exhibitor chair. During the 2021 SER conference, I received the Florida State Recognition Award.

summary statement: II would like to continue to serve this wonderful organization as your Awards Director. I've been a dedicated advocate for the young wound ostomy continence nurse promoting integrity, confidence, and critical thinking in their growth. It would be a pleasure to sing their praises and acknowledge their accomplishments.


Director of Awards
(3 Candidates – Choose 1)

Lauren Mixson

Lauren Mixson

Dawsonville, GA

regional participation: NA

national participation: NA

other qualifications: I have served as a CWON since 2016 and a member of the Southwest Region since 2020. I earned my CWON from Emory University and my Bachelor in Nursing from the University of West Georgia in 2014 and my Associate in Nursing in 2006 from Central Texas College. I love being a nurse and I love contributing back to my profession. I have had the opportunity to work 8 years on a post-operative floor as a Charge Nurse, a preceptor in teaching new nurses, and as the head educator of the hospital’s Joint Pre-Op Class for joint replacement patients. I have now been able to precept new WOC nurses, as well as MD residents & attendings. I have served on many Committees throughout my 15 years of nursing and have recently had the operating to become the Clinical Supervisor for Northside Hospital Forsyth WOC Nursing Department. I look forward to being able to lead and provide back to the nursing career that I love.

summary statement: As the Directory of Awards, I plan to give back to the organization by promoting WOC nurses capabilities and excellence within our specialized field. I am diligent and organized and an excellent public speaker. I am approachable and friendly and it is my ultimate goal for all my fellow WOC nurses to realize their full potential and receive the recognition they deserve. It would be an honor and privilege to serve as the Director of Awards for the Southeast Region of the Wound, Ostomy, Continent Nursing Society.


Director of Communications

Angela Dye

Angela Dye

Bladwin, GA

regional participation: Current Director of Awards

national participation: NA

other qualifications: Currently serve on the SER of the WOCN® as the Director of Awards since 2019. Previously served as Georgia Reporter for the SER WOCN from June 2014-2019. Member of the 2019 SER WOCN Conference planning committee. Poster Presenter at 2017 SER Knoxville Conference "Competency of Champions of Skin Integrity..."). Poster Presenter at 2012 SER Savannah Conference ("It Takes Two to Prevent HAPU"). Speaker at 2012 SER Savannah Conference ("Multidisciplinary Approach in Educating Colorectal Surgical Ostomy Patients...") Assisted with 2012 SER Conference planning in Savannah. Awarded 2011 SER WOCN "Rookie of the Year"

summary statement: It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as Director of Awards and I hope to continue to serve the board and the SER members in a new capacity as Director of Communications.


Elections Chair

Nancy Scott

N. Nancy Scott

Brandon, FL

regional participation: Past SER  Director of Awards x 4 yrs; Conference chair, Tampa ; conference planning committee member in Orlando; Presented 2 posters at annual conference; Elections Chair- current position

national participation: Public Policy committee member; Nurse In Washington task force;  Peer Reviewer;  Presented Poster at National level

other qualifications: Current Elections Chair 2020- present. Past service: 2008-2010/2011 National WOCN Public Policy Committee; 2015-2019 SER Director of Awards. 9/2015 and 2020: member of SER Conference Planning Committee. Poster presenter at 2019, 2021 SER conferences. Preceptor/Mentor for new WOC nurses and students. Active member WOCN, SER, and FAET. Officer on the Board of the Florida Association of Enterostomal Therapy (FAET) organization as Secretary, Nominations and Conference Chair, Conference Planning committees; 2015-2016 WOCN Peer Reviewer for Position Papers

summary statement: I am currently serving as the SER Elections chair and desire to be reelected because I have learned a lot in this position and feel that I am equipped to serve with more experience under my belt. I am active within the WOC community both regional and in my state of Florida. To the best of my ability, I pledge to contribute to our membership with my WOC expertise, Board Leadership experience and networking capability. I am dedicated to our SER membership so it continues to grow and shine within the WOCN Society. I volunteer to serve, because I am dedicated to give back to this wonderful nursing specialty profession.