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Angela Joyner
Angela Joyner

posted 5/31/24

North Carolina will hold its 10th Annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K on October 5, 2024 at The American Tobacco Trail. Register at:

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02/24/2022  We will be hosting the 8th Annual Run For Resilience Ostomy 5k for the UOAA in person again!!! We had to hold it as a virtual event the last 2 years and this year we are back! Mark your calendars for October 1st (Ostomy awareness day) at 8am in Durham, NC. We will also offer the virtual option. More to come! We are just starting to plan this big event. For more info feel free to email me at or



  • Congratulations to Dawn Engles MSN, RN, CNS, CWOCN, CWON-AP and Sherry Doty MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CWON of Cone Health coauthored an article “Containment Methods of Incontinence” in the September/October 2021 issue of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy.

  • Cat Koutroumpis reported the results of her research project. They used the Pieper Zulkowski Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test to survey wound nurse specialist knowledge and 100% of NC WOC Nurses group specialists surveyed scored 80% or higher, which is a "good" or "very good" score. 88% chose the brand of support surface that advertises the highest-level therapy as supported by evidence based practice, immersion therapy.

  • President
    Susan A. Dunzweiler, RN, BA, CWON;  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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  • President Elect
    Ronda Bowles, BSN, RN, CWON, WCC; Duke Raleigh Hospital
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  • Secretary
    Vanessa Drake, RN, CWOCN; Raleigh, NC
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  • Reporter 
    Angela Joyner; Raleigh, NC
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  • Public Relations / Marketing Chair/ Treasurer
    Catherine Koutroumpis, BSN, RN, CWOCN: Iredell Health System
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We would like to congratulate Bryan Duttman for being chosen for the Great 100 Nurses Award.

Also congratulate Angela Joyner for being awarded the UNC Rex Nurse Excellence Award.

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Welcome Rebekah Carbone to the NC WOC group. She is an RN who joined the Wake Forest Baptist Health WOC nurse team and is enrolled in Emory’s WOC nurse program to complete her training.

Ann-Marie Taylor RN, CWON has also joined the WFBH WOC nurse team.

Crystal Hill RN (currently working the WFBH team ) has started the WebWOC program!

Wake Medical Center

Wake Med has started an “internship program for interested employees. This allows one interested WakeMed employee to pursue their passion as a member of their department. It requires 2 years of recent clinical nursing experience, wound care certification within one year of joining department and ostomy certification within 2 years of joining the department.

They are also very excited to have Graziella Jewell, BSN, RN as our first “ Intern”. Wake Med felt this was a great way to formalize a process to grow their employees that have a passion for wound and ostomy care.

The Wake Med Wound Treatment Associate Program is excited to welcome their first cohort of home care nurses. Their first group starts July 20, 2021. They will be adding more groups as they gain experience in providing this program.

Jun Dualan, BSN, RN, CWOCN is also welcomed to the WakeMed Raleigh team.