News from the Baltimore Affiliate

Ostomy Care: Best Practices 2018

Baltimore Affiliate group members who conducted Ostomy Conference in Baltimore on November 15th.

Welcome Members !

Our affiliate has a long rich history locally and regionally. We are committed to advancing WOC nursing practice, networking, and learning from each other.  We support community and member efforts to create evidence informed practice across the affiliate and beyond.  As nursing leaders, our goal is to “stand out in the field” for our patients, our institutions, our society, and ourselves. 

All are welcome to contribute to our growth.

~Cindy Walker, MSN, APRN- CNS, CWON
President 2017, 2018

Dates / Locations for Meetings

Our affiliate meetings are generally the 3rd Wednesday in Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, and Nov.  from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Click for the tentative 2018 event schedule for the Greater Baltimore Affiliate.

For details, Contact Cindy Walker or Molly Lemanski using our contact form.

Metro Maryland Thrive

Download Nov/Dec 2018 Newsletter

Current Officers

President Cynthia A. Walker, MSN, APRN-CNS, CWON
President-Elect Molly Lemanski, BS, RN, ONC, CWON
Treasurer Judy Stasuk, MSN, CWOCN, CFCN
Secretary Kathleen Abramson Parcelles, BSN, RN, CWON
Industry Liaison Joyce Onken, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Past-President Joyce Onken, BSN, RN, CWOCN


To contact us, please use this contact form.

Our Mission

The Greater Baltimore Affiliate of the WOCN Society advances the practice of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing by promoting the professional growth of our members through collaboration, communication, and advanced education with the goal of providing the highest standards of care for persons with wounds, ostomies or incontinence and their families/caregivers who support them.

Community Resource List for Ostomy Care 2017

Download / view this list of local Baltimore area WOC nurses and facilities to use as a resource.

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About Us

As an affiliate we have a great deal to offer our members:

The Baltimore Affiliate represents a diverse group of committed nurses certified in wound, ostomy, continence and foot care.  Our membership includes novice and expert WOC nurses with over 40 years of focused practice. Several WTA cohorts have been initiated by active Baltimore WOC Nurses.  A variety of practice settings are represented within our group including:

  • DME/Industry
  • Acute care
  • Home care
  • Rehabilitation/long term care

The Greater Baltimore Affiliate is involved in local ostomy support group leadership, CCFA, UOAA, and external mission trips.  Members are actively engaged at the regional level including officers, fundraising, educational functions, and WOC nursing policy. Focused interests include transitions in ostomy care, cultural implications for the WOC Nurse, and advancing the practice by “passing it forward” opportunities from our seasoned members.

We welcome anyone interested in WOC nursing.  Please feel free to contact Cindy Walker or Molly Lemanski using our contact form.