News from the Baltimore Affiliate

Welcome Members !

The Greater Baltimore Affiliate is very dedicated to advancing Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing practice to the community, fellow nurses, and administration. We are fortunate to have iconic mentors in our Baltimore Affiliate who continue to guide and spark passion in new Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses. As leaders in our specialty of Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses we are committed to educating ourselves, peers, providers, and the community with evidence-based practice of our specialty in addition to advancing the health care system. Our mission statement says it all….

Molly Lemanski, BS, RN, ONC, CWOCN
President 2019

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.

Dates / Locations for Meetings

Our affiliate meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday in the months of Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, and Nov.  from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

For details, Contact Molly Lemanski using our contact form.

Ostomy Care: Best Practices 2018

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

Current Officers

President Molly Lemanski, BS, RN, ONC, CWOCN
President-Elect Melanie Karner BA, BSN, DNC, CWOCN
Treasurer Leslie Donohue Whitney RN, BS, CWOCN
Secretary Kathleen Abramson Parcelles, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Past-President Cynthia A. Walker, MSN, APRN-CNS, CWON


To contact us, please use this contact form.

Community Resource List for Ostomy Care 2017

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

Metro Maryland Thrive

Download Nov/Dec 2018 Newsletter

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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  Molly Lemanski using our contact form.