President

President

Kimberly LeBlanc

RN, PhD, NSWOC, WOCC(C), FCAN
CNA Board Member 2024-2026
President

Kimberly LeBlanc is known globally as an innovative nurse leader. She is the current Academic Chair of the Association for Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada’s (NSWOCC) Wound Ostomy and Continence Institute (WOC Institute), and an Advanced Practice and Certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence nurse working with KDS Professional Consulting. Kimberly is the President (2024-26) of the Canadian Nurses Association. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from Queen’s University. In 2020, she was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nursing (FCAN) and is a past recipient of the Canadian Nurses Association Order of Merit for Nursing Education. Kimberly is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, an Affiliate Lecturer at McGill University, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University.

Kimberly is a past president and a founding member of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel and the past co-chair of the Canadian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. She is currently a board member of the International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) and the Commonwealth Wound Care Resource Alliance (CWCRA).

Kimberly has lectured extensively on wound and ostomy care and is considered a global expert on wounds and ostomy issues in the aging population and has numerous publications and book chapters on wound, ostomy, and continence related topics. She sits on the editorial boards of the International Wound Journal, Advances in Skin & Wound Care and Canadian Nurse. Kimberly maintains an active clinical practice addressing the wound, ostomy, and continence needs of individuals across the spectrum of care.