Lisa Gould

Wound Healing Society

1. Name of your organization and your current role/title:
I am a Wound Healing Society representative to the Alliance. The WHS Government Relations committee is involved in Government policy related to our guidelines for wound treatment and in promoting funding and support of wound research that will advance the field. 

2. How long have you been engaged as an Alliance member? 
I became actively involved in 2019. 

3. What is an example of when the Alliance added value to the wound care space or to your business specifically?
The Alliance has successfully engaged CMS in several endeavors that are critical to the field of wound care and in which we were able to provide critical support from the WHS guidelines. Specifically, we continue to educate CMS about the need to provide coverage for concurrent debridement and compression for venous ulcers, application of CTPs, and compression and debridement or application of CTPs concurrent with off-loading diabetic foot ulcers. More recently, we met with CMS to provide support for the Lymphedema Treatment Act with additional education about the scope of the problem, patient scenarios and the types of compression garments that are critical to the health and well-being of these patients. 

4. What career advice do you live by? 
One of my favority quotes that keeps me going is from Herman Melville, "What I've dared I've willed and what I've willed I'll do!". Perhaps that is because I won the 'I Dare You' award when I was a 4-H'er.  
5. If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
It's too hard to pick a specific person, but I love teamwork when everyone involved has a different skill set that makes a project move forward. 

6. What does an ideal day off look like to you?
A sunny 80 degrees, 15 knots of breeze, and sailing downwind with the spinnaker full and NO PHONE or DEADLINES. 
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