Please see the details of our Exco Members 

WHASA President 
Sr. Fébé Antoinette Bruwer

B. Cur (Cum Laude) University of Pretoria
Certificate in Wound Care at the University of the Free State 
International Interdisciplinary Wound Care Course (University of Toronto) 2010-2011.
MSocSci (Cum Laude) at the University of the Free State 2018 (Dissertation title “A survey of venous ulcer care in wound care practices in Gauteng”).
MSc Skin Integrity and wound management (Hertfordshire) 2020.

WHASA treasurer 2007-2008
WHASA President 2021 to current
Owner of The Wound Clinic at Life Roseacres Hospital 

Vice President
Sr. Johlene Sander

Registered Nurse - Wound care practitioner (Dip.UFS Wound Care)
2 Military Hospital

Wound healing association of Southern Africa (WHASA) President Elect

RSA representative for the supporting society coordinating team WUWHS 2022.

Sr. Mariette Swart 

Advanced Wound Care

Western Cape / Home based wound Care

Strand/Somerset West/Gordons Bay

Dr. Maria G C Giaquinto-Cilliers

Specialist Plastic Surgeon (SA)
 APRASSA member
 IIWCC Wound Care Specialist (2014)
 Associate Editor of the WHASA
 Position - Head of Unit
Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital (Kimberley, NC Province)
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Burns

Dr Nick Kairinos

Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeonWHASA ExCo member and Editor in Chief of Wound Healing Southern Africa

Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town


East London Chair
Sr Anita Stavast

Wound Care Specialist and Certified Lymphoedema Therapist

PAL Verpleegsorg, Potchefstroom

Gauteng Chair
Sr. Zhavandre van der Merwe

Advanced wound care specialist

Pretoria east

Based at Zuid Afrikaans Hospital, Nuw Muckleneuk


Sr. Wilma Heesterbeek

RN (Dip), Midwifery (Dip), Adv Nursing Dynamics (RAU), Adv Wound Care (Hertfordshire), 

Whasa Exco member expert panel.

 The Cedar Wound Care Pty Ltd    

Western Cape Chair
Sr Denischka Uys 

Advanced wound care practitioner Western Cape 
Deep South area & Northern Suburbs


Candice Pennington - Trade Representative

Business Unit Head – Next Biologics Division

Next Biosciences, Midrand


Reghart Botha -  Trade Representative 

Title: Scientific Affairs Manager
South Africa, SSA, SADC


Executive Committee

President: Febe Bruwer 
Vice President:  Johlene Sander
Treasurer: Mariette Swart
Secretary:  Brinsley Davids
Journal Editor:  Nick Kairinos
Exco Members: Maria Giaquinto-Cilliers and Christelle Das