Paula is the President and CEO of Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. in Savannah, GA. Founded in 2005, the clinic specializes in healing chronic and acute non-healing wounds using innovative and standard therapies such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound. Paula is currently Co-Chair of the Savannah Food Policy Council, Chair of the Nutrition Committee for Healthy Savannah, and is on the board of Healthy Savannah. She is the immediate past Chair of the Healthy Savannah Steering Committee and is the immediate past President of Buy Local Savannah. From 2006-2009 she chaired the Community Leadership Board of the Savannah Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.
In 2008 Paula received the Top Ten Working Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award by A Working Women In Need (AWWIN), an organization dedicated to supporting single working women.
Wound Care Clinic won the 2008 Small Business of the Year Award by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2007 Savannah Small Business Chamber’s award for New and Emerging Small Businesses.
Paula graduated from Concordia University and is a licensed CPA. She spent the first 25 years of her career at FedEx, primarily in operations management in New Orleans and Tampa Bay. She credits her success in business to her compassionate and very dedicated staff at Wound Care Clinic.
John J. Leonard graduated from the school of Radiologic Technology in 1966. Eventually, John also graduated from Armstrong State University School of Nursing in 1974. John was the director of the cardiovascular suite and radiology department for 25 years. He also worked at Candler Hospital as a Staff RN in the emergency department for 15 years and Staff RN for the Alzheimer’s day program. Later on, John went to work for Tidelands Mental Health for five years. Then he was the campus supervisor at Georgia Regional Hospital for five years. Lastly, John joined our team at Wound Care Clinic – ESU as our head RN in 2008.
Tasha Schultz is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Southern University A&M College School of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2004 and a Master of Science in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner in 2008. She has many years of clinical nursing experience, including the medical-surgical unit, the ortho-neuro unit, the research department, the mother/baby unit, the pediatric department, pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), wound care, pediatric hematology/oncology, retail health, and disability examinations for the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), screening for Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) and Post Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHR). Tasha’s true passion is wound care, and she plans to receive her wound certification one day.
“I am truly blessed to be able to care for wonderful patients every day and to share my love for wound care with an amazing staff.” Tasha joined our team at Wound Care Clinic – ESU in 2016. Tasha was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a military spouse and currently resides in Richmond Hill, GA, with her husband Herman and her five-year-old daughter Carrington. In her spare time, Tasha enjoys working out, traveling, reading, and shopping. But, what she enjoys most is cycling on her bike at home and spending time with family- especially her husband and daughter.
Shelby Madden is a Certified Patient Care Technician who received her certification at Savannah Technical College in 2014. Shelby has previously worked at a local nursing home as well as retail and restaurant work but has been with our team at the Wound Care Clinic since July 2015. Shelby enjoys working, relaxing at home as well as spending quality time with her family, especially her two children – Gannon and Brycen.