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Anatomic Pathology Micro Medical Expert Witness


 

Expert 1153

 

EDUCATION

Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing
Advanced Forensic Nursing Post Masters Certificate, December 2009

University of Phoenix
Master of Arts in Education Degree, June 2005
    
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree May 1987

Southern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine Degree May 1981

 

LICENSURE

Registered Nurse, Licensed by the State of Arizona, 1987

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Association of Forensic Nurses 2001-present
  • American College of Forensic Examiners Institute 2004-2015
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2010-present
  • American Nurses Association 2013-present

 

CERTIFICATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

  • ANCC: Advanced Forensic Nurse-Board Certified, 2013-present
  • ANCC: ANCC Content Expert, 2013-present
  • Forensic Nursing Board: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Adults and Adolescents, 2003-present
  • American College of Forensic Examiners International: Certified Forensic Nurse Examiner, 2005-present
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider 1985-present
  • Emergency Nurses Association Emergency Pediatric Nurse Course Provider 2001-2006
  • Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nurse Core Course Provider 2001-2009

 

EMPLOYMENT

Private Training & Consulting Company
     Phoenix, Arizona, March 2015-present

  • Forensic Nurse Specialist and Consultant - Specializing in non-biased case review and trial consultation (prosecution, defense, military, civil), for sexual assault, domestic violence/strangulation, medical record and injury review and identification, training and education for attorneys, law enforcement, healthcare providers, advocates, community members, expert and blind witness testimony, program assessment and development along with local and national workgroup member.

    
Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network/Scottsdale Healthcare 
     Scottsdale, Arizona – Registered Nurse, 2000-March 2015

  • Manager, Forensic Nurse Examiner Unit - Manage a unit of 28 nurses who specialize in performing close to 2000 medical-forensic examinations per year on patients age 13 and up along with all managerial duties required to maintain the unit; budget, program development & sustainability, new employee hiring & clinical training, peer review, staff reviews, staff trial preparation, quality assurance, conflict resolution, community partner & liaison, education, policy development. Also was instrumental in the development and implementation of electronic forensic medical record program and turning the forensic nursing program into a revenue-generating unit, expert and blind witness testimony, medical record and case review. Personally performed 2024 medical-forensic examinations. July 2013-March 2015
  • Supervisor, Forensic Nurse Examiner Unit – Supervise a unit of 25 nurses who specialize in performing medical-forensic examinations on patients age 13 and up in Maricopa County, surrounding counties and many Indian Reservations. Also responsible for budget, program development & sustainability, new employee hiring & clinical training, peer review, staff reviews, staff trial preparation, quality assurance, conflict resolution, community partner & liaison, education, policy development. Also instrumental in the development and implementation of electronic forensic medical record program and turning the forensic nursing program into a revenue-generating unit, expert and blind witness testimony, medical record and case review. October 2003 – July 2013.  
  • Forensic Nurse Examiner – Perform medical-forensic examinations on patients who are victims of interpersonal violence as well as suspects. Have examined over 2000 patients. November 2000-present

    
Phoenix Memorial Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona – Registered Nurse

  • Charge Nurse, OB Unit – Supervise obstetrical unit, primarily labor and delivery. 1988-2001
  • Registered Nurse, OB Unit – Performed all the duties required in labor and delivery. 1987-2001

    

WORKING GROUPS AND COMMITTEES

  • SART Toolkit Advisory Committee. December 2015-present
  • Review Committee; National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric. October 2015-present
  • 2015 US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, SAFER Act Working Group; Development of Best Practices. 2015-present.
  • 2014 Felony Domestic Violence Protocols Review Working Group, 2014-present
  • Commission on Victims in the Courts, 2013-present
  • Maricopa County Attorney’s Office; The Multidisciplinary Protocol for the Investigation of Child Abuse 5 year review, 2007-2015
  • City of Phoenix Domestic Violence Coalition, 2013-2015
  • Southwest Anti Trafficking Task Force, 2013-2014
  • Forensic Electronic Medical Records (FeMR) 2012-2015
  • Domestic Violence/strangulation: Utilizing the Forensic Nurse Examiner and the medical-forensic examination, Oct 2011-present
  • Glendale Sexual Assault Conference Planning committee, 2010, 2011
  • Arizona Child and Family Advocacy Network, 2010-present
  • Sexual Assault Awareness, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Fort Worth Texas, Creating and using a Multi-disciplinary Advocacy Center, 2009
  • Multidisciplinary Team member for Phoenix Family Advocacy Center, Scottsdale Family Advocacy Center, Center Against Family Violence, Glendale Family Advocacy Center, Southwest Family Advocacy Center, 2001-2015
  • Development of the VAWA Directives for Maricopa County and the state of Arizona. 2007-present.
  • Calgary, Canada Family Advocacy Center. Developing and Implementing a Multidisciplinary Response Team in an Advocacy Center, 2008
  • Yavapai Family Advocacy Center, Working as a Multidisciplinary Response Team, 2009
  • Multidisciplinary Protocol for the Investigation of Child Abuse Revision Committee, 2008-09
  • Coyote Crisis Terrorist Drill for Maricopa County, 2008-2009, 2011
  • Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center, Implementing a Multidisciplinary Response Team in an Advocacy Center, 2007-2008
  • Development of the Arizona Sexual Assault Response Kits and kit revision team, 2007-present
  • Air National Guard. Assisted in the development of the sexual assault response protocol and kit, 2007
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Policy Review and Revision, 2007-2015
  • City of Scottsdale Domestic Violence Action Team, 2006-2015
  • Development of the Christmas tree staining protocol in collaboration with the Phoenix crime lab and Phoenix Police Department, 2005-2013

 

HONORS, SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year in Public Health and Ambulatory Care, 2014 
  • Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Recognition 2013
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Nominee, 2010
  • Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, Accommodation, 2010
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Luke Air Force Base, Certificate of Appreciation, 2010 
  • City of Scottsdale Chief’s Accommodation, 2007
  • Air National Guard Medical Service, Certificate of Appreciation, 2007
  • City of Phoenix Police Chief’s Award, 2005

 

RECURRING TEACHING AND SPEAKING 

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OTHER TEACHING AND SPEAKING EXPERIENCE

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SELECTED TRAININGS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

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