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Arizona

Education:

Masters Degree in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education (MSN-Ed)
Grand Canyon University
August 2013 – April 2015

Bachelors Degree in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Grand Canyon University
August 2011 – June 2013

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Gateway Community College
May 2000 – May 2002

Professional Positions:

Forensic Nursing Supervisor
HonorHealth
May 2015 – present

Grand Canyon University
Adjunct Faculty/Clinical Instructor/Simulation Lab Instructor
March 2015 – present

Forensic Nurse Consultant
TDK Consulting, PLLC
December 2012 – May 2015

Registered Nurse
Forensic Nurse Examiner
HonorHealth (Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network/Scottsdale Healthcare)
August 2006 – May 2015

Registered Nurse
HonorHealth (Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center)
Medical Surgical, Neurology and Urology Unit
May 2002 – June 2007

Licensed Practical Nurse
HonorHealth (Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center)
Medical-Surgical Unit, Neurology, and Urology Unit
January 2002 – May 2002

Licensed Practical Nurse
Ridgecrest Healthcare, Long Term Care
November 2001-January 2002

Licenses and Certifications:

Advanced Forensic Nurse, Board Certified (AFN-BC)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
July 2015 – present

Certified Forensic Nurse (CFN)
American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI)
September 2010 – September 2017

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Adults/Adolescents (SANE-A)
Forensic Nurse Certification Board
October 2008 – present

State of Arizona Registered Nurse License, 2002 – present

Conferences and Training’s Attended:

Human Trafficking for Healthcare Professionals
Dignity Health
Phoenix, Arizona
September 2017

Tribal Healthcare – Indian Health Services
Online Sexual Assault Examiner Training
April 2017

Child Maltreatment Symposium
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
April 2017

Mass Casualty Training
HonorHealth, Civic Center Auditorium
Scottsdale, Arizona, January 2017
International Association of Forensic Nursing
International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice
Orlando, Florida
October 2015

Tribal Healthcare – Indian Health Services
Online Domestic Violence Examiner Training
September 2015

University of North Dakota
Online Courses: Forensic Pathology; Advanced Topics in Death Investigation; Diseases and Pathology
August 2015 – September 2015

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
It’s About Time: Meeting Challenges in Child Abuse Investigations
Black Canyon Conference Center
Phoenix, Arizona
June 2013

Maricopa Association of Governments
Stronger System, Safer Survivors
Glendale Civic Center
Glendale, Arizona
June 2013

Arizona Coalition for Violence Against Women
Domestic Violence and Reproductive Coercion
Black Canyon Conference Center
Phoenix, Arizona
December 2012

International Association of Chiefs of Police
Alzheimer’s Disease
Police Officer Training Center
Phoenix, Arizona
October 2012

Domestic Violence and Risk Conference
Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
Black Canyon Conference Center
Phoenix, Arizona
May 2012

Strangulation Training
Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Scottsdale Police Department
Rable, J., Rincon, D.
Phoenix, Arizona
May 2012

Arizona Crimes Against Women and Children Conference
Glendale Police Department
Glendale, Arizona
October 2011

Strangulation Training
Jenifer Markowitz
Glendale, Arizona
October 2011

Sexual Violence Conference
Glendale Police Department
Glendale, Arizona
November 2010

Death Investigation
Dr. Mary Dudley
Phoenix, Arizona
November 2010

Shadows In The Dark
Adolescent Sexual Abuse
Catholic Healthcare West
Gilbert, Arizona
October 2010

Military Cross Training; Caring for the Trauma Patient
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn
Scottsdale, Arizona
October 2009

Medico Legal Death Investigation
Dr. Tracey Corey
Scottsdale, Arizona
October 2007

Presentations and Training’s Conducted:

Available Upon Request

Professional Consultation and Courtroom Testimony:

Scottsdale Police Department, Scottsdale Arizona:
Physical Assault; Review of Photos and case review, Professional Summary write up: October 2013, November 2013, August 2016, February 2018 (Homicide Investigation)

Phoenix Police Department, Phoenix Arizona: Domestic Violence, Physical Assault and Strangulation; Review of Medical Documentation, Photos, and Police Incident Report. Professional Summary write up: August 2013, January 2014, March 2015, July 2015, May 2017

Mesa Police Department, Mesa, Arizona: Elder Abuse
Cases; Review of Medical Documentation and Professional Summary write up: October 2012, January 2013, April 2013

Chandler Police Department, Chandler, Arizona: Elder Abuse; Review of Medical Records, Documentation, and Police Incident Report. Professional Summary write up: February 2014, March 2014, April 2015, July 2015

Glendale Police Department, Glendale, Arizona: Domestic Violence and Strangulation; Review of Medical Documentation, CD images, and audio files; Professional Summary write up: November 2014, September 2016

Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, Arizona:

  • Sexual Assault Trial Testimony: February 2010, State v Mita
  • Sexual Assault Trial Testimony: May 2014, State v Day
  • Evidentiary hearing and testimony as blind expert in medical forensic examinations and drug facilitated sexual assault in October 2014: State v Hall

Domestic Violence/Strangulation:

  • March 2013: State v Marsh
  • December 2013: State v Navarrette
  • December 2013: State v Hudson
  • February 2014: State v Walker

Domestic Violence and Strangulation evidentiary hearing: December 2013, State v Ali

Sexual Abuse: June 2013 pre-trial hearing, State v Perez-Cuevas

Child Sexual Abuse Trial Testimony: August 2013, State v Portillo

Aggravated Assault Trial Testimony: September 2014, State v Fogel

Evidentiary Hearing April 2017, State v Walker

Expert Witness Testimony April 2014, State v Walker; December 2017 State v Cota

Gila County Expert Witness Opinion Statement and Photo Review
State v Huffman
Defense Expert Forensic Nurse Examiner focusing on strangulation for O. Joseph Chornenky, Chornenky Law on behalf of Mr. Huffman
Phoenix, Arizona
January 2018

State of Nevada v Leonard
Prosecution Expert Forensic Nurse Examiner focusing on strangulation
Scheduled March 6-8, 2018
Review of Records, photos, and testimony

Gila River Indian Community
Sacaton, Arizona
Expert Witness Testimony
Sexual Assault Trial
November 2017, State v Breckenridge

United States Air Force: US v Davis, Consultation for Defense Counsel, Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas, March 2013

United States Army: US v SFC Nagy, Consultation for Defense Counsel, Fort Campbell, Clarksville, Kentucky, April-May 2014

United States Army: US v Evans, Consultation for Defense Counsel, Fort Campbell, Clarksville, Kentucky, September 2014

(This list is not all encompassing and does not reflect all trial testimony)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Member, International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), October 2008 to present
  • Member, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI), 2010 to 2017
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Nursing Honors Society, April 2013 to May 2017
  • Member, West Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
    April 2013 to present
  • Member, District Attorney of New York (DANY) Untested Sexual Assault Kits (SAKs) Workgroup
    November 2015 to present
  • Member of the Medical Forensic Examiner Statewide Workgroup in conjunction with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

 

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