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High-Risk Midwife Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

High Risk Obstetrics, Midwifery, Fetal Monitoring, Office Gynecology, Scope of Practice

CAREER OBJECTIVE

  • Nurse midwife currently employed in private practice Ob/Gyn setting practicing full scope midwifery.
  • Currently employed as needed by American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist as site review specialist with a focus on patient safety and office compliance.
  • Extensive women’s health clinical expertise as well as solid scientific educational background.
  • Accomplished author with one study published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.
  • Acknowledged as a leader in the field of midwifery by peers in medicine and nursing.

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of Central Florida, Orlando Florida, In progress.
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida, December 2007.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach Florida, April 2006.

 
EDITORIAL BOARDS

  • Peer Review Specialist, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 2009-Present.
  • Advisory Board, Actavis & Medicines 360, Chicago, IL. 2014

CLINICAL RESEARCH

  • Phd Dissertation, Modernization of Nurse Practice in the State of Florida. In progress.
  • Sexual Wellness of Women after Gynecologic Malignancy, University of Florida 2005-2009. Gainesville, FL.


Peer Reviewed Publications
Available on Full CV.

PublicationsAvailable on Full CV.

LEADERSHIP

  • Chairwoman, Orlando Affiliate American College of Nurse Midwives. 2013-Present
  • Affiliate Legislative Specialist. American College of Nurse Midwives. 2014-Present.
  • CNM Representative, Florida Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, 2014-Present
  • CNM Representative, Practice Action Coalition, 2014-Present
  • CNM Representative, Florida QUINN Council, 2014-Present
  • Government Affairs Committee Region 3 Representative. American College of Nurse Midwives. 2009-2013.


NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • 2011 Sexual Health after Malignancy. American College of Nurse Midwives National Conference. Washington, D.C.
  • 2014 Sexual Wellness Assessment. Winnie Palmer Hospital Ob/Gyn Residency Program. Orlando, FL.
  • 2013 Vanderbilt University. Resident Education Training, Nashville, TN.


SPEAKER BOARDS

  • Speaker, VitaMedMD, Orlando, FL. 2014-Present.
  • Speaker, Actavis, Nationwide. 2014-Present.


PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of Florida, Exp. April ’17.
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of Tennessee, Exp. January ’16.
  • DEA number, Available on Full CV, Exp. January ’16.
  • NPI number, Available on Full CV
  • Basic Life Support. Exp. 2017
  • Advanced Life Support. Exp 2017
  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support Expires 2018
  • Advanced Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Certified, 2015.

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • Associate Member, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist, 2009-Present
  • Member, American College of Nurse Midwives, 2005-Present
  • Member, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, 2010-Present
  • Member, Florida Nurses Association, 2004-Present
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • (Minimum of 20 CME hours per annual conference)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Annual Clinical Conference. 2014.
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Annual Clinical Conference. 2013.
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Annual Clinical Conference. 2012.
  • American College of Nurse Midwives. Annual Clinical Conference. 2014.
  • American College of Nurse Midwives. Annual Clinical Conference. 2006-2012.
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist. Regional Conference 2014. 5 hours.

AWARDS

  • Recipient of 2008 Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hilliard Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Nurse-Midwifery.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Certified Nurse Midwife
Women’s and Maternity Care Specialist

November 2014-Present
Winter Park, Florida

Provided full scope midwifery care in a private practice setting, with over 1000 deliveries completed. Office based practice with experience in advanced skills; comprehensive reproductive services, ultrasound, endometrial biopsy, and extensive surgical assisting experience.

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologist
SCOPE Safety Reviewer and On-site Auditor
July 2013-Present.

Provide on-site review for ACOG of physician offices and hospital based practices throughout United States. Reports provided to ACOG with complete report of office compliance with national safety and quality standards.

Physician Associates
Certified Nurse Midwife
July 2011-June 2014
Orlando, Florida

Provided full scope midwifery care in a private practice setting, with over 1000 deliveries completed. Office based practice with experience in advanced skills; comprehensive reproductive services, ultrasound, endometrial biopsy, and extensive surgical assisting experience. 

Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Associate Professor
January 2013-July 2013
Nashville, Tennessee

Provided attending coverage to ob/gyn residents, medical students, emergency room residents, as well as, nurse practitioner and nursing students. Comprehensive involvement in education both clinical and didactic in a hospital setting.

Central Florida Healthcare at Private OBGYN
Certified Nurse Midwife
January 2008-Present
Lakeland, Florida.

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