Midwife Forensic Nurse Practitioner SANE Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Midwife, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nurse, Sexual Assault, SANE, SANE Pediatrics, Nurse Practitioner, Gynecology, Colonoscopy, Clinical Instructor, OB/GYN, Labor, Delivery, Genital Trauma, Strangulation,

SUMMARY:

Midwife who has delivered over 12000 babies. Registered Nurse. Nurse Practitioner. Forensic nurse in more than 4000 sexual assaults/child sexual & physical abuse exams . Clinical teacher at both USC and UCLA. Experienced expert witness in both civil and criminal cases.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Panorama City, CA (November 1990-present)
Full scope midwifery care providing physical exams, gynecological care across the lifespan, contraception , prenatal care, intrapartum, first assist cesarean sections, labor and delivery management, vaginal deliveries, genital injury repair and management of fetal heart rate monitoring. Delivered more than 12,000 babies.

Wilkinson Byrne Forensic Nurse Consultants, Thousand Oaks, CA (2009-present) Legal nurse consultant in both civil and criminal cases. Working for both plaintiff, prosecution and defense . Testified in court about 70 times. Deposed 16 times

Center for Assault Treatment Services, Northridge Medical Center, Van Nuys, CA (June 2001-present) Forensic nurse examiner (sexual assault, physical abuse domestic violence physical exams). Comprehensive forensic interviews, examinations and evidence collection from children, adolescents, adults and suspects.

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (1994-2001)
Nurse practitioner, providing gynecological, contraceptive and antepartum obstetrical care.

Valley Community Clinic, North Hollywood, CA (1993-1996) Provided gynecological and colposcopy examinations.

Valley Hospital, Van Nuys, CA (1986-1990) Registered nurse. Labor and delivery.

Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1983-1984)
Senior midwife providing intrapartum care and vaginal deliveries to Saudi nationals.

Blacktown District Hospital, Blacktown NSW, Australia (1980-1982) Clinical and didactic instructor of pupil midwives.

Blacktown District Hospital, Blacktown NSW, Australia (1978-1980) Staff midwife in labor/delivery and special care baby unit.

Leyte Baptist Clinic, Hilongos, Leyte del Sur, Philippines (1978 and 1980) Volunteered and provided midwifery and nursing care to Filipina nationals for 2 months in 1978 and 2 months in 1980.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatrics – International Association of Forensic Nurses

Certified Nurse Midwife – American College of Nurse Midwives

Colposcopy of the Lower Genital Tract – American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Limited Office Gynecological and Obstetrical Ultrasound – Nurses’ Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Advanced Fetal Monitoring – Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Neonatal Resuscitation – American Heart Association Basic Life Support – American Heart Association

EDUCATION:

Bachelors in Health Sciences (Nursing) 1997
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia

Precertification of Foreign Trained Nurse Midwives 1990 The Frontier School of Nurse Midwifery, Hyden, Kentucky

Midwifery Program September 1977- August 1978
Blacktown District Hospital School of Midwifery, Blacktown NSW, Australia

Nursing Program May 1974 – April 1977
Blacktown District Hospital School of Nursing, Blacktown NSW, Australia

LICENSES:

Certified Nurse Midwife, California 1990 MW

Nurse Practitioner, California 1997 RNP

Registered Nurse, California 1986 RN

TEACHING:

February 2020 Dignity Health conference Strangulation
Sexual trafficking

February 2019
Presenter Dignity Health Conferences, Vellore and Chhatarpur India Strangulation
Forensic nursing April 2018
Presenter at WHO Rural Health in New Delhi India Forensic nursing

March 2018

Presenter at the 40th California Sexual Assault Investigator Association . Topic Genial Dermatoses that mimic genital trauma

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City 1990-present
Clinical instruction of student nurses, student midwives, and student nurse practitioners in outpatient clinic and labor delivery.

University of California Los Angeles 2007-present Clinical teaching Year 2 OB/GYN residents.

University of Southern California 2007-present
Clinical teaching of Year 3 OB/GYN residents in labor and delivery.

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles 1994-2001
Clinical instructor for OB/GYN and family practice residents and student nurse practitioners in OB/GYN outpatient clinic. Including colposcopy and gynecological management.

Blacktown Hospital School of Midwifery 1980-1982 Clinical and didactic teaching of pupil midwives.

MEMBERSHIPS:

International Society for Study of VulvaVaginal Disease American College of Nurse Midwives 1990 to present

International Association of Forensic Nurses 2012 to present

California Nurse Midwives Association 2009 to present

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