Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse Child Abuse Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Acute Care Pediatrics Primary Care Pediatrics, Child Abuse Physical, Sexual, Neglect and Medical Neglect, Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU), School Health Nursing, Qualified as an Expert Witness in Child Abuse


1994 – The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing

1998 – The University of Alabama at Birmingham Master’s of Science in Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program of Study


Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse – Tennessee Board of Nursing Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse – Georgia Board of Nursing


Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) 1998-present

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) 2006-present Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric RN Experience:

1995-1999    Children’s Hospital
Birmingham, AL
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

1994-1995    Children’s Hospital
Birmingham, AL
Staff Nurse – Infant/Toddler Unit

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Experience:

2/2013-present    Ringgold Pediatrics
Ringgold, Georgia Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
*Primary Care Pediatrics

2011-2012    LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center
Memphis, TN
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
*Rounding and total patient care of pediatric patients
in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU).

2008- 2010        Jackson Madison County School System Jackson, TN
Special Education Nursing Coordinator
*Case management for students with special needs
*Supervisor of LPNs providing patient care

2005 – 2007    Help A Child
Child Protection Team St. Petersburg, FL
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
*Inpatient and outpatient child abuse exams
*Foster care well child check ups
*Medical Records Review and Court Testimony

2003-2005    Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, KY
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
*Rounding on Transitional Care Unit patients
*Procedures and sedation for ICU level patients
*Inpatient Sedation Service – Conscious sedation

2000-2002    Bownes Children’s Clinic
Cullman, AL
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
*Primary Care Pediatrics, inpatient and newborn rounds