SANE Adult & Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Certified Family Nurse Practitoner, Emergency Room, SANE, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Pediatric & Adult

EDUCATION

South University 2017
Masters in Science and Nursing (MSN)
Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Honors Sigma Theta Tau International

Western Governors University 2015
Bachelors in Science and Nursing (BSN)
Honors Society Member
Salt Lake City, UT

Richland Community College
Associates in Applied Science and Nursing (AAS) 2004
Honors Phi Theta Kappa 2003-2004
Decatur, IL
Decatur Area School of Practical Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurse 2000
Decatur, IL
Decatur Public School
H.S. Diploma 1997
Decatur, IL

EXPERIENCE

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER 2017-CURRENT
Community Healthy Systems, Inc
Fallbrook, CA
Provide primary medical care to underserved populations of all ages.

FORENSIC NURSE CONSULTANT 08/16-CURRENT
Consolidated Consultants
Chula Vista, CA
Independent consultant for expert testimony in cases of sexual and physical abuse of adults and children. Review reports and photo documentation and render and opinion regarding the findings.

SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM 03/2012-11/2017
Rancho Springs Medical Center
Murrieta Ca
Program Coordinator of Forensic Nursing Program (Including but not limited to): Recruitment and hiring of Forensic Nurses, scheduling and education. Collaboration with Law Enforcement and local Rape Crisis Advocacy to ensure best patient practices. Coordinate budgets, supply ordering, contracts with local police agencies, medical follow up and rape crisis.
Coordinate Multi-Disciplinary Team monthly meetings within Southwest Riverside County
Built and maintain all operations for satellite Sexual Assault Response Team program at Hemet Valley Medical Center, Hemet CA (May 2015)
As part of the team I perform exams on survivors of sexual assault and molestation including evidence collection, forensic photography and interview, provide expert witness testimony as needed

CONTRACT STAFF NURSE, CAMP PENDLETON NAVAL HOSPTIAL 02/2012-10/2015
Oceanside Ca
Provide primary care to an assigned group of patients of all ages on the Multi-Service Ward and Emergency Department

EMERGENCY ROOM REGISTERED NURSE

Decatur Memorial Hospital
Decatur IL 2004-2012
Care for a diverse population of all ages and medical issues, including Sexual Assault
Rancho Springs Medical Center Emergency Department 2012- Current

SEXUAL ASSAULT COORDINATOR

Decatur Memorial Hospital Decatur IL 2009-2012
Coordinated the operations of up to 5 Sexual Assault Nurse examiners in an Emergency Care setting // Established bi-monthly SANE meetings //
Performed Case Review on all SANE cases // Maintained a locked secure room for SANE equipment, charts, and photographs // Collaborated with local Law Enforcement and Advocacy, court testimony

MACON COUNTY SEXUAL ASSULT RESPONSE TEAM COORDINATOR 2009-2012
MACON COUNTY, IL
Coordinated a community meeting bi-monthly to address the concerns of Sexual Assault
Encouraged Team Building and relationship building. Members included States Attorney, Advocacy, Child Protective Services, Police, Detectives, Crime Lab, Domestic Violence, and Victim Witness

SANE PEDIATRIC TRAINING November 2014
Murrieta, CA
40 hour-Didactic course of the care of Pediatric Sexual Assault Victims <12 years old

SANE PEDIATRIC TRAINING
Bloomington, IL April – 2010
24-hour Didactic course on the Care of Pediatric Sexual Assault Victims <13yrs old

SANE ADULT TRAINING
Peoria, IL May – 2009
40-hour Didactic course on the Care of Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims >13yrs old

EMERGENCY ROOM LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 2001-2004
Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur IL
Assumed care of a variety of patients with wide range of health problems // Assisted RN with Sexual Assault patients

MEMBERSHIPS

  • IAFN (International Association of Forensic Nurses)
  • ENA (Emergency Nurses Association)
  • CSAIA (California Sexual Assault Investigators Association)

SEMINAR ATTENDENCE

  • Medical Aspects of Child Abuse Investigations April 2010
  • Overcoming Challenges to Successfully Investigate & Prosecute Sexual Assault Training May 2010
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children June 2010
  • ADVANCED SANE Course September 2010
  • Legal Update on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking October 20108th
  • Annual SANE Seminar November 2010
  • Pediatric Case Review Training June 2011
  • Complex Issues in Child Abuse Investigations June 2011
  • End Violence Against Women International Conference April 2012
  • Anti-Human Trafficking 101 October 2012
  • Maintaining the Chain of Evidence, Forensics, and Duties of a Coroner November 2012
  • CSAIA 2013
  • Spring Conference March 2013RCRMC
  • SART Conference- Moreno Valley CA April 2013SART
  • Summit CCFMTC August 2013CSAIA
  • Update November 2013CSAIA 2014 S
  • pring Conference March 2014Annual
  • SART Conference RCRMC April 2014
  • Child Abuse Findings Update September 2014
  • Homelessness and Sexual Assault in Teens Update September 2014CSAIA 2015
  • Spring Conference March 2015RCRMC SART
  • Conference April 2015CSAIA 2016
  • Spring Conference March 2016RCRMC
  • SART Conference April 2016CCFMTC
  • Forensic Photography May 2016

AWARDS

  • Outstanding Community Outreach for Sexual Assault 2011 – 2011
  • SART Nurse of the Year 2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Decatur Police Department
    SANE 2010-2011
  • In-service at roll-call to local law enforcement about SANE services how to handle a victim of rape
  • Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center 2009-2011
    SANE
  • In-service to new volunteer advocates regarding hospital expectations and SANE role in caring for victims of sexual assault
  • Seminars to local Law Enforcement, First Responders, EMS and California Highway Patrol 2012- current
  • Annual In-service at briefings for local Riverside Sheriff Office, Murrieta PD, and Hemet PD 2013-current
  • Presenter to the Riverside County District Attorney’s office 2014
  • Outreach to local Emergency Departments and Walk-In Clinics 2013 to current
  • Mt. San Jacinto Community College- Annual all school in-service 2013, 2015, 2016

Licenses

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, 2107
    California
  • PHN (Public Health Nurse) 2015-current
    California
  • RN, 2011-Present
    California

Certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • CPR
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse)
  • Conscious Sedation Administration Competent
  • Advanced Drug Competency
  • SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) (Adult/Pediatrics)
  • NIHSS Certified
  • Staff Nurse III
  • Triage

SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATIONS

  • Performed >500 exams on victims ages 12 and older and 50+ Pediatric exams 2012-current
  • Performed 200+ exams on victims all ages 2004-2012
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