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SANE Forensic Domestic Violence Elder Abuse Nurse Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Board Certified Advanced Forensic Nurse, Board Certified Adult Adolescent SANE Nurse, Forensic Nursing, Sexual Assault Nursing Expert, Sex Assault Response Team, SART, Federal, Military, State, Forensic Nursing Policies, Procedures, Standard of Care, Standards of Practice, Strangulation, Forensic Wound Identification, Forensic Wound Analysis, Physical Assault, DUI, Interpersonal Violence, Domestic Abuse, Elder Abuse, Sexual Assault, Legal Nurse Consulting, Forensic Cases

EDUCATION

  • 2011 Master of Science, Nursing – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Madison, WI
  • 1998 Bachelor of Science, Nursing – OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, Norfolk, VA

LICENSURE

  • Licensed Registered Nurse, Texas,

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • International Association of Forensic Nursing- 2017 – Present
  • Advanced Forensic Nurse
  • Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- 2012 – Present
  • American Nursing Credentialing Center
  • Nursing Professional Development-2012 – 2017
  • US Navy Master Training Specialist-2003

AFFILIATIONS

  • International Association of Forensic Nurses, Member–2011 – Present
  • Commission on Forensic Nursing Certification, Vice-Chair–2017 – Present
  • Commission on Forensic Nursing Certification, Elected Commissioner–2014 – Present
  • American Psychology – Law Society, Member–2014 – Present
  • International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, Member–2014 – Present
  • Association for Nursing Professional Development, Member–2015 – Present
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Member–2015 – Present
  • The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases, Member–2017 – Present
  • Cold Case Consulting Committee – Appointed Member–2017 – Present
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Associate Member–2018 – Present
  • Academy of Forensic Nurses, Charter Member–2018– Present
  • Education Committee, Member–2018– Present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

OWNER FORENSIC HEALTHCARE CONSULTING–June 2016 – Present

MEDICAL LEGAL CONSULTANT/EXPERT WITNESS

2013 – Present
Provide forensic healthcare consulting on cases with medical issues/injuries. Analyze the forensic relevance of the injuries and medical issues pertinent to criminal cases. Have been qualified as an expert witness.

Forensic Consultant/ Expert Witness/ Educator providing services nationwide in the following areas:

Sexual Assault / Abuse / Neglect

  • Adult
  • Adolescent
  • Pediatric
  • Elderly* Any case with medical issues

Trauma

  • Assault / Battery
  • Stabbing / Gunshot Wounds
  • Strangulation
  • Personal Injury / Auto Accidents
  • Accidental Death / Homicide

Other

  • Alcohol / DUI Offenses
  • Drug Offenses

METHODIST SPECIALTY TRANSPLANT HOSPITAL

March 2018 — Present
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY

February 2017 – March 2018
Faculty, BSN Program

NAVY MEDICINE EDUCATION AND TRAINING, FORT SAM HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sexual Assault Subject Matter Expert
January 2016 – March 2017

ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT CENTER & SCHOOL, FORT SAM HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO, TX
Faculty, Joint Forces Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner (SAMFE) Training
March 2016 – March 2017

NAVAL HOSPITAL, SIGONELLA ITALY
Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Program Manager
January 2013 – December 2015

Domestic Violence Program Coordinator
December 2014 – December 2015

Director for Administration
October 2014 – February 2015

Department Head, Staff Education & Training
January 2013 – July 2014

Command and Nursing Collateral Duties/Committee involvement: Chair, Patient and Family Education; Command
Inspector General Inspection Team Leader; Director, Middle Manager Leadership Development Symposium; Lean Six Sigma Project Facilitator; Executive Council of Nurses: Member; NC Strategic
Working Group, Member

NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER PORTSMOUTH
Lead Forensic Nurse Examiner/Assistant Forensic Health Program Manager
April 2011– November 2012

Interim/Associate Department Head, Staff Education & Training
October 2010 – November 2012

Division Officer, Professional Development, Staff Education & Training
January 2010 – November 2012

Command and Nursing Collateral Duties/Committee involvement: Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt, Project Facilitator; Command Medical Education Strategic Pillar, Member; Nursing Staff Development
Committee; Nursing Basic Leadership Course Developer; Education Process Consultant; Joint Commission-Human Resources Champion; Nursing Policy Committee, Member, Working Group Leader

NAVAL HOSPITAL, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
Head, Staff Education & Training
October 2008 – December 2009

Manager, Family Medicine Clinic
July 2008 – October 2008

Command and Nursing Collateral Duties/Committee involvement: Executive Council of Nursing Services; Patient Safety; Joint Commission; Controlled Substance Inventory Board; Command Training
Team, Chair; Command Assessment Team; Periodic Performance Review Group, Performance Improvement Nurse Advisor; 2009 Strategic Goal, Team Leader/LSS Green Belt Team Facilitator; Command
Inspector General Representative

NAVAL HOSPITAL CORPS SCHOOL, GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS
Curriculum Development Officer
October 2005 – July 2006

Head, Educational Support Services Department
April 2005 – October 2005

Division Officer, Academics
September 2003 – April 2005

Command Collateral Duties/Committee involvement: HIPAA Team Facilitator; Strategic Goal Team, Member; Curriculum Advisory Board, Chair; Command Training Team, Chair; Navy Medicine and
Education and Training Professional Development Strategic Goal Team, Member; Command Community Service Coordinator.

NAVAL HOSPITAL, OKINAWA, JAPAN
Charge and Staff RN, Ambulatory Care Unit
September 2002 – July 2003

Staff RN, Maternal/Infant Care Unit
August 2001 – September 2002

NAVAL HOSPITAL, 29 PALMS, CALIFORNIA
Staff RN, Multi Service Unit
May 1998 – July 2001

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
COMMITTEE/TASKFORCE INVOLVEMENT

  • Forensic Nursing E-Book Co-Author/Contributor, Academy of Forensic Nursing-2018 — Present
  • Forensic Nursing Podcast Asst. Coordinator, Academy of Forensic Nursing 2018 — Present
  • The Training Institute on Strangulation National Working Group–November 2016 – Present
  • DoD Inter-Service Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Curriculum Development–May 2016 – January 2017
  • Organization of Scientific Area, Crime Scene Investigation Subcommittee–April 2016 – Present
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • Strangulation Taskforce–2015 – 2016
  • Education Co-Planner–2013 – 2015
  • Educational Council, Member–2012 – 2013
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Accreditation Appraiser–2012 – 2017

FORENSIC HEALTHCARE EDUCATOR

  • Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center–January 2018 – Present-Trainer
  • Faculty, Joint Forces SAMFE Training (80 hour course) Fort Sam Houston March 2016 – March 2017

Curriculum Development/Delivery:

Navy Medical First Responder Computer-based Training Subject Matter Expert 2016
Introduction to Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (40 hour course)
USNH Sigonella, Italy 2013 – 2015
USNH Rota, Spain 2013
USNH Naples, Italy 2013
USAF Aviano Medical Center 2014
Introduction to Domestic Violence Forensic Examination (9 hour course)
USNH Sigonella, Italy 2015
Naval Criminal Investigative Division Introductory Training: Introduction to Sexual Assault Forensic Examination, Preserving Evidence at a Sexual Assault Crime Scene – Didactic (4 hour course) 2015

Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Mobile Training Team–June 2015 – January 2017
US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy
US Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy
Branch Health Clinic Bahrain / Sixth Fleet Medical Assets, Kingdom of Bahrain
Role III Military Medical Facility, Kandahar, Afghanistan
USAF Aviano Medical Center, Aviano, Italy
USN Fleet Forces Training, San Antonio, Texas

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