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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Nursing, SANE-P, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Speculum/ Anoscope Exams, Convalescent Care Nursing,

EXPERT 3585

San Diego

Employment

May 2108-Present- Consulting
Registered Nurse, Certified Sexual Assault Examiner
Owner/CEO: Independent Forensic Services LLC
October 2006-May 2017 – Full management of Independent Forensic Services LLC from start – up 10-01-06 to present, serving law enforcement agencies for Southern San Diego County, including San Diego City, Chula Vista, El Cajon, La Mesa, National City, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, UCSD, USD and Donovan State Prison.

1998-2006 – Coordinator/Manager of Promise Hospital (Last name of facility). I managed and trained both Sexual Assault Forensic Nurses and Suspect Examiners. I reviewed each exam and directed monthly staff/peer review meetings.

1994- 2017 – Forensic Sexual Assault Examiner. I perform physical/psychological assessments, collect and document physical and laboratory evidence, provide information and referrals to patients and present expert testimony in court. Since successfully completing the course and passing the required exam and preceptorship in 1994 and educational credits, I have performed over 2000 Medical-Legal exams including vaginal, anal, and oral. My clients range from 14 to adult/elder, females and males, victims and suspects. I have served as an Expert Witness for San Diego Superior and Municipal Courts as well as Military and Civil.

SKILLS:

  • Speculum/Anoscope exams
  • Blood/Urine collection
  • Physical/Psychological assessment
  • Collection, Documentation, Preserving, and impounding of evidence
  • Leadership/Management, Training
  • Multi-Cultural competence
  • Expert Witness
  • 1988- 1994 – Registered Nurse: Medical/Surgical Unit, Coma Unit, Eye Surgery
  • 1987-1988 – Registered Nurse: Convalescent Care
  • 1984-1985 – Registered Nurse: Medical/Surgical Unit, Pediatric Unit, ICU and Step-Down Units
  • 1970-1985 – Clerk/Manger of Anesthesia Billing Department

Education

  • Registered Nurse
  • Graduated Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ, Associate Degree in Nursing 1984
  • Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Adult/Adolescent SANE-A, April 2002 Recertified, 2006,2009,2012
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Course
  • Pomerado Hospital, Pomerado Ca. 1994
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses, Scientific Assemblies
  • California Sexual Assault Investigators Associations Spring and Fall Trainings 2005,2006,2007,2012, on going.
  • San Diego Police Department Sex Crime Unit Training
  • Nursing Management and Leadership
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Sexual Assault Evidentiary Examination Training
  • Sexual Assault Examiner Training, California Medical Training Center
  • Preparing and Surviving Courtroom Testimony
  • Evidentiary Exam of the Victim of Rape/Homicide
  • Introduction to Medico-Legal Death Investigation, A Nursing Internship
  • Advanced Practice for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
  • California District Attorneys Association: Elder Abuse Symposium
  • Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Forensic Photography: Diagnosis, Management, and Forensic Photography
  • Sex Crimes: Victim Impact, Interview Skills
  • Forensic Nursing Delegation to China
  • Violence in the World of Our Youth
  • Making a Difference, Community Conference
  • Forensic Digital Photography Basic Training Seminar
  • Medico-Legal Investigation of Death, Wayne State University National SART Training Conference
  • Forensic Science Delegation To South Africa
  • Southern California Chapter IAFN Business and educational meetings, ongoing
  • California Homicide Investigators Conference
  • The 2006 IAFN Regional Symposium, A Case Study
  • 26th Annual UC Davis Child Abuse and Neglect Conference
  • The Sexually Violent Offender, 2007
  • EVAWI: International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking
  • Successfully Investigating and Prosecuting Non-Stranger Sexual Assault, 2011
  • Forensic Photography Symposium
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Form Cal EMA 923 Revision Meeting
  • SART Summit

Professional Associations and Activities past and present

  • International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • Southern California Chapter, International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • President 2008-2009
  • California Sexual Assault Investigators Association
  • California Homicide Investigators Association
  • Member: San /Diego SART Systems Review Committee and Forensic/Medical Sub-Committee
  • Past Sub-Committee Chair Person
  • Past Main Committee Chair Person
  • Continuing Legal Education Instructor, Sexual Assault Prosecution Seminar
  • Faculty Sexual Assault Examiner Training, California Medical Training Center
  • Presenter, SART Training, Palomar Medical Center
  • Presenter, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Course
  • Speaker, RLSO Southwest Training Stand-Down, U.S.
  • Speaker, University of California, San Diego, Women’s Health Issues
  • Continuing Presenter, to San Diego Advocacy Agencies, CCCS.,CAST
  • Presenter, Scripps Trauma Course
  • Speaker at UCSD Emergency Medicine Residents
  • Contributor to GW Medical Publishing, “Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span, A Color Atlas”
  • California Public Defenders Association Seminar
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