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Mailing Address:  6755 Business Parkway, Ste 303, Elkridge, MD 21075

(p) 410-626-7805
(f) 410-626-7804
Email:  info@ForensicNurses.org

 
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Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P 

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

410-626-7805 ext 107

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Jennifer Pierce-Weeks serves as the interim Chief Executive Officer, overseeing all programming offered by the Association, including the annual conference and all grant-funded projects and programming. She was responsible for creating the Association's adult/adolescent and pediatric online SANE trainings and implementing the Online Learning Center. From 2015-2016, she served as Interim CEO for the International Association of Forensic Nurses. From 2016 -2017, she served as Chief Operations Officer.  She brings nearly 30 years of nursing experience, focusing on forensic nursing since 1995.

 

Jennifer presents nationally and internationally on a variety of forensic nursing related topics, including sexual assault and abuse, intimate partner violence, strangulation, child maltreatment and program management and sustainability. In addition, Jennifer has written, edited and reviewed state-specific protocols and customized protocols for hospitals, journal articles, SARTs and tribal communities.  


 

 

 

Bonnie Barsa 
Project Manager - Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project

410-626-7805 ext 109

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Mrs. Barsa manages the Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project  (www.tribalforensichealthcare.org) which launched in March 2013.  The Indian Health Service (IHS) has funded the Association to develop, deliver, and evaluate in-person and web-based training related to the identification, collection, and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during the treatment of victims of sexual and domestic violence. 

 

Ms. Barsa has 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector which has focused on education and certification of professionals in various industries.

 


 

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Andrea Cavanagh

Operations Administrative Assistant

410-626-7805 ext 108 

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Ms. Cavanagh has provided administrative support to Association staff and projects since 2011. Since joining the organization full time in 2012, she has primarily focused on supporting the Certification program. Currently she supports a variety of education programs and activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with a concentration in accounting. After 5 years of accounting/finance experience, she expanded her education to include law enforcement and worked 7 years on the road with some undercover assignments and specialized task force work.

 


 

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Diane Daiber, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P 

Forensic Nursing Specialist

 410-626-7805 ext 114

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 As a Forensic Nursing Specialist, Ms. Daiber offers expert training and technical assistance to sexual assault forensic nurses and allied professionals. She works to strengthen the quality of medical forensic care through the development and delivery of quality education. A forensic nurse examiner with 35 years of nursing experience, including forensic nursing program development and sustainability under her management, Diane has been an integral member of Sexual Assault Response Teams in her community, the Ohio Attorney General Sexual Assault Response Training Team, a preferred trainer for Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, and the Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking. Additionally, she presents the Association's Adolescent/Adult and Pediatric SANE courses, and lectures globally on a variety of forensic nursing related topics.

 


 


 

Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P 

Forensic Nursing Director

410-626-7805 ext 103

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Mrs. Day serves as the Forensic Nursing Director, providing content expertise and leadership on issues of Forensic Nursing Practice, Policy and Protocol.  She continues to be the lead Technical Assistance provider for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Technical Assistance (SAFE-TA) Project that is funded by the US Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. A forensic nurse examiner with 33 years of nursing experience—as well as program development and coordination expertise—Mrs. Day consults on all aspects related to the medical forensic examination in sexual assault cases, training standards, and the SAFEta.org website. In collaboration with expert faculty, Ms. Day has developed and delivers two-day multidisciplinary Regional Training for Communities that seek to create or improve medical forensic examination protocols.


Kim presents nationally and internationally on a variety of forensic nursing related topics, including sexual assault and abuse, intimate partner violence, strangulation, child maltreatment and program management and sustainability. In addition, she has written, edited and reviewed state-specific protocols and customized protocols for hospitals, journal articles, SARTs and tribal communities.  


 


 

Carol Dunn, CMP

Meetings and Event Planner

 

410-626-7805 ext 104

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Serving as the Meetings and Event Planner for the Association, Mrs. Dunn coordinates with the Planning Committee to organize the Scientific Assembly, manages the logistics related to the Assembly, and arranges meetings and live events hosted by the Association.

 


 


 

Dreama Kirby

HR and Finance Coordinator

 410-626-7805 ext 110

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Mrs. Kirby brings over 15 years of accounting, HR and customer service experience to her role as HR and Finance Coordinator. She began working with the Association in 2013, before joining the organization full time in 2014. If you have questions about the Marketplace, general finance inquiries, or overall office operations, Dreama is eager to assist.

 


 

 

 

Kathleen Maguire, BSN, BS, JD, RN 

Certification Director 

410-626-7805 ext 106

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Kathleen Maguire serves as the Director for the Association's certification program (e.g., SANE-A; SANE-P; and in collaboration with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), AFN-BC via portfolio).  

 

Immediately prior to joining IAFN, Ms. Maguire had worked at ANCC as a Senior Editor--the only nurse in the department responsible for developing professional certification examinations for 36 different nursing specialties. Ms. Maguire began her career as a neuroscience research nurse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), While at NIH, Ms. Maguire decided to obtain a law degree from Georgetown University, where she was hired upon graduation as a legal researcher, writer, and editor.

In addition to her full-time work addressing any and all issues related to forensic nursing certification, she has served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Forensic Nursing and as the co-editor of the Core Curriculum for Forensic Nursing.


 

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Kim Nash, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Forensic Nursing Specialist

410-626-7805 ext 117

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Kim Nash serves as a Forensic Nursing Specialist, providing training and technical assistance. Ms. Nash has been a practicing registered nurse for 19 years. She has made her impact in the field worldwide. At the local level, she has been a practicing SANE in Colorado Springs, CO. She is also a Colorado state SANE/SAFE Project Trainer. Nationally, her involvement includes teaching on issues ranging from sexual violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and strangulation. In 2012, she was one of two forensic nurse consultants for an IAFN/USAID project in Swaziland, Africa, mentoring local health care professionals in the care of pediatric rape patients with an emphasis on the prevention of HIV. 

Ms. Nash has been a highly involved member of IAFN, serving on the IAFN Board of Directors as Secretary (2012-2014), as a Past President of the Colorado Chapter of IAFN (2011), and as a consultant on a number of IAFN projects.

 


 

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Marisa Raso

Membership Director

410-626-7805 ext 101

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Mrs. Raso brings more than 16 years of association experience including client/member recruitment, service, and retention, chapter relations, public speaking, strategic planning, and process discovery.   As the Association's Membership Director, Mrs. Raso is available to assist with all member-related questions including the member database, Member Community, chapter relations, the weekly Forensic Nurses News newsletter, Career Center and VoterVoice. Marisa is also a U.S.Navy veteran.

 


 

 

Stacy Robertson 

Finance Director


410-626-7805 ext 100

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Since joining the Association in 2006, Ms. Robertson has worn many hats.  As one of only three employees in the Association's early years, Ms. Robertson has done everything from answering the phone to managing the store to staffing the registration desk at the annual conference.  In her current role as Finance Director, you're most likely to find her chasing down credit card receipts or triple checking our daily ledger to make sure the Association's finances are in order.

 


 

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Ecoee Rooney, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Continuing Education Manager

410-626-7805 ext 116

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Ecoee Rooney serves as the Continuing Education Manager, working to maintain the Association’s ANCC activities. Ms. Rooney has worked in Nursing Professional Development since 2002, and has worked with victims of crime from 2000-2013 in the role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Adult/Adolescent), with victims of trauma since 1999 as an Emergency Department Nurse, and with people with disabilities from 1996-2009.

Ms. Rooney served as the Chair for the Rape Crisis Network of New Orleans from 2005 - 2007 and was instrumental in serving to reconnect and rebuild sexual assault forensic services and networks in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She has been a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses since 2000 and has served in numerous roles supporting the organization from Awards Committee Chair to webinar speaker and consultant.




 

Sarah Tucker

Online Learning and Technology Director

410-626-7805 ext 105

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Ms. Tucker manages the Association's Online Education and Technology. She has been with the Association since 2012, first managing the SANE Sustainability Project and later managing the Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project.  Ms. Tucker has 17 years of experience in the domestic violence/sexual assault field, including more than a decade providing training, technical assistance, and advocacy in the US and internationally.  She has written several journal articles and delivered Congressional testimony on the use of technology to perpetrate violence against women.  



   
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Amy Valentine

Operations Administrative Assistant

410-626-7805 ext 115

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Amy Valentine contributes to a variety of projects at the Association as an Operations Administrative Assistant. Ms. Valentine has over 20 years of experience in administration, finance, and customer service. 

Over the past 15 years she provided administrative support to the Emergency Department and then the Neonatal Intensive Care units at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD.

 

 

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